Cipango: Japan Reimagined

During Milan Design Week 2022, the Japanese design brand Ariake presented Cipango, set in a private residential apartment at Porta Venezia. Cipango was the name Marco Polo gave to Japan when he first learned of the existence of the country in the 13th century. The exhibition marked Ariakes debut at Milan design week and introduced […]

Sky Ladder bookshelf by Gabriel Tan Design

I am pretty sure you saw the picture above before. Pictured at the exhibition during Stockholm Design week, where I was introduced to Ariake in this beautiful setting of an apartment under construction. Ariake became quickly a brand we all fell in love with. Previously I showed you another beautiful example: The Kumiko cabinets… how […]

Kinuta Terrace by Norm Architects and Keiji Ashizawa Design

Emerged from shared design values, the collaboration between Tokyo-native design studio, Keiji Ashizawa and Copenhagen-based Norm Architects takes its root in mutual admiration and a love for material richness and timeless appeal evident in both design traditions. In the spring of 2018, Ashizawa on boarded Norm Architects to collaborate on the renovation of two apartments […]

Discovering Japan through Instagram & Tokyo city Guide by Kinfolk

I don’t know about you but for me visiting Japan is high on my bucket list! Following the Stories on Instagram from people being in Japan is something I really enjoy especially if design is involved. Norm architects, as did Staffan Holm worked with Ariake during workshops in Morodami, South Japan posting beautiful pictures off […]

Inspirational design in black & brass by X + l

I recently discovered the work of x+l based in my hometown Amsterdam and I love to show you some of their work. The concrete table was love at first sight, and I think the the matt black concrete surface and its little irregularities are just perfect in my opinion. The legs of the table are […]

NLXL Launches Piet Hein Eek Timber Strips Wallpaper at DDW 2017

It’s seven years ago I had one of my first collaborations with NLXL when we did a give-away for the first collection in collaboration with Piet Hein Eek and I have being in touch with them ever since. They feel a bit like family and over the years I have seen them growing into a […]

Tokyo Rising | Visual storytelling by Curio Magazine

How do like the idea of visiting Japan! There is something about Japan that fascinates me, the culture, minimalistic design, and amazing food. Curio Magazine curated 13 things that caught their imagination. Founded by Art Director and Stylist Marcus Hay who felt there is still the need for a space to explore and discover new […]


Yet another great piece of art made by WDSTCK, the Burning Ego is made with the Shou Sugi Ban technique, an ancient woodworking technique from Japan that burns away the soft parts of the wood. serves as an ode to the often neglected essence of the bough and its relationship with light and life. The […]

Finland goes Milan | Wild Weird Wonderful & more

Making plans to visit Helsinki designweek and Habitare after the Summer, I thought it was a good moment to check out some of the Finnish designers and brands showing their work during Milan designweek. On the first night I visited the opening of Beacon’s Wild, Weird and Wonderful exhibition in Brera. Later on in the […]

A Limited series of burned by WDSTCK | Gallery visit

I have a view designer brands that I really love, and some time ago I was invited by one of them to visit their gallery and workspace. The gallery of WDSTCK is located in a forest at Naarden and on arrival I already spotted different floating divan’s hanging from the trees. Inside we were welcomed […]

Workshop & Dinner at The New Craftsmen | Blogtour London

One of the main sponsors and co-organizers of our London Blogtour is at{mine}, an online community for home and design lovers, where members do the sharing. The site is currently in the Beta version and all members of our Blogtour team have early access to a website ahead of the general release to the public. If you are curious […]

Grant & Johnson | Minimalistic yet rich… spectacular yet sober

While visiting the Hallen to make some pictures for a few posts for Amsterdam Next My eye caught the beautiful new Grand & Johnson store. Sometimes when seeing only a glimpse of a store my heart can make a jump! knowing I found something that is so close to my taste, and I have to go […]