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February 28, 2013

Blogtour NYC Sponsor | Victoria + Albert Baths

You might have read my post last week about going to New York City soon for Modenus Blogtour. The tour is sponsored by lots of very kind sponsors and we will meet most of them in New York as well. Today I had a closer look at their websites to get to know them better. On the website
of Victoria + Albert Bathsmy eye caught this picture with free standing bath tub Barcelona. Can you imagine getting up in the morning ..... and walking straight into this amazing bathroom! 

Just like the multi-faceted cultural city, the Barcelona tub and basin models are a clever mix of contemporary design and a timeless style rich in history. Organic beauty is at the very center of the Barcelona design concept.
The Collection was inspired by the city's distinctive urban landscape, world famous for its elegant curves and natural forms created by prominent architects such as Gaudi. 

The contemporary, pebble-shaped Barcelona bath features a rimless, double-ended design that is big enough for two, measuring 70-1/4" long. Crafted of ENGLISHCAST® - a composite material rich in finely ground volcanic limestone - it is cast in one seamless piece that won’t creak or flex. This unique construction is hand finished to provide a glossy white solid surface that is highly durable, warm to the touch and easy to clean. 
Also available in the collection is the coordinating Barcelona vessel basin which shares the bath’s naturally white finish and composition.

Thank you Victoria + Albert Baths for sponsoring this amazing BlogTour

BlogtourNYC 2013 is sponsored by Miele USA - Silestone - Poggenpohl Victoria + Albert - Barber Wilsons - Blanco - Du Verre - Mr.Steam -NKBA - Jenn-Air
February 27, 2013

An Industrial home in the Countryside

I don't think there is anyone who has not had a sneak peek of the home of Dutch felt artist Paula Leen, who lives on the Dutch countryside with her family. Their home is a beautiful example of what I meant to say in my yesterday's post: Finding the balance between Scandinavian whites and French grays.

It just seems totally in balance! With a French antique farmhouse table and several design and hand made objects. Especially one of her kitchen pictures has been shared lots of times on blogs and Pinterest boards  |Like on my own 
kitchen inspiration board
| But!!! I had never seen the picture above, still from that very same amazing kitchen. Don't you just love this home!

pictures by Hotze Eisma
February 26, 2013

Finding the balance between Scandinavian whites and French grays

While writing this weeks giveaway and looking at pictures I noticed this beautiful tablesetting of Norm DinnerwareI wrote about the line Norm architects and Menu designed for the Copenhagen restaurant Höst before,  when I showed the styling work of Emma: New Norm dinnerware photoshoot - styled by Emma Fexeus

Beautiful design, all in my favorite colors! But what I also really love in this picture is the combination of the tableware and that grey linen tablecloth. I guess it is this balance between Scandinavian design and the grey linen that's adding a French touch that I love. A bit like using both old an new stuff or combining design with industrial furniture in your home. It's all about finding the right balance between the two and what feels good for you I guess.  

pictures by  Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen - Trine Thorsen / styling Tara Ballantyne
February 25, 2013

GIVEAWAY | Reversible Manu Bag from UASHMAMA®

After the great success and the many responses to the previous Giveaway of UASHMAMA ®, we now have again a Giveaway for you. This time the beautiful Reversible Manu Bag which is perfect for the coming spring. The bag is made of UASHMAMA® paper and has a calf leather look.

Made in Italy and now also available in the Benelux. The combination of tradition, craftsmanship and technology has ensured the "magic" formula for UASHMAMA ® (say Wash mama) paper.

Uashmama® is a material of 100% cellulose fiber, manufactured using virgin fiber from cultivation and not by deforestation. Worked through a mechanical process, used in both the paper and skin industries. 

It is paper, it looks like leather, is washable as fabric and retains its shape. It is suitable for many purposes. The product line of UASHMAMA ® is endless and continues to inspire. The products are piece by piece designed with love and craftsmanship from Tuscany.

