Thursday, May 26, 2011

In the spotlight: the bubblicious lamp by Dutch designer Chis Kabel

Today I want to put the spotlight on Dutch designer Chis Kabel and in particular on one specific design, the Bubblicious lamp. This lamp has been around for a while now and Kabel has had an exhibition of this lamp the Dutch National Glass Museum a few years back. But I recently stumbled upon it and fell in love with its simple beauty all over again...

What is so special about this glass lamp is that each and every one is unique. Every glass bubble is blown by mouth through a special set of pliers. This gives every glass bubble a different shape. Chris Kabel is also known for his sticky lamp he designed in 2001 for the label Droog. More information on his designs and projects visit his website www.chriskabel.com.
Source images website Chris Kabel.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Photographer Jonas Ingerstedt

Today I want to share Swedish photographer Jonas Ingerstedt's portfolio with you. Besides shooting fantastic interiors he also does beauty shoots and advertorial work. Those of you who read my blog know that I have a soft spot for Scandinavian interior design and these Swedish homes shot by Ingerstedt show exactly why. Cool interiors in a bit sober colours with great and interesting design pieces make up for homes with lots of character and style! To view Ingerstedt's entire portfolio go to www.ingerstedt.se.


All images by Jonas Ingerstedt.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Event reminder + update - Meet the blogger Amsterdam 25th of june

Hi dears! I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. I'm doing a quick post to remind you about the Meet the Blogger event in Amsterdam on the 25th of june. If you are in or around Amsterdam on that date, you should really stop by! Holly Becker from Decor8 will be one of the speakers. Click here for all the latest information about this event! Hopefully we'll see eachother there!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Room crush ♥

I found this image in my computer file and had to share it with you all. Isn´t this a simple and fresh room? I´m usually not so big on white walls and floors, but in this case I actually really like it. It´s so light and clean. But my favorite part of the entire room is definitely the shelving. I love how it doesn´t go all the way up to the ceiling, but is kept low. This way the top shelf can be used like a dresser top, displaying your favorite things. The shelving takes the attention away from the big t.v. and gives the room a perfect focal point. Love it! Have a fab weekend dears!

Source image Stadshem.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Cute prints to spice up your walls

I love to decorate walls with framed pictures, painting and prints. While roaming on Etsy I stumbled upon a few great print shops with lovely prints. Not only will they look great on your wall but they are also quite inspirational. Here are my favorite pics. What do you think?


Top left Love Today print from Redbrickwall.
Top right May your pockets be heavy print from Ecceprints.
Bottom left Choose a job you love print from Posterinspired.
Bottom right Life is a daring adventure from Happy Deliveries.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Inspiring midcentury floor tiles!

Remember when we were little, homes used to have those colourful midcentury patterned floor tiles? I used to hate those tiles back then, thinking they were quite hidious. I remember that in my bedroom I used to have a brown with white patterned tiles and orange walls! Yikes! But that was in the seventies and early eighties. Later on my parents remodeled the house and put elegant white tiles with a fine grey marble pattern throughout the entire house. And my room was painted a soft girly pink with lilac accents, thank God. I recently came across some pictures where I noticed those midcentury patterned floor tiles again and I do have to say I now kinda like it, a lot. It gives a space so much character. Maybe it's because it makes me feel nostalgic, but I think these floor tiles need to have a come back, what do you think?



Source images FrencByDesign (first and last), others unknown.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Mocca&Me weekend quick list

Hello my dears! How have you all been? It has been a while but I am ready to give you a fresh list with some of my favorite links and eye candy. This is going to be a calm weekend for me. What are you doing this weekend? Whatever your plans, enjoy your weekend! I'm off to read the latest issue of Lonny mag.

Have fun and be safe!
Natascha xoxo

Eye candy

Isn't this room fantastic? So fresh and simple yet so stylish. I love all the white walls and sofa combined with the black tiled floor. Love the abstract painting! And by adding a few eyecathing accessories in the same colourscheme of green, you get this great room. I love it. What are your thoughts?

Sign up for
The Meet the blogger event in Amsterdam on june 25th! Are you in or near Amsterdam on this date? Stop by and meet fellow bloggers and readers. Click here for more information on the programme and to sign up! Don't miss it! Holly Becker from Decor8 is one of the speakers!

Quick blog alert
Check out this cute decor/food/fashion blog 'With love from, Kat'. It's young, it's cute, it's fresh and inspirational ;-)

Do you DIY?
If you're in need of some shelving in your home and you want something really cool and unique, but you don't want to spend lots of cash? Then make your own super cool plumbing pipes shelves using this DIY tutorial over at Apartment Therapy. Great if you're going for the industrial look.

Online magazines
Since I haven't been blogging much lately, I've not been able to share with you the latest online decor magazines that came out lately. So, in case you missed one or more of them, here are the links to the latest issues of: Dabble, High Gloss, Ivy&Piper, Rue Magazine, Adore, a fantastic special contribution Lonny did on Trad Home Magazine and ofcourse the latest Lonny magazine may/june issue. Enjoy!

Listen to this
Super catchy summer dance song 'Sun is up' by Ina. It's been playing on the radio non-stop and it's been in my head for a few days now.

Source image unknown.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Jen Ramos launches COCOA+HEARTS original paintings

One of my favorite bloggers - Jen Ramos of MadeByGirl - started a new project and recently launched the website/webshop COCOA+HEARTS! At this webshop she sells paintings originally made by her. Her artwork is colourful, fresh and feminine. Jen also runs the MadeByGirl printshop where she sells the cutest prints ever. Jen is one talented girl! So, hop on over to COCOA+HEARTS and show her some love!








All images via Cocoa+Hearts.