zondag 27 februari 2011
I know these gorgeous creatures have been all over the web and magazines before, but I still wanted to share them. Maybe you haven't seen them before. I think they are simply lovely and wouldn't mind sticking them on my wall. I'm working on an article about feng shui at the moment and an expert will have a look around in my house. I e-mailed her already about flower wallpaper in one of my rooms, but she didn't think it would fit according to the feng shui. Until then I'm happily collecting some more wallpapers to discuss. These vintage wallpaper birds are made by Dutch artist Inke Heiland. She has a lovely collection with wall paper animals, duvet covers and more.
vrijdag 25 februari 2011
Not surprisingly these beautiful cups, plates and vases were designed in Norway. After all the woods of this country are supposed to be filled with magical creatures. I love the playfullness of their 'elfin collection'. Designer duo Wik & Walsøe exists of Linda Svedal Walsøe and Ragnhild Wik who aim for unique porcelain products with a high sustainability factor.
donderdag 24 februari 2011
Less is more. What a cliché, but so true in combination with this one of a kind pottery dish. The simplicity of the concept in combination with the light brown glazing makes this dinner ware into a classy beauty. The fern print is beautifully done. Even though the dish has a very subtle look, I expect it might easily turn into an eye catcher once sat on the dinner table. To check it out, click here.
woensdag 23 februari 2011
I have a thing for sparrows, the most common of birds I find everything but common. I love the way they are always busy collecting food and chirping like they are in a very important meeting. Then again, as the legends say they are supposed to be the messengers of the queen of the elves. Dutch artist Katja Schellekens made a study of them and portrays them in beautiful small paintings. Next to paint she also uses unusual canvases and needle and threat for her artworks.
maandag 21 februari 2011
We can all use some softness on the Monday morning. And what's sweeter than a mobile for a children's room? These mobiles with forest animals by Petit Collage are laser-cut from sustainably harvested bamboo plywood. The animals and trees are cut beautifully and have a high 'cuteness'-factor that will certainly wow your baby.
zondag 20 februari 2011
Is it time for a cushion change in your house yet? It's the best accessory to instantly change the atmosphere inside your home without having to dig into your savings. The pillow with the feather print is my absolute favorite. The cushions are made by Ourlieu and the prints feature hand drawn art works. The material used is 100% organic cotton.
zaterdag 19 februari 2011
The collection 'My Family' by designer Sonia Verguet consists of twenty 'family members'. Each member is represented by the wooden box used in recycled furniture. The chairs and stools were found on flea markets and converted into up to date beauties. The project was a collaboration with contemporary art center La Kunsthalle de Mulhouse.
vrijdag 18 februari 2011
I found these cute 'must-have' stamps while browsing the web shop of Dutch Bibi de Lang who I was interviewing this morning for a magazine article. Bibi is a graphic designer who has her own range of paper products for sale and owns a beautiful shop in Arnhem, The Netherlands. She started out as a freelancer, but since September this year she also sells paper goods like cups, cards, calendars and much more in her stylish shop Bl-ij. Go check it out here.
maandag 14 februari 2011
It must be nostalgic week, because all my picks have that nostalgic feel to it. I adore the beautiful art works by Chicago based illustrator Diana Sudyka. Especially the first one titled 'Bronte in New Zealand". All of Sudyka's illustrations have a warm and soft look, but with an obvious deeper layer. For sale at Sebastian Foster, an art gallery with a focus on contemporary art by established and emerging artists.
zondag 13 februari 2011
I'm a sucker for old encyclopedias. The way the pages smell, holding the knowledge in my hand, but also the beautiful illustrations they made around 1900 to go along with the information. This beautiful wrapping paper reminds me of pages in antique botanical books and encyclopedias. I think it's really something and a stylish way to present your gifts. Although not everyone will be charmed by the insects. The flowers are a safe way to go. They are produced by John Derian Company Inc. To see more goods click here.
zaterdag 12 februari 2011
picture 1:bedroom Chloe Sevigny
picture 2:via Flickr
picture 3:via Flickr
Haven’t been writing much on my blog this week. So let’s change that. In the light of change and spring approaching I even more want to do up a room in my house. I’ve been inspired by the bedroom of Chloe Sevigny a while ago and that's exactly what I want for my extra bedroom, floral wallpaper as well. I love the romantic feel and like to go for 'granny chic'. The flowers remind me of England where I still see a lot of florals in the interior. I found some inspirations on Flickr and wallpaper of Designers Guild (picture taken in a local shop in my hometown).
zaterdag 5 februari 2011
I love the clothing and the bags from Anita Zinser. The detailing and the using of print techniques make the clothes very special and extraordinary. I've been meaning to mention her work for a long time now. She is a local artist and fashion designer in my hometown. The style of her wearable’s is very feminine, with sometimes a hint of a Victorian touch and she has a fascination for using animals in her work. Even ants and cockroaches can be found on skirts and shirts. Please check out her website here.
woensdag 2 februari 2011
Rather unusual, but brilliant looking chair by Dutch designer Floris Wubben in cooperation with artist Bauke Fokkema. They named it the 'upside down chair' and used a willow tree as working material. The legs have been made by twisting and splinting the branches of the tree in shape and letting it dry. Wubben enjoys working with uncommon materials and creating furniture looking more like sculptures than as an immediately recognizable product. To see more of his work, please click here.