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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THE MARBLE TREND

The marble trend is seen everywhere right now, and not just the stone material itself. There is a lot of marbling going on, in fabrics, wallpapers, rugs etc. Even in watertaps, as you can read in my previous post on the Watermark Collection. The name Marble is derived from the Greek “Marmareos”, which means glistening.

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Ii came across the Watermark Collection this morning whilst browsing the net. And wow, did I find something special, I just had to share it right away. This Brooklyn company creates the most beautiful and unusual watertaps. The company was established in 1976 by Herman Abel. He had a passion for metal finishes and invented a secret formula that he applied to his watertaps.

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Bedside tables

Ii am sharing some bedside tables inspiration today. And I am not talking about those traditional nightstands, the mini-cabinets with 2 or 3 drawers. Although practical (you can hide lots of stuff in those drawers) they are not exactly original, are they?

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Ii am starting a new Category today: Cool Places. Every so often stories of new restaurants or clubs enter my mailbox. This was the case again today, and I just have to share this Milan restaurant with you: Carlo e Camilla Restaurant. It’s like few other restaurants you have ever seen. Located in an abandoned 1930’s Milan sawmill, it is owned and re-designed by art-director Tanja Solci.

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