Remember I wrote about the Berlin-based lifestyle store Simon and Me? After two years they renamed the brand to Simon Freund, with a varied collection of consumable goods. Each object is a reflection of Simon Freund’s personal understanding of design, aesthetic and functionality. The beautiful linen tote bag and copper bracelet are both part of my daily essentials.
Kristina Dam has teamed up with Copenhagen-based photographer Tuala Hjarnø to create a new collection called Inside. It consists of six posters launched worldwide in a collaboration with online shop The Poster Club. Also based in Copenhagen, with an exclusive selection of design posters and art prints from various artists, designers, and photographers. The thoughts behind the new Inside collection was to capture the quiet mood of abandoned rooms.
Rainy summer days are the best excuse to stay in bed. Even more when it’s that soft and comfortable as Yumeko bedding. This Amsterdam-based company offers pure, ecological and fair trade materials. The collection consists among others of soft sheets, luxury blankets, pillows and mattresses. This looks so tempting, I want to jump right in!
Looking forward to the new Ikea autumn collection. Simple and beautiful kitchen essentials. Crisp white, soft grey or graphic black textiles with a subtle striped or grid pattern. And I love the pale timber kitchen furniture. Just what I’m looking for to create some extra working or storage space.
More often I choose to leave my DSLR at home to travel as light as possible. Especially during short (city) trips. At first, it felt strange to leave home without my Canon. I’ve carried it with me for years. Of course, I still use the Mark III a lot for interior, editorial and brand shootings. In addition, I want to develop my iphoneography skills. I guess that’s what I like the most about photography: it’s constantly in motion and I continue to learn.
If you are travelling to Finland this summer, stop by restaurant and bar Michel in Helsinki. I haven’t been there myself, but it’s definitely on my travel wish list. The restaurant interior is designed by Joanna Laaijsto Creative Studio: a Helsinki-based interior architect. Driven by a passion for interior, aesthetics and functionality: ‘the philosophy is not to clutter this world with unnecessary things but to find the hidden beauty of each space and to enhance it by creative solutions.’
The Los Angeles-based company This is Ground designs handmade leather goods as creative solutions to everyday problems. Travel case Mod seems perfect to store various electrical devices, wires, notebooks, pencils, cards and much more. Made of 100% high-quality leather, a material which usually gets more beautiful when used. The design is simple and clever with several compartments.
Danish design company Design Letters surprised me last week with a great summer gift: a plate and cup with the letter W. Just perfect! Also because of the minimal and graphic design in black & white. A beautiful addition to my modest collection.
It’s obvious that Boffi designs gorgeous kitchens. But their styling is truly amazing. This Italian design company is well known for the endless personalisation opportunities, quality and craftsmanship. The combination of the modern kitchen design and styling with natural ‘materials’ strikes me. Love it.. Besides kitchens, Boffi also creates bathrooms and minimalistic home and office storage systems.