• Tag: amsterdam

    Video // Skinned by KNOL Ontwerp: Latex Casts of Buildings.

    18th March

    SKINNED is a collection of mould-casts of abandoned buildings in Amsterdam by design studio KNOL Ontwerp. The skin-like casts are as delicate as fabric.

    Random Studio Amsterdam Office Designed by X+L.

    6th December

    When it comes to super beautiful workplace interiors, it seriously doesn’t get much better than this. This is the sort of project that makes me get all hot and sweaty under my lady collar, with seriously impure thoughts running through my brain. Random Studio enlisted the help of Amsterdam based Studio X+L, who were an obvious choice to design the new space that felt like ‘home’. The brief called for a creative workplace that was open but felt intimate; an environment that would invite creativity and stimulate the sharing of knowledge and inspiration…

    As Good As New pop-up shop by i29 // Amsterdam.

    24th October

    Well isn’t this just a little bit clever? You’re looking at a pop-up shop for a second hand Dutch furniture brand As Good As New. Located in one of Amsterdam’s super-cool fashion stores SPRMRKT (who’s owner clearly isn’t a fan of vowels), the project is a collaboration between advertising agency Gummo, Dutch studio i29 and Krimpex coating systems…

    Still Life Photography by Arjan Benning.

    29th February

    I have extreme love for these deliciously inspiring and visually arresting images by Dutch photographer Arjan Benning. His work is both subtle and striking, at times crossing the boundaries between photography and fine art. In particular, I find his underwater and flower series reminiscent of the paintings by the Dutch Masters…

    Arjan is a magician with light with an impeccable understanding of texture and composition, and a true master of elevating the mundane to the extraordinary…

    Red Bull HQ in Amsterdam | Sid Lee Architecture.

    12th December

    As a practicing interior designer, one of my personal pet-hates are over the top, tricked-up, gimmicky workplaces that try too hard and look outdated from the moment they are conceived. Yuck! Unfortunately I come across far too many examples of such interiors almost daily. Why oh WHY is this still happening?!

    ***Insert angry roar of frustration and rage here***

    Look, I’ll be the first to admit that it is not easy to craft a workplace which is interesting, creative, takes a risk, pushes the boundaries of conventional beige-and-dead-boring-workplace-aesthetic, embodies the company brand etc, yet manages to deliver a fresh,  functional and relevant interior. This is NOT EASY at all! But it can be done dammit! Yes it can – …

    Hotel The Exchange | Amsterdam.

    7th December

    The genius of Dutch design studio Ina & Matt strikes again (I previously blogged about their work here) – this time in the form of a concept hotel in Amsterdam called Hotel The Exchange. Conceived and presented more like an art installation rather than a conventional interior, this hotel has rooms which are dressed like models on a catwalk. Engaged by Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy (see previous blog post), Ina & Matt collaborated with students from AMFI – Amsterdam Fashion Institute to deliver the project. Man, imagine how trilling it would have been for AMFI students to work on this…

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    Yellowtrace Presents // MILANTRACE, Edizione 2014 (#MDW14).

    Dearest Yellowtracers, Team Yellowtrace is back from Milan Design Week once again. Holy moly - what an amazing trip. Today I wanted to share...
    Manifesto // Nucleo Retrospective in Paris.

    The Italian Institute of Culture in Paris presents the first important retrospective on Nucleo, the Italian art and design collective led by Piergiorgio Robino....
    Video // Joseph Dirand’s Paris Apartment.

    A home tour of architect Joseph Dirand's luxuriously minimal Paris apartment where he discusses his preference for function over form in decoration.