Monday, October 28, 2013

mini report: dutch design week '13

objects and bracelet by Ingrid Hulskamp

lighting by Arnout Meijer
new lamps and tallow candles by Ontwerpduo
and this is their mini tallow-candle factory
red by rENs

aqua vitae flowers by Nienke Sybrandy

Sunday, October 20, 2013

dutch design week 2013

Like last year - you remember my wall with 1000 paper Circles? - I am attending the DDW in Eindhoven in an exhibition called Dutch Design Freak this week. It is held again in the ART Hotel Eindhoven, in the very center of the event, next to grand café Usine.

Building up cost us only a few hours this time so I had time to meet some of my direct neighbours:
Liza Witte with her amazing and delicate perfume bottles made out of soap. She developed the fragrances as well: combinations of fig/thyme and cedarwood, or basil, rose and green tea... I absolutely love the idea, the look and the smell of her Silhouette Collection. Next to that I find Liza one of the most sympathetic perfectionists I ever met.
Isabel Quiroga shows vases, candle holders and these Back to Basic Lamps. When I saw them I immediately went back to my childhood, when I liked playing 'office'.
Next to Isabel's lamps you can see some necklaces by Jantje Fleischhut. Allthough she loves working with plastic materials her jewellery has a certain 'chic'.

I won't be on the exhibition myself this week since I don't have any spare time at the moment. Next week on Sunday (last day of DDW) I'll be in Eindhoven though. I am really looking forward to see new ideas, to feel the inspiration and to meet my friends and collegues!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

NEW: a gold speckled fairy forest


Forest – pop-up tree cards

Here they are! My initial plan was doing a little restyling of an older product (Little Tree) and I came up with a completely new, fresh design, which took me 14 days more than the planned 3 days! Somehow I always do it the hard way...

Forest is a mini fairy tale forest full of gold speckled pop-up trees. Each package contains 10 different pocket-sized trees. The trees are pre-punched and can be folded upright.

As usual, also Forest can serve several purposes! Use them as an invitation for your party, a just because card for a friend, as a special gift tag or a place card for a dinner.

The Forest-trees are not only giveaways; keep them for your own use as well as they are a beautiful and fine accessory for your own home...

1 set of 10 different mini-tree cards, rrp € 8,95

Do you like the designs, the fairy speckles, the gold, the greyish green colours? Please don't hesitate to share your enthusiasm: I would be most happy if you would show my new Forest to your online (blog/twitter/pinterest/fb) friends!

High res photo's can be downloaded here. Thanks!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

gold mine

Fog & Morup lamp DEcirculo, pendant hanger Sewasong
Gilded leaves idea from Inspired, gold leaf glasses found at Brit
Designing my latest paper product - which I will show you later this week - I noticed that everything in me was focussed on gold and shiny things. I think it was just to find a counterbalance to the always mat and 'dry' material that paper is.
I saw to it not to overdo it in my new design, and I won't turn my home into some luxurious looking Wallpaper-like interior with golden walls. I will just stick to a small golden detail, a speckle here and there, enough to let my home sparkle a little.