April 30, 2020

Antoniolupi design | Cristalmood bringing colour and character to the bathroom



While the world seems to have come on hold, and we are mostly home between our own four walls for the last weeks, a comfortable home has become more important than ever. For several years I have been writing about the importance of only surrounding yourself with the things that you really love and to focus on a more minimalistic and multifunctional home where we choose more consciously what comes in, stays and what goes.

With all the time we currently spend at home, it seems more important than ever to look at our house and the different rooms again. In any case, with the above in mind, quality is important when we make choices nowadays. Whether you have a new home or want to upgrade the home you live in, I think it is important to go for quality products that last, learn about design and show our appreciation for designers and craftsmanship.

Italy is the country of choice when it comes to quality and design for decades. While working at imm back in January, I got to meet Andrea Lupi, art director of antoniolupi and learn more of the versatile famous Italian quality brand. I could feel Andrea’s passion for the family brand and the different products while walking with him through the stand where several bathrooms were perfectly combined with living spaces and a spectacular showcase of the different shower heads.

April 28, 2020

Plant Tribe | Living happily ever after with plants



Last month the new Urban Jungle Bloggers book PLANT TRIBE – Living happily ever after with Plants was launched. A 240 pages book by the creative duo Igor Josifovic and Judith de Graaf who together with photographer Jules from Herz & Blut over the last year and a half worked and traveled around the globe to capture personal stories about how plants have a positive impact on the lives of people. They visited 17 plant-filled homes of friends of the global plant tribe of Urban Jungle Bloggers they created after initially sharing their own love for houseplants on 'Urban Jungle Bloggers' in 2013.

April 27, 2020

L. Ercolani x Norm Architects


The other day I showed you the beautiful kitchens of  Edward Collinson Design studio, today another Uk furniture maker who partnered with Norm Architects on the design of two product series. L. Ercolani, sub-brand of UK furniture maker Ercol 
represents a heritage and philosophy that Norm Architects understand intuitively and they share a humble and democratic approach to craftsmanship and the use of honest materials.  

April 24, 2020

Edward Collinson Design studio | An all black kitchen & table


Round sculpture tables are still a favourite of mine and when coming across the 'Note table', I found the account of Edward Collinson, a design studio based in London that design and build quality furniture and kitchens!

April 20, 2020

An all black home with a 19th century brick façade


Some time ago I came across this  500m² home in Brussel online and could not keep my eyes of the amazing wall finishes! According to the project website from K2a architects, the home were once 2 very narrow houses that were in poor condition. They were exploited by an owner who would rent out individual rooms to students.
April 16, 2020

Minimal photography | Kristina Dam SS20 collection


Despite waking up very early with a cloudy head again, I feel really happy today, the sun is out and we have amazing temperatures outside, what else can I wish for during these days at home. I was in the middle writing a blogpost with an amazing dark home in Brussels today, but found a few more images of the SS20 collection by Kristina Dam to post instead.

Different materials and shapes and beautiful minimal photography is what makes every new collection of Kristina a feast for the eyes. 
April 13, 2020

NORR11 Fin Side Table


During my first visit to Iceland in March 2015 I visited the NORR11 showroom and it is no secret it was love at first sight. I have to admit I still dream about their black table with brass legs and the huge black vases, how cool would that table look in my current kitchen!
April 9, 2020

A collection of minimalist interior objects | Humanhuman


Humanhuman is a collaborative project bringing together the vision of Alex Lesage and Emmanuelle Roque; a contrast of two individuals with similar aesthetic values, having a complementary approach to the design process. A collection of minimalist interior objects showing an appreciation for the impermanent nature of things, drawing inspiration from traditional techniques of diverse cultures while exploring contemporaneity through shapes and lines. 

April 8, 2020

Brutalism and minimal aesthetics | shop my style


Last year I already had the chance to see a glimpse of the new collection in Copenhagen and when recently strolling through the catalogue of 101 Copenhagen I fell in love all over again with their style and collection. Many of the new pieces I could without any doubt add to my interior as they have a both Brutal and minimal Japanese style in one. Pieces with names as Kyoto and Osaka are inspired by sculptural shapes of ancient Japanese and Chinese vases and traditions.

April 1, 2020

A specialty cafe in the oasis city of Al Ain | La Petite


Bone is a boutique interior architecture studio currently based in Dubai and designers of La Petite, a new specialty cafe in the oasis city of Al Ain in the U.A.E. I never posted a project or home from the United Arab Emirates on the blog, if you read on and look at the pictures , you will soon find out why I loved this project.