Category Archives: DESIGN

PORCELAIN & GLASS VASES FOR A SINGLE FLOWER OR BRANCH

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.

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SOUND ABSORBING CABINETS BY NORM FOR ZILENZIO

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.

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GLOBAL CHIC HOME ACCESSORIES MADE BY ARTISANS

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!

ETSY FAVORITES

Etsy favorites in a pale color palette:

1. blush pink African mudcloth pillow cover | 2. raw wood & plywood wall sconce | 3. hand thrown ceramic set | 4. ladder earrings with blush pink rhodochrosite beads | 5. nursery mobile | 6. pale geometric pillows.

A BEAUTIFUL NEWLY BUILT BARN IN THE NETHERLANDS

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.

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A COLORFUL NEW MARIMEKKO PATTERN

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.

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THE WORKSPACE OF DUTCH DESIGN FIRM STUDIO SLOW

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.

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