Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Danish Design giveaway: #1 (CLOSED)


In order to give a proper good-bye to Denmark (in case you missed it, we're moving to America in two weeks!) and to thank you dear readers for reading this blog, I have some magical things lined up for you for the month of December. First, how about some giveaways?! I thought it would be nice to give away some wonderful home products by all Danish designers. OOOOO, can you take it?

I feel lucky to have lived in a country where design is second nature. I've learned that the Danes really value their homes and take pride in the things that occupy them. When you are invited into someone's home it is a big deal and they treat you very well. So, in honor of beautiful Danish design and the people that make it, I'll be having 4 giveaways during December. Denmark celebrates the advent season, in particular each advent Sunday, so I thought it was most appropriate to select a winner each advent Sunday. The first round starts today and the winner will be selected this Sunday, December 2nd.

I have some wonderful companies with awesome products lined up. Drum roll please...this week's giveaway is sponsored by some of my very favorites Ferm Living, At Hermans, Herb Lester, and Royal Copenhagen. A few of the items will be repeated each week but the rest will be unique.

1. Copenhagen poster &
2. wooden star ornament by Ferm Living
3. map of Copenhagen (ok, not a Danish designer, but it fits well, non?) by illustrator Matt Chase for Herb Lester (they have lovely maps of other cities too!)
4. Royal Copenhagen Elements thermal mug in coral
5. Beautiful wooden tray by Jørgen Høj from one of my fave shops, At Hermans (and they ship world wide!)

That's over a $250 value! 

TO ENTER! Head on over to Facebook and like The House That Lars Built page then tell me in a comment below what you love about Danish design. If you've already liked the FB page, score! But bonus points if you share the giveaway! Also, bonus points if you share in other places too like Twitter, Pinterest or your blog. Please leave your contact info so I can contact you to let you know you've won!

Winner will be selected Sunday, December 2nd so you have until Saturday, December 1st to enter. 

71 comments:

Nancy and Betty said...

Hi Brittany. Hope you're well. We love Denmark and totally fell for Copenhagen big time, it's our favourite city now. We were totally inspired by the design (particularly, Royal Copenhagen, Ferm and HAY), the people and the architecture. We'd love to bring some Denmark to England this Christmas. Thank you xx

Helena said...

I love the simple, clean aesthetic of Danish design!

Paige said...

I love all these Danish design pieces! I studied abroad in Denmark about 4 years ago and have carried some design elements with me now - mostly simplicity and clean lines in my apartment. My favorite most of all (is it design?) is use of candlelight! Always hygge here. Love the blog and good luck with the move!

Valori I. Perry said...

I love that they use white as a color to decorate. Everything has a clean and polished feel to it but doesn't error on the side of too put together or overtly matching.

the homesteady said...

i love danish design...so simple and classic. i spent time in copenhagen while in college + completely fell in love with the city, and the design i saw there especially. will share on twitter/pinterest too! thanks xx

Suzanna said...

This is my favorite giveaway ever. I love everything about Danish design! Clean lines, white everywhere!

joolee said...

i love the simple, classic, clean lines and motifs - their furniture especially!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

we're glad to have you back in the country :-) I love Danish design for it's whimsy!

Yelle said...

I liked you on FB! What I love about Danish design is how modern and contemporary everything is! So clean and classic!

Maria said...

I love the timelessness of Danish design. Danish design is equally at home in a modern loft in the city and a remote cabin in the woods.

Jess said...

I love that so many elements of Danish design (specifically its purposefulness) is totally timeless. The Danish pieces (furniture) my grandmother loves my mom and I love too. And, in a world of fads, there's something to be said for that.

Katie Parry said...

I love how white and bright their design is. I love color and Danish design definitely uses a lot of that!

Mette Glerup said...

Oh dear, oh dear ! Where to start, where to end ! I simply love the nordic feel, good solid materials and clean design vision <3

By the way.. What a way to celebrate christmas and moving back to America (in ONLY 2 weeks) :)

Kate said...

What a great giveaway idea! As an architecture student I am constantly inspired by Danish furniture and the architectural lines behind their design. Danish design never goes out of style; it's simply classic!

Kate

kalbee63 at hotmail dot com

MissMae said...

I love that its so modern and clean!

Katrina said...

I am completely in love with Danish design. So fresh and clean, with such fun pops of color! I really love the natural white look with a bright color for emphasis. Love it!

Tara Celeste said...

I love the simplicity of Danish design - the pieces can be integrated into any home!

Keri said...

