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With a background as a guitar builder and graphic designer, Co-founder and owner of KBH Københavns Møbelsnedkeri Kim Dolva, build the perfect kitchen and storage facilities in his family home.
KBH Københavns Møbelsnedkeri is a company committed to the craft of making handmade furniture and both the private home and the workshop, studio and showroom pictured above and below, show the beautiful handmade cabinets made by their very skilled and dedicated cabinet makers.
Since the company was founded in 2006 they have designed a collection of new classics and left a strong fingerprint on private homes, shops, offices and restaurants around the world and are constantly on the look to combine the tradition of well crafted design with new, innovative projects.
With the bohemian and seventies retrieval in our interiors we also saw crafts like macramé coming back. I have never been a fan of an urban jungle and the macrame plant hangers aren't my thing at all but I do love to show you more of the work of Milla Novo. Milla Nova brought the art of Macramé into the next century with her impressive macramé wall hangers, while staying close to her Mapuche roots by integrating traditional symbols into many of her large pieces.
Milla Novo designs exclusive wallhangings for high-end interiors, event decoration, window displays, and home decor. All unique hand made pieces of art. It's not even a year ago I first came across her work during an open house at Lolo Loren last Summer when visiting Ibiza. In September she showed her work at ShowUp where her wall hangings were also displayed at the always inspiring trendpodia of Jantine Benschop & Jan Agelinkand six months later I saw her back at Masterly in Milan!
Milla is based in the Netherlands but her roots lie with the indigenous inhabitants of south-central Chile, The ‘Mapuche’ people. She grew up with craft, making macrame bracelets as a kid and learning from her mum.
Her mother who still resides in Chile continues to play an active role in the Mapuche community and practices traditional weaving techniques. She has helped introduce Milla Novo to Mapuche crafts and more specifically the patterns and symbols that have been used for centuries. Milla Novo's work gives her an opportunity to share a small part of Mapuche heritage by integrating these traditional symbols into many of her large macramé wall-hangings.
Over Summer we will visit Belgium to photograph the workspace of Arno de Clerq, I showed his work several times on the blog before and I loved to see some pictures this week showing his work in the shoot by Andy Liffner for Residence Magazine.
This amazing barn is the background for the collection of Perspective Studio and their current Summer residence for the next six weeks. This Summer retreat owned by the nearby located Bakery in the north-east of the island of Gotland is a real dream space with high ceilings and white chalked walls where the selected pieces all stand out perfectly. Definitely worth a visit, find out more at Perspective Studio
Its been a few years ago now, we had ourblogtour team and travelled around Europe. We worked with some amazing brands and furniture fairs for around three years. It was fun and damn! we were good in styling, photographing, partying and reporting all together but I am really glad I can do the same collaborations and even more now with our own w/ Style agency.
Our last tour as the team we were, brought us to Spain! It was the first time I visited Spain and I really loved it and stayed a few days longer cooperating with some hotels in Barcelona and Madrid. I loved both cities and especially Madrid was a real hotpot that Summer, I visited many cool shops and restaurants and today I love you to show another find in the beautiful city of Madrid.
La Vaquería Montañesa is a small restaurant in the Salamanca area not far from Tatel, a restaurant we visited as part of our Cosentino collaboration. How do you like this all white place with concrete floor! The Flos chandelier by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, the furniture from Artek and the pictures of Pablo Zamoracertainly totally set the atmosphere.
Metal and sturdy furniture, a white couch mixid with a few natural elements! This apartment located in Vienna and comes really close to my ideal home as I explained in my Masterplan 2.0, that just like my first plan is taking way longer then foreseen.... but that is okay. Working on my personal home is always a process and takes time and some saving up, not to speak about taking choices in my case, but it is all taking shape in my head.
Meanwhile I think I have found my new favourite interior designer and photographer duo due to my last post of the fabulous Treehouse in Tulum, Mexico, a new country to explore and what a great destination to travel! See yesterday's post here:
Today's apartment is designed and styled by Annabell Kutucu who explains more about it: "The 300sqm apartment is divided in two units with seamless connection through wooden sliding doors. High ceilings and big windows create an overall spacious feel. The bright open-plan living, kitchen and dining space is the center of the apartment where friends come together for long dinners and endless talks. A composition of custom-made interiors, wooden furniture, rough linen and carpets, selected mid-century vintage finds and unique objects complement the general monochrome and understated design concept"
I have no idea why but it can't be a coincidence that all week I come across Mexico! Of course I have enjoying the beautiful pictures of my friend Agata who was on honeymoon in Mexico on Instagram, but there was more, including this beautiful bedroom above... such a serene space. It is one of the bedrooms of theTreehouse, a place to welcome friends and created by a diverse group of designers and artisans from Tulum and abroad.
