Summer is in full swing! While the pace slows down, we tend to enjoy more the little things in life, spending time on the beach listening to the waves or gathering friends together for a dinner on the terrace. A playful spirit takes over and it is time to unwind. Do you also like to take a nape on a hammock or just let your inner child enjoy a swing?
There is a way to bring this festive ambiance inside and thus, make the summer last for ever. Reminding us good childhood memories, the swing is moving in. Set up as peaceful bubble or a flying bed, those swinging elements enlighten the atmosphere and offer a cosy setting to relax. Continue reading
Creative mind behind Ro, the Copenhagen-based designer Rebecca Uth harmoniously mixes the historical aspect of her home with contemporary style. The rough and marbled walls enhance the soul of this mid 1800s building, while the load-bearing beams let the light into the bright living room.
As memories of her time abroad, wooden furnitures warm up the atmosphere of the large rooms. From her travels around the world, she also brought a fine collection of accessories that reflect family history.
Have a look into her creative home where an exotic touch brightens up the Scandinavian aesthetics. Continue reading
Constantly on the go, jumping from city to city, did you ever wonder what it would feel like to live a nomadic life?
First housing and then shopping… the gipsy spirit takes over. Let’s have a glimpse into this new lifestyle.
Made in Portland Oregon, this tiny home designed by Heirloom truly accommodates to any lifestyle. Equipped with high-quality materials and fixtures, it doesn’t compromise on essentials. With this luxury house on wheels, you can make home anywhere you park it. I leave it up to your imagination!
Do you prefer water? No worries, you can choose the Urban Pad created by Bert & May Spaces who provides an affordable and design led housing solution. With its matt black exterior and its Scandinavian-inspired interior, the city barge offers a simple and sophisticated living space. Let’s not forget the spacious rooftop terrace to enjoy the warm summer nights. If you want to give it a try during your next stay in London, check it out on Airbnb! Continue reading
Would you be ready to live without paper? Would you give up on pen and notebook for the sake of typing? Please say no!
In the heart of the digital area, it seems that we value even more books and magazines. Moreover, I definitely have a preference for handwriting and for sure, I couldn’t stop scribbling while on the phone. However, there is on thing that I would miss even more: well-designed desk accessories! Let me present you today some of my current favourite pieces that could enliven your workspace.
Discovered during the last furniture fair in Milan, the shiny collection designed by Beyond Object has caught my attention. Indeed, the London-based label has created functional sculptures for the office. Highlighted by a metallic aspect, their minimal line leaves plenty of space for imagination. Let’s move on to the concrete desk set created by Magnus Pettersen Studio. By choosing this rough material, the Norwegian designer has added an industrial twist to Scandinavian simplicity. It’s definitely a solid choice to customise your workplace. Continue reading
As for all good things, it took time to have my work corner ready. A few months ago, I was sharing with you some inspiration for home offices and today, I’m glad to show you my new workspace. Continue reading
Take me away to a secret place…
Just a few kilometres outside Lausanne hides an oasis of wonders: le Jardin des Iris de Vullierens. Each year, the garden opens its doors to the public during the flowering season. While the large park offers the perfect setting for a nature retreat, a walk along the flower beds awakes all senses.
In the colourful garden, new sculptures are to be discovered every year. For the 60th anniversary, a special artwork has been commissioned by the Châtelain. Indeed, the Geneva-based scupltor Mireille Fulpius has created “Paradigm”, an architectural wooden labyrinth, for this special occasion. Moreover, the talented and internationally renown artist Beverly Pepper presents for the first time in Switzerland one of her most personal works entitled “My Twist”. Initially created for the 54th Venice Art Biennale, the softly curved sculpture found its place in the middle of a white tulips display where it will stay for the 5 coming weeks. Continue reading
5 years already… It’s celebration time at Kissthedesign gallery!
Led by Corine Stübi and Yanick Fournier, the Lausanne-based gallery proposes since 2010 a carefully selected range of 20th century design furniture and contemporary art creations. Beyond the gallery’s activities, the talented duo also promotes emerging artists and designers.In this space where post-war design heritage meets contemporary culture, we can’t go out of inspiration. Swiss artist Anne Minazio would also agree. Walking the line between art and design, she has created an on-site installation and a ceramic collection recalling the furniture pattern. Extended until May 2nd, her current exhibition “Monochromes & Céramiques N°1” reflects the gallery atmopshere. Indeed, her multidisciplinary work couldn’t match any better the spirit of Kissthedesign. Continue reading