Category Archives: DESIGN

BEAUTIFUL WICKER CRAFTSMANSHIP BY ATELIER VIME

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.

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THE NEW IKEA STOCKHOLM COLLECTION

IKEA’s new STOCKHOLM collection is a carefully curated collection, designed to mix and blend in with what you already have at home – made from natural and tactile materials such as rattan, hand-blown glass and ash. In the image above you can see the STOCKHOLM sofa and STOCKHOLM rattan arm chair. I also love the rattan cabinet (featured in the 3rd picture). The beautiful blue vases in the last image are all mouth blown.

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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LIGHT FIXTURES

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Today is all about light fixtures, in all shapes and sizes made of various materials such as concrete, wood and brass. Here are some of the best lights that I found online. Above:concrete ceiling lamp, with natural beech wooden top

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minimal industrial cable chandelier | black wire pendant lights | Cliff suspension pendant | Atom nine light pendant |

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Cliff suspension pendant

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LEATHER HEADBOARD BY DANISH STUDIO BY THORNAM

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Give your bedroom an industrial touch with this leather headboard by Danish design studio BY THORNAM. The headboard is made in the finest handpicked aniline leather. Every hide has its own unique story and natural markings. The leather will change appearance over time and age with beauty. Usage, daylight and interior lighting affect the leather. Through time it will develop its own beautiful patina.

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FINN JUHL’S HOUSE IN COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

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Today some midcentury design inspiration! Finn Juhl is one of the most celebrated mid 20th century Danish and this is his home in Ordrup, just outside Copenhagen in Denmark. Juhl built the house together with his first wife Inge-Marie Skaarup. It was his ambition to create a home, where he had designed every single detail himself, and to create an overall, general look. He achieved this in 1942, when the building presented a gradual flow between different areas, rather than a collection of individual rooms. Art was Juhl’s main source of inspiration and played a predominant role at his home. He was a keen collector of paintings as well as sculptures, carpets and vases. He admired artists such as Alvar Aalto, Sonja Ferlov Mancoba, Asger Jorn, Vilhelm Lundstrøm and Erik Thommesen. The house on Kratvænget 15 is today seen as a treasure trove from a significant époque in Danish design history. It is now a museum and provides an opportunity for the public to feel and sense the design ideas, which became known as Scandinavian Modern.

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UNIQUE TILES BY LONDON BASED SMINK THINGS

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With the beautiful tiles from Smink Things you can mix and match tiles to create your own composition or choose just one tile design to create a repeat design. Smink Things is the London based studio of designer Marianne Smink. It is here she creates the designs featured in her collections of ceramic tiles and printed wallpapers. As a former fashion designer, Marianne has a long history with print and design. Her eyes are drawn to subtle imperfections and tiny upsets in a pattern’s balance. These often arise from the hand-crafted techniques she uses or the surprising interplay of screen-printing onto ceramic tiles. Inspiration comes instinctively to Marianne. Every first idea is intuitively developed in print then transferred to tile with each new iteration often a refinement of the last. Born and raised in the Netherlands, it’s been 12 years since Marianne made London her home. Still, there is something unmistakably Dutch in her collections. The traditional processes and finishes that she has mastered deconstruct the bold and simple shapes of her signature designs.

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HANDMADE ETSY TREASURES

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Some beautiful treasures can be found on Etsy. Like these delicate porcelain twig spoons (set of 4) in the image above.

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linnen duvet cover // gold stacking bangles // porcelain bowl with gold pattern // handmade cactus mug
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handmade pottery mug for brewing coffee