October 20, 2017

A colour boost for a cozy fall home | Mister Design x Muuto

With fall kicking in I am up for some changes and totally drawn to a warmer colour pallet. Towards the end of the year, when Summer is over I always feel like changing things and I am working on some new features for my home right now. It feels as if I have been playing on safe a lot lately and especially in the kitchen, where after some first changes I didn't changed a lot.

I am done with the shiny metal and I am drawing a new solution for my kitchen hood, I will also paint the backsplash in a different colour. Not sure yet if it will be a light grey or something totally different and darker. 
Fall is a great time interior wise, with many fairs and new collections, and I love to stroll through the different online stores to catch up with all things new and let my imagination run wild. In my kitchen everything is overall black and I think it is a good idea to add some more neutrals or maybe even a little pink or some other neutral colours to soften the dark industrial feeling.

Mister Design

With two brick stores in the center of 'S Hertogenbosch close to each other and a huge online store Mister Design is a good source if you are looking for design, they offer a large collection from selected brands and a worldwide shipping option.

The first brick store operating since 2007 shows new collections of young designers and upcoming as well as established brands, while in the other store which is located in a beautiful old location with ornaments and an authentic brick walls, contemporary design in beautiful materials and famous classics from brands as Carl Hansen, vitra, Brokis, Mooi and Tom Dixon are combined and styled in beautiful settings. 
Mister Design has a team of interior stylists available if you are looking for help with selecting the right furniture, interior design or your new project.

Autumn colours x Muuto x Mister Design
Looking for inspiration to bring in some autumn colours, the
'New Perspectives' catalog by Danish Muuto, one of the brands that Mister Design has a large collection of, caught my eye. Muuto is known for its great colour palet and the new catalogus shows in addition to new designs, existing products that has been introduced in new colours which perfectly fit that autumn feeling.

Here is my selection to colour your home for fall with Muuto. Scroll down the end of the post to read how you can make a chance to win something for your own home!

Fabrics and soft materials is something I should work on for my home, the Muuto Restore basket comes in many warm colours including this all new Rose Melange which I think would look great in combination with dark wood. 

One of the colours I love most for fall and which I think looks great with black is brown, and these poufs would just do the trick if you are looking for a real statement. Also a deep dark blue is a colour I love, poufs available in moody Autumn colours can be found here

Rose looks like one of the new colours popping up in different of Muuto's new design, pictured above the new Loft chair. I think it is a great new colour for fall and a softer more feminine version for copper or the populair gold that is a bit to shiny for my taste. I love browns in my interior at this time of the year and rose seems like a nice addition.... using it in my own interior though feels like a big step. 

More at ease I feel with these metal dots a beautiful new addition to the ever expanding collection of wooden and colourful Dots collection 

Something I really love is the Push coffee maker and mugs, both in my absolutely favourite colour of the moment, a beautiful stone-grey!

The E27 socket lamp is another all time favourite of mine, available in many different colours. Good lighting is important when days are getting shorter and the new Tip Lamp pictured below comes in a perfect autumn colour scene of Olive and Copper Brown next to Black and White!

The new Platform Tray combines Scandinavian functionality with Japanese craft and can serve both as a tray to move around the home or as a platform for still lifes. The dark red version of the Platform Tray perfectly fits the autumn pallet, move over to the site to have a look!

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October 19, 2017

NLXL Launches Piet Hein Eek Timber Strips Wallpaper at DDW 2017

It's seven years ago I had one of my first collaborations with NLXL when we did a give-away for the first collection in collaboration with Piet Hein Eek and I have being in touch with them ever since. They feel a bit like family and over the years I have seen them growing into a famous brand for original wallpaper collections in collaboration with different designers world wide!

