Thursday, 29 November 2012

Room make over with Ferm Living

 The Danish brand Ferm Living had a competition with Designermor a couple of weeks ago where you could win a make over of a kids room. The lucky winners were the Höder Family from Copenhagen. Here are the pictures of the result from Raffaela's and Balthasar's room. So fresh and modern. Amazing what you can do with a simple room .... so great result! 

photo's from Ferm Living Facebook page. 

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Maija Louekari

Probably many of you recognize this famous patterns of Marimekko products. Simple but so playful. I was wondering if we actually know, who is standing behind the big company and produce this great work? Short interviews with the designers of marimekko are just here : Marimekko - designers
Maija Louekari  finished  University of Art and Design Helsinki, where she graduated BA in interior architecture and furniture design. I like so much her graphic line, but also the way she plays with colors and forms. Something perfect for me, on the cold winter days, when all gets so gray….and I'm hardly trying to stay positive. 

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Family Living in Nederland

We are having a Family Living magazine in the Netherlands! 
The original one is coming from Sweden and it is all about contemporary family life : full of inspiration and colors! ;)  I could make  photos of all the pages….

In this first number we are stepping by houses of so many creative people, to name just few :

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Loods 5 - vintage corner

Yesterday we went to Loods 5 in Sliedrecht. It is a big interior design shop, which has a mix of different brands in one place. The concept is to give small and big companies, a space to show their products, and people can take them home directly. I was surprised to see a vintage corner out there. I felt there a bit like at my grandmother's house in Poland, really!  And it was just next to stand for new HAY products and designs from Rice or Swedish Serholt and much more. It's very big mix of styles, but accully I do like it....

Friday, 23 November 2012

Bunk bed in a winter mood….

I like small furniture models! They remind me of my student times when I was building architectural models all the time. Now we have our Rafa-kids furniture in a small scale. What do you think about this warm, soft blanket on our F bunk bed ?  ;) Isn't it looking gorges together with the color of birch wood? I like to play with it so much ;)

I wish you a nice warm weekend.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Bertoia chair

Bertoia chair - modern design classic which I like so much, but which has some interesting story behind it! Harry Bertoia was an Italian-born artist, had a big passion for jewelry and was also working with Charles and Ray Eames. ( designing and creating wedding rings for them!) After he left their studio, he started his own, and designed five wire pieces that became known as the Bertoia Collection for Knoll. Unfortunately, this design had already been patented by Herman Miller for their Eames wire side chair. Herman Miller successfully sued Knoll, so subsequent generations of the Bertoia chair were made with a single thick wire on the edge of the chair.  The Diamond Chair  ( the more sculpture one and open) was the big success after that…and both of them accully are loved all over the world till now !

 Harry Bertoia himself said of his work: 
"If you look at these chairs, they are mainly made of air, like sculpture. 
Space passes right through them."

last two : house of Joanna Laajisto & Mikko Ryhänen for book "Finland Children's Rooms" / edition PAUMES

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Beetles and Butterflies Posters

Do you know these amazing posters by Hagedornhagen ?
I didn't till last week! The art prints remind me of old silk screen prints with nature motives, but they have such a modern expression.  They will look fantastic in a child / teen room. I also discovered Hagedornhagen memory game and postcards. 

Hagedornhagen has been founded by two photographers Mads Hagedorn-Olsen and Anders Morell. They have collected, prepared and photographed selected types of beetles and butterflies, and created a series of art prints of very high quality, as regards to both craftsmanship and artistry. Each artprint has been produced in a limited edition of 2000 copies.

Monday, 19 November 2012

Giveaway - Visiontest bedding set

  I would like to invite you to a giveaway at VOSGESPARIS blog  
please just go and leave your comment. 
This beautiful  Visiontest modern & graphic bedding set  is waiting ! ;)

We designed the Rafa-kids furniture collection but I also wanted to have modern bedding to complement it. I wish I could have my own design, but it was a bit to long way to go…so that's why I decided to find a few unique scandinavian designers who make these great beddings. Believe me it wasn't easy to find something I liked! Modern, playful but not childish. The Vision test bedding set designed by Dorte Niedziella is definitely one of my favorite. I'm sure a child can enjoy it for a long time, but we the adults too! ;) 

Good luck with the Giveaway - it will be open till 29 November. 

Saturday, 17 November 2012

The best TOY of all time


Amazing art project made by pracownia k. - consist of basic three toy kit: sticks, stones and rope

" …The project aims to draw attention to the absurd situation in which we find ourselves on the threshold of the twenty-first century. Bombarded by advertising to buy yet another toy, decorated with slogans promising "educational", "creative", "organic" and recently fashionable "innovative". We forget that children have the greatest pleasure in playing with simple things, which are part of our adult world and which children are watching with great interest. Have rope, stone and stick a chance to get back to kids room? Will it only happen when we find it on shelf in a shop ? And a sufficiently high price will convince us about their values​​, attractiveness and influence on the development of creativity in children?…" 

Thank you pracownia k. for this!