If you’re on Instagram I’m sure you’re all aware of the patterned wonders of instagram account @ihavethisthingwithfloors, ‘where feet meet nice floors’. Inspired by this trend for the ‘selfeet’ or ‘shoefie’, Luxury Flooring got in touch and challenged me to look down and tell the story of my own week through the floors, patterns and textures I might encounter on the ground.
It was a great week to get snapping, documenting everything from sunny park trips and early morning coffees to a visit to one of my favourite cities, Copenhagen. All in all, I walked nearly 90km across the whole week – across London pavements, along train stations, through airports, around furniture fairs, up spiral staircases and rooftops, into Copenhagen coffee shops and through flower markets. So let’s see what I got up to…
It’s a busy day in the Blueprint office for my day job as an architecture and design journalist. My beni ourain Moroccan rug is probably the prettiest thing I’m going to see under my feet today. Time for a quick coffee before it’s out the door and on to the train into central London…
Another day in the Blueprint office, I head out to the gardens around St Paul’s Cathedral in my lunch hour for a bit of colour and greenery. Spotted these wonderful pink hydrangeas.
Time to pack – I’m off to Copenhagen! I’ve got reading material for the plane, a notebook’s always handy, comfy shoes for walking around the city, and my sunglasses, just in case.
I’m at northmodern all day, it’s a furniture and lifestyle show that takes place each year in Copenhagen. I’m spotting lots of lovely designs and exciting, up-and-coming brands to watch out for (full post coming soon!), but I do love a classic, such as these Artek stools by Alvar Aalto.
Another morning at northmodern seeking out Danish design, I do love a nice patterned rug. In the afternoon I head into central Copenhagen to Atelier September for possibly the most instagrammed avocado on toast. It was well worth the hype.
A day out and about exploring Copenhagen, including the magical botanical gardens. White spiral staircases guide you up the old glass house, passing thick foliage and tropical plants.
My last day in Copenhagen – time to search out coffee and discover the Torvehallerne food market. Couldn’t resist snapping these bright peonies and prickly succulents.
So that was my busy week, with lots to see underfoot. Often we’re rushing about, from one place to the next, barely even looking up or down, so it was nice to stop every so often and appreciate the little things I would normally pass by. I’m still waiting for my dream white painted wooden flooring in the new house, but one day it will make for a perfect ‘selfeet’ blank canvas! 😉
This post was written in collaboration with Luxury Flooring