Archive for March, 2011

Un appartement à Paris

Posted: 29. March 2011 in Design
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Gosh! It’s 19 years ago that I visitted Paris for the first and so far the only time…My French definitely needs a brush-up and what better place to do it than in Paris itself? 🙂

…so mainly for sentimental reasons I couldn’t really resist sharing this Parisian pearl with you guys.

I do hope to come to Paris again soon! 🙂

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All about bamboo

Posted: 27. March 2011 in Design

To be honest, I’m really pleased with the result of the bamboo kitchen project by the Danish We Do Wood. Quite an atypical sort of wood for a Scandinavian production; but you must admit that the result is both warm and simple. The retro spirit in which this kitchen was obviously made is what I like most. Check out their online catalogue for some astonishing shots of this bamboo creation.

p.s. It’s my birthday today and I’ve actually pre-programmed this post in advance so that I can really focus on celebrating the fact that I’ve just got 1 year older 😉 Have a great Sunday everybody!

Lighting simplicity

Posted: 26. March 2011 in Design

Today, I’d like to share with you 3 great examples of how lighting can be kept simple and functional.

The Creature Lamp by Frank Cresencia is a portable lighting fixture made of wood and powder-coated aluminium. I don’t think the lamp needs more description. …It can actually speak for itself 😉

Another simple design is Daniel Becker‘s Sparks lighting modules. Look at the fascinating effect it creates when grouped and hanging down from the ceiling!

Giorgio Bonaguro‘s Tweety is the 3rd lamp that I’m posting about today. Giorgio, a designer from Milan works in different fields including furniture, industrial, interior, packaging and light design. Tweety is one of his latest creations. It’s ‘just’ an electric bulb hanging from a steel body – as simple as that!

Cool chest of drawers

Posted: 24. March 2011 in Design

How I just love spotting decor things that I would wholeheartedly welcome in my own place. Framed from Moca is definitely such an item! A good example of simple forms, bright colours and a multifunctional design – all framed together. Framed is both a storage cabinet and backside sofa table.

Perfect to jazz up any dull room! 🙂

Who wouldn’t enjoy a girl-movie-evening in fabulously laid back  surroundings like these? …or a lazy Sunday morning that in some suspicious way evolves in a whole day pyjamas laziness… 🙂

I’m already looking forward to the weekend. Are you too? ;o)

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United colours of … Zweed

Posted: 19. March 2011 in Design, Wish list
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Spring time is just around the corner.Let’s add some colours into our homes! The Citti collection is from Swedish Zweed. As you see, it comes in different sizes and forms. I’m absolutely crazy with the choice and mix of colours! 😉 Citti is contemporary, yet with a undoubted sentiment for retro. Citti is now officially added to my wish list!

Feels like at home

Posted: 18. March 2011 in Design
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Today we’re visiting what used to be a factory once. We’re in the heart of Zürich. Stefan Holemann, who’s behind this project, succeeded preserving the industrial spirit of this place and yet turned into a cozy living space. The loft is full of light coming from a total of 39 windows; deemed by the dark decor. Lamps, carpets, wooden furniture and other accessories all add up to a comfy feeling and a mix of retro and pop-art style.

More product news

Posted: 15. March 2011 in Design
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As I hope you’ve already noticed…I try to present product news that I hand-pick for you guys out there – in pairs or larger groups. I try to find the red thread; something that the chosen products have in common:

– the recent coffee chair presented together with Lisa Bengtsson’s wallpaper

– white leather and plywood beauties

or

– unordinary animal lamps

I certainly hope you like the way I choose to present what I find interesting.

…So here’s what I’d certainly consider putting together:

1. The Illusion lamp, which is a lamp and table in one. A common 2-in-1 thing 🙂 if you like. Illusion is available through one of Northern Lighting‘s retailers.

2. The Dent coffee table by Oki Sato for Arketipo. A multifunctional geometric structure that features a hollow with a ceramic vase/bowl. The vase can also be used separately. As an integrated part of the table it can easily room remotes, mobile phones and other small items.

Details from my kitchen

Posted: 9. March 2011 in Design
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Come on in guys! Welcome to my all-in-one-kitchen-and-living-room area! 🙂

I really like this place…mostly for its simplicity and room for mood or season related accessories. I hope you’ll choose to leave a comment or two… Be gentle though. You’re dealing with a vulnerable creature here 😉

I love all about the dining area – the Ingo Maurer pendant, the Philippe Starck chairs and the Italian glass-and-chrome table with an absolutely wonderful extension system – perfect for women…can be operated with one hand only 🙂

More Philippe Starck… 🙂

A romantic sketch of the world famous Nyhavn…

Shattered reality

Posted: 8. March 2011 in Design
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Neo-cubist, 3D tea set by Umbra is a different way of treating bone china. Sharp square patterns and edges are executed in the finest material – an interesting combination that certainly shatters the traditional way of working with porcelain.
According to Umbra:
“The concept of Shatter is to take a familiar object, break it down and re-form it – to create something radical, surprising and delightful. Shatter is about destroying the familiar, fracturing and shaking things up, but it’s fun. It’s all about celebrating life! Soon there will be Shatter everything from houses to trashcans to toasters!” says the designer William Harvey.