Let’s organize!

Do you often find yourself in need of a place to put your small bits and pieces? If so, you are in luck! This spring, we are expanding our range of storage solutions with new colors of popular designs as well as two brand new organizing series.

Nail it with a Nic Nac

It is easy to keep order in all the small items that are useful to have close at hand with the newcomer Nic Nac.

Nic Nac is designed by Nicholai Wiig Hansen, who has combined his passion for a stringent, industrial look with refined details, which gives the design of Nic Nac a balanced expression. Use it for office supplies, make-up brushes or even cutlery. There are a countless number of possibilities, just let your creativity flow.


Nic Nac is available in a variety of colors and sizes to match your personal style.

Put it in a pocket

Our Pocket organizer is a decorative storage solution, which just like Nic Nac is ideal for any number of purposes around the house. Pocket is now available in a delicate powder blue, which is perfect for bringing a fresh spring feel to your decor. Designer Simon Legald found his inspiration in a bulging shirt pocket, which gave him the idea for the flat opening and rounded bottom.

By using the walls for storage, you are able to make the most of the space you have. With Pocket there is no excuse for leaving things around the house.


There is a size and color for every need. Combine them for a dynamic and eye-catching look. Use for example the powder blue pockets for a clean and calming feel and make a sophisticated contrast with one of the darker colors.

Lay it on a Tray

Most of us think that when we clean up, all our small bits and pieces should be tucked away in drawers, but most small objects look great as decoration and give a homely yet fashionable impression. Astro is a new range of oak trays that allow your accessories to be presented in an organized way. The strong oak makes the tray durable, whilst the warm color of the wood adds an exclusive contrast to the practical design.

The Spanish designer Nestor Campos was inspired by the universe and how it is made up of chaos and order at the same time. He explains: “The planets move around in the universe on the same predictable course, but each planet contains a chaos of elements. The trays also have predictable paths when they are placed one on top of each other, and at the same time they keep the chaos of small objects in control.”


Astro is available in five different sizes that can be combined and stacked in multiple ways and slides perfectly into each other for a playful and dynamic appearance. Use them together or just one. Each tray distinguishes itself with its unique shape.

Flip, flap, flawless

When you organize your accessories it’s important to place the objects were they come in handy. We often look in the mirror before we leave, so why not let it be here you keep the last things you use to get ready or need to remember just before you leave the house. Flip makes it easy to store your accessories were you need them and this season four new spring colors are joining the collection. Dusty blue, blush, lemonade yellow and a cool grey.


 The chic Flip mirror can be turned up, down and rotated 360 degrees and is now available in 7 different colors.

With renewed and organized arrangements, you can now lean back and enjoy the feeling of a clean and spotless home. You will never have to waste time looking for your bits and pieces again, now you know exactly where they are.


Acrobatic manoeuvres

One of the latest additions to our collection of lighting, the Acrobat table lamp, is now in stock, and we thought this was a great occasion to delve into the story of this amazing lamp and its acrobatic skills.

Acrobat is an adjustable table lamp with a playful and futuristic design that surprises the viewer. Like an acrobat, this lamp can adopt almost magical positions. The design consists of an oblong LED light source balancing on a cone-shaped base. The two parts are held together by magnets only, which means that the lamp can be moved both vertically and horizontally in a vast number of positions. This makes for at very versatile lamp, that can transform its expression and be used as both a direct and indirect source of lighting, depending on how the lamp is placed on its base.


Illustration made by Marc Venot

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The French industrial designer Marc Venot is behind this intelligent design. Marc has a degree in industrial design from the ENSCI in Paris. After his graduation in 2004, he worked for 6 years for a French global design agency specialised in brand luxury, until he in 2011 opened a design studio in his own name.

Before Marc began his career within the field of design, he earned a university degree in maths and physics. Marc’s background in physics is evident in his approach to design, which he, to our luck, decided to take up instead. The lamp Acrobat is a perfect example of how he manages to combine his knowledge from the two fields. We have asked Marc a few questions about his work and how the design of Acrobat came about.

Designer Marc Venot

What is your design philosophy?

