Wednesday, July 01, 2015

MY HOME | Playing with colour

Thank you so much for your lovely words about the small changes I made to my workspace this week, see this post if you missed it, I am not ready yet.. I am also experimenting with a bit of colour. Playing around I found these leather handles, I used black ones for a collaboration with Histor and Piet Hein Eek some time ago. Ideas come as you play around and I discovered you can also use the handles to hang a lamp to your wall. Check back on Monday for more colours! 

The lamp is by PuikArt and the white cup with the letter D was sent to me by Design Letters as a Summer present. 
These design series with a typography hand drawn in 1937 by the world renowned Danish Architect Arne Jacobsen really fit my home... thanks guys ;) 

pictures ©vosgesparis
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

minimalism X concrete

It's no secret I love a bit of concrete, and many amazing pictures go around on Pinterest. Buildings can look moody and beautiful at the same time, I simply adore concrete floors and stairs and have beautiful unpolished concrete walls at home. And did you noticed that a concrete building looks even better at places like LA where the light is so much stronger... I collected these pictures because I love them... there isn't really a connection except for the concrete...

The Instagram account of Thismintymoment is one of my latest crushes when it comes to minimalism and beautiful concrete buildings.. go follow them if you love concrete.
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Monday, June 29, 2015

Before and after | new pictures from my home

Over the last few weeks I have been re-organising my studio, I love my magazines and books filled with cards, souvenirs... and lists of beautiful things I still love to share on the blog, but after several trips abroad it was time to get through the piles of magazines and paperwork lying on my table. For my next trip I have a beautiful travelers notebook that hopefully will make it easier to keep things a bit more organised.

It might have been Spring or the fact Summer holidays are near but I felt like a fresh start at my studio, and nothing works better then taking everything out and redecorate! I saw this small table at Sissy Boy homeland some time ago and I thought it would be a great side table for books and plants.

It took me ages to buy it though -good thing it was on Sale when I finally went to pick it up-.
Thing is... I love the the 'real thing' and this table is a new made industrial one. Ones home instead of functioning as the side table I had in mind, it ended up at my studio and I think it looks really nice. The Emeco chair I got from Harvest and Company and it certainly contributes to the new and clean look. I also kept the shelves pretty empty which make stand out the old camera's and tools from my father even better.

Before and After
It seems my studio changed into a more minimalistic look over the years, or maybe I am just really good in getting rid of all things I do not need and only keep what I love most!

If you is how my studio looked before 
Two tables and a room - February 2010
Two tables and a room part two - February 2010

What's that in your studio - January 2011
My new studio in Black & white - july 2011

New pictures from my studio - may 2012
Something black & Industrial - August 2013

pictures ©vosgesparis
Friday, June 26, 2015

5 beautiful blogs according to Apartment therapy & this..

Hello on this Friday morning, I hope you enjoyed this weeks posts and loved the friday mix last week. Here is another mix of beautiful things I am really thankful for and that came across this week.

Let's start with a beautiful mention by Apartment therapy this week, who choose 5 beautiful blogs from the Netherlands. I was in good company with Chapter Friday, My Dubio, Love Aesthetics and Avenue Lifestyle See the full article here: Apartment therapy | Going Dutch 5 Beautiful blogs from the Netherlands 

Houzz | Home office ideabook
Next to a place where we work, a home office can be also a great place to display your personality and sense of style. Houzz showed a new Idea book with a collection of their favourite scenes viewed from behind the desk and included a golden oldie made at my home office.... hope to show you some new pictures of my new desk and home office changes next week! Thank you both!

It's a bike!
I was really surprised when I got a telephone call some time ago telling me I wrote the winning blogpost after the Unfold event earlier this year. 
Unfold is an influencer event where storytellers got introduced to brands and share their stories.

One of the brands that I met was Roetz 
a young bicycle brand with a mission! By recycling as many components as possible, they want to reduce this mountain of waste and make beautiful sustainable and robust bikes in an environmental friendly way. They collaborate with sheltered workshops forms and so help people to have a useful daytime activity and make bikes to be proud of. You can also find Roetz as an 'Insprd by Amsterdam souvenir here

The other day I went to pick up the bike at the other site of town. It is so beautiful and I can't believe it took me only 30 minutes from door to door to get home... not bad after not having bicycled such long distances for some months... Thank you so much Roetz and 'Press Only' & Jurnio for putting it together.

waar amsterdam eet
Waar Amsterdam eet (where Amsterdam eats) is a new platform by 6 friends living in Amsterdam who share their love for food & drinks... Each in their own way they explore Amsterdam and share their experiences on their website and even more on a daily base at their facebook group, where they invite you to also share your own tips. They recently launched their platform at Pressroom in the beautiful patio of INK hotel.

Summer holidays
Next week summer holidays will start, I will be working in my garden on my 10 years patio masterplan, go on blogtour and holidays and therefore slow down a bit on the blog to max 3 posts a week...I guess we call it slow blogging these days. I think it is good to focus a bit more on being outside during the Summer and I am gonna enjoy every minute of it ;) See you on monday with some new pictures from my studio ....Happy weekend!

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Inspiration for your wall | Handcrafted wall hangers from Finland

The first thing I had to think about when seeing this new wall design by RK Design was the Cos installation in Milan this year.... and I can only imagine how many hours of work Riikka has put in making these wall hangers. They are all unique and handmade out of different yarn. Don't you just love them! 

pictures by © RK Design

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