After the very popular Paper Bags the line is now extended with handbags, shoppers, braces and aprons. Available in different styles and colours 

Moes & Griet  means mother & daughter and that is what we, Marion Wold and Annelot Lems  are of each other. We are exclusive distributor of the Benelux for UASHMAMA ® products and have as well our own web shop where we sell other beautiful and stylish products.  So take a quick look!

What should you do to win this UASHMAMA® Manu Bag (€99,50)  
1. Post a comment below on this blog why you want to win.
2. Like Moes & Griet on Facebook

Giveaway – Reversible Manu Bag from UASHMAMA®

Na het grote succes en de vele reacties op de vorige Giveaway van UASHMAMA®, hebben we nu weer een Giveaway voor jullie. Dit keer de mooie Reversible  Manu Bag die perfect is voor de komende lente. De tas is gemaakt van UASHMAMA® papier en heeft een kalfs leren look. 

Gemaakt in Italië en nu ook verkrijgbaar in de Benelux. 
De combinatie van traditie, vakmanschap en technologie  heeft er voor gezorgd dat de “magische” formule voor UASHMAMA® (zeg Wash mama) papier is ontstaan.

Door een productieproces waarvan de techniek te vergelijken is met het looien van leer is een duurzaam materiaal ontstaan. 100% natuurlijke vezels, afkomstig van kweekbomen.

Het is papier, het lijkt op leer, is wasbaar als stof en behoudt zijn vorm. Daardoor is het voor vele doeleinden geschikt. De productlijn van UASHMAMA® is eindeloos en blijft inspireren. Van de fantastische zakken tot aan de functionele tassen. De producten worden met liefde bedacht en stuk voor stuk ambachtelijk gemaakt.

Na de zeer populaire Paper Bags is de lijn nu uitgebreid met onder andere handtassen, shoppers, bretels en schorten. Verkrijgbaar in verschillende kleuren en bewerkingen.

Moes & Griet staat voor moeder & dochter en dat is wat wij, Marion Wold en Annelot Lems, van elkaar zijn. Wij zijn exclusief distributeur van de Benelux voor UASHMAMA® en hebben een webshop waar mooie en sfeervolle producten te vinden zijn. Neem dus snel een kijkje!

Wat moet je doen om de Manu Bag (€99,50)  van UASHMAMA® te winnen? 
1. Laat een comment achter bij deze blogpost waarom jij wilt winnen.
2. Like Moes & Griet op Facebook 

Congratulations to Bianca of Atelier of Mama Bee for winning this giveaway!
February 22, 2013

Military boxes | My living room

Last week we went to the army dump to get a military table and bench for my daughters home and I got myself a new box ... used as a cooler... perfect as a little table next to the couch in the living. Happy weekend all! X

February 21, 2013

Chalk paint walls in concrete and zinc

Together with friends and family we painted lots of walls in beautiful concrete and zinc colors last month at the home of my daughter {get your chalk paint here at my latest sponsor L'authentique} I will show some pictures of it, as soon as they will be finished arranging things a bit .

Since then I keep seeing grey walls with black accessories like the lamp and the Pia Wallen plaid in these pictures. I found them on Sigrun's blog
Skrinet. What a lovely bedroom with the boxes as bedside tables and the coat rack with the paper bags. Check out also the rest of her blog for more corners of her home. 

Pictures above by Skrinet thanks for sharing

IPhone shots- work in progress at my daughters

February 20, 2013

Northern Delights | Scandinavian Homes, Interiors and Design

When I was in Stockholm last month I finally got the chance to meet up with one of my long term online blogger friends Emma Fexeus. Next to running the oldest Swedish Design blog Emmas design blogg, her styling jobs, like this and this one for example. She also found time to work her new book called  Northern Delights. Here are a couple of preview pages. Well done Emma! 

In Northern Delights, design classics meet young talents, individual products meet skillfully staged living spaces. The book’s stunning selection of work reveals what makes Scandinavian design so exceptional. The included examples show how the grains of different woods, the clarity of colored glass, the cheery colors of fabrics and patterns, and the overall quality of craftsmanship contribute to creating simple, inviting, and very comfortable living spaces.

