Saturday, August 23, 2008

Studiomama - Beach Chalet

London-based Studiomama is owned by the designer Nina Tolstrup who also built a rather lovely beach hut at Whitstable. As she says in an article for The Guardian:
"I was brought up in Denmark, so being outdoors and by the sea is something that's ingrained in me. I live in Shoreditch, east London, and though we have a roof terrace, it doesn't really count as a green space, so the possibility of escaping is a real treat. That's another very Danish thing - when you get into the mould of family life, you get a summer house."
The hut is 388 square feet plus front and back decks, has a vast window looking onto the sea, a wood burner and contains children's bunk beds and a double bed on the mezzanine level. It was constructed by a local builder, on galvanised steel stilts to stop flooding, with the cedar shingles adding a Scandinavian touch (inside it is clad with sawn softwood).


  1. Sweet!

    (Are you back from holiday, Alex?)

  2. That's utterly gorgeous.

  3. Nearly...

    And yes, it´s marvellous isn´t it?

  4. Anonymous4:52 PM

    How do cedar shingles add a Scandinavian touch? No cedar in Scandinavia.