This past weekend, I attended the big FindersKeepers designers fair, hosted in the old Carlsberg city in Vesterbro. I’ve been to one of their pop-up stores last year, but this was no comparison - there were around 300 designers, entrepreneurs, and artists present last weekend to showcase their talents and products. We spent about two hours walking around the massive hall, admiring beautiful clothes, jewelry, furniture, and artwork. I wasn’t a fan of each and every single product, but I absolutely appreciate and respect all those people putting themselves out there and creating something. It’s all Danish and Scandinavian brands and designers, and it’s so refreshing to see all these new ideas, creativity, and passion. One of my favorite graphic designers, Michelle Carlslund, was also there, and I got to meet her in person, which was lovely - of course, I walked away with two new prints! But here are some of my other favorites from the design fair. Did you go to FindersKeepers? Share your favorites in the comments below!
This isn’t the first time I’ve come across these beautiful, handmade leather products, and every time I get all dreamy about those wonderfully stylish wooden shelves with leather hangers. They also have amazing, sleek, and elegant purses, card holders, laptop and iPad sleeves, and key chains. I want all of it, and I want it now! [Facebook - web]
I don’t know about you guys, but I could just keep on buying prints, drawings, paintings, etc. - but I’m kinda running out of space here! Too bad, because Morten Løfberg’s ball-point pen drawings of animals are adorable, quirky, and fun. My absolute favorite was the bear with the party hat (not in the picture, but if you check his website, it’s right up there on the top left). [Facebook - web]
Okay, okay, I’ll admit it, I LOVE PEARLS. They are pretty, okay?! And they are definitely not a grandma type of jewelry anymore, especially not if they are this beautifully designed. Timelessly chic and elegant - that’s Danish design right there! [Facebook - web]
As the name indicates, Wild Nature is a Copenhagen based design studio focusing on beautiful photographs of untouched nature scenes. The photos have incredible colors and are amazingly calming. I’m strongly considering to get one of them for the bedroom, maybe the one with the ocean above… So pretty! [Instagram - webshop]
Finderskeepers has a lot of pretty things, but it also has some really smart stuff in store. This is one of the cleverer ideas: a self-watering flower pot for kitchen herbs! If you’re anything like me, you love to use fresh kitchen herbs for your cooking (especially now in the spring/ summer, for salads, barbecue marinades, etc.), but you get tired of always having to throw out your fresh parsley, basil, and mint because it dies after three days. Usually, that has to do with wrong watering - too much or too little. These pots put the plant on a little pedestal, allowing the roots to reach for the water and take exactly what they need. We got ourselves one and there’s a little pot of chives in it now - I will report back on whether it actually survives longer! [Facebook - web]
Okay, I will admit that spring probably isn’t the best time to talk about warm and cuddly lambskins, but hey, it’s still Danish spring, if you know what I mean… These beautiful lambskins are not only as fuzzy and soft as a newborn bunny (which is about the fluffiest thing I can imagine), they are also sustainably produced from free range sheep AND, to top it all off, for every skin sold, they donate a warm sweater to a homeless person. I will definitely need one or two… or five… of these next fall! [Facebook - web]