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Studio Kristina Krogh | New Hand Cut Works + Art Prints

10.20.2017

I've admired the wonderful work of Danish artist and designer Kristina Krogh since my early days of blogging, so it gives me much pleasure to share her latest collection. From the start of this year Kristina has worked on an extensive range of papercuts, three dimensional folded artworks, paintings and drawings which have been turned into a stunning limited edition series. 


Landscapes consists of works inspired by Danish landscapes with waving cornfields seen from above. These cornfields create beautiful patterns that look like little paths seen from a long distance. The images above shows one of the Landscape art prints Path No. 2, alongside Pieces No. 1 and Over The Hills - Mirror, a papercut created from silvery chrome paper which reflects the light and its surroundings. It also comes in a stunning gold variation, shown below.


Designed to lighten up any room, the gorgeous new Balance Candle Holder has a simple yet sculptural expression. Featuring geometric shapes in solid hand polished steel and brass that balance on top of each other, the object can also be used as a small vase for single flowers. 


Sky Transformations consists of five limited works inspired by the colour transformation of the sky and the landscape in one day. Titled Dawn, Noon, Dusk, Midnight and Night, the giclée art prints are made from Kristina's original pencil drawings and feature beautiful colours including deep blue and plum through to soft beige and grey. 


Another limited edition papercut is Face - White shown above alongside Noon. Also available in silver and a striking midnight blue variation pictured below, these art prints look incredible paired with the acrylic glass frames by Danish design company Moebe. I love how the transparent, minimalist design creates a light and airy expression by showing the colour of your wall behind the artwork and frame.

Styling by Sofie Brunner / Photography by Enok Holsegaard / Location: Kinfolk Gallery, Copenhagen

We also get a sneak peek of the new Folded art works. Featuring an incredible three dimensional element, these will be available next year. To shop the the new art prints, paper cuts and objects, visit the the Kristina Krogh webshop

Images courtesy of Studio Kristina Krogh

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A Brewery Transformation in Antwerp

10.19.2017

Light and airy, this apartment near Antwerp was designed by interior architect Arjaan De Feyter. Located within one of four new-build blocks called The Cubes, they were developed by Brussels-based architecture firm Bogdan & Van Broeck. Comprising partly of a former brewery and malt house, The Cubes have been designed for use as apartments, offices, artists studios, a museum and public squares. An empty shell when purchased by the designer's client, the apartment has been transformed into a comfortable and cohesive residence with warm materials and a clean, contemporary finish. 


Though simple in design, the craftsmanship and attention to detail is evident throughout. I particularly love the kitchen cabinetry which is constructed from grained solid wood and the wetroom-style ensuite with walk-in shower. Both of these spaces feature beautiful brass hardware, adding further texture and warmth. The tall window in the kitchen is a standout element, while the long gauzy curtains accentuate the height and frame the view beautifully. 


Photography by Piet-Albert Goethals via Dezeen

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Round Dining Tables | Current Picks and Styling Inspo

10.18.2017

Our home was well and truly designed for a rectangle dining table, but that doesn't stop me from admiring the round variety. In fact I have a soft spot for round dining tables which I explain in detail in this blog post. I include some favourite examples and my personal styling tips, so pop over for a read if you missed it or just need reminding. Today I'm sharing some more recent finds, all beautifully styled and paired with some of my most coveted seating, stunning lighting and accessories. If my dreams of owning a summer house ever eventuates, a round dining table will definitely be on the wishlist!  

I couldn't choose just one image! Beautiful styling and photography by Annaleena Leino Karlsson.


Photography by Olivia Jeczmyk via Behance. The slimline Adam stools by Frama create a nice contrast with the rounded edges and large base of the table.   


From the Dulux Colour Trends 2018 with styling by Bree Leech and photography by Lisa Cohen  featuring Dulux Suede Effect Century Mist from the Essential colour palette. The Roda 314 Platter Dining table is from Domo and the Halo chair are by Something Beginning With


The stunning South Yarra Mirror Apartment by Golden with Art Direction by Studio Moore and Photography by Sharyn Cairns. 

A beautiful light-filled Los Angeles family home by Alyssa Kapito Interiors. 

Taking inspiration from the images above, I've rounded up a few favourite dining tables, chairs and accessories. 




