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September 15, 2011

My new favorite magazine

Can the Danish magazine BoligLiv be my new favorite magazine, even though I can't read a word of it? Awhile back they contacted me for permission to use a small photo of my DIY bunting birthday card, offering to send over a magazine when the September issue was printed.

Guys, it's so lovely and full of products I'm coveting. Sofas! Bookshelves! Pillows! I want to make all the recipes and live in all the beautifully photographed homes. Apparently in Denmark, everything is spare and modern with a dose of quirkiness to keep it fun.

Google suggests that BoligLiv means "housing life." If that's a weird translation, maybe a Danish reader can help me out. Visit BoligLiv's site right here, translated into English. Be sure to check out the Creative Ideas section. Some project highlights:

A customized roller shade with instructions right here. (Or rather, "A drop down with a personal aside," as Google helpfully informs us.)

A mismatched mosaic tile backsplash, right here. Enjoy browsing!

46 comments:

SparklePaw said...

oooh la la! love it! sure wish it was in English :D

Grandma G said...

Yup, looks like you're gonna have to learn Danish, too! Nice mag!

Mum

NoraMSH said...

Hey. I think houselife or homelife is a better translation. :)

Heather said...

Wow, this magazine DOES look great!!

Síona said...

WoW! I love the mag! S xx
http://bedroomcrafter.blogspot.com/

Jessica Jones said...

HomeLife does sound better. Thanks, Nora!

Hopewell Creek Designs said...

Oh how wonderful!! Congrats...I love all magazines even the ones I can't read =)

NoraMSH said...

You are welcome. Just say so if there's a need for other translations. Come christmas we danes got a lot of great recipes

Mia fra Makværket said...

Hey! I'm Danish :) If You need help on translating anything from the mag (which I keep - it sure is nice!) I'm glad to help, just ask :)

/Mia

Frances said...

Oh my gosh, that Chocolate Truffle Cake...! And I love the translations: "Storage in the Beautiful Way." <3 Thanks for sharing this!

Sarah said...

Oooh!! I love! Thanks for sharing! :D

Jessica Jones said...

Hi, Danish friends! I love that within minutes of posting this, I have offers of help from kind people! The internet is a fun place.

Nicole @ Sew Much Sunshine said...

so so fun!

Curly said...

Feel free if u need any translation... The mag is absolutely brill!

Kristen said...

OMG,love the ideas in this magazine. So wish it was published in English.

lp said...

I know! Those Scandinavian magazines and blogs do make me want to move there...or the Netherlands. All that cool design. I read this blog: http://blog.brinja.dk/2011/09/15/birds-and-boxes/

Sometimes she makes me want to live in Denmark. I know I want her bike! :)

Josje said...

we got a school exchange with Denmark! I will ask the person who will stay at my house to translate it haha (:

Amy - Thank You Cards Shop said...

congrats on being featured - what a gorgeous magazine!

ros said...

I just need to know what a 'vimpler' is!

Curly said...

"vimpler" is kinda like a lot of small flags on a line

Gabrielle said...

It's beautiful, isn't it?! I found out about the mag in the same way, the editor contacted me asking if they could use my heart bunting (you can see it on the right page in your first image) and now I really wish I could own half of the stuff in the rest of the mag!

Gitte said...

Boligmagasinet is also my farvorite magazine :)

HELLE said...

Hi, I LOVE 'Boligliv' ( I'm Danish) and look forward to receiving it every month. There are always funky cheap DIY ideas. Absolutely great that you like the style in it.

Anna Lena Land said...

A friend was just telling me about this wonderful magazine. I've got to get my hands on one! When I travel to Sweden, I always stock up on Scandinavian home magazines at the airport. I love, love, love them.

Arwa said...

I love how the neon colored yarn for the shade costs "29 million"

Sandra said...

Just got back from Norway...and I spent so much time just soaking up all the great design books and home inspiration magazines. I wish I could have afforded a whole armload to bring home! (Well, I did succumb to bringing a few books and one design magazine home).

My Peace Of Food said...

Of course I stop scrolling when I see "irresistible baking recipes." Good translation, Google!

randomcreativity said...

I love searching for ideas using google translate - you find all sorts of neat things - that magazine's blog is pretty neat :-)

Sports Good said...

It's beautiful, isn't it?! I found out about the mag in the same way, the editor contacted me asking if they could use my heart bunting you can see it on the right page in your first image and now I really wish I could own half of the stuff in the rest of the mag!

Dilly said...

Pictures speak a thousand words....so who needs translation!!! Looks amazing!

TichTach said...

Hey :-) I would translate BoligLiv to Interior Design. Maybe you'll also like: http://boligmagasinet.dk/. It contains less DIYs but it have lots of great ideas and designs. I love it.

And by they way, I really enjoy reading your blog as well :-)

Have a nice day-greatings from Copenhagen, Denmark

Take Care
http://tichtach.blogspot.com/

Annika said...

I like that splashback! I wish that one day I will accomplish tackling all the amazing projects that inspire me. Good on you for being published!

Cary said...

Thanks for sharing! Love the mismatched tile back splash!

Nicole said...

when i brouse http://www.boligliv.dk/ site on chrome, it translate the page for me

Bright said...

(Or rather, "A drop down with a personal aside," as Google helpfully informs us.)

- This sentence keeps cracking me up!

Guro said...

I don't know why it says 29 million for the Neon Yarn, It says 29kr in Danish.

able mabel said...

Ohhh. looks like pure eye candy. I wouldn't be able to read it either. :)

nyhet said...

"A drop down with a personal aside" Great sentence :D And it looks great, too.

Lisa Brown said...

Love what's pictured here and the inspiration!

Zacho said...

Oh, yes it's my favorite magazine too. And I can read it too....Housing life, is a good translation. Only I think of it more like "life in the home"...:-)
I enjoy your blog very much.
Hanne

Traveling Mama said...

I'm studying Danish right now (we're Americans living in Copenhagen) and Bolig Liv is my motivation! I look forward to every single issue! It was so fun seeing you in there! Congrats!!

Zacho said...

I am so impressed with your Danish. That is really great. I know from other americans, that it is a hard language to learn.
Do you like it here in DK?
Also thanks for stopping by at my blog . :-) KR Hanne

Junette said...

Im also a dane ande enjoy the magazine BoligLiv.

But most of my inspiration comes from blogs and magazines from other countries. Not to mention old danish magazines from the seventies. That is great fun!

Anonymous said...

'Home living' would be my suggestion - Great blog anyway :) Greetings from sunny-autumn-Denmark

Anonymous said...

bolig liv = The Life of House

Anne Sofie Reinholdt said...

Hi!
I've just discovered your blog, and WOW! I just love it and had to comment.
I'm also from Denmark, so if you want any help with translation just let me know :-) Would be glad to help.
I will now continue to admire your great blog!

Have a great day.
/Anne Sofie

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