July 15, 2018

Exclusive wallhangings for high-end interiors by Milla Novo

With the bohemian and seventies retrieval in our interiors we also saw crafts like macramé coming back. I have never been a fan of an urban jungle and the macrame plant hangers aren't my thing at all but I do love to show you more of the work of Milla Novo. Milla Novo brought the art of Macramé into the next century with her impressive macramé wall hangers, while staying close to her Mapuche roots by integrating traditional symbols into many of her large pieces.

Milla Novo designs exclusive wallhangings for high-end interiors, event decoration, window displays, and home decor. All unique hand made pieces of art. It's not even a year ago I first came across her work during an open house at Lolo Loren last Summer when visiting Ibiza. In September she showed her work at ShowUp where her wall hangings were also displayed at the always inspiring trendpodia of Jantine Benschop & Jan Agelink and six months later I saw her back at Masterly in Milan! 

Milla is based in the Netherlands but her roots lie with the indigenous inhabitants of south-central Chile, The ‘Mapuche’ people. She grew up with craft, making macrame bracelets as a kid and learning from her mum.

Her mother who still resides in Chile continues to play an active role in the Mapuche community and practices traditional weaving techniques. She has helped introduce Milla Novo to Mapuche crafts and more specifically the patterns and symbols that have been used for centuries. Milla Novo's work gives her an opportunity to share a small part of Mapuche heritage by integrating these traditional symbols into many of her large macramé wall-hangings.    

pictures courtesy Milla Novo
July 11, 2018

Perspective Studio Shoot for Residence Magazine

Over Summer we will visit Belgium to photograph the workspace of Arno de ClerqI showed his work several times on the blog before and I loved to see some pictures this week showing his work in the shoot by Andy Liffner for Residence Magazine.

This amazing barn is the background for the collection of Perspective Studio and their current Summer residence for the next six weeks. This Summer retreat owned by the nearby located Bakery in the north-east of the island of Gotland is a real dream space with high ceilings and white chalked walls where the selected pieces all stand out perfectly. Definitely worth a visit, find out more at Perspective Studio

Photography Andy Liffner 
July 10, 2018

TRAVEL | A beautiful restaurant in Madrid | La Vaqueria Montañesa

Its been a few years ago now, we had our blogtour team and travelled around Europe. We worked with some amazing brands and furniture fairs for around three years. It was fun and damn! we were good in styling, photographing, partying and reporting all together but I am really glad I can do the same collaborations and even more now with our own w/ Style agency.

Our last tour as the team we were, brought us to Spain! It was the first time I visited Spain and I really loved it and stayed a few days longer cooperating with some hotels in Barcelona and Madrid. I loved both cities and especially Madrid was a real hotpot that Summer, I visited many cool shops and restaurants and today I love you to show another find in the beautiful city of Madrid. 

La Vaquería Montañesa is a small restaurant in the Salamanca area not far from Tatel, a restaurant we visited as part of our Cosentino collaboration. How do you like this all white place with concrete floor! The Flos chandelier by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, the furniture from Artek and the pictures of Pablo Zamoracertainly totally set the atmosphere. 

pictures via La Vaqueria Montanesa

July 6, 2018

A monochrome apartment in Vienna

Metal and sturdy furniture, a white couch mixid with a few natural elements! This apartment located in Vienna and comes really close to my ideal home as I explained in my Masterplan 2.0, that just like my first plan is taking way longer then foreseen.... but that is okay. Working on my personal home is always a process and takes time and some saving up, not to speak about taking choices in my case, but it is all taking shape in my head.

Meanwhile I think I have found my new favourite interior designer and photographer duo due to my last post of the fabulous Treehouse in Tulum, Mexico, a new country to explore and what a great destination to travel! See yesterday's post here:

Today's apartment is designed and styled by Annabell Kutucu who explains more about it: "The 300sqm apartment is divided in two units with seamless connection through wooden sliding doors. High ceilings and big windows create an overall spacious feel. The bright open-plan living, kitchen and dining space is the center of the apartment where friends come together for long dinners and endless talks. A composition of custom-made interiors, wooden furniture, rough linen and carpets, selected mid-century vintage finds and unique objects complement the general monochrome and understated design concept"

             Interior design & Styling Annabell Kutucu  | Photography Claus Brechenmacher 
July 4, 2018

A private hotel in Mexico | The Tulum Treehouse

I have no idea why but it can't be a coincidence that all week I come across Mexico! Of course I have enjoying the beautiful pictures of my friend Agata who was on honeymoon in Mexico on Instagram, but there was more,  including this beautiful bedroom above... such a serene space. It is one of the bedrooms of theTreehouse, a place to welcome friends and created by a diverse group of designers and artisans from Tulum and abroad.

Tulum Treehouse includes large common areas, several spacious wrap-around terraces, multiple spaces for indoor-outdoor dining, and five bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Rooms are rented separately or the house can be rented as a villa that can accommodate up to 10 people comfortably.

I fell in love with the polished white cement, the locally sourced wooden details and the trees that surround the house. The tranquil rooms are furnished with local textiles and ceramics, Oaxacan rugs, and bespoke furnishings by Meridian artisans or sourced from Mexico City’s weekend antique market.

Interior design & Styling Annabell Kutucu
Images images courtesy Design Hotels | Photography Claus Brechenmacher