Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Coffee and work at my favorite place | #WorkHappy



Being able to work from home is really great and I love the freedom that comes with it. I am definitely not a nine to five office job girl, instead I love to start my day by checking my emails and scrolling through my social media feed, all over breakfast at the kitchen table. Most days I either continue my day working from there, or I move to my home studio (which, by the way, is getting a little make-over at the moment, I’ll share some details on the blog when I’ve finished revamping it!)

I also often pop in to one of my favourite coffee spots downtown, either for a meeting, or just to have a break and to get out of the house. I’m lucky to live in a city that has lots of nice places to work from, and whenever I’m working out of the house I always see it as a chance to check out new places and to get a taste of the creative vibes.


This week I teamed up with HP & Intel who asked me to test their new product and take part in the #WorkHappy campaign, in order to promote the new Hp Stream x360. I took the opportunity to take this new device to a meeting with Italian photographer Silvia Falcone. Silvia and I recently did a fun project for vtwonen together, and we share the idea that a good cup of coffee is essential when trying to get some work done!

Seeing how we both love going for a stroll along the Eastern Docklands, we met up at the nearby Sissy Boy KNSM: a mini warehouse that sells furniture, home-ware, and clothing, not far from where I live. The coffee and juices are great, and with its location being just outside of the city centre it has a great local vibe and it’s never too busy to stay focused and to get work done.... not to mention the fact that I can easily do some grocery shopping on my way back home.



After catching up and drinking some coffee, we selected some pictures for an upcoming article we are working on. The HP Stream x360 is a new kind of notebook with Intel Inside®, is really lightweight, and with the 1TB cloud storage included for one year it has plenty of space to safely store all of my pictures.

With its size just a little smaller then an A4 sized paper, it has almost a tablet feel and my favourite thing about the laptop is its convertibility. This device can be bent 360º, which allows it to be converted from a notebook to a tablet, stand or tent mode. Perfect for either presentations, when watching videos, or simply to use it as a tablet.





Dutch Summary
Deze week mocht ik samenwerken met  HP & Intel om de nieuwste Hp Stream x360  te testen tijdens de #WorkHappy campaign. Een mooie gelegenheid om buitenshuis af te spreken en deze nieuwe notebook uit te proberen tijdens een meeting met de Italiaanse fotografe Silvia Falcone. Niet zo lang geleden hebben we samen al aan een project voor de vtwonen gewerkt, we houden beide van lekkere koffie, ik heb daar heel wat kopjes van nodig op een dag en tijdens onze gesprekken switchen we moeiteloos van Engels naar Italiaans.

Ik vind het leuk om buitenshuis te werken, op nieuwe plekken af te spreken voor een meeting en de creative sfeer te proeven in de Amsterdamse projecten die met grote snelheid overal op duiken. We spraken af in Sissy Boy op het KNSM eiland. Een gezellig klein waren huis met meubels, kleding en accessoires. Net buiten het centrum gelegen, is dit echt een rustige en inspirerende plek om koffie te drinken en te shoppen en voor beide lekker in de buurt. Er zijn zelfs er zijn nog een aantal winkels in de buurt waar je heerlijk kunt rondstruinen op zoek naar nieuwe dingen voor je huis.



Na even te hebben bijgeklets en een lekker kopje koffie te hebben gedronken hebben we wat foto's geselecteerd voor een volgend artikel. De HP Stream x360 is een nieuw soort notebook met Intel Inside®, net iets kleiner dan een A4tje en superlicht. De 1 jaar gratis bijgeleverde 1 TB OneDrive-opslag in de cloud is de perfecte plek  om veilig je foto's , video's en documenten op te slaan en te delen.  Het mooiste vind ik echter dat de laptop 360º kan buigen van notebook naar tablet en tent modes wat echt super makkelijk is bij het geven van presentaties of het kijken van tutorials.


    Monday, May 25, 2015

    Moodboards in grey & white |


    Marble, ceramics, paper, cotton, rubber and different daily objects in shades of grey and white are the base of these stylish moodboards. Styled by Jenny Martinsson and photographed by Sara Medina Lind for Plaza Interior


    photography © sara medina lind


    Friday, May 22, 2015

    From Milan to New York City | Moooi Presentation & carpets

    While being in Milan during this years Salone I was lucky to stay right in front of the Moooi exhibition, one of every years most spoken presentations! Being totally impressed by the breath taken pictures by Rahi Rezvani in combination with the new lighting and furniture collection I visited the huge hall almost everyday.

    New collections by Marcel Wanders, Studio Job, Bertjan Pot, Arihiro Miyake, Atelier Van Lieshout, Raimond Puts and Jonas Forsman were presented in 9 home environments, which inspired the public with their sense of style and 12 poetic haiku compositions, which revealed in an instant how Moooi’s furniture and lighting products can be combined to complement each other perfectly.

