The 'Sky' collection When I think of the sky I imagine an enormous canvas that every human being gaze at every day. The sky changes its colors and structure every minute, and it is able to change and influence our mood and circadian rhythm. We are able to control much in life, but the sky is unchangeable, which is exactly why this phenomenon in my opinion is so fantastic.
I am intrigued by the blue sky's revitalising effect and fascinated by the starlit sky a cold winter's night. The sky is humanities common ground, a master piece which we need to protect and value every single day.
Signed by Silke Bonde.
The art print is sold unframed and carefully packed and shipped in a cardboard tube to avoid damage during shipping.
All my art prints are always sent in cardboard tubes. Today I made a simple and natural gift wrapping to demonstrate how easy it is to make them beautiful for Christmas. Just a simple little branch or flower from the garden can make such a huge difference.
Silke Bonde - the beginning
I have always been a creative person who enjoyed creating small projects at home. During my childhood I had plenty of room for my small projects, and I have always had different artistic tools to amuse myself with. When I went to school as a child my teacher referred to me as ‘the creative one in the class’, and I remember that I liked that title.
"Grow Up" collection
Growing into a new collection
In the new “Grow Up” collection the twenty-two unique art pieces are created by combining both water coloring and sewing. It is the blend between the natural and organic shapes from the watercolor together with the imperfect, asymmetric and incomplete in the sewing thread that complies with the Japanese aesthetics. Each creation in the collection is unique with its own special illustration. The art pieces all represent the diversity of plants and the different shades of green you will find in the botanical universe.
Silke Bonde guide to Tokyo. Architecture, design shops and food. Areas in Tokyo.
Summer in Denmark is something really special. We do not constantly have great weather or crystal clear water but we have something else. For me it’s the smell right after the summer rain, the colours on the beach and the late summer evenings that makes it so special. The weather is a huge topic here in Denmark especially during the summer. We appreciate the sun so much more because we do not regularly have it, and when the rain is coming we lean back in our favourite chairs with a good book and a cup of tea and enjoy the Danish ‘hygge’. It’s the contrasts that tell us to take nothing for granted and make us appreciate the little things.
Styling for Jono Smart
I had the pleasure of styling some beautiful ceramics made by Jono Smart. I love the straight lines and the simple forms in his work. It’s the combination of aesthetic simplicity and the handmade touch I like the most. To celebrate the spring I added some simple elements that shows the functionality of the ceramics. The projects was made in collaboration with AtMine.
Silke Bonde wedding. We were so lucky to have found this very pretty spot in the middle of the forrest called Herthadalen. They serve delicate food with ingredients from the garden and nearby farmers and the entire place has a beautiful nordic vibe. Luckily, the sun was out allowing us to enjoy the terrace with the beautiful lake view. I created the invitations, menu cards and place cards all inspired by our joy of nature. My dress was a vintage dress I found in a small vintage store in Copenhagen. I had a seamstress changeing it into a more lighter and simple dress.
Silke Bonde home
This is my home and my ever-changing favorite space. We moved to this apartment two years ago, as we were longing for the nature and the fresh air so we moved away from the center of Copenhagen to be closer to the forest and the sea. My favorite room is our living room with its huge windows and wooden floors. Our furniture is a mix of old and new and we love classic designs such as the Wegner sofa and the Eames Lounge chair. I like to keep it simple and to have a few favorite pieces at home which is also quite convenient since I am rearranging all the time.
Poul Henningsen house
Poul Henningsen build his own house in 1937 with help from his architect colleague Viggo Møller-Jensen in the city of Gentofte, close to Copenhagen.
The house was build in eleven different levels on a hillside and was very unusual for its time because of the building materials and the final look. Concrete blocks, roofing felt and iron windows painted in red are some of the dominating and characteristic elements of the house. The house has a very raw and unfinished look unlike the other houses in the area. Poul Henningsen even called his house "The ugliest house in Gentofte”. Back then the house was very much an aesthetic slap in the face to conservative Danish high- and middleclass
I am very lucky to have Glyptoteket just around the corner from the studio. Glyptoteket is a museum of international art located in the center of Copenhagen. The architecture of the building stands out from other buildings that you see in Copenhagen, which gives you the feeling of visiting Southern Europe. In the middle of the museum you find the winter garden which is my absolute favorite spot especially during the winter when everything is grey and cold outside.
Silke Bonde studio
I was so lucky to find this beautiful studio in the middle of Copenhagen in the spring of 2016. When I first saw it it was very dark and small. There was a dark green carpet on the floor and the room was full of furniture. So I painted the floors white, build my own simple shelf and working desk and added a few furniture, that made a huge difference. The studio is located in one of the old townhouses with its charming blue color. I have added an Egon Eiermann table, Vilhelm Lauritzen lamp & the Kevi Chair. I like it very simple here so that the artworks are in focus and there are room for new thoughts and projects. You are always welcome to stop by and have a look at the artworks if you are in the neighborhood.
I got married on a beautiful day in the summer of 2016 . My husband and I are huge fans of exploring nature and we really enjoy small trips away from the city in the weekends. We found a beautiful timbered house in the middle of a forest in the countryside an hour’s drive from Copenhagen. The place is called Herthadalen and serves delicate food. We thought this would be the perfect spot for us to celebrate the wedding. Therefore, it was very important for me when designing the wedding invitations to share our joy of nature. The invitations are made with watercolors to reflect the natural organic shapes and to create an aesthetic and simple look.
Under water collection
UNDER WATER. When you dive under the sea a whole new world full of life reveals itself to be explored. Engaging colours, spectacular shapes and beautiful fish provide the framework for this amazing underwater world.
Six years ago I took my diving certificate in Malaysia. At that time I honestly did not know what to expect. But I was overwhelmed. I was overwhelmed by all the beauty I met beneath the surface and in my excitement I wanted everybody else to have this experience. It is like looking at a large, ever-changing piece of art.
The new “Under water collection” is inspired by the shapes, patterns and structures you find under the sea. They are all made with watercolours to reflect the organic shapes and the floating life. When you dive under the surface the red colour is the first one to disappear. The blue is the last one.