May 24, 2016

ETQ Amsterdam | Concrete and fashion in an Amsterdam store

ETQ Amsterdam was born under the mindset of eliminating over accessorized branding and focusing primary on letting the quality of the product speak for itself. With three standard rules: elegant, timeless, and quality the brand, that was born as an idea in 2010 as a men's footwear label, now offers an array of clean, sophisticated and affordable products for both men and woman crafted by hand in a small factory in Portugal.

I visited their store in Amsterdam housed in a huge raw, yet elegant,  space with lots of concrete where especially the huge blocks with different accessories and leather cushions caught my eye. More info about the brand can be found at the website ETQ Amsterdam More favourites of mine in Amsterdam can be found in my City guide APP and blog.

Pictures © Vosgesparis | Amsterdam Next
May 23, 2016

YOY | Japanese design

YOY is a Tokyo based design studio by spatial designer Naoki Ono and product designer Yuki Yamamoto. Their exhibition in Milan was one of my favourite, in a complete white space different objects were displayed. I especially was impressed by wall light 'Peel' that looks as if a corner of a wall were peeling and light was leaking therefrom. Also the light in which the lantern in the photo lights up was really beautiful, the shadow created by the light illuminates the body of the lantern and the floor, bringing depth to the photo. More info and other design objects can be found at the website of YOY Design.

pictures ©vosgesparis
May 20, 2016

Apparatus | NYC Based Design Studio

Have you seen yesterdays blogpost with the picture of Hanna's home, when clicking through the links I visited Hannas Room, the blog she runs and found these pictures of the New York City-based design studio Apparatus showing two lighting series that highlight the interplay between movement, shape, and materials.

I would have loved to visit the exhibition but as said, it is impossible to see everything during Milan Designweek. Have a look at their impressive furniture, objects and lamps at the website Apparatus.

Pictures 1-5 via Hannas Room | 6-9 via Apparatus