September 1, 2015

VIPP New york apartment and showroom

If you are living anywhere in Europe I guess you are familiar with Danish brand VIPP, I wrote several times about them on the blog, and I am still a very proud owner of the limited edition VIPP Bin made in collaboration with Parisian Store MERCI. You might have seen it in a styling I did back in 2013 in the Copenhagen store | Vipp Styling in Copenhagen | Blogger Competition |

Vipp recently opened a beautiful showroom in NYC and I would love to see this in real life and I can tell you why! Two years ago I have been on a design tour in NYC and I have seen many showrooms on the inside, and I believe this showroom is something completely new and different for NYC. I know people will love it, seeing the amount of trouble this owner of a villa at the Hamptons made to get Vipp to install a kitchen in his home. 

The New York showroom is located in a four story building and former sausage factory and is build and functions as a real home to give visitors a sneak peek into the Vipp world, and how their homes could look using the brands extensive collection. It is a beautiful industrial minimalistic apartment, designed with Danish aesthetic and furnished with designer furniture, VIPP bathrooms and lightning, a large VIPP kitchen where the ceramic line, that is also recently launched in the US is on display.

Vipp Ceramic collection
The ceramic collection, designed in collaboration with Danish designer Annemette Kissow is now also available in the US, and consists of a sevenpiece brakfast range with different cups and bowls and minimalistic egg holder.

Pictures ©Vipp

August 31, 2015

TRAVEL | Essentials wish list HOPE X RIMOWA and This is Ground

Last day of August, I had one of the best Summers for years with lots of Sun and traveling, I hope we will still have some nice days, I want keep my shorts on just a bit longer and am not ready at all for the Dutch rainy and dark days. Luckily I will do some more travelling soon which brings me to the subject of travel essentials.. I am not really a backpack girl and love to travel in style!

Travel wish-list
I have a small wish-list for some time... because after braking my black suitcase I am travelling with another oldie.. it is red, really easy to find back after a flight,  but not really my thing! I am looking into suitcases for a while now, and a silver aluminium Rimowa suitcase is high on my wish-list, if only they were a bit more affordable for my wallet!

For shorter trips a nice weekend bag is on my list, the kind of essential belonging that you miss every time when it comes to making a small trip abroad. This black HOPE weekend bag with a beautiful matte surface looks like the perfect companion for short trips to Paris. 

When travelling I am quite organized to be honest, I love to find my things without searching to long and therefor always use several smaller bags in my suitcase. I have a small Hope Ipad case for daily use and use a simple black toiletry bag with a good zipper for all my cables, as I love them to be protected. 

Nothing worse then finding your Iphone cable broken in the mess of your bag on arrival don't you think, and having everything together is r
eally easy also when checking in at the airport. 

Midori Traveller's notebook
When it comes to suitcases and bags it is a bit like collecting stationery, I love them to be as beautiful as possible and they really have to touch me. I think the Midori traveller's notebook is a great example of being really practical (I love the plastic zipper inserts!) and beautiful at the same time! The picture above is from a former post on my blog, look it up here if you missed it. If you are looking for practical solutions also Muji offers a range of handy travel companions

This is Ground

On my search for the perfect travel essentials I came across something super beautiful and I would love to get my hands on one of the beautiful black charcoal Tech dopp kits by Los Angeles based company This is ground.

Or even better this amazing Mobile office the Mod Laptop 2, a handcrafted piece of beauty that is fitted with high-power magnets, allowing seamless integration of the full line of Mod inserts, while also offering housings for power adapter, cords, pens, notepad, phone, hard drive, battery pack, glasses, cards, and currency.... sounds like my new best friend and perfect travel accessory for a blogger on the go! I would love you to share your favourite bags and travel accessories with me!

pictures 1-3 Hope | 4 by me | 5-6 This is ground

August 28, 2015

TRAVEL | Taturo Atzu | the garden which is the nearest to God

Although it can be really busy in town with the many visitors Amsterdam welcomes every day, I am still deeply in love with my hometown. 
I live in a quiet area myself and within no time I am downtown to enjoy the small shopping streets, or bike along the canals. Did you see the pictures and giveaway of last weeks family boat trip I made? Amsterdam still amazes me from the water!