I love the clean and simple design. I love the use of bright colors or the lack of color altogether. I love the use of animals and repeating patterns. I love it all! Thanks for sharing the great love with us!

keri.sedor at gmail dot com

nomadic gnome said...

Danish design is serene, thoughtful, simple and clean. This is such a wonderful giveaway! Best of luck with your move back to the States, right into the beast of the belly. ;)

Breeze Giannasio said...

Wonderful giveaway! Danish design lays the perfect palette for hygge. It reminds me of the quote: "Architecture is basically a container of something. I hope they will enjoy not so much the tea cup, but the tea." Danish design makes room for lots of yummy warm tea in my opinion and does away with anything extraneous. Go Danish design! Sharing this giveaway on my blog (www.breezegiannasio.com) as well as on Facebook. Go Brittany!

julie d. said...

good luck on your adventure moving back to america! i like your page on FB, and what i love about danish design is the clean lines and minimalism. great giveaway! sharing this on twitter too :)

fhh said...

danish design, simple. chic. makes you smile.

good luck with the move back to the US! what a fun new adventure.

zlb said...

I looooove the simplicity and wit of Danish design! my email is zbennion@gmail.com if I win! (pick me pick me!)

k. darter said...

Brittany! Although I haven't said much over the years, I've loved following your blog... especially since I studied abroad in Copenhagen for a year (at DIS). Thanks for sharing your Danish life with us, and best of luck to you with your move, I feel like you and Paul are moving on to the next big adventure. Can't wait to read about it :)
best,
katie

Kristina said...

what i love most about danish design is the simplicity and lightness of it!

Shey said...

I love Danish design because it's simple and functional. I follow in FB as Sheila Leal and my email is msheilaleal[at]gmail.com

Jessica said...

I like you on facebook, and I love the clean minimalistic style in their design.

jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

I shared on twitter.

https://twitter.com/jessrwarfield/status/274162624600621056

jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

Anne said...

I love that Danish design is so simple and fresh. I think the Danish aesthetic is the most perfect, ever.

Sandra Bøgh Zerahn said...

I like on facebook already :-)
I'm born and raised in Denmark, so I've always loved Danish design, from my grandparents furniture to the new things in your giveaway. It is simple, sophisticated and just beautiful.

meg said...

Danish design: For me it's about function AND beauty, with neither seeming to be compromised in any way. The perfect alchemy!

Have liked the FB page. Fingers crossed for this giveaway - such a fab prize! I sympathise with some of the things you mention about coming to live in DK as an outsider. It took me quite a few years to get into it, too.

Cordelia said...

Liked! I don't know if this counts as Danish design, but I love hygge and try to incorporate it in our apartment. Other than that, the use of natural elements and materials.

Chelsea said...

Oh my goodness, I love, love, love that Copenhagen poster. If I don't win this giveaway, I might have to buy one for myself anyhow...to remind me of my adopted country when I'm back home. So bittersweet to think that we're leaving! I'm also going to share on FB and Twitter :)

Hannahkin said...

I love the cleanliness of Danish design! it's something i'm so terrible at - my creativity just explodes everywhere and makes a mess, so i really aspire to getting a little more clean ;)

Hannahkin said...

oh, email! hannymcd@gmail.com
pinterest: hannykin
twitter: hannykin
shared on both :)

Kizi said...

it is all so lovely!

Tessa @ Lighting the World on Fire said...

Danish design is so chic. It is simple yet makes a bold impression. And the beautiful colors. This is a stunning first giveaway!

Tessa @ Lighting the World on Fire said...

shared it on my FB (from THTLB FB page).

Elena Rosa Brown said...

Hooray for this giveaway! I've just liked you on facebook

x Elena @ Randomly Happy

Elena Rosa Brown said...

I love the fact the clean-lines and unfussy-ness of Danish design. Pick up lots of it before you move!

x Elena @ Randomly Happy

Elena Rosa Brown said...

I've just shared this amazing giveaway on Pinterest!

x Elena @ Randomly Happy

Elena Rosa Brown said...

I've just shared this amazing giveaway on Twitter! So excited that I might win all this lovely stuff. Would definitely have to make sure I share the love with others :)

x Elena @ Randomly Happy

Karlene said...

I love Danish design because it always looks clean. There are clean lines, and bright colors (good light is absolutely the most important thing to me in a place to a live) like white. Danish design doesn't hide anything, but showcases things in it's simplicity. And it manages to do all of that without being cold, which is a pretty significant feat!

Jared said...

