A custom-made typeface or a letter game, there is no better way to add a graphic touch to your interior. Playtype translates typography into aesthetic compositions in order to dress up your walls.In 2010, the Danish design agency e-Types founded Playtype, their own type foundry. To showcase their work, the team opened a concept store in the trendiest area of Copenhagen. Originally meant to be an experiment, the store quickly became a permanent address for all graphic design lovers. Continue reading
Last weekend, Maison & Objet gathered all design lovers in Paris. The design fair went « wild » this year. According to the 2016 theme, contemporary creation brings us back to nature and gives us the possibility to escape the urbanization and excessive domestication. Forms and materials reconnect with elements to be in line with Mother Earth.
This philosophy perfectly matches Scandinavian tradition. That’s may be why Nordic design is gaining every year more popularity. Coming from the North, established brands, emerging designers and young talents took over Paris design fair.Menu is definitely my favourite this year. The Danish brand showcased its timeless and minimalist collection in a warm atmosphere. Continue reading
Would you like to live in this outstanding apartment? Too bad, it’s a showroom! With The Apartment (here in picture), Enter the Loft, Witness Apt, The Line and even Fritz Hansen’s pop-up during last Design Week in Milan, the concept of a showroom apartment is becoming the new way to experience and shop interior design trends. Continue reading
Dreaming of a Nordic escape? Lost in the Norwegian mountains, this winter cabin provides the perfect setting for a peaceful nature retreat.Designed by Oslo-based studio Reiulf Ramstad Architects, the lodge has been built in an unusual V-shape in order to adapt to the existing topography and natural surroundings. With its two aisles, it offers a stunning view on the mountainous landscape. Continue reading
Did you ever wish you had a brick wall in your flat? Or maybe a marble one? Get ready to add a precious twist to your interior.Piet Hein Eek and NLXL joined forces again, this time, to launch Materials, a wallpaper collection comprised of 10 contemporary designs. Reproducing everyday materials such as stone, wood and marble, the Dutch designer created stunning trompe l’œil effects. Continue reading
The snowy season has started in the Alps and you have no time to hibernate. Tough life, I know! Luckily, there is a solution to survive the winter months. What if you would find the designer blanket that you could never leave out of reach?
In collaboration with hem, Milan-based fashion designer Arthur Arbesser has created statement pieces for your home. Not only warm and soft, these plaids are also styling up your interior. Inspired by the 1930s Italian architecture, the designer has used his signature pattern to launch a new homewear collection, made from fine New Zealand wool. Continue reading
While getting ready to celebrate the New Year, I’ve collected some of my favourite moments of this stunning year 2015.
From the Blue Lagoon in Iceland to design hotels in the Swiss Alps, the spirit of adventure has ruled! Even though there were a few storms on the way, at the end only the best remains engraved in my memories.Among the beautiful design hotels that I’ve visited, I discovered in the Swiss Alps the Whitepod Hotel, a place where breathtaking scenery and luxury nature experience melt into one. Meanwhile in Verbier, the party was getting started at the W hotel. Continue reading