Saturday, 29 June 2013

Rocking Chairs Round Up

Maybe because the last two weeks have been very rainy and grey, I've been daydreaming about rocking chairs and piles of books. I, unfortunately, don't live in a big enough  home to have a rocking chair, with the proper space it demands, but that doesn't stop me from wanting one. And I always love making a good wish list, so here are some favourites. 

The Elephant rocking chair, in white or leather.
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The Mademoiselle rocking chair.
Designed by Ilmari Tapiovaara in 1956. 
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The Hummingbird rocking chair.
A collaboration between Dana Cannam Design and Studio Agata Karolina.

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The Murakami rocking chair.
Designed by Rochus Jacob, it has a reading lamp that runs on electricity generated from the rocking motion.
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The Race Rocker chair.
Designed by Ernest Race in 1948 and relaunched by Race Furniture.
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The Eames RAR rocking chair. 
In white or the special edition in basalt grey.
Designed by Ray and Charles Eames in 1950. 
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Now that the list is done I have to admit: If I suddenly had the space, I wouldn't hesitate in immediately ordering the basalt grey one, by Ray and Charles Eames! 

What do you think? Do you have a favourite rocking chair?

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Bright Dining Room - Scandinavian Style

Today I'm posting some eye candy with this dining room from an apartment in Helsinki.
Mostly white with some whimsical details, like the wall paper and the coloured interior of the lamps.
And I love the wooden floor painted white. I don't care if it's not practical!
photography: Simon Bajada

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Neugebauer Apartment

An amazing home, in Hamburg, with a masculine feeling. 
A constant presence of wood, white and grey all through the apartment - perfectly balanced. 
Art and books. 
And a general sense of tranquillity.

And how perfect if this first photo? I just keep staring at it.
photography: Janne Peters

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Coveting - Storage Bags by Bookhou

Today I'm coveting these handmade storage bags, with original drawings printed on linen, by studio Bookhou. I love them with plants, but really, they would look great as storage for just about anything.

Bookhou is a multidisciplinary design studio/shop, based in Toronto, that believes in slow design - hand-made pieces made one at a time. Sweet original products, neutral colours and natural materials - I think It's worth a visit.
all images via Bookhou

Friday, 21 June 2013

Bright Apartment by Studio Oink

Today I'd like to share this apartment in Wiesbaden, by Studio Oink.
And even though it's located in Germany it looks very Scandinavian.
I love the brightness and the soft tones, the raw  wooden floors and the grey kitchen tiles, the mixture of costume made and old furniture, modern and vintage details. 
But what I love the most is that it feels very homey. 

images via: Studio Oink and Leibal

I could live here... what do you think?
Have a nice weekend everyone!

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Faded Spring

Today we're having one of those late Spring rainy days, when the world seems enveloped in grey and all the colours are washed out. But the temperature is nice, and I was even outside for a bit, just feeling the rain drops on my face, while planing to share today's mood through this photos by Janne Peters.

all photos via

Monday, 17 June 2013

Raw Styling - Concrete and Copper

I love it when I finally find the source and the full project of some of the photos that catch my attention on Pinterest or blogs. Some images are very inspiring just by themselves, but I always like to know the context in which they were taken, it adds some depth to them. That's what happened with the photos of the Nazdrowje bar in Sweden. 

Designed by Richard Lindvall, what used to be a parking garage was transformed into a restaurant and bar, having as inspiration old factories in Poland. The existing raw atmosphere was kept by using concrete on the floors, walls, and casted tables and benches. White tiles, the Tolix stools and big, old, lamps (brought from a factory in the Czech Republic) accentuate the concept of an industrial ambience. Details in copper and some amazing photos (by Mattias Lindbäck), of the workers who built the restaurant, on the wall, add some warmth to the space. 
photography: Mattias Lindbäck
all images via Richard Lindvall

A great combination of materials to start  an inspiring week! 

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Moorbi - Sustainable Design

If you like the idea of re-cycle, up-cycle, and re-purpose. If you are looking for one of a kind, unconventional, piece of design. You may find Moorbi an interesting concept. 

Moorbi is an on-line platform that gathers and sells the work of professional designers around the world, whose common concern is design sustainability. Creating, thus, a community whose main goal is to reduce waste and  the negative environmental impact of design, while providing remarkable décor and fashion available for all.

When exploring Moorbi's shop you can find different styles (from a contemporary look to a vintage expression) and a lot of quirky -sometimes just plain freakish - pieces. And you are also provided with a brief history of the product and an explanation about what makes it sustainable.

I'm sharing a few favourite images but there's much more, and it's worth a visit. Hope you like it!

all images via Moorbi

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Indoors Garden

I've been working on a Pinterest board called [ Indoors Garden ] and I'm loving the atmosphere it transmits. It's fresh and full of good ideas for having plants inside our homes.
Here are some of my latest pins. 
Hope you like it!

all images via Pinterest

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Vipp + Merci

The story of the Vipp's pedal bin is an example of permanence in good design. This pedal bin, created in 1939, by Holger Nielsen, for his wife's hair saloon, was in the origin of the internationally recognized Danish design company Vipp. And in 2009 it was accepted into the architecture and design collection of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. Today, the pedal bin continues to be very sought after, and as the iconic product that it is, it gets to be dressed, styled, painted and personalized by different artists and designers, for limited editions or charity purposes, that you can find on Vipp's Pinterest board Collaborations.
source: Vipp + Merci
On a previous post, about Merci opening it's web-shop, I shared the images of their paper bag as one of my favourite products. So you can imagine my excitement when I first learned, on Nordic Leaves blog, that the designers of the paper bag (the French design team bê-pôles) and Vipp had worked together for a limited edition of the pedal bin for Merci. I had to share it here!
image via Nordic Leaves
image via Nordic Leaves

By far my favourite collaboration...what do you think?

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