Let’s talk about how much I love this clever storage system and how much you will in a moment after you see this photo below, ok? It’s by a Danish company called Bloomingville and is sold piece-by-piece so you can customize it to suit your needs. This certainly isn’t a new concept, modular storage systems have been around forever, but I really love how this one looks all styled up and that some of these are shaped like houses – co cute! What do you think? Would you do this?
Do you love this or not? Thoughts? I want to do this so bad!
(image: car moebel)
I really like it when people are so clever and creative that they reuse stuff that might end up in the cellar, or worse, a dump otherwise – making new out of the castaways, creating something stylish and one-of-a-kind. That’s what I admire about OUD Now! located in the Netherlands. I wrote about this Dutch firm a few years ago, but I have to refresh your memory because I think the man behind it, Dutch designer Theo Herfkens, is so cool!
Those Dutch know how to do some pretty cool things to old stuff, I think they are the masters of transformation. I always like seeing what will come from them next. OUD Now! takes unloved pieces that are ornate and maybe “grandma” style, and combines them with very clean, modern and spare pieces so that the result is a mix of styles that somehow works.
I would love to own this one, or this one, or okay this one too (only with a different handle, like this one from Chocolate Creative)… My friend, Margarita Lorenzo, makes the best knobs – I have to place an order for a few myself. Love them.
What do you think of these cabinets?
I love the home wares collection (and furniture!) from French Connection. When I was last in London, which was in November, I saw some of their collection for the home and really liked it. The quality looked just fine and I loved the muted, relaxed palette because you can mix these things into your interior world so easily without wondering if they’d match or not – can’t go wrong with raw materials like wood with grays and whites. So versatile. They just rolled out some new furniture that I love. Here are some favorites below, with links, and since it’s gray and rainy today, I find these images restful and just well, nice to look at.
My favorite things: leather and jute gray rug, wooden table with wheels, safari babe chair, tied bedding, driftwood mirrors, tree trunk wooden stool and the leaning shelves. I would love to buy some of these things, but they won’t ship outside of the UK. So I guess I just have to look like most of you who aren’t living there…
I’d add some music to this mix by Rose, Coeur De Pirate and Carla Bruni – they’ve been on constant rotation in my studio all week. I’d also light a few candles, add a string of twinkle lights over a door or mirror, and bring in some tea along with a really nice plate of yummy healthy things to eat. That’s what you have to do on gray, dreary days. Relax and go with it. Create your own sanctuary and make a little magic.
P.S. I’m so happy French Connection seems to be moving away from their branding as FCUK, I always thought that was so degrading to their image. Did you ever think that too?
(images: french connection)
If you want to pimp out your IKEA cabinets, Superfront is definitely THE place to get started. Superfront gives you the ability to create high quality furniture using an IKEA base combined with their collection of 9 fronts, 8 handles, 8 legs — all in 12 different colours. They make their parts for existing IKEA cabinet bases so if you want to freshen up your existing IKEA kitchen, sideboard or bathroom cabinet now you can! These products are not mass-produced in some faraway land – they are made right in Småland and Dalarna, Sweden. I love the leather handles and the fun legs – this is GREAT.
I first spotted this on the German blog, raumfeurzwei. What do you think, would you use Superfront? I totally would!
I’d like to show you some beautiful new additions to the Spring collection of Dutch living brand, HKLiving. This hasn’t been seen online yet and they gave me firsts on showing it here on decor8 so I thought it would be nice to give you a little peek of some things that I love!
I’m a huge fan of their company and furniture collections – I own several pieces from them in my own home. My good friend is now their northern German rep so if you want to order anything, please contact Daniela Thaul at Sommerfugl. If you live in southern Germany or other countries, please refer to their complete list of vendors. Are you ready to see some pretty cool stuff? These photos were shot by Finnish photographer Paulina Arcklin.
Whatever that is on the chair, I must order it. Wow, gorgeous!
I am so obsessed with painted brick walls in white currently. I also love dipped baskets in bring colors and taking old belts and fastening them around a stack of magazines.
This stool is super cute – I love the fresh burst of color on a simple, clean stool. Very unexpected.
The furniture is amazing but I seriously can’t take my eyes off of that wooden floor – it’s spectacular!
You can see their entire catalog online here.
Pretty inspiring, right!?
(images: Paulina Arcklin for HKLiving)