Tuesday, January 11, 2011

How they work....

So Christmas is really over now... the tree is down and there it is in all it's glory... my new concrete wall in the living room ... beautiful light grayish, naked and still feeling a bit like a stranger in the house.... screaming  for some decoration !! 

The new year brings many of us to think about a fresh start, something new in our houses, a new colour, a complete new look or, just like me,  some new decoration ideas..

Being totally in love with the industrial feeling concrete is adding to my place ...  I am walking around for some days now thinking off what would fit with the new wall. Something that would intensify that raw feeling and have the right color.

For my birthday I got this book called  'How they work' It is filled with pictures of the work spaces of some of the major Dutch designers. I have always had a weak for this kind of places Maybe it is coming from this old book I have, with black and white photos by Nat Finkelstein.

It shows pictures of Andy Warhol hanging out with Bob Dylan, Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground and working in his studio. Pictures of big. spaces with an industrial character. Unfinished floors and painted brick walls in white or silver workshop look.
Factory of Piet Hein Eek - Andy Warhol and Tom Dixon

Don't you think bright new objects photographed with a raw industrial background,  like concrete, metal windows, stripped ceilings or old wooden floors is a great combination? 

That is maybe also why I like to take catalogs home.. Lately I picked up one of Tom Dixon with great photo shoots at deserted stripped down factory's ..... I think I might just cut some pages out of it and add them to my wall. 

All pictures made by me
(except the ones used in the collage) 

Een nieuw jaar en een niewe start....de kerst is nu echt voorbij, een nieuw jaar en op zoek naar een nieuwe invulling voor de nu lege muur.. Waarschijnlijk worden het foto's geknipt uit de catalogus van Tom Dixon... foto's van mooie nieuwe objecten tegen een industriele achtergrond.

35 comments:

Romantic Prairie Style said...

Simply beautiful. Thank you.

Hem said...

YES, YES, YES!! I totally agree...


We think same almoust :D always:))

Happy weekend lovely friend,
Love Annaleena

It's me said...

Hoi hoi...kom even gedag zeggen,......gave foto's weer!! fijne dag morgen slaap lekker voor straks......liefs van mij...xxx...

Jacqueline said...

I love this look Desiree and I love the way that you express it in your home. Desiree SAYS Industrial. It's a wonderful look. XXXX

Servies en Brocante said...

Prachtig, ik houd enorm van die stijl!

Hem said...

I thought it was thursday today, thats why happy weekend, already,haha!

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Room Seventeen said...

Hoi Desiree, ik heb je document even op mijn blog gezet. Tussen de grijze spullen ;-))
Groetjes Hennie

Mariela said...

Everything looks great, love your style.

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

love concrete- use it as much as I can in my interior design work- happy WW....

Karen

Nathalie Thompson said...

If I lived in the city... YES definitely industrial!

Mariella said...

I love the industrial style, concrete floors, brick walls, huge spaces...and Tom Dixon lamps

Lau de Casalil said...

Yeah... great book!! it juts gives me the hope of fixing something in a design way!!!

BODIE and FOU said...

Looks like a fab book! thx Desiree and Happy New Year!! I'm back from NZ (sadly) but I'm sure I will get over it in a few days and find some inspiring stuff to do
Bises
http://bodieandfou.blogspot.com/2011/01/happy-new-year.html

Weronica - En mammas dag said...

Hey! Thanks for leaving a trace at my blog, so I could find my way to yours. I like what I see here. Have a great day!

Haikey said...

Great! Ik wil het, ik wil het!!

Bonito said...

Bellisimo! Thank you for post this b. thing!

Anita Camilla said...

Yes, I agree, the combination you suggest it's really nice! And I think the book you show it's plenty of interesting pictures! Have a nice day, Anita Camilla

Kari said...

wauw nog nog een loftje,,,
hahaha...
dikke knuffel Kari

Lotta Agaton said...

It looks great, i love that style too...and I have that book too, it's my favourite!

Have a great evening!

Lottaxx

Vintage House said...

I do love the industrial design and now that we are renovating our kitchen I am addings a little bit more raw in to it...
Lovely pictures:)
love
Sandra

Precious Sister said...

I love this style. And I'm so looking forward to all the great inspiration 2011 is going to bring. Great post!

Best Regards
Annika
http://precioussister.blogspot.com/

Cez said...

Agree!!! industrial background, concrete, metal windows, stripped ceilings or old wooden floors match perfectly!!!! Wonderful

Nicole said...

Moest je me nu vertellen dat Sissy-boy ook n website heeft...he he...ik kwam alleen af en toe in de winkel...hi hi
Mooie muur word dat!
Have a nice day!
Nicole

vitadrömmarobusigabarn said...

Beautiful home
Love Tina

Made in Persbo...Carina said...

Concreet wall sounds really nice! And now I got a huge craving for that book!

Hugs, Carina

Linda said...

Oh nice pictures as always!!!

Thanks for inspiration :)

Love Linda

monika@stylemadesimple said...

I love this look and I am loving to see workspaces of famous artist. So truly inspiring! Thank you for visiting my blog!! Monika

Bleudelavande said...

Oooohhh Desire, adoro il tuo stile, è semplicemente fantastico!!!!
Scusami se ti auguro buon anno in ritardo, ma il tempo scorre e ci sono sempre tante cose da fare!!!!
Buon weekend e a presto.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my heart is captured!

I wanted to invite you over to Fabulous French Fridays at the Metis Linens blog as I know you too love the French lifestyle.

Your presence would add a bit of oh la la. :)

http://metislinens.blogspot.com

Au Revoir!

Fiona said...

Lovely pictures!!! It's a nice style.
Groetjes en tot ziens!!

Brad Fallon said...

I love the industrial style, everything looks great!

Crawlcraft said...

beautiful pictures,but if you feel like missing the Christmas you can start preparing for Valentine's day:) it is coming soon

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

those are some seriously good lights desiree. looks like a great book. jxx

Ulrika said...

Lots of good stuff here.
Inspiring blog!

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