Cash & Rocket fundraising tour 2019.

"I attended Cash&Rocket´s first tour in 2012 were we supported RED, a Global Fund, who’s organisation has helped more than 140 million people with prevention, treatment, counselling, HIV testing and care services. I was amazed with the idea of empowering women gathering to help with important charities, and of cause the professional way the Cash&Rocket team planned the event.

Throughout the years I have been delighted to see the development of Cash&Rocket. They have grown and shown their worth, ability and will to help where needed. The first year we were able to raise a big sum of money for the RED, but since then even larger funds has been raised due to dedication, effort and hard work. This have made it possible for Cash&Rocket to provide life-changing support for women and children in need all over the world - including building schools for young girls in Sierra Leone.

This years fundraising will all go to The Helen Bamber Foundation, The Sumbandila Scholarship Trust and The Dream for future Africa Foundation.

We will drive through 4 European cities attending events, and try to get as many people to donate as much as possible.

If we do not meet you during the 4 day rally, please help us here, donate whatever you can spare, everything helps. Thank you very much.

“I cannot wait to be a part of the tour again this year, and start helping."

Christina Brangstrup Arnoldi

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La Famiglia Furniture is attending 3DaysofDesign 23.-25. May 2019

At La Famiglia Furniture we are busy preparing for 3DaysofDesign in Copenhagen. We are going to be part of the Exhibition Dawn.

DAWN is an exhibition made in cooperation with 30 of the hottest upcoming designers in Copenhagen, handpicked and curated by the very talented curator Natalia Sánchez. 
DAWN is the beginning of a new day – representing new creation, act of transformation and a fresh way of thinking. Within traditions of Scandinavian design and a contemporary international approach, DAWN exhibition is a unique platform for emerging artists and designers as well as established brands.

La Famiglia Furniture is furniture for life. It is the gathering of families generation after generations. From the elegant and warm Italian way of life mixed with the Danish sense of quality and great materials, you get these simple but stunning pieces of furniture witch will last.
The old and well-renovated house of Nomad Workspace is a perfect setting for La Famiglia Furniture. The beautiful and rustic walls matches the elegant materials from La Famiglia Furniture and helps telling the history of long lasting products.

If you are in town please come by DAWN exhibition at Nomad Workspace, Blegdamsvej 6, 2200 Copenhagen N.

DAWN invi.jpg

New Yorker feeling på Nørrebro.

I har muligheden for at være en del at et super miljø, fyldt med interessante professionelle mennesker på Glentevej 47, 2400 NV. I forbindelse med mit nyopstartede møbelfirma LA FAMIGLIA FURNITURE, har jeg lavet showroom og kontor i eet.
12 minutter fra Kg.Nytorv, let og fri parkering. Ledige pladser i fantastisk fælleskontor eller kontor på 39m2 eller høj lys kælder 32m2 til leje i rigtig lækkert nyistandsat byggeri der før, har været brugt som autoværksted, hvilket giver huset sit coole industrielle New Yorker look. Kontakt : mail eller ring 28875289. Hilsen Christina Arnoldi


LA FAMIGLIA tables exhibited at Bredgade Open 2016.


I hope you all had a great summer. Now it is time to get serious again, and we are happy to start off with a great event in Copenhagen center. In connection with Bredgade Open, which is an event created from all the amazing furniture, arts and design shops represented at Bredgade, LA FAMIGLIA will be exhibiting already from Tuesday the 16th of August three tables at GALLERY CHRISTOFFER EGELUND . One in walnut decorated with steel, one in smoked Oak decorated with brass and one in high gloss black laqured Oak with bench and leather cushions.

Please join us for drinks and snacks Friday the 19th. of August from 11am-7pm and see the tables and arts.

My table `La Grande Mamma` exhibited at Gallery Christoffer Egelund.

My favorite gallery in Copenhagen GALLERI CHRISTOFFER EGELUND has been so kind to include my table ´La Grande Mamma´ from my LA FAMIGLIA FURNITURE collection in connection with their SUMMERTIME16 exhibition which starts on FRIDAY MAY 27TH. Come and join and enjoy, great art and design together.

La Grande Mamma in smoked oak with thin brass decor on edge of table.

Looking forward to seeing you there, Christina

Bathrooms you can't resist.

This is a very visual blog, see some of my dream bathrooms below. Most properly it will not be possible to have any of these bathrooms. But everybody is allowed to dream or at least get inspired. 

Complete with light.

Complete with marble 

Complete with beach wood.

Complete with tiles and marble.

Complete with space.

Complete with stone and oak.

Complete with pureness 

Complete with glass and wood.

Complete with fireplace.

Complete with mix of classic and modern.

Complete with cabinet maker masterpiece in wood. 

Complete with stone and spa.

Complete with strict architectural design.