I love the simplicity and the elegance of discretion. Today, the true refinement is when an object is well drawn and especially well manufactured with right and beautiful materials. Every details need to be thought and neat. For me, it’s the only way for an object to be sustainable and create a real affective link with people. These objects are not easy to create, but when you get there the pleasure is immense.

How would you describe your approach to design? 

I am fascinated by the basic principle of physics and mechanics. Project after project I realize that these principles are often present in my work. I try to make them invisible and totally integrated in the design of the product so that the use is as surprising as possible. A good product is an object which reveals itself with its use.


One of Marc Venot’s technical sketches of Acrobat

Understanding how an object is built, constructed and operates has always been an interest of mine. Since I was a child, I have had the annoying habit of dismantling all the objects that I meet. I cannot prevent myself, even if ultimately my remote control car or my reel fishing rod does not work anymore after being reassembled!

What is the concept behind Acrobat?

I was looking for a way to achieve a multi directional table lamp without any mechanical connection. I wanted to find a magic joining, intelligent and without limit. A single light source delicately placed on a soft pedestal.


Another sketch from the design proces

What was your inspiration for Acrobat? 

I’ve always been fascinated by magnets and the magic they can generate. How they defy the laws of our natural perception. With the new generation of “Neodynium” magnets, the forces, which attraction relies on, can be much stronger. The idea of this lamp came to me while I was playing with this type of very strong magnets.

How did you come from idea to final product?

To get from idea to final product, I went through a whole series of manual testing. What should be the correct geometry, the strength of the two magnets so that they would interact well together, allowing the lamp to slide perfectly on its base. Tests also involved finding the right lighting led source. It was a long process with a lot of doubt, but I have always remained confident that it would finally work.


And it did work! Marc found the perfect formula and has created an innovative and intriguing design. Acrobat is a table lamp that you find yourself wanting to play with and grasp how it works.

Find Acrobat here.


Carrot Charm

January Cake Cavalcade #3

This week’s cake is a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting!

Cecilia Fahlström, from the blog Copenhagen Cakes, have come up with one delicious cake recipe after another here in January, after we gave her the challenge of curing our post-Christmas blues with sweet treats and creative use of our designs.

This week, we will bite into her tasty carrot cake. Cecilia’s version of the carrot cake is layered with cream cheese frosting and decorated with rose-like cream cheese frosting swirls. Its height and charming appearance will impress whoever is lucky enough to be invited for cake.

With the following recipe you get a cake that is full of flavor and warmth from the spices and lusciously moist due to the carrots, and the pineapple, which Cecilia cleverly adds. The silky smooth creme cheese frosting completes the sweet encounter.

Good kitchen utensils make baking more fun. Get everything you need ready and weigh out the ingredients before hand for a smooth and easy process 

Carrot cake with frosting

Carrot cake


2 eggs
1 dl of flavor neutral oil
100 grams of sugar
25 grams of brown sugar
1/2 can, circa 250 grams, of finely chopped pineapple
1 teaspoon of vanilla sugar
125 grams of flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of baking powder
0,25 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
A smidgen of powdered carnation
125 grams of shredded carrot
(100 grams of walnuts or pecans– can be left out)


  • Preheat the oven to 185 °C
  • Grease three spring forms (15-16 cm) with butter and sprinkle them with flour. Knock excess flour out of the form.
  • Whip egg, oil, sugar and brown sugar together with an electric mixer
  • Squeeze the pineapple juice out of the pineapple chops in a dish cloth (pour the pineapple in the dish cloth and twist it tightly over a sink) and turn the chopped pineapple in the mixture.
  • Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and powdered carnation in the egg mixture.
  • Mix in carrots and nuts if you prefer.
  • Pour the batter into the two spring forms.
  • Bake the cake for 20-25 minutes or until you can stick a needle in the cake which comes out clean.
  • Let the cake cool down.