I am pretty sure you remember some of the collections I showed in the past, like 
Addiction X Obsession in collaboration with Paola Navone and Daniel Rozensztroch, we celebrated the launch at Milan, and it was really special to join the pizza party at the home of my design hero. Other collaborations included a collection with Piet Boon and Merci

Timber Strips Wallpaper 

During DDW in Eindhoven NLXL will launch their latest collection, this time again in collaboration with Piet Hein Eek and we will celebrate at Dutch Design week! NLXL asked me come and celebrate and bring some fellow bloggers. A great coincidence as Holly Becker of Decor8 formed a Blog team for DDW because she felt the need to team up and celebrate our community of bloggers and be supportive to each other. We will meet up at DDW, and as we are working together on the details I thought it was a great idea to celebrate the new NLXL collection and party at Piet Hein Eek together. If you want to follow us on Instagram and our other social media, we are using the hashtag #BlogTeamDDW

With this collection NLXL is going back to its roots: an aesthetically strong collection of faux wood wallpapers. Timber stripes consist of seven different patterns inspired by travels to Japan, where timber is used in many ways, and on the idea that the wallpapers should provide an artificial alternative for a wooden wall. See the whole collection here at the NLXL website

October 18, 2017

la la Berlin X Fritz Hansen | Fashion meets furniture

Iconic furniture design meets fashion-forward bohème in this exclusive collaboration between Republic of Fritz Hansen™ and fashion brand lala Berlin. A strong alliance is created when the Berlin based fashion label makes their mark on Arne Jacobsen's renowned Series 7 chair upholstering the chair in velvet and giving the legs a powder coated finish.

The special lala Berlin x Republic of Fritz Hansen collection is available in Republic of Fritz Hansen Concept Stores as well as selected stores worldwide from October 2017 to October 2018. More info can be found here

pictures ©Replubic of Fritz Hansen
October 13, 2017

CLOSE CONTACT exhibition at the Kinfolk Gallery

No better way to start the weekend than with the new exhibition you might have seen sneak peeks of online already over the last days. Pictures just came in and I love to show you them as you might have been as curious as me to see the exhibition up close.

CLOSE CONTACT is an exhibition presented by Norm Architects, Kinfolk and Sørensen Leather at the Kinfolk gallery and an exploration around the sphere versus our human body. 
The exhibition comprises ten large-scale, limited edition artworks finished in glass alongside 100 portfolios of smaller prints. The highly tactile and sculptural series juxtaposes the texture of the skin with leather spheres co-created with Sørensen Leather.

All works are for sale and the exhibit is open to the public Monday - Friday from 10am-4pm until October 31st at Amagertorv 14, first floor in Copenhagen

The Sphere as a form
The sphere is a fascinating form. Consider the Earth, our eyes and the perfect pearl. Or symbolic spheres, like our circle of friends and family. Even the womb, where we first experienced a close sense of contact.

On a philosophical level, many have questioned the sphere and its significance. Dating back to Plato, the origins of humans were described in mythical terms as spherical entities, with men as descendants from the sun, women from the earth and the third sex from the moon. In Greek Mythology, Zeus is said to have split each of them in two, creating an urge in all of us to find our other half for a sense of wholeness. [text: Norm Architects]

Photography by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen  // creative direction by Nathan Williams  

October 12, 2017

Velvet dreams and vintage furniture

Dreaming about the not so ordinary, and special items for my home I love to look at vintage design websites hoping one day coming across something from the past that would perfectly fit my home and wallet.

An amazing velvet couch that I could integrate into my masterplan... including a dark wall of course but I am sure they could help me with that. The Togo by Ligne Roset or some pieces from the Living Divani couch I love for ages, wouldn't that be an amazing statement in your home! It is not there is something I am in search for, hence I am still decluttering!

I think that if you go for a minimalistic approach some outstanding pieces really do the trick in your interior. I have to admit I am pretty bad in remembering the names of designers from the past unlike they are really famous maybe and whenever searching online I just use different search terms.

Sometimes the name of the sofa or chair I am curious about or terms like 'Pedestal' or 'Brutalist furniture' I found some great pretty vintage tables inspired by the heavy works of the Brutalist movement, round marble dining tables from the twenties, industrial gems and even different Togo couches for a reasonable price.

pictures 1 Archilovers | 2 toupatou | 3 thevangifts

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