This is the home to the designer Melanie Raetz who is running Ideel-Lab, a design studio based in Japan and Switzerland. Speaking of Ideel-Lab, check the kotori lamp inspired by traditional japanese umbrellas. It has a beautiful warm glow with a delicate feel alongside a strong character due to its distinctive design, which makes it quite interesting. Digression closed. Back to this amazing 300sqm space, which is located in a tiny village in Switzerland. It was built in the 1900’s by […]
I (seriously) like this wire paper bin by Norm Architects, the Copenhagen based simplicity-lovers, as they call themselves, for the design collective Menu. It comes in several colours, my definite favourite one is the copper edition. Too good use it as a bin. I would rather use it as a magazine holder. Or perhaps to store firewood. You choose.
To me “The Broken Arm” sounded more like the perfect place to have a Sunday roast than like a trendy concept store in Paris… and yet. Concept store it is. Located in a quite street in the Marais overlooking the square du Temple, this bright, clean and aerial space has a definite scandinavian feel. A glass door divides the café from the retail space, which is on two floors. It was founded by the defintely very creative Guillaume Steinmetz, Anaïs Lafarge, and Romain […]
The Italian lake district is in itself pure poetry. This region of northern Italy has been kept unspoiled and the banks of the lakes (Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, Lake Guarda, …) are overflown with lovely villages and beautiful villas (and George Clooney but that is another story). I thought I would share with you the photos from this beautiful ancient villa published in the February issue of the ELLE Déco UK, Photographs by Stefania Giorgi. Enjoy.
If you happen to be in Paris, please by all means allow yourself some time to visit the Merci concept store. Many MANY reasons for that. For example, this shop, created by the Founders of the children brand Bonpoint, offers contemporary eco-friendly furniture as well as some nice picks of vintage items. You will find nice pieces of well-established designers as well as discover creations of upcoming ones. The space comprises a clothing section where you will find beautifully picked designers clothing. Merci […]
The Hummingbird chair. By Dana Cannam Design. The Hummingbird chair has been designed by Dana Cannam -a multidisciplinary studio, specializing in exploring the relationship between craft and technology – in collaboration with Studio Agata Karolina. As they put it, the Hummingbird chair is a “contemporary take on a classic rocking chair. Through an ergonomic study of office seating and traditional rockers, Hummingbird facilitates both work and relaxation.” I must admit that what caught my interest here is the concept really. In […]
Categories: DESIGN & INTERIORS.
Nothing specific to say. Just posting these because the view makes me feel good. The place is called Casa Finisterra and it is by the famous NY based firm Steven Harris Architects. They do fantastic stuff. If you have not already, treat yourself and browse it online here. It is like eye candy. One of my favourite is the Villa San Spirito. It is located in Croatia. The place somehow achieves a perfect balance. It is contemporary and sleek, and yet, […]
With the beautiful weather back (hopefully this will last) – why not revive your outdoor space with a simple touch? Check the new collection of the milanese brand DEDAR. Colourful, playful but chic, the losange-print Basquette fabric has “maximum resistance to light and weather conditions; it withstands mildew, bacteria and abrasion. Easy washing and stain removal; non-allergic, non-toxic, antistatic, strong and long-lasting”. What else? If you find it too complicated to upholster your outdoor furniture, why not just use it […]
Going towards the end of summer days, I felt the need of temporarily adding a little festive and colored joy to my home. Just ordered some pompoms and buntings by the Dutch brand Engel which make me really joyful! Have a good day! (by the way, they have a really cool wall stickers for kids including magnetic chalkboard wallpaper which would fit nicely on a kitchen or entrance wall…)