I need to share this stunning home from the Mandelbaum’s in the Berkshires (USA) which I found in my mailbox today.
I think they did a fantastic job by building this modern house on a former campground but which fits right in with the local aesthetic.
The mix of materials they used is quite modern but also very basic: steel, cement and wood and because of this combination the house gets a soft industrial look.
I think the best part of the house is the skeleton, which is outlined inside in reclaimed wood. It gives a really amazing effect on the stairs and the floors.
Spending your weekend on a campground is not that bad!
I remember when I was little, playing with my brother, on a cloudy vacation day like this, the Jenga game: pick wooden blocks out of the Jenga tower…but be careful: don’t let him fall over.
The Irish company ‘the boys and girlz’ have been extremely creative with the Jenga game, they made an XL version for their office…a very special one!
Image:Liam Murphy / Boysandgirls
I really think such a working space is a guarantee for happiness at work!
What do you get when you count together : photographer + Sweden + interior?
The answer is : Stellan Herner.
I was very happy that I came across his work last week when I was searching for some sturdy kitchen interior pictures for a customer of mine. I think his style is amazing.This serie of photographs he made for (off course) Elle Sweden.
See for yourself.
I am sure I will post more work from him later on!
100% love for this 18th century Casa Olivi country home in the heart of Marches in Italy!
The farm is renovated completely by the owners with help from the Swiss architects Markus Wespi and Jerom de Meuron.
I really like every combination which is made in this great holiday home: rough and streamlined walls, modern and traditional elements, luxury and simplicity furniture and kitchen.
The villa is decorated with design furniture from i.a. Cassina, Vitra and Philippe Stark! The villa can be rented……..
One of our most impressive places were we have been is Marrakech. It was so different than everything else we had seen so far. This was not only caused by the very special environment and the other culture, but also the smellings. Especially the smell of spices and herbs at the souk in the old town from Marrakech was so particular! A lot of creative people are inspired by Marrakech and its colorful souks.
I also found some food stylists who have photographed very nice pictures with spices and herbs.
I think you can smell the flavor through the pictures! Do you?
25 years ago when we bought our first house there was one thing I really disliked about it: the brick wall in the living room.
As fast as I could I painted the entire wall white. Now, 25 years and 2 houses later, I really would like to have such a cozy element in our house. For exemple in the living room our the bedroom I think such a wall can create someting very special. Especially the brick walls that are slightly weathered, give a great effect for a tough and industrial interior.
It really struck me last week just how many of my blogging friends (and myself) enjoy working with words and expressions that say more than photographs and pictures could ever do. I noticed for myself it even works as a kind of mindfullness when I read some blogs with pictures with striking words in it, even if it are 2-3 words. They give me a certain feeling which almost comes naturally over me.
Yes, indeed the name of my blog is based on the most powerful expression that I know and what I try to emulate. (and really everyone should do)
This above, I know, sounds all very seriously but I want to give you something of this stuff every week, in the form of words or images with text.
Do whatever you want with it, but I’m quite sure ’a feeling’ happens almost naturally!
And as an interior designer, this is my favorite one for your own living!
Wishing you a relaxing and fun weekend where ever you are!
I discovered the great weekend bags from Ali Lamu some months ago and I know for sure I will take it with me next summer holiday!
The story of a Kenian fisherman Ali Lamu and the French photographer Daniela Bateleur is like a fairytale!
They met in 2008 in Kenia, get married and got their own business, making bags out of old Indian dhow sail.
Now they have their own studio filled with artwork and bags created by two dozen fishermen. Each Ali Lamu is made by hand and unique.