maandag 24 november 2014

flavourites live 2014


saturday I visited the flavourites live fair at this great industrial location
 the Kromhouthal (a former factory) in Amsterdam

flavourites live is an event where webshops go "offline" and
present themselves in real life and where we can admire their new collections
(just loved the - no maintenance - Pikaplant -2- jars)
 but also a place where we can admire projects (air planting - 7 - ) and follow creative
 workshops and "papierworkshops" under the creative direction of dutch
 interior magazine 101 woonideeen art director Monique van der Vlist 
and it was such fun... 

just loved the amazing and cosy atmosphere and the perfect combination of 
getting inspired by beautiful products, stylingideas, workshops and 
meeting the retailers and other bloggers...

today an impression of some of my some favourites!

zondag 23 november 2014

shoplove - & other stories


 photos elvs

Beautiful white painted brick walls, blond wood, a touch of black, 
marble, lot's of plants,  beautiful photos everywhere and a
 fantastic Scandinavian and  industrial atmosphere

Yesterday I visited the amazing & Others Stories shop that
 recently opened its doors in Amsterdam and it felt like entering
 a candy shop when I was a little girl!! 
& Other Stories is launched in 2013 as a luxury brand of H&M 
Meanwhile, the chain has opened shops in Barcelona, 
Berlin, Copenhagen, London, Milan, Paris and Stockholm.

The shop in Amsterdam consists 650 square meters (two floors) 
where you can find the complete fashion, shoe, bag, jewellery and
 beauty collection of the brand but also clothes of guest designers as
 british Sadie Williams, swedish A-S Dåvik and Lykke Li.

definitely worth a visit if you are in Amsterdam  to create your own 
personal style or story - focusing on the whole look - or to be inspired 
by this amazing store with great attention to detail

find the whole storie here

 ps.   we have a giveaway winner :-) congratulations to...  INGRID -   you are the lucky one!
(please let us know your adress  at 
Thank you so much dear  Jan Skácelík and thank you all for joining and your nice comments!

                                                              Here is your random number:  13 Random Integer Set Generator

donderdag 20 november 2014


To be honest I am a real spring and summer person
but this beautiful norwegian family home made me dream away...

The cosy kitchen with the concrete bench, anchored by a double 
sided fireplace is at the heart of the lodge and you can find
 a second  fireplace in the very inviting livingroom 
with its high pitched ceilings and timber materials

Christmas at this beautiful mountain getaway
 in this popular skiing destination ??
yes please....

see more here 

                                                                                                                                           photos: Søren Harder Nielsen

woensdag 19 november 2014

# on my shelf - Northern Winds

One of my favourite hashtags on instagram is the #onmyshelf one
just love to admire all these beautiful styled shelves
 (or whatever used... tables, cabinets, cupboard)
 but most of all the added personal touch 
gives us the idea getting to know each other a little bit...
and that is what attracts me most!

Because it thought it would be fun to share and to
be inspired by each other's creative ideas
  a little while ago I asked :Would you like to share your #shelf?? 
Allesandra has send me a very spontaneous mail and joined in!

Allesandra is an Italian designer and blogger living in Buenos Aires 
Her blog Northern winds  is all about interior (with a crash on the scandanavian style),
decoration, lifestyle and photography,
 it's the place where she collects all the beautiful images that inspires her creativity

Allesandra wrote me: 

I saw on your blog that you are posting about shelfies and I'd like to
 share mine  with you and your readers. It's nothing special, just a few objects 
that are important  to me these days or that I'm currently using. 

Over an Ikea Besta cabinet found place two drawings from my mother,
 just in front of them there is a little mango plant that I 
reproduced from the nut of a fruit we ate and a  piece of wood 
smoothed by water that my husband found in a lake in Patagonia. 

The Vitra tool box is also here these days, full with pencils, 
rubbers and all I need for my projects, next to it there are a few magazines that I love and
 that need to stand out so I don't  get crazy finding them, 
on their top there is watercolour from  belgian artist Koen Ivens,
 featuring a Roman landscape, and a mate providing the extra energy
 I need to face this frenetic city.

 Finally you can spot an origami book I made a couple of months ago during a boring rainy weekend and on top of it a wool hat, that is actually one of those travellers around the house.

All these objects together are quite representative of my life, 
 there is Italy, there is Argentina, there is my family and 
the one I built, there are my projects... 
 it's  incredible how decoration reveals so much about us!

Ps. Would you like to share your #shelf?? Feel free to join in.. and send me a mail! 

dinsdag 18 november 2014


this news made me smile...

one of my IKEA favourites;  the stunning Hektar lamp,
 designed by Ola Wihlborg 
has come in a warm shade of bronze
what do yo think of this beautiful autumn addition
do you like it or do you prefer the original black version? 
read more about it at livet hemma here

                                                                                                                                  photos: Ragnar Ómarsson

maandag 17 november 2014


 rustic brick walls, concrete floors, original details and 
furniture made of used materials 
just love this amazing space with its warm and industrial atmosphere 

  it's great to start this whole new week
with this stunning workspace 
seen at the always inspiring portfolio of 
photographer Kristofer Johnsson  (made for Residence magazine)
see more here 
and have a happy new week!

vrijdag 14 november 2014

giveaway - ReStyleshop - CLOSED

stylingfun at my home photos elvs

this giveaway is closed!

congratulations to...  INGRID -   you are the lucky one!
(please let us know your adress  at 
Thank you so much dear  Jan Skácelík and thank you all for joining and your nice comments!

Like you all know I really like graphic prints and posters
So when I received a mail from Jan Skácelík,  founder of the blog "design attractor",
with a collaboration proposal to give our readers the possibility
 to win his work it wasn't hard to say Yes!

Do you all know Jan Skácelík?
Jan is a very talented graphic designer, photographer and composer
 from the Czech Republic who runs an etsy shop.
 He opened his ReStyle shop around 2010 where he introduced
 original designs with ideas and a style that wasn't here before.
His colorful work is inspired by mid-century modern design, vintage 
Scandinavian items and iconic furniture items from designers like Eames.

My personal favorites are the black and white quote prints

(love the you+me=awesome one) and the typography posters!

You can find all these retro art and graphic prints at Jan Skácelík’s shop here

What can you win?
 two of his amazing posters 
choose what you like, the're different style of prints 
so there is something for everyone :)

This is how to join in:
follow Jan's blog design attractor here
* let us know your favourite print from Jan’s online shop in a comment in this post

Good luck! 

This giveaway is open for everyone (worldwide)  and the winner will be announced next week

       other prints:  balloon and lines by april and may - I share what I see by beeldsteil -
         Charlotte by Carl Bengtsson - photos charlotte gainsbourg at zoomagazine -