31 August 2009

Colourful HAY carpets

Named after a Danish candy – colourful, sugarcoated licorice balls – Pinocchio is a carpet from HAY that makes you smile. Carpet collection is handmade in Nepal. Every single ball is felted by hand and afterwards put on a string like pearls. I love these colourful carpets! What do you think?

LEGO XL project

Every child growing up with the popular LEGO bricks would dare to build a LEGO home like this, at least I would when I was a little girl. This month british television presenter james may and a group of volunteers have been building a two-storey LEGO house in the middle of the denbies wine estate, in dorking, UK. The life-size house uses over three million bricks and features a staircase, toilet and shower. may said once it was completed he intended to live in the temporary construction for a few days. he LEGO house is the latest toy challenge that james may has undertook as part of his BBC series james may's toy stories. other projects included the world's first plasticine garden
images via Design Milk
More images of the LEGO house can be found over at geek sugar. the daily mail also have more info on the project .

30 August 2009

Stickers for stairs

Today I would like to feature an innovative company Rotterdam (NL) based company to you. Krachtstroom who came up with the wonderful idea to create removable stickers for your stairs. These stickers are made of polymere vinyl and laminate and can easily be fixed to your stairs. If you want to change the design after a while you can easily remove the stickers again. The stickers currently come in a variety of designs and can be ordered via the website. More designs will be added every week. A set of 13-15 stickers will cost maximum EUR 100.

images: Krachtstroom

29 August 2009

Free membership Design Hotels Club

Today I want to introduce the Design Hotels to you. They started sixteen years ago wit a prescient vision realising that more and more hotels would start considering and using good design and architecture. Today Design Hotels offers you a selection of more than 180 special hotels across the globe.

As a special benefit, Design Hotels is inviting all Wallpaper readers to join their club and get special rates and exclusive offerings at each of them. I recently joined them and so can you. Go to www.designhotels.com/wallpaper
Thanks for this offer Sara, I think many readers of Urban Style Vibes will also appreciate this membership. Please let me know if you like this by leaving your comment below.

27 August 2009

Travel update: Cheap KLM tickets to 80 top destinations

If you want to fly cheap from Amsterdam to top destinations, you better check out the KLM website soon. They offer tickets to more than 80 destinations at very low prices. E.g. New York EUR 449, Joburg EUR 599. For all destinations and prices click here. The offer last till September 10, 2009 so you'd bettter book soon. Travelling is possible till March 2010 so make up your mind and book a your next journey!

Vipp Yellow Cab Style

Danish brand Vipp, the premium accessory brand responsible for transforming the look of your bathroom and kitchen, now welcomes another collection called the Yellow Cab which forms the newest member of the elegant Vipp Universe. The 2009 Limited Edition Vipp Yellow Cab derives its name from the random 13,000 Yellow Cabs buzzing on the lively streets of New York City. This is the first time Vipp is launching a showroom outside Denmark, in New York City, which is a milestone in the 70 year history of Vipp. Vipp’s Yellow cab takes a chic and alluring spring color, which is unlike Vipp’s usually minimalistic choice of colors. I personally fell in love with their soap dispenser so I will head for Copenhagen today and get mine (in white of course!)
source: VIPP

25 August 2009

Danish inspiration

Hej Hej! I´m in Copenhagen now and I just wanted to say hello (in Danish). The weather is beautiful and today I will do some shopping in Lyngby. I already found some great inspiration. Do you already know Ferm Living? They have beautiful wallpapers and homewear. I also fell in love with the Eva Solo collection. And finally take a look at Muuto and Menu. I hope you will enjoy my Danish inspiration today. More will follow shortly so please keep on reading.

images: Ferm Living

24 August 2009

Monday inspiration!

