Monday, May 30, 2011

just add...

Today the weather was hot and I was preparing myself a mojito. suddenly I realized how beautiful limes are.
Instead of drinking, I started shooting. I just couldn't stop. The drinks just had to wait. Now you must think, I am crazy. What is more important mojito's or pictures?...
But didn't they turn out nice? I mean the mojito's...


Dutch Studio Pepe Heykoop based in Amsterdam, saw an opportunity utilizing waste leather and using all the fragments to create a new dimension to old and existing furniture pieces. I'm still trying to figure out, if I love it or hate it. But I do think it has some quite interesting facts.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

I wish...

this was my desk. Nice, clean and simple. Mine is a bit cluttered, I say just a little bit...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


papercups, paper coffee pads, paper teabags, wrapped paper, what kind of paper products do we use in the kitchen?
I made a start with photography and photostyling. Can you think of some more?...

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Thanks Deb, for posting my colourcards on your lovely blog

just a try out...

My very first photostyling in september 2008

Sunday, May 15, 2011

and than a stranger walked into...

One day I was walking in Toronto looking for inspiration. Suddenly I saw orange squares on the street. I decided to make a picture of it. At the moment I wanted to take the picture, a man walked right into my frame. My first reaction was to curse. But when the picture was made and I looked at it carefully I liked it. More and more I began to love my picture. Untill this day I do not know who the stranger was, but what I do know, is that this is one of my favorite photographs.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Let's go party!!
















































Inspired by the 1953 film ‘Le Ballon Rouge,’ the Balloon Bench was created by Japanese designer Satoshi Itasaka and is an architectural vision. By looking at it, it seems as though the bench is indeed floating on air by a set of balloons; however, it is actually suspended from the ceiling by anchors and disguised with balloons. But wouldn't it be great to organize a party in a room full of balloon benches. And everyone will be floating. Or is my imagination to much for you...

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


This sofa designed by Jaime Hayon for Fritz Hansen, is called favn meaning to 'embrace' in Danish. Available in ten colours, light gray, sage green, clear beige, taupe, brown, moutarde, red, purple, dark blue and black, the sofa is essentially a shell; soft on the inside and hard on the outside. It reminds me of designs they made in the fifties. I would like to add this to my wishlist!

Black en white scream

images are from Imacleod and Baubauhaus

Monday, May 9, 2011

I'ts happening...

a few days ago, I posted the colour splash and said it would become true in the near future.
But I'm mistaking, I'ts already happening. colours are taking over! 

Marginal Notes is a design project by Note Design Studio that came about organically as the designers in the studio were having coffee one day. The concept came from shining a light on those sketches that are super free hand and mind, things that are sort of mindless and never really manifest themselves into real life objects, “marginals” as Note Deign Studio referred to them. I really like the playful modern twist – very Swedish indeed!

More Materials


















1 Lightben

Lightben is a composite panel with ultra-light weight. The unique structure of the panel reacts with light, creating a unique semi-transparent effect, making it suitable especially
for back lighting. The applications are countless: tables, partition walls, ceilings and anything
that can be made with a composite design panel.

2 Bolhas - Atelier Line

Mosaic from the Atelier Line are made in Brazil using fused glass. Water proof, can be exposed to the sun light, heat places and agents of that nature. You can use indoor/outdoor as decoration, wall covering.

New Materials

1 Sirene

Fish-scale like fabric for use as curtain.
Thousands of laser cut scales in taffeta which shimmer in the light.

2 Collection Glass

Wallpaper with the look of molten pearly glass; extra wide, very resistant with oversized drawings. A palette of colours vividly projecting the nuances of the materials.
Vinyl on a paper ground, embossed wallpaper looking like a mosaic. Pearly corrugated vinyl paper, varnished, hard and shock resistant.

3 Cork Textile & Surfaces
The fabric and surfaces are suited to interior applications such as wall coverings and wall panels. Both materials benefit from cork's natural acoustic and thermal insulating properties. The cork textiles are made from woven elastane and re-composited cork which is a by-product from the wine industry.

Old News

NewspaperWood desk by Greetje van Tiem
Image Courtesy of Vij5

it is a new way to use paper and shape it to create new textures, forms, furniture and other products.
A new product that has been developed by Mieke Meijer for design company vij5




Panton Chairs

Verner Panton went into production on his first Panton chair in 1967.  That was the Panton Classic, a uniquely styled chair.

