by Found Natural Goods Founder and Curator, Jacqueline Smith
Dwell recently published a wonderful article on how Hygge influences design here in America. I wanted to parallel their blog on how I found Hygge in Copenhagen, Denmark earlier this year––and brought it home to share via Found Natural Goods.
Here's the stage: my best girlfriend and I are staying at the sweetest garden home in the Valby district of Copenhagen for a week. We'd just spent some time in Karlskrona, Sweden where she's currently living––it's February, it's cold, we love art and food and have loads to catch up on and a big list to check off––over a year has gone by since we've connected in person.
One of the best dinner table conversations I've had the pleasure to be privy to was with Jess, in this sweet garden home nonetheless. It's really warm inside, heated by the gorgeous oversized, brick floors. We just spent a lot of money around the city, on food, on foot, and tonight we're home after grocery shopping––buying whatever we want to sample and snack on over some bottles of red wine.
We easily slipped into doing as the Danes do; enjoying ourselves. Snug inside this white room among stacks of books, music, blankets, heat, and snacks I'll drool just thinking of (Ski Queen cheese to start). From this experience, I decided I wanted to always have my kitchen stocked with everything I love to eat, to make, to create, to enjoy. Same goes for my living room, bathroom, bedroom, car, etc.
I found Hygge in the comforts of my experience in Copenhagen. In the details of a home.