Hi there? How are you? Ready for the next week? I'm off to Copenhagen so I won't have many times to post the next days. However I won't leave you without some inspiration for this week:

Ten years ago, Eric Rasmussen, a stage actor who lives in the West Village, inherited a ranch house in Sag Harbor, N.Y., on the South Fork of Long Island. He sold the house and most of the land, keeping for himself a 61-by-230-foot slice facing the water on which he built a second home, left, tucked away behind a 10-foot wall. Click here to see the full slide show.

source: New York Times Home & Garden

22 August 2009

Happy Weekend!

Hi lovely readers! How are you today? I wish you a wonderful weekend. I am already quiet busy since we will celebrate my grandma's 83rd birthday today with the whole family and I'm cooking pancakes and soup for this event.
This morning I came across this stunning renovated farmhouse in Sweden.Skånegården is situated 800 metres on from the Öresund Bridge toll. This beautiful farmhous was recently renovated. I love the gorgeous loft atmosphere! What do you think?

images via: Skona Hem

21 August 2009

NEW: Zara Home Country Trend

Zara Home has just launched it's new Autumn/Winter '09/'10 collection. They define the new trends in 4 categories. Click here to see all the trends. One more ‘longterm trend’ is that of the ‘Farm of the Future’. This country trend is about the idea of living on a highly modern farm and producing everything we need ourselves - or at least the dream and look of that. Less is more here, it is kind of a ‘warm minimalism’. Wood and natural wood tones are the most important material in this minimalist and streamlined story . Not too smooth or too textured, neither incognito nor show-off, neither calm nor brash, neither classical nor extravagant – the home is becoming magnetic, sensual and charismatic thanks to a palette of neutral colours with far from anonymous effects.

Fabrics are pure and functional with attention to detail, organic influences and always in refined natural qualities. Patchworks make use of the colours that fade one into another and objects play together in groups. Knits are important. Silver objects are decorated with ornate patterns punched–out in delicate pin-holes. Tableware is simple with white wash glazes in organic and unassuming forms. The range of subtle hues are used to dress the table with each plate in a different colour etc. Also: Plastic that looks like wood and clay that looks like textile for example! Using high-tech materials to get the look, with a surprise to the touch.

Personally, I love this style. It's calm and I feel at home surrounded by nature. What do you think of this collection? You can leave your comments below.

source: Zara Home

20 August 2009

Anemi Hotel Greece

Good morning lovely readers around the globe. How are you today? Do you remember that stunning white bedroom from my last post? This was an image from the beautiful Anemi Hotel on the Island Folegandros in Greece. The hotel is decorated with contemporary style without missing out on the Cycladic architecture. The interior features simplicity, elegance, luxury and calme. Isn't this a great spot for a summer break away? Tell me, what is your dream destination? You can leave your comments below.
images via Anemi Hotel

19 August 2009

Stunning white interiors

Today I would like to share some white interiors with you. As you might have noticed from earlier posts I love white and clean interiors. It's serene, calm, just stunning! Hope these images give you some inspiration on a hot summer day. That's what it is here in Holland, ooff!

source: Apartment therapy, Anemi Hotel Greece, The Design Public Blog, Inspiration Bubble.

18 August 2009

More Ikea inspiration!

Browsing the web I found a new video on the Ikea trends 2010. Click here to view this video on the website of Cote Maison. I also found some extra images from the new catalogue. On the same website I found a slideshow with all the new items. Check it out, or grab your own copy at Ikea;-)

source: Cote Maison

New Ikea guide: Design your own life 2010

The new Ikea guide is out now. I didn't managed to catch a copy yet but here are some images of the new catalogue. In one of my earlier posts I showed you already some other images. Click here to read my earlier posts on the new Ikea guide.

image: Ikea press department

Beautiful Home in Stockholm

Only 64m2 but beautiful. This is an awesome apartment in Stockholm. I especialy love the combination of the 'dark'wooden floor and the white furniture. I was lucky to find this via Skona Hem. I'm into white and bright colors these days. If you would like to share any ideas, please feel free to add your comments below. Thanks in advance Lise M.


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