Complete with fancy design.

Complete with charme.

Enjoy, Christina.

Flower wallpaper.

I am a big fan of  Ashley Woodson Bailey’s  who has created a collection of six photo-based wallpapers, which were launched not long ago. Wouldn’t they look stunning in a bedroom or teeny tiny bathroom?

A former floral designer who taught herself photography — starting on her iPhone — while surrounded by get-well flowers after a car accident, Ashley has a deep love for natural shapes as well as design. 


We went to Paris and apart from all the wonderful buildings, food, wine and monuments you see all over Paris, you find some great hotels here, big and small. I did a little research on my dream hotels. Here they are.

Saint James Paris

A few steps from the Champs-Elysées, the Saint James Paris is a 100-year old château surrounded by its own private garden, offering a unique experience of grandeur and intimacy, classicism and extravagance. Each of the 48 suites and rooms exudes its own atmosphere and tells a story filled with beautiful dreams. This eccentric family home also offers a mythical library-bar, a gourmet restaurant with a one-of-its-kind terrace in the garden - run by Chef Virginie Basselot, and a spa with precious care cabins by Guerlain

Hôtel Keppler

Set in a 19th-century Haussmannian building, the luxurious Hotel Keppler is just 400 metres from the Champs Elysées. It offers a fitness centre, sauna and hammam

Hotel & Spa La Belle Juliette

La Belle Juliette is located in central Paris, a short walk from Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Jardin du Luxembourg. This hotel offers accommodation with an indoor swimming pool and Spa.

Bradford Elysées - Astotel

The 4-star Bradford Elysées is set in a Haussmannian building, near the famous Champs Elysées in central Paris. It offers refined guest rooms and a breakfast room with a glass roof.

Each of the spacious guest rooms at Bradford Elysées has a classically elegant déco.


Located in the historical district of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, this 4-star hotel features a hammam and steam room. It offers Baroque-style guest rooms and was home to the late Oscar Wilde.

Hôtel Lancaster Paris Champs-Elysées

We stayed here last time in Paris. It´s a great small boutique hotel with a lovely staff, soft and delicate interior and a great restaurant. Hotel Lancaster is a boutique hotel dating from 1889, located just 100 metres from the Champs-Élysées. It offers a classic and elegant atmosphere and its own Michelin star restaurant.

Rooms and suites at Lancaster are furnished in luxury fabrics and grouped around a central Zen garden. Some rooms have a separate lounge, a private patio or views of the Eiffel Tower.

Champs Elysées Plaza

We have been staying here a couple of time already and love it. We ended here again because of my travel companions late organising skills :-) The choice of colours and materials has been made with particular care in order to create a unique atmosphere, blendingLuxury, Refinement and Wellness. Exceptionally spacious Rooms and Suites, Meridienne devoted to relaxing
in the Luxury Suites, Jacuzzi bathtub and Chromotherapy in most of the Rooms and Suites


I would love to stay here, but the changes are quite small ! Mid-way between Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and Avenue Montaigne, a stone's throw from the Champs-Elysées, where the heart of Paris beats. Nestled in a peaceful location, slightly set back from the world's most beautiful avenue, La Réserve Paris – Hotel and Spa overlooks the Grand Palais, the Eiffel Tower, the Pantheon and the Concorde obelisk. Just in front, a majestic curtain of trees preserves the intimacy of this place, like an echo of the Elysée gardens nearby.

Enjoy dreaming and go to Paris, Christina.

Who can resist sucker.

Shugaa is a dessert bar by a Thai chef who made creative menus and plated desserts that aways surprise and amaze the customers..The concept of the interior design had been researched from the base of sugar molegules and crystals. Seeing from the outside through the glass wall, there is polygon installation hanging around the front that is inspired from sugar crystals. Besides, wood material also had been used in the design together with mint green colour to make it feel warm and earthy. The designer team have added a dash of modern and luxury by using rose gold colour elements and a marble counter bar..The first floor is connected to the second one by a spiral staircase. This is the highlight of the dessert room: a sugar crystal staircase created by arranging acrylic box along the spiral staircase which is the icon of the Shugaa dessert bar.
When customers walk to the second floor, they can view the dessert preparation. Step further to the final zone, there is the private area that is an ideal and quiet place for having dessert while reading and working.

Shugaa, Bangkok, Thailand
Program: bar
Interior designer: party/space/design
Completion: January 2016

The Snake.

