Friday 31 January 2014

favorite stylist / part 1 - Susana Vento

stylist Susana Vento photography Kristiina Kurronen
stylist Susana Vento photography Kristiina Kurronen

I have to admit that a year ago, I didn't really know what stylist's work really meant. 
I was always interested in photographers' work, designers, and not really realized that a stylist is the one responsible for a concept behind the picture . The stylist's work is to bring ideas how to present the product and build a lifestyle. I have a big respect for stylist's profession since I've met Paulina Arcklin last year. I have few favorite stylists who I would like to show you, in my new series : favorite stylist. 
One of them is Susana Vento
Her work is minimalistic and very modern. You might have a feeling its a bit abstract and cold because she plays with shapes and textures a lot. On her blog ( which I also like a lot) she makes many composition pictures with products and objects surrounding her.  Look at her website and Susana very nice blog and get to know her amazing word. 

stylist Susana Vento photography Kristiina Kurronen
stylist Susana Vento photography Kristiina Kurronen 

Wednesday 29 January 2014

acapulco chair 

acapulco chair for kids

When I look at this chair, I just can't stop thinking about warm and sunny days….which I miss! 
The Acapulco chair was originally designed in Mexico in the 1950s. 
".. Legend has it that this chair was conceived by a French tourist whilst seated in an uncompromising solid chair amongst the alluringly comfortable woven hammocks strung from the nearby palms. By combining the mayan woven technique of the hammocks within a metal framework the Acapulco chair was born…" 
photos  : molly-meg I   Petra Binder : 79ideas
acapulco chair for kids - party for kids -photo Peta Binder
photoghtapy Petra Binder 

Tuesday 28 January 2014

Peter’s Table & Chair by Hans J. Wegner

Peter’s  Chair by Hans J. Wegner
Peter’s  Chair by Hans J. Wegner
Carl Hansen Children’s Table and Chair by Hans J. Wegner

A timeless classic, this Carl Hansen Children’s Table and Chair by Hans J. Wegner 
has been in production since 1944. This is my very favorite set for small kids. Looks so great, which is down to both style and simplicity of design. Sturdy and safe, it's made from pieces of wood that can be assembled and disassembled again and again - no tools are necessary. Peter's Chair was designed by Wegner as a present for the baby son of Wegner's friend and colleague Børge Mogense. 

I found it available in UK here : thelollipopshoppe    some other posibility : archiexpo

Sunday 26 January 2014

vtwonen & interview

scandinavian wool blankets from Rafa-kids
vtwonen rafa-kids interview

Dutch VTwonen magazine is one of my favourites. Only the Danish Rum beats it! ;)
I just couldn't not tell you how proud I am that Rafa-kids picture with our A teen bed and wool blankets are on a full page in February 2014 issue of VT! That's not all, there is a small interview with me too. I was so surprised to see it! They send me the questions some time ago, but I didn't expect it will be such a beautiful publication. The winter is not over yet and we still have the sheep blanket and the field of dots on sale at the moment. 

V&A Agata Seredyn van Rafa-kids (vtwonen/FEB2014)
Het begin ? Mijn man Arek en ik hadden behoefte aan mooie en funcionele meubels voor onze eigen kinderen. We zijn ze zelf gaan ontwerpen: een stapelbed voor onze jongens was het eerste resultaat. We kregen zoveel leuke reacties dat we besloten onze droom van een eigen label waar te maken. 

Filosofie? Wij zien het kinderbed als meer dan een slaapplaats : als een creatief gebied dat flexibel en aanpasbaar moet zijn aan de behoeften van een kind. 

Persoonlijke favoriet? Iedereen in onze familie heeft zijn eigen favorieten. Het A tiener-bed is de favoriet van Arek. Dit bed kan jarenlang functioneren. Eerst als tienerbed, dan als logeerbed of als daybed in de woonkamer. 

