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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Bblack and white art, I can’t seem to get enough of it. And since my last post on this subject, which you can read here, I have found so many more beautiful examples which I just had to share with you. But this time it’s not about the black and white art gallery wall. Today it’s about large single pieces. This color palette will work in any interior.

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Tthe Diamond Chair, also known as the Bertoia Chair, was one of the important innovations in furniture design during the 1950’s. It was designed by American artist Harry Bertoia, born in Italy in 1915. At age 15 he emigrated with his brother from Italy to Detroit. He enrolled in the Cass Technical High School where he studied art and design.

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Vvladimir Kagan is the designer of many enduring pieces of Mid Century furniture and he is still going strong today. I came to know him through his iconic Serpentine sofa and I fell in love instantly, such an elegant and timeless design. But the velvet Erica chaise above also took my breath away, so seductive and glamorous.

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