Following the 2015 presentation of the gilded Pipistrello to celebrate the lamp’s 50 years, and the smaller Minipipistrello, Martinelli Luce celebrated Serpente fiftieth birthday with a limited-edition gold version..An iconic object – since 1990 a fixture at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art – born of research into an “esprit nouveau” in which the geometry of the form coldness of strict purism and acquiring an emotive impulse softened by sinuous curves..The curvilinear form of Serpente is highly complex and the definitive version was achieved only after production of numerous prototypes. The difficulties posed by the geometry of the lamp required that new methacrylate molding techniques be developed before the diffuser could be manufactured. The curve of the tubular arm also posed technological challenges and required use of production techniques that were innovative for the time: with its distinctive S-curve, drawnd by the rotation of the arm, the lamp looks much like a snake exploring its environment.

Design: Elio Martinelli
Producer: Martinelli Luce

The curved house.

Very near to our own house in Copenhagen, you find this amazing house designed by Nicholas Rahbek Ernst. When Astrid Bruus Thomsen and Jesper Walther Sorensen for daily dealing with architecture and urban planning, is a basic understanding of and fascination of what the beautiful architecture can do to people's lives and well-being. The dream of drawing and design their future home was an option as the practical reasons had to move from their farmhouse at Roskilde Fjord and was given a rare opportunity to buy an ideally located plot overlooking the lake and forest near the Great Deer Park in North Zealand .

The only materials that they would like to included in the house were: concrete floors, wood ceilings and walls and large glass panels to encapsulate the nature around. In fact, a modern interpretation of a 60's villa.

Pictures from Bo Bedre.

Light is so important for all of us.

The Argentinian architect Aldana Ferrer Garcia has designed this brilliant " fold-out " window MORE SKY which makes it possible to get more light and better view from streets and sky without getting in noise and smog while living in bigger cities. The window works as a gigantic street mirror. Aldana Ferrer Garcia designed the window while attending Pratt Institute i Brooklyn i New York and the window is exhibited at Dubai Design Weekend these days to find investors for the project.  

Where are we going ?

If your are a guest in this hotel you won´t know where the journey ends.

'The Morphotel' is a beautiful and still strange looking gigantic floating organism which brings you where the current brings you. The hotel gets all it´s power from the sun and the waves. Even the water from the rain will be gathered and use to bath and to grow vegetable for the meals for the passengers.  

Gianluca Santosuosso is the architect behind this amazing project, a hotel which brings you away on the ocean, without knowing where it will lead you. How crazy is this ! Off course the idea behind this, is to get rid of all the planned trips and great lost of energi we usually use on our normal trips where ever we go the world. Great thought!




Brickell House is the centerpiece of Miami’s newly developed financial district, a 600-acre bay-front enclave south of downtown. With interiors designed by George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg, co-founders of Yabu Pushelberg, Brickell House brings the class and sophistication of Upper West Side New York straight to Miami.

Combining elegance with an urban atmosphere, the design team at Yabu Pushelberg outfitted Brickell’s 370 units, three-story lobby, and two lounges with a harmonious pallet of warm colors and raw materials.

Guests feel the elegance of the interiors upon entering the condominium's lobby, where American Black Walnut and stone sheets clad the walls adjacent to a spectacularly mirrored spiral staircase. A custom built, tufted mustard sofa doges metallic coffee tables as it curves through the lobby. 

In the Club Lounge, Quarter-Sawn Slip Match American Black Walnut is the visual voice of the kitchen area, differentiating it from the unique floor to ceiling screens used to partition conversation areas of the Lounge. The two screens, are constructed of Black American Walnut veneer and solid wood with painted inset panels, each rise fifteen feet from the floor and span fourteen feet.

Two, twin curved island units, fabricated by layering wood in order to highlight the joinery of the wood ribbons, are featured in the Owner’s Lounge and the Club Lounge. Their glossy finish accentuates the variations in the colors of the wood and the joints at the rounded ends of the units; making this sleep piece a major interior attraction.

The Brickell community is setting a new bar on luxury for Miami and the Brickell House is pushing that bar even higher. 



JULY 10, 2015 by ALEX PENN for KNSTRCT.

Snapshot: While most piers eventually end as they stretch out into the sea, Gjøde & Povlsgaard Arkitekter’s Infinity Bridge never comes to this abrupt stop. Bringing visitors back to the once popular coast near Denmark’s Varna Palace, the ring-shaped bridge reaches far into the sea to create the perfect panorama for sightseers.

The coast near Varna Palace in Aarhus, Denmark was once a popular destination for those who wanted to enjoy a beautiful view of the sea thanks to the many piers present from 1897 to World War 2, but as those piers vanished so did the desire to enjoy the bright blue waters. An effort to bring this connection to the sea back, Denmark-based firm Gjøde & Povlsgaard Arkitekter designed the Infinity Bridge, a pier that’s not only infinite because of the unending nature of its circular shape but because of the limitless views of the sea it provides.

Circling out into the water, the wooden ring-shaped bridge sets the stage for an endless panoramic view of the sea. Doing more than a linear pier would for visitors who want to spend an evening on a scenic adventure, the Infinity Bridge captures all angles thanks to its round and endless form, mimicking the smooth currents of the water beneath it.

