On this foggy day in November I’d like to take a virtual trip to tropical paradise. These beautiful, dreamy images of the Maldives (on my places-to-visit list) are from Cereal Magazine. More information about the Maldives can be found here.
One of my favorite Scandinavian fashion brands is Hunkydory. I love the style of their clothing pieces, which is a casual mix of a feminine, Scandinavian-ethnic style. Here are some of my favorite items from their Fall & Winter collection. Above: chunky ribbed knitted sweater combined with stretch leather leggings.
This renovated apartment located on the 3rd floor of a historic 17th century private mansion in Paris has some stunning classic style details. I love how these images give a beautiful closeup of the chevron wooden floor, the radiator, the mouldings & paneling and the marble bathroom.
This townhouse from 1931 located in Copenhagen, Denmark, is decorated with a mix of old (vintage furniture pieces and original features) and new (modern furniture & accessories). The old herringbone parquet floor in the living room (top image) is stunning. This type of floor is perfect for such an elegant building from the 1930′s. All together the result is a simple yet elegant decor with warmth and character.
Located in Melbourne, the Bridge House was designed by Australian architect, Robin Boyd in 1954. The building is suspended from a steel framed bridge over a creek, hence the name. Sixty years after it was first built the house was renovated by by architect Stephen Jolson. The result is beautiful: the clean lines combined with the use of natural materials give the interior a modern but warm feel.
Door and window furniture (in Dutch: deur- en raamkrukken) should not only be functional, it is important that they are visually and aesthetically pleasing as well. After all, these fittings are the finishing touch to a home. This is why Dutch manufacturer Intersteel has collaborated with well-known designers to create a collection of high quality door and window furniture that will look beautiful in any home. Together with Intersteel I would like to introduce you to three of these designers, their work and their design philosophy.
Designer Erik Munnikhof (image above) has collaborated with various international brands such as Casala and Kembo. His work is characterized by a clean design. Erik is always looking for, as he puts it, “the optimal mix of aesthetics, ergonomics, ecology, economics, design and functionality.” For Intersteel he designed ‘Dock line’, a collection of door and window handles that is modular which enable the customer to choose between the warmth of walnut, the modern look of stainless steel or the soft feel of synthetic material. The Dock line has recently been awarded with a Goed Industrieel Ontwerp (= Good Industrial Design) award, a Dutch design award that is similar to the American Idea award and the German Red dot award.