January 15, 2021

Morphe table collection by Atelier STRAF

Morphe table collection by Atelier STRAF

Introducing Studio STRAF and their unique furniture line Atelier STRAF on the blog today, another superb Antwerp based Studio, and for my US readers STRAF USA -East coast in New York. Studio STRAF is known for its holistic approach, giving each interior a unique spin, creating harmony between the character of both space and resident. The products and reclaimed materials for custom-made designs, are hand-picked and carefully selected to take a space to the next level, many beautiful examples of their work can be found at their website.

Atelier STRAF is a unique furniture line designed by STRAF, that finds its origin in the essence of nature. Natural materials allow for a warm finish - connecting with the traditional craft and emphasising the beauty of nature their pieces transform the space in a minimal sanctuary of tranquility.  

Morphe table collection by Atelier STRAF

 

MORPHE by Atelier STRAF

Morphe is an abstract design line and explores the delicately shaped stones by water through erosion and aims to capture the essence in the flowing lines softened and created by natural forces. The collection, with its organic shapes and tactility, achieved by the use of natural lime plaster, breaths serenity and an authentic look. Morphe tables in different sizes are handmade by talented craftsmen that make sure that each table is unique.  

Morphe table collection by Atelier STRAF

Morphe table collection by Atelier STRAF

Morphe table collection by Atelier STRAF



Morphe table collection by Atelier STRAF

Pictures courtesy Studio STRAF

January 11, 2021

Webbing shutters in a West Village Townhouse

Webbing shutters in a West Village Townhouse


A few years ago I asked myself if brass shutters could be the next big thing, have a peek here. As many design ideas I like, the construction of these brass shutters is still on my mind and by now I even think I could add these to my own home by making the existing deep window sills even deeper with a wooden frame, an idea I saw in a remodel episode on TV.

With most home changes and designs I believe ideas come from things we pick up online, seeing images, reading magazines and looking at other home makeovers. All mixed together, observing and using our own imagination, beautiful plans are born which are unique for our own space. Now actual realizing these idea is another thing of course.

Now if you are not a fan of metal works but do love this shutter idea here's another idea I found in the portfolio of Architect & CGI Artist Klaudia Adamiak, she is so talented and I love her style and showed her work a few times on the blog! These visualizations are from The West Village Townhouse in New York, a project designed by Noa Santos for the Hudson Advisory Team.


Webbing shutters in a West Village Townhouse


Webbing Shutters for your home

What I really found interesting in these images and immediately reminded me of the brass shutter idea, are the webbing shutters you will certainly see the similarity between the two. Unless you are really handy, the brass shutters can be made with the help of a blacksmith. These shutters that appear to be made of wood with a webbing screen are perhaps easier to even make yourself. They give a natural look to your room and the webbing comes in different finishes. It really looks like a beautiful alternative window covering. More images from the West Village Townhouse here!

 



Webbing shutters in a West Village Townhouse

Webbing shutters in a West Village Townhouse

Webbing shutters in a West Village Townhouse

Webbing shutters in a West Village Townhouse

January 8, 2021

Wu Wei Cheng pottery

Wu Wei Cheng pottery

I previously introduced you the work of Taiwanese potter Wu Wei Cheng on the blog, see some of his earlier work here: Raw and minimalistic pottery by Wu Wei Cheng. Still in love with the raw minimalistic appearance of his tea pots and cups, I'd love to show you another one from the collection.

Wu Wei Cheng pottery

Wu Wei Cheng pottery

Wu Wei Cheng pottery

// Images courtesy Wu Wei Cheng
January 4, 2021

All is beautiful, welcome to 2021

Lamps curated by Studio AnoukB

Welcome on the other-side and 2021, we made it! No need to tell you it has been tough going through this pandemic for all of us and how normal life kind of was cancelled after March last year. Living on my own I have to admit there were many days I spent alone, and for someone who travels a lot and is always surrounded by people it was not always easy. I know that counts for many of us and I am glad I am blessed with a positive attitude that get me through the long days of lockdown when everyone is more or less living their own life between their own four walls. 

I was lucky to have been able to visit a few interior fairs early last year and worked on an online Salone edition together with some fab Italian brands. Online did not changed that much and I am grateful for the brands I was allowed to work with this year, and happy I managed to keep the blog up and running despite the lack of real life inspiration or design news. 

Looking back Summer was great, I spent lots of time on my patio, hang out at an undiscovered city beach in my neighbourhood, together with walks through my beautiful city deserted by the lack of tourists, something that most Amsterdammers were very happy with. 
Keeping in touch with family and friends was even more important, I do miss the ordinary spontaneous visits though, our family dinners and coffee with friends and I also really miss the beach. Hopefully this will all come back this year now vaccines are rolling out and I am positive for a beautiful future, happy new year! 
Lamps curated by Studio AnoukBTo start the year with I love to show you these images of lamps photographed at, and part of the collection of Studio AnoukB. Studio AnoukB is a modern day architecture studio for timeless design and photography location. You are welcome by appointment for private shopping treatments. 


Lamps curated by Studio AnoukB
Lamps curated by Studio AnoukB
Lamps curated by Studio AnoukB
Lamps curated by Studio AnoukB

// Images courtesy Studio AnoukB

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