Kitchen Art Inspiration
At first I saw the picture above on Pinterest last week. It got my eye mainly because of the photo art on the wall and the minimal styling. The image link brought me to an article in Est Magazine. A digital design magazine about global living with an Australian twist. Maybe this space seems a bit too impersonal and perfect for you? Well, that’s because it’s a projection of a proposed interior for an apartment development in Barcelona by Katty Shiebeck. A Spanish interior designer with a very personal style and aesthetics.
Still, I love the combination of the white marble back wall and the black kitchen. Especially the wooden kitchen unit in the middle. The photo art on the wall immediately caught my attention visually but also because of its larger size. Simple and very effective, a beautiful eyecatcher. This inspired me to dive into my own photo archive again.
Now all I need is a kitchen wall this big and empty ..
via Est Magazine
On My Shelf a First Hint of Christmas
Now on Elv’s blog my kitchen ‘shelfie‘. Elvera asked me to share it for the blog item ‘on my shelf’. Inspired by her favourite Instagram hashtag.
This year I’m late with the Christmas decorations compared to previous years. But slowly little hints of Christmas are entering my home. Starting on the open kitchen shelves Botkyrka by Ikea. Still favourite because of the simple design and the material it’s made of: powder-coated steel.
Like many things in my home, it’s all in the details. No striking and gleaming decorations for me. The X cup is a good example of a minimal yet beautiful Christmas hint. The wooden stars give a more graphic look and feel than the traditional festive season decoration.
My love for beautiful ceramics is still going strong. Lately I combine it more and more with used home accessories. Like the two glasses that I found on a vintage market in an old town in the Netherlands. Hand-blown from the late seventies. A nice contrast with the modern white tableware. Now they serve as a plant holder, next week I might use it for candles or wine. That’s the beauty of open shelves and accessories, I can change it again and again.. Love to do that, especially at this time of year. I could spend hours on styling and creating new combinations.
Thank you Elvera, I wish you all lots of fun decorating!
© 2014 beeldsteil.com
photography and styling by Wendy van Woudenberg
My Life in Instagram
Heavy rain and strong winds here these days
It makes me want to drink tea and light the candles throughout the whole day
I’m trying to find peace in these hectic December days
Peace in running, yoga, reading, blogging and of course photography
Shooting inside and outside with my DSLR
And capturing details and simple everyday moments with my iPhone
The #visualstory will continue in the upcoming year
The old year isn’t over yet and I’m already making plans for the new one
Creating new collaborations and exciting projects for 2015
To give you a little hint
It has something to do with photography, art prints and teaching ..
I’ll keep you posted!
iphoneography by Wendy van Woudenberg
Architecture Dinesen Showroom Copenhagen
Dinesen is a Danish company, now run by the fourth generation. Ever since 1898, the company has been driven by a passion for wood in the field of unique flooring. Wooden floors that respect the personality of the tree and preserve nature’s riches. Dinesen recently opened their new showroom in Copenhagen. Designed by the Danish design studio OeO.
The latest addition to Dinesen is a 600 square meter large showroom in a historic setting next to the lakes in Copenhagen. What was once the gathering point for actors and poets is now a refined universe, inviting people in for an extraordinary experience with wood of the finest quality.
The new showroom is divided into two separate parts each of which displays the diversity of the product range by Dinesen. One part is designed like a private apartment and takes the exclusiveness of the long and wide wooden planks to a new level. The other part of the showroom is a raw and playful universe, which presents another, more creative Dinesen and demonstrates that the family business is so much more than flooring.
I like the concept of creating a new space in an existing room. The wooden structure blends with its surroundings, at the same time it strengthens the contrast between nature and the raw white plastered walls. The handcrafted wooden furniture and structures are especially designed by studio OeO for the showroom.
photography by Anders Hviid
Winter Scarf by Hackwith Design House
While browsing the internet I came across the online Apartment 34 Holiday Gift Shop by Apartment34. I fell instantly in love with this beautiful gray scarf designed by Hackwith Design House. If I had a Christmas wish list the shawl would definitely be on it. It’s made of raw cotton and has white salvage ends. And very important: it measures 61″ x 45″. I like big scarves to keep me warm on crisp winter days. Do you need some holiday gift inspiration? Except for the shawl, there are many more wonderful items in the shop.
Hackwith Design House was founded by Lisa Hackwith in 2010 and launched its website in September 2013. They are specialized in limited-edition clothing made in Minnesota. HDH pieces are unique, comfortable, and designed to last while being a go-to favorite of your closet.
images: Apartment 34 Holiday Gift Shop
Architecture Black House Tumle
Yet another beautiful home – I have a weakness for black Swedish architecture these days. This small family house was build in 2010, designed by Johannes Norlander Arkitektur. Situated on top of a hill in Torslanda, north west of Gothenburg. The shape of House Tumle is inspired by its natural environment. The two floors measure 168 square meters and houses a kitchen, living room, bathroom, bedrooms and a work area. The monochrome interior is basic and minimal. So it won’t distract the attention from the stunning view. It even overlooks the North sea. Instant love ..
