Wednesday, April 16, 2014

COS X nendo | Salone del mobile 2014

After skipping last years Salone, this year I went back to Milan to join thousands of Design lovers in Europe's largest Design event. This is such a huge event, and it's almost impossible to see everything and you can spent a whole day in one of the Fuori Salone area's. We also spent a day downtown to do some shopping at the famous Corso Como and combined it with some exhibitions in and around the Brera district.

The temporary COS Conceptstore was one of my highlights this year. Especially for the Salone del Mobile, COS teamed up with Japanese design studio, nendo who made an installation consisting of COS shirts in different hues of black, grey and whitE.
In the basement there was a beautiful collection of different objects by nendo, I especially loved the stationary an the turning cups |see the Iphone movie I made|

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Monday, April 14, 2014

A contemporary attic space | Architectural visualization

Michael Feuerroth is a media artist specialized in architectural visualization and architectural photography. He lives in Karlsruhe, Germany where he runs his atelier and teaches architectural visualization at the University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe, faculty of architecture. I found these amazing pictures while surfing on Pinterest and they are so 'real' I had to share them. If you are interested in reading how these were made you can read all about it here 

pictures via Atelier Feuerroth
Friday, April 11, 2014

The Jane | Fine dining meets rock ’n roll

Last month I was invited by Piet Boon to attend a pre-view and a lunch at new restaurant The Jane in Antwerp. Sadly I was not able to attend but one day I hope to have a taste and admire the restaurant with my own eyes. For now I love to show some pictures of this project by Piet Boon Studio 

Michelin-star chef Sergio Herman and chef Nick Bril created their “fine dining meets rock ’n roll” restaurant vision together with Piet Boon over three years ago in a mythical location in Antwerp; the chapel of a former military hospital. Piet Boon Studio, responsible for the interior design and styling of The Jane, since then collaborated in the chapel’s unique transformation into a high-end, contemporary restaurant with international allure where experience is key

Together with Belgian company SERAX, specialised in decoration accessories, Piet Boon designed tableware that conveys a shared passion for attention to detail and perfection. Base by Piet Boon is a high quality bone white porcelain collection combining functionality and design. The tableware has high thermal stability, is lead- and cadmium free and will be featured in the The Jane’s Upper Room Bar.


Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel of Studio Job designed the windows consisting of 500 unique panels. Inspired by the chapel’s original function, foam spatulas, sunflowers, devils, skulls, babies, Jezus on the cross, dice, apple cores, wrenches, ice cream cones, a canon, croissants, penguins, trophies, gas masks and birthday cakes portray a contemporary translation of the old stained-glass windows. Archetypes from various worlds each tell masterpiece stories of good and evil, rich and poor, life and death as well as good food and religion.

The ‘piece de résistance’ in the centre of the restaurant is a 800 kilograms-weighing gigantic chandelier of 12 by 9 meters with over 150 lights, designed by the Beirut-based design studio PSLAB.

Open from Tuesday till Saturday for lunch and dinner. Bookings made at The restaurant has a three-month reservation lead time; the Upper Room Bar one month.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Inspiration for your home | Cool curtains for your walk in closet

While working on my blog, reading your blogs and websites, my 
Facebook | would love you to join me there!| is always open at the background. I like to see what friends are posting and if it seems of any interest I click on the link *hello distraction*. The next minute I can find myself surfing around and forgetting what I was doing in the first place.

The other day I clicked on a link photographer
Marjon Hoogervorst added on her timeline. Printlove is here webshop where she sells her letterpress prints. But I also found this wonderful curtain with black and white print... if you are not the lucky owner of a walk in closet but have a wall filled with shelves and clothes-racks instead. This curtain that reminds me of a fitting room, might be a wonderful addition to your room next to keeping your clothes out of sight. 

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Monday, April 07, 2014

GIVEAWAY | Couleur Locale conceptstore | Le sac en papier

Today I’m happy to introduce you to Couleur Locale, who on top of their stores in Antwerp and Knokke (Belgium), have just opened a brand new online store. The Colour Locale feeling is brought to life on their beautiful and original website.

I asked them about the founding of Couleur Locale.

“You might be familiar with the bowerbird, an exceptional bird that likes to decorate his bower with beautiful objects.
We consider ourselves to be a bit like the bowerbird…
We decorate our home with items that we find on distant travels,
items that remind us of amazing places,
items that inspire smiles and daydreams,
items with a story…
this is how our interior reflects our journeys.

This is how the Couleur Locale concept store came to life.
Couleur Locale is a trendy store, that still bases its products on love and attention. Mixing vintage and design objects from around the globe, they have created a unique collection of gotta-haves for yourself or your home, that also make wonderful gifts. Couleur Locale ships worldwide.


Vandaag stel ik jullie graag voor aan Couleur Locale, met twee fysieke winkels, een in Knokke en een in Antwerpen, is er nu ook een splinternieuwe online shop. Met een prachtige en originele website brengen zij het couleur locale gevoel online tot leven.Hoe is Couleur Locale ontstaan vroeg ik hen:

"Jullie kennen hem misschien, de prieelvogel, een bijzondere vogel die zijn ‘prieel’ versiert met mooie voorwerpen.
Wij zijn ook een beetje zoals de prieelvogel ….
We versieren ons huis met dingen die we meebrengen van verre reizen,
dingen die mooie herinneringen oproepen aan geweldige plekken ,
dingen die ons doen glimlachen en wegdromen…
dingen met een verhaal …
zo worden onze reizen weerspiegelt in ons interieur…

Zo ontstond “Couleur Locale “ conceptstore…
Couleur Locale is een hippe winkel , waar de dingen met liefde en aandacht gemaakt zijn. Een mix van vintage en design uit de hele wereld, een unieke collectie van hebbedingen voor jezelf, voor je huis, om kado te geven..." Bovendien versturen zij wereldwijd! 


I am very happy to be able to give away one of my favourite items! You might recognise them, as I myself use them all over my own home. Couleur Locale is giving away 5 paperbags! They are 100% ecographic, made of recycled paper, and are perfect to store anything… Papers, your laundry, favourite magazines, books, or even your ideas… (your paper, your laundry, your magazines, your books, your ideas…)

All you have to do to win one of these paperbags, is leave a comment under this post and let us know what you will be using your paperbag for. 

We will announce the winners next week. 

Wil jij een van mijn persoonlijk favoriete items voor je huis winnen? Ik gebruik deze zakken thuis ook om van alles in op te bergen en Coleur Locale geeft vandaag 5 van deze paper bags weg! 100% ecographic, van recycled papier en de perfecte tas voor heel veel dingen.... je papieren, je wasgoed, je tijdschriften, je boeken,  jouw ideeën '... noem maar op!

Wil je kans maken op een van de 5 zakken laat ons dan onder in deze post weten waarvoor jij de paperbag zou gebruiken bij jou thuis.

                       Binnenkort maken we de winnaars bekend!  

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