Friday, October 24, 2014

Inspiration for a cozy autumn home | new Couleur locale collection

Last week I received some pictures of the new Couleur Locale 
collection, I can get really inspired to create a cozy autumn home by seeing the beautiful serene still life's, photographed by Renee Frikking and styled by AnoukB of the new collection.  

Couleur locale
sells an unique and large collection of lamps, furniture and unique home decor items for your home in mostly natural materials and a brand new collection of ceramic lamps by 'The gentle factory' that will be added to the webshop any day soon!  You can shop online or if you are in Antwerp or Knokke visit the actual stores. Look here for more of the new collection.

Love Warriors is a creative team that travels around the world in search of the finest interior objects. These buffalo skull, died of natural causes, is a gem for anyone who loves boho-chic or eclectic style.  

Unique handmade vintage stools, originally used in Chinese schoolclasses.The GAZI lights are named after an old industrial neighbourhood of Athens and made by recycling and reconverting old steel industrial pieces in lights. Every item is unique, in its form, colour and finish. 

Lamps Meli-Melo 
A new collection of ceramic lights in black & white. The handmade lamps are sold separately and available in three different shapes. Use a single one or combine the different shapes.

These hand-carved old wooden pots used as measuring cup for rice are unique and all different from each other they all have different shapes, some of them have  special iron details.

*Last two pictures by Paulina Arcklin*

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Libratone wireless speakers | Blogtour Amsterdam

we are on Blogtour and visit different cities across Europe we love to meet up with fellow bloggers, sponsors and friends for a dinner or party - because after all, what's more fun than meeting the people you have followed for years in real life? You might have seen the location for our Amsterdam dinner & party by now as I took every chance to show the beautiful location, Pistache, on the blog -

No party is complete without music, so whenever we are hosting an event we are on the look out for the latest in music sound systems. Danish Libratone was one of our friendly Blogtour sponsors who provided us with some great music during our Amsterdam event. I love listening to music but to be honest I have never been a fan of outdated sound systems as I can't stand the clutter that comes with them: cables all over the place. But Libratone is different.


During our event, Libratone placed several wireless speakers throughout the room. These compact speakers are rechargeable which means they don't need to be plugged into an outlet - making them transportable, and giving you the freedom to enjoy your music anywhere at home. All speakers including the larger ones have replaceable wool covers, that allow you to turn the speakers into a home dec√≥r item that matches your style. There is a colour for everyone and three new colours (Moss Green, Apricot Red and Sandstone Yellow) were recently added to the collection.

Pictures via Libratone and Linda Elmin

A big thank you to our Blogtour sponsors: Pistache | Lady Grey Catering | Uber | BOS | 
V2C Gin | Bier&Co | Fatboy | Thuesen Jensen | Volkshotel | Moooi Brandstore & Showroom |
Libratone | IAmsterdam | Bluespoon restaurant

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Minimalism by Fleur Molenaar | #DDW14 #1

This week Eindhoven is once more the capital of Dutch Design Week. DDW is the platform for Dutch design and with over 400 events divided over 80 locations, the largest design event in the Netherlands. It is impossible to see everything in the few hours I was in town, so on the blog some of my personal highlights and impressions.

From Stone age to desk | 'Minimalism' by Fleur Molenaar, part of 'Hier is Utrecht' (A collective of designers who all studied at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Utrecht) exposition at 'Design perron' was one of the designers I really loved. Not only did I liked the used materials, all displayed objects communicated a sense of calmness and serenity. 

Design Perron is a new design district, close to the Station and an initiative by Meike van Schijndel (Bathroom Mania), Martin Damen (Opvallers), Jasper van Grootel (JSPR) and Alex Groot Jebbink (a-LEX) who I previously covered in my Salone del mobile  Pinterest album and had an exhibition at the Fuori Mercato in Milan earlier this year.

pictures © 1|2 - 3|9 
Monday, October 20, 2014

First or Second | Conceptstore by April & May

First or second is the brand new conceptstore in Alkmaar by Jantine and Vivian of April & May I had the pleasure to join them for a little tour through the shop and a dinner to celebrate the opening of the store some weeks ago.

First or second offers a collection of both new and carefully selected second hand furniture from Dutch and Scandinavian designers such as, Minotti, B&B Italia, Vitra, Flexform and Pastoe next to brands as Menu, Hay, Muuto, AndTradition and Vipp.

In the huge store you will find a special kids department, a special zone with changing themes and a part, called the villa where all brands are mixed together into a fictive living space. Coffee and tea is served in the cafe, which is a collaboration between Norm Architects and Menu.

pictures © vosgesparis

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