Inspiration – Maldives

I visited the Maldives last year and am dreaming back.. I loved the place! Enjoyed activities such as surfing, diving and snorkeling in addition to days with total relaxation. We stayed at Kandooma– and Cocoa island.

I like the way much of the interior and exterior matches the nature. The reception and restaurant buildings designed like giant coconuts, the floating villas designed like old traditional fishing boats, sun beds in the same color as the sand and natural parasols.

Photos : Åse Ørjasæter

SURFurniture – by bjørkheim

A little sneak peek of one of the furniture models I designed on my last Bali trip. From the collection SURFurniture – by bjørkheim.
Designed by me, Åse Ørjasæter. Inspired by surfing.
The coffee table will come in different colors and sizes.

I also designed some furnitures made of recycled boat wood and metal. Eco-friendly dining and coffee tables with rustic finishing and industrial details. I will share more photos when the delivery arrives. The collection is on its way to Norway right now.

Photos: Atval, my Balinese businesspartner.

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SURFurniture table – by bjørkheim
SURFurniture shelf – by bjørkheim


Morabito Art Villa – Bali

On my last visit to Bali I stayed at this amazing villa resort, Morabito Art Villa. The place is an oasis of pure relaxation, and staying there was just like living in Paradise.

Architecture and decoration, redesigned by Paris designer Pascal Morabito is a marriage of the contemporary and ancient works of art. I am very impressed by his work and get a lot of inspiration from Pascal every time I meet him. And from the rest of his creative family; both his wife Marie-Eve and their son Teo are very talented photographers, while their youngest son Tao is dedicated to filmmaking. Both the place and the hosts are great sources of inspiration.

Morabito Art Villa is located on Berawa Beach, on the southwest coast of Bali, walking distance from Seminyak. It can accommodate up to 25 guests and is the perfect place to celebrate weddings and other big events.

Photos: Åse Ørjasæter

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Inspiration – Bali

I love Bali! It has become my second home. A place I always have to go back to. In addition to sun, beach, surf, relaxation there are so many sources of inspiration. When I arrive I normally am tired from work, but when I leave my creativity has reached new levels and my bags are filled with interesting memories. The place is a mecca for handicraft, and you can get your own design ideas real in a couple of days. Each little village has their own handicraft tradition. Ubud is known for woodcarving, Celuk for gold and silver crafting and Batubulan for stone carving.

Recommended hangouts/cafés: Cafe Bali, Deus Ex Machina, Potato Head Beach Club, La Barca.

Place for interior shopping: Seminyak and Ubud.

Photos : Åse Ørjasæter

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Inspiration – Hoddevik

A perfect place to go when you want to relax and get inspiration is Hoddevik, on the west coast of Norway. Here your cellphone is out of reach and you’re one with the nature. You can go hiking in the mountains, attend yoga classes and go surfing. Stay at Akka Surf – a hippie castle owned by a fantastic and inspiring lady, Anne Lerfald.

Photos : Åse Ørjasæter