Tuesday, October 14, 2014

jord

Few time ago I have been contacted by Paul, a guy working for Jord a company who designs and sells wooden watches. So exciting! They gave me the chance to select one watch from their women's collection and I selected the Fieldcrest - Black (you can see it in the pictures).

Here you are a few info about Jord wooden watches: they take inspiration (and materials) from nature to forge fashion-forward accessories; they want to leverage that natural beauty while embracing sustainability as a means of preserving our environment. No two Jord watches are the same. Isn't this cool?

Click here to check them out (they also have an Instagram profile if you want more). Thank you again Jord for the opportunity. As always, it’s been a pleasure!

Friday, June 27, 2014

etsy finds: MilkhausDesign

While outside is really warm and I don't have too much to do for work, I want to share an Etsy find with you.
Milkhaus Design is a project by Bethany Nelson, she creates pretty and practical items.
 Bethany believes every item you own should be stylish, no matter what it is. It's often the little details that make life just a little bit better and a little bit sweeter, every item in her shop is made of natural materials balanced with Bethany's love of vibrant and bold colors.
All Milkhaus Design screen printed products are printed with Bethany's original designs that are inspired by the everyday details she notices as she goes about her day. All dyed pieces are considered happy accidents, she custom mixes all dyes based on feeling rather than formula and is (almost) always pleasantly surprised at the results.

If you also want to get a bit in Bethany's life, you can read her blog too.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

etsy finds: NormansPrintery

Do you like paper and stationery? I am 100% in love with that kind of products! And I am completely in love with this set of Mountain range wrapping paper, that includes 6 different paintings of glorious wintery scenes to wrap your gifts up in.
In NormansPrintery there are also other beautiful paper as Historic map, Moon map and NYC Vintage Map wrapping paper.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

etsy finds: theMakeLab

This is what I consider a very happy finding: theMakeLab a super cool Etsy shop.
theMakeLab is a laser cutting and design platform based in Melbourne for artists, designers and creative individuals to fabricate and manufacture customised products.
Their idea is quite simple: you bring the ideas, and they will do the rest. Their bottom line is "we are here to fabricate your ideas and turn them into reality!".
What I like is that the blink at Architecture, taking inspirations from real buildings to create nice brooches like: Vitra museum in Basel, Guggenheim in NYC and Notre-Dame du Haut in Ronchamp.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

linen tshirt

I like the linen t-shirt in the picture, it is from Front Row Shop. I think the complete look is comfortable and nice, don't you?

Monday, June 16, 2014

etsy finds: Amelie Mancini

Amelie Mancini is a French painter and printmaker living in Brooklyn, NY.
I discovered her profile and shop through Instagram. As a matter of fact I wasn't sure about sharing her Etsy shop or Instagram...Anyway I really like her works, she makes all of her work by hand in her studio, be it woodworking, printing on fabric or paper and painting.
She privileges playfulness and creativity in her work and enjoys exploring a variety of mediums.
I really suggest to follow her!

Friday, June 13, 2014

arkitema architects

How much are you into architecture? I am a lot - I think I already told you that I furnish homes when I can't sleep.
Anyway without getting off the point, I received a newsletter talking about architecture and in particular talking about a project of the master plan for the entire area in Sluseholmen (an old industrial area in the South Habour in Copenhagen) by Arkitema Architects.
Arkitema developed the shell structures and drew up the overall game rules governing the proportions, materials and colours. These game rules provided a starting-point for the many architects who were invited to design facades, the individual houses are highly diverse in appearance.
The result is lively and imaginative block housing that is unique in Danish housing construction. Sluseholmen consists of eight housing islands, with large and small town houses standing side by side, together forming continuous blocks.
A main theme in Sluseholmen is the close contact with the water: bridges, wharfs and stairs that dive into the water, allow you to get close to the waterline, dip your toes in the water or launch a small ship – experiences that all emphasize the quality of living that close to the water. Another distinctive theme is the attractive urban spaces. In the narrow, intimate streets you really experience the Dutch inspiration. Also there are wide promenades, where the houses have a larger scale. Here you have the view to other areas of the harbor. The third important theme in Sluseholmen is the green courtyards between the buildings, here the families enjoy life in a more private setting, and there is enough space for both playing and relaxation. There is also room for a rose garden or a small private vegetable garden. The courtyards are built on top of big basement garages. I want to live there!

source Arkitema architects and Archdaily

Thursday, June 12, 2014

etsy finds: flatearthstudio

In the Etsy shop called flatearthstudio there are the art pieces by Bryce Wymer, a visual artist based out of Brooklyn, New York.
His personal works address human social progression and the driving relation between the powerful and the powerless. Bryce currently works as freelance Creative Director around the world.
Bryce Wymer's primary portfolio link lives below brycewymer.com

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

instagrammers: mell0wfell0w

I don't know very much about mell0wfell0w, but that he lives in New York, loves bikes and loves good looking clothes...I love his pictures!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

etsy finds: BPistorius

While I am surfing this morning, and wasting few minutes instead of working, I want to share with you an Etsy find: BPistorius.
Benjamin is born in Italy, but grown in Belgium and now he lives in Berlin. He started a year ago his own project where wood is the main character. I like it!
Here you are a couple of links: Etsy and his personal website.

Monday, June 2, 2014

instagrammers: parkncube

Parkncube (better known as Shini) is born in Seoul, raised in Warsaw and now London based, she is the Graphic designer and Writer behind the fashion blog, Park&Cube.
She is also one of the two behind "Adorn: 25 Stylish DIY Fashion Projects " a collection of fashion how-to's, I guess I am going to buy it soon, 'cause I have seen it and it looks amazing!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

band loch markt #7

Just a quick post to remind you that within a couple of weeks there will be the next Band Loch Markt, the number 7!
For the one who don't know what it is: Band Loch organizes markets and labs about craft, as you might know I am part of the project.

Next June 8th we will host the Markt with 23 between designers and artists, 2 Djs, food and drinks for a special Sunday at Edoné in Bergamo (Italy).
For more info check Band Loch's website!

Monday, May 26, 2014

interesting display /235

Saturday we got our new dishwasher (the old one broke last week) and I keep thinking I want to change our kitchen.
Even though we have a small space I dream big...do you like that one?

Pic taken form the tumblr I only date architects

Friday, May 9, 2014

dream house

Do you count sheep when you can't sleep?
I furnish homes to relax, it is funny but I do, I usually start from the living room, then kitchen, then studio and so on. I know you might think I am a bit crazy, but I think it is so relaxing.
Well, I told you about that because I was looking for an inspiration for a flyer I am working on and, on a blog called Carnival I found the house in the pictures.
How do you like it?
It is a bright blue house in Brooklyn, flanked by aluminum sided residences and low level garages. Because the original garage filled the entire lot, the owners were allowed to create an interior courtyard instead of a typical rear yard. MESH exploited this unique situation to create a home that is uniquely connected to the outdoors. The center of the house is made up of two adjacent volumes: a two-story great room and a courtyard with glass on three sides.
Well this is a kind of dream house to me.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

may day

I wish you a happy May day to all of you!
Today in a lot of country in Europe and few other places we celebrate May the 1st as the International Worker's Day and we are enjoying that free time at home listening to music, eating and reading.
I spent my time mostly on Bloglovin selecting the info I am interested into and reading my fav blogs, while Andrea is playing some music.
I also took some time watching the photos we took in New York last year, oh a year already passed by and I really need a vacation abroad.

Pic by Jonathan Mutch.