March 16, 2018

RUM International magazine | Jørn Utzon special

I was happy to find the latest Rum International magazine in my mailbox, the spring 2018 issue is a special two in one magazine and a great collector’s item. One magazine is a special 68-page tribute to Danish architect Jørn Utzon in the centenary year of his birth. The fourth magazine is like previous issues filled with interviews, hometours and beautiful pictures as shown in this post. Order your copy here, thank you RUM magazine 

March 15, 2018

Ceramics by Anna Lerinder

Beautiful black ceramics by Swedish Anna Lerinder, more of her work at Anna Lerinder

pictures via Anna Lerinder
March 13, 2018

Dialogue | A book by Berlin based Our Food stories and Frama

What Nora, who works as a (food-)stylist and photographer Laura of the wonderful Our Food stories and myself have in common is probably our love for the beautiful Frama and I was really happy when I won their book 'Dialogue' through a competition at Only Deco love. Our Food stories started as a blog while Laura was feeling unwell due to food-allergies, and they started cooking and making new recipes in order to as they say, create delicious gluten free cake recipes that taste as good as a normal cake.

After meeting Niels Strøyer Christophsen, the founder of Frama Cph some years ago after discovering the ceramics from Frama. Niels had the idea to create a book together with inspirational interviews, interior design photos from Frama's projects and gluten-free recipes created and photographed by Our Food stories.

For the launch of their book they organised a special dinner at their studio in Berlin, where occasionally they also organise beautiful gatherings. Eye catcher of the studio, if there isn't an amazing flower or pampas grass installation above the table as seen in the pictures further in this post, must be the beautiful black Frama kitchen. I am in love with their studio and hope to find the time to make one of their recipes and have a taste of the delicious looking cakes soon. Dialogue is available in selected bookstores or online via the Frama shop

pictures via Our Food stories
March 9, 2018

Mimic Mirror by Muuto

In yesterday's post I talked about the importance of sharable pictures, meaning pictures any design lover is willing to share on their social media or blog. I have to admit that even if I do love a company and their new chair, table or accessory, if the pictures are not triggering my imagination or show a setting I really can't appreciate or is just plain boring they will not make it to the blog. As an interior design blogger for ten years I believe I know best what my readers like to see and following my own style has always been a good starting point of what to show and what not.

I am definitely a lover of all things raw, being it unfinished concrete, metal, abandoned buildings or walls with amazing dark lived patina's. I think the combination of the raw and modern design pieces is what makes things look interesting at home, at least to me it is.

Designed in the three colours of Nude, Midnight Blue and Grey, the new Mimic Mirror by Muuto is designed to co-exist in harmony with the space in which it is placed, complementing the atmosphere of the room through its unique look. Mimic mirror is designed by Parisian Normal Studio. More info at Muuto

March 8, 2018

In my Corner | A new online store

You can't really have missed the pictures of the imagery launch of Swedish In my Corner as the pictures photographed by Kristofer Johnsson and styled by SundlingKickén were to be found all over the internet. Nevertheless I love to show them on Vosgesparis as part of the things I come across and like. I do love the styling and it proves ones again that styling and good photography are key and is exactly what I love to do with our projects for w/ Style

In my Corner is launched by Metro Media House and offers a selection of products from 15 different Scandinavian designers and retailers, with a focus on interior products including posters and frames. I know most of the posters but the images inspired me to take my Andy Warhol pictures out of the storage and create something new at home. 

Photography Kristofer Johnsson via Sundlingkicken
March 7, 2018

A raw and industrial work space | Arno de Clercq

Last year I showed you the objects of Arno de Clerq in this blogpost Bespoke objects by Arno Declercq and in my home, you might also have spot some of his work recently at "A quiet Reflectionan exhibition during Stockholm Design week. Yesterday he sent me the picture above, showing his future workspace in Zaventem. I thought it looks amazing and I loved to see one of his tables so beautiful styled in this raw environment, a good opportunity to show you more of his furniture collection.

