Kitchen of the Week: A Finnish Foodie’s Handmade Oak with a Twist Kitchen

Photography by Natalia Salmela

The
cabinets are natural oak with oil finish and completely hand crafted in
Helsinki, Finland. They are 6 meters wide and the depth in 80cm making the
kitchen super roomy – Natalia claims there is still multiple empty drawers.

Check out more of Natalia’s great interior and recipes on her blog. Be aware, it’s all in Finnish.

Natural
terracotta tiles bring warmth to the 5m-tall-ceiling in 130 square meters loft,
where most walls are concrete. High above the kitchen on walls two ‘Ukkeli’
paintings are from local pop-artist Teemu Keisteri’s latest exhibition brings a
dose of bright colors into the natural color tone. Danish design also made it
into the kitchen with the two vintage Louis Poulsen wall lamps, a great
contrast to the classic Tolomeo lamps.

Natalia Salmela turner to young and talented Finnish wood artisan Juhan Mikone to create her new kitchen. Natalia run her own creative agency specialized in seasonal vegetables and have published a cookbook and has been seen cooking on Finnish national TV. She wanted to create her dream kitchen, which turned out exactly as she planned.

Ferm Living Just Launched Their Spring Collection – And It’s Good

Simplifying our homes is definitely something I am thinking about heading into this new decade. Unfortunately, not many of the new designs have hit the stores yet, give it a month or two —but in the meantime, just dive in some of all the great new pictures from their new catalogue that I have bookmarked:

It is all
about earthy tones and organic shapes meeting sculptural lines; solid, robust
forms are merged with soft, natural fittings with a lot of focus on honest
materials that are no more, and no less, than what they appear to be. Their new
desert lounging chair is the perfect proof, made out of recycled plastic
bottles.

Ferm Living is embracing the concept of ‘low living’ – many of their designs will bring you closer to the ground, inviting you to lean back, rest and connect to your surroundings on a new and deeper level.

Ferm Living would like you to see your home as your sanctuary. A place where your everyday routine meets big, defining moments, where celebrations and sacrifices share space with minor frustrations and significant moments of joy. It’s where life happens.

They have
created a range of new designs that will help you to build a home that’s
authentically and comfortably you. A home that encompasses all the delights and
contradictions of living in a modern world.