27 February, 2013

Masculine vs feminine: contrasts and foggy greys

What defines these spaces? Sophisticated, muted tones and heavy blacks. Perfect balance between the softness and the roughness of all surfaces. Masculine!

photography: Matthew Millman, via: The New York Times

26 February, 2013

A-Collection by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Great set of tables, benches and stackable chairs designed to furnish the Faculty of Humanities at University of Copenhagen. Created by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec design studio for Danish furniture manufacturer Hay.

'With this new collection it was our ambition to resume an old scandinavian tradition targeting specific architecture and specific needs in designing new furniture... 
In our proposal for the new range of educational furniture, we have attempted to create furniture which in form and identity has a clear dating in our age and which in a compelling manner uncovers the functional needs of a university in 2012.'

 via: designboom

21 February, 2013

Minimalism in black and white

 ...and some rock'n'roll details. Park St Residence in Melbourne, designed by Australian interior design studio of Paul Hecker and Hamish Guthrie.


photos: Shannon McGrath

20 February, 2013

Colour code: scandinavian winter

Frosty whites, deep blacks, raw wood and a splash of red...  excellent editorial work of Camilla Tange Peylecke, a Danish stylist and an interior design consultant. Her blog is a great source of inspiration, so don't forget to visit! Here - just a few photos from the beautiful home of Louise Simony, an artist and an illustrator. More? See the latest issue of Bolig Liv.

photos: Peter Kragballe

11 February, 2013

'Halo' Candlesticks

... from Lindsey Adelman Studio. In brass. Just beautiful.

10 February, 2013

Lotta Agaton: visiting an interior stylist

Simple yet so refined: airy scandinavian whites, contrasting blacks, subtle wooden tones, rich, welcoming greens. And the kitchen... divine! Once more the non-obvious obvious comes to my mind - that designing is actually more about substracting than adding.

styling: Lotta Agaton , photography: Pia Ulin

via: emmas designblogg

08 February, 2013

Splinter Collection by Nendo

Some haiku poetry... New furniture collection from Japanese studio Nendo, designed for Conde House, a manufacturer based in Japan’s famous wooden furniture region - Asahikawa.


photos: Yoneo Kawabe, more designs by Nendo here and here

07 February, 2013

Mid-Century modern in Paris

Montmartre. Yes: Montmartre! Stylish apartment of Caroline Wiart, an interior decorator and her husband Patrice Galiana, a collector. The couple share a passion for Mid-Century modern design and art - literally each piece of furniture in their home is a part of design history.

photos: Case Da Abitare, via: MidCenturyHome

06 February, 2013

Colour code: gold...white...grey

Designed by French decorator Jean-Louis Deniot in his own Paris apartment. Bold. Crazy? Crazy bold?

photo: ad magazine, via: design crisis

05 February, 2013

String shelves: copper

Classic scandinavian design revamped. Except copper, which is my favourite, two other new colours of the "Pocket" line are available now: raw and ash-white. Perfect for vintage-style kitchens!

Shelf system String was created by Swedish architect Nils "Nisse" Strinning and his wife, designer Kajsa Strinning for a contest initiated by Bonnier public library in 1949. Their project won - it was modular, functional, affordable, easy to transport and assemble. Since then String shelves have become a contemporary classic - timless scandinavian design.


04 February, 2013

Authentic Swedish cottage

The main idea behind the renovation of this cosy cottage could be defined as an encounter between the old and the new - a blend of modern design, folk and oriental influences. The effect of authenticity has been achieved by using only pure materials such as wood, concrete, plaster and stone.

via: Lantliv, photography: Klas Sjöberg

03 February, 2013

Stitches kitchenware by Gry Fager

I am always amazed how intriguing concepts emerge at the border between contras. Just like the one I discovered recently: absolutely modern design inspired by tradition - beautiful line of ceramics named “Stitches” - by Danish designer Gry Fager. 


read more about Gry Fager here

01 February, 2013

My perfect nursery

Cosy, modern nursery styled by the creative team from Sissy+Marley, a New York City-based boutique baby planner and concierge service. The room is full of light, all the tones muted, subtle and natural. The space well thought out, organized with tasteful and practical details. Unquestionably: scandinavian style inspiration. I love the animal theme with cute giraffes!

... and take a look at the brilliant, convertible 'Sleepi' bed from Norwegian brand Stokke. Designed to grow with a child, it can be used from birth to approximately 10 years. Clever design!

via: Sissy+Marley, photography: Marco Ricca