Interior design, home decor and trends. Environment and technology. I get out and about a lot in connection with my everyday life – and there are lots of stories to tell. The focal point of it all is my universe: RAIS Art of Fire.
Here on my blog, I will share my adventures with you. It may simply be a little tale from my everyday experiences. A story that makes me proud. It may be a longer explanation that will enlighten you. Inspiring images. A meeting with a satisfied customer. A little surprise. News. Insight. Outlooks.
You are welcome to share your thoughts with me. Express your opinion and ask questions. It is through dialogue that thoughts take flight and the best ideas are born!
The “yurt” originates from Central Asia. For over two thousand years, the nomads of the Mongolian plateaus have built their yurts, lived in the location for a few months, packed everything up and moved with their flocks to new grazing grounds. To set up their yurt again.
Some people might question why we at RAIS have gone to the considerable effort of producing a magazine to present our wood-burning stoves and fireplace inserts.
Because everyone knows avoiding traditional marketing with its paper, printers and transport is considered normal these days.
When, like me, you spend hours upon hours most work days in a factory where raw steel plates are transformed into, let me call it “designer furniture of sorts that produces warmth”, it is both motivating and encouraging to discover fine examples of how the products are incorporated in homes and businesses by the owners and users.
I'll get straight to the point: for years, I have been a user of an ordinary wood-burning stove. In my daily work, I am mostly at my desk in front of a computer, so I actually enjoy felling trees and all the outdoor work involved in handling the firewood.
In the weeks leading up to Christmas, we often feel we have all kinds of things we need to get done.
Just planning the holidays and making all the arrangements can take time.
When there are small children in the family, we also want them to notice it is Christmas – and things need to be done in their pace. There's no rushing.
A little bird told me that a gas-burning stove from RAIS had moved into the lobby of one of the big, busy hotels nearby, Hotel Jutlandia in Frederikshavn. So I made a little trip.
When we were out for a day of fun in the woods with Fyrrekrat kindergarten, I saw just how easy it is to relish the little things in life. Like roasting over an open fire. Including a grill.
When you have a busy schedule, making good on all those good ideas and finding time for raw hygge can be hard.
I have been looking forward to presenting the iconic Circle to you. And now, I can show you the first images… ☺
Just look at how this newly designed bonfire stove can add an element of chic to your outdoor living space! Garden or patio. Created here, in the land of the Vikings, for use in any season.
Circle sits almost majestically atop its base in any type of weather.
How about a little herring with a beer and snaps by the fire? That is all a part of Christmas here.
In Denmark, where I sit - RAIS's homeland and still its country of production – we have short, dark winters. But at this time of year, we have LOTS of hygge indoors, with a crackling fire and pleasant heat from the stove.J Fur on the sofa and woollen throws.
I have actually been a little excited about the first reactions to our new product from RAIS: Woodframe.
It is in the pipeline, but I can already show you some photos of the first installation for one of our regular customers, Jacob at Skagenfood in Skagen...
Recently I was in Skagen, at the northern tip of Denmark – see the – to get some inspiration from the kitchen's wonderful interior – but that's not where it ends.
Inspiration for your outdoor area
The days have grown lighter. Longer. Energy is coming back. The birds are chirping. Hurray, it is spring! Are you also just coming out of winter hibernation? Are you just like me – anxious to get out into the fresh air, under a blue sky, and start working in the garden or on the patio? Then read on.
Here in Jutland, people don't brag. But we're going to anyway...
Because when we discover that some of Denmark's best designers – from among the many makes and models available on the market – with great care pick and install a RAIS! It is heart-warming – not just on a Swedish farm or in a black ranch home near Esrum Lake in Northern Zealand – but in Frederikshavn, too.