Carrot cake in the making

Peeling carrots is easy peasy when you have a good peeler

Juicy pineapple adds flavor to the carrot cake

Cream cheese frosting


450 grams of powder sugar
75 grams of unsalted butter, room temperature
190 grams of cream cheese naturel (not low fat), cold from the fridge


  • Whip powder sugar and butter together with medium speed until it is mixed well.
  • Add all the cream cheese and whip until it is mixed. Increase the speed and whip until the frosting is light and airy, it takes about 5 minutes. Be careful not to whip too long, as the frosting will become thin and liquid.

Assemble the cake

  • Trim the baked (and completely cooled) cakes so they have an even and level surface.
  • Add a layer of frosting between every layer of cake and finish off with frosting on the top of your carrot cake.

Voila! You carrot cake is ready to serve.

Create a spring vibe by filling your home with fresh flowers in pastel colored vases. This is actually Geo jars artfully used for the purpose

Sadly, this was the last of our cake adventure with Copenhagen Cakes. Don’t forget to try the chocolate cupcakes and the lemon meringue pies.
You can also visit www.copenhagencakes.com for more delicious recipes.

Thank you Cecilia, for satisfying our sweet tooth throughout January!

30th anniversary at Maison et Objet 2016

We have arrived! Once again, we have set up at the Maison et Objet fair in Paris. We are thrilled to be back in this enchanting city and excited to present our spring novelties to buyers and press for the 30th time in a row!  True to tradition, we snapped some photos before the doors opened for visitors to be able to let you in on this year’s presentation and novelties.

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Come find us at hall 7, stand B 78/C 77!

If you are curious and want to know more about the novelties we are presenting at Maison et Objet, you can explore more here.

Lemon Love

January Cake Cavalcade #2

This week’s cake is lemon meringue pies!

Blogger, Cecilia Fahlström, of Copenhagen Cakes is treating us with one recipe a week throughout January, providing us with inspiration for kitchen fun and nifty use of our designs. Last week, we indulged in rich chocolate cupcakes that left us wanting more!

This week’s cake is an elegant showstopper great for the afternoon tea or as dessert after dinner. These lemon meringue pies are a delight to the eye and a feast for your tastebuds. The bitterness of the lemon is perfectly balanced by the sweetness of the meringue and the buttery base rounds it off like a dream. No wonder this French treat has become a classic among cakes. Here is how Cecilia makes it:

Surround yourself with pretty pastels to increase the pleasure of baking

Lemon Meringue Pies

Pies (5 pies)


100 grams of flour
30 grams of powder sugar
a pinch of salt
60 grams of butter
½ tablespoon of cold water
½ egg yoke


  • Mix flour, powder sugar and salt in a bowl with a mixer.
  • Add butter and water and stir until the mixture has the texture of sand. Add the half egg yoke and stir until the dough takes shape.
  • Wrap the dough in film and let it rest in the fridge for 2 hours.
  • Grease five baking forms (10 cm) and sprinkle them with flour. Tap the forms to get rid of excess flour.
  • Roll out the dough on a surface sprinkled with flour and gently put the dough in the forms. Put the forms with the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile preheat the oven to 180 °C.
  • Bake the pie bases in the oven for 18-20 minutes until they are slightly golden. Prepare the lemon filling while the pie bases bake.
  • When the pie bases are done, take them out and turn down the oven temperature to 150 °C.

Invest in high quality tools and they will assist you in the kitchen for years to come. Cecilia is rolling out pie dough with the Craft rolling pin in oak and marble  

Lemon filling


Juice and finely shredded peel of 1 organic lemon
50 grams of sugar
1 egg
1 egg yoke
1 dl of cream


  • Pour all the ingredients into a bowl and blend them with a hand blender. Pour the lemon filling into the prebaked pie bases and bake the lemon pies in the oven for 10-15 minutes until the filling has set.
  • Let the pies cool down completely before you put on the meringue.

Lemon peel is very aromatic and adds lots of flavor. Schred it finely and try to avoid the bitter white layer. Pinch will help you do the job.

What is more refreshing than the smell of freshly squeezed lemons? Get the juices flowing with the Squeezer



2 pasteurized egg whites
80 grams of sugar


  • Pour egg whites and sugar into a bowl and place it on top of a water bath with simmering water. Stir constantly until the egg mixture is heated and the sugar dissolves.
  • Take the bowl from the heat, either when all the sugar is dissolved or when the egg mixture reaches 70 °C
  • Pour the mixture in a bowl in a mixer and whip with high speed until the meringue is firm and shiny.
  • Pour the meringue in a piping bag with tulle and decorate the pies.

