Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Dutch Design - Tweet by Mo Man Tai

I have posted about Dutch design label Mo Man Tai before here and here and now they have a lovely new product out that I want to share with you, called Tweet. Everyone nowadays sends e-mails, text messages, tweets, Facebook messages, etc. But let's be honest, receiving a handwritten card or note is still the best. Mo Man Tai came up with this sweet idea of sending your loved one a handwritten 'tweet', a little note deliverd by a laser cut metal birdie. How cute is that?

Tweet comes with a stack of tiny paper sheets and is available via the website: www.momantai-design.com. Mo Man Tai has lots more great design goodies like the stainless serviette ring, steel egg cup and waxlight rack seen here.

All images via Mo Man Tai website.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Mocca & Me weekend quick list

Hi there my lovely readers! The weekend is almost over, but I still wanted to give you a quick list of my favorite things this week. My absolute favorite thing this week is the new Mocca & Me logo!!! My sweet and super creative friend Raru of the blog 79 Ideas is also a talented graphic designer and she designed the new Mocca & Me logo. I am so happy with it, in fact I think I am in love with my new logo! What do you think, share your thoughts will you? (And don't say you don't like it, 'cause I will hunt you down and slap you!)

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
Natascha xoxo

Eye candy

I might as well admit I have a thing for dark walls, that is probably the reason I chose this image as eyecandy of the week. What I also like in this kitchen are the simple white kitchen cabinets and the fact that there are no top cabinets. The kitchen therefor doesn't have a typical kitchen look. Very cool. And I am also really diggin' the lamp!

Check out
This post with images of a mouth watering home on Haute Design.

And check this too
Coco+Kelly did this must read post on the portfolio of a fab South-African editorial content company.

For laughs
Go to Moggit for a good laugh. Authors Janet and Jo take on the ugliest of the design and decor world and tell it like it is. Too funny!

Win something
Here is a chance to win a chic silhouette t-shirt by AphroChic. To enter the give away run on over to Mochatini.

Listen to
Lately I have been hooked on the song Rude Boy by Rihanna.

Source image unknown.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Beautiful Danish interiors by Lerkenfeldt Photography

These photographs show some beautiful interiors of Danish homes shot by photographer Heidi Lerkenfeldt. I love the combination of modern, sober colours with strong, good design. Very cool. She has an incredible portfolio that you can admire on her website www.lerkenfeldt.dk. Check it out for more eyecandy.

All images by Lerkenfeldt Photography.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Dutch designer Roderick Vos

It is time to put the spotlight on Dutch designer Roderick Vos, a product designer who started his business in 2004. Vos collaborates with well known manufacturers such as Moooi, Label and Alessi, to name a few. Vos designs a wide range of products from furniture to decorative items. I think his designs are lean and clean. Here is a look of my favorite designs by Roderick Vos. I really like the waxine light holder and the bowl seen below. To see more of his work visit the website www.roderickvos.nl. There is also a webshop where you can buy his designs, click here to go to the shop.

Bonsai waxine light holder, Beam coffee table.

Rotan chairs Sari and Krayton. Hopper sofa.

Circulair bookcase Nureyev, Paparazzi magazine holder.

Atlantis bowl, Vase Mama, Cilindrico crystal vase, Generation X table glas series.

All images roderickvos.nl

Interior designer Annelies Havinga

Surfing the internet I stumbled upon the website of dutch interior designer Annelies Havinga and drooled all over her portfolio. I love that she is not afraid to use colour and what is special about her work is that she combines classic design with modern fresh colours. Have a look at some of her work. Aren't you glad I shared this with you? For more info visit her website www.annelieswoonadvies.nl.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wishlist - five things to want right now for little boys and girls

I normally never post about kids stuff. But lately everyone around me is having babies and that inspired me to do special wishlist of fab things for little boys and little girls. And I must say, the items are very very cute and make great gifts if you need a baby gift. My favorite thing is the little hand painted door sign that says "Benjamin's room", because my brother's name is Benjamin it made me fall in love with it. So what would you pick as your favorite thing?

1. Princess castle carpet (via Kado om de hoek*), 2. The bird hook and Love hook (Urban Outfitters), 3. Bird night light (from Etsy shop: Zachary Dickory Dock), 4. Hearts kids douvet (HEMA*), 5. ABC girls print (MadeByGirl), also available in blue.

1. Hand painted door sign (via Etsyshop: Tammnoony), 2. Card board play house Cabana (from the label Kidsonroof via Bijzondermooi), 3. Kids duvet (HEMA*), 4. Decorative letter (Urban Outfitters), 5. Kids carpet fish (via Kado om de hoek*).

* These websites are in dutch and only deliver in The Netherlands.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dutch photographer Mirjam Bleeker

Yesterday I took you to Argentina to visit a fantastic house (I still can't get over how stunning Nacho Figueras' home is). And today we're staying in South America where we'll be having a look at a rustic cabin in Chile. This series is shot by dutch photographer Mirjam Bleeker who has a mouth watering portfolio. I got to know her through the many shoots she has done for dutch interior magazines. On her website though you'll see some wonderful travel photographs. Hop on over to her portfolio: www.mirjambleeker.nl.