I love the simplicity of Danish design - basic lines, a minimalist approach, the simple use of wood and metal. Specifically, I love Danish Christmas decor. Trying to get a hold of some for my family, so we can start our own Danish-inspired Christmas traditions at home!

Cindy said...

Thank you for offering such beautiful and generous giveaways. Danish design has always put me at ease. I cannot explain why, but a Danish Modern home instantly makes me feel welcome and comfortable. It truly is a feeling of belonging as soon as I walk through the door.

Cindy Aiton
clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cindy said...

Shared on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/cindy.aiton/posts/119532011541370

Cindy Aiton
clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cindy said...

Tweeted - https://twitter.com/normawatson/status/274651211771297794

Cindy Aiton
clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cindy said...

Shared on Pinterest - http://pinterest.com/pin/250372060505724980/

Cindy Aiton
clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

Matte said...

I love danish design and I love your blog! I used to live in Copenhagen while getting my degree in architecture and I fell in love with the people and with the furniture and product design so much that I am now writing my masters thesis in industrial design on how influential danish design and culture have been in my own life. The element cup by Louise Campbell is one of my all time favorite contemporary interpretations of traditional danish design. Your blog has given me a lot of good insights to the creative living in denmark and i thank you for that! Good luck with your big move. you will miss denmark even more once you are gone...TRUST ME!!!
mattebnyberg@gmail.com

Rosalie Malham said...

What do I like about Danish design? What's not to like? It's all fab!

Crazygreen said...

Liked on Facebook! What I like the most about Danish design is the use they make of wood!

Crazygreen said...

I also shared the giveaway on Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/ninadidge.lacabanne/posts/495938830438017

By the way, I forgot to mention my email in the first coment : lacabanne(dot)nina(at)gmail(dot)com

Crazygreen said...

Also shared on Pinterest : http://pinterest.com/pin/399764904393031314/

lacabanne(dot)nina(at)gmail(dot)com

Jess said...

Shared on Pinterest! http://pinterest.com/pin/127719339404325414/

Jess said...

Liked you on Facebook as Jess C---e!

mikejessblog (at) gmail.com

Jess said...

And I tweeted :)

https://twitter.com/jessinmalta/status/274907740772655105

@jessinmalta

Nancy S said...

I fell in Denmark years ago when I studied there a semester. I love the clean and modern lines of Scandinavian design and have followed your blog for years! Thanks!

Juliette said...

I love that it's simple, but not basic design.

Martina said...

I love Danish design because of many things - hygge (it always feels 'personal' and cozy somehow!), the fact that it's always different (cheesy but true) and the fact that it's not afraid to use colours. So excited for this giveaway! xx

Anne said...

Danish Design is world famous and elegant. I'm loving it!

Next I'm clicking myself to FB and checking your page out. See you there! :)

Regards,
Anne
raksanne at gmail com

Æstetik said...

I liked you on FB :)
I do not really think of danish desig as "design", more as the things I was brought up with and like to have in my surroundings. I like it for being simple and easy to use, and (most often) reasonably affordable.

Jill said...

I love the simplicity of Danish design. When I visited a few years ago I noticed they used such rich woods and had a a lovely handcrafted vibe to them. Also that poster is bangin.

Lost In Cheeseland said...

I love the sleek lines and minimalism of Danish design - a nice contrast to the French!

Lost In Cheeseland said...

Also, I already like The House That Lars Built on Facebook!

Sarita Rajiv said...

TIMELESSNESS and SIMPLE ELEGANCE. That's what Danish design is to me and what I love about it.

Just moved to Copenhagen 8 months ago and it's a pleasure to have the opportunity to explore Danish design:-)

P.S: Just retweeted your post.

Girl_Industries said...

What I love about Danish design is that it's cheerful without being twee, and exudes warmth despite the use of bold, crisp whites.

Katy [at] girlindustries.com

Briana said...

I love how it is simple but elegant and has such a distinct point of view.

Tiffany said...

I love the timelessness of the design - the simplicity, elegance and use of white radiate calmness...which is something I aspire to create in my own home :)

I liked on fb and pinned to my pinterest account. Thank you!

Tiffany said...

I love the timelessness of Scandinavian design - the elegance, the simplicity, and the lack of clutter. To me, it exudes calmness and serenity....both of which I aspire to have within my own home.

I liked on fb and pinned to one of my pinterest boards.

Many many thanks :)

Anonymous said...

When will you draw the winner?
Kat

The House That Lars Built said...

in a bit! Thanks for keeping up!