    The 4,5 meters high pictures were perfectly combined with the launch of Moooi carpets, offering a wide range of carpets for all tastes. 
    I hope the exhibition, like last year, will find its way back to Amsterdam where it will be rebuild on a smaller scale in the Moooi Showroom & Brandstore...

    Moooi arrives in New York
    I spotted already some of 
    Rahi Rezvani's pictures in the new Moooi Showroom and Brand store in New York where Moooi will introduce a 'brand' new world of design opportunities in Manhattan’s Nomad area! More at the end of this post... but first enjoy the beautiful Milan presentation... 











    New Collection Presentation during Salone del Mobile 2015 - Italy, Milan, art photography by Rahi Rezvani, photographer: Peer Lindgreen 






    Moooi Showroom and Brand store New York
    Moooi is the very first Dutch design brand opening a store in the upcoming Nomad area, which is known for its fine architecture and central location next to the iconic Chrysler and Empire State building.

    Having developed at a quick rate over the last years, Manhattan’s Nomad area has rapidly become an attractive commercial hub for stylish brands and Moooi is delighted to take up residence next to luxurious hotels, quality restaurants and cutting- edge mono and multi brand stores. 'New York is the capital of the US and Manhattan is the place to be for an upscale design brand. | text Moooi may 2015



    Find all blogposts about Milan designweek here & pictures of this year's Fuorisalone here on Pinterest


    Thursday, May 21, 2015

    FURNITURE, FOOD & FUN by LINTELOO


    Hope you are still enjoying my posts about Milan Designweek, there is so much to share and besides the many new designers I could easily make another few posts about all the projects where Paola Navone was involved with this year. She is a real busy lady and she worked on so many new collections and installations in collaboration with several brands like Gervasoni, Cappelini and Dutch Linteloo. Besides her work as a designer she is also an amazing art director and I can't even think on how much fun it must be to come up with a concept and bring it to life. 

    Her new collection 'Take it Easy' was part of this year’s Linteloo presentation in their showroom in Tortona, where they presented Delicatessen: Furniture, Food & Fun, all set up by Paola Navone and based on food and delicatessen, a real marketplace where the finest Italian and Dutch food and furniture met. Have a look at the video below to get a 'live' impression of the showroom. 




    The love of food and cooking, along with travelling to other countries, turned out to be just some of the things Paola and Jan Linteloo shared when they fist met around 6 years ago. Next to her new collection for Linteloo called 'Take it easy' the showroom was decorated with several iconic pieces like huge blue fishes, and funny carpets based on Salami and Mortadella and a wallpaper series, all made especially for this presentation. The new 'Butcher' collection by Dutch designer Sjoerd Vroonland perfectly fitted in! As an additional element hundreds of plastic 'tiles' were cut in order to enhance the butcher concept.




    Take it easy
    Paola Navone's new collection 'Take it Easy' for Linteloo was introduced during the Milan Design Week. Take It Easy is a simple and refined collection of sofas and side tables that is dedicated to bring people together in an informal and playful atmosphere. The sofas for the new collection are dressed with soft linen in powdery, plain colours as well as bright colours full of energy.


    Butcher collection by Sjoerd Vroonland
    Dutch designer Sjoerd Vroonland has translated Linteloo’s feel good factor and passion for food into the Butcher collection. Inspired by artisan bakers and butchers and their tools as a baking tray or a chopping block Vroonland designed this collection consisting of the Butcher Table, Butcher Stool and Butcher Bench. The dining table, the central piece, is made from crosscut material from the ends of wooden planks. 


    Find all blogposts about Milan designweek here & pictures of this year's Fuorisalone here on Pinterest

    pictures ©vosgesparis | 2nd picture via Linteloo | video by Alessandro Swainston


    Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    No.5 by Abstracta | Styled by Lotta Agaton


    My first ever modular shelving system after some really affordable ones from my local DIY shop was a Lundia system, we designed it ourselves and I remember it had blue drawers and red doors... it was some sort of a compromise, I liked blue and he liked red. After some years it was banned to the garage and years later, the week after I throw it out I came a cross a wall filled with black painted Lundia shelvings... and I kind of regretted.

    The thing is that sometimes you have to see the possibilities of a simple shelving or modular system. In an earlier post: Bathroom dreams in Black & white  I used the cubit system and I loved experimenting with the different sizes. I think the pictures of the N0.5 modular storage system by Abstracta tell exactly what I mean. By showing the system in different settings and with the styling by Lotta Agaton (who still can make me look at pictures just a bit longer) you really get inspired on how to use them in your own home. 






    photography © Petra Bindel


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