I had a dinner party at my place a week ago for some friends who were visiting Minneapolis from Copenhagen. Like Americans, Danes are very hospitable-- which also manifests itself in their host/hostess gifts. Since Danes love to burn candles, they brought me a blue iittala votive which looks perfect on my desk. But what inspired me the most was the card that came with the gift. It was a minimalist rendering of Copenhagen's Nyhavn district.
The beautiful card was designed by Paw Pokorni of Paws Fabrik. After taking a look at the artists website, I realized the card was part of a larger poster series titled Mind Location, which was Paw Pokorni's interpretation of the cities he's traveled to. My personal favorites are the Paris and Oaxaca posters. These posters are minimalist, but not stark. The "Miami Art Deco" color scheme warms the posters perfectly. I've ordered mine (you can email the artist here), and cannot wait to frame and hang them in my home.