Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Monastery in Antwerp

Gallery owner Veerle Wenes works and lives in this former convent. And, although the whole building has been renovated beautifully, for me the highlight is the bathroom!

This is so beautiful!
                                                                                                                                                      Source: Elle Decor Italia

A foggy afternoon

Could you PLEASE get that camera out of my face...?

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Icelandic dream

Over time I have found out there is something about Icelandic interiors that speaks to me. It is Scandinavian, no doubt, but a bit more contemporary perhaps. And art seems to play an important role in a lot of the homes I have seen and read about.
Like in this house outside of Reykjavik, built in 2003 and situated in the middle of the rugged Icelandic nature.

                                                                     Source: Interiør Magasinet

View over Kalo bay

I love the clean lines in this house. And the enormous amount of cupboard space.

                                                                                                                                                 Source: Bo Bedre

Sunday, February 26, 2012

A sunday afternoon's work

I have been planning to do this project for a while: making a big rasterized poster of a photograph.

I found a photograph I liked for my living room and downloaded the free software Rasterbator. After unpacking the downloaded zip-file, the software is ready to use and comes with a readme file with some explanation.

When starting the program, you can choose your language, image, paper size and number of tiles. It will also show you how large your poster will become at that point.
As it turned out, to get not just some random dots on a sheet of paper, I had to set the dot size to 1mm. This  makes the software very sluggish, but the output will be better.
And don't forget to select the option Multi Color at step 4! (Unless you want a black and white image of course.)
After Rasterbator does it's thing, you will have a pdf-file you can print.
Last tip: get some extra printer cartridges and paper as these things tend to go wrong first time round and the prints use a lot of ink.

I decided to keep some space between the prints to accent the tile character.

All in all, I like the result!

Renovation in Sao Paulo

Originally built by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, this Sao Paulo home has lost nothing of it's modern feel 50 years later. It was opened up and renovated by architects Felipe Hess and Renata Pedrosa who changed it from a 3 bedroom apartment to a spacious loft.
Due to the use of wood and personal items it is a home instead of a cold concrete box.

                                                                                                                                              Source: Yatzer

Saturday, February 25, 2012

An Italian in France...

.. with a Nordic interior.
This is a real example of the melting pot, all be it in interior design. Have a look at the holiday home of Valentina Pilia, an Italian interior designer. She opened up a neglected holiday cottage near the coast of Baie de Somme in northern France.

                                                                                                                                          Source: Elle Decoration UK

Friday, February 24, 2012

Simply white

Have a look at this apartment in the centre of Prato, Italy, which an interior designer designed for himself. Because the apartment is only 50 m2, everything in it is custom made in order to prevent any awkward solutions.

                                                                                         Source: At Casa

Where ever you go

This house proves that you take yourself with you where ever you go. Whether you live in Sweden or in Melbourne, Australia. Carina Enstrom Gibb took her heritage with her when she moved from Sweden to live in Australia in the '90s.

                                                                                                                                                  Source: Habitus magazine

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Okay, I wouldn't wear this to my  mum's birthday, but this is so beautiful!
The collection is made by fashion design students from Colombia in 2010. They used paper mostly, and some non-woven fabrics.

                                                                                                                            Sources: Craftzine and Edge of the Plank
What a labour of love!

They met in Berlin

I like the site Freunde von Freunden (Friends of Friends). It allows you to take a peek in the houses and studios of all kinds of artistic people living in Berlin, Germany. How they live and how they work. What drives them.
From a visual point of view I really like the apartment of Ines Colmorgen and André Wyst.

                                                                                                                                                                    Source: Freunde von Freunden