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May 31, 2013

DIY for your Home | Concrete lamp

Marion, from origine Dutch, is living in Sweden for years and she is the creative mind behind Some years ago I already noticed her handmade wooden houses and the postcards she made with them, because she happens to be an excellent photographer as well. Look what she then sent me: here, I still have the card :) 

The other day on Instagram the pictue above caught my eye. Beacause I love concrete and found it really original. I wrote Marion what she was gonna do with the base. Today she sent me the picture of it hanging on her wall. She added an old Swedish stables lamp made out of glass and ceramic to it, as she said combining old and new is what she loves most.

 Pictures by Marion -
May 29, 2013

Memories on concrete | My living room

Hey guys! Finally back online after a great long weekend in Berlin... It had been such busy weeks that I needed to look after my home and empty fridge a bit over the last two days.. But first of all a big thank you for all the great response on my talk, really appreciated it and great to have found lots of new blogger friends from all over the place. I will try to add all the blogs of the people I talked with in my 'New blogs to read list' |right over at the right sidebar|

May 25, 2013

The HIVE European blogger conference | Berlin 25-26 May 2013

Hey there.... a quick hello and update from Berlin, where I just finished my keynote at a fully packed Betahaus at The Hive Berlin. A big hello also to the wonderful bloggers I met at Berlin, as promised you can now find my slides online. Hope you enjoyed my talk. And for who wasn't there, if you like to have a look and see what I shared with the bloggers in Berlin. Find my keynote here: The Mini Company

Offline now to follow some workshops, I am going to enjoy the rest of the weekend in this great city and wish you a wonderful weekend as well! 

   Keynote - The HIVE  
European blogger conference 
Berlin May 25-26 2013
Want to read my notes as well? You will find them in my Haiku Deck gallery: The Mini Company
May 23, 2013

A simple home

I love these pictures where you get a sneak peek on the street where a home is situated, a simple home in natural colors... just what I need after a few hectic days filled with making images for the slides I need for my talk at the HIVE blogger conference next weekend.

In a few days I will be off to Berlin and I have not even thought of what to take with me, where to go on my day off and what to wear... although it will be something black and white probably - for a change! I have to work for a few more days and end of the week I will be heading to the airport straight after work... How do you mean busy! Enjoy this home... Want to see more homes follow this hashtag #Homes 

May 21, 2013

Believe in yourself | Poster art

How do you like those posters telling you on how to live your life or this one on how to believe in yourself. Good Fucking design advice |forgive me the swearing| made a whole range of posters, mugs and t shirts with these kind of quotes... No Fucking Sans Serife made me smile. 

I personally love the 'this is your life' poster. I saw it in a huge size at FAB when we visited their very cool NYC office during Blogtour. I have it framed and it stands on my industrial kitchen table: Tiles and Tajinis I also wrote the text on my black cupboard... Did you see it on Instagram yesterday? I find it really motivating and love how everytime other words and sentences draw my attention. Do you have a favorite quote or realy motivating poem?

Happy week and don't forget to join the giveaway we have for you this week!

Pictures 1: Hannahs Room 2: Vosgesparis

May 20, 2013

Win a polkadot cushion | La cerise sur le Gateau & Wonen met Lef

We're back with our Monday giveaway! And today you can win this happy polkadot cushion from Wonen met LEF, a comfertable cushion sized 70x70 cm. Made out of 100% linen with a print on the front and a sandcolored linen backside with two buttons. French brand 'La cerise sur le Gateau' has a collection with a sense of humour, don't you love that picture! I like a good amount of polkadots and I bet you or your teenage daughter will loves this too. 

To make a chance to win: You leave a comment in this post! For an extra chance like Wonen met LEF! on Facebook or Twitter  

Giveaway - Win een vrolijk polkadot kussen van Wonen met Lef!

We zijn weer terug met onze maandag giveaway! En vandaag een waar je blij van wordt! Samen met Wonen met LEF geven we dit woonkussen in groot formaat (70x70cm)van het Franse merk La Cerise Sur Le Gateau weg. Bij dit franse merk is er altijd sprake van een flinke dosis humor en daar houden wij wel van.

