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!
This stunning home in Eelderwolde, The Netherlands, has been designed by Dutch architect studio SKA. The house is newly built but its long shape, the triangle roof and the raw wooden facade creates the atmosphere of a barn.
This colorful Marimekko pattern is perfect for summer! Ojakellukka is a new pattern of colorful flowers designed by Aino-Maija Metsola. Aino-Maija is a Helsinki-based freelance illustrator and designer who graduated with an MA in graphic design from the University of Art and Design Helsinki. With her immense interest in colour, Aino-Maija creates bold yet subtle prints using different techniques ranging from watercolour to ink, markers and gouache.
This is the beautiful workspace of Studio Slow. This Dutch design specializes in interieur design, styling and graphic design. The light filled studio has high ceilings. The walls and floor are painted in a light grey NCS color which creates a perfect base for selecting colors and materials for their projects. Founder Christien Starkenburg sees beautiful in nature, art, architecture and in things mundane such as packaging. She thinks in graphics and observes with wonder and an open mind. Being born in a Nordic country, she loves simplicity, elegance and Scandinavian design. But at the same time she is inspired by Mediterranean colors and lifestyle.
Atelier Vime in the Provence (France) offers a unique selection of vintage articles, including furniture, made of wicker, rattan or cord. Established in Vallabrègues, Atelier Vime lies at the heart of the rich history of wicker working developed in this village de Provence. Since immemorial times, the wicker culture and work have been the main trades occupying the people of this peninsula bordering the Rhône river, between Arles and Saint Rémy de Provence. Vallabrègues counted as much as 450 wickerworkers out of it’s 1800 inhabitants during the 18th century. Atelier Vime not only curates vintage pieces but also creates new designs such as the XXL Aramis suspension pendant (featured in the first image) which requires about 40 hours of braiding. The metal structure is also entirely made by hand.