Sunday, September 30, 2012

Woonbeurs Amsterdam

Thursday I went to the Woonbeurs in Amsterdam. It was an inspiring day: lovely designs, beautiful stands and the sweetest people! Here some pictures I made from the VT Wonen house, 101 Woonideeën house and the lovely Ariadne at Home house.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Ferm Living

The Danish company called Ferm Living aims at designing and manufacturing interior products with a graphic touch. Here is a little selection from their Autumn Winter 2012 collection. I really like the soft colours and the patterns they used!  

A sip of gold

In times of crisis gold always is popular, literally and figuratively. People dress more decadent just to “conceil” the less wealthy times. Opposite you see that fashion is a bit more sober in better economic times. However I wanted to show you some of the most beautiful products with touches of gold. 1 This Bufferlamp is almost a design classic. Wieki Somers designed the lamp in 2002 and it is still going strong. I sell the lamp in my webshop, so I can tell it’s still a big hit! 2 Very decadent champagne Goblet  from Sieger by Fürstenburg. It’s from the collection called Sip of Gold, need I say more? 3 Kiki van Eijk makes the most beautiful and extraordinary objects. For example this Soft Clock from ceramic. 4 Little plates big on versatility. You can use these tidbit plates by Kate Spade New York for hors d'oeuvres and appetizers. 5 This handmade Paper Mache bowl is made from recycled paper and is made by Etco (available at Etsy). 6 Grid is an eye-catching vase collection manufactured by Turkish artisans, bestowed with hundreds of years of experience craftsmanship. It combines contemporary design with Turkish sensibility. Designed by the very gifted Jaime Hayon for Gaia & Gino.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Vive La France!

I am sorry it was a little quiet here, but we were on vacation to France! Here is a little sneak peak: a photo I have taken on the road. Later this week I will post some more photographs.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Fiene in Tein's blue room

Just had to share these with you! These photos I made a few months ago for my Photography course. It's my daughter Fiene in her brother's room. As you can see he has a blue wall. Luckily he is all into the color blue right now but for some while it was the question whether he liked blue. He had a strong preference for green for some months. Since Tein was born I have bought everything in blue, grey, white & black. So also his clothes are in that colours (with the exception of a few garments which we had been given or a very few that I bought myself). In his "green" phase he wanted to wear green (as little as he was). That resulted sometimes in funny outfits. For example at his third birthday. I am always very precise in choosing his outfit for his birthdays (I like them to match the decorating & cake colours, call it professional deformation...). But on his third birthday things went a little bit different. My sister often comes early at our birthday parties to help me with the cake, decorations etcetera (yes, all in a very carefully selected color scheme: blue, silver & white!). So she was already here when Tein still was taking his nap. When he woke up my sister went upstairs to take him out of his bed and dress him. Well... she thought lets let the birthday boy pick out his clothes himself! That resulted in a green onesie which was way too small and a green sweatpants which was 10 cm too short!!! But green it was! When my sister and Tein came down I really had to swallow a few times, it wasn't the outfit I expected to say the least. I didn't have the heart to change his outfit, because he had chosen it himself and HE really liked it! So in the end we had a great birthday party (with a lot of explaning to our guests why my son was wearing this "unique" green outfit :-)) and I took a lot of photo's from Tein's face, so you could see as little as possible of his clothes. Now two years later, I can happily say that the green period only lasted a few months and that blue is very popular again!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Autumn Winter 2012 collection by nord

Hereby I show you a glimpse of the Autumn Winter 2012 collection from by nord. I think they have beautiful items in their collection, you must see their website for more beautifulness! by nord Copenhagen was founded in 2008 and they design and produce timeless home accessories of high quality. They are inspired by the diversity of the raw yet beautiful Nordic nature, where the rough and gentle meet.