Friday, September 12, 2014

An old blacksmith’s warehouse converted | Kinfolk

Let me start this sunny Friday by sharing this beautiful renovated old blacksmith's warehouse on the Greek island of Lesbos.

This stunning old blacksmith's warehouse has been converted with lots of light wood, bright white walls and concrete floor. It's the second home of Dorte Mandrup-Poulsen and two other Danish architects (Louis Becker and Jens Thomas Arnfred).

It’s important when you convert an old building to be careful not to remove the soul of what was there. If everything is renewed, it becomes too perfect,” Dorte says. Therefore they preserved the blacksmith equipment, like the traditional iron stove, old metal tables and the original iron windows, which are among her favorite features because they frame the seaside views throughout the home. Imperfections tell the history of this home.











Monday, September 1, 2014

Amazing bikes and skateboards | Heritage-Paris

We're back to our daily life as from now ! My oldest daughter Mirte started school again as from today.

We've spend a wonderful and relaxing time in the south of France. One week near Montpelier on the Mediterranean coast and one week in the Provence. How lovely the holiday was, it's also nice to get a steady rhythm again.

When we visited the beautiful city Vaison-la-Romaine we came across a small exposition of photos of people with Heritage bikes and we admired this beautiful unique bike named "007" Goldfinger. The uniqueness lies in the fork and the bushings bathed in 24 carat gold bath. 




I had a very nice chat with the gallery holder, who explained with passion about this exclusive brand. Unfortunately I wasn't allow to make photos. 

Heritage-Paris is all about a group of friends from different backgrounds and united around a common idea: the love of beautiful things. In addition to custommade bicycles, they make beautiful wooden skateboards, sneakers and accessories.



Monday, June 16, 2014

Figs and Cacti


Beautiful exotic plants like figs, olive trees, cacti and succulents are a must in your interior.

They are a great style object in a beautiful (minimalist) interior or a nice terras.

I love these pretty amazing photos of big cacti and figs styled perfectly.





1 | beautiful outdoor terrace via Witanddelight
5| green inspiration via my pinterest boards : fiddle leaf fig tree (no source found unfortunately) and cacti