Fritz Hansen seven chair anniversary edition

11/26/2014

 

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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!

 

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Concept Store EINDHOVEN in Utrecht

11/24/2014

 

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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 StaDaandesignTim 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!

 

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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.

 

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Eindhoven | Oude Gracht 10 | Utrecht

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photo 1, 2 and 3 by Wendy van Woudenberg

photo 4 by EINDHOVEN

M O O D Sunshine

11/21/2014

 

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M O O D Sunshine

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!

x

 

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Photo a Day

11/20/2014

 

 

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Photo a Day

Once I did a photo-a-day project for a whole year. Every day I took a picture using instagram and shared it on social media and my blog. It was a big challenge, but I succeeded: 365 visual moments and memories. During this year I learned to see the beauty in everyday life. I trained myself to look differently at shadows, shapes, structures and colors. How to deal with low light, composition and focal depth. All this with just an iPhone. If you want to learn photography, I can highly recommend this 365-project. The knowledge and experience is also very useful for shooting with a compact camera or DSLR.

Little Moments App

At the time I did it on my own initiative, I chose the topics and themes myself. For those who can use some encouragement, Australian blogger Chantelle aka Fat Mum Slim created a wonderful app called Little Moments.

Photo a Day started in January 2012. Every month I create a unique list of daily prompts and people all over the world take a daily photo, using the list as inspiration, and share it online. It’s fun. It really is. It makes you take a little time each day to stop and take notice of what’s around you, as well as be a little creative. There’s also a rockin’ community of photo-sharers that like and comment on each others photos. Over 20 million photos have been shared to date. Fat Mum Slim

Of course it’s also possible to join for one month or just a few days. It’s totally up to you. There are no rules, it’s all about photography and being creative. I decided to join the November prompt list. It gives a small glimpse into my daily life and it’s nice to be part of this visual community: to inspire and to be inspired.

Thank you Chantelle for including one of my photos to your daily Fab Four ..!

 

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1or2 Café designed by Norm Architects

11/17/2014

 

 

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1or2 Café designed by Norm Architects

One of the nice things about my job is to visit and capture wonderful places and spaces. Such as the 1OR2 café of the First or Second concept store, opened in September this year. Norm. Architects is the design agency behind this beautiful café. A place where you can sit down and relax with a cup of White Label Coffee after visiting the store. However, it’s hard to sit still between all the fine products of MENU.. Styling by April and May, photography by me.

 

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Products: MENU
Styling: April and May

 

Photography: Wendy van Woudenberg

My Life in Instagram

11/14/2014

 

 

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My Life in Instagram

The past few weeks I enjoyed some very inspiring encounters

I met fellow bloggers, designers and creatives

In between I worked on new projects in styling, photography and writing

My love for quotes and motivating words keeps growing

 Therefore I recently joined Boldomaticthe anti-social, text-only network

An easy and great way to share and explore thoughts

For now, some wise words to start the weekend

Have a good one!

x

 

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Architecture a Swedish black home

11/11/2014

 

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Architecture a Swedish black home

Wow.. if you could only spend one day in this beautiful Nordic house. Designed and renovated by Johannes Norlander Arkitektur. Located on an island close by the sea fairway to Gothenburg harbor. A 50’s cabin transformed into a stylish and livable house. It’s especially the combination of the in black pine tar coated exterior and the natural plywood interior that appeals to me.

 

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photography by Rasmus Norlander

M O O D Soundtrack

11/07/2014

 

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 M O O D Soundtrack

Music knows, music understands

Dance like everybody nobody is watching

Have a good Friday!

xo

 

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Giveaway Leen Bakker

11/04/2014

 

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Giveaway Leen Bakker

Since I started my own styling and photography company in 2010 I’ve been working both on location and at home. Working from home offers many advantages, but it’s also a challenge to stay organized. You need to be flexible. Therefore I’ve got several small workspaces throughout the whole house. It provides me the possibility to sit down at any time. Editing photos, writing on my blogposts or jot down ideas for new projects. And to read about interior and design.

Leen Bakker is a store concept since 1953, which recently renewed its look and feel with attractive design for an affordable price. Desk Bonn is just the way I like it: basic and practical. It’s not too big and has a little storage space underneath the desktop. To keep my inspirational magazines and journals within reach.

 

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I was very surprised by the 101 Woonideeën collection for Leen Bakker. The beautiful round metal wire baskets are, of course, an ideal storage solution. But they also give my interior a more sturdy and industrial look. Now I can easily take the most important office stuff with me when I work from different places in the house. The stool made of mdf and rubberwood was love at first sight. It’s stylish as a small side table and practical as an extra seat.

 

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The best and most creative ideas emerge in a motivating working environment. I love to gather beautiful things around me. At this moment greens, vases, and ceramics are very appealing to me. Vase Dip Dye fits well in this collection. Again, basic and simple. The large round basket contains a bit of coziness: a warm blanket for chilly days and long working evenings.

 

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Also made of black metal is the 101 Woonideeën cardholder. A lovely way to display Instagram photo prints and motivating quotes. It changes regularly, as a small exhibition. The days are getting shorter soon, so good light is important. Design and practical go well together, that shows this adjustable black floor light. It’s available in the Leen Bakker stores mid november.

 

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How to win?

What’s your favorite Leen Bakker product? Leave a comment in the section below. Within 2 weeks we’ll randomly choose a winner for a € 50,- gift voucher. Be sure we can reach you through your email. This giveaway is for Dutch readers only.

Good luck!

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photography and styling by Wendy van Woudenberg

Blogpost sponsored by Leen Bakker

In association with Blogtoday

 

Blog Journey

11/02/2014

 

 

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Blog Journey

Last week I was asked to share my blog story during the Meet the Blogger workshop How to start a blog. I really enjoyed to inspire others and stimulate the participants to start their own blog. Each for their own reason: to share a passion or to reinforce a business. I shared my experiences and called it my Blog Journey. A journey because I’m still learning every day. That’s what makes blogging so much fun. It became a personal story about my very first blogpost in 2005 to where I am right now. The value of authenticity, personal branding and visual style. For me this notebook designed by Therese Sennerholt is always a good reminder: follow your heart, but take your brain with you. Not only when it comes to blogging!

 

Book recommendations

Besides my experiences and tips I showed a list of favorite books. Currently two books are on top of that list. First Creative Personal Branding (English) by Jürgen Salenbacher. A beautifully designed book in black and white filled with useful assignments and motivating quotes.

‘After eight years work with creative personal branding Jürgen Salenbacher has encapsulated its ideas and methods in a book. Salenbacher looks at the origins of today’s crisis and examines the work of leading theorists in business culture before explaining how our success in exploring change rests on our ability to think creatively. Branding practises, he suggests, can help us, but we also need to cultivate creative thinking. The book is a unique resource for creative minds, entrepreneurs and teams, but may also be used by anyone facing major life decisions.’ 

And second How blogs work (Dutch) by the Belgian journalist Stephanie Duval | 70percentpure. A well written guide for both beginners and more experienced bloggers. A book stuffed with practical advice and interviews with well known bloggers.

‘For this book, Stephanie Duval drew on her own experience and consulted topbloggers nationally and internationally. The result is an inspiring book full of practical tips that will help you to create a strong brand of your blog.’

 

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