A HOME TO CONNECT

What is the difference between a house and a home? A space and a room? What makes a random area in your house a sanctuary you want to escape to?

At the Milan Design Week we literally kept walking into a new trend that opened our eyes. It is a theme that is all about how connecting with people is more important then ever. ‘Everything is connected’ was not only the title of Jotun‘s design exhibition, we also felt this proposition at brands like IKEA, Carl Hansen and Son, Vitra and many more.

Outside the walls of our home we are constantly connected to the world by social encounters via our numerous devices. With an overload of data we come home in the evenings with our brains still working overtime.
Yet creative ideas are mostly born by connecting with others, talking, discussing, brainstorming and laughing. And that is why our home, like never before, ideally is a place to disconnect the devices and connect with each other.

We feel that a house could be anyones, a home tells a story. Your story. It reflects our personality and is the space where memories are made. The furniture around you should make you happy and can change according to the phase of life that you are in. To us, changing our interior always brings in good vibes and new ideas.
Converting spaces to rooms in your home means bringing in furniture that allows you to connect. Sitting across each other is more inviting then sitting next to each other.  Make your kitchen tables larger, your TV sofa’s smaller…

As true Instagram and wifi addicts, we understand that turning off completely is mere to impossible and not something we desire. Yet we love the trend of creating a home around you that makes you want to talk to each other, share ideas and just be. Because slowing down is sometimes the best way to speed up.

Top photo: Vitra at Il Salone  | Photo 1. Thonet at Il Salone  | Photo 2.IKEA at the IKEA Festival | Photo 3. Fritz Hotel by Fritz Hansen | Photo 4. Carl Hansen and Son at Il Salone 

 

 

COLLABORATIVE SHOOT: COTTON CANDY SKIES

Organising a collaborative shoot requires time and creativity. Of the first one we have too little, of the second one too much. Yet we managed to clear our agendas to try and create a setting that is original, inventive and inspirational. With no boundaries, no restrictions, ourselves as our client, a beautiful collection of small business brands and an empty garage as our studio, our imagination was set free.

With an eight year old girl in mind, we went though our wish list of brands that we wanted to work with. Some of them new, some of them golden oldies. The fun is pulling it all out, to set up something that works together.

We started with a bold blue base that we were introduced to during the Milan Design Week. Jotun’s  Blue River is a very fresh new color that is so versatile that it can be used for girls just as easy as for boys. We couldn’t wait to work with a color that had just walked off the catwalk.

Another big trend that is going on right now for walls and floors in Terrazzo. In Milan we came across it at brands like Normann Copenhagen and were determined to work with this. A monochrome touch can freshen things up and it obviously goes with anything.

To add a bit of that boho feel to our set, we brought in the ratan Bayron Bay Day Bed.  This versatile lounger would be perfect for a young girl to sleep in, giving her a funky yet very cozy piece of furniture. Finish this off with a monochrome sheet by Kate & Kate Home, fun stripy cushions from Noe & Zoe and some pastels by Mikanu and you are done! Don’t you love the pears? A beautiful new find on Instagram. We are certain that we will see more of those popping up. And we could not help bringing in an oldie but goodie from Lucky Boy Sunday.

Our general belief is that a girls room does not have to be pink yet the soft blush velvet Birdie by Hulsta Now! is the perfect touch to touch. It can be used as a stool or bedside table and is the perfect accessory for this space.
As you can never have enough velvet, we added two gorgeous blue floor cushions by Little Connoisseur to also show how well different shades of blue work together.

On Instagram we came across the Lappalainen mobile. We just instantly fell for the delicate metallic design and thought it would look fantastic in our set. And we were right. Both color and material wise this item brings together the different elements in the room.

The flying pigs fabric wall stickers by Sian Zeng had been on our wish list for a long time. They star next to Azul by Aro For Kids, a beauty you might have seen in our work before. Sometimes you need not more then something small on the wall to funk things up.   

To finish off our Cotton Candy Skies we needed some… cotton candy. Pops of soft color bring the set to life. Our imaginative eight year old girl is jumping on the bed and the child within us is joining her. Projects like these with partners like these make us hungry for more. So if you want to work together with us, get in touch. We would love to hear from you.

 

 

 

 

EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED

We are excited to be back at the most spectacular show of the season. The Milan Design Week so far has been impressive and fun.

This year we are happy to see Jotun back in the Ventura Lambrate design district. Curated by Katrin Greiling the exposition ‘Everything is connected’ brings together talents of the Norwegian design and craft scene to tell the story of the country’s creative presence. This all against the backdrop of Jotun’s newest colors that will set the trend for this year. Norwegian Wood, Blue River and Nordic Breeze have been exclusively designed for Milan Design Week.

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SHAKE IT LIKE A SNOW GLOBE

Every now and then we want to take the house and shake it like a snow globe. When it is time for a change, we wil start shaking and hope that everything falls into a nice place. We get very exited about change and often take the opportunity to see how we can welcome in a new season or vibe by shopping in every room of the house. 

Playing around with furniture and accessories will often let you realize how multi functional most items are and therefore allow you to style them in various ways. 

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