I came across the pictures above while surfing the net. I want to buy myself some new Panton chairs for my balcony.
It amazed me, that there was a panton design competition in 2010.  As you can see, these chairs have been customized, but what an interesting concept! I think these designs are too priceable and too beautiful to use outdoors.


I took this picture when I was working on a photostyling assignment for Artemis Styling Academy.
It's typically dutch, to eat whitebread with chocolate sprinkles in the morning. mmmmmmm.....

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Colour Splash

I'm always trying to see if I can translate fashion into furniture. With this beautiful image from Zara it was hard to do so. Will we have a coloursplash in our homes after a dark and grey period? I do believe so. 2012 here we come!  As a start I took a picture at an artfair in portugal some time a go. I think this is a start to see how our homes will look like in the near future...

Thursday, May 5, 2011

something old, something new...

Cheap Ass Elites by Saran Yen.

An other combination between old and new, plastic and wood and cheap and expensive. This is the particular dream of Saran Yen, a promising new designer from Thailand that has demonstrated his talents in many fields, from fashion and illustration to graphic and industrial design.


Combining the old and the new...
Amber Chair by Jaeuk Jung

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Art or Fashion?...

The fashion designer Alexander McQueen is far from forgotten.  McQueen died far too young during his career designing works of art. The Metropolitan Museum in New York made a selection of his finest creations.
The Savage Beauty Exhibition consists of one hundred seventy creations and accessories for almost two decades.
The exhibition includes all the pieces from his collection trial during his studies at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 1992 to his last fall collection in 2010. The exhibition will run from May 4 to July 21. Alexander McQueen is known for his amazing and extravagant catwalk presentations.

work in progress

Today I got the logo for a project I'm working on. I'ts a soon to be opened art gallery.
Raffaello D'Accolti is an Italian artist who wants to exhibit his work in Amsterdam.
Brenda Folkers from Art gallery Stuurmanskunst is honored to exhibit his work.
And I have the honor to organize the styling and design for the gallery.
Together with setdesigner Kees folkers who does all the carpentry,
we will create a gallery that is different from others. Soon I will post some of my designs.

more TOP news...

Here are some more projects of Frederike Top

1.Caleidoscope is constructed from stainless steel with a water based lacquer coating. Stainless steel is a long lasting material and is easily recyclable. Caleidoscope lamp is completely manufactured at just one location, keeping production and transport to a minimum.

2. Flown up is a series of lamps which makes your mind wonder. Due to the lamps shapes and silhouettes they look as if they are blowing in the wind. The perfect amount of atmospheric light gives you a feeling of mystery that strengthens the feeling of enchantment from these lamps.

3. Roset projects from the lamp a rosette on the ceiling. A small intervention can cause a big change. By placing the disk above the lightbulb a image will appear on the ceiling. The effect from the light and shadow is blurred which gives you a surprising result.

birds flying high

I was fortunate to meet productdesigner Frederike Top at an introduction day at Artemis Styling Academy.  She was impressed by my photostyling for Suit Supply, so she gave me her businesscard. Since that day I have been following her, and I can say that I'm quite impressed with her work.

Going South wallpaper by designer Frederike Top:
"Going South is a wallpaper wich will be finished with an amount of light. Their shadows makes the birds complete. Birds seems to fly, especially when you pass-by, the wind will let the wings softly bounce."

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

who needs wallpaper?

All you need for your future home is a black marker and you can create amazing things. Japanese artist Yosuke Goda creates living, breathing rooms that swallow human beings. Armed with black markers, Goda has no mercy for the surrounding white walls, floor, and ceiling. A pychedelic organism is born, with a body that looks similar to the roots and vines of an old, tall tree. The monster appears to constantly grow, as if it has no self-control and needs to furiously feed itself...

So nice and clean is the work of Swedish stylist Lo Bjurulf and photographer Stellan Herner.

Pure, Simple and...

Beautiful! Great foodstyling with only four simple items.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Black is beautiful

this lamp  ‟Calabash‟ is from danish Lightyears.  Comes in four colours and in three different sizes. I think they did a good job on the photostyling

fall 2011

burberry prorsum [prefall 201] via: SarahKlassen
As a stylist you will have to stay ahead of everything. These colours will make a perfect interior for fall 2011. Unfortunatly I just took away my brown curtains... They might come back, because I love how the green and brown match.

under my skin

under my skin is the name of Bina Baitels beautiful interaction between
light and material,