Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Black Lace

In my student days I loved to work with Lace (still do by the way :-))! My mother gave me some beautiful pieces of lace back then and I remember that I used them over and over again for several assignments at the academy. I scanned the pattern and used it as photoprint, I made drawings from the lace and created several new patterns from them, I used the lace itself as a stencil and spray-painted the lace pattern on my miniature furniture. I created furniture from the lace itself in miniature by hardening the Lace (like Marcel Wanders later did with his Crochet Table), I made beautiful plastic lace structures and  I also designed some new window decorations from the lace patterns (that was actually the first beginning of my window sticker collection!). As you already know black is one of my favourite "colors" so you understand that I am very happy with this Black Lace collection I show you here! 1 This Prince Chair from HAY was originally designed for a competition setting the task of creating a chair for His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Denmark. The design is from Louise Campbell. 2 These Doilies are reusable window stickers from my own collection. I like it that you can place them as you like, for instance in a circle, a line or just random all over the window. Also nice is that they are suitable for many different window sizes and shapes. With these Doilies you can solve the problem of viewing in a decorative and beautiful way! 3 How stylish is this Baroque black presentation plate from Wedgwood! The Baroque charger is made of high-quality fine bone china porcelain, can be put in the dishwasher and is available in black, blue, green and red. 4 These little tables are from the Fergana collection from Moroso. Patricia Urquiola designed these candies for your interior, almost everything she designs looks special and gives an interior just something extra. 5 Carpet Dia is from Mohodesign. Available in several colors. Well I hope you like these items just as much as I do. Have a nice day and hope to be back soon :-)!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Photography class

Just some photos I took for my photography class... Hope you all have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Here in the Netherlands the autumn is a fact and undeniable present. It's rainy wheather and actually... I like that :-) Most people think I'm nuts but I think it's cozy to be nice and warm inside and then hear the rain ticking on the windows or even better on the roof. Okay, I have to admit, that when you go to work and get all wet isn't very pleasant, but otherwise some rain once in a while is welcome to tick on my window :-)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Karin Nussbaumer

These beautiful photos are from photographer Karin Nussbaumer. A few months ago I saw some of her work on Bloesem blog and I immediately fell in love! What a spectacular colors Karin used in these photos! This Elephant series is a free art series and I think that some of these photos almost become still life paintings. Karin was born in 1974 in Austria and studied in the Netherlands at the Art-Academy in Enschede (NL). She now is based in Amsterdam (NL) and Dornbirn (A). With her photos she creates stories. Sometimes fantastic, sometimes real. Often based upon and focused on small things.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Interior stickers for the Holidays

Two weeks ago I told you I shot some photos of my interior sticker collection for the Holidays. I thought it was a bit early then to show them, but hé now it is November, so here they are! I was doubting about what colour scheme to use, but I am quite happy with the purple versus white & silver look! Off course the stickers are available in 20 different colors, but for my product photos I had to choose a specific color scheme. What colors are you going to decorate your home with for the Holidays? I don’t know yet what colors I am going to use for my Christmas decorations at home. I ‘m thinking about white & beige or the white & purple which I used in my photos.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Studio Ditte

Studio Ditte is a Dutch design Studio which consists of Marieke Dirks, Natasja Heesbeen and
Endry van Zwam. They have the most cute and likeable products in their collection, among others an extraordinary wallpaper collection. From sturdy scrap wood wallpaper to wallpaper with lovely birdhouses. The latest addition to their wallpaper collection is this very sweet Teaspoons wallpaper. Studio Ditte wants to add something to the user’s perception of the environment by giving everyday life an extra touch. A hidden story, an element from another culture or a twist that makes you think about things. They do not believe in heavy philosophy or in design movements. However, they do believe in people and their emotions, desires and dreams:-).

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Dutch Design Week

Last week I went to the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. One of the biggest exhibitions there is the Graduation show from the Design Academy. As you may know I studied at the Design Academy and once upon a time I graduated there with my interior- and windowstickers! When I was walking in my old school last week it felt like I had never left there. It was still all familiar to me, an odd awareness because it’s already 8 years ago that I was a passionate (some times too passionate) student over there. However, back to 2012. What struck me was that there were little “just” aesthetic products to see. What I saw most where ideologies concerning how to improve: flora and fauna, handcraft and the earth in very different ways. Very idealistic and “green”. There was a machine to save old craftsmanship (well that sounds a little strange :-), but see the project from Daan Brandenburg), a machine that indicates how to grow your own crops, medicines for the bees, a food pharmacy, an outdoor pharmacy etcetera. Good to know that the graduates in Eindhoven ARE trying to save the world :-). Have a good weekend!

1 Vending Cart for Den Bosch by Dorus Faber 2 Made in Brabant by Daan Brandenburg 3 Brabant Livestock by Ruben van Megen

1 Food Pharmacy by Maaike Schuitema 2 Seed Savour by Sebastiaan Sennema 3 The Outdoor Pharmacy by Marloes van Bennekom 4 Victoria (Save the bees using Rhubarb) by Laura van Os