February 9, 2016

Fish & Fish by Paola Navone X Serax

Early 2015 Merci launched 'Hareng' a book written in collaboration with it's artistic director Daniel Rozensztroch. He also unveiled his personal collection of herring ceramic containers from 1860 to the 1950's. Just like Paola Navone, Daniel is a great collector of things. In a Merci pop-up store in Amsterdam we once could admire one of his collections. If you are interested to see more of Merci and how I captured it during the years look here and a great post by Holly of Decor8 visiting Merci and talking with Daniel in this blogpost.

One of Paola's trademarks is a fish, that often comes back in several of her designs, Point Yamu hotel being a great example but also last year in Milan she designed several fish for the Linteloo showroom including some other iconic pieces, have a look here if you missed it.

For Paris design week Merci combined both the book and a new tableware collection Paola designed for Serax where the designer puts herrings on the menu with Fish & Fish. Inspired by the tastes and colours of her many travels and the products made during the Great Depression in the 1930's.

The platters, jars and bottles, Merci calles them wodka carafes, are made of pressed glass and available in Jadeite (green), Milk Glass (white) and Depression Glass (transparent) Completed by large hammered aluminium platters, all in the form of this delicious fish and stamped “Herring bar.” In addition to the service, the eye-catcher on every table this spring, the Italian designer has brought out a collection of seats and side tables. Fine lines in lacquered white metal define the different objects.  

Pictures  ©Serax

February 8, 2016

ShowUp 2016 Trade show for Home & Gift | On my wish list

This weekend I visited ShowUp, the Dutch Trade show for Home & Gift and I went home with some beautiful items on my wish list, one of the most beautiful were these home decor item by Dutch brand O-Live they totally fit the ethnic-chic style I love a lot at the moment. I showed this style with this apartment and in the new corner at my home with the beautiful artwork by Love Warriors in a more industrial way.... find more pictures I made at ShowUp in my Facebook album

photo ©vosgesparis
February 5, 2016

Beautiful greens and a simple DIY idea | IMM 2016 Designpost Köln

Design Post Cologne is located in the historic halls of a former post office and a showroom where exclusive international interior design brands present their current trends. Located on walking distance of the IMM Messe, it was easy to have a look at the different expositions. 

I loved the light and relative small space and was really charmed by Montis, who created different 'rooms' all beautifully styled with lots of plants. I didn't liked the colour green for years, but loved the combination of concrete floors, the huge green modular couch, beautiful painted walls, the many plants and outdoor lamp Ipnos by Flos

DIY Idea for your hanging plants

A really easy DIY idea I found in one of the other rooms, I am not a huge fan of macrame hangers that for me are a bit to rustic often, plus to be honest I prefer some beautiful kokodame plants up in the air instead.

This hanger is more my style and to make it you just need 2 long strips with a metal ring at each end of the strip, add them crosswise on the bottom and bring them together with a piece of rope at the top to attach. I can imagine these fitting my home perfectly made out of black leather. Did you see my post where I hang a lamp at my studio using more or less the same principle: My home| Playing with colour Do you have a perfect DIY idea yourself feel free to sent me your ideas.

pictures ©vosgesparis

February 4, 2016

Minimalistic design by Jacek Kolasiński

Jacek Kolasiński is a the designer of this oak wood daybed with linen mattress for his studio LOFT an interior and furniture design studio based in Szczecin & Berlin at Room Capicity. I love the minimalistic design and graphic pictures of the studio.

pictures ©  Karolina Bąk

February 3, 2016

Ethnic chic in a summer home down under

After having the flu for almost two weeks I finally got to clean my home and do some restyling over the weekend. I love this feeling when your home is all clean again, the laundry is done and your bed is changed with fresh white sheets, especially on mornings when there is plenty of light coming in my home.

Lots of light also in this Summer home in Auckland, New Zealand where different shades of grey and natural elements are combined with soft fabric, plants and the right dose of black.

photography & styling Indie home collective