30 Oct 2011

Copenhagen edulis: Coffee Collective at Torvehallerne

This is where most of my monthly coffee budget goes, to The Coffee Collective. They opened a location in Copenhagen's new market, Torvehallerne, where they have a one of a kind espresso machine from Kees van der Westen called 'Spirit'. But, I still prefer their cozier location on Jægersborggade.

The Coffee Collective

Torvehallerne, Hal 2, Israels Plads, Copenhagen

29 Oct 2011

Copenhagen edulis: Paté Paté

Paté Paté is where Tora and I spent numerous sunny afternoons this summer, sipping wine and (strong) beers. Situated in the middle of Vesterbro's Kødbyen (the old butchers' district), you can still see the charming old features in the interior and exterior. They carry a unique beer selection including one of my favorites from California (Lagunitas Brewing Company).

Paté Paté

Slagterboderne 1, København 1726

28 Oct 2011

A miniature Copenhagen

I was recently exploring the Vesterbro district of Copenhagen, while Tora was away visiting Quebec, and discovered this miniature Copenhagen. It is amazing I never noticed it before as I have been on the street so many times.

Absalonsgade 3
1658 København V

27 Oct 2011

Summer's last sunset

Here are a few photo's from our last summer-like day a few weeks back. Tora and I took a stroll around Christianshavn and then into Christania where there were lots of people taking in the festivities for its 40th birthday.

19 Oct 2011

Tal Uf Tal Ab, Robert Frank

Recently browsing one of my favorite London book sellers (Magma Books), I purchased a small photo collection titled Tal Uf Tal Ab by Robert Frank. He is well known for his lifetime in film and photography, including his infamous Rolling Stones tour documentary (link), his photo collection The Americans and work with the likes of Harper's Bazaar and Vogue.

To my surprise , I found in his biography that he chose to settle down in Mabou, Cape Breton Island (my home). In Tal Uf Tal Ab, he captures little bits of his life in Cape Breton and New York.

18 Oct 2011

The leaves that are green turn to brown

Sunday was a quiet day, but full of golden Autumn light. My morning started with a stroll through Frederiksberg Have:

with music that moved me:

..followed by a captivating book in a cozy cafe.

2 Oct 2011

Inspiration: Bottega Veneta + Tomas Maier

I have for some time been drawn to Bottega Veneta's aesthetique and was fascinated with creative director Tomas Maier when I first read an interview with him in The New Yorker earlier this year. Titled Just Have Less, Maier speaks about his change of direction for the brand since 2001, stripping away the unnecessary and creating an inconspicuous, logo-less appeal. I am particularly fond of the autumn/winter 2011/2012 campaign, rich colours and textures.

I can highly recommend Bottega Veneta's campaign collection titled The Art of Collaboration which showcases works by Palazzo Papadopoli, Annie Leibovitz and Lord Snowdon to name a few. This campaign was shot by Palazzo Papadopoli in Venice:

Photos from Bottega Veneta

1 Oct 2011