Delicate cakes should be served on delicate pastels. Here a mint Geo tray 

Lemon meringue tea for lemon meringue pies

Serve with a pot of your favorite tea and enjoy that moment where you take the first heavenly bite of your lemon meringue pie!

Don’t forget to check the blog next week for the last of the recipes in our January Cake Cavalcade.

Form spotted in Slovenia!

The Form Collection travels around the world. We’ve recently spotted it in a new trendy restaurant in Slovenia.

Tonca is the name of a new modern pizzaria and restaurant in the small town Koznia in Slovenia. Here you can enjoy servings seated at the Form chairs and barstools. The building, which the restaurant resides in, was originally a two hundred years old stone house, which has now been transformed into a pizzeria out of the ordinary.

The terrazzo floor, minimalistic decor and simple color range give Tonca a clean look as a contrast to the characteristic building

The transformation from stone house to restaurant is designed by the young architect Sanja Premrn

The restaurant represents a union of old and new. The original stone walls and the visible beams in the ceiling brings soul and character, while the more minimalistic decor adds a modern touch to the premises.

The Form chairs compliment the surroundings with their unique shape and Nordic wooden frame and add a modern Scandinavian look to the restaurant

Great comfort in warm and sophisticated surroundings. A perfect place to catch up with friends!

The restaurant is located on Bazoviška cesta 20, 6240 Kozina, Slovenia.

A touch of nude and green

Does your home need an update? All you really need to do is add a little color. We love colors! Our recent obsession is the tantalizing combination of green and nude. A pale pink for a sweet brightness and a dusty green to give some edge.

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Tint Throw Blanket in nude

You only need to change a few items to bring the nude and green look into your home. With a Tint Throw Blanket you can easily change the appearance of an old couch. If you have dark furniture, choose a lighter blanket to brighten up your living room. Tint Throw Blanket in nude looks dashing on a dark grey couch.

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Amp Lamp in small and large. Also available as a table lamp.

Lighting is so important this time of year and why not do it with style? The Amp Lamp in dusty green looks stunning when hung in a group over a dinner table. Its warm light is perfect for the season and gives a cozy touch to your decor.


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Plus Bed Linen is made from satin weaved cotton for a soft and smooth quality 

Enjoy a cold winter day in bed with Plus Bed Linen in nude. The graphic pattern made of tiny little plusses makes it easy to have a top tuned bedroom all the time, even without a bedspread. Spare yourself the time of making your bed, and let the linen speak for itself.

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Pocket organizer is available in four different sizes and is also ideal for office supplies

Do not forget your entrance. It is the first thing you see when you enter your home, so remember to update your decor here as well. The Pocket Organizer is perfect for all your winter accessories, like scarves and mittens, and the dark green color really brings a boring white wall to life.

With simple means, you can make a huge difference, so do not be afraid to use colors. It is an easy way to personalize your home!


Chocolate Craving

January Cake Cavalcade #1

This week’s cake is chocolate cupcakes topped with chocolate ganache!

For the last couple of days, that unmistakable craving for chocolate has started to grow in us. Luckily, Copenhagen Cakes blogger Cecilia Fahlström, who will be bringing us delicious cake recipes this month, has read our minds and has come up with this recipe for rich chocolate cupcakes with mouth-watering chocolate ganache.

Cecilia took one look at our Heima Series and envisioned a dusky setting with treats that will warm you from within. These sweet temptations are made with 70% dark chocolate and will most definitely fulfil our chocolate desires – and perhaps also yours? Try the recipe below:

Store chocolate and sweets in decorative boxes. This transparent glass box called Brilliant will give you a peek of what’s inside

Chocolate cupcakes

Cupcakes (18 cakes)


200 grams of flour
40 grams of unsweetened cocoa
280 grams of sugar
3 teaspoons of baking powder
A pinch of salt
80 grams of soft butter
2,4 dl semi-skimmed milk
2 eggs
2 teaspoons of vanilla sugar
100 grams of chopped dark chocolate 70%


  • Preheat the oven to 170 °C.
  • Whip soft butter, flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt until all ingredients are mixed together.
  • Whip milk, eggs and vanilla sugar in another bowl and then mix the contents of the two bowls together. Whip until the texture is smooth and even. Turn the chopped chocolate in the batter.
  • Fill your muffin cups 2/3 of the way to the edge. Be aware that these cupcakes rise quite a lot, so don’t fill the cups too much.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes.

