March 21, 2017

A spacious home in Australia by Robson Rak

Robson Rak are an established, award winning firm who offer you a holistic design service of architecture, interior design, and interior decoration. I noticed many of the architectural firms and interior designers I love work in Australia.

Kathryn Robson, principal architect comes from an extensive working history in Europe and Australia, while Chris Rak is an interior architect. Robson Rak’s commitment is to the design of residential and commercial spaces that ultimately provide the user with a sense of warmth and well- being; spaces that make the user feel good. with this home which they call the 'Toorak home' they delivered an amazing job.

A minimal palette of materials was used, steel doors and windows, granite bench tops and floors, and timber flooring and joinery. The selected materials were then varied in texture and finish to create depth. For example; granite was used in a ‘flamed’ finish on the floors, then the same granite was used honed for the bench tops in the kitchen and bathrooms. This limited palette creates a harmonious flow from room to room.

March 20, 2017

STOFF candle holders | All new Hans Nagel design by Just Right.

The original Nagel candle holder designed by Werner Stoff in the 60's have been reproduced and I couldn't be happier as I have been looking for them, and never got the change to actually buy some. Danish company Just Right re-introduced the original candle holders to consumers world wide under the brand name STOFF® Sold separately, for three candles, the combinations are endless and the more you stack together the more impressive they are.

I was planning to show them in a nice setting after my living makeover but I actually love the minimalistic setting I created for the picture, and beside that I guess it will take some time to find a new layout, make a new light plan and replace some things, so why wait. Next to this chrome edition they are also available in brass.

styling // picture © vosgesparis
March 17, 2017

FASHION | Classic meets individual expressions with HOPE

Do you feel Spring is in the air! After a few days of continues rain the sun came out again and with Milano coming close I guess it is time to put my very comfy and warm coat in the closet and do some serious wardrobe inspection. I am mostly following Scandinavian fashion brands and the other day I found these images in my mailbox by Swedish HOPE, their Krissy trousers are part of my favourite summer items, even in summer I still prefer black mixed with some white blouses and comfy sneakers if it is to hot for my boots... I saw a lot of silver ones around! 

pictures via HOPE
March 16, 2017

ATELIER CPH | New posters in collaboration with the Posterclub

A limited edition series of new posters in collaboration with the Posterclub, an international online store based in Copenhagen offering a curated selection of posters and art prints, made by Atelier Cph

Atelier Cph is a multidisciplinary creative studio based in Copenhagen, and delivers solutions within trend forecasting, concept development, styling and graphic design. The posters are 
showing different styles from cubism to abstract sculptures created by layering elements of hand painted shapes and colours. Atelier CPH took inspiration in contrasting materials and sculptures where the human face gets interpreted in an abstract way

 Photos by Morten Bentzon  
March 15, 2017

Indigo Bench by James Plumb

In 2015 James Plumb shared a statement a day for 365 days , a piece of text, imaginary or video what caught my eye was their latest creation: the Indigo Bench (2016) made out of burnished indigo textile and ebonised beech wood, and exclusively available at Gallery FUMI   

Gallery owners Valerio Capo and Sam Pratt
is are unafraid of the unconventional, and embrace the change and the new, while promoting the value of craftsmanship. They run a growing programme of exhibitions in their galleries in London and Porto Cervo, Sardinia, alongside a presence at international design fairs. At their gallery you will also find the Indigo-luminaire pictured at the end of this post and made with the same medieval dye technic

pictures via James Plumb