Showing posts with label travel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label travel. Show all posts
February 9, 2018

w/ Style Selected design inspiration | Hoxton hotel

Last week we were part of the Design event at the Hoxton hotel, a really nice informal day with different workshops and interesting panel talks. The Hoxton is such a nice place even if you are just popping in for a coffee, lots of people came especially for the event and many walked in for a bite, a drink and design inspiration. 

A day filled with lots of interaction, I met so many nice people and loved to be part of the panel talk together with Wen. It is always interesting to hear how other people live and what choices they make for their own home and being able to inspire others. 

The event location is really colourful and I loved to see how we changed the look by bringing in soft colours, natural materials and a good dose of black with selected items from FramaMoebePaper CollectiveJust RightPillah
Elle Decorationand Nomess

Travel Products Selected w/ Style
I think we all have things we love to take with us when travelling and for the occasion of the event we selected some of our favourite items and handy products we personally love.

I often take my laptop with me and love the leather goods by 
SPRDLX, I do not only use a laptop cover but really love to use different smaller bags which are handy to keep your business cards and cables ordered on the go. No need to say I am a huge fan of the travellers note book, this one we borrowed from Miscellaneous also the address for the Frama and Moebe products we showed if you live in Amsterdam, I use them in different sizes, not only the bigger notebook but also the small passport size comes in really handy.

Different products also from the travel selection of Nomess with the Konjac sponges being my all time favourite. Watches from 
Leff Amsterdam, including their small speakers in the Nomess perspex boxes and skin care products from Amsterdam based Marie Stella Maris

Written in collaboration with the brands mentioned in this blogpost
© w/ Style 

photography Wen van Woudenberg | styling Desiree Groenendal
February 2, 2018

A VIPP loft in Copenhagen you can call yours for the night

No need to say we enjoyed The Shelter, and looking at the amount of re-pins of our images on Pinterest you love it as well. The first night in Copenhagen we stayed at one of the other rooms of the Vipp Hotel. Actually you can hardly call it a room I guess as it is a true city loft apartment of 400m2 consisting of 2 bedrooms, a library, a huge living with a fireplace, a Vipp kitchen almost twice as big as the one in the shelter and two different dining spaces.

The Vipp loft is located on the top floor of the company's offices, in a former printing factory from 1910 at Island Brygge. This area reminds me a lot of the harbour area where I live myself in Amsterdam, being a combination of authentic buildings and modern architecture connected to the city by bridges. From the loft it is only a 10 minutes walk across the bridge to find yourself in the city centre.

Studio David Thulstrupof

At the opening of the loft back in November I had the pleasure to learn more about the concept behind the space explained by David who is responsible for the design of the loft. From bringing back the original beams, that were all covered in white paint by the sewing atelier that had been hiring the space before, to the colour choices. I think the colour scheme in the Loft is so well done, the walls painted in a soft grey perfectly match the natural colour of the wood. The many plants surrounding the living area with its green couches and By Lassen chairs near the fireplace, add a green touch to the high building.

Like in the shelter you will find the whole Vipp collection in the loft combined with a few other brands, the kitchen accessories which are mostly black and white are perfectly mixed with different older brownish objects and wooden items all on display in an open shelving in the kitchen area. The brown Kvadrat curtains can be closed to create a cozy dining area.

Vipp Kitchen
I loved our stay at the loft and making dinner using the kitchen, being a lover of all things black and metal this kitchen comes close to my dream kitchen as you can imagine. The kitchen is just like the very first Vipp bin made out of steel, and literally everything is made by Vipp, a true masterpiece that comes only in black! Have a look at this video to learn more about making off the Vipp kitchen.

There are two bedrooms at the loft, of which one is connected to the bathroom. Most hotel rooms offer you soft towels and bathing products, I loved seeing different Aesop products for us to use at both the shelter and the loft, andI have to admit I was a bit tempted to take the mini bottles with me as you can in most hotels to refill my Aesop traveller set.