The six facades are cladded with fine corrugated, powder coated metal sheets with window frames in coated aluminum. From an distance the building appears abstract, like an icon of a house, approaching it, more physical and present.
photography by Rasmus Norlander
Cosy and Green Bedroom
Some green plants can stimulate a better night’s sleep so I’ve been told. It provides a cleaner and healthier environment which has a positive effect on your night rest. Worth a try I think! Greens make your bedroom cozier, that’s for sure. My bedroom is small so I keep it simple. With a few branches from the Pistache tree on my Piet Hein Eek cabinet. A small cactus and a plant that can’t stop growing. It seems to grow longer and longer every day and it didn’t fit on the wall shelf in the living room any more. Now it’s got enough space to continue growing.
It’s cold and moody on the last day of November. A good reason to stay in bed a little longer this morning. Surrounded by warm blankets and a good read.
On the wall two Cubit cabinets. which are part of a versatile modular shelving system. Made from mdf with a satin lacquer finish, made to fit books and music formats. I use it to store accessories, parfum and jewelry. Such as the hand-crafted copper bracelet by SIMON&ME. My favorite one, I it wear daily. The cactus fits perfectly in the empty Skandinavisk glass candle holder.
© 2014 beeldsteil.com
photography and styling by Wendy van Woudenberg
Urban Jungle Bloggers is a monthly series hosted by Igor | Happy Interior Blog and Judith | Joelix. Every month the UJB share ideas to create an urban jungle through styling ideas, diy and green tips & tricks #urbanjunglebloggers
October | Plant Shelfie
Fritz Hansen seven chair anniversary edition
More than any other designer, Arne Jacobsen pioneered the concept of Nordic simplicity. And his stackable Series 7™ chair earned Arne Jacobsen and Republic of Fritz Hansen a prominent place in design history. In 2015 the Series 7 chair celebrates its 60 years anniversary. We mark the occasion by making two special editions of the chair only available in 2015.
Wow, I love the two jubilee models! The original colour palette designed by Arne Jacobsen comes from the sixties. Now Fritz Hansen added two limited edition colours: pale pink with 24-ct gold-plated legs and dark blue with powder-coated burnished legs. One feminine, the other masculine. Inspired by the notion that ‘opposites attract’. The iconic chairs are beautiful separately, but also together. The dark blue with burnished legs is my favorite: minimal, a bit industrial yet very elegant. And as always, beautifully styled!
source: Fritz Hansen
Concept Store EINDHOVEN in Utrecht
Concept store EINDHOVEN is located within walking distance of the historic center of Utrecht. When you enter the building from 1890 look upwards to see the beautiful old wooden ceiling and brick walls. The name of the store – of course – refers to design city Eindhoven, but particularly to the graduated designers of the Design Academy Eindhoven. Last Saturday I visited the shop to join a bloggerslunch and presentations from talented designers Andrius Sta, Daandesign, Tim van de Weerd and Stephan Siepermann. They shared their story behind the designs. For all four of them technique, craft and nature play a major role in the creation process. Now the concept store sells work from several young designers who have not (yet) established their names. Among other former students of the HKU, University of the Arts Utrecht. Besides design and home accessories EINDHOVEN collaborates with various creatives. Including last weekend with a small Le Mini Who? concert in the vaulted cellar under the shop. As part of the Le Guess Who? music festival.
Definitely worth a visit!
EINDHOVEN is a platform for emerging talent in the tradition of the internationally renowned Dutch Design. The work is from young designers who have not (yet) established their names, but show great promise and talent. In their concept store they show what the Netherlands has to offer on yet to discover design talent.
EINDHOVEN offers over thirty designers an on- and offline platform to show and sell their work. However, it’s more than a just a store for these designs. It’s a place where makers and buyers can connect, where new production methods can be discovered and where you can share experiences and become inspired. Knowing each other, knowing what it means to create a unique product, respecting people and planet.
Eindhoven | Oude Gracht 10 | Utrecht
© 2014 beeldsteil.com
photo 1, 2 and 3 by Wendy van Woudenberg
photo 4 by EINDHOVEN
M O O D Sunshine
Sometimes you have to create it yourself
The past few days were grey, dreary and a bit chilly
On that kind of days you can’t have enough
beautiful lights and candles
Thank you for all the sweet birthday wishes today
That really brightened my day!
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