September 19, 2019

An all new Ceramic lamp collection by Moebe

When visiting ShowUp earlier this month I had the pleasure to have a sneak peek of the latest addition to the Moebe family, a brand new handmade Ceramic collection of lamps. The new collection consists of two pendants and a table lamp. The simple pendant lamp allows you to illuminate directly or to an angle. Its shade, whilst circular at the base, is rectangular at the top and sits freely to the cord. This allows the shade to angle left, right and completely rotate around. Changing its expression between cone and cylinder as you do so. 

The pendant can be used as a single piece by the side of a bed or sofa or used in combination over a dining table or an entire room. I especially loved the unglazed, matt and fine-textured surface. The body is handmade, therefore, every lamp slightly varies in shape, size, and colour, making every pendant unique. You will find the new collection in stores from end of October.

Ceramic table lamp is a lamp with a sculptural form, that can illuminate in all directions. With a simple touch, pivot the lampshade up or down and rotate around, concentrating the light to any one direction. Position on a shelf, window, side table or bench and use as a backlight or a direct one. 

The lamp is constructed from three independent parts, a ceramic body, a ceramic shade, and a white glass bulb. The conical shape of the body allows for the bulb to be secured in place whilst giving the shade the freedom to be completely adjustable. The ceramic parts are handmade, unglazed and left raw, with colour pigment blended into the porcelain itself.

September 15, 2019

Being at Home Photo competition winners

Here they are! The winners of the photo competition featured on the blog this Summer! Together with nine European bloggers from Germany, Sweden, Great Britain, the Netherlands (yep that's me) Austria, Switzerland and Italy we asked you to answer what does #beingathome mean to you? as part of the global photo contest in collaboration with the Association of the German Furniture Industry (VDM

From 5 to 18 August 2019 you were able to submit photos of your favourite places in your home in ten categories based on #zuhausesein /#beingathome. A total of 232 entries were received from 19 countries during the competition period. In addition to a piece of furniture from a German furniture manufacturer, the winners can look forward to a visit to imm cologne 2020 at the expense of the VDM and the winning pictures will also be on display in a photo exhibition at the VDM stand at imm cologne 2020 and published in a design book in 2020. 

Follow The Association of the German Furniture Industry at the VDM website as well as on the social media channels: FacebookInstagram and Twitter Let's have a look at the winning pictures in the specific categories.

September 11, 2019

Reorganizing my kitchen | bulthaup accessories

I am so looking forward to this new kitchen of mine! I won't bother you with the slow progress stories, but I am sure you will believe me if I tell you that in my head I am already redecorating and reorganizing all things 'necessary'. I have lived with very little appliances over the last few months, and I can't wait to bring back in those little extra things that will make the space my personal kitchen again. Something I really miss are my Serax x Merci plates, my ceramic collection and of course cooking on more than one burner, not to mention my dishwasher.

Every kitchen need some personal items and beautiful accessories don't you think. Something that tells your story and shows your personal taste and made out of materials you love, wether it is wood, ceramic, linen or leather. I have very few leather accessories and I think the leather pot cloths from the bulthaup accessory line are a really stylish addition to every kitchen and of course handy for protecting hands from hot temperatures, that's why a second layer of leather is stitched in the middle.

Curious to see the other accessories we styled and photographed for bulthaup? Here you can see all our work for bulthaup so far, more to come next month!

This post is written in collaboration with bulthaup | Pictures © w/ Style | Concept w/ Style | Photography Wen van Woudenberg | Styling Desiree Groenendal
September 9, 2019

A minimal Aesop store | Covent Garden London

I made it into my personal tradition to look for an Aesop store in every city that I visit, and so I did when visiting London last week! Over the years my love for Aesop has only grown, I have written about several of their stores and I use many of their products on a daily base. 
Most Aesop stores are located in beautiful and sometimes historic buildings and are a must see in general, next to trying their product line of course, which I highly recommend if you haven't yet! London was no exception and I particularly liked the minimal style of this location, natural walls and a green tiled floor combined with dark wood. 

In Amsterdam I have been walking past a building for months where our very own first Aesop store will come and I cannot wait to see how the old 'Jamin' candy store with its beautiful interior will be used by Aesop. For now an impression of the Store at Covent Garden, London. Previous posts about the different stores I visited can be found here

pictures ©vosgesparis
September 6, 2019

Spaces Designed for the Senses | 'The Touch' by Kinfolk and Norm Architects

As a huge admirer of the work of Vincenzo de Cotiis, spotting the image of his home in Milan, earlier featured on the blog here: Palazzo Milanese from Vincenzo de Cotiis, can only be a harbinger that we are dealing with a great new book filled with outstanding interiors. 'The Touch' is the first book to emerge from the longstanding friendship and creative partnership between Kinfolk founder Nathan Williams and Jonas Bjerre Poulsen of Norm Architects, both people I love for their good taste and design.

'The Touch' is a 288 pages book and exploration of human-centric design published by gestalten. Stunning photography, interviews and over 25 selected interiors that exemplify how haptic design elements can provide a richer quality of living.The Touch also details philosophical and art history references that reflect the tradition of design and color theory.

I personally can't wait to see the book with my own eyes and get inspired by the different interiors. The Touch is available for pre-order via the Kinfolk store and in stores worldwide from October 10th.

Pictures Norm Architects