Wednesday, October 31, 2012

White & Wood

I told you last week that I think the combination from wood with white works very well and looks very sophisticated. So I thought let’s do a little blogpost about that! I found some beautiful items and think they make a good combination together. 1 Recession chair from the Dutch design Studio Tjep. Receding is the act of withdrawing and diminishing. Studio Tjep was interested in exploring the visual impact of receding in relation to a design object. They took an Ikea mass produced chair and started sanding it to the finest possible version. The result is a process where the chair goes from normal, to diminished, to skeleton like. The resulting object is barely functional as it most likely wont withstand the weight of the person it's trying to support, much like a society plagued by recession. A chair with a story, I think it looks beautiful! 2 Pigeon Light by Ed Carpenter for Thorsten van Elten. This bird I really would like to have in my home! Need I say more :-)? It’s made from 3mm vacuum-formed Acrylic. 3 This Deskbox from Arco is a practical small table/cabinet, hanging on the wall and perfect for situations where there is little room for furniture. This closed box can be pulled into a small and elegant work place which is perfect for working on a laptop. How clever is that? The design is from Yael Mer & Shay Alkalay. 4 Dessouschic 7435 is designed by Noè Duchaufour Lawrance. This console-table is from the special editions collection from Zanotta. I think this table is a piece of jewelry for your interior! It’s made from wood and is glossy lacquered. 5 Brave New World Lamp from Moooi designed by Freshwest. In a brave new world imagination is free to produce a complex lamp with simple materials, translating the warm soul of the oak wood in a mechanic way.
Well that's it for today, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Mood board for Haikje's blog

As I wrote to you earlier I am taking the Blogging Your Way Boot Camp class from the awesome Holly Becker. Holly is the editor and founder from the world-renowned design & decorating blog Decor8. Two weeks ago I was reading her blog and it made me a very happy girl! So happy that I literally danced around the room… twice! Why? Because she tipped my blog to her readers! See it here for yourself. I feel very honoured, that she recommended Haikje's blog to her readers (thanks again Holly!) and feel proud that this blog guru reads my blog! Well back to class. This week we had to make a mood board about our blog. So as a good student :-) I did and I thought it’s nice to show it here. Hope you like it. Together with the mood board we had to write a little piece about our blog, so this is what I wrote:
Haikje’s blog is my online home where I write about everything that inspires me. I want to share all my beautiful finds and give my readers a little peak in my world as a stylist & mother. I have a great passion for design & decorating, I am crazy about Rik and our two lovely kids and I am the happiest when I create something beautiful. Welcome to my world!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Trine Thorsen

At Pinterest (via Jan of Poppytalk) I found a beautiful photo from the Norwegian based photographer Trine Thorsen. I e-mailed her if I could show this photo and the entire reportage she did with stylist Kirsten Visdal. She almost immediately replied that I could, so here it is! Trine started her working career in service management, but she dreamed about being a photographer. In 1994 she completed a three years study of photography at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. It took her a while to take the final step to fulfill her dream, but finally nine years ago, at the age of 29, Trine decided to leave her job and became a fulltime photographer. Her photos have been published in Norwegian and international interior, fashion & lifestyle magazines. She has also contributed in several books and has er own blog! In 2002 she won gold for best landscape photography in the Norwegian commercial photographers "Utsnitt" awards. I like the clarity in her work and in this reportage I think the combination from wood with the color white works very well. 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Mini Me

Yesterday I took some photos of my interior sticker collection for the Holidays (I can't wait to show them to you, but it's still a bit early for Christmas decorations so bare with me till November ;-)). While I was photographing Tein and Fiene were watching. I like it that they are interested in my work. Well they are also interested when I do other stuff like cleaning or whatever, actually they find everything interesting what Mom or Dad is doing. Still I like to create a vision of my 2 year old and 4 year old being little mini designers . Especially Tein is a real decorator. He actually helped me set some things in place and has his own opinion of what belongs where! Love that! After I was ready with my work I photographed Tein & Fiene. Here is just a small selection. See how Tein is tickling his little sister in the second photo. I love those two mini designers ;-)!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Black Beauties

