HURRA! Danish Art + Design

Hurra Danish Pop Up Venice Abbot Kinney

They say that Abbot Kinney is the “coolest block in America” and with pop-ups like HURRA! I’d have to say that they actually may be onto something. The well-curated pop-up gallery and shop sprung up at the end of November, and while it was only supposed to stay through the end of 2013, HURRA! has extended their stay until the end of this month – hooray! The two brains behind the immaculate space filled with Danish art + design are Sharin Foo and Camilla Hjerl, a musician and graphic designer. Perhaps you’ve heard of the band The Ravonettes? Yes, it’s that Sharin – so cool right?

Hurra Pop Up Shop Venice Goods

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(Stitch and Heart Series by Gry Fager)

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(Gry Frager for Normann Copenhagen)

The only thing cooler and just as beautiful as the owners themselves are the artisanal goods they carry. From Danish staples like Hay and Normann Copenhagen, to emerging artists + designers like Studio Arhoj and Signe Schjøth, be prepared for an onslaught of the most heavenly eye candy you’ve ever come across. Oh, did I mention the abundance of art adorning the walls, and practically every nook and cranny of the gallery? I am obsessed with everything. Seriously.

Diamonds and shelf at HURRA LA

(Porcelain diamonds by Signe Schjøth)

HURRA Art Gallery Venice

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Japanese Shinto Ghosts

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(Ghosts by Studio Arhoj)

Work Diagram by Kia Utzon-Frank 2

(Work Diagram by artist Kia Utzon-Frank)

Work Diagram by Kia Utzon-Frank

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(I Like it, What is it? by artist Kia Utzon-Frank)HAY printed adjustable pillows

(Pillows by BALlab)

HURRA pop up clothing

Lovelist / 04: Blush + Neutral Basics

New-Basics

01. Acne Cropped Floral Sweatshirt // 02. Easy Ds It Flats // 03. Leather Crossbody Bag // 04. Sincerely Jules Celfie Tee // 05. Oliver People’s Sunglasses // 06. Colorblock Pillows by HAY // 07. Japanese Perfume Sticks

I haven’t been shopping in forever. Like, real shopping. In real life and online – not counting flea market/thrift store finds, or sale shopping. But if I did decide to shell out some cold hard cash… (aka actually thinking of splurging soon) here are a few “necessities” I’ve been eyeing, of the more sophisticated color palette. Oui, oui!

Getting Sideways in Solvang

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For Christopher’s 30th birthday we traveled up to the Central Coast of California for the very first time to celebrate! As geeky as it may sound, we’ve been big fans of Sideways ever since we first watched it a few months ago and decided to head up to Solvang for a long weekend. We stayed at The Hamlet Inn the first night – as part of Shelter Social Club, I highly recommend checking it out. I mean, how cute are the rooms and the free bikes you can borrow? Plus, they were literally located in the middle of everything and Solvang actually reminded me of towns in Michigan like Holland and Frankfort, which makes complete sense because apparently the city was founded by Danish people from the Midwest who yearned to create a little Denmark in California. Pretty neat, huh?

We randomly decided to stop by OstrichLand (Sideways reference didn’t even hit us until we saw it on the map in the gift shop) which turned out to be THE BEST decision ever. We got to feed the emu and ostrich who were unexpectedly pretty fierce, pecking crazily at the pellets we fed them. I mean, take a look at some of these videos on Instagram! It was so much fun and I definitely plan on going back next time we’re in the area.

After a day in Solvang, we went north to Morro Bay and explored their beach and downtown area. We had breakfast at Top Dog Coffee Bar and browsed records at The Vinyl Isle before heading back home to LA.

Instagram Sundays / 03

Last Sunday I metup with Cori Magee for brunch, some wine and lots of life and girl chatter. Definitely left feeling inspired and am always excited to meet a kindred spirit.

Our garden has been growing like crazy! I gathered all of these in one go. Had no idea we had so many green peppers. Feeling super grateful for being able to grow some of our own food right in our yard.

I hate to talk about this but fleas are SO bad this season! Even with meds from the vet, both our cats and #rustytaylorlee are still having issues. I’ve been hearing the same troubles from friends… what’s the deal? Anyway, I’ve been bringing Rusty to work with me every so often now that Christopher has been working long days at Civilianaire.

Saw this little baby over by the studio. I’m so into Deus ex Machina‘s Parking Lot d’Elegance which has totally become a thing of it’s own on Instagram 

I went on a little field trip last Thursday and made a pitstop at 356 Mission – the new Ooga Booga store/gallery. I loved the vibrant colors of this group of plants and succulents in the doorway. So pretty, pretty.

I spent a good part of my weekend weeding and cleaning up our garden. I had neglected it for most of the summer and while most would have given up with the half burnt-sun bleached tomato plant, and flowering basil – I’m giving it another go.

Anyway, follow me on Instagram here to see my daily explorations!

Lovelist / 03: Everyday Home Essentials

Homebody. That’s me. I’m not quite sure when it began, but let me tell you… it is glorious. Sure, I’m up for a weekend adventure as much as the next gal, but sometimes it’s just good to be home. Since we moved to LA from Chicago nearly 3 years ago, I’ve been trying really hard to only buy things that I really want in our space since we really don’t have much storage in our Venice bungalow. As we’ve paired down, I’ve started to really love the things we choose to bring into our domicile. Here are a few we use on the daily + some on my wishlist that I love.

Top 5 Everyday Home Essentials

1 / HAY Tea Towels – These fun everyday towels designed by danish designer HAY are bright, modern and perfect.

2 / Dr. Bronners Peppermint Castile Soap – I really got into Dr. Bronners after watching the documentary “Dr. Bronners Magic Soapbox” on Netflix. This soap is literally the only base cleaning agent you’ll ever need. I use it for literally everything – as soap in the shower, shampoo, fruit + veggie cleaner, and evens cleans grease.

3 / Palo Santo Sticks – I first discovered these at Individual Medley in Atwater Village with my friend Melanie. Palo Santo literally means “Holy Stick” or “Sacred Wood” and is a highly natural wood/aromatic incense used for centuries by the Incas and indigenous people of the Andes as a high spiritual remedy for purifying and cleansing, to get rid of evil spirits and misfortune, as well as for medicinal purposes. It’s is often used by shamans in sacred plant spirit ceremonies. I love sage but this is so next level!

4 / Mondrian Glass Tumblers – We found a set of 4 of these at Out of the Closet in Venice, pretty much brand new, and I am obsessed. I’ve always had a place in my heart for Mondrian and gladly welcomed these babies into my home. Heavy duty and uber practical, I drink everything from almond milk to rose from them.

5 / Kaleido Trays – HAY does it again. These mix + match modern geotastic trays come various sizes + colors and stylishly hold everything from keys, to letters and even accessories.

 

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