Saturday, 25 October 2014

2015 weekly planner from Marjolein Delhaas

2015 weekly planner from Marjolein Delhaas
2015 weekly planner from Marjolein Delhaas

After many colours blog posts the last days I’m longing for monochrome and quietness. It’s weekend so I wish to have some rest … but I’m afraid it’s not going to happen with my two little monsters. 
Let’s keep dreaming. 


Do you already have a new week planner for 2015 ? The one I’m showing you is from Marjolein Delhaas designer based in Rotterdam….Her studio is very close to my house and sometimes when I’m going on bike, I pass by and see her working, such a small world .
 If you like simplicity and sophisticated minimalism, this 2015 weekly planner is definitely for you. 



2015 weekly planner from Marjolein Delhaas




Friday, 24 October 2014

Balouga kids store in Paris

Balouga kids store in Paris

I can’t believe I made my first post about children's shop in Paris called Balouga in September 2011! That’s a long time ago. I visited the store and really liked the collection, which is in short : an heaven for kids' design lovers. The only thing I missed at that time was a bit  more organized interior.  How great is to see now, that the shop changed the location and the space is much bigger and finally all the beautiful design product got some air and are well exposed . Congratulation Balouga

photo credits: Balouga lookbook, October 2014, styling C. Huguet © Julie Ansiau

work space at Balouga kids store in Paris photo Julie Ansiau
Balouga kids store in Paris photo Julie Ansiau
design fro children at Balouga store in Paris photo Julie Ansiau

Thursday, 23 October 2014

plywood storage system for kids

storage system for kids - kerf-wall
storage system for kids - kerf-wall
storage system for kids - kerf-wall

You probably know I’m a big fun of plywood. When I saw this adjustable wall storage system from Kerf Design I really liked it. This system is build on a simple wall panel with holes, and you can easy add to it new elements. It can be a simple shelf, or a bookshelf even desk can be added into the wall. The company Kerf Design is located in Seattle and they do a lot of custom made project. You can have a look at their Facebook page for more inspiration. 
The other projects (bellow) )  are from Baukind which have designed many kindergarten/day cares in Germany. You can see how easy it is accully to work with plywood and create simple storage elements and systems for children. 

storage for kids from plywood - kits drachenhohle by baukind
storage for kids from plywood - kits drachenhohle by baukind
daycare plywood storage system for kids  - design by Baukind

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

halloween ideas from H&M

halloween party ideas from H&M
halloween party ideas from H&M

We do not celebrate halloween with kids at our house, but I think the monster and batman theme for a children’s party/kids’ room is an universal idea, which can be used through whole year. I really like the simple look of the new home H&M collection for kids. We can see a touch of the traditional orange halloween colour, but with plenty of black&white accessories and a touch of grey. I think most of all the ideas you see on the pictures, we could make ourself with kids. 
My favourite is the white cup with black monster! I have a weakness for bedding for kids and this simple batman pattern flying around can be perfect for some quick change in my boys’ room. Since last week we have in Rotterdam the biggest H&M store in Europe. I haven’t have time to go and have a look, but since they also carry the home collection I need to check it out soon. 

storage with monster from H&M home collection


black and white batman bedding set for kids from H&M home collection

H&M home collection for small kids batman theme

Friday, 17 October 2014

blue jeans

Rafa-kids a teen bed

Blue and orange are one of my favourite colour combination. Last year we did a photo session with our Rafa-kids A teen bed in this colours which you see above. I still like it so much!  My older son loves orange colour too, but it was not that easy to make a room with it. Here you can see my post about it : boys-room   . You will probably say, oh yes, orange is a favourite Dutch colour, but acutely you see it mostly only during the national holidays, not really that much in the home deco. I personally think that orange in combination with black colours gets a bit to heavy, and brings you into halloween mood, but with touch of blue tones, jeans, and some textures of grey, it’s getting lighter and elegant. Orange with the industrial, raw accessories looks also very fresh. 

All photo’s I’m showing , are from KEK MAMA / WONEN Dutch magazine, 
styling made by estherloonstijn and photo’s by fotolemaire

KEK WONEN inspiratie voor kinderkamer
 kek wonen magazine inspiratie voor kinderkamer
KEK WONEN inspiratie voor kinderkamer

Thursday, 16 October 2014

KEK WONEN


It’s so rare for me to come across a fresh magazine that I don’t know, during my routine shopping at the supermarket. That’s what happened to me yesterday.  I was so glad to get a KEK MAMA / WONEN Dutch magazine edition all dedicated to babies’ and children’s rooms. 

