The Seven Chair by Arne Jacobsen celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2015, and to mark this occasion Fritz Hansen
launches two new special editions of the chair. I fell for this soft pink one, with super luxe 24k gold plated legs!
What I love most is the styling though. Fritz Hansen's images are always great, shot in amazing locations and made by the best stylists and photographers. Somehow they manage to always create something new from these old classics, a feeling of freshness and being right on trend. I think that is really impressive.
Let's start this week with something slightly macabre! This new restaurant in Jalisco, Mexico, is covered in bones. Over 10 000 of them actually. Designed by Ignacio Cadena and aptly named Hueso (= bones in Spanish), "a reference to the chef’s natural cooking style. It’s part of a “Darwinian vision,”" says designer Ignacio Cadena, and required six months of scouring north Mexico, cleaning, and purifying to get the off-white skeletal pieces ready.
You probably know by now that I don't really do holiday decorating in my home. It's just not for me, all this gold and glitter extravaganza, or the shabby chic white painted cuteness, and definitely not the traditional red and green version either. This graphic, slightly edgy DIY xmas style though, this I could do!
Totally loving the gradient paintwork on the display boxes in the new Backyard boutiqe, designed by Nendo. I'm thinking of using the idea for a headboard for my bed, or maybe just a big sheet of plywood with hooks attached to it, for hallway storage...
"The shop design for by | n, an original brand with all nendo-designed products located in the Seibu Sogo department stores in Tokyo. BACKYARD refers both to a shop’s storage space or loading dock and a tiny paradise for children, an outdoor space for free play. We wanted to combine the novelty of the commercial back yard, in which new products arrive straight from the workshop, with the excitement of playing in the back yard at home. Simple white fixtures bring out the rich variety of the different products, and the plinths and stands’ plywood texture appears gradually towards the base."
I suspect you have all started thinking about holiday presents now, so I figured I'd make a set of gift guides to give you some ideas and inspiration. They will all have different themes, and why not start with the most important person to spoil; yourself! ;) Since my family keeps to the tradition of not buying gifts for adults, I always get my own presents, and this is what I'd like to give myself. And as you are reading this blog, I believe we might have similar tastes, so perhaps some of these items will end up on your wishlist too?