Thursday, January 29, 2015

Concrete... plants and coffee | new years resolution #1

I made a few new years resolutions and one of them is adding some more greens to my home... I am not really following trends as in changing things at home because it is the latest trend but I guess we pick up things, and sometimes there's a moment you suddenly know how you could translate inspiration into something new for your home.

Lately we see a little revival of 70ties plants and plants in general, not only in our homes, complete with macrame plant hangers or plant stands, but also on posters and fabric. And with monthly emails from Igor and Judith from Urban Jungle bloggers I decided to give it a go and really join the club this month, so here is to plants and coffee and #UrbanJunglebloggers.

Plants as decoration

I personally see plants as a decoration object and inspired by plants in terrariums and the small Christmas trees without soil, I filled my large glass vase with water and put in a small green plant, in Holland we call them house- pines, but I am sure there is a fancy English name for it, what do you think ... do you like it? 

More inspiration with plants at home...

Ferns &  Terrariums | Creating a Glass Covered Green World
Urban Jungle bloggers 

My greens Pinterest board

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A white loft in Amsterdam

When having a look at the pictures Amsterdam based photographer Barbara Iweins sent me I was immediately in love with the way she displayed the art and books in her overall white home. You might have seen some of her work in last friday's post! If you missed it have a look here: A photographers project | Au coin de ma rue

Having seen lots of homes from the inside in Amsterdam I can perfectly imagine the layout of the three floored house. I have runnend up and down stairs like the ones above for many years when living in the Vondelpark area as a kid.

I love how many details of the construction are uncovered, showing all beams and on how everything is painted white, to let even more light in and making it the perfect family home for her and the kids. The cabinets in the large kitchen where they love to hang out, are made of the old wooden floors, while the metal tube is the laundry shoot! The last pictures show the third floor, which is for the kids. 

pictures ©Barbara Iweins

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Room on the Roof at the Bijenkorf

You might have noticed the little tower on the roof of Amsterdam's most famous and recently modernised store "De Bijenkorf " Over the last 100 years the tower has never been used, but things are changing and from today the sixteen square meter tower room will become the workspace of different artists, writers, musicians, architects and designers selected by The Bijenkorf in collaboration with the Rijksmuseum. The Artist in Residence project  ‘Room On The Roof’ will start with Maarten Baas being the first artist using the studio...  

The wooden installation, designed bij i29 interior architects contains several all functions designers will need, while the other side of the room is left totally white.

pictures © i29
Monday, January 26, 2015

i29 interior architects | Single-family apartment in Amsterdam

Awarded i29 interior architects designed this family apartment in Amsterdam. The thing with those pretty perfect places is that each time I post a home like this on the blog, I don't feel like exactly copying but it feeds my imagination with ideas on things I could do in my own home. 

My home is situated at the corner of a building, it has a square block in the middle where some cupboards and the bathroom is build in. You can have a look at it from 3 sides and I often think of covering the walls with wood or another material, making the block stand out, this home certainly shows how it could look like.

i29 believes in simplicity and contradiction. The result of being selective is that you have to push each choice to the limit. It also provides a field of tension, and energy to a space. But more importantly it leaves you with a charismatic environment. i29 stands for a work ethic that leads to design solutions dependent neither on expensive materials nor on technical show.

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