Archive for February, 2011
Many layers of plywood and the right choice of the inner colour later and the Strip has been born from the hands of an Irish designer – Martin Gallagher.
…Strip is yet another great idea for a space saving shelving and storage system for a hall or living room. Keys, glasses, mobile phones or even larger items like wallets or small purses can easily be stored here.
Days become longer…ok, I agree, just a little bit longer 😉 but still I do feel the small tiny drops of energy somebody adds to my tea every day. Or maybe it’ all seems so nice and relaxed because I’ve been to one of my favourite group training programmes today: BodyFlow at fitnessdk? In any case I feel like opening windows and letting the fresh air and light come inside…
It makes me also share with you these stunning pictures of light and airy interiors of an apartment in the heart of Barcelona. Its charm will keep your spirit uplifted!
…that will help you keep track of your keys. Cloud by Duncan Shotton is simple and practical.
Have you noticed that hanging keys imitate rain falling from the cloud? 😉 A really cute little thing that can hold up to 220 grams of weight.
No wonder this table is called Stiletto!!! I mean; honestly…have you ever seen something similar? 🙂
Splinter Works is behind this work – inspired by elegant curves of a lady high-heel shoe.
Splinter is sexy and girly, yet so tasteful!
…the high-heel-table even features the characteristic Christian Louboutin red shoe-sole. What not to love?
What a fantastic and elegant; classic and still so contemporary…timeless. I love the way these furniture pieces match even though they come from three totally different designers.
The magazine holder that can also serve as a side table …and a bench (Yes! It is that strong!) is made of cardboard, aluminium and wood. A design piece of Oneto/Sousa Arquitectura Interior from Peru.
Did you really think I would leave for Africa without sharing some inspirational posts here on the blog??? Well, then you were wrong! 😉 …you can still wish me a really good journey though!
Anyway, what you see below is hand picked shots of a Dutch home of architect Arjen Reas. I especially wanted to share with you the rustic and yet modern elements of his work…
Look what I found in my scrapbook today! A tiny apartment that has it all.
40m2 do not seem to constitute a large space… my own is appr. 80m2 and I wonder every day why it is so difficult to agree with myself that it IS enough 🙂 …do you know this feeling?
So 40m2 is definitely very little and that’s exactly why all functional areas must be designed to perfection. Here are my personal hints for a small space like this:
- Limit yourself to the necessary functionalities (no, you don’t need a reading corner if there are no corners left)
- Open your space so that it looks bigger (bathroom could be the only enclosed area…if you dare)
- Focus on clever storage solutions (you don’t want your clutter to be visible)
- Limit the colour palette to minimum; yet think of adding colour splashes to make it more dynamic and interesting
With a living-room, kitchen, bedroom, hall and bathroom – what more could you need? 😉
Tags: duck lamp, Horse lamp, Mooi, my-pet-lamp, Offi, Origami lamp, Rabbit lamp, Sebastian Errazuriz, Si Studio
After a madly busy week I finally have a minute to come by and share a little bit of nature-inspired lighting solutions with you, guys. Let’s have a look at the horse lamp from Mooi. The first time I saw it was in a shop in the heart of Cophenhagen. It was love at first sight…but I’ll let Mooi do the rest of presentation:
“The Horse lamp by Front is faithful to the true dimensions of the animal bringing a touch of nature in fairytale style and genuine madness. By rejecting abstraction and taking inspiration from a living creature it delivers a powerful emotive content that never fails to elicit a strong response from onlookers. Who wouldn’t want a horse lamp to light up their home? Furniture to fall in love with at first sight or hate forever.”
When I first saw the duck lamp by Sebastian Errazuriz I actually thought it was a design joke. A nothing-special-upper-part-of-the-lamp attached to the lower body of a duck…I mean, it must be a joke…and yet, there seem to be no jokes in the product design world. Finally, finally the origami collection of animal lamps from Si Studio.