Denmark’s The Krane : Old Coal Crane Turned Into Black Oasis (40 photos)

A developer and an architect have come up with an innovative and odd use for an old crane that used to load coal. They have turned it into a small unique spa, a glass-enclosed meeting room and a private luxury retreat whose interior design is all done in sophisticated shades of black. Read more

The Birkedal Opens With Its Funky Round Rooms.

The Birkedal

On the Danish island of Møn in Denmark sits Haus Birkedal an unusual rental home consisting entirely of round rooms that took five years to construct. The Birkedal is the newest of architect Jan Henrik Jansen’s holiday homes and is located near his another of his unusual rental homes, the Black&Bright. Read more

Denmark’s Anne Black Launches Her Ceramics & Jewelry In The U.S.

Copenhagen-based ceramist Anne Black graduated from Kolding School of Design in 1996 and was told to “go find a real job.” Fifteen years later, she and her husband Jesper heads up a multi-million kroner enterprise with production facilities in Vietnam and a porcelain brand that’s second only to Royal Copenhagen. Except Anne Black’s contemporary and playful designs are entirely crafted by hand, using natural materials, and the company’s approach is decidedly personal, fair trade and earth-friendly. Read more