Instead of preparing some posts for you I went to De Kleine Fabriek yesterday ... a big trade fair for everything kids ... and it was such a pleasure meeting Frank Visser from IJM studio... not only was his booth or should I say pop / prop up shop a magical little place showcasing his beautiful colors and paints it was also very nice to be able to chat with him for a little while.
I believe it was a very smart move from the Kleine Fabriek to invite him ... he makes the creative difference at a fair like this.
Did you know that IJM has it's own Paint Collection available for you to order via this website. The site gives you a perfect guidance what color to choose by looking at the inspiration boards. My favorite is JUHU, what about you?
Frank also told me about his second book published at my favorite Belgian publisher called Luster his first 'Dutch architects and their houses' together with Morjam Bleeker was already gorgeous I am sure his second will be a spectacular feast of colors and inspiration.
Enjoy some color inspiration...
.. IJM studio
I am in Amsterdam! And working from our Amsterdam apartment is a true fest ... so let's start with something typical Dutch this morning ...
The Gispen chair ... most Dutch people know what I am talking about and perhaps you do too? But did you know Gispen has a whole assortment of beautiful design pieces. In fact big names like Gerrit Rietveld designed furniture for this brand.
When I saw the images of the 2013 collection over at Studio Aandacht I thought sharing with them today is a good idea.
I totally agree with the 'Homework' section. Nowadays many people enjoy working at home, but forget to treat themselves (like me) with a proper office chair ... I wish I could have one of these too. Must be so much more comfortable when working.
Gispen's website and online shop is right here ...
Yvonne Kone and Line T. Klein are obviously very close friends. Handbag and accessories designer Yvonne and photographer Line visit friends or professional partners together ... Yvonne rummages through their favorite things for an hour while Line captures the atmosphere ...
Inside/2 ... Line and Yvonne captured Amalie Bjarnhof's cozy Copenhagen apartment
... Shop Yvonne Kone
Seeing pictures from Toast, a great online shop going around on the web made me want to search for more Moroccan inspired styling ideas. So many patterns, colors and different kind of materials but it all seems to match perfectly. I am really inspired to bring more accessories like these kind of pillows and throws into my own home too.
And if i were to plan a trip to Morocco I would most definitely include the Peacock Pavilions as one of the must-see or must-stay places ... it is run by Maryam Montague, an American lady living with her family in Marrakech and very well-know becasue of her blog My Marrakech.
She also wrote a wonderful book called Marrakesh by Design ... if you are interested in seeing more gorgeous styled Moroccan homes.
- I'm seeing Flamingo's everywhere and I kinda like it -
And a Flamingo sculpture on the cover of EST magazine issue #7
What do you think ... are we starting to feel some love for this pink lady? I certainly do and to be honest it was the amazing talented textile designer Abigail who convinced me of her beauty. More images below the line...