Northern Delights offers inspiration to designers, architects, and individuals in equal measure. In a Scandinavian dwelling, everyone feels at home.

The book will be released on March 25 in Europe and worldwide release in April  Pre-Order your book here at Amazon.  

Pictures from the book Northern Delights , Copyright Gestalten 2013
February 19, 2013

New York City Baby!! | Blogtour NYC 2013 presented by Modenus

I have this tune in my head for a some weeks now.... walking through the hallway at my daily job, with my head in the clouds singing New York, New York!.... A couple of weeks ago I got a lovely email from Veronika from Modenus asking me if I would like to come to New York for Blogtour 2013! It took me less then 24 hours to write her back with my answer.... YES! of course I would love that! wouldn't you!

So yeahhhh that is the good news of today! A big wish of mine - visiting New York - will  come true and I am really grateful to have been chosen for this amazing design adventure and for the sponsors to make this possible.

Together with a bunch of other happy bloggers from all over the planet we will have some design tours and visiting the Architectural Digest Home Design show. And I am sure there will be plenty of more fun things to happen! New York Baby!!! 

I Blog because.....

I got inspired by a postcard saying I work because I love that shit and kind of made my own... oops! letters from Lagerhaus and the little clipboard is from Granit .... The big black ones are normally hanging in the hallway.. Check them out here: Clipboards+black paint | DIY Project ) And my large clipboard here: Painting a locker inspired by Milano  .... So why do you blog???

February 18, 2013

Win a voucher code of 50€ from Le Repère des Belettes | GIVEAWAY

Today we have a bit of a different giveaway for you, because this week you get the chance to choose your own price! French online boutique, Le Repère des Belettes offers a selection of products, from beautiful linens, ceramic, wall decals, to light and unique vintage pieces.

I made a small selection of products I like myself but I'd say have look at the shop here and let us know what you would love most. It could be the star, the awesome lights or some smaller different products for your table... it is up to you!

Le Repère des Belettes 
is giving away a voucher code of 50€ The winner can spend it how he wants!  

How do you join:
* Like Le Repère des Belettes on facebook
* Leave a comment in this post and let us know what you would love to have most from Le Repère des Belettes

Le Repère des Belettes, De Franse online boutique geeft voor deze giveaway een voucher twv 50€ weg die je mag uitgeven naar keuze!  

Om kans te maken: 
* Like je Le Repère des Belettes op facebook en laat je een commentaar achter onder deze post! 

Congratulations to EmmaB for winning  the 50€ voucher
February 15, 2013

Love Warriors |boho chic|

I was soooooo in love immediately when I saw these pictures. The prints, the colors ... I posted before about the work of Hannah Lemholt, you might remember the beautiful pictures from Paris: Paris through the eyes of a photographer.

These are all made by Hannah again in the home of  -and styled by  marie olsson Nylander. It all breaths such an amazing atmosphere. I love all the prints, the wood, the linen and lamp made by the Lovely Mark Eden Schooley.

I get so much inspiration from these pictures 
I feel like giving my home a change for spring! Prints, shell art and much more stylish objects are now available at Love warriors.  

fine art photography prints by hannah lemholt for love warriors. styling by marie olsson nylander |MO Pictures © hannah lemholt / love warriors Thanks Hannah for sending me the pictures X

Meet the blogger Stockholm #5 | GRANIT

Granit, the all black and white store in Stockholm was definitely my favorite in town. Whilst walking pass it with the bloggers-tour on Sunday, Emma pointed it out to me saying that would be my store!

And was she right.... We went several times, using the excuse to come along each time one of us forgot something. Not a single colour in there! And filled with gorgeous things for the home, stationary, office supplies in black & white and materials such as concrete, metal and glass. New stores will open in Paris, London and online!

The next Meet the blogger conference is in London on March 9 and 10 Get your ticket here

Pictures (C) Vosgesparis