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


Ariele Alasko is a woodworker based in New York.
She as a refreshing way to work with patterns in wood.
Take a look on her instagram and her blog.

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 more!

Gesa in the Esprit Campaign Fall 2014

The Esprit Fall Campaign with Gesa came out, the whole idea is to show women who are passionate by what they do reather than models. You can read the whole story on the Esprit Website. Malin Elmlid is in the campaign, too. We will post about her, she is amazing!

February 26, 2014


Bread from Scratch’ by Mirko Ihrig is a reaction to the fact that many people don’t know how food is made anymore. Fast foods and other kinds of processed industrial foods determine our daily life. Affected by our food system and our eating behaviour the knowledge of basic food production slowly disappears. Bread is one of our oldest foods and even today it is the most essential and universal one.

Bread from Scratch’ is a collection of six objects that are symbolic yet functional and in each case represent a stage in the process of bread baking. The collectionconsists of a mill to grind flour from grains, a jar to cultivate sourdough, a bowl to mix the ingredients, a board to knead the dough, a paddle to handle the loaves and an oven to bake the bread. By designing the objects and visualizing the process of baking, this project raises awareness to make people rethink what they eat, encourage them to produce foods them self and provoke discussions about food production, food consumption and eating behaviour.

November 14, 2013


It's starting to get really cold, we are already looking forward to drink glogg after finishing a day at the woodshop... Here are our favourites of blankets for the winter evenings :

The Mina Blanket from Folklore

Chevy Throw, 100% Merino Lambswool woven in Lancashire from Folklore.

Jacob Chevron Stripe Blanket, SCP

Pendleton Blanket from Madewell

US Navy Blanket from Schoolhouse Electric

Dash Spread, from Folklore



We love the Redesign of the Hobbit bookcover by Adam Busby


November 12, 2013


The Nespr**** Machine finally stopped working and in the desperate need of coffein we switched back to the old kind of brewing coffee... with the V60 of Hario. And it was so much better! So much that we decided to do a new collaboration for Hario in building a wooden stand for it.

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!

Ramon Zangger
Surtuor 12


August 9, 2013

La Boite Concept X Providence

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


We love Chelsea Miller Knives made out high carbon steel repurposed from discarded files and tools.

Want one of these beautiful handmade knives ? Check out here.


July 8, 2013

Marine Rope Rug by Christien Meindertsma

Flax Rug was designed by Christien Meindertsma who graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2003. Her work has been exhibited all over the world and is part of the permanent collections of the Victoria Albert Museum London, MoMA New York and Textiel Museum Tilburg. You can order it at Merchant N4


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


It's been long since I've seen something as beautiful as Nikolas Kerl's Coatrack Charles! It's so hard to find Coatracks! And this one is the most beautiful one we have ever seen! You can order directly from him, but there is an additional tax for switzerland.


May 23, 2013


– Verlyn Klinkenborg

Artist and sculptor Bryan Nash Gill knows where heat comes from, and more than that, he knows good oak (and ash, and cedar).
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.