zaterdag 25 oktober 2014

DDW Part 1: Design Academy Graduation Show

Yesterday I visited the Dutch Design Week together with a team of very nice bloggers. We first met at the Bloggerscafe which is created by Lonneke from Bubbelmint! It's a lot of fun to meet and talk to people who have the same interests!

Suzanne from &Suus was head of the team and gave us some good tips where to go and what to see. It was impossible to see everything in one day so we had to make a choice between the different districts. A couple of us decided to start at the Design Academy to see the graduation show. There was so much to see, all kinds of creative designs and projects created by design students who put their heart & soul into these projects...

This is a selection of the designs that caught my eye:

1. Revealing Beauty by Katja van Heugten
2. Size by Maartje Slijpen
3. The Technologist vs the Layman by Saar Scheerlings
4. Cool Shelter by Franciska Meijers
5. Wovet, Wood Weavings by Martina Lasinger
6. An Invitation from Home by Debby Yu
7 & 8. Dark Matter by Joel Booy
9. Fervent Carpet by Siem Lenders & Anne Pabon

Pictures by Marij Hessel

donderdag 23 oktober 2014

Urban Jungle Bloggers: Plant Shelfies

This month, I decided to join the Urban Jungle Bloggers community! When I was at the Meet the Blogger Conference on the 4th of October, I attended the presentation of Elena Gardin & Igor Josifovic which was about Green trends and the rise of Urban Jungle Bloggers. I already knew about this awesome concept but never really took the time to take a closer look and to read the story of Igor and Judith. After the presentation I was determined to join this green community!

This month the theme is all about plant shelfies. I recently made these two pictures while styling some corners in my home with a couple of mini plants. Aren't they cute? I used two of them to put in the small glasses with a cork detail I bought in Copenhagen at Sostrene Grene. In the mirror you can see more green details in my living room. I just love to have some greens in my home!

Pictures by Marij Hessel

dinsdag 21 oktober 2014

DDW Bloggerscafe

This Friday I will be going to Dutch Design Week. I was pretty happy to receive an invitation from Suzanne (&Suus) to join a project initiated by Lonneke (Bubbelmint). Lonneke has been working on a new concept, the DDW Bloggerscafe. During the Dutch Design Week this will be the place where all kinds of creatives like bloggers, their followers & designers, can meet offline, share inspiration, enjoy some good coffee and work on their blogs if they feel like it! The DDW Bloggerscafe is open for everyone during DDW.

Picture by &Suus

Lonneke gets help from 3 amazing bloggers, Anki, Suzanne & Esther. Each of them created a team of bloggers who will join them for one day on the DDW and blog live from the Bloggerscafe. Curious about the blogger teams? Read more about it here! I can't wait to see what's happening at DDW and to meet the other bloggers from Suzanne's team! If you're in the neighborhood this Friday, feel free tot stop by at Coffeelovers where you'll find the DDW Bloggerscafe!

Picture by Zilverblauw

zaterdag 18 oktober 2014

Fashionista Interior Special

This week I received the Fashionista Interior Special. Me and my talented friend Martine styled and photographed four theme's (Pretty Pastel, White on White, Boho Ibiza & Animal Kingdom) with DIY & shopping inspiration. I'm very happy with the result and proud to show it to you!

For the theme Pretty Pastel we used my workspace and turned it into a sweet candy-coloured room. As a DIY we decorated some pushpins with nail polish. The little round pin board I made earlier as a little DIY project. After styling this room I didn't want to change it back.... I especially love the triangle rug by Broste Copenhagen! 

For the White on White theme we used our bedroom which luckily is pretty white itself! We removed everything that wasn't white & added some cool white items. For instance the By Nord duvet cover with the polar bear. As you can see, our cat Def was in love! The little hints of wooden details gives the room a warm touch. As a DIY we made a romantic dreamcatcher with lace, ribbons and feathers.

For the Boho Ibiza theme we created a little wardrobe corner with bright colors and bohemian accessories. Of course this theme wouldn't be complete without a few cacti! As a DIY we made some colorful clothing hangers by using different kinds of cords and wrapping them around the clothing hangers. You do need some patience with this one!

Last but not least we created a little wilderness in my attic for the theme Animal Kingdom. We decorated the wall with a couple of cool animal illustrations & wallpaper by Eijffinger. The tropical plants give it an extra jungle feeling. As a DIY we painted a leopard print on a simple white lampshade. This lamp really was the finishing touch! 

I hope you like this production, feel free to let me know which theme is your favorite!

Pictures by Marij Hessel

vrijdag 10 oktober 2014

Woonbeurs: Ariadne at Home

The Ariadne at Home house at the Woonbeurs was a sweet surprise! Very romantic with a lot of pastels, light transparent fabrics mixed with my favorite color green! I loved the little workspace in old pink with ocher yellow. A great combo with the lace and crochet details. Of course I was happy to see the greens popping out of pots, bags & drawers... A lot of original DIY ideas were shown as well. Because of all the transparent, light curtains through the whole house, it was very dreamy!

Pictures by Marij Hessel

maandag 6 oktober 2014

Woonbeurs: 101 House

The 101 Woonideeen House at the Woonbeurs was one of my favorites! Probably because I love the combo of a lot of white with fresh colors. I also loved all the DIY projects that were shown in the house. In every room there were several DIY projects presented that link back to the different issues that were published over the years. Didn't the stylists do a great job?! Unfortunately this was the last time we could enjoy this house at the Woonbeurs because this Dutch magazine is working on their last couple of issues right now... I definitely will miss this colorful and creative magazine!

Pictures by Marij Hessel

zondag 5 oktober 2014

Woonbeurs: VT Wonen

This Friday I got a tour through the VT Wonen house at the Woonbeurs together with a group of talented bloggers who were all in the VT Wonen Blogazine. We got to meet the people behind VT Wonen who told us the story of this magazine developing in 50 years and their ambitions for the future. The stylists worked very hard to build and decorate this house which looked like a huge party tent! The theme they had in mind was "Celebrate whenever you can!" because they're celebrating their 50th anniversary! Black, white and gold were the most dominant colours in the house, very different from last year but again very inspiring! Well done VT Wonen & congrats!


Pictures by Marij Hessel
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