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Travel report: Barcelona


I have said this before, Barcelona is (together with Rome) my  favorite city in Europe and when Dutch native  Lisette van de Graaf from cute suite offered to write a report for us and share her favorite spots I was thrilled. Lisette has been living in Barcelone for more than 7 years ! I hope one day my family and I can join here :)

The guided tour Lisette is taking us on is a fantatstic city report you can bring whenever visiting Barcelona.

Lisette reporting from Barcelona... click here.



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New from snug. songbirds mobile


When Berit and Kerstin from snug studio send me an email about their new product: the songbirds mobile I knew imedeatly i wanted to start this week with showing you... the mobile is so sweet, but not too sweet, simple and fresh looking that I really love it. The little birds are all handmade from two coloured layers of wood and it is available right here in their dawanda shop.


snug. was founded 2010 by Kerstin Reileman, interiordesigner and Berit Luedecke, architect. In their small studio in Hannover, Germany they create new design-products inspired by  their own childhood memories. This is the greatest source of inspiration for them.

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Among jewellery and home products they recently developping more and more products for children like the snug.zoo breadboards or current the snug.songbirds mobile all made with natural materials such as wood and ceramic.


.. snug. website
.. snug. blog



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some things I liked this week...


these ceramic plates from Dutch artist and graphic designer Celinda Versluis ...


these kitchen towels by erika tubbin available at nordicblends found via Langius...


the work by Caroline Swift found via April and May...             Read More >>>>


these free downloads over at the 101-woonideen blog, the patterns are by Dutch designer Margo Slingerland.


Wish you all a wonderful weekend! I will be spending mine at this beach and resort, what are your plans?

xoxo irene




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Art in the Home of Leah Duncan...


Art in the home of Leah Duncan

A: Art means to me…sharing a little piece of myself with the world.

R: Reading books / blogs / magazines ... keeps me connected to other artists and designers, provides a different perspective, and allows me time to absorb the always inspiring and supportive community around me


{image above : print by ana raimundo}

T: Trends I see in art or graphic design are… geometric shapes, linework, hand-drawn aesthetics - all of which i use in my own work.


{buffalo and bird by Small Adventure

A: Artists I admire are... artists who have the courage to make a living doing what they love. 

Flower Bloesemshoes Leahduncan Fabrics Leaves Studiodoor


N: Never will I ... be discouraged.


D: Dreams for my own work are about... growth. 


P: Projects I'm currently working on are... preparing to debut my first collection of surface patterns at Surtex NY.

R: Relaxing I do at / when / if... walks with my dog, yoga, a jog on austin's hike and bike trails, a glass wine, on my bike, a lunch out with friends.


I: Interesting art-places online are... an artist's personal blog is always my favorite read - getting to know the person behind the work.

N: New in my home is... blossoms from an early Spring.


T: Tomorrow I like to... go for a hike with the dog and husband in tow, sip some coffee on my back porch.

S: Studio, my studio is... a work in progress, a mess, a sanctuary, a place to be who i am today, and become who i will be tomorrow.


..Leah Duncan..

..Leah's online shop..
..Leah's blog..



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Studio Simple


Let's keep it simple today, not too much text by me, but just images from beautiful designed objects by Studio Simple... 


Studio Simple is run the by Ann Vereecken (1971) and Jeroen Worst (1974). Ann studied Graphic Design at the Royal Academie of Art in Ghent. Jeroen studied Industrial Design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam.

Kapstok Potjes



Studio Simple stands for objects/projects who have a clear relation with simplicity and time, local production and resources; hence a combination of what can be found nearby and something new, focusing on design footprint awareness. 


All images were taken by Ruben Accou for Studio Simple.

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Jen Ray


I just discovered the work by Jen Ray via this blog lelelerele and just like Lele ... i think these polymer clay little ieni-mini's are super cute... but perhaps more important I really love the artwork by Jen Ray. You do too?


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