If you can’t get enough chocolate, or want to give the cupcakes a more matte finish, sprinkle them with a fine layer of cocoa powder

Whipped chocolate ganache


80 grams of dark chocolate 70%, chopped
2,4 dl of cream
If necessary, extra cream


  • Pour chopped chocolate and cream in a pot and heat it while stirring. The cream mustn’t boil! Remove the pot from the heat when the chocolate is melted and the ganache is smooth and even.
  • Pour your chocolate ganache in a bowl and wrap the bowl with film. Make sure the film rests on the chocolate ganache and seals the bowls inner sides to avoid condensation.
  • Put the bowl in the fridge and let the ganache rest for a minimum of 4 hours.
  • Just before serving, take the bowl out of the fridge and whip the ganache with a hand mixer. Add more cream while whipping, if the texture needs to be thinner.
  • Pour your whipped chocolate ganache in a piping bag with tulle and decorate your cupcakes.

When your cakes are baked and your ganache is cooling, you will have plenty of time to decorate your table. Create a wintery atmosphere with decorative branches in Still vases

Think creative in your use of tableware. Like Cecilia, who serves her cupcakes on this plate designed for Block candles from our Heima candle holder series

Accompany these intense chocolate cakes with a strong drink. A glass of whiskey or a cup of well-brewed coffee will do the job. Dig in and enjoy!

Next week we will share another of Cecilia’s recipes, so stay tuned on the blog.

A Cake Cavalcade

The month of January can be long and dull. The festive season has passed and here in the North, the days are short and cold and the longing for spring grows bigger by the minut. Oh, how to keep the spirit up?
Cake! Bake a cake and cuddle up inside to avoid those winter blues. Delight your family and friends with a homemade treat and you will be the hero of the day.

We have teamed up with Cecilia Fahlström alias Copenhagen Cakes who will help sweeten the month of January by bringing us three delicious cake recipes inspired by Normann Copenhagen accessories and kitchen tools. One cake a week in a three week cake cavalcade. Seeing how our designs become personalized by being used and integrated into an individual style is a great pleasure and source of inspiration to us, and we can’t wait to see them through the eyes, and baking skills, of Cecilia.

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If you haven’t already made the acquaintance of Copenhagen Cakes, you should do yourself the favor of paying the blog and instagram a visit. A mouth-watering experience awaits you!

Cecilia is a 27 years old PR and marketing professional living in Copenhagen, who has a weakness for cakes and desserts. Her delicious recipes and refined aesthetics has quickly made her blog and instagram popular amongst those with a sweet tooth and a joy of beautiful imagery. In addition to her job, Cecilia does food articles and recipes for Danish magazines and in the spring of 2015 she published her first cake cookbook.

We’ve asked her a few questions to get to know her better:

Questions & Answers

Cecilia Fahlström

Have you always been baking a lot?

I have loved baking for as long as I can remember. When I was younger my parents always invited me to join them in the kitchen and I guess that is where my interest in baking really started.

What is your all-time favorite baking ingredient?

I don’t really have a favorite ingredient – one day I’m obsessed with chocolate, the next day fruits, the next day it’s salted caramel and so on.

What inspires you?

I find a lot of my inspiration when I go out to eat and have something really amazing. That makes me want to try to recreate a cake or dessert with the same combination of ingredients, maybe used in a different way. I get my visual inspiration from Instagram, Foodgawker, Pinterest etc.

Can you tell us about the kind of aesthetic thinking you do when you make your cakes and style them for photography?

