Still in the afterglow of our visit to the Vipp shelter in January, we start February with a design event at the Hoxton Hotel in Amsterdam coming Sunday. During this Hox How To event w/ Style agency will style the ‘Apartment space’ next to our participation in a panel talk. The Apartment is where the event will take place: an innovative meeting space with an intimate kitchen area and cosy courtyard filled with greens.
Hox How To - Hone Your Eye for Interiors
The festival day is part of the global series #HoxHowTo by the Hoxton Hotels. All events are all geared up towards empowering and equipping people to take their interests in a cultural discipline to the next level. In Amsterdam the festival is dedicated to design. With the theme ‘Hone Your Eye for Interiors’ we will take part in a panel discussion along with other players in the interior industry.
We will showcase our special selected Travel w/ Style collection of products. Also, we will create a stylish atmosphere with our favourite interior and design brands. We are very happy to collaborate with the following brands: Frama, Moebe, Paper Collective, SPRDLX, Miscellaneous, Just Right, Pillah, Leff Amsterdam, Elle Decoration, Nomess and Marie Stella Maris.
Balancing form and function in your home
There are several masterclasses and panel debates moderated by Margot of Mae and Many. w/ Style will take part in the panel talk with the design team of Made.com. We will talk about the perfect balance between form and function. Whether balancing the space symmetrically, asymmetrically or radially, considering natural light falls against shade, textures that bring points of relief and the way the space responds to movement. Next to this, we are looking forward to the promising debates from Hello Frankie, Patrick Kooijman of Interiorator, Nicemakers and Fortunata.
Our favourite Dutch bookstore Athenaeum will pop up at the lobby to showcase their curation of interior design books and magazines. Get your inspiration on how to style your design reads as part of your home styling in the w/ Style apartment area.
We would love to meet you coming Sunday!
Sunday 4 February 11 am - 7:30 pm, Hoxton Hotel Herengracht 255 Amsterdam
Event information and tickets
w/ Style agency in collaboration with Hoxton Amsterdam
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w/ Style selected at the Hoxton Amsterdam
Very pleased and proud to kick off our Travel w/ Style project with a very special visit it to Denmark and Sweden. We love to travel and in our Travel w/ Style section we share our curated selection of hotels, places and travel products we love. On invitation of Danish Kitchen manufacturer Vipp, Desiree from Vosgesparis and I recently visited two amazing Vipp hotel locations to experience the brand new Loft and Shelter.
An experience it was! We started our trip with a stormy flight from Amsterdam to Copenhagen. Our first night was at the Loft in the city of Copenhagen. I was surprised by the huge space and beautiful styling. We will share the Loft pictures in an upcoming blog post next week.
A night in the wild
First, more about our second day. After waking up in Copenhagen, we drove over the ‘Øresundbron’ to Sweden for a night in the wild. Curious and excited to finally see the Vipp Shelter in real. After a two hour drive, we reached the Swedish forest and I felt right at home. We both were captured by the beauty and the stillness of the surrounding.
As soon as we entered the shelter it felt warm and welcome. The interior and the dark grey felt walls provide a cozy feeling and the glass walls give you the feeling to live directly in nature. All you need is included in the 55 square meter steel shelter: kitchen, dining, relax corner, bathroom and a sleeping room upstairs. Including Vipp furniture and accessories, like lamps, the Vipp bin, nice thick towels and their beautiful ceramics. I can imagine it would be great to have all the glass walls open when days are getting longer and warmer. We lit up the fireplace and opened the champagne to celebrate our new company and this very special experience in the shelter.
Even though I had seen the Vipp kitchen in real before while teaching a photography and styling masterclass in the beautiful Vipp concept store in Copenhagen. I was happy to live in the kitchen for a day, it gave me the opportunity to enjoy the functionality. Already loved all the sophisticated details and minimal look! After a nice evening I fell asleep under the glass ceiling and dark sky. Waking up with a great view over lake Immeln.