The table above is the first table designed and made by hand out of solid pieces of Iroko wood. The wood has been treated by Japanese technics by burning, brushing and waxing. The table comes in two lengths 250 cm and 300 cm long and 105 cm wide with a top finish of 3 mm burned black steel. More furniture and objects here at Arno de Clercq

Stool - coffee tables

A D Stool - bench, handmade in burned steel and spread out by hand mat black rubber seating.

object by Arno pictured by Only Deco love 

March 5, 2018

Kumiko cabinets by Staffan Holm for Ariake

After seeing many blogposts of "A quiet Reflection", an exhibition in Stockholm during Stockholm design week. I fell in love with the cabinets designed by Staffan Holm. The Kumiko cabinets are inspired by the graphic expression and craftsmanship and a perfect combination of the simplistic Japanese and Scandinavian expressions into new form.The wooden Kumiko screens are often used as privacy screens or room dividers and can be very simple or consist of incredibly intricate geometric patterns. 

The cabinets are part of the Japanese Ariake Collection and available in different models and sizes. Ariake's furniture pieces were created during an intensive design workshop in the small town of Morodomi in southern Japan end last year. Read more about the exhibition at Dezeen and see the whole collection at Ariake.

pictures via Staffan Holm

February 28, 2018

New design by Frama Copenhagen

Some news from Frama arrived in my mailbox and I love to show some of the latest new additions to the ever expanding Frama 
Collection. The beautiful sculptural Triangolo Chair, designed in 1989 by Per Holland Bastrup is now available at Frama

The chair has a characteristic strong geometric form and simple lines, perfectly fitting 
the Frama principles, and made out of untreated stainless steel to allow a natural patina to develop over time. Picture above and below made at the Frama Studio apartment during 3 days of Design more of the apartment can be found here

A new Adam barstool, Adam R31, with a round seat is set to be launched next month, design by Toke Lauridsen.

Available for pre-order from March 25 and pretty much on top of my wish list is the Ventus pendant lamp, a collaboration between Frama and Danish designers Included Middle, an architectural design creating new forms in the environment it is placed. The pendant is capped off by an opal glass light shade which exudes the warm glow of an integrated LED bulb within. Bronze silikon cord.

Cone shade lamp by Frama

pictures courtesy Frama | first two picturs © fashionandnail
February 23, 2018

A dark home in Sweden by Skälsö Architects

Looking for another feeling in their new house Ulrika and Daniel Prytz asked architect Sofia Nyman of firm Skälsö to reimagine and expand a 19th-century house perched on the water’s edge in the small coastal city of Härnösand, Sweden. After living in a modernist villa with a nearly all-white interior and modern furniture they were in for something different, something pared down that communed with the landscape in a quiet, intimate way.

Nyman achieved this through a carefully selected monochrome color palette: the original structure’s exterior facade, roof, and windows are painted in tonal shades of green, while the interior rooms are a medley of gray tones. The result is at once striking and subtle. “By using this color scheme you don’t read the rooms as several surfaces, you read it as one, calm space.” she explains, how do you like this interior?

Photography by Stefan Isidor Bergkvist, courtesy of Skälsö Arkitekter.
February 21, 2018

An attic apartment by Hanna Wessman

Throughout the years I have been looking probably a hundred times at the simple sisal rugs when strolling through IKEA, they always make me sneeze. In my teens I had a wall of my attic room covered with small sisal tiles, guess I have always loved to think a bit out of the box. I never really felt the urge to buy one of the rugs but every time I see one in a beautiful home it makes me wanna go and buy one for my kitchen after all.

The home shown in the pictures is designed by Hannah Wessman for Swedish artist Måns Zelmerlöw. What originally started as a kitchen renovation ended in a re-design by Hanna Wessman and I think she did a fantastic job, maybe only the fridge and wine rack are not up my taste. I do love the overall design, the dark rustic wood, the grey silk carpet and the different sculptural shapes and objects. I just love the dark table with Jean Prouvé chairs, the pot on the table is by Hanna Wessman.

Photography Andy Liffner | Styling Hanna Wessman
found via Trendenser