Monday, 20 January 2014 by Irene Hoofs
It is so inspiring to see such young talents and what they can come up with! In 2010, Anouk, inspired by travelling, set up Winter in Holland. Her efforts are commendable, starting her company in her own living room and now her handmade pieces are sold in shops in Amsterdam.
We love the color palette she has chosen and the detail in her work is outstanding! Futhermore because she individualing handcrafts every piece she is able to personalize everyone of them. We can really see the passion she has for her craft.
We noticed that Anouk currently has an ongoing campaign on crowdyhouse that will be going on for another 13 days. She's hoping to raise funds to invest in a larger machine so she can knit larger pieces. So if you like her pieces too, do help fund her! Supporting the campaign also means we'll get to see even more beautiful items from Winter in Holland!
.. Winter in Holland
.. Support Anouk on Crowdy House
Tuesday, 14 January 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Today we are shining the spotlight on Dutch photographer, Masha Bakker Matijevic. Her website is best described as a feast for the eyes. With her works (we love the wide range of different kinds of photography she does, you will not be bored) on full display there, we spent a good amount of time looking through them all.
One photographer, 3 Dutch designers and some food ... what else can you ask for today?
We are so happy that we have been introduced to 3 new Dutch designers, Studio Els van't Klooster and New Found Treasures ( Klass Kuiken and Dieter Volkers), through Masha's photography and her website. This is just the first step, they have now caught our eye and so the search is on to find out more about them. Hopefully we will be featuring their works more in the near future!
The blanket from Studio Els van't Klooster looks absolutely plush, I mean even the dog is snuggling up in it! I don't own a dog so I don't know if they usually use blankets, but that dog looks awfully comfy. The graphic print on the blanket in those soft tones... two thumbs up.
Designers Klaas Kuiken and Dieter Volkers' collection of hanging home accessories, including this mirror are true conversation starters. A twist on the ol' mirror, an essential piece in every home.
Masha's photography for Designers:
Studio Els van't Klooster
New Found Treasures
And her food photography for : Chef Sugar Hill
.. Masha Bakker
Monday, 2 December 2013 by Irene Hoofs
From desks to the designs you see here, we believe you guys share our love for Kellie's (aka Buisjes en Beugels +++ ) design aesthetic. Her NEW homewares are off the beaten path and truly a breath of fresh air.
Right off our recent post on chopping boards, we have to say Kellie's design is definitely out of the box. The graphic lines and shapes of the chopping boards make them pieces of kitchen art!
Kellie originally started out designing kids fashion, with her two children as her muses and little models but with her origins in product design, it was a matter of time she came back to her roots! Along with her other award winning designs (In 2009 she designed INSEKT desk, in 2011 it was ready to be launched on the international market and in 2013 it became the IMM Interior Innovation Award Winner!), Buisjes En Beugels +++ webshop also hosts a number of guests labels.
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 by Irene Hoofs
A few weeks ago Histor organized a competition in the Netherlands,called 101Karakters, for people to submit their ideas of how they would customize a specially designed cabinet by Piet Hein Eek. 2000 People submitted their designs, and 101 of those submissions were chosen and invited to Piet Hein Eek's workshop to actually get their hands dirty and create their designs.
What an amazing opportunity!
I love the concept behind this and the fact that you are able to express your own design aesthetic, what ever it may be.
Of the 101 designs that were chosen, we have picked one by Maaike from My Deer, that caught our attention! After spotting this instagram mommy previously, we had noticed her snap of her custom design on her feed. Don't you agree her design is beautiful? And the pictures of the cabinet and space look fantastic.
We already have some ideas how we would design our cabinet if we had the chance. Plus, it would have looked great in our new studio space in the new year. (How is it already coming to the end of 2013?!)
Two last images are from the 101Karakters FB page and Moodkids.
One other favorite of Bloesem is the cabinet by Beeldsteil.
.. My Deer
Monday, 4 November 2013 by Irene Hoofs
The last time we looked at Kristie van Noort's works we were captivated by the beautiful range and pigments of her ceramics.
This time round her porcelain and ash wood sidetables are treated with the same pigments and processes as the ceramics and my, oh my, what a wonderful outcome!
If you, like us, had already fallen for the ceramics the first time around, then you should share our excitement for these sidetables. What's different from the other dipped colored furniture that we see so much is that the color is not painted on, and this way, it creates this natural texture and look of the pigments. Truly enthralling.
Also, the color combinations she uses for both the table and ceramics are perfection! two thumbs up!
.. Kristie van Noort
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 by Irene Hoofs
Do you remember the post 'Get Your Kicks on' ... well today Anke and Kim are showing us this housetour shot in the interesting home of Dutch designer, Annebet Philips. Not only does A have the most quaint home, her works fit right into that space. We love how her designs have literally found their homes, in her home!
As a Delft University of Technology student a few years ago, Annebet took the time to pursue her own design projects and set up her studio in 2012. Her works are recognizable by their bold shapes and graphic features like the outlines on her My couch, my canvas. Another one of my favorite works of hers is the Knotted lamp!
Firstly, it is so unusual it wouldn't strike you that it was a lamp at first glance. Also, its exaggerated size gives me a sense of fantasy and imagination.
Annebet has shown us how her works have come alive in her home. The red and black accents in her pieces create a visual 'pop' in the space. They remind me of something out of an illustration, the graphic effect and the lines in her designs look like they have been drawn into the space itself. Simple yet eye-catching and wonderfully captured by the ladies from Get Your Kicks On!