The spiral staircase leads to the mezzanine where a study and the second bedroom, a cozy space with dark walls and super soft bed linen, are located under the roof offering a total of four beds. More info about the loft and to book your stay can be found at the company’s website: Vipp hotel 

More pictures of the loft and shelter at Beeldsteil and our w/ Style website. We love to travel and if you have a beautiful hotel you want to see captured by us and being featured in our 'Travel w/ Style' selection and portfolio don't hesitate to sent us an email.

Written in collaboration with Vipp
© w/ Style 

photography Wen van Woudenberg | styling Desiree Groenendal

January 30, 2018

Join us at The Hoxton design event on February 4

showroom of one of our selected brands for the Hoxton space

It has been a long time since I wrote so few blogs in one month, I normally try to post minimal three times a week, with travelling to Copenhagen, and working at both Domotex and imm Cologne this month I simply could not find the time. Luckily there was Instagram and I hope you liked following me on Stories and on the imm account I took over for a day, I will show you some more from imm and the new collections I spotted soon. Meanwhile I had a meeting at the beautiful space above together with Beeldsteil for some future collaborations including this next weekend's Hoxton Design Event.

Hoxton Design Event
For our next
w/ Style project we will style the event space for the Hoxton Design Event on February 4. We selected some of our favourite brands to work with and are really happy they will join us for this occasion. Expect selected work by Frama, Moebe, Paper Collective, SPRDLX, Miscellaneous, Just Right, Pillah, Leff Amsterdam, Elle Decoration, Marie Stella Maris and Nomess 

Pop in anytime between 11am and 7:30pm 
and come say hello, we would love to meet you! Book your tickets for the different workshops and panel talks here 

Next to our styling we will also join one of the panel talks, and last but not least we will show a part of our 'selected w/ Style' collection of travel products, and I couldn't think of a better place then at the lively Hoxton hotel with it's many travellers from all over the world. Scroll down for more info and location of the festival day!

Hox How To: Hone Your Eye For Interiors

There are different workshops to follow, there is a pop up store filled with design books by Amsterdam's finest bookstore Atheneum, and there are different panel talks, including one with my friend Patrick also from the Interiorator website you can sign up for. All will be moderated by Margot van der Krogt at Mae & Many.  Find all information about the day, which starts at 11am with the first workshop, and how to sign up here 

The festival day is part of the global series #HoxHowTo, by the Hoxton Hotels. The events are all geared up towards empowering and equipping people to take their interests in a cultural discipline to the next level – and in Amsterdam, the festival is dedicated to design, ith the theme ‘How To: Hone Your Eye for Interiors’

Hoxton Hotel Amsterdam, Herengracht 255, 1016BJ Amsterdam,
info and tickets  

January 24, 2018

Travel w/ Style | The Vipp Shelter - A minimalistic getaway

In November I attended the opening party of the Vipp Hotel in Copenhagen, not knowing that only a few weeks later I would experience the first two locations of the Vipp Hotel myself together with Wen van Woudenberg of Beeldsteil celebrating our new agency w/ Style

A lot happend since then and this week we added a new section to our site 'Travel w/ Style', where we share everything travel related. We are kicking off our series with the Vipp Hotel and I will share both locations on Vogesparis for you to drool or maybe book, starting today with the Vipp Shelter.

I am a long time follower of Vipp, and I first got to visit their flagship store in Copenhagen five years ago with a team of international bloggers where I learned about the family history and the famous Vipp bin the whole Vipp line started with. Since then Vipp not only produced bins but also bathroom and kitchen accessories, an extensive kitchen with all conveniences and the ultimate getaway, the shelter.

Fun times followed by visits to Paris for the launch of the limited edition Vipp bin in collaboration with Merci and now getting the chance to experience the Vipp Hotel and kitchen.
If you ever consider a Vipp kitchen, spending time at the Vipp hotel is the ultimate test drive!

