Coffee Talk with Craftspeople featuring Tom Rossau

Whether they
start with something as humble and unadulterated as a piece of wood or a lump
of clay it is the notion of transformation during the process of crafting that
defines each piece of a crafted product. The raw material in the hands of a
skilled artisan is where the true potential lies and is in part what makes the outcome
so exciting. Again, I am releasing a new episode of my Coffee Talk with Craftspeople,
made in collaboration with Nespresso.

I’ll take
you through four episodes visiting four different, very talented, craftspeople.
I teamed up with Nespresso and meet each of the four
craftspeople taking a different coffee maker and new delightful and recyclable
coffee capsules.

Since 2004 award-winning, self-taught Danish designer Tom Rossau has been creating handmade lights from his workshop in Copenhagen. A purveyor of form, he has gained recognition for his veneer light collections worldwide.

I am in awe
of how he keeps creating amazing forms by manipulating the thin wooden veneer
into different shapes. The glow the finished lights gives are just perfect, it’s
very warm and welcoming. In this episode we get a look on how he works, how the
lamps are created and talk about why it is so important to keep creating
handcrafted made-in-Denmark design.

Paid partnership with Nespresso. Thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thanks for supporting collaborations that I am excited about and that have kept Bungalow5’s doors open.

all episodes are in Danish, but all with English subtitles, so just make sure
to activate it, when you hit play. Now, go make a cup of Nespresso, sit back
and enjoy. And please hit that like button and fell free to leave a comment. Thank

Picturesque Mid-Century Cabin With its own Private Riverfront

Story has
it that the two owners Karie Higgins and Lee Gibson got the house after deal fell
through with another buyer, so they swooped in and got working on the run-down
waterside cabin. They both come with a background in spatial design, so it was
pretty straight forward for the two to transform the 1963 cabin into what it is
today. It’s obvious that they are very influences with the Scandinavian style –
I spot items from Ikea – mixed with California casual.

I like to
check in and browse through Airbnb homes from time to time. Weird? Maybe,
but the best inspiration to me is really to see how other people live. I know
people just go to open houses for fun, but I can’t get myself to snoop around
IRL. Airbnb seems more legit to me.

Anyone else who suddenly fancy a cabin getaway to Oregon? The cabin can be booked via Airbnb and make sure to follow @rivercabaan.

Anyway. On a
recent scroll, I came across this picturesque mid-century cabin nestled in the
forest…with its own private riverfront! Surrounded by greenery, a magical
view of huge forest trees and 100 meters of private river frontage just one hour
from Portland. And just to make it even more perfect, it got the nicest
interior – every corner is just Instagram heaven.