Aan outdoor fireplace is such a great thing for little pyromaniacs such as yours truly. I love building big fires, a thing I indulged in a lot when I was still living in South Africa. Although we did have central floorheating in the house, I preferred to wake up the house by building a fire first thing in the morning.

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Tthe Acapulco chair (also known as the Cancun chair of the Lebasa chair) has been a clear example of traditional Mexican design for years and has been around since the 1950’s. It originates from Acapulco in Mexico, the jet-set beach resort and “place to be” for the rich and famous during the 1950’s and 60’s such as Richard Burton, Liz Taylor and Elvis Presley.

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Aarabian Style Interiors make me long even more for those swelteringly hot summer days (and nights!). The ornamental and colorful characteristics are something completely different from the bare, monochrome Scandinavian and Mid Century styles that I like so much too. Oh well, I guess it is just proof that there’s more to a person’s taste and preferences than one can tell at first sight.

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Dde Tandwielenfabriek (the GearWheelFactory) is a project-development by Buro Amsterdam. It is an old factory, right in the middle of the old city-centre of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Buro Amsterdam has created 12 appartments with an über-cool industrial loft vibe. Double-volume ceilings with lots of glass filling the spaces with abundant daylight. Outside terraces on the ground and upper floors for a relaxed lifestyle with summer bbq’s and sundowner drinks.

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Nnorman Cherner is the mastermind behind those elegant and shapely chairs made of curved plywood, also known as the Cherner Chairs (and not to be confused with the similar Pretzel Chairs by George Nelson). The Cherner Chair was originally launched in 1958 by US company Plycraft and stayed in production until 1970.

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Cclassic blue, or True Blue is one of the Top Ten colors selected by Pantone for 2015. The name says it all: it is a classic that will come back again and again. This color reminds me of those true blue summer skies and the mediterranean sea. You can find it in Chinese tableware, Dutch Delfts Blauw porcelain and of course denim jeans.

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Hholiday homes inspiration, that’s what I need right now. I’m still recovering from a late late Saturday night of dancing at our local club, the North Sea Jazz Club in Amsterdam (which I can greatly recommend whenever you are spending some time in our little Dutch city).

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Summer Swimmingpool

Wwhen I think of summer, the first thing that springs to my mind  is a swimmingpool. In particular, I remember the swimmingpool at our home in South Africa. Located in the courtyard of the house, it was only a few steps from my warm bed to the cool, refreshing poolwater.

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Mid Century Modern

Mmid Century Modern is what I want to talk about today. Wow, I cannot believe it has been such a long time since my last post, more than a month has passed. The reason for this lacuna is a huge amount of visualisation work I have done for a project developer. For which I did the digital interior design as well.

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