Scandinavia Meets Mediterranean: Interpreting the ‘Kubus’ Candleholder by ‘By Lassen’

7 January 2014 0


Today is a special day – it is actually Christmas for me (and many others who celebrate according to the old Julian calendar in the orthodox world). So I thought I’ll share a special post with you that has a teeny-tiny touch of Christmas but is yet announcing a bit the coming spring time. To achieve this little decoration balancing act, I’ve opted to combine two styles or themes I adore: Scandinavian design with a Mediterranean twist. The ingredients for this little home décor experiment? An absolute Scandinavian design classic like the ‘Kubus’ candleholder from ‘By Lassen’ and a Mediterranean inspired colour scheme of blues and whites. 

How did I come up with this idea? Well I was very lucky and honored to be contacted by ‘By Lassen’ and asked if I’d like to do a little decoration scheme with their classic ‘Kubus’ candleholder and well, what else could I say then yes, yes, oh yes! So for quite a while I was thinking and rethinking what I’d like to do with it and I wanted to give it a more personal touch. As the weather here is surprisingly mild and sunny and I reminisced about my days in Greece, I came up with the idea of a little styling that would combine the Scandinavian design coolness with the warmth and textures of the Mediterranean.

I set off to the market and bought a bunch of olive twigs, juggled together a few of my blue and white decorative objects, got some beautiful blue ombré candles, the ‘Kubus’ candleholder and set everything together on my blue Bølling tray table – et voilà, the little decoration vignette was ready!

I hope you are enjoying a beautiful and peaceful Tuesday wherever you are! And for those among you who celebrate Christmas today: A very merry Christmas or as we would say in Serbian: Hristos se rodi!

Photography by Igor Josifovic
This post has been brought to you in collaboration with ‘By Lassen’

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  • Reply aurelia-m 7 January 2014 at 08:56

    Quelle belle rencontre que celle de la Scandinavie et de la Méditérannée. xx

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 7 January 2014 at 12:33

      Merci bien, Aurelia! J’aime cette rencontre aussi:-)

  • Reply Filipek 70 7 January 2014 at 11:04

    great idea 🙂 …ombre has became top of the top …. and once again merry Christmas to you ….in Poland one of christmas carol starts with words Chrystus się rodzi :))) and we here say WESOŁYCH ŚWIĄT !!!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 7 January 2014 at 12:34

      Thank you!! When I spotted those candles I had the spontaneous idea for the styling in fact:-) Oh and our answer to the Christmas greet is: Vaistinu se rodi!

    • Reply Filipek 70 8 January 2014 at 09:07

      :)spontaneous but very top !:))))) in Poland everyone starts to look for ombre …in candles ,pillows or hair :)))))greetings

  • Reply variety_express 7 January 2014 at 12:55

    Wow, perfectly pure & fragile combination! The orthodox half of me also celebrates Christmas today, and you succeeded visually express the fragile and bright feeling I have to this holiday 😉

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 7 January 2014 at 15:19

      Happy Christmas to your orthodox half and happy you like my styling!

  • Reply Lindsey 7 January 2014 at 15:12

    Could your apartment get any cuter? JEEZ!

  • Reply lou 7 January 2014 at 16:13

    i am so freakin’ in love with kubus it almost hurts. this cool combo would fit into our home, too! the olive twigs could perfectly replace the mistletoes. fine idea!!
    and merry christmas to you!

  • Reply CappelloABombetta 7 January 2014 at 16:40

    A simple poem

  • Reply Angelika Leśniak 7 January 2014 at 18:05

    Schön, dass nach so viel Weihnachtskitsch mal etwas Schlichtes der Stolz eines Feiernden ist. Frohe Weihnachten, Igor, mit all dem herrlichen Gesang und Duft, den es heute wohl bei Dir gibt!

  • Reply Iwona 7 January 2014 at 19:08

    I just found your blog!!! It’ s very interesting!!! Cool photos:) Today on my blog pineapple: ) My parents always told me not to play with food, but by looking on food photography, I think they might be wrong. For me food, is always one of the greatest inspirations, very tasty inspiration: )!!! Do you also think so?

  • Reply Ana 7 January 2014 at 20:02

    Love the color of candles!

  • Reply Havva Peynirci 7 January 2014 at 20:55

    güzel şeyler ince şeyler

  • Reply Tim 8 January 2014 at 13:09

    What a beautiful vignette! perfect to showcase the candle holder and also those lovely candles! I am ready to head back to Europe for a little Greece time! Actually Chris did say he wants to go there next time we are in Europe! Maybe that’s where our next get together destination!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 8 January 2014 at 13:12

      I am always game for Greece, my former home country:-)

  • Reply Anya Jensen 8 January 2014 at 16:45

    Oh la la – I am forever a fan of the By Lassen stuff:) LOVE the dip dye candles- they’re awesome. Happy day sweets,

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