A minimalistic getaway at lake Immeln, Sweden
On a stormy day when most flights were cancelled we flew to Copenhagen and spent the night at the Vipp loft I visited earlier. The next morning we drove up to Sweden, a 2 hours ride from Copenhagen leading us to Lake Immeln.

At the lake, surrounded by only a few homes we found total silence and a path leading us to the waterside and the shelter, it was so amazing to finally see this black beauty, completely made out of steal, with my own eyes. The shelter is a 55 square meter one room getaway with a kitchen, dining and living room area, bathroom and a mezzanine bed loft. Windows from floor to ceiling on both sides, including the roof above the bed give you the feeling to be one with nature. 

The shelter is totally furnished with Vipp furniture, lamps and accessories giving you the total Vipp experience. I really enjoyed walking barefoot on the grey floors with floor heating, while heating up the fire and seeing the darkness fall in. It was a long time ago I felt so relaxt and one with nature, especially at night when I woke up with a huge moon above the lake and the only sound I heard was the call of the owls. Just an amazing experience which I think you should experience for yourself.

Book the Shelter
The next morning we had breakfast at the huge table, and opened one side of the shelter giving us the possibility to just step out of the window and walk towards the lake. This trip wil be on my mind for a long time and I think it is the ultimate getaway for a total offline experience.

Book the shelter at the Vipp hotel site and also check out the Vipp Loft, I will show you the pictures we made there while spending two days in Copenhagen next week. Meanwhile check out Beeldsteil and our website for more pictures.

Written in collaboration with Vipp 
© w/ Style 

photography Wen van Woudenberg | styling Desiree Groenendal

December 20, 2017

Subhuman Inhuman Superhuman | An installation by Rick Owens

I got some pictures sent from Milan while one of my Italian friends was at the opening of Rick Owens  “Subhuman Inhuman Superhuman” at the Triennale Di Milano in Milan. A unique exhibition dedicated to visionary designer Rick Owens. 

The Curve, the Triennale’s signature exhibition space, is transformed by Rick Owens into an involving pathway through two decades of endless creativity: a selection of more than 100 garments, objects, accessories, furniture and runway videos will be displayed and connected through a spectacular site-specific installation created by the designer for the occasion. 
The exhibition is open to the public until March 25, 2018 at Triennale di Milano.   

pictures courtesy Owenscorp | first picture by Stefano Gaggero

“The clothes I make are my autobiography. They are the calm elegance I want to get to and the damage I’ve done on the way. They are an expression of tenderness and raging ego. They are an adolescent idealization and its inevitable defeat.” 
Rick Owens
November 20, 2017

101 COPENHAGEN X NORR11 Pop up Store in Copenhagen

While being in Copenhagen earlier this month I had the change to visit the pop up store of 101 Copenhagen and Norr11 and make some quick shots with my IPhone to give you an impression. You might have seen me writing about the new brand and collection in this blogpost earlier this year 101 Copenhagen | New Scandinavian brand to launch at M&O 

November 16, 2017

Dutch designer Jan Janssen X Studio Oliver Gustav

Oliver Gustav is a creative consultant with a focus on aesthetic development, art, interior and exterior design. He creates spaces that convey a quiet and yet dramatic atmosphere, where the stark and modern are contrasted against rare antique finds and exquisite curiosities. 

Last week I showed some of the rooms at the new showroom and boutique and today some more pictures I took. It was such a beautiful experience to wander through the different rooms where the work of different designers is combined with art, smaller accessories and objects.

Different outstanding pieces and a beautiful mix of materials are the main ingredients for the showroom, linen sofa's, antic wooden furniture pieces from China, great pieces by Rick Owens of who I wrote many blog stories lighting by Apparatus, and different pieces by Dutch designer Jan Janssen. I am sure you are familiar with his stool No1 shown in the picture below. His latest work is the 'Extrusion Coffeetable No1 in casted aluminium shown above.

Pictures ©fashionandnail