There is always something happening in town, and I really wanted to show you the wonderful pictures Silvia made of the project of 
Taturo Atzu on the roof of the oldest church in town. Silvia is an Italian photographer and we previously worked together on some blogpost and the article for the vtwonen love blogs magazine. 

These pictures were made during a photo shoot on the roof with Tania, a jewellery designer from Sydney. You can see those pictures on Silvia's website, and maybe you love a photo shoot with her yourself!

Japanese artist Taturo Atzu is internationally renowned for his temporary art projects which transform our experiences of monuments, statues and architecture. Atzu's first public project in the Netherlands centres around the historic weather vane and the small roof turret, with the Angelus Clock, of the Oude Kerk. The project will run till September 6!

Come Closer is a series of public gatherings on the roof of the Oude Kerk. The evening programme, running from August 13 to September 6, brings together thinkers, musicians, artists, Amsterdammers, neighbourhood residents, and the curious up in art installation “The Garden Which is the Nearest To God”

by Japanese artist Taturo Atzu: a panoramic terrace with a spectacular view over Amsterdam. In the midst of a city in motion, Come Closer offers a moment of reflection. For 12 evenings special guest speakers share a new perspective, a unique story or a performance with the public. High above the city in the open-air, a sort of contemporary hagenpreek (open-air sermon), Come Closer invites you to listen, look, experience, think collaboratively and to speak up. You will find more information on the events here | text and info via de Oude Kerk

pictures ©Silvia Falcomer
August 26, 2015

Inspiration for your home | A quick makeover with natural materials

Here at Vosgesparis 'we' are still in a Summer vibe .... with the patio connected to my living, the room feels twice as big and the fence I finally made and painted white is the best thing ever.... it allows me to open up my curtains, let the light flow in and enjoy some privacy at the same time. I will share a little update soon.

Summer for me has always been the moment to tone down the blacks and bring in more natural colours and materials. With all the original and handcrafted materials and creative people traveling around the world to find those hidden treasures, it is really easy to bring some unique items into your home. Wether it is a small basket, a pile of beautiful fabrics, or an new lamp, they all will add a natural touch to your home.

Here are some of the latest items available at Couleur Locale an on-and offline store with a large collection of handcrafted items, there is a selection with trends and themes such as Summer, ethnic, natural, wood and blue love... the ultimate Summer colour! which all perfectly fit this post. When travelling they often come home with something new to add to their collection, also selected unique items by other globetrotters such as Sukha and Love warriors are available at the stores and online... enjoy and get inspired! 

pictures © first picture via couleur locale | All other pictures ©Jeroen van der Spek | Styling Cleo Scheulderman

August 25, 2015

Mr Benjamin's Loft | A dream home in the Amsterdam canal belt

This last friday I was invited at the opening of The Loft, a beautiful evening with an intimate private dinner and party afterwards at Prinsengracht. This is the third edition, and 'the apartment' is fully decorated with Mr. Benjamin in mind...

Mr. Benjamin is a fictive person and wandering through his home you can discover more about him... see what he reads, what art he likes, and sit on his couch, just like in the previous Loft editions everything will be for sale from the smallest note book to the furniture and carpets.

Eginstill kitchen
What really stood out for me was the new kitchen by Eginstill. The kitchen made out of hand made wooden cabinets covered in galvanised steel has a beautiful green colour, a black marble countertop and a blueish steel wall behind the sink. Small wooden shelves are attached to the wall with magnetic leather straps all illuminated by 2 black industrial hanging lights from Harvest and company I 

I also really loved all the beautiful greens and the amazing black and white pictures for the Marie-Stella-Maris foundation. I made some Iphone -party- shots and hope to show you soon more! 

The Loft
Cristofori Concert Hall
Prinsengracht 583-V (ring the bell)
website: Enter the loft

area: Negen straatjes
Open from Tuesday to Sunday till September
Keep an eye on the facebook page for special events.


pictures by the loft - vosgesparis and myscha oreo