Dit kussen is gemaakt van 100% linnen. De voorkant is prachtig bedrukt en de achterkant is van zandkleurig linnen, Het kussen sluit met twee knopen aan de achterkant. Lekker meenmen naar buiten, of geniet ervan op je slaapkamer. Heb je een tienerdochter? Succes verzekerd.  

Zo doe je mee aan deze aktie: Laat een commentaar achter in deze post en voor een extra kans Like je Wonen met LEF! op Facebook of Twitter

Congratulations to Eva! You won this giveaway! 

May 17, 2013

Industrial design by Paola Navone | A white home in Italy | Part II

When you think you have pretty much seen all the angles of the Italian home designed by your favorite designer, it is a fest to find yet more of this stunning home Paola Navone designed for Andrea Falkner.

I first posted about this home last summer You can see the post here: An industrial white home designed by Paola Navone But I don't mind at all spending another blog post on this fabulous home.

Pictures by Wichmann + Bendtsen via Dwell  |  Thank you April and May for pointing out. 

Black + Wood

I have this picture, made at Elle inside Design, nearly two years in my folders. I thought it looked so well with the other pictures. Black and wood looks pretty well together, don't you think? 

pictures 1:vosgesparis 2:misspickering 3:missdesignnet 4:favimcom 
May 16, 2013

You & I. we. us Together | New Therese Sennerholt prints

I think I blogged about every single new collection of Stockholm based designer Therese Sennerholt, because I simply love her work.... Great plus is the always (well most of the time) amazing styling of Lotta Agaton

Photography by Mikkel Mortensen
May 15, 2013

I love falling asleep to the sound of the rain

I love falling asleep to the sound of the rain! But I want it to stop when the first birds sing in the morning.... Did you ever noticed birds sing when the rain stops! I am ready for blue skies, white T shirts, faded jeans and the sun on my skin.... pretty soon please! 

pictures via + Ralph Acosta
May 14, 2013

Black Feathers and Fluffiness

When making new pictures I finally managed to clean out my studio. I brought lots of souvenirs and brochures back from the city trips I made these last months. And I really should find another way to order everything. Remember the bags I made: Collecting travel memories | Easy DIY with paper bags They were fun to make but I need something stronger like small boxes. If you came across some cool ideas let me know, I would love to make a new post with your ideas on how to collect travel memories

I also found these shiny black feathers in a box which I bought years ago. Feathers are totally hot as decoration in interiors at the moment and I love how Lola & Kate framed them, they are for sale at Harvest and Company  

framed feathers from Lola & Kate
- beauty via Love warriors -
More fluffiness on this picture made by the fabulous Hannah Lemholt - I am so in love with this dreamy pictures
May 10, 2013

New design by Stefano Gaggero

Today I love to give you a sneak peek on the new work of friend and designer Stefano Gaggero. You might remember I wrote about his work before: Stefano Gaggero designer and stylist

For the new collection of Geelli he designed several placemets. They were presented on Ambiente 2013 and Baldai 2013 And today you can see them here! They are made out of 'polyurethane gel' A very strong material with a soft feeling. The placemets, being in production, can be find on the Geelli website soon. Here are some of my other favorites.

Find more on Stefano on his webside Stefano Gaggero Design or his blog Autre Regard

May 8, 2013

Inspiration for your home | New ideas with Uashmama Carry Bags

This last weekend was so good! The sun was shining and with a nice breeze blowing through my home I felt so energetic and finally finished some projects. It was great to find time to make some changes and I shoot lots of new pictures.

The good thing was, I got a package from my sponsors Moes & Griet the day before. I thought the Carry Bag would be a great alternative for a plant pot and would fit the natural look I am bringing into the home for Spring. How do you like it?

This is the Carry Bag and I have fallen a bit in love with it! Can you believe it is paper, it looks like leather, is washable as fabric and retains its shape. I love the basic look of it, but most of all I love the natural feeling it adds to my kictchen.

In my studio I am using paper bags for all little office supplies. They are available in several colors, sizes and models. I am using the large black, medium white and small grey bag. The perfect colors for my home!  

Moes & Griet are exclusive distributor of the Benelux for UASHMAMA ® products and have a web shop where they sell all bags and other beautiful and stylish products.