Black is my favourite “color”. I believe it is timeless, it combines with (almost) everything and I always wear black clothes (well often I do wear blue jeans, but with a black top on it and everything else that I wear is also black ;-)). When it comes to electronics I always choose for white. I have a white computer, a white cellphone etcetera. But back to the black. I know that too much black isn’t very desirable in a nursery or kids room, a little light for our babies is very welcome. But some beautiful black furniture or toys in combination with soft grey and white can give a very stylish effect! 1 This Swing King is designed by Ineke Hans and is from her collection Black Beauties :-). 2 This Norsu elephant is a money-box. Originally designed back in the 70's by Union Bank these little elephants were given out in order to encourage children to save. They are manufactured in exactly the same way as they were in the 1970's and are still made in the same factory in Finland. 3 I like Bearbricks and especially this black shiny one! 4 This beautiful bus from Playsam's Streamliner car series. This wooden toy is not only nice to play with but also an eye-cather in your cabinet! 5 When Fiene was still a baby I wanted a black onesie for her. After a long search I finally found one and it looked beautiful on her. This one is from N.L.Y. Kids from Nelly. 6 Cot Kili is from the Danish brand Sebra and it looks so sophisticated! The design is modern yet gives you a cosy feeling. Besides black it is also available in several other beautiful colors.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

By AprilandMay

April and May is a lovely design blog from the Dutch Jantine Vaartjes and Vivian Hoebe. The blog is very successful and even won the runner up VTwonen Meet the Blogger Award this year. Two weeks ago these successful ladies launched their own web shop byAprilandMay. They sell a lot of beautiful items for instance their own graphic collection called  “made by AprilandMay”. For this collection Jantine and Vivian started working together with Maren Lösing to create their own label of graphic cards and prints for “made by AprilandMay”. Maren is a great designer creating beautiful graphic stuff therefore the right lady for this job. Check out byAprilandMay yourself and let me know what you think about it. Do they have that item in their collection that you must have?

Friday, October 12, 2012

Scholten & Baijings

I love the work from Scholten & Baijings! I love their distinctive color use, the transparancy and the layering in their work. Stefan Scholten and Carole Baijings established Scholten & Baijings in 2000. Stefan is a graduate of the Design Academy Eindhoven and Carole Baijings is autodidact in the design field. Their designs are the result of their particular way of working with craft and tradition investigations. By forming ideas and prototypes by hand new ideas develop which can be used for the final design, for this reason the computer is only rarely used in the beginning of the development of a new design, only in the final phases. Scholten & Baijings designs for various companies including Hay (textiles & rugs), Schönbuch (coat hooks), 1616 / Arita Japan (porcelain) and even they worked on a concept car for Mini. So many different products but always recognizable as Scholten & Baijings! A design duo that the Netherlands can be proud of! Hope you like their work as much as I do, I’d love to hear what you think!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Love blogging!

Good morning dear readers! Hereby I present to you my new logo on my bio photo. I am quite happy with it, however I am still doubting if I shouldn't name this blog "Haikje's Home" instead of "Haikje's Blog". What do you think?
Since yesterday I follow the course Blogging Your Way Bootcamp by the renowned blog guru Holly Becker from Decor8. I got in contact for the first time with Decor8 when Holly posted a blog about my window films. Since I am a huge Decor8 fan and happy to follow BYW Bootcamp! Holly has some very practical & useful tips and it's nice to meet other bloggers in the virtual classroom. 
I feel very fortunate to have my own blog and it's inspiring to share some thoughts/inspirations with all of you :-)! 

Monday, October 8, 2012

Pastel Pink

Everywhere I look I see pastel colors. So I thought to make a little inspiration board with all kind of pastel pink. 1 Baby T-shirt from GoodMoodKid. Made from cotton with a little bit elastin so it’s very comfortable to wear! The cute print on it is from my hand, I designed a number of prints for this lovely company! The T-shirts & onesies from GoodMoodKid are very popular here, Tein & Fiene maybe have 30 garments each from GoodMoodKid in their wardrobe (with their mother's designs on them of course :-)). 2 These paper birdhouses from Studio Ditte give a special touch to a room. 3 Mini Labo makes the most incredible cuddly toys. Not only for cuddling but also beautiful as decoration. 4 Stylish cushion from Ferm Living. 5 Sweet pink dresser from Piet Hein Eek. 6 This car is designed a few years ago by Floris Hovers but is still going strong. Floris also studied at The Design Academy Eindhoven and graduated at the same time I did. Nice guy with sympathetic and original designs.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Like us!

I recently created a Facebook page for Studio Haikje and of course I want it to collect as much likes as possible. So please help me a bit here :-). Like Studio Haikje on Facebook and win a voucher of Studio Haikje worth 100 euros!
Saturday we announce the winner on Facebook!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Woonbeurs Amsterdam 2

Here is another small impression from the Woonbeurs in Amsterdam. We saw a lot: Pink, Vintage, Craft, Copper, Pastels and Typography (characters as decoration)! Notable was the lavish use of color! Besides the pastels and the pink there was also a lot of green and deep ocean blue (as you can also see in the picture from the VT Wonen house I posted yesterday).  
1 Ariadne at Home 2 Home at Grannies lamp from Popsicle 3 Snurk 4 Ariadne at Home 5 Wall art from Mo Man Tai 6 Tas-ka