Tulum Treehouse includes large common areas, several spacious wrap-around terraces, multiple spaces for indoor-outdoor dining, and five bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Rooms are rented separately or the house can be rented as a villa that can accommodate up to 10 people comfortably.
I fell in love with the polished white cement, the locally sourced wooden details and the trees that surround the house. The tranquil rooms are furnished with local textiles and ceramics, Oaxacan rugs, and bespoke furnishings by Meridian artisans or sourced from Mexico City’s weekend antique market.
For every photoshoot we do I love to find beautiful props or get in touch with a designer or brand I got to know during my travels. For bulthaup we recently got to style and photograph one of the b Solitaires, have a look here if you missed it bulthaup b Solitaire at home | w/ Style. We have chosen some raw ceramics from the Merci for Serax line, bamboo from my local store, and for the linen I got in touch with Karin Carlander
I fell in love with her work some time ago and it was so nice to meet her in person during 3 days of Design in Copenhagen. For our styling we got to work with a few items from the TEXTILE No.collection. Karin Carlander; "The name TEXTILE No. has roots in the system of numbers that are widely used to indicate the thickness of the yarn and the number of threads, crucial information for the weaver when planning a textile. Each No. represents a size and comes in a variety of designs. The design may change, but the No. stays the same."
All the textiles in the collection are woven or crocheted of 100% European linen spun from flax naturally grown in France. Below some pictures made in Karin Carlander's workspace just out of Copenhagen.
Some years ago my daughter bought a huge red chair for her room in a second hand shop near our home.... it had fringes and it reminded me of the velvet chairs my aunt had at home. I wasn't a fan of the chair or velvet furniture in general and I am still not a fan of the retro vibe that already several years is going strong her in the Netherlands. Over the years though, with velvet coming back in contemporary sofa's and poufs I kind of developed a love for velvet. Actually I have seen some really beautiful prototypes this week I hope to show you more of soon!
Meanwhile I received an email from NTER, a new Danish brand that will launch their first collection this coming August. The colours black and grey characterizes NTER's style and tone, but colours like blue and red are consciously implemented to support and embrace their differences.
The collection consists of several boxes in velvet and suede in different shapes and sizes for both decoration and storage and in various colours to mix and match. Soft signature cushions, vases upholstered in suede, a small slender pouf and a big voluminous pouf decorated with fine fringes completed by an rigorous cocktail chair in a berry colour reminding me of that chair from years ago!
with a project coming up and another in the pipeline I can't stop looking at kitchens like the one above. It has been a few years now I changed my own kitchen, it was a bit of a budget job then and I am sure if I could do it all over now, I certainly would have a total different kitchen from the one I showed you on the blog over the years. Don't get me wrong I love it, but I am up for something else... already. Do you recognize this? I learned so much more about materials and colours and my taste is certainly more minimalistic and refind then it was seven years ago.
The kitchen above is taken at the new &tradition Residence I visited during 3 days of design. Inside this classic building, overlooking the King's Garden in the heart of Copenhagen, & tradition created a real home, a home like our own where we collect the things we love, objects, designs, furniture and accessories that echo different facets of our personality.
That same spirit you'll find at The Residence where &tradition designed The Home of a Collector. A great home to walk through and where you can experience the brand's universe in a real setting and try out all the furniture in the different rooms. A small boutique, and a cafe with a green courtyard made me never want to leave, luckily there was a party in the evening to experience the home even by night! These are just a few images of the huge showroom.
For the occasion of the World of Coffee festival, taking place in Amsterdam this week, Danish La Cabra Coffee Roasters teamed up with Frama and opened a pop-up coffee bar at the Amsterdam Pijp area In the store next to some great coffee, I had my first ever cup of coffee from Burundi! selected furniture and lighting from the Frama collection and cups by KHWürtz especially made for La Cabra.
World of Coffee is Europe’s largest coffee trade show where thousands of coffee industry buyers and influencers meet within a unique mix of exhibitors, educational opportunities, social events, and the 2018 World Barista Championship. The pop up cafe will be open from till 23rd of June at Quellijnstraat 80