Architecture | Case House

8/19/2014

 

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Architecture | Case House

Once again an apartment with special attention to the stairs as a focal point. This apartment is called the Case House. Designed by Jun Igarashi Architects located in the suburb of Sapporo, Hokkaido in Japan. Sapporo is known for the annual snow festival and the Olympic Winter Games in 1972.

The space has three floors connected by a pair of winding steel staircases and a wooden ladder. One staircase goes down to an entresol and bedroom. The second one goes up to a entresol just below the roof. The wooden the ladder provides access to a mezzanine, also made of wood. Besides the particular architecture I love the brightness and seven meters (!) high living room of this apartment.

 

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Mood | Kitchen Inspiration

8/15/2014

 

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 Mood | Kitchen Inspiration

The last few days I was browsing the internet – mainly Pinterest - for new kitchen inspiration. I have a weakness for the kitchens and accessories designed by Vipp. Especially since I visited their flagship store in Copenhagen in June. I’m not too fond of cooking, but I love beautiful kitchens and food photography..

 

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My Home | String Pocket

8/13/2014

 

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My Home | String Pocket

Currently I’m back home after a short break. Whenever I’ve been away I get inspired by traveling and nature. Back home, I have the urge to change little things in and around the house. The String Pocket is perfect to display travel finds and little greens. It changes regularly.. and today it looks like this.

 

My Home | String Pocket

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photography & styling by Wendy van Woudenberg

From Norway With Love

8/09/2014

 

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From Norway with Love

I’ve seen just a small part of the first national park of Norway, Rondane. Established in 1962, it now covers an area of 963 kilometers. It’s an important habitat for wild reindeer. During my hike I met some mountain sheeps, birds and lemmings. The nature is wild and very varied. I was impressed by the silence and the view with its beautiful clouds.

 

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 © 2014 beeldsteil.com
photography by Wendy van Woudenberg

Architecture | Oslo Apartment

8/05/2014

 

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Architecture | Oslo Apartment

Haptic is a London based architectural studio with an office in Oslo, Norway. Haptic redesigned this apartment into a light and spacious living place. The material palette comprises oak flooring and joinery as a counterpoint to polished concrete, grey stone and white corian. Striking is the centerpiece of the apartment, a suspended steel staircase.

Haptic’s approach is to develop a design that responds specifically to the physical and environmental conditions of the site and its context. The resulting designs are striking, efficient and reflect the character of the place. As a design based practice we believe that the shift away from the ‘optical’ to the ‘haptical’ is a move that benefits the users of the buildings we design. We are concerned that we should have a light touch on the planet, by making buildings as sustainable and resource-light as possible.

 

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Photography | My Travel Equipment

7/31/2014

 

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Photography | My Travel Equipment

Often I get questions related to my camera and what type of lenses I use. In this time of year it might be helpful for you to share what’s in my bag when I travel to Scandinavia. A few important basics for all kinds of photographers. First.. travel as light as possible. In the past I took a lot of stuff with me without using it all. Soon I became fed up carrying the whole equipment. With the result that I photographed far less. So.. pack smart.

Bag

Backpacks are not for me, I prefer to use a shoulder bag. Actually I use different kinds of bags in various sizes. It depends on how and where my journey goes. I don’t even always use special camera bags. The benefit of not using a such a bag ? It’s less obvious that I have an expensive photography kit with me. So less chance it will be stolen. Important is a comfortable shoulder strap and easy access to the camera. Of course it needs to be of good quality, durable and waterproof with enough storage space for small accessories.

Camera and Lenses

The cam I use is a Canon 5D Mark III. When I travel, there are two lenses in my bag. The EF 50mm 1:1.4 and EF 24-70mm 1:4 . The 50mm is by far my favorite lens at the moment. It’s small and light. A good sensitive lens for shooting interior, lifestyle and nature. The 24-70 is much bigger and a lot heavier. It’s a great lens for landscape photography. To capture wide shots and zoom into a closer shot when needed.

Accessories

It’s always good to be on the safe side. So I bought extra batteries and memory cards. On location I always have one or two extra fully charged batteries in my bag. An extra empty memory card as well. The photographs are taken in raw and jpg. Raw files carry more information, so they take up more space on a memory card. I don’t delete photo’s in the camera on location, need to see them on the laptop first. Which provides a much better impression of the sharpness and details.

The extra accessories are small and not too heavy, so easy to take along. And .. don’t forget your battery charger.

Back Up

At the end of the day I back up all my photos on a laptop or – when really traveling light – a portable storage device. Uploading your data to an online storage service in an internet cafe or on a hotel computer might be an option too. In case your memory card breaks, your photo’s will be save.

 

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Stability

A tripod is the best option for a sharp image. But it’s big and often a heavy load. Much smaller and lighter is a monopod. Though you’ll need a steady hand using it. Sometimes a bag of rice or a stone (wall) will also do.

Outside

When I’ m in Norway I love to go hiking in the woods or the mountains. The weather there can be very unpredictable, even in the summer. It can quickly change from a sunny day in a windy rainstorm or cold. In case of rain there is a plastic bag In my bag. A simple way to protect the camera and lenses against the exposure of the elements. A lens cloths and blower for the sensor also included.

Notebook

While traveling and photographing I make notes. I jot down data and technical specifications. But also thoughts, ideas and inspiration for new projects.

This a basic overview of useful photography items when traveling. Of course the pieces of equipment you choose depends on your destination, how, when and for how long you are traveling. Sometimes compromises need to be made..

What are your basics? Please let me know in the comments.

Have a safe trip!

 

 

© 2014 beeldsteil.com
photography & styling by Wendy van Woudenberg

Fashion | Ouur AW14

7/28/2014

 

 

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Fashion | Ouur AW14

The Ouur collection is released twice a year with seasonal designs and a timeless classic collection. The designs are influenced by Scandinavia and Japan. With a focus on minimalism and doing more with less. They use fabrics like linen, cotton and wool, mainly produced in Japan. For select pieces Ouur collaborates with a broader creative community: leather workers, ceramicists and independent fashion designers.

Love the neutral colors and lovely details. But it’s especially the beautiful photography that caught my eye.

 

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Ouur is a lifestyle studio offering seasonal lines of apparel, publications, home goods and events. The collections encourage a simplified way of living with a practical focus on community, comfort and utility – values that originated from the studio’s first magazine, Kinfolk.

 

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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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