Saturday Love | VT Wonen Postcards

7/26/2014

 

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Saturday Love | VT Wonen Postcards

Love these postcards I received at the latest issue of Dutch interior magazine VT Wonen

This year the magazine celebrates it’s 50th anniversary

That means lovely extra’s for their subscribers

Like these beautiful cards, a poster

The best of Basic bookazine

And soon a special Blogazine will be launched

Can’t wait!

 

photography & styling by Wendy van Woudenberg

 

My Life in Instagram | July

7/24/2014

 

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My Life in Instagram | July

 July brings us a lot of sun and warmth

I’m enjoying nature and the greens as much as possible

In between working and shooting

Outside as well as inside

Enjoy the day!

 

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photography by Wendy van Woudenberg

 

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Architecture | House of the Forest

7/22/2014

 

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Architecture | House of the Forest

This cabin is located in the forest of Australia and built by architect Bernd Riegger. The construction is made entirely of wood. It has one room, a big window, a table and a bench. It’s actually a observation cabin for students and scientists to be able to come close to the treasures of nature. And without disturbing the forest. Over time the structure even has to become an integrated part of it’s surroundings. The open spaces and nooks are there to attract plants and small local animals.

A minimalistic cabin which could also serve as a beautiful summer house.

 

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Saturday Love | Herbal Ice Cubes

7/19/2014

 

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Saturday Love | Herbal Ice Cubes

Searching for the perfect summer treat I came across the Herbal Ice Cubes on the Swedish food blog Call me Cupcake.

I love this idea and it’s very simple.

The only things you need are fresh herbs – like mint leaves – an ice cube tray and water.

Fill an ice cube tray with water, about a third full.
Put the herbs in the water and freeze, fill the cubes with water to the top and freeze again.

It gives your summer drink an extra taste and it looks beautiful !

 

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M O O D | Sun Kissed

7/18/2014

 

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M O O D | Sun Kissed

Long days, short nights

Summer has begun

Take it slow

xo

 

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My Home | Early Dew

7/17/2014

 

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My Home | Early Dew

In my home I use a lot of black & white and grey tones. All the walls are white and the floors are painted in concrete grey to add some contrast. If I choose a colour it’s a greyish vintage green/blue. It matches well with my graphic, Scandinavian inspired interior. I like to keep it quiet and basic.

 

Flexa Creations House of Colours

A Meet the Blogger gathering at the Flexa Creations House of Colours in Amsterdam this week encouraged me to start playing with greens in different shades and textures. Colour Early Dew is a soft and beautiful matte wall paint which goes well with the little greens in my living room. I know it’s not really a color explosion.. but it’s all in the details!

The Creations House of Colours is open to visitors until July 26th for colour advice and inspiration.

 

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photography & styling by Wendy van Woudenberg

Architecture | Black Mountain Retreat

7/14/2014

 

 

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Architecture | Black Mountain Retreat

I could spend my summer weeks in this beautiful La Pedevilla guest house. Located in the Dolomite mountains, Italy. Award winning architecture designed and built by Pedevilla Architects. The design is based on a style that is unique to South Tyrol. In this traditional farm house style the living spaces, grain silo and stable are all integrated. The 95 sqm interior is light and basic finished with stone and timber. Besides the breathtaking mountain view, I love the black exterior.

 

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The nature is right there, outside the door, and can be experienced through the window already during breakfast. Crows and Jaybirds are quite regular visitors on the neighboring roofs, dow and deer and foxes streak through the fields and wild meadows, raptors circulate with the rising winds.

 

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MOOD | Oh, Wow. Lovely.

7/12/2014

 

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MOOD | Lovely

Just three words

Oh, Wow.

Lovely.

xo

 

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Giveaway | Coisa Light Ocean

7/10/2014

 

 

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Giveaway | Coisa Light Ocean

So delighted to host this beautiful giveaway: scarf Light Ocean by the Dutch brand Coisa. Their scarfs are very soft and unique, made in limited numbers. The Light Ocean is made of 90% cotton and 10% pure linen. Knitted in a loose stitch with ragged edges. Because of the large size (150 by 200 cm) you can wear the scarf in various ways. Very suitable for a chilly summer evening, the fine knitted scarf feels soft on bare shoulders. If you wish to travel light and stylish, this is your chance..

 

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How to win?

Leave a comment in the section below. It would be nice if you follow Coisa and beeldSTEIL on Facebook and Instagram. And be sure we can reach you through your email. Within 10 days we will choose a winner!

 

photography & styling by Wendy van Woudenberg

Architecture | Small Design

7/08/2014

 

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Architecture | Small Design

I’ve got a big crush on small cabins and hide-outs. HUS-1 was constructed on site and free standing, so it can be moved anywhere. It houses two people all year round and provides a kitchen, sleeping quaters, a hallway and other well integrated functions on just 25 square metres. Designed and built by the Swedish architect Torsten Ottesjö.

I wanted to work with all surfaces of the room and create a space which in itself was comfortable. I wanted to create surfaces where you can sit and stand, lean against and lay on. Giving you the ability to lean comfortably against the walls as if they were the back of an armchair. In my mind, a well designed room does not need to be big or filled with furniture.

The shape of the building and use of different kinds of timber really appeal to me. A very good example that you don’t need a big space and much furniture to live beautiful.

 

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Torsten Ottesjö was inspired by the various forms of nature, but also by airplanes, boats and bridges: they all have a very specific function and aesthetic and are freer in their forms. These constructions require a lot, it needs to light and strong. Adapted to weather, to be both resistent to air and water. To be safe, comfortable and to have an appealing outside as well as inside. These constructions more often have a more optimized thought behind it than found in conventional architecture.

 

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