Friday, April 24, 2015

Bathroom dreams in Black & White | Favourites from

Over the last few months I have written several times about my bathroom dreams and the 'wow' factor I am looking for. Renovating my home and finding beautiful concrete walls under layers of wallpaper and the use of large amounts of white paint really helped me to refine my taste over the last few years and transform my home in what it is today.

I am quite good in sticking to my plans of creating a bathroom that fits the rest of my home, with a bit of an industrial vibe and selected Scandinavian design. It will take some time before I start renovating my bathroom.... there is still the patio to finish first, but I made a little start.
is one of the largest online stores in the Netherlands where you can find almost everything you can think off. Their home department offers a great selection of furniture, home accessories, textiles  and many more.

When they asked me to chose my favourite products from the 'Bol Wonen' (Bol Home) collection, I thought it was a great moment to upgrade my bathroom accessories. I chose a set of timeless black minimal Scandinavian design products by Danish Menu and an industrial looking mirror by Dutchbone.

The New Norm Bath collection is designed by architects Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Kasper Rønn, of NORM Architects. Mirror 'attractif' is made out of steal and has a sturdy  bolt, adding an industrial look to your home.

More bathroom inspiration
Looking for more inspiration to create a Bathroom in Black & White? Have a look at this new Pinterest board I made with a selection of my Top 20 products out of the Bol Wonen collection.  

pictures ©vosgesparis

Thursday, April 23, 2015

COS X Snarkitecture | Milan designweek | Fuorisalone 2015

After last years amazing installation in collaboration with Mendo | COS X Mendo | I was really curious to experience this years Cos' installation at Milan designweek by Daniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen of Brooklyn based duo Snarkitecture who changed Spazio Erbe into an immersive translucent cave.

The installation involved thousands of strips layered white fabric hanging from the ceiling to the floor. The simplistic concept reflects the COS ethos and design philosophy and evoked a sense of relaxation and tranquillity, I loved it so much I didn't regret to visit the exhibition twice and tried out some video making ourselves.

Find all blogposts about Milan designweek here & pictures of this year's Fuorisalone here on Pinterest

photography ©vosgesparis | video by COS
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

MINDCRAFT15 X GamFratesi | Milan designweek | Fuorisalone 2015

MINDCRAFT15 the exhibition curated by GamFratesi at Chiostro Minore di San Simpliciano in Milan this year got a special mention at the Milano Design Awards for the extraordinary visual impact, generated from an essential but courageous project, that creates a dialogue in harmony with the unique and suggestive context. 

Absolutely one of the most beautiful exhibitions of Milan design week, the yearly festival for design lovers that I visited this last week: 5 days of design, sun, food and friends and lots of inspiration that I hope to share with you on the blog. Have a look at the MINDCRAFT website for more information about the curated designers like Louise Campbell, Ole Jensen and more.


Find all blogposts about Milan designweek here & pictures of this year's Fuorisalone here on Pinterest

photography ©vosgesparis
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Inspiration for your home | B&W photography X Natural colours

Last week I showed you some spring inspiration using the latest items of the new Couleur Locale collection, did you love those pictures as much as I do?

Natural colours are great to add a beautiful touch to your home and adding texture make your home look even more exciting. I love those unexpected corners with different layers and unique items from far away countries. Cushions you just need to touch, beautiful ceramics and some black and white photography to add some contrast. 

The Ceramic is Wonkiware and for sale in the stores in Antwerp and Knokke. The blanket will be also available in the webstore any time soon and is handmade in Kenia.

Hannah Lemholt is one of the "Love Warriors" , a creative team with expertise in design, architecture, styling and photography. She has created a stunning series of photographs, with a typical feminine style and natural palettes. Picture above: SAM – ‘Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.’ – mark twain. Bedlinen in different couleurs can be found here

1-4: Photography Renee Frinking - Concept & Styling AnoukB    5:Photography Jeroen van der Spek - Styling Cleo Scheulderman
Monday, April 20, 2015

I LOVE MY TYPE | typographical posters

I LOVE MY TYPE is a cool typographical poster universe where you will find posters with positive and life-affirming statements that match your life and personal development as well as posters that you can offer to people who are special to you. Started by art director Kathrine Højriis who, by opening this web shop, achieved her dream of combining her passion for typographic design with her enthusiasm for interior decorating and personal development, I LOVE MY TYPE also produces posters that are quite unique and specially designed with you favourite quotations, personal greetings, names and remembrances etc. A great idea for giving a friend a personalised present

Kathrine Højriis has always taken an interest in personal development and have sought out various courses and methods to learn how to benefit the most from what life has to offer. Katherine; "At some point, I realized that the only one responsible for my wellbeing is me – and that I can change my life merely by changing my thoughts and ideas. For instance, you can’t always be happy but you can always be positive". Launching her webshop, gives Katherine the possibility to create a perfect combination of cool, meaningful and caring interior decorating – for herself and for others.  

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