Last week I was in Eindhoven covering the Dutch Design Week with a group of 15 bloggers (#BlogTeamDDW). The blogging community has changed since the early years (I started blogging in 2006!) and to be honest I have had some moments doubting if I should continue with this blog. But I came back from Eindhoven fueled and inspired. I had missed this feeling and I loved being part of a group again. So thank you Holly (Decor8) for organising this great trip!
Timber Strips Wallpaper is a another collaboration with Piet Hein Eek. With this collection NLXL is going back to its roots: an esthetically strong collection of faux wood wallpapers. Rick Vintage, NLXL Creative Director: “Seven years ago our first collection, Scrapwood Wallpaper, proved to be a game-changer in the industry. It set the standard for digital wallpaper collections and is probably the most imitated wallpaper design to date. Today we introduce its successor: Timber Strips Wallpaper. The next step in hyper realistic faux wood wallcovering.” Piet Hein Eek: “This collection is more than ever inspired on the idea that our wallpapers should provide an artificial alternative for a wooden wall. In this case by using 3d timber strips.”
I have posted about Atelier Vime before but I love their unique selection of vintage articles so much that I could not resist featuring more of their craftsmanship. I especially LOVE the huge wicker pendant light featured above.
Laura Carlin is an award winning ceramicist and illustrator, whose eye-catching designs and quirky sculptures have developed a cult following in the UK and abroad. From whimsical illustrations to textured patterning, Laura has shown herself to be as versatile with clay as she is on paper. Her hand-decorated ceramic vessels, figurines and lamp bases are all entirely unique. Laura’s work is available from The New Craftsmen, a wonderful online shop dedicated to exceptional British craft. I especially love her glazed earthenware animal tiles. The mural featured below is composed of 84 ceramic tiles and showcases Laura’s distinctive and uniquely engaging style.
The New Craftsmen curates, commissions and sells unique contemporary objects that are rooted in craftsmanship and narrative. Spanning furniture, lighting, textiles, gifts, ceramics and decorative accessories, our range is made by a growing network of over 100 makers across the British Isles.
The vases Glasilium and Consilium with a copper stem and cork neck showcasing a single flower, straw of grass, branch or leaf in their most transparent form of beauty. The stem is placed in the vase as if it were growing in nature, bringing and capturing this concept indoors. These vases are available in a variety of colors and are beautiful either solo or as an arrangement. This is an award winning design by Swedish brand Scandinaviaform created by Eva Levin. Available from Fine Little Day.
Danish studio Norm Architects has designed a new collection of sound-absorbing cabinets for Swedish brand Zilenzio. The cabinets are designed to improve sound and help create a balanced environment in the spaces that matter the most – home offices or co-working spaces, multi-functional, open-plan spaces or hard-working living rooms. Called Tone Cabinets, they’re so smart and discreet that you would hardly know that their primary function was to dampen sound. They come in three different sizes, so can be incorporated into even the smallest of spaces. The beautiful muted colors, such as rusty brown, ochre and blue, were carefully selected by Note Design Studio.
We are happy to introduce Clover, a new sponsor of The Style Files! Clover is an online shop offering handmade products sourced from all over the world. Hand-selected by founder Samantha Petrie, each piece in Clover’s global chic collection for the home provides a glimpse into its native culture and the artisan who created it. Whether it’s a contemporary Turkish rug or a ceramic bowl from Uzbekistan, each product possess a timeless, fresh aesthetic that is both rooted in tradition and reflective of modern style. Common threads throughout Clover’s wildly diverse assortment are high-quality, natural materials, eco-friendly dyes, and hand-craftsmanship.
Their artisans range from indigenous people continuing centuries-old crafting traditions to urban dwellers approaching their designs with a modern eye. An on-going relationships is developed with the artisans, supporting them (and their communities) by ensuring that each item sold has been ethically sourced and that its creator is fairly compensated.
I am big advocated for responsible shopping (buying less by buying better – handmade, eco-friendly & fair trade) and thankful for shops like Clover!