Tuesday, March 03, 2015

From boring to interesting | Bathroom ideas

It might be the fact I am not that happy with my own bathroom at the moment that I am looking a lot at bathroom pictures. Although I have a cabinet for towels and 3 smaller ones giving me enough space to hide away the things I don't need to see every day, I am missing a bit of a waugh factor that I do see in other spaces of my home. I am bored with the simple old tiles and would love to replace the sink.

I think you should never make concessions when decorating your home and I am pretty sure that some day I will bump into that item or get an idea that will give my own bathroom that wow factor I am looking for. Therefor whenever I get myself to Ikea, I skip the bathroom section, unless I need some small stuff,  as I am sure I won't find anything there that will give my bathroom a boost in the direction I am looking for.

These bathroom pictures though,  gave me another look on the Hemnes shelving unitMost of the time I find them really boring, a bit for students and people who just need a bathroom unit and go for something affordable. The pictures are giving me a whole new look at it and all because of the great styling and photography. I especially like the combination with the beautiful shiny metro tiles and the older items, like the glassware and the wooden crates, which make the total picture more interesting then at the bathroom department at Ikea where only Ikea items are used. Try to click on the link and have a look at the pictures there and you will know what I mean with the styling!

pictures via Ikea and Photographer Marcus Lawett | Styling Hans Blomqvist
Monday, March 02, 2015

Second Skin collection | Dutch design by July Adrichem

Second Skin is the beautiful new collection by Dutch product stylist July Adrichem. Graduating in 2012 as an Interior Stylist at the Artemis Academy she started working at Piet Boon® where she worked for two years, creating several styling products used for national and international projects. She worked on new prognoses and created themes for mood books and colour palettes to apply in styling projects. 

Her graphic design background enables her to have an eye for graphic details and organic shapes in the creation of new products. Nowadays, July works as a freelance stylist while setting up exciting new product lines, such as her Second Skin Collection. Do you like it as much as I do?

This Second Skin Abstract Charcoal Bowl from the Second Skin collection has a beautiful and powdery texture and it's easy to combine with the plates, cups and bowls from the collection.  There are different patterns and colours from white and warm grayish aubergine to black. Up to now, the collection is available in seven colours. Second Skin creations can be used as decoration by themselves or as a container for dry products.

Second Skin Collection products are designed with a plaster-cotton paste. After a shape has been determined, all products are carefully treated with a protective coating on the inside and outside, to prevent moist and dust damage. Colour is added during this coating phase. Due to the nature of handmade products, some imperfection may occur. This is a part of the uniqueness of this item. 

pictures by July

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Craft Industry | Industrial studio and Webstore

Today I love to introduce you to Craft Industry an industrial webshop and store at Sectie C, one of the creative and cultural hearts of Eindhoven. Before Craft Industry was located at Strijp-S, one of the other creative hatchery’s of design capital Eindhoven. And you might recognise Strijp-S from the several Lofts, like this one of Renee and this other one of Jason I showed on the blog before.

Jason is the owner of Craft Industry and he and Renee, who recently also shared this Industrial Deli with me, teamed up and photographed the entire collection for Craft Industry's new store and the new Craft Industry webshop!

During Dutch Design Week last year a number of new studios were established at Sectie C where photographers, graphic designers, writers, musicians, artists and other creative companies have the space to work on their various projects. This year more than 81 designers along with a number of students from the Royal College of Art in London and the School of Design Pforzheim in Germany will set up exhibitions.

Craft Industry is commissioned to measure. They make interiors for shops, restaurants, and tables for many of their beloved customers, and get really enthusiastic when there is a request for a DJ booth. Their passion for style, interior design and industrial showpieces makes Craft Industry unique.

Find them at Daalakkersweg 2, 5641 JA Eindhoven, better known as Sectie C.
Further more, you can find Craft Industry at Strijp-S’ in collaboration with Gardrobe and in Den Bosch in collaboration with Daily poetry den Bosch   

An event is planned in Spring! 

leave a message under this post if you would like to be invited!
Photography Renee Arns
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lilesadi for Photowall | Win a Wallpaper gift card worth €250

With spring coming up you might have been thinking about changing things around at home in the coming weeks. Personally, I always love using natural colours to brighten up my living room and kitchen, and I’m thinking of bringing in some branches or maybe some yellow daffodils… After all, I’m Dutch and we do love our flower bulbs!

Just like a lick of paint, wallpaper can be an easy way to get your home ready for spring, giving it an instantly fresh new look. If your own home is in need of a make-over, today might be your lucky day as you could get yourself some (new) wallpaper by joining today’s giveaway!

Lilesadi for Photowall
For this competition I teamed up with Photowall, a Swedish company with a passion for design, and high quality murals and canvas prints. They love working with different designers, and are thrilled to be able to present a number of international collaborations. Here's the latest one, a design collaboration with Dutch design studio Lilesadi, and the motif Marble 2.0 which is launched today!

Win a Photowall gift card
In co-operation with Photowall, one lucky reader will win a €250 gift card, to pick a Photowall product of your choice. Check out the website for thousands of motifs to choose from, and their Photowall blog for lots of inspiration. If you would like to win, simply leave a comment in this post and we will announce a winner in 2 weeks. Good luck!

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