Aarhus I Billeder Photography

Family skiing in Val D´isere.

The skiing holidays for the danes has started, and maybe you are still not sure where to go. Like most thing I do, the annual Christmas skiing holiday, is all about LA FAMIGLIA. My family is spred all over Europe , and this a great opportunity for us to get together in something we all love. We prefer skiing in France and usually choose Val D´isere or Courchevel, because of the easy acces to the slopes, great mountains and cozy villages, because we bring lot of kids. 


Mainstreet in Val Dísere

I have been visiting Val D´isere since highschool. We would drive down in busses and stay in apartment which were so small, that luggage and ski boots would be placed on the balcony, and be freezing cold in the morning when we had to be ready for the slopes. Now it´s my young nephews who are on the 20 hour bus trip down, but how I envy them, of the great adventure they are going to have right now :-)

Activities in Val D´isere

Now a days we go there as a family. And a large group that is ! Aunt´s, uncles, cousins, mothers, nephews, grandparents, dogs, brother in -laws, ex-husbands ( not mine though ;-), fathers, etc. And even though skiing is a big point on such a vacation, for us, lunching and dining is maybe even bigger :-/ Finding tables for all of us is quit a task, but I master it really well after many years of practise. And anyway its easy. We prefer the amazing terrace outside of Le Hotel Brussels, which is smack in the middle of where all the slopes come down from the mountain. An other great small place for lunch is just up the lift to your right at the La Peau de Vache , which is great for outdoor coffee and vin chaud breaks or cozy lunches indoor in a blizzard.

Slopes of Val D´isere

The youngest skier is 2 years old and the oldest is 73 years old. This year Oliver was super excited to be skiing together with his grandmother and his cousin Alfa. Unfortunately Alfa had a bad fall on her 2dn day and had to be taken down by banana and lay with a cast most of the week :-(  Sad sad sad, and I know really well what I am talking about, because of a bad fall I had 16 years ago.

Family fun in Val Dísere this Christmas


Terresse and room at L´Hotel Brussels.

Le Hotel Brussels has the absolut best location in Val D´isere on the end of all slopes and on the terrace you will have a nice lunch in the sun till 2.30 in the afternoon.  The hotel is fine and cozy, food is so so, staff super sweet but not very well organised, if you have a little patience everything will be fine.



We usually stay over New Year and this year we decided to have a great grown-up evening. Super table at Hotel Blizzard, one of the best hotel in Val D´sere. I intend to stay here in 4 years when Oliver is old enough. They don´t allow kids in the hotel ;-)  We had a lovely dinner and an afterparty in a non disclosed place after. Very hip.  


Gym Blizzard

HOTEL Les Barmes de l'Ours

Barmes de l´ours is one of the bigger hotels in Val d´isere. It´s elegant, but at the same time really family friendly. Here you find 3 restaurants which are all great, lots of activity for kids ( they have their own bowling alley ) , cozy wine and cigar bars, super gym and much more.  

Just a few picks from me, which maybe is in your tast. Enjoy and be careful on the slopes, Christina

by Malene Birger.

I was invited to attend the F/W 2016 fashion show by danish brand, by Malene Birger last week during Copenhagen Fashion Week. The show was held in Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek next to TIVOLI in the center of Copenhagen. An awesome location, which was kind of my " home " , as I was sketching for at least a couple of month here, during my years of studying design and architecture. The show was amazing, and I can´t wait to get my hand on the wide high waisted pants and great fur coats from the collection. I see the 40´, 50´ and 70´ in this collection, which is very mature and elegant, and with great color.

Mrs. Malene Birger the founder and original designer of the brand has always been a busy lady. First in 1997 when she created the fashion company,  Day Birger et Mikkelsen with Keld Mikkelsen, since in 2003 with the fashion brandby Malene Birger and now in 2014 with her interior design studio Birger1962. And with everything she makes, whether it´s in fashion or interior, you see a red line of elegance and international style. Very impressive and admirable. Christina

F/W 2016 show at Glyptoteket.

F/W 2016 great color, elegance, chopped high waisted pants and lovely fur.

This new Torun Bag, by Malene Birger is going to be mine very soon, I am sure :-)

Mrs. Malene Birger herself.

by Malene Birger headquarter Copenhagen, Frederiksberg.

by Malene Birger headquarter in Copenhagen, Frederiksberg.

Interior at by Malene Birger headquarter, super stylish and feminine. I was in a meeting here not long ago. What a beautiful place to turn up for work every morning.

Interior by Malene Birger

Birger1962 interior studio, with great inspiration from all of Malene Birger´s travels around the world.

 Remember if you need help with a personal styling, I will be happy to assist you , Christina