One shop I frequently visit online is Car Moebel because I’m often inspired by their product shots and enjoy some of the lines that they carry. I also have some furniture in my home from this store along with a few rugs so as loyal customer I can say that their service is top notch and the quality is great.
Pretty change purse from Rice.
I’m currently on the prowl for a desk but I’m having no luck. I went to the flea market this past weekend on Saturday, then again on Sunday, and found nothing there. And so I will continue to shop around for a desk. My current desk is a vintage metal kitchen table from the 1950′s and it came from the Netherlands. While I like it, the dimensions are not suited for a desk so there is only room for my keyboard and barely space for my mouse pad – a problem! So a new desk is in order! Car Moebel has a few but I like to shop around before I commit…
I like this desk but I’m afraid it is too large for the space I have.
This one is also nice but my computer would never fit on it. It’s also a bit too complicated with all the drawers and storage and such. I prefer a clean surface and maybe a few drawers beneath or nothing at all. Clean lines, simple, this would be best.
Oh well… the only thing that one can do when they cannot find the object of their desire is to find a distraction and so these pretty lampshades by Rie Elise Larsen will do.
And these paper mobiles are also quite nice.
My search for a desk continues! I’ll let you know what I find…
(images: car moebel)
I’d like to wish each of you a very happy weekend! I will be taking Monday off since tomorrow I’ll be a year older (yippee!) and I’ve decided to give myself a long weekend and also to hop on a train and go exploring so I’ll meet you back here on Tuesday. Until then, I wish you all a lovely weekend. Oh and…
And a little inspiration before I sign off… have you visited my Interior Styling Group on Flickr lately? We have 1,468 members and it’s still growing. The photos above are some recent contributions by the following group members: Emma Lamb, Saídos da Concha, Syko, Elena, The Happy Home and Adore Vintage.
See you in a few days!
(images: linked above)
Tas-ka is a home & fashion accessories company in the Netherlands with a name meaning handbag in Czech since at the beginning they made only handbags. They’ve been in business for over 6 years and so they’ve evolved and expanded quite a lot to include products for the home but still feel their name is still applicable since handbags is how they got their start — it has special meaning to this independent company owned by Jantien Baas and Hester Worst in The Hague.
Tas-ka is sold all over the world but mostly in The Netherlands and Belgium. They are inspired by Marimekko, Dutch stylist Frank Visser of Studio IJM, Apartemento and Milk magazine and additionally Paumes books that they sell in their webshop.
When I contacted this design duo via email recently, they told me that Tas-ka products are produced and made in the Netherlands — their fabric is screen printed there as well. “We think it is our responsibility to be sure that our products are made in good working conditions, we also think is important to stimulate local economy.” They also said something else about keeping their production local that I found quite interesting, “We try to support old craftsmanship as much as we can so there will be a new generation of people to transform traditional crafts and so the crafts will stay.”
Heather Lins Home has bold contemporary designs for the home that I’m guessing you’re going to like if you’re a typography fan. Heather is a graphic designer in Madison, WI who decided to give screen printing a whirl and launched a home accessory collection a few years back that is both modern and classic — so crisp!
Heather’s background as a graphic designer is very evident in this line — my favorite is the numbered edition collection with a ruler on the placemat and numbered napkins and coasters in cream and black. I also like the speech bubble pillows – that’s another popular motif (the speech bubble) and typography motifs are still all the rage… Love them both!
(images: heather lins home)