I almost always envision how a cake is going to look, before I know what cake I’m going to make. For example, there’s an amazing florist on my street and when I pass by, I see before me a beautiful tall cake topped with pink flowers, and then I start thinking about which ingredients and components the cake should be made from that would compliment the flowers.

When is something “typically Cecilia”? Can you describe your style?

My style is feminine and pretty, but still rustic and not at all perfect. I want people to look at my recipes and want to try them out – instead of being frightened by high technical skill and flawless looks.

Your beautiful cakes and images show you have a great sense of aesthetics. We are curious to whether this means you also have an interest in interior?

Thank you! I am very interested in interior and luckily so is my boyfriend. We both care highly about furnishing and decorating our apartment with high quality products in a timeless design.

What does your home look like?

My home is bright and minimalistic. We live in a big old typical Copenhagen apartment. When we moved in the walls were painted dark green in some rooms, orange and red in others. We quickly painted everything white! The apartment is contemporary decorated with simple and white modern furniture with a touch of personal things that carry a lot of memories – for example my grandparent’s piano, an old carpet of my father’s etc. The kitchen is the only room still looking like it came straight from the 80’s, with ugly brown laminate floors and brown cabinets. We are hoping to start tearing it all down and building a new kitchen from scratch in the next few months.

What brings you energy in your daily life? 

Coffee (working in the restaurant business means there’s always coffee around)! Besides coffee, I refuel when going for a run or working out in the gym. Having just finished my education I haven’t had much time for travelling the past couple of years, but this is something I usually prioritize to just get away and see the world. Preferably with a coffee in one hand and my camera in the other.

Let’s get baking

Now that we’ve introduced Cecilia, we are ready to begin our cake cavalcade. Check in next week where we will publish the first recipe!


The perfect wardrobe

For the many, the turn of the year indicates new beginnings and thus gives rise to promises of better habits. There is nothing like a new year and the outlook for spring that gives you a sudden urge to prune your life and home to make room for something new and fresh.

An area with potential for improvement is most likely the wardrobe. Why not use the turn of the year as an occasion to start again in a more organized way? Declutter your wardrobe and make dressing a joy. Start by weeding out your clothes; out with the shabby and ill-fitting and farewell to never-worn impulse purchases and the pieces you haven’t actually worn since the millennium. Then get rid of that wobbly old closet where everything is cluttering up.

Now, let’s create the perfect new wardrobe set-up…

Create overview

A clothing rack gives you a useful overview of your clothes. It’s easy to see what you have, which potentially means that you will use more of your clothes. No treasures forgotten in the back of the closet. Keep a smaller closet or dresser to store your basics, like t-shirts and jeans, as well as your socks and lingerie.

Choose a clothing rack with a bottom shelve and you will have extra space for shoes. This here is Toj

Shelves for shoes

A necessity in the perfect wardrobe area is plenty of room for shoes. Use a bookcase for shoes and larger bags. Put the plain pairs you do not use that often in boxes and let the prettiest in the pack shine on a shelve. There’s also room for your jewelry box.

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The One step up bookcase matches the Toj clothes rack. Combine them for a coherent storage solution

Have a seat

Include a beautiful pouf to have a place to sit while putting on shoes or to lay down clothes while trying on outfits. A pouf will give your wardrobe area a luxurious feel.

Velour adds an exclusive and glamorous touch to your wardrobe area. Here the Circus pouf 

Put them on display

Hang your bags on a coat rack, so you can easily grab the one that matches your outfit and doings. If you are a bit of a collector, this is a great way to display your collection and be able to enjoy it, even when it is not in use.

The Play coat rack has a welcoming look and its soft rounded pegs won’t damage the strops and handles of your bags 

The final touch

The final touch for a perfect outfit is accessories and thus the final touch for the perfect wardrobe area must be accessory storage. Store your belts, sunglasses, hairbands, scarves and the like in smaller containers to avoid clutter. Wall-storage saves space and if you choose a creative solution it can work as a decorational element too.

These Pocket organizers are perfect for the purpose and can be mixed and matched to your liking

All that is left to do is to fill in your clothes and enjoy your new organized wardrobe area. There might even be room for that blouse you’ve been eyeing!