Source images www.mirjambleeker.nl.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Let's visit... Nacho Figueras in Argentina

Have you ever seen a house and fell in love with it? Well, I have to say I fell in love with this one. It is the home of Argentinian polo player Nacho Figueras, just outside of Buenos Aires. I love everything about the place and the more I look at the photo's the more I realise that every single detail in this house is stunning. And I really love the fact that the they used the same colour pallete throughout the house. Figueras has fantastic taste and an eye for great design.

Source images elledecor.com

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Mocca & Me weekend quick list

Hi there my lovely readers, how is your weekend going? It is time again for a quick list of my favorite things. How are you spending your weekend? I would love to hear what you've been up to.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Natascha xoxo

Eye candy

The window is usually not a spot that people give too much thought to. I love that in this room the owners spend time carefully decorating the window. It is actually quite easy to pull this look off with just a low sidetable or bench, two stools, two lamps and some decor items. This way a window becomes a true eyecatcher!

What to read
In case you've missed it, here's a chance to read Holly Becker's bookreview on the book The Homemade Home by Sania Pell on Decor8.

Win something
Win a fantastic pillow by the label Fabricadabra. Go to the giveaway on the Centsational Girl blog. Or win a fab Gold Sunburst mirror on the blog From the Right Bank to the Left Coast.

Check out
A post on the great Anna Spiro on the blog Arianna Belle.

Become a fan
The blog Lovely Clusters is dedicated to supporting small business owners who make or design really beautiful things. Lovely clusters has a page on Facebook. Become a fan here.

Listen to
This song is an oldie that I just rediscoverd past week and have been listening to a lot. Click here to listen to Everybody got their something by Nikka Costa.

Source images www.itsprettygood.com and unknown.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Fab find! Porcelain by El ajuar de Maria

My, oh my! Do I have a fab find for you!!! I came across some absolutely gorgeous porcelain by spanish brand El ajuar de Maria, which translates to Maria's trousseau. El Ajuar de María creates tableware with exclusive and innovative designs. According to it's creators, there was too much tableware with conventional design, so a hobby turned into a brand of chic tableware with a touch of vintage. The porcelain is just too pretty to eat from I think. Check out the entire collection on the website www.elajuardemaria.com. Even the photography for the advertisement is a true feast for the eyes.

Source images El ajuar de Maria.

Blog alert! RAZ Aesthetic

I have a very special blog I want to share with you... ..... RAZ Aesthetic is a very cool and very stylish blog by New York fashion and lifestyle photographer Shiraz Ansari. I had dropped him a line telling him how much I loved his blog and Shiraz send me a lovely e-mail back. He says he started the blog RAZ (the last part of his name Shiraz; RAZ also means "secret" in Urdu, the language from his country of origin, Pakistan) in 2008 and it has become his journal of all that inspires him. The blog features posts on home stores across the US, global interiors and many edgy and fab items on culture, media, people and trends. All of this dipped in lots and lots of sensuality! This blog is quite different from the blogs I've featured before but it is one that you have to check out! Visit Shiraz's portfolio here and check out his blog: http://razlifenyc.blogspot.com.

All images via RAZ.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Lonny Magazine's fourth issue is out now!

Every time a new issue of Lonny Magazine is out I get so excited! I've spend most of my sunday reading the magazine, back to back. Main theme in this edition is Eco-chic and again the editors did an amazing job. I learned that Eco-chic doesn't have to be boring, but can be exciting and truly chic. My favorites are an article on the new NY appartment of Michelle Adams, Editor in Chief of Lonny Magazine. But I also realy enjoyed reading the article about Trading Spaces designer Laura Day, I LOVE her sense of style. I would give an arm or a leg to trade spaces with her! Read the entire issue of this edition of Lonny Magazine here and learn all about Eco-chic.

Source images Lonny Magazine.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Snapshots - headboard inspiration

An ex-collegue of mine and his girlfriend are remodeling their house and he had asked me if I could help him out with finding some pieces for his home. He is looking for a padded footstool and headboard, like in the first image. I've roamed the internet in search for these items and found a few stores where they sold padded footstools, but finding a headboard is much harder. So, if any of you know a shop with padded headboards that ships to The Netherlands, let me know. Anyway, this all inspired me to go through my digital collection of bedroom photo's and share with you my favorite one's of padded headboards...

Source images unknown.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Dutch photographer Marjon Hoogervorst

I always get inspired by people with a great love or passion for something. Dutch photographer Marjon Hoogervorst has a passion for photography and a special love for interiors, design and stills. My kinda girl! What I love most about her work is that you can see life in the photographs. The spaces don't look too sterile but they feel real and lived-in. I love the images shown here and I see a few great design items. I've spotted a Butterfly chair in the first image, an Eames lounge chair in the fourth picture and Copper shade lamps and part of a grey Egg chair by Arne Jacobsen in the eight photo. Check out more of Marjon's work on her website www.vorstin.nl.

All images by Marjon Hoogervorst.