Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Inside Design

I just want to give you a small impression of Inside Design days in Amsterdam. The exhibition is three days in total, but I only went on sunday. The most beautiful day of all. Because the sun was out. And I had a lovely day meeting friends and having drinks at the harbour.
I think, if you are a designer,  Inside Design is a "must see".
And what did I see?...
The world is ready for colours. Green, red, orange, yellow. You name it. Every colour will do. Combined with industrial materials like concrete. But the industrial look is also combined with nature (woods) to give your home a warm feeling. Ceramics are no longer in one color only, but you can select your own bowls, cups and plates. Select them in different shapes and colours. And you have created your own unique tableware.
An other new concept is to decorate your living in just one colour but in different tones of that particular colour. So what do I think: the year 2012 is all about colour, colour and colour.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

the wow factor!

This 3 awards winning pendant (2010) does not need any words...
It's designed by coco flip design studio.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Maison et Object

what can I say about Maison and object?  It was my first time. I might have been a little too critical but I found it disappointing. I had expected much more design and thought I could compare it with the Salone di Mobile of Milan. I did not see any innovation. Actually my conclusion is, that we are quite innovating in the Netherlands. But still, there were a few highlights, that I don't want to keep from you. One of my favorites was the Asian colour blocking from Jean Boggio for Franz. An asian art with many colors, but still very attractive. The lamps of metylos I thought were interesting. But I also think that working with felt is a little dated. What I liked, more than the products, was the styling of the show. The styling was sometimes so beautiful and simple that the product became a work of art. By using materials like wire, the product stands out. Especially around the stand of Richard Ginori.
After the show me and Cynthia Vorstenbosch( my former classmate and now friend) checked in at the hotel in one of my favorite neighbourhoods le Marais. We had a nice walk, dinner and quite some laughs that evening. The next day we planned for shopping and visited some galleries in my favorite le Marais. And what have I learned from this trip?..
The next time I have to do something about time management ...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


I'm so proud of my sister, who made this beautiful picture. Since the day she made this, I have been loving it. I'm still waiting for the day that she will give this beautiful piece of art to me....
If you would like to see more of her photography, you can check out her website mevrouw issa