Portrait Haarlem Café & Concept store in Haarlem, Amsterdam. Inside the shop you will find a combination of fashion, coffee, home accessories and beauty. Portrait is a breeding ground for local entrepreneurship's, fashion and experience come together. The interior style is breath taking and we love it! Wouldn't mind spending an afternoon here ourselves.
In this month’s blog we are ‘On The Pines’, facing Long Island’s South Shore. Horace Gifford’s 1965 glass and cedar clad house connects four pavilions by an open air living space. It was designed to capture and showcase the sandy beaches of this special place; Fantasy Island, a mere two hours away from bustling New York. Not sure about you but we would love to wake up here every morning!
Three times a year The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair pops up in Battersea, as one of our favourite shows to visit we can't wait until the the doors open to the public on the 19th January. The show runs until Sunday 24th and it's a one stop shop for beautiful antiques and accessories. Full of inspiration and stunning pieces it really is a must visit!
We will be heading over later this week for a browse and will upload a few snapshots soon!
Charles & Ray Eames are among the most influential designers of the 20th century. The husband and wife duo produced an array of pioneering designs throughout their time and moved fluidly between the fields of photography, film, architecture and product design. The exhibition itself highlights the vast body of work the couple created as well as personal letters and drawings that give a real insight into the minds of this illustrious design team. The exhibition is housed at the Barbican and closes on the 14th February, it's well worth a visit so make sure you visit before it's gone!
Located just outside of Minsk in Belarus this stunning apartment really showcases the beauty of design influencing a space. The designers in question are a local studio called NORDES, the brief for the project was to create a space that would not date and be practical for a family of four which NORDES has described as "invisible design". With inspiration and pieces from mid-century design as well as a more modern approach to the lighting the stylistic time-frame evident within this project is vast, proving that noteworthy design pieces from every era can be considered timeless. Absolutely love the use of the timber block as a breakfast bar! What a beautiful place to live.
Completely head over heels with this stunning vanity by Giordano Chiesa, originally produced for the furniture of the Hotel Royal in Naples in 1955 the pear wood frame with brass detailing is a real show stopper. Yes please Santa!
This week we decided to keep things current and browse the latest issue of WOI giving us lots of inspiration for the New Year. For the chair lovers among us the Rock Solid article showcases some stunning designs, a few of which we have ambitiously added to our Christmas Lists. The New Wavy swatches are great inspiration for texture and colour palettes coming into 2016. Leaving the best until last The House That Yu Built highlights the home/studio space that clay artist Yu Kobayashi has constructed for herself using found objects and jetsam gleaned from a local beach. Another fabulous issue from WOI!
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One of our favourite books is Modern Furniture. It brings you the most influential and innovating designs in from the past 150 years, beginning with latest designs from 2011 and working its way back through the decades. Here we’ve picked a few pieces which we find inspiring, hope you enjoy!
American sculptor Alexander Calder was a radical figure who pioneered kinetic sculpture, bringing movement to static objects. This stunning new exhibition showcased at the Tate reveals how motion, performance and theatricality underpinned his practice. Our favourite pieces were the faces! Definitely worth a visit!