Tag Archives: Living

Hygge House

Found on Emma’s Blogg, photos via Dwell.

I’m absolutely in love with this former fishermen’s cottage! It’s located just outside of Copenhagen and was redesigned and turned into a hygge family home. “Hygge” is a Danish expression for “a feeling or mood that comes from taking genuine pleasure in making ordinary everyday things simply extraordinary; whether it’s using real lights on a Christmas tree or breaking out the good wine when friends come over,” writes Alex over at Hygge House. Doesn’t this expression fit the home perfectly?

This Week’s Joypick: “Staircase” by Danny Kuo


The Staircase shelving unit by Danny Kuo combines shelves with a pullout stair system in the bottom to easily access the upper shelves.

I’ve lived in tiny spaces throughout my life and love small living design.  As a kid I rearranged my room continuously, using shelves and curtains as room dividers to maximize space and turn one living area into multiple nooks and niches.

When I think back to that time, I remember that my mother and I were always in search for more storage space.  Many of the belongings we held so dear rarely came to use, but the notion persisted that there may come a day, when we would want or need them.  This pattern of holding on to things continued well into my twenties.

In 2005 I moved to the US with two suitcases, leaving everything else behind. Continue reading