A Celebration of Simple Pleasures, Living the Danish Way
My latest book is out now, published by Trapeze. The paperback version is out in September 2017
‘Abrahams’ Hygge could fill the Norwegian Wood hole this Christmas’ Bea Carvalho, non fiction buyer for Waterstones.
‘an involving and disarming personal evocation of how the Hygge concept has influenced the writer’s life,‘ Jo Cranford, The Erotic Review
‘Thoughtful and very personal,’ India Knight, Sunday Times Magazine
A delight for the mind, soul and heart! Wonderful writing, a touchy cover and rich details of a hygge life.’ Mari Balsama Wilson, Made on Holiday
‘One of the best,’ Yorkshire Post
For publicity enquires contact Mark McGinlay, firstname.lastname@example.org
Up coming events
Curating: I am now selecting for the September edition of new talent showcase Spotted, which will run at Olympia London as part of Top Drawer Autumn from 10th-12th September 2017, http://www.topdrawer.co.uk/new-talent-sectors/spotted
Judging: I will be on the judging panel for New Designers of the Year Award 2017 http://www.newdesigners.com/awards/
Talks: I will be doing an evening talk/workshop about hygge with Psychologies Magazine on 10th October 2017. More details to come.
Romancing the Home, How to Spend It June 3rd 2017
Best of British Windsor & Newton, CRAFTS May/June 2017
Breaking the Mould, Homes & Antiques June 2017 issue
Best of British, CRAFTS March/April 2017
Working Glass Hero, How to Spend It 18th February 2017
Reclaim to Fame, How to Spend It 4th February 2017
Collect Calls, Louis Thompson CRAFTS Jan/Feb 2017 issue
I also write regular exhibition previews and design profiles for How to Spend It.com
Recent exhibitions, talks & shows
Talks: I addressed an audience of architects and interior designers, talking about the impact of hygge in the well-designed workplace at Icons of Denmark as part of Clerkenwell Design Week 2017
Curating: I put together the talk/tour Bespoke Walls: How to Commission a Wallpaper with Claire Coles as part of London Craft Week 2017.
Talks: Pecha Kucha The Key, The Secret, April 2017
I joined the Pecha Kucha at the Geffrye Museum, talking about the key to design for wellbeing
Talk: Designing Difference, London Design Week March 2017
I chaired a discussion between artist and recipient of the Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon prize Rita Parniczky, Helen Amy Murray and Anna Garner, founder of The Garner, about the importance of individuality in an increasingly homogeneous world.
‘Your thoughtful questions gave Rita, Helen and Anna the opportunity to discuss their take on designing difference in front of an eager audience,’ Becky Metcalfe, PR Manager Design Centre London
Curating: The 12th edition of new design showcase Spotted, featuring 41 new brands, drew the crowds at Top Drawer Spring 2017. http://www.topdrawer.co.uk/new-talent-sectors/spotted
Please follow the links above for more information on these and other projects.