November 19, 2019

Minimal bathroom design in bronze | Elance by Paulina Neiser

“Elance” is a design of bathroom fittings designed by Paulina Neiser, who graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven. And I think it is one of the most beautiful tap and shelf in one I have maybe ever seen! Also a shower head and taps are part of the collection, all to be found at Paulina Neiser

During her studies, she discovered her passion for metals and their color reactions within the oxidation process. The bathroom fittings are designed to be touched by the user and the water, in order to create color changes on the material. Water flows through the angled slit in the shelf and the same angle and curves appear in the taps and shower head, uniting the collection, emphasizing the flow of water and inviting users to touch them.

Nowadays consumers want to change or replace broken items quite often. This creates a huge amounts of waste, which then mostly cannot be fully recycled. In order to prevent waste of both the consumer and the industry, Paulina Neiser designed a bathroom fitting made from sustainable and recyclable material, such as copper, brass and bronze making each object unique and personal due their changing colours over time. The personal touch of individual changes of color makes every piece unique and makes it become more beautiful and vivid over time and through touch.
Text: Paulina Neiser

Picture Femke Reijerman | Design Academy Eindhoven

pictures via Paulina Neiser with thanks 
November 16, 2019

My Interior moments | imm Cologne 2020

Weekend is here and before I am off to buy some groceries and lots of candles to conquer these cold and early dark days. I love to tell you a bit more about a new campaign I am working on with imm Cologne. Next to Milan Design week, imm Cologne is the yearly Design fair I am most looking forward to, and I am really happy to be invited to work with the fair again in 2020.

Towards the actual fair I will share some #interiormoments with the imm Instagram account, and of course I will be at the fair ground for some days sharing my finds on Social media. imm will share different moments from a selection of creative minds from the Design world, see them here under Interior moments

In the first picture I shared,  a small setup with my friend AnoukB at her Amsterdam boutique showroom. Did you see the behind the scenes? I had a sneak peek at her collection and as always it was a pleasure to meet up. We always have lots to talk about, especially now concerning the small remake of my home we are doing.

Wishing you a happy weekend!

©vosgesparis | Written in collaboration with imm Cologne | #interiormoments #immCologne2020
November 13, 2019

A minimal collection by ignore Amsterdam | AMS NXT

After discontinuing my Amsterdam city quide app, I do kind of miss also working on my Amsterdam City blog. A blog I started long time ago to collect Amsterdam based interior hotspots, but with my focus on Vosgesparis and w/ Style and a serious lack of time I had to set priorities for myself.  I do love to stroll through my city though and as on Vosgesparis the focus is on design I though of a new blog category and show you a few times a month an Amsterdam based designer brand or fab location. Amsterdam Next, my Amsterdam city guide is also still online and might be handy to understand the different area's. Hopefully one day I will have the time to pick this fully up again and add all addresses to the blog.

Today I love to introduce you to ign_re Amsterdam Founded by Julien van Hassel, ignore is an Amsterdam based design studio who design and develop furniture and interior accessories with a minimalist character. All products are developed with full focus on the designs itself. This enables us to encourage people to make conscious interior choices. Would we make the same decisions if we ignore all the incentives around us and focus only what we really like?

For product information please visit Ign_re Amsterdam All products are designed in the Netherlands, 90% is produced in the Netherlands as well.
Thanks for visiting Julien! 

November 11, 2019

Michael Del Piero | Hamptons Design studio & shop

It's about two years ago I first mentioned Lukas Machink on the blog in this post: A minimalistic idea for your wardrobe corner and since then I have been following him on Instagram. For me Instagram is a great source finding new designers and great places. That if you are curious enough to click through once you come across something that looks interesting. Blogging is like journalism, you have to take an effort in looking around and connecting with people to understand the images that caught your eye.

This is also how I found Michael Del Piero and her shop and design studio in the Hamptons which I would love to give you a sneak peek of today on the blog. Michael Del Piero founded Michael Del Piero Good Design in 2007 Del Piero is known for her accomplished eye and uncommon knack for a serene and simple mix that bridges generations of style. 

Her distinct aesthetic fuses rough with luxurious and ancient with modern and fuelled by her global finds and an appetite for all things beautiful, Michael opened her eponymous shop in Chicago in 2008. Ten years later Michael expanded her east coast presence with a shop and design studio location in the Hamptons. Showcasing sculptural furniture, unusual objects and abstract art, the venue bows to her "never precious" style. 

Hamptons Studio & Shop, 372 Montauk Highway, Wainscott New York

Pictures courtesy Lukas Machink - Michael del Piero Good Design
November 8, 2019

un:divided - exploring the relationship between form and material

un:divided: New York exhibition by Fino Prydz
In case you are in the New York area I have something really nice to share with you today! 
I want to tell you about the first exhibition in the US by one of my online friends who lives in New York. If you visit my blog because you share the same taste and love for things like me, you have to have a look at his work, and if you ar lucky the exhibition of Fino Priydz. You might have spotted his artwork at my home: Choosing art and a bedroom update 

Showcasing his work for the first time in the US, Prydz will present seven new paintings made specifically for this exhibition. Inscribed with his minimalist vocabulary and abstracted forms, Prydz's paintings display a sensibility towards color and a subdued palette is used to focus on the natural materials such as lime, plaster and graphite. Together they lay the foundation for an exploration of the relationship between form and material.

