to the artists, designers and craftspeople who think I call their work kitsch... this is NOT the case, it refers to my own work

Mar 30, 2010

Keld Moseholm - bronze & granite

An intriguing permanent(?) exhibition in front of the hotel - and in the restaurant - where we stayed for four days in Copenhagen.  The more we saw these endearing figures, the more we grew fond of them and started to invent stories.

Catch me


Female Dancers

On the Staircase

And one of my favorites here as the rain has added an extra feature to the sculpture.

Rolling Pin

Mar 27, 2010

Designer Zoo - pure Danish

Dzoo is a working design store in Copenhagen based on a community of 8 designers with their studios right next to the shop.  This is what makes this place so interesting.  Almost everything is made right here.

Furniture, jewelry, knitwear, glass, ceramics by Danish designers.

A great variety of colours is available for the 'homemade' tables.

Beautiful knitwear in great colours and lovely textures made right here.

Designer Catherine Kahrs at work in her studio behind the shop. 

A piece almost ready.

Worth while a visit when in Copenhagen.

Mar 26, 2010

Normann design

I finally got there after hours of walking through Copenhagen, I never take bus, taxi or subway, hence the blisters at the end of my stay. It was mentionned in a cityguide and it looked interesting, so here we are.  From the street it looks like a normal sized shop ... but the surprise lies in the back.  An old, well conserved Cinema Hall welcomes the latest designs from independant creators.

The room serves as a platform for great parties, fashion events, art exhibitions and other happenings.

In the center large stairs lead to the basement.

In the airy basement, clothing, shoes and more...

Submit your own design proposal by filling in the form on the site ... you never know where it can take you.
And they do have a blog too :

More Copenhagen in following and previous posts.

Mar 25, 2010

Tomas Saraceno - Biospheres


Biosperes is the term used by Saraceno for his floating, transparent globes.

The largest one is accessible to visitors, unfortunately not the day I went to the museum.

Saraceno, originally trained as an architect, attempts to create new relations between culture and nature.

Until April 5th 2010 at the Statens Museum for Kunst - Copenhagen, Denmark.
Click on Museum's link above for further information on other exhibiting artists, and then click on video the see and hear the artist's statement on his work.

Mar 24, 2010

a stroll through the parks

Walking crisscross through Copenhagen on a cold but sunny day.  
The very first spring flowers show up, earlier than where I live in Belgium!

The botanical garden with it's beautiful glasshouse.  Water still frozen, but what are these nice objects floating in the lake?

- breathing vessels meeting nature -

Anonymous artist.
UPDATE : The artist is Britt Smelvaer and here is a LINK - in Danish - to her work.  And here is her own site

Another park,  anonymous artist.

On my way I find a tree full with these ..., I wonder what it means.

Unusual but fun idea for a playground for small children.

Wondering if this is just graffitti or meant as an arty seat since I can't detect paint on the metal parts.

And you can't go to Copenhagen for the first time without paying a visit to her.

More Copenhagen in the coming days with stunning design shops, a funky art hotel, a local artist at work and ... even a jump over the border to Sweden.