November 10, 2014
It's getting definately cold, and we had a Christmas Shooting for Elle coming up, so we decided to buy a reindeer hide. We have been following Jippi since they opened their pop up store last year :
Jippi means Hurray! or Victory! in Norsk – Its also a Paris-based brand founded by Siv Tone Kverneland, a Norvegian who moved to France in her twenties to study fashion. Jippi’s aim is to promote past and present Norwegian design and savoir-faire, using both natural and exclusive materials such as ceramics and leather. Their collection is amazing, try to stop by at their pop up store or e-shop.
October 2, 2014
September 29, 2014
Gesa met Malin on the shooting for the Esprit Campaign. Malin is the founder of "The Bread Exchange". Malin Elmlid was Head of Sales for the Danish cult fashion label Wood Wood, when she discovered her passion for baking. From then on out the born and raised Swede began to collect inspirations and recipes from bakers all over the planet. Without intending to, she created one of the most interesting Berlin food projects of recent years. Malin started to trade the breads she dind't need against anything that people would give her. A friend-of-a-friend of hers received a loaf in 2009 and as a thank you offered Elmlid a spare ticket to a concert by the Berlin Philharmonic. She started to wonder what else she might swap for bread. By now Malin and her bread travelled to countries like Afghanistan, her bread opened her the doors to families and their stories. Her book is designed in such a beautiful way, you have to read it. Go to Malin's website http://thebreadexchange.com/for more!
February 26, 2014
November 14, 2013
November 12, 2013
There are already some that where done by some amazing people, we are excited to bring our own one out. The coffee has nothing to do with bad espresso, it's changing our day.
Here is what you need :
August 13, 2013
While visiting Samedan and St. Moritz friends of us told us about Ramon Zangger, a woodatelier who is also responsible woodwork in Norman Foster's Chesa Future building. We stopped by at the atelier this morning and completly fell in love with the precision and the perfect regard to details of their furniture. The furniture seems so close to our way of thinking in the Hansen Family. Thomas Faller, the atelier master showed us around, he is doing some pieces on his own which are amazing. We are so thrilled to have met such a wonderful atelier and to see them working in such a great spirit. It's such a great place to stop by!
August 9, 2013
While we are stuck in paris, working on the new shopconcept for "La boite Concept", an amazing hifi system, our client teamed up with our friends from Providence in Guethary, to build a special edition version. We are awfully jealous and would have loved to be there! Bravo Antoine, Seb & Timothé !
We can't help ourselves, it always feels weird to see a surfshop in a city like paris, at least
2 hours away from the next wave. And it always makes you wonder if those you hang out
in these stores are real surfers or just nicely dressed hipsters who will not last 2 seconds on
a board. But Cuisse de grenouille is a beautiful spot, made by a young architect who tried
to rebuild a wooden wave inside the shops architecture. A simple and stunning idea, filled
up by beautiful objects and books by the team of Cuisse de grenouille.
Maybe you just need a place to dream of good waves, especially when you stuck with work
in the city, while your frends are already riding the waves in Hossegor.
Cuisse de Grenouille
5 rue Froissart, 75003 Paris
July 13, 2013
July 8, 2013
June 25, 2013
We just discovered the new textiles of New York based Zak Profera, inspired by Japanese textiles, Matahari trade cloth, and Moroccan carpets.The fabrics, which are printed in the US with water-based inks on Libeco linen from Belgium, are available directly from Zak+Fox.
May 24, 2013
May 23, 2013
Woodcut is a hardback book of his large scale relief prints made from the beautiful cuttings of salvaged dead or decaying wood. Born and raised in rural Connecticut, Gill has always taken inspiration from the New England countryside, but only started working with wood a few years ago while building his art studio. The first prints he made came from the two-by-fours, four-by-fours and eight-by-eights that now make up his workshop walls. The beauty he created from these prints evolved, and eventually became a series of works on paper and the book.
May 1, 2013
In the issue 63 of May 2013, Monocle selected The Hansen Family in its Design Directory Top 25 and made a great interview of Gesa Hansen !
"German-Danish designer Gesa Hansen has transformed a personal legacy into a flourishing design business. Launched in 2009, The Hansen Family brings natural-grown oak to grandpa's workshop to produce a smart line of pared-down furnishing."
March 23, 2013
We love the first home lighting project of our friend Steven Harrington. Working with wood for the first time ever, Steven has turned the totem-like structures of his Remain in Balance series into three whimsical, anthropomorphic lamps.
"Remain In Balance" handmade wooden lamps are now available through Cases Studyo.