Prydz arrived at the title of the show, un:divided, because its syntax echoes his process of splitting up forms and reconnecting them through mark making and compositional tension. He uses these formalist tools to investigate the themes of nostalgia and transience. 

The forms are derived from memory and visual observations of dimensional space, outlines and shadows. He is recreating textures of his youth; school yards, local architecture and sites visited while living in Scandinavia, contrasting the urban textures of his adopted New York: asphalt, concrete and metal.

Victori + Mo Contemporary Gallery 242 West 22nd Street New York, NY 10011
November 5, 2019

Aesop opened their first location at Amsterdam

I plannend to show you some images made at the brand new Aesop Skincare store in Amsterdam for some days! It is actually the first Aesop store in the Netherlands and I am so happy Aesop choose the historical former Jamin candy store at Utrechtsestraat to be their location. Jamin used to be a really wel know candy store with different locations and the in 1911 renovated location at Utrechtsestraat is known as the best preserved Jamin store. Both the exterior and interior in neo Lodewijk XVI style are original including the mosaic floor.

I discovered Aesop some years ago and have been a fervent user ever since. No need to tell you I am really happy we finally have our very own Amsterdam store! Have a look here to see the different Aesop stores I covered on the blog before.

pictures ©vosgesparis
October 31, 2019

bulthaup inspiration space in Eindhoven | DDW favourite

We recently visited Dutch Design Week and the inspirational project space by bulthaup. For the occasion of Dutch Design week bulthaup furnished Torenallee 80 in their well know signature style. b Solitaire tables, made out of solid oak and inviting Solitaire benches with matching leather covers, formed a centre point, and inviting backdrop for their Table Talks. During Dutch Design Week different conversations took place that were recorded and shared as a podcast.

The b solitaire, here photographed and styled by us in my own home: bulthaup b Solitaire at home | w/ Style gave place to the various bulthaup accessories we previously worked with in our shoots. Vases by Cor Unum filled with autumn leaves and accessories by vij5 and lamps by my friend Ay Lin of Ay illuminate completed the styling.

We had the pleasure to join bulthaup country manager Tore, and Lucia of Good tea stories  for a private tea session during the weekend. I couldn't think of a better place with the bad weather outside! We actually spent a lot of time in the room due to the nice atmosphere and soft music. bulthaup wants to offer a platform to people who share the same values, make connections and get in conversation with food designers, architects, developers, investors, media and other creatives and therefor will stay at Strijp S until March 2020 giving space to new creative ideas. 

A small impression from our tea session, more images in stories! 

Written in collaboration with bulthaup 
Pictures © w/ Style |Photography Wen van Woudenberg | Styling Desiree Groenendal
October 27, 2019

A metal kitchen by KeukenMeyt & 10 reasons why to work with them

- English summary at the end of this post -

Terwijl ik bezig was met het eerste idee rond een nieuwe keuken kwam ik, al kijkend op allerlei sites, in contact met KeukenMeyt. De keukenbranche is vaak gericht op snel resultaat en sales en ik ben misschien wel het tegenovergestelde! Ik heb wat meer tijd nodig, laat dingen graag bezinken en kan soms moeilijk knopen doorhakken. Als fervente DIY’er wil ik vaak ook nog eens begrijpen hoe dingen in elkaar zitten en logisch dat niet iedereen altijd evenveel tijd heeft om allerlei vragen te beantwoorden.

Mijn gesprekken met KeukenMeyt verliepen echter totaal anders dan die bij de gemiddelde keukenboer die ik bezocht. Met ruim 15 jaar ervaring met keukens en interieuradvies konden zij veel van mijn vragen beantwoorden en dat ook nog eens met eindeloos geduld! Van het een en ander kwam een mooie samenwerking, waarover later meer!

Na deze sympathieke kennismaking wil ik dan ook graag een aantal projecten laten zien welke door hen zijn gerealiseerd. Waaronder onder andere een door KeukenMeyt ontworpen stoere zwevende metalen keuken die ik tijdens mijn zoektocht naar oplossingen voor mijn eigen keuken tegenkwam en heel bijzonder vind.

KeukenMeyt ontwierp deze donkere keuken met een zwart metalen poedercoated frame voor een woning in Apeldoorn. De woning heeft mooie details zoals de kastenwand met oude houten deuren. Samen met de grote houten tafel vormen deze een mooi contrast met de donkere wand en dito keuken met super matte zwarte fenix fronten.

De keuken is afgewerkt met een composieten Silestone aanrechtblad. Door de werkbladafzuiging is er geen afzuigkap meer nodig en samen met de smalle pootjes waarop het keukenblok staat ontstaat een stoere elegante keuken. Aan het einde van deze post nog eenzelfde keuken in een ruim opgezette open keuken.

