February 26, 2015

Craft Industry | Industrial studio and Webstore


Today I love to introduce you to Craft Industry an industrial webshop and store at Sectie C, one of the creative and cultural hearts of Eindhoven. Before Craft Industry was located at Strijp-S, one of the other creative hatchery’s of design capital Eindhoven. And you might recognise Strijp-S from the several Lofts, like this one of Renee and this other one of Jason I showed on the blog before. 


February 25, 2015

Lilesadi for Photowall | Win a Wallpaper gift card worth €250


With spring coming up you might have been thinking about changing things around at home in the coming weeks. Personally, I always love using natural colours to brighten up my living room and kitchen, and I’m thinking of bringing in some branches or maybe some yellow daffodils… After all, I’m Dutch and we do love our flower bulbs!


February 24, 2015

Ylva Skarp X Annaleena | SS15 collection


Some time ago, back... in 2012 when showing pictures of my new studio on the blog, see here | Studio Update | I first showed the work of Ylva Skarp. Since then she has been covered by many blogs and magazines and she still manage to surprise me with every new collection. 

February 23, 2015

Black on Black

The black wooden boxes by Piet Boon are one of my favourite souvenirs from our latest Bloggertour, we found them as a gift to our bloggers, coming back at the Volkshotel one night. I use them to make little stylings and stills with the things I love at the moment and love the fact that I can add something different all the time, using them throughout the home. 

February 21, 2015

Something for the weekend... | Tenue de Nîmes Fashion

Hello on this Saturday morning, hope you are doing well. I was at home for almost 2 weeks with a bad flue, who isn't these days! Luckily I am slowly feeling better now, and enjoying my coffee sitting at the kitchen table writing next Monday's blogpost, which will all be about Black! 

February 18, 2015

Anouk Beerents antique mirrors | Amsterdam

Today a sneak peek in the world of Anouk Beerents, who is specialised in the import and export of antique, and authentic quality mirrors, the majority of which are of French and Italian origin with gilded gold or silver leaf. Anouk has an amazing studio downtown, a real hidden gem on Prinsengracht at the nine streets area

February 17, 2015

Unexpected rooms | Photographer Stellan Herner

I can stare for ages at the pictures made by Stellan herner, somehow all these great styled pictures for Elle Decoration are build up with layers making them look like rooms with unexpected details, which I guess is always the work of a talented stylist and a photographer being able to capture some kind of magic in a picture. I am off to find all the great stylists behind the pictures, but if you know please do tell as they deserve to be mentioned.

February 16, 2015

Nomess Pop Up Store at De Bijenkorf | Join us on Instagram



For this post I teamed up with Nomess Copenhagen and Dutch department store De Bijenkorf. Ever since working with Nomess and their products at Designtrade, now called Northmodern, I am in love with their smart storage solutions. I brought some perspex 
boxes from Copenhagen and I still use them every day to store different items and styling cute stills at home, making Nomess definitely one of my favourite Scandinavian brands!


February 13, 2015

Black and White ceramic by Fjor


Through a picture on Facebook by my friend Laurence of the wonderful 'La maison Pernoise' I came across the work of Anna Becker, a young designer based in Germany who launched her own label Fjor in 2013.


February 12, 2015

Puik Art | Dutch designers collective & Nieuwe Heren


Puik Art in a creative collective helping young designers launch their creations, and developing products for both their own label as for other companies. You might have seen the iconic Barrel Lamp, one of my favourite pieces by Tim Smit of Nieuwe Heren. Inspired by WWII searchlights. This is something that totally fits me, crafted from sturdy materials, wood, steel and concrete, revolvable around two axes.


February 11, 2015

An industrial home with authentic details in Kempten Bavaria


When Petra Reger, a photographer form Germany emailed me with the question if I wanted to share her home located in Germany's oldest city Kempten in Bavaria on my blog, I didn't had to think for long as I fell straight in love with the kitchen pictures sent along.


February 10, 2015

Inspiration for your home | New Products by IKEA

The first months of the year mark the release of new collections. Many brands show them for the first at the several fairs around Europe and IKEA is no exception. I choose my favourite new items out of their press releases I received this last days. I guess my love for monochrome homes and all things black shows in the selection I made for the blog.
February 9, 2015

By Nord | SS15 Collection

Although it's freezing cold outside and I am at home with a bit of a flue, most brands are mailing out their Spring/Summer 2015 collection. It kind of makes me happy to see images of Spring and I can let my imagination make some jumps into warmer happy days as I miss the sun and especially some higher temperatures a lot. Also the By Nord collection reflects their appreciation of springtime and it made me decide to make a Spring board on Pinterest and show you some of the pictures from their collection.

February 6, 2015

An Industrial Garage loft | by BRICKS Amsterdam


Strange how in one week you can come across a name twice and then when cleaning out your mailbox coming across a mail talking exactly about them! I am talking about BRICKS Amsterdam here, interior architects and designers. And the architects office who is responsible for the design of this Amsterdam home.


February 5, 2015

Inspiration for your bathroom | A large black shower and raw details

I have a really tiny bathroom at home and can really dream away by pictures of comfortable bathrooms. Even if, like in the picture above the walls are a bit rough and unfinished I still would change my tiny bathroom for it.

Pictures are great to get some inspiration for your projects, I am still collecting bathroom pictures and hopefully some day I will use them to do a small bathroom renovation.

February 4, 2015

ShowUp 2015 | Trade show for Home & Gift

showUP is the new trade show for Home & Gift in the Netherlands, 140 participants with almost 250 brands presented themselves for two days. From dinnerware, Scandinavian design and stationary, to home accessories and handmade pillows and bags. A buying event for retailers in living and gifts, webshops and concept stores.
February 3, 2015

A bedroom in grey tones | 3d Images


Wondering what you think of this bedroom and home, to be honest I have a hate and love affair with 3d projects. Some are so good they are going around on Pinterest and after tons of re-pins even lost the description of being the work of a 3d designer. 

February 2, 2015

Bikes & Rain dresses | UNFOLD the untold

Last week I was invited to The Unfold, an event where selected brands shared their stories at a beautiful location at Prinsengracht. Living in Amsterdam is definitely a plus as many events take place in my hometown and most of the time I can just bike downtown. To be honest I hate biking in winters though.... I am not that die-hard Dutch girl who bike no matter what. And in winters I love to take the bus, put in my earplugs and just enjoy the ride.