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Windworks furniture by Merel Karhof

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By setting up a small factory at the historic side of the Zaanse Schans, in the province of North Holland, Merel Karhof was able to use only WIND to make this incredible collection furniture. One sawmill for cutting the wood and another mill that ground the minerals for the paint with which she dyed wool upholstery fabric produced through her own wind-powered knitting machine. An amazing story. Last week she gave an online interview at the New York Times. I enjoyed reading it. 

Now I need to know where I can buy one of these stools, the bench or just a tiny stool :) They are all very welcome in my home.

Merel Karhof is a 34-year-old Dutch designer who lives in London and  studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven in  NL and at the Royal College of Art in London. And it was here that she did her firsta big research about wind... the rest is history!

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images via designboom 

 

.. Merel Karhof 

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Monday's quick start: Mirage by L&G

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Not often do I open newsletters ... just too many arrive in my inbox but the glass table above caught my eye and I immediately recognised the Ladies & Gentlemen studio signature. Their new collection called Mirage is again truly beautiful and very now. Mirage is inspired by a kaleidoscope with it's principle of multiple reflection. 

Dylan Davis and Jane Lee are Ladies & Gentleman and meeting Jane last year made me want to foolow what this talented couple is doing.  

A bit of site searching brought me to Sight Unseen and apartment theraphy where Jane and Dylan recently shared their home. I love the living room and it reminds me so much of the living room from design heroes Ray and Charles Eames ... how lucky are they to have found this vintage Florence Knoll sofa.

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.. Ladies & Gentlemen studio

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Hayon Studios it is!

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A BIG YEAHHH for Hayon Studios and their 3 latest designs ... (you know superstar Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon, who is younger than me!)

Gardenia ... a collection of furniture and pots for the garden

The Catch chair for Danish brand & Tradition ... beautifully organically shaped and inspired by 'curves'

and 'Ro' for another Danish brand Fritz Hansen ... where 'Ro' means tranquillity in Danish. I read on the site that the name 'Ro' was chosen because it captures the point of the chair in just two letters, thus reflecting the Nordic approach and concept of beauty... nice we like that!

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.. Hayon Studios

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010-020 in Milan

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If you are going to the Milan Furniture Fair this year make sure you stop by 010-020 at Via Ventura 3

Seven young design studios that have one thing in common: they call The Netherlands their home. 

For Dutch people it is very clear what the numbers 010 - 020 stand for ... let me help me you a bit... area-codes! 010= Rotterdam and 020= Amsterdam ...

The yellow chair above is by studio WM and below you see pipin hallway by Phil Proctor and the third image is Woodstock by Jeroen van Leur

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Moe chairs by The Bureau from Singapore

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{Moe chairs by The Bureau}

Last year when Marjon I worked on a city guide of Singapore for Anthology magazine and while looking for a little shop called Nana & Bird we bumped into the guys from The Bureau. It was their funky office that caught our attention at first but soon when we started chatting we learned more about their collection Moe chairs...

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... I'm happy apartment theraphy is helping me out today with some background info on the Moe chair: "That quote, from Kai Yeo of The Bureau, nicely sums up this latest project called the Moe Chair. The Moe Chair is the old-style school chair that used to be found in every Singaporean classroom, a visual touchstone for anyone who has been through the local school system here. The Bureau's 6-piece version on this chair is homage to the old yet has created something entirely new and still very functional."

So very spontaneously we created a mini photo-shoot and see here the result... At the time the chairs were not in full production yet... and I'm not sure if they are available via any shops at the moment... best advice I can give send these wonderful guys an email ... I'm sure you will enjoy meeting them as much as we did!                    

ps. just spoke to Kai from The Bureau and he told me they have stock available!

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All images by Dutch photographer Marjon Hoogervorst aka Vorstin  : Series for Sale

 

..The Bureau is Singapore-based graphic design firm.

 


 

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Kellie Smits

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I am a huge fan of my Kellie Smits, founder and owner of funky online shop Buisjes En Beugels +++.

She is not only a webshop owner, she is also super talented and a very creative person, a lady with style!

First she started her own fashion line for kids and about a year ago she launched her first furniture piece. The insekt desk in green is simply beautiful. I am proud she is a sponsor of Bloesem.

Below a glimpse of The Growing Table and pillow by Ana Ventura and 'I feel green'. 

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