10 redenen waarom je met KeukenMeyt zou willen werken 

*Voor de eerste afspraak komt eigenaresse Daniele graag bij je thuis om zodoende een goed beeld te krijgen van jouw stijl, smaak en de mogelijkheden in jouw woning.

*Er is volop ruimte voor aanpassingen en overleg, totdat jij helemaal tevreden bent met het eindresultaat

*Er is een breed aanbod aan kwalitatief hoogwaardige keukenmerken beschikbaar, waardoor er voor elke stijl wel een passende keuken is.

*KeukenMeyt is de ontwerper van de stoere metalen keuken in deze blogpost en kan deze helemaal op maat voor jouw woning leveren.

*Ook voor een eiland op maat kun je bij hen terecht.

*Zij kunnen over meer dan alleen de keuken met je meedenken. Ook voor garderobekasten, inloopkasten, bijkeukens, badkamermeubels of tv meubels kun je bij KeukenMeyt terecht.

*KeukenMeyt kan je helpen met het zoeken naar de juiste werkbladafzuiging.

*Er is een eigen interieur werkplaats waar producten en oplossingen op maat gemaakt kunnen worden.

*Vakmensen kunnen zorg dragen voor kleine verbouwingen, installatiewerk, stucwerk, schilderwerk en aanbrengen van vloeren. Ik spreek uit ervaring en kan iedereen aanraden alles onder een dak te houden.

*Tenslotte zijn zij pas tevreden als jij helemaal tevreden bent.

While working on the first ideas for a new kitchen, I came across Dutch kitchen manufacturesKeukenMeyt. The kitchen industry is often focused on quick results and sales and I am perhaps the opposite! I need a little more time, I like to let things sink in and sometimes I find it hard making fast decisions. As an avid DIY'er, I often also want to understand how things work and it is only logical that not everyone always has the time to answer all kinds of questions.

My conversations with KeukenMeyt however, was completely different from those with the average kitchen store I visited. With over 15 years of experience with kitchens and interior design advice, they were able to answer many of my questions! A nice collaboration ensued from this, more about that later!

After our kind emails back and forth, I would like to show a few of their projects, including a sturdy floating metal kitchen designed by KeukenMeyt that I thought is special and came across during my search for solutions for my own kitchen. 

Shown in the beginning of the post a kitchen designed by KeukenMeyt with a black metal powder-coated frame. I love the nice details in the home such as the cupboard wall with old wooden doors. Together with the large wooden table, a nice contrast with the dark wall and ditto kitchen with super matte black fenix fronts.

The kitchen is finished with a Silestone composite worktop. The narrow legs on which the kitchen unit stands, create a sturdy elegant kitchen. With the build in worktop extraction there is no need for an extractor hood which is definitely one of the things I want for my own kitchen as well. 

10 reasons why you would like to work with KeukenMeyt

* For the first appointment, owner Daniele is happy to come to your home in order to get to know you ,get an idea of ​​your style, taste and the possibilities in your home.

* There is plenty of room for adjustments until you are completely satisfied with the end result

* There is a wide range of high-quality kitchen brands available, offering a suitable kitchen for every style.

* KeukenMeyt is the designer of the sturdy metal kitchen in this blog post and can design the right kitchen for your own home.

* A customized island is just one of the many options.

* They can think along with you about more than just the kitchen. You can also come to KeukenMeyt for wardrobes, walk-in closets, utility rooms or bathroom furniture.

* KeukenMeyt can help you find the right worktop extractor.

* In their interior workshopproducts and solutions can be tailor-made.

* Professionals can take care of small renovations, installation work, stucco work, paintwork and installing floors. 

* And last but not least: they are only satisfied when you are completely satisfied.

All pictures courtesy KeukenMeyt
October 24, 2019

An all new Houz Oslo store

I have been a fan for Houz Oslo for some time even though I never had the opportunity to visit the actual store. Back then owner Linda was about to leave her job and opening an interior shop wasn´t a life long dream finally being realized but more an oppurtunity she grabbed. Linda stumbled upon a location for rent close by where she lives. From experience in product- and concept development, project management and sales, and foremost a passion for design Houz was born. Houz Oslo offers quality furniture- and interior, norwegian design mixed with unique and classic design from abroad. 

This week Houz openend their new store in a historic building in Oslo! The past year they have been working on new plans and have been searching for new brands with a high focus on sustainability resulting in an unique range of new interior accessories and furniture next to their permanent collection.

Many of my favourite artists like Fino Prydz which I am sure you know from the beautiful art work I have at home. And brands like Ariake, When Objects Works, Astep Design, Tre Sekel Hjelle, my friend from Tisca and kitchens and other interior from Ask og Eng. The small shelves and open shelf system are definitely a potential favourite to exposure my ceramics for my own kitchen.

Find Houz Oslo at Bøkkerveien 4, Oslo, Norway

Pictures courtesy Houz Oslo