A Day With… Darling Clementine


Being a HUGE fan I have been dying to have design studio Darling Clementine feature in a Day With for a long, long time, and today that day has come! The girls were very busy these last few months so I’m really appreciative that they took some time out to give us a peek at their day and their amazing new studio! How gorgeous are the black and white tiled floors? Thanks ladies!


We are Tonje and Ingrid, and we are Darling Clementine.

We specialize in making stationary products, and we love to design and have fun at work!

We have just moved into our new office, in the Old Town of Oslo, Norway.


It has everything we dreamed of; shopfront with old beautiful windows, chess patterned floor and a huge storage space in the basement. We have re-decorated the entire space, and we are thrilled to finally have our own place! We would have loved to show you more images of it, but as predicted it always takes a long time to get everything in place.

Therefore we are still working on top of boxes, wondering where we put this and that during the move, and smelling of paint when we get home. We are going to have an opening party Friday the 11th of June so that’s our deadline…

We love it here though! Here is what our day today looks like:

We always start the week with a Monday meeting. This is sometimes hard to keep strict as we are so close friends and usually have so many things to talk about from our weekend! We always make a cup of lovely coffee to accompany our long list of what to do this week.


Today has been especially sunny and warm here in Oslo so we snuck out after our meeting for a small break in the sun outside our office. (image; tonje front)

When we have divided our list of things to do we usually have a few hours answering e-mails and getting our Etsy and shop orders ready for the postman.



We usually get so wrapped up in what we are doing that we forget that lunchtime is way overdue, so around 2 o´clock we finally sit down for some lovely food. This is our favourite time of day, and we always make sure to have fresh veg and nice norwegian bread. We are so lucky to have a backyard at our new place so we eat our lunch under the trees listening to the birds and the bees.


We are usually working on either self-initiated design projects or on free-lance work for others. Lately we have been working on a new line of designs for Nineteenseventythree, as well as marketing our brand new series- Woodland. It is great to be able to decide so many of your own projects, this means we are never bored and we always have something to do. In July for instance, which is the slowest month usually, we are always busy making designs for Christmas!

We are also busy planning some exciting new products coming soon! We love the fact that our designs can be used for other type of products, so wait and see 🙂



After another great day at work we lock up our turquoise door and say our farewells. But it´s not for long. Tomorrow is another day with more lovely conversations, ideas and sunshine.

Thank you for having us!

Author: Rohini Wahi

Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.

She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at mail@rohiniwahi.com

1 Comment on A Day With… Darling Clementine

  1. Jennifer
    Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 18:13 at 6:13 pm (12 years ago)

    What a fun look inside a day at the DC headquarters! It looks like such a lovely place to work, creating interesting and playful designs.

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