December 25, 2017

Best Wishes and Happy Holidays

That moment of the year when you feel you need to do and finish a thousand things, but just feel like hanging on the couch. Not feeling to well I have been in a really slow mood these last days and spent most of the time in bed or on the couch trying to get in the Christmas mood and recovering before having dinner with the family. Some years are more Chrissy then others I guess. Minimalism is still key and some greens and lots of fairy lights and candles will do the trick for me to create a homy Christmas feeling... including some Wham and John Lennon on repeat of course

Like last year I have a big cozy Nordman tree with lots of lights on my patio since early December, a few green mini trees indoors and two hundred Christmas lights above my table. I planned to add some green along with them but not feeling like moving at all.... I will keep that for next year! Meanwhile I came across the home of Maja of the fab blog Musta Ovi who made this green hanging for her living room and also the decoration by Signe Bay is very classy and simple, love those grey and concrete walls of both their homes. For a darker Christmas mood check out the ladies over at Our Foodstories

Hope you had a great Christmas eve and wishing you a happy Christmas with the ones that are close to your heart. 

picture 1/3 by Signe Bay found via AMM // picture 2 Musta Ovi 
December 22, 2017

Objects by APPARATUS

Founded in 2012 and with showrooms in New York and Milan, APPARATUS explores the relationship of lighting, furniture and objects in immersive environments, threading the historical and the cultural through a modern lens. Materials like marble, suede, horsehair, lacquer and porcelain are combined with patinated brass to create the studio’s distinctive collection.

Embracing a tradition of studio craftsmanship, each sculptural piece is hand-finished and assembled in an historic New York space that encompasses gallery, development and production. A selection of  my favourite objects and more to be found at APPARATUS

pictures via Apparatus
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
December 18, 2017

Ceramic crush and hallway inspiration from Ferm Living

When I was in Copenhagen recently I got the chance to visit the Ferm Living apartment just around the corner from my hotel. At the apartment Ferm Living presents it's most iconic pieces and new collection in a real house setting which gives you instantly many ideas on how to use the different products at home.... it even gives you an instantly growing wish list!

There were a few things that really stood out for me, ceramic in many beautiful and right on spot colours and the wall filled with 'antic' mirrors with candlelight reflecting in the mirror, the candles were all lighten, we had a nice coffee and I felt so welcome.

A new still at home
I couldn't bring anything home by then but this week I got myself a set of Sekki scented soy candles while having Christmas drinks at the Miscellaneous store downtown, the small plate is from the Hasami Porcelain collection, also available at Misc-Amsterdam and totally fits the still life I created around the object I got sent by Arno de Clercq, derfinitely someone to have a closer look at as well, find my blogpost and his work here: Bespoke objects by Arno de Clercq 

If you are curious to see the new collection by Ferm Living I would love to invite you to come over and follow me while I will be visiting the imm interiors fair in Januari, find your discount tickets and more info in my previous post 
The new Scandinavian | Trade fair tour for imm 2018 Thank you all so much for making December even more festive, I hope you all have a great time so far.

Aren't the coupled candleholders just to cute, at the apartment the small dark hallway between one of the rooms and the kitchen was magically illuminated with a couple of them. The ceramics salt yars below are part of the same Sekkie collection.

Have a look at the pictures of the apartment by Ferm Living in this foto album

pictures ©fashionandnail
December 13, 2017

The new Scandinavian | Trade fair tour for imm 2018

It has been a bit quiet on the blog over the last weeks, behind the scenes though I have been working really hard on a few major projects for 2018 at the same time. I will reveil more about all these exciting collaborations over the next few weeks, starting of today with one of the fair collaborations I have plannend for 2018.

After designing my dream space and very own stand at the Bloggers’ trend show at imm cologne earlier this year. I have been invited by imm to be part of the Bloggers' Trendshow again to share my personal design highlights and develop a Trade fair tour for the 2018 fair. 

The new Scandinavian
Every tour needs a name and I called mine 'The new Scandinavian' and selected different brands to be part of the tour, I won't reveil all in advance but I love to give you a sneak peek and by looking at the picture you might guess that MENU will be one of the brands I will be working with. 
I have been following them for years and it is one of my favourite Scandinavian brands.

So excited to see how you will like the tour and get inspired by the brands I selected, 
stay tuned for some updates, and moodboards in the coming weeks. I will be around at the fair for a few days, both to discover new design and work on the tour. I hope to see you there, scroll down for a discount code and see you in Cologne!

Imm cologne will take place from Monday 15 to Sunday 21st. The public days are from Friday, January 19 to Sunday, January 21st 2018 // Opening hours: Mon. to Sat. 9AM to 6PM // Sun 9AM to 5PM

Click here to purchase your ticket for the public weekend | friday 19 - Sunday 21st | when using the discount code ‘fashionandnail’ you will get 30% off.

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