Category Archives: DESIGN

DELICIOUS DESIGN FROM BONBONBOX

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Bonbonbox is an online store (based in The Netherlands but shipping world wide) that offers beautiful products that have a soul and a story to tell. Bonbonbox wants to tell those stories, creating connections between the designers, the products and the design lovers and make shopping a fun and more personal experience. They work with well-established but also undiscovered designers. New designers are added every week, to offer you a new delicious selection of bonbons to choose from all the time. My favorite ‘bonbons’ are the concrete pendant light from Dutch designer Renate Vos and those lovely porcelain cups designed by De Intuïtiefabriek.

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A STREET IN PARIS DECORATED WITH LAMP SHADES

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So beautiful! A street in Paris (Rue de Mail) is decorated with linen lamp shades to create an illuminated archway. Initiated by Club Masters of Linen in partnership with 29 ‘Editeurs’ and Paris Deco Off.

Photo Sebastien Rande / CELC

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A BEAUTIFUL FREE PRINTABLE 2014 CALENDAR

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I’m loving this 2014 calendar that I found on Oh The Lovely Things. It has a simple design:no fancy typography, and a limited color palette. And the good news is that is can be downloaded for free.

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A COZY CHRISTMAS TABLE WITH IITTALA CANDLE HOLDERS

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I love this fresh looking Christmas table setting styled by Maiju of Finnish blog my second hand life. Through the dark winter months natural light is scarce in Scandinavia (in The Netherlands as well) and people take every opportunity to use candle light. The beautiful white candle holder in this table setting is Nappula from iittala. This Finnish brand has some more lovely candle holders in their collection, I have featured some below.

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1. Nappula in white | 2. Kastehelmi votives | 3. Nappula in black | 4. cast iron candle holder Allas.

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Source: images by my second hand life, via My Scandinavian Home.

WOODEN TABLES & CANDLE HOLDERS BY AARIKKA OY

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I am loving these beautiful wooden candle holders and tables from Aarikka Oy. This Finnish family business was established in 1954 to mastermind and manufacture design products. The Aarikka Home range consists of furniture pieces and decoration items for everyday use and special occasions. Their design is famous for its clear, Scandinavian lines, round forms and use of wood as the primary material. Those gorgeous candle holders will make great Christmas gifts!

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A SMALL APARTMENT DESIGNED BY NORM ARCHITECTS

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To end this week in style, here a few snapshots of a small apartment that was recently redesigned by Norm Design. Happy weekend everyone!

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NEW ADDITIONS TO IITTALA’S AIKO COLLECTION

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Taika is one of iitala’s most popular tableware series. Now some new pieces have been added to this series designed by Klaus Haapaniemi. The Taika collection merges folklore and architecture to create a modern world of ceramic dinnerware. Produced in two color schemes, Haapaniemi unveils a world of mythical creatures, animal hybrids with some human features, living within a floral and fauna based forest. The new designs have a more softer touch and the ceramic spoons, deep bowls and plates are very suitable for the Asian kitchen.

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Source: Scandinavian Deko.