Today I have for you something fresh and new : interesting shapes , textures and materials.was created in 2009 and it’s an design editor which promote young talents, and develop with them objects, lighting and small furniture. This exhibition was presented at the last maison&object and I was absolutely imprest by all the materials and shapes put together. The constance Guisset sofa NUBILO, was so soft and comfortable with nice fabric and colours. The BUBBLE hangers, are design by Quentin Vaulot and Goliath Dyevres , and it came from a research on rondom shapes made out of mouth blow glass. The soft lighting and all the wire furniture are also my favourite.
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
Saturday, 13 September 2014
Few months ago I went to Zara Home store in Rotterdam and saw a new collection for kids with the indians, arrows, wigwams, mountains and feather patterns. Then the new collection of Danish Ferm Living AW2014 appeared with exact the same subject. I wasn’t expected it accully will spread around the kids’ rooms so widely, and I would come across it regularly here and there. At the maison&object I had a chance to discover very cute little brand from Germany called ‘pleased to meet’. The stand was very cosy and full of many little accessories. The company is run by Daniela Könn and Marcel Hornung, a german couple that met in New York while working at different design agencies. Pleased to meet offers mainly paper goods but also little pillows and blankets. I really like the colour pallet of their collection, not too sweet but very playful. The last picture is coming from Australian brand adairs which has very cheerful and colourful collection for kids’ bedroom.
Thursday, 11 September 2014
"...Giving people a small moment.
There are so many small moments hidden in our everyday.
but we don’t recognise them.
and even when we do recognise them, we tend to unconsciously reset our
mind and forget what we’ve seen.
but we believe these small moments are what make our days so
interesting, so rich..."
I’m back from my little trip to maison&object 2014 in Paris,
where I saw so many things that I don’t know where start to show and talk about.
Let’s begin with the most simple and staying in my mind exhibition made by Japanese Nendo.
Can you imagine that in Japanese language word 'rain' has hundred of meanings depending on the condition and time of day, and also a season of the year ? To illustrate that, we had a 20 beautiful clear acrylic bottles and each of it contains a variation of rain. In front of every bottle was a little note with the word and description about the sort of rain …like “sigure” cold rain that falls in the end of autumn to early winter….Imagine , this serene space painted totally in white.
Taking my telephone out and making picture, actually felt awkward.....and after all these things I saw at the fair, I finally found rest and a magic moment, I don't want to forget.
“ kisame” is rain that drips from the ends of tree branches
“ samidare” rain that falls consistently between early spring to early summer
Friday, 5 September 2014
Children's wear als an architectonic and graphic element, why not ? COS is playing with Wooden Wonderland blocks by Danish design house HAY…
and this short film by Lernert & Sander…sound by cos
is fantastic, what a pity you can’t see how my 4years old son was laughing out of it!
Thursday, 4 September 2014
I’m really exited about my little trip to m&o in Paris in a few days.
I’m going as visitor to ‘spy’ what’s going on in the home deco and kids’ world . It’s such an intensive and full of people fair, but a great experience! This smart desk & bench called The Pupitre is from La Subtile and will be probably launched on m&o among other new products from different brands and designers. I really like industrial look and dual function of this furniture. La Subtile is found by Alexandre, Antoine, Benjamin and Frédéric in 2013, they design looks very smart and playful. Big plus for the fresh colour!
Monday, 1 September 2014
It is the first time I see our house in a magazine and it makes me very proud. ( 15 pages article!) We bought this originally little shop with 1 room apartment 5 years ago. We had doubts that it it a bit to small space, but the high ceilings and big garden grabbed our hearts. We went for it! Rebuilding the apartment took us around half a year and we designed many custom made furniture for it…and also our boys’ bunk bed, which was the start for Rafa-kids.
This publication is very special for me, I will keep it for our boys to let them remember how their first room was looking like. Of course the house too! Thank you so much Binti Home and 101woonideeen for your great work and effort.
photo credits Souraya Hassan / 101woonideeen
Saturday, 30 August 2014
We are starting weekend with grey and rainy day.
I’m not sure if I’m ready to say by, by to Summer yet.
The Scandinavian homes are so perfect cosy, warm and comfortable
during Autumn/Winter time of the year ….
When I look at the new catalogue of by noord brand,
I accully would not mind to stay there this few coming months.
Have a nice and soft weekend.
Thursday, 28 August 2014
I’m not sure if I like more the new pillows or this great sofa from a new photo session of Luckyboysunday.
Can I get both of them ? The new collection is called Blue Sunday and we can welcome some new friends in the luckyboysunday family. I really like this Danish brand designing very special cuddly, pillows, blankets, but unfortunately my boys do not share my enthusiasm, and ask me always why they have such sad faces…
You can see all new AW2104: luckyboysunday.
Wednesday, 27 August 2014
white corner with the cutes little house bed I have seen for a long time
the yellow stars above : so dreamy and perfect
I can only say…
pictures via: deasogmia
Friday, 22 August 2014
Be prepared for indians, arrows, wigwams, mountains and feathers in kids’ rooms.
This theme in kids’ deco is already present, but the new collection of Ferm Living A/W 2014 doesn’t leave us with doubts that’s this trend is going to stay with us for longer.
The Ferm Living collection is growing each season, and never disappoints me. The new online catalogue is just so good ! Have a look here. What’s new in kids department? Round carpets - dots, sticks and triangles. Simple and fresh looking and not so expensive. A lot of black-and white products : native and mountain new patterns on wallpaper and textile. Wall flags with a Billy Bear, Hurray and arrows pattern. New Bear Pillows and we can’t forget Inka snake in Gray. What I always like so much about Ferm Living’s design for kids is that they are elegant, modern and not childish, it’s a pleasure to look an touch it. The photos are warm, playful and even though I’m not a pastel colours person, they just grab me, with their beautiful products. Well done!