Shopping + Products

New Happy Wallpaper + Decor From RICE

June 1, 2016

Can you believe products for the Autumn/Winter season are being introduced already? I can’t believe it’s already June 1 though, time is flying this year so far. My upcoming trip to Sweden will be here in just three weeks, I can’t wait! Do you have any travels scheduled for summer? So let’s talk about shopping. Available now in the United States (here), RICE in Denmark has just released these Autumn/Winter 2016 collection and I can’t wait to share some images to inspire you today. Including their amazing wallpaper. Oh my goodness you will die.

New Happy Wallpaper + Decor From RICE

I love so many of these sweet things, like the RICE party supplies, melamine plates and bowls for kids, and the new RICE wallpaper…. They’ve collaborated with Eijffinger and have such cute papers for decorating your walls. The founder, Charlotte, happens to be a good friend of mine (her home was in my first book, Decorate, which is how we met) Continue Reading…






Shopping + Products

Kartell + Nendo For The Nursery

May 31, 2016

I was reading about the sweetest collaboration this morning over breakfast between Italian design giant Kartell and Japanese design firm, Nendo, lead by Oki Sato and I have to share it! I really love what they’ve done for the modern nursery and toddler room. Look at these sweet stools and rocking horses. Aren’t they just the best for a minimalist nursery decor? I particularly liked reading about the design process for the horse, which I’ve included below straight from Oki Sato himself.

Kartell + Nendo For The Nursery

About the rocking horse design, “The steel “H-beams” used in large structures such as skyscrapers and bridges are very strong and highly efficient. In cross-section they are shaped literally like an “H” and it is this characteristic that gives the structure its mechanical strength. By applying this concept directly to a child’s rocking horse, a form has been created that displays both function and strength, even with minimum use of materials. Transforming the use of this practical component into a different use with a sense of playfulness is the design process traceable to the history of the Kartell company. This company began by manufacturing and selling highly functional laboratory equipment and is now engaged in the manufacturing of beautiful plastic furniture and accessories admired around the world.” Form and function is, in this case, perfectly married in my eyes.

Kartell + Nendo For The Nursery

I love the smile seating shown above too. It’s so whimsical and happy! See the tops? HAPPY FACES! Yes! It’s like having emoticons under your butt. :) Whenever you see these stools you cannot help but smile.

Both the rocking horse and the seating will be available in January 2017. I just had to share them – super playful and I’d definitely add the seating to Aidan’s room in a flash. Anything that makes me smile, I’m in!!!!

Hope all is well…

(via MilK, Photography: Kartell)






Shopping + Products

Lovely Dutch Brand: Marie-Stella-Maris

May 30, 2016

I was just in the Netherlands this past weekend and came across Marie-Stella-Maris, a brand based out of Amsterdam that offers a lovely range of home products (candles, fragrance, etc.) along with skin care and gorgeous bottled waters. Their skin care products are supposed to be wonderful; I have to check them out for myself… I love their mission and their product packaging.

Lovely Dutch Brand: Marie-Stella-Maris

Flagship store in Amsterdam

“Water, sanitation and hygiene are the basis elements behind Marie-Stella-Maris. To realize access to clean drinking water, it is of great importance to also focus on sanitary services and hygiene. The direct link between clean drinking water and hygiene has inspired Marie-Stella-Maris to introduce natural care products Continue Reading…






Shopping + Products

Botanical + Boho Style Prints

May 27, 2016

I just adore illustrated artwork in my home. I like to mix it in with original paintings, typography prints and photography. I came across OHMYHOME today and thought they’d be a lovely share for you to enjoy on this FriYay! I’m packing for a weekend trip away – going over to The Netherlands with a good friend, so it’s definitely going to be a nice few days away for me. What about you? Do you have plans too?

Botanical + Boho Style Prints

So, I’ll tell you a little bit about OHMYHOME… First, they have an online shop where they sell prints and (this is cool…) they are looking for illustrators worldwide who fit their vision. So if you like what you see and you are an illustrator, connect with my contact over there, her name is Continue Reading…






Travel

Gorgeous Cafe: PLUK Amsterdam

May 26, 2016

I love a great cafe, don’t you?! Something original and unique. When I was in Paris, my friend and I ate at this tiny Italian bistro near our hotel in Pigalle, it sat maybe 20 people, but the interior was very well considered and the food, a delight. The best was when the three cooks, also the owners, prepared our dinner right in front of us in their open kitchen. I often think of opening a beautiful cafe eventually; and I might just do that in a few years because it would be the chance of a lifetime to bring my own concept here. In fact, I found a cafe in Amsterdam when I visited last Autumn shooting for my next book that comes pretty close to how I envision my very own cafe… It’s called PLUK and it’s just amazing – light, bright and the food is light and vibrant too. We have nothing like this where I live.

Gorgeous Cafe: PLUK Amsterdam

Next time you are in Amsterdam, go here to relax between all of the shopping you will do in the lovely “9 streets” (De Negen Straatjes) area where it is located. You can sip a fresh pressed juice or a smoothie, chomp down a healthy salad, buy a PLUK chocolate bar (wrapped in pretty marble paper), take a slice of cake or bread, get some decorating objects for your home, it’s all very sweet. They have candles, kitchenware, postcards, aprons. There is even a little garden in the back of the cafe. Swoon!  Continue Reading…






Designers + Stylists

Marbled Wood Flooring By Snedker Studio

May 25, 2016

I came across some magical wood flooring (and decorative wood for walls too!) last week and still days later, I can’t stop thinking about it. This is always a sign that I have to share with all of you! I feel like I could write a glorious intro but the photos so beautifully speak for themselves that I’m not sure I could do better in words. All I can say is that this is wood and these floors and walls make me so deliriously happy.

Marbled Wood Flooring By Snedker Studio

Designed by Pernille Snedker Hansen of Snedker Studio, these surfaces definitely satisfy my love of interesting floors which is why I adore decorative tile so much. She is both an artist and designer who loves to explore color and patterns and is fascinated by the traditional craft of marbling, a technique she has brought to her wooden surface designs. Her work reminds me a lot of Suminagashi (floating ink) marbling, a Japanese technique that was practiced in the 12th century long before it landed in western cultures.

Marbled Wood Flooring By Snedker Studio

In 2012, Pernille won the Wallpaper Design Award and currently exhibits her work in conjunction with the Danish Crafts Council. Beginning today, she is also exhibiting in Copenhagen as part of 3 Days of Design at KONTEMPO, so go and check that out if you can. Continue Reading…






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