Book your getaway
At the Vipp website you can find all the information about the shelter and book your own getaway. Next week, we share our Vipp Loft pictures and tell about our stay at this amazing city hideaway. Also check today’s blog post on Vosgesparis and w/ Style for more pictures and inspiration!
Written in collaboration with Vipp
© w/ Style
photography Wen van Woudenberg | styling Desiree Groenendal
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A room within a room for nature. Designer duo Atelier 2+ have created a greenhouse that is small enough for indoor use but large enough to house a miniature garden. “Greenhouse is a product of our stay in Scandinavia.” When the designers were living in Sweden they felt the need to get closer to nature and to make room inside their dwelling for nature. “To create miniature worlds because it is not large enough for people merely to plant just anything in it. It makes demands on the user, perhaps requiring green fingers or the sensitive touch of a sculptor.”
The Greenhouse is a Stockholm Design House design object with artistic ambitions, a sculpture that makes room for nature and creativity. “Green plants are a neglected area which call for innovative design solutions: precisely what Greenhouse offers”. Atelier 2+ place greenery on a pedestal and project it with glass as the delicate and beautiful item that it deserves to be.
I live, work and cook in one room. And sometimes I change it into a photo studio. Of course, the greenhouse is made for.. greens :) yet I also like to use it as an additional storage space in the kitchen. I’m living small but cozy and with the most necessary stuff around me.
In Spring and Summer the greenhouse is filled with fresh herbs and small plants on the balcony of my city apartment. Now, in Winter times it serves as an extra small cabinet to storage kitchen accessories. The greenhouse in dark grey - close to black - perfectly matches the industrial metal black trolley. This way everything is movable and hand around the kitchen.
This is the mini version, made from lacquered solid ash timber with panes of toughened glass and a planting tray made of galvanized metal.
Photography and styling beeldSTEIL | Wen van Woudenberg
In collaboration with mister design
The year 2018 could not have had a better start.. Last week we (yes we.. !) took a bumpy flight to Copenhagen and an adventurous ride to Sweden for w/ Style, our brand new company. On invitation of Danish kitchen manufacturer Vipp we had the chance to visit both the loft and their amazing shelter.
Though my main focus is photography, I am also working as a (photo) stylist, visual storyteller, blogger and I teach photography for more than ten years now. I had the opportunity to work with beautiful interior and design brands and attended several inspiring events.
During one of those events I met Desiree Groenendal. Blogger, interior stylist and the creative talent behind of the award winning blog Vosgesparis. After annual trips to Milan Design week, countless cups of coffee and collaborations on different projects, we decided to work together under the name w/ Style. Our photography, styling and concept agency focuses on travel, branding, lifestyle and interior.
I love to work with Desiree: to strengthen each other, to inspire, learn and grow. And not to forget: it is so much fun to team up together! Although we both have our unique style, we share an interest in minimalism and interior design. Collaborating brings out the best in both of us, the results of which can be seen in this new project and our exciting plans for 2018.
Feel free to contact us for information and possibilities to work with us.
Meanwhile we love to inspire you on w/ Style and see you on Instagram!
Photography and styling © w/ Style | travel w/ Style
In collaboration with Vipp
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November was mainly about building. Like this brand new website for my company beeldSTEIL, starting a new and second company (more about this coming up soon!) and personal development. Meanwhile, I tried to keep my city apartment inspiring and cosy. Because November also means short and grey days..
For years I had the wish to combine beeldSTEIL blog with my photography portfolio and focus more on my work as a photographer and visual concepts. As most of you know, new things take time and a website/blog will always be in progress.. yet very happy with the result so far.
Greens, art, candles and music are the main ingredients for Autumn days working from home. And since December I also have a new flex working space in my hometown for 1 day a week (also more coming up ;) which I am very excited about. A great extension to find the right balance in working from home, shooting on location and to be part of a creative working environment with mind-liked freelancers and entrepreneurs.
Whether working from home, a fancy coffee bar or flex space.. a beautiful surrounding feels good, inspires and increases my focus. Wish you a great (working) day!
Photography and styling © beeldSTEIL | Wen van Woudenberg