Home Trends 2014: Country Bliss and wall quotes

The Dutch home decor fair the Woonbeurs is still open to the public and lasts till tomorrow, October 6. I was there earlier this week to spot the latest styles in interior home decorating, and shop the trends.  At the Woonbeurs, the major Dutch interior magazines annually inspire us in special model homes. One of […]

Trend: Leather and Wood Sunglasses

This summer any shape goes in the sunglass department. Whether you like square, round or butterfly opticals, you can have your pick. The fashion trend in opticals is not so much focusing on shape or colour but rather on materials. Leather, suede and wood details or even whole frames are the hottest trend. I like […]

Let’s cut it short

Chopping boards,  or bread boards come in all sizes and shapes nowadays. You can either use them to prepare and cut your produce and bread, or you can use it as a plate for breakfast or platter for cheese and tapas at night. You can even use them as a serving tray. The possibilities are […]

Clip it with Tout simplement

Functional and fun are my Tout Simplement wooden clips and magnets. I got them last year in Paris but you can also get them online. They are a great example of creativity, functionality and design all in one small wooden object. So simple and yet so ingenious. The clips are made of natural beech wood, […]

Forest wall papers

Get lost in the woods with the new trend: forest inspired wall papers. The nordic nature trend continues on the wall with trees, mushrooms, and logs this winter.  Is it because of the recession that we turn to natural beauty and embrace it in our interiors? Or is Scandinavian design taking over Europe? Either way, […]

10 Christmas tree alternatives

O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree! Thy leaves are so unchanging What kind of tree are you getting this year? Are you going for a natural one, or do you have an artificial one? Although I love the smell of a pine tree, and the experience of picking the perfect tree, I’m not such a […]

Write it on Wood

Isn’t it great to get a postcard in your mail? In the age of e-mail, facebook and whats app, people hardly send each other mail anymore. So when you do get mail, it is even more special. I ran into these wooden postcards the other day and was immediately drawn, as they are more than […]