HANDMADE KIDS DECOR ITEMS FROM SPAIN

Ila y Ela is a Spanish design company for the littles ones. Their handmade products are created in a traditional way. A mediterranean style with a nordic touch, simplicity, high-quality materials, trendy soft tones….all to create special items for special children´s rooms. I especially love the lion head featured above!

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A BEAUTIFUL HOLIDAY HOME ON MALLORCA, SPAIN

Villa Son Font is located in the Son Font area of the city of Calviá, this is one of only 18 areas in Mallorca (Spain) that is UNESCO protected. This four bedroom holiday home (that can be rented) is in many ways a classic Mallorca villa with polished facades, natural stone and terracotta tiles. And yet, the house is renovated with micro cement floors, built-in stainless steel fixtures and Gaggenau appliances. In order to soften it all, a little Ibiza mood has been added with soft white shapes on the built-in furniture, lounge environment, indoor lighting, illumination lights and more. The style is relaxed, laid back and cool, and inspired by the wa???rm atmosphere and ambience of the Balearic Islands, combined with Nordic elements. Visit Villa Son Font’s website for more information about rental options.

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60TH ANNIVERSARY EDITIONS OF ICONIC CHAIRS

Danish company Fritz Hansen is celebrating 60 years with Arne Jacobnsen’s iconic Egg, Swan and Drop chairs. For this anniversary they have chosen to work with the most exclusive materials. Not only do the new materials reflect the iconic design itself. They also enhance the personality of each and every chair from head to toe. Overall, the materials carefully selected for these anniversary editions are chosen to make individual statements. The keyword is ‘purity’ because pure materials will become personal with time. The materials vary from the soft and serene PURE leather, the rich and smooth SERA wool fabric, to a 23 karat gold coated base, all of which will create patina and an expression of their own with time. The serenity of nature was the starting point for the design process of the 60th anniversary. The idea was to unite the renowned heritage with a design that was relevant in time. The result is a design appealing to all senses with a mission to turn pure materials into personal design objects. The Egg and Swan chair comes in a limited number up to 1958 pieces each. Each chair will feature a special 60th anniversary leather engraving, with numbering and is available until stock runs out. The chairs are available from The Conran Shop.

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A LOVELY HOME WITH HINTS OF PINK IN NORWAY

This is the lovely home of Norwegian blogger and instagramer Ema Bihor. Ema has a heart for beautiful things and live for the little things in life, which is reflected in her home in Oslo, Norway. The hints of pale pink give this interior a feminine touch.

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THE REDESIGN OF THE FRITZ HOUSE IN BIG SUR, USA

Interior designer Carissa Duncan of Salt + Bones was asked to redesign the guest rooms of Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California—a New Age retreat center founded in 1962. As well as updating the room in the Maslow & Watts buildings with modern comforts, Duncan was also tasked with breathing new life back into the spectacular semi-circular Fritz House. Built into the cliff edge overlooking the baths, the Fritz House was constructed in the 1960s from locally harvested old growth redwood and beautiful hand hewn stone, all of which needed to be sanded and refinished. The building became a meeting space in the early 1970s, and its carpets, furniture, and wood cladding had been unchanged since. Duncan was charged with turning it back into a residence.

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ABORIGINAL PAINTINGS FOR SALE (FROM MY COLLECTION)

I often get questions about the art that I have in my home. All the paintings are aboriginal art that I have collected over the years. I have spent some time in Australia (and travelled through the entire country) and here is where my love for aboriginal art started. I love the use of colors and symbols and that (a large proportion of) contemporary Aboriginal art is based on important ancient stories and symbols centred on ‘the Dreamtime’ – the period in which Indigenous people believe the world was created. The Dreamtime stories are up to and possibly even exceeding 50,000 years old, and have been handed down through the generations for all those years.

If you are interested in acquiring a piece of aboriginal art, I am selling part of my collection as I do not have enough space for the pieces I have. The paintings shown here are for sale. You can see all available paintings + information here on my Pinterest board. Some paintings are already stretched on a frame, as these are too large to ship the paintings must be removed from the frame or if you live in The Netherlands you can pick up the (framed) painting from my home address. For more information you can send me a message. By the way, we also have the Mid Century modern record player designed by Dieter Rams (shown in the images) for sale.

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A BEAUTIFUL BOUTIQUE HOTEL IN THE HEART OF PARIS

The Doisy Hotel in Paris enjoys an exceptional location right in the very heart of Paris, just a few steps from the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées. This boutique hotel recently underwent a complete renovation, which was executed by BR Design Interieur. All 33 rooms offer a cool-chic and warm, welcoming decor. Soft hues and colourful tones combined with a wide range of different exotically designed wallpaper. This hotel will definitely go on my list of places to visit!

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