It’s inspiring, full with many great editorials and DIY.  I would like to show you two of the rooms today. First one is all about natural, scandinavian feeling and colours. The white base can go well for years and you can change the room by only adding colourful accessories. I really like the wall behind the desk, which becomes at the same time storage to display nice objects. The second room belongs to two sisters, who share the room at the attic. The bunk bed safes a lot of space and there is space for working desk and a swing, all looks so natural and playful. Tomorrow I will show you more inspirations from this magazine….

KEK wonen Dutch magazine
zolderkamer van twee zusjes Lotje en Jitske
zolderkamer van twee zusjes
zolderkamer van twee zusjes Lotje en Jitske

photo’s credits : estherloonstijn & fotolemaire

Friday, 10 October 2014

whats your favourite colour ?

studio oink for papier mache
studio oink for papier mache

Do you remember my post about Studio Oink ? Well, I think we should keep an eye on them, since they bring more and more original and creative work out there. This time they are part of the current papier mache issue N° 08. They did a full editorial production for it, with a theme  "whats your favourite colour". 

“ … Studio Oink with Frida, Elias and Katharina sing out loud their favourite colours  “My lovely lovely lilac flower, come to me and be my friend. I will take good care of you, the whole time to all eternity. “ (Frida)  

I’m not a pastel person or soft tones one, but the first photo it’s really my favourite from all editorial made by studio oink . The richness of different textures, kept in one tone I found simply beautiful. 

 What 3 words best describe the colour ? Loveliness, warmth, youth.
What lovely things are the same colour ? Fluffy bedlinen, Balloons, Perfume. 

Have a wonderful weekend!

studio oink for papier mache
studio oink for papier mache

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Rafa-kids K desk in new papier mache

Rafa-kids K desk in Australian Magazine papier mache
new issue N° 08 of papier mache magazine

I went today to the city and how lucky I felt, when I saw the new issue N° 08 of papier mache magazine just waiting for me! This Australian Children’s Magazine aims to showcase artists, photographers, designers, illustrators, writers, inventors, creators, kids, dreamers, doers and magicians….It’s difficult to give you exact feeling of the mag, but even though I’m not that much info children’s fashion I absolutely enjoy and get inspired by this beautiful editorial work and content dedicated this time to COLOR.  
Of course the fact, that our Rafa-kids’ desk is selected and featured, is amazing. We feel very honoured and proud.  Thank you so much papier mache for choosing us for your wonderful magazine. 
If you can’t get the paper magazine , you can step by the artist’s websites to see some of the work they contributed to this issue:  Enjoy! 

new issue N° 08 of papier mache magazine
Piotr Motyka for issue N° 08 of papier mache magazine
issue N° 08 of papier mache magazine
Piotr Motyka for issue N° 08 of papier mache magazine

“ …Joined by amazing artists and kids, we tried to answer this question together: “ What if you woke up in world made of your favourite colour? “ and out of all the answers we got, here is the advice we took from a wise little boy: 
“ Dream your life in colours, it’s the secret of happiness” . His name: Peter Pan. “

Melanie Rodriquez issue N° 08 of papier mache magazine
Melanie Rodriquez issue N° 08 of papier mache magazine
Melanie Rodriquez issue N° 08 of papier mache magazine
Melanie Rodriquez photos for papier mache magazine
Melanie Rodriquez photos for papier mache magazine

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

working space

working space in black
black desk

I've started new Pinterest board “work space” while ago. 
I notice that I like, very minimal and clean desks and space the most. At my home, the house can be a mess, but when I need to do some work, I first clean my desk otherwise I just can’t concentrate. I don’t like to face the wall with my working space, so I have my desk in front of the window. It’s not about looking outside, it’s about the need of feeling open and sit in light. If I will ever have a bigger house or start to work more often in our studio, I would love to have a working space in the middle of the room. What is your perfect working space?  Do you need a lot of storage around you? or you like to keep it clean and minimal like I do ? 

picture’s 1 - 2  - 3 - 4 - 5

minimal white working space
string system with a small desk white
lotta agaton for herman miller