Wednesday, May 06, 2015

GATHERING X Edelkoort | Milan designweek 2015 | Fuorisalone

On my last day in Milan I visited Ventura Lambrata and after 4 days walking and exploring all Milan design week has to offer I was really happy with the shuttle service between the main locations, after a small tour organised by Dutch interior magazine Elle decoration on which more later, I took the shuttle to Via Cletto Arrighi where this year's design-fashion merging was clearly present by a selection of double souled projects that merge fashion and design, research and craftsmanship, technique and reverie. 

GATHERING | From Domestic Craft to Contemporary Process
Lidewei Edelkoort Exhibitions had a beautiful installation with several techniques as pleating, smocking, folding, wrapping, layering, ribboning and draping. The exhibition’s title, Gathering, underlines a plea for humans to overcome tendencies such as greed and lack of respect.

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

photography ©vosgesparis
Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The industrial home of Paola Navone in Milano

Last week I already showed you some pictures I made at the party at Paola Navone's home during Milan design week, today some beautiful pictures that were published in NY magazine last year. Her home in Milan is located on the top floor of Paola's studio at the Tortona district in Milan. The last few steps of the stairs leading to her private area are covered with inlaid pebbles, just like the old streets in Milan, giving you a sneak peek of what is waiting for you inside.

Also inside the floor is covered with inlaid pebbles in 
combination with grey and aqua blue tiles and green and blue tiles in the dinner area at the back. I think Paola is a real master in creating exciting floors and combining different materials, one of the things I love most about the homes she designed for herself and others.

The terrace is completely made with inlaid pebbles and runs on both sides of the living space and host beautiful plants and greyish grasses... there is so much to see and the home is a true inspiration filled with collections of vases and plates her own design and lots of chairs.

Looking all the way through the home there is a large bedroom with bath and sauna, covered in blue ceramic pieces like you see in the picture below on the table and a guest bedroom.

the kitchen with red hanging lamps found on a Chinese market
The tiger raffia lamps are designed by Paola for Crate and Barrel and so are the legs of the table, on the last picture the facade of her home ad studio.

Monday, May 04, 2015

Fritz Hansen 7™chair | Weekly Design deals by CUIP

When it comes to buying small home accessories, I don’t usually have problems making a choice. My taste is pretty much established, I know exactly what kind of materials I like, and I know how to make everything blend in to my already existing interior. It’s not hard to build up a black iron cast candle collection! 

However, and this might surprise you, I’m no good at making decisions on larger pieces like furniture, and I’m also known to change everything around once it looks like my master plan has been reached.Buying larger pieces for my home is something I have difficulties with. I’ve been struggling with table ideas for years. 

This is where the difficult part of decorating starts for me! First of all - choices. You might think that it has to be easy for someone with a monochrome home like myself, but even then I struggle between black and white on one side, and natural materials on the other. Secondly - budget! When buying larger pieces, you need to look at your budget and consider how much you really want to spend on one iconic piece of furniture. This is where CUIP comes in! 

At CUIP (“Collection of Unique Interior Products”) they don’t believe in a product catalogue filled with hundreds of items that come in forty different colours. Instead, CUIP is a collective of professional trendwatchers, concept developers, stylists, and technical experts that share a passion for interior and design. Each week, this creative collective picks three products that are available at a discounted price for one week only.

This week's selections

CUIP asked me to introduce you to their website, and to this week’s selection. Being a huge Fritz Hansen fan and having just visited their Milan showroom a few weeks ago, I’m happy to introduce the first item selected by CUIP experts, that you can get your hands on for a discounted price this week.

Make sure you keep an eye on the banner in my sidebar and on my Instagram account, for upcoming deals in the next few weeks!

series 7™chair by Arne Jacobson for Fritz Hansen
Designed in 1955, the Series 7 Chair is by far the number one best seller in the history of Fritz Hansen chairs, making this iconic design piece the perfect choice.

The stackable chair is available in different coloured ash fineer shell with a chrome base. On the CUIP blog you can find more inspiration on how to use this chair in your own home. Find the series 
7™ design deal here 

Apart from the Series 7 chair, you will also have the possibility to purchase the 'Leucos Lettura JJ', and for all you green lovers out there there is the 'Boskke Sky Planter'. Please note that all items mentioned in this post are available with discount for one week only! 

Design deals bij CUIP
Bij CUIP “Collection of Unique Interior Products” geloven ze niet in een product catalogus met honderden producten in nog eens 40 verschillende kleuren. Een collectief van professionals, bestaande uit trendwatchers, conceptontwikkelaars, stylisten en technisch experts met een passie voor interieur en design, selecteert wekelijks 3 producten die je vervolgens gedurende een week met een fikse korting kunt aanschaffen. Bekijk alle week deals uit deze post op de CUIP website. En hou de banner op de site en mijn mijn Instagram account in de gaten voor de deals in de komende weken!

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Laundry Industry Flagship store Amsterdam

I have always loved Dutch fashion label Laundry Industrie because of their strong black and white appearance and often popped in at their former store at Rokin. They recently opened a 550 sqm flagship store in the former society and landmark building 'Concordia' and I just posted some pictures off the store on my other blog and thought this store is to good to not show on here.

With this new store Laundry Industry offers a new shopping experience from fashion to selected items for your home and other iconic pieces. 
For more pictures and info visit my Amsterdam City guide: Amsterdam Next or download my Amsterdam city guide APP from the stores.

Pictures © Amsterdam Next | Vosgesparis

Friday, May 01, 2015

Meet me ..... at {Mine} | Online platform for interior lovers

We have been styling, photographing, knitting (even the boys gave it a try!) making terrariums, using our phones to tweet and Instagram and wrote numerous blogposts last month... this is how we work. Travelling together, sharing one big apartment, meeting up with brands and visiting amazing designers is what I love most about being part of Design Bloggers United.

While I was responsible for organizing the Amsterdam Blogtour Gerard plannend 3 full days in London together with online platform 'at {mine}' and London based illustrator Zoe More O’Ferrall who's the woman behind the 
Vogue’s Fashion Night Out map and illustrations for many of London’s most iconic brands illustrated our London tour, featuring participating bloggers and brands, how do you like the result!

'at {mine}
' is a platform I recently joined and made my own account, people are starting to follow me and I follow others. It is where I share pictures of my home and I try to add some not published pictures as well.

It is a bit like Pinterest, as in inspire and get inspired, but it has more a community feeling and you can really explore someones home room by room and read their thoughts under each picture. There is also the at{Mine} blog with stories behind the scenes and additional inspiration.

London blog tour is sponsored by: at{mine}B&O PlayBuster + and TiipoiFind all my blogs about London Blogtour under bloggerstourLDN or see all blogtours under blogtour

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