Thonet 1060 X BeeldSTEIL

I have said it before but I really love it if two (or even more) inspiring 
brands or creators work together... 

German furniture company Thonet has presented their cooperation with Dutch 
photographer and stylist Wen van Woudenberg (BeeldSTEIL.com) and I love the stunning
 photos that she made of the wooden (ash) table 1060 designed in 2016 by 
NL designer Jorre van Ast for Thonet. 

Table 1060 by Jorre van Ast is a successful blend of the bending wood
 tradition of Thonet and the graphic form language of now,  
styled in the always inspiring Scandinavian atmosphere that we all know of Wen!


container house - green energy

From the moment I read about the container project of stylist Daniella Witte in October
 last year I was curious about the ongoing proces and followed it on her blog.
Two weeks ago  the first container was ready and I love the cosy result and the
 harmonious atmosphere of the house!

It all started with Three traditional metal containers that where being rebuilt to small 
houses and placed where the cornfields and meadows meet as Daniella said. 
 She wanted the feeling in the house to be like a hotel but still 
with a certain modern rustic tone

This green energy house is decorated in bright natural tones. Beautiful light ash floors
 combined with green painted walls (Greenleaf from Jotun Lady) and a kitchen (from Ikea)
 spray-painted in the same color.  A perfect base for a harmonious atmosphere in my opion and I can't wait to admire the last of the three houses, they have been decorated in 
entirely different color schemes. 

On the blog of Daniella at Elle Decoration you can find images of 
the second home decorated in warm brown tones!




This gorgeous 2 room apartment (55 square meters) seen at Hitta Hem and 
decorated by Marie Ramse & Per Carlsson really inspired me last week...

Just loved the beautiful and simple stylingwork ,
 the monochrome tones, the original details and the warm atmosphere... 
Just perfect to start this new week dont you think so? 
Have a happy one!

                                                                                                                  photos: Emily Laye


Perspective Studio X Lineaire

If you follow me on instagram, you might have seen that I visited Stockholm 
last weekend and wow we had such a great time! We walked through the city for hours, 
visited museums (Fotografiska and Moderna  Museet) and enjoyed the
 cozy atmosphere at the Stockholm Street Festival and the Breaking new waves 
event at Skeppsholmen and of course we did some shopping!

When I visited Perspective Studio in February, owner Robin Klang told me that he 
always wants to renew the store and make it attractive for custumers to be inspired again after every  visit. Actually, because I saw a lot of changes on their instagram, I had to go there again! This time, besides all the other beautiful items in the store (really everything is beautiful!),  Swedish brand Lineaire currently plays an important role in the store.

The collection is designed and produced by Madeleine Asplund Klingstedt and 
Erik Asplund, who have a background in interior design and carpentry. Lineaire has just
released its first series of furniture that Madeleine and Erik felt was missing in the market.
Therefore, they decided to create a collection that has a clean and sober expression, with exciting details that catch the viewer's curiosity. The collection consists of Foldable (roomdivider), a pedestal,  a sideboard, a magazinerack, a candleholder  and a bench and
 I just loved them!

Besides the Lineaire collection, there is so much more to see at Perspective studio
 so I definitely recommend (Yes, again...) this amazing place if you are in Stockholm.
 Partner/owner Ejub Bicic told me that there are major changes scheduled for September..,
 a good reason to come back after Summer I think!
                                                                                                                                   photos: Elvera van Schaik - elv's


Menu Space

Probably you already have seen them but when I saw the stunning images of 
 the newly showroom, office, and cafĂ© - Menuspace -  I wished I could admire it 
myself and book the first possible flight for a quick visit to Copenhagen!

Menu Space is designed in collaboration with Norm Architects for Danish design
 company Menu and the goal was creating a welcoming open space where everyone 
could stop by for a coffee, a meeting, creating great ideas or simply to admire the 
beautiful designs of Menu and build a community around Menu Space that way.

“The idea is to keep Menu Space moving and ever changing. To have friends of the
 house and people we admire stop by on a regular basis and change the interior layout 
however they see fit – ensuring that we always have a vibrant, creative, lively 
space that continues to inspire our neighbours, visitors, friends, clients, and designers”

 The interior is inspired by the raw and industrial setting of the surrounding area,
 the harbour in Nordhavn and according to Norm architiects the space draws heavy 
inspiration  from strong materials that can be found in the area such as concrete and 
steel, providing a beautiful contrast to the objects and designs that fill the plateaus, 
floors, and corners of the space.

Menu Space can be found: Hamborg plads 2, 2150 Nordhavn, 
Denmark openinghours weekdays 8.00 – 16.00


Bloom by Norm Architects

"A series of installations throughout out the festival site 
prompted visitors to consider form, materiality and alternative perspectives"

Just admired these beautiful images of the recently created spatial concept by 
 - a festival of nature and science situated in the heart of one of 
Copenhagen’s  largest parks, Søndermarken  - and I keep watching them
over and over... Inspired by the stunning mix of nature and art!


Riga Chair

 As I told you in one of my previous posts I have visited Riga for a 
design tour with a group of bloggers, photographers and journalists and once again 
I must say it really was a surprising and very inspiring visit and definitely
 worth a second visit in the nearest future!

In addition to the nice people, the amazing historic (Jugenstill) buildings, 
the tastefull food and the green parcs, we also learned more about Latvia 's minimalist 
design during the tour! One of the companies that we visited was RIGA Chair.

RIGA chair is a trade mark of Riga Chair factory and since its founding in 1999 they 
 quickly become a leading brand that produced serveral collections for home and 
office with natural materials as birch and beech wood combined with fabrics in 
different shades.  Besides the Red Dot Design Award winner - the flowershaped stool 
designed by Aldis Circenisa -  I was attracted immediately by the stunning 
kids chairs collection and in particular the Roo rocking toy!
"The basic idea behind the Roo rocker was to find a shape with the potential to be 
produced out of a single package of flat plywood sheets.  The minimalistic, archetypal
 shape gives the immediate impression of a rocking toy.  For some, it may look more
 like a sheep, or kangaroo; for others, it still looks like a good old rocking horse, "
Roo has received the IF Product Design Award 2013 and the German Design Award: 
Special Mention 2014 and is available in birch, beech, oak, walnut veneer or 
laminate in various colours. It 's that I no longer have small children but otherwise
 I was definitely tempted to buy the Roo... only the stunning decorative value 
would be a good reason, don't you think so?!

                                                                                                                                                 photo's elv's