Allan’s Obsessions: My Favorites This Week

Long weekend. Ahh. Not that it feels a whole lot different tbh. We just had two stunning days, but forecasts say rain. Nevertheless, nothing can stop me from meeting friends tonight for wine and dine. To help you get through the weekend no matter what you are celebration, here is another of my obsessions to inspire you, enjoy my favorite spaces, products and my new playlist this week.

Today, I am sharing perfect spaces for great inspiration, first a stunning new restaurant in the Netherlands, packed with great design inspiration, next a Finnish lakeside cabin in the woods. I’ve also found a bunch of shoppable products that will help you (and your home) stay happy.

Again, hit play on that new Bungalow5 Weekly Playlist and scroll down for everything fabulous. Have fun!


With restaurants back in business, I have already made multiple reservations for dinners out with friends. God I’ve missed being out with people around me. Nothing has been a better promoter for Denmark than our great design and great food scene, and a new initiative launched by Brdr. Krüger creates immediate support for local restaurants. When you buy any of Brdr. Krüger’s stunning designs, you’ll receive a 30% of your purchase return as a voucher to restaurants that have paved the way for influential food culture in Denmark, including Michelin-starred Noma, Relæ and Alouette – very win/win for you.

Inspired by Restaurants

Restaurants are such a great source of inspiration for interior. On the coast of the Netherlands, you’ll find Republiek, a newly opened restaurant with simple, yet very effectful interior. The sitting area below the bespoke rice paper lamp chandelier are my favorite.

Cutting Edge Prints

Probably the easiest way to update your home: add new art to your walls. A great option is Artby, who since 2018 has been collaborating with and supported internationally active artists – all contemporary and cutting edge. Right now, they are offering 50% all prints and free shipping within Scandinavia (fixed rates outside). And as an added incentive, you’ll surely help them survive the crises.

Get Pool Side Ready

With summer right around the corner, it’s time to start shopping for pieces to get you pool side ready. For the guys these cool swim shorts* cut from a comfortably soft and lightweight nylon made from nylon waste and recovered fishing nets will make you look good with good conscience. Same material is used on this women’s swimsuit*. Bring this woven beach blanket* and you’ll be the coolest kid by the pool.

A Finnish Cabin in the Woods

For this stunning Finnish cabin, designer Studio Johanna Laajisto brought a great sense of calmness you want for the perfect getaway. Using wide white oak floors combined with light grey walls gives the cabin in the woods a sense of relaxed sophistication. And in the bathroom, with a corner sauna, a terracotta tile laid in a herringbone pattern bring another eye-catching element.

Hand Wash on Subscription

Skandinavisk just announced “The Essentials Box”. You decide your preferred fragrances for your 3 ‘essential’ items, you decide whether to add anything else, you decide how often to receive your box. Then, after your box arrives, you can even choose if you want to try a different fragrance next time or choose whether to change any of your extra items. You even get 15% off + free shipping.

*Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, meaning that, at no additional cost to you, I may receive a commission when you click on a link or make a purchase.

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