Mies van der Rohe Dining Chair here and here

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An Artful Home Renovation in Sweden

10.16.2017

This elegant Swedish home featured in the current Residence magazine belongs to shoe designer Nicole Wilson and her husband, actor Andreas Wilson. Currently working for & Other Stories and at Acne Studios before that, Nicole has kept some of her striking sculptural shoe designs from over the years, and displayed them around the home in a artful way. Most of the artwork displayed on the walls is by Nicole's father, artist Lubos Janota, while the ceramics are by Andrea's mother, Constance Wilson. Moving into her parents home, and the place where she grew up, Nicole and Andreas wanted to make their own mark on the property, with lots of light, open spaces and a harmonious play of colour and materials. Moving the location of the kitchen became the starting point for the renovation project. A place to hang out with their two small children, eat, work and do homework together, it was moved to the opposite side of the house to be both open with the living room and to face a small lush garden. 



Timeless and functional with beautiful parquet flooring, the kitchen features granite countertops and marble surfaces. A custom glass and sliding door connects with the elegant living room which is furnished with design classics including the Rio table by Charlotte Perriand for Cassina, the EJ6 Ø Chair by Torben Skov for Erik Jørgensen and Sofa by Emma Olbers for Ire.



In contrast to the soft palette in the living areas, the bedroom features a dark blue colour. I love the collection of ceramics and books displayed on opens shelves, the natural linen bedding and homemade pedestals. 

Styling Alexandra Ogonowski / Photography by Erik Lefvander

So many beautiful corners in this home, the one above features the incredible Lady armchair by Marco Zanuso for Cassina and the Vertigo pendant light by Petite Friture

Images via Residence magazine 

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Abstract Art Prints

10.12.2017

More and more lately I've been drawn to abstract art due to its strong visual appeal. A composition of shape, form, colour and line, these elements compliment the Nordic style of interiors I love. You may remember the first print below from my Dulux Kinship interpretation by talented Finnish stylist and interior designer Riikka Kantinkoski. I love the simplicity of the shapes and warm colours of this print series.


New Form print series by Riikka Kantinkoski, available from The Poster Club

These next prints are part of the Hepworth Collection by Atelier by Mintstudio and were created in celebration of the British artist and sculptor, Barbara Hepworth, whose work as a sculptor became recognised world-wide at a time where female artists were rare. Known for her organic, simple shapes and her refined sense of texture and colours, these elements have been beautifully translated into an abstract series.


The Hepworth Collection available from Atelier by Mintstudio

Caroline Walls is a much loved Australian artist working across a number of media, including painting, drawing, soft sculpture, and print-making.  Earlier this year she held her second solo exhibition, Another Thought, at  Modern Times in Melbourne. With a highly skilled and fluid approach to aesthetics, Caroline's paintings have a strong focus on the female form. Grounded in a sensitive use of colour and a deep understanding of composition and form, she is able to convey notions of sensuality, inner beauty and the intangible qualities associated with femininity. The prints below are from The She & Her Collection and feature beautiful shapes, strong graphics and a play of neutral, nude and navy tones.


The She & Her Collection prints are available to purchase from Caroline Walls

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Vipp Hotel Launching Soon

10.11.2017

Launching on the first of November, the Vipp hotel offers a one of a kind design experience, with a twist. Unlike traditional hotels which offer many rooms in one location, Vipp offers unique rooms at various destinations. “Our destinations all share the same goal: we want to invite people to experience first hand our philosophy of good design in a place out of the ordinary." -Kasper Egelund, CEO at Vipp


The first two Vipp hotels are located in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Immein in Sweden. The stunning space shown above and below is a 400m2 Copenhagen loft designed by renowned Danish architect David Thulstrup.  Refined architectural details and contrasting raw timber beams provide the perfect setting for the iconic industrial Vipp kitchen, lighting and accessories. Beautiful furniture such as the Clerici chair by Konstantin Grcic for Mattiazzi and The Tired Man sheepskin easy chair by By Lassen further enhance the warm and inviting space. 


For the second location on offer, guests can retreat to the incredible Vipp shelter located in the Swedish Wilderness. A unique and detailed design space framed by beautiful natural landscape, this is the perfect setting to unwind and recharge.



More destinations for the Vipp hotel are already in the making. ‘Our ambition is to have a palette of destinations with rooms curated to people who seek a one-off design experience, or customers who want to try to live with the Vipp kitchen in a home-away-from-home sitting. A Vipp kitchen is for life, but you can start with just a weekend", Kasper Egelund explains. The ultimate 'try for you buy', I love this concept. 

Sadly I can't make it to the launch in Copenhagen but a stay at the Vipp hotel is now on my must-do list! 

Vipp hotel is available for bookings from 1st November at vipp.com

Images courtesy of Vipp

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