Ook beddengoed ? Scandinavisch design sluit goed aan bij onze beddencollectie. De lakens en dekens die we verkopen zijn gemaakt door kleine ontwerpers en familiebedrijven zoals wij. 

wool blanket field of dots at rafa-kids

Friday 24 January 2014

weekend & stellamccartney

stella mccartney autumn 2014
stella mccartney autumn 2014
stella mccartney autumn 2014
stella mccartney autumn 2014

It's almost weekend
Thé maison-objet is starting today…
the place "to be and to see"  for people in the interior deco industry,
and for children word  playtimeparis is also around the corner.

I have for this weekend amazing
and for you, inspiring collection of stella mccartney - autumn 2014.


stella mccartney autumn 2014

Thursday 23 January 2014

rafa-kids beds in details

toddler bed from Rafa-kids darkchocolat
toddler bed from Rafa-kids darkchocolat

 " The details are not the details. They make the design" Charles Eames. 
A famous quote from a designer icon. Rafa-kids put a lot of effort into detailing. Also the ones which you normally don't see. For example bed bases of our beds. You just put a mattress on it, so why you should care, right ? It all started with our F bunk bed. When kids play under the bed, you can actually see the bottom of the bed, and why not make a nice element out of it ? The mattress have to be well ventilated so the composition of holes is not only looking good but is very practical at the same time! Our A teen bed has simpler good looking bed base and you actuallly can't see any joints from outside. This makes the bed looking smooth and elegant. 

teener bed from Rafa-kids whitewash
teener bed from Rafa-kids whitewash

Monday 20 January 2014

furniture from Japan : drill-design

drill-design paperwood
drill-design furniture

I have a wakens for Japanese design furniture. I think its a mater of the pure look and minimal detail. You don't see much color used in their designs, so this paper-wood stools of drill-design make a little exemption. It is an experimental new material called PAPERWOOD. The ecologically-sensitive plywood was developed by this design studio and it is their own brand mark. 
Drill-design  was established in 2001 by Anzai Yoko Hayashi and Yusuke
They are not only interested in furniture but also design in the field of graphic, 
products, stationary etc. You can discover more  : drill-design

drill-design furniture
drill-design furniture
drill-design furniture detail
drill-design calendar
drill-design calendar
drill-design toy

Sunday 19 January 2014

yellow in H&M Home SS14

H&M Home SS14 tiger bedding for kids
H&M Home SS14 tiger bedding for kids

It looks like the yellow color in the interior accessories will stay with us in 2014.
 I just came across the new H&M collection for Spring/Summer and I can see that they are proposing plenty of affordable products in this color this year. I personally really like the black & white stripes, together with yellow, which makes this a very graphic and fresh combination. Yellow color with many tones of gray, linen , wool are also very nice idea. The H&M bedding collection with dots, has it's charm too, available in yellow, blue and black and white. We will stay definitely with the cool tigers for my boys room! 

H&M Home SS14
H&M Home SS14
H&M Home SS14
H&M Home SS14

Friday 17 January 2014

Kids' Design book from BRAUN

bunk bed Rafa-kids in braun book kids' design
braun book kids' design
bunk bed toddler bed Rafa-kids in braun book kids' design

We are very proud that Rafa-kids' beds are featured in KIDS' DESIGN 
book by Michelle Galindo released by Swiss publisher Braun. 
The volume: 

" ... presents a selection of the most innovative designs for children, 
from novelties to established classics. It is for all parents who value great design and want to pass it on to their children."

We find it amazing that being only 1,5 years on the market we are standing between such a good companies as Oeuf or Kalon Studios.
There is plenty of other great products for kids in this book but I cannot take pictures of it all :)  
If you are interested in kids' design, you can get it here : braun-publishing

kalonstudios caravan crib
snowpuppe lamp
dog lamp by pana objects
 oeufnyc perch bunk bed
stek table
come&draw table
and some of the established classics toys....
kaj bojesen wooden animals
cuboro blocks