29 September 2009

Lovely light house

Today I would like to take you to the United Kingdom to show you the magical atmosphere that surrounds the Dairy House, designed by the architectural firm in Charlotte Skene Catling Sommerset. Layers of oak wood alternating with blocks of laminated glass on the walls are the key elements for this former dairy farm in the English countryside.

By filtering through the wood and glass, natural light produces an effect of mystery and seduction which is getting around the house during the day and at night casting a glow on the terrace. While in fact the building is functional in the privacy of those who live there, its boosting the relationship with the landscape, in a fascinating way. Isn't this a light house to dream of? So simple but so cool:-)

source: At Casa

28 September 2009

Happy Monday!

Hi Lovely readers across the globe. It's Monday again and I'm so happy because I have a day off today. That's why I did some shopping in my hometown Rotterdam today. It's good to see that there is a lot of lovely autumn/winter fashion in store now. So tonight I will rearrange my wardrobe, including my new stuff so that I'm ready for the new season. Above you see some lovely images of the Marimekko Autumn/Winter collection. Marimekko Corporation is a leading Finnish textile and clothing design company that was established in 1951. The company designs, manufactures and markets high-quality clothing, interior decoration textiles, bags and other accessories under the Marimekko brand, both in Finland and abroad. You might already know this brand from it's popular flower design. Nowaday they are even selling Marimekko's clothes. Have a lovely week and enjoy reading Urban Style Vibes!!


26 September 2009

Diesel Home Wear

With the recently launched Home Wear collection, Diesel wants to show us that it's selling more than only fashionable clothes. Diesel Home is trying to distiguish with a extra ordinary collection of design furniture that can be combined in any interior. What is your opinion on this home collection? Will Diesel be able to enter the Interior Design market?? Please give me your thoughts below.

source: FD Magazine

25 September 2009

Happy weekend!

Hi everyone! How are you. I'm a bit tired after a busy week... Yesterday I went out with my best friends to discuss the 'goals' for the rest of 2009 and evaluated what we did so far. I can tell you that it was a lot of fun. We had diner at the beautiful Italian Restaurant Oliva in Rotterdam. And of course we shared our thoughts on the future. This all in co-operation with excellent food and Prosecco. So tonight I made a reservation for some recovery with a glass of rose;-) I hope to be fit again by tomorrow. Last but not least I would like to share some beautiful images of the Dutch Designer Piet Boon. His Piet Boon Zone collection is awesome. I just love the 'Heit' chair on the first image. What do you think of it? I wish you all a wonderful weekend! Take care!

Lise M.

images: Piet Boon Zone

24 September 2009

Beauty at the Beach

This minimalist beach house designed by Pete Bossley, called T-house the name was taken because this built in the T-plan. It’s a single storey house with beautiful design and offers amazing beach front views. T-shaped structure with two wings perfect for the whole family to live in. The house design wasn’t only look cool but it also protects from ocean winds its outdoor spaces, which charm with the small level differences between them. It’s a beautiful minimalist beach house located near Tatapouri Point in New Zealand. Since I was born and raised close to the sea I think this is an awesome spot to live. Dream on Lise M!!...

source: Momoy

23 September 2009

Pop up bar Antwerp

Today I would like to take you out to Antwerp. This is one of the beautiful cities in Belgium. It has many good restaurants and it is quiet close (1 hour drive) from where I live. Do you already know the new pop up bar there? It's one of the best kept secrets in town. The location is an old Military Hospital from 1900, which is known for its historical buildings and green environment.

In this old chappel they built a
pop up bar with an ultra hip design, with labels such as Moooi. Until October 30, 2009 this is the place to drink a good glass of bubbles. After this, this location will be renovated. At this moment I did not had the chance to visit this place. Can anyone tell me a bit more about this venue? Thanks in advance!

22 September 2009

Tuesday with Tine K

As you might hav noticed, I'm a big fan of the Tine K. Home collection. Tine K. home has once more chosen the beautiful earthy colours for her new collection of lamshades, pillow cases and other accessories. New in the collection is this beautiful beanbag like lounger set of a chair and a stool. It looks so comfortable to enjoy with a nice cup of coffee.

Source: Lille Lykke

21 September 2009

Lovely Monday!

Hi everyone? How are you on this lovely Monday? I'm having my first Nespresso Latte Machiato this morning and I enjoy the late summer sun coming in here. Did you enjoy the weekend? I sure did. We had a diner with family yesterday. I love to cook for friends and family. It's a lot of work, but it's also a lot of joy! So today, I'm fall in love with a beautiful commercial like kithen that combines brushed steel with vintage leather. The kitchen is built in an old pasta factory in Marseille, France. They’ve done a great job of maintaining the original elements of the factory, as well as the industrial aesthetic inherent to the bones of the space.

via: Loft Life

19 September 2009

Happy and colorful weekend!

Hi all! How are you doing? Are you enjoying your weekend?? I'm sure you will! I'm already busy today. This morning I went to a garden centre to buy some new plants for our balcony. So I'm inspired by nature today. The images above show the Garden Festival of the Chaumont sur Loire castle in France. The theme of this edition of the festival is Color. The festival will end on the 16th of October 2009 so you'd better book a trip a soon if you want to see this in real life.

images: Eric Sander.

18 September 2009

Awesome Australian Architecture

Irony and a bit of voyeurism. Two terms to describe the original house built in Brunswick - Australia - created by the architects of Kavellaris Urban Design. The name of the house is Perforated House and recalls the technique used to affect the shape of the building facing opalescent and the prospectus of the traditional Australian Victorian facades: the "terrace houses. Wedged between two buildings along a street dotted with terraced houses, the facade of the house is designed with a canvas layer. The most fascinating part of the project is the large window on the first floor of the house. Its opening changes the configuration of the front projecting outward life that takes place inside. The window casement is an expressive element that transforms continuously from solid to void volume, from private to public, opaque to translucent. During the day the house is closed and impenetrable, at night, the perception is that of a light box and transparent.
But the architecture is not the main reason that this house is so special: Perforated House was designed to meet the new criteria of eco-sustainability. Key aspect was to optimize solar orientation to take advantage of light and heat. Among the solutions adopted: solar panels for water heating, skylights and blinds inclined to exploit the use of solar energy, slits on the back of the house used as ventilation and air-conditioned building.
Thanks to Jennifer Ramos from Made by Girl who gave me the inspiration on her blog to check out the wonderful At Case website
source/images: At Casa

17 September 2009

Lovely Prints

Today I came across these lovely prints from Freya Art via Etsy. Fréya enjoys traveling around the world and drawing inspiration from wherever she visits. Her work is one of purity of vision with a forever optimistic view of the world. Her quirky and thought provoking pieces are much loved and sought after and held in many public and private collections around the world. All images are on sale in different sizes via her Etsy store. I love this style, what about you??

images: Freya Art


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