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It’s almost the end of the Woonbeurs Amsterdam  (interior Design fair), Sunday, 30 September is the last day. It’s a six-day event of interior design inspiration, ideas and trends. Unfortunately, I am not able attend the fair. So, to keep me (and you) updated and inspired, here are the latest images I found from one of the best Dutch interior magazine vtwonen.

[ images found via vtwonen] 

Paper furniture design by Pia Wustenberg from Germany. Pia designs are very interesting and fun, as she seems to experiment with a range of materials, textures and colours. Her work shows her diversity in product design from paper furniture, to textiles, ceramics, to jewellery and so on…

Here is a mix of her paper furniture products.

SideBoard Material: Birch Plywood and Dowel, Cotton Canvas, Paper

Cute paper mirrors, that look like they are going to jump around…any minute now.

[ images and source by Pia Wustenberg ]

TIKAU means sustainable and durable in Hindi. TIKAU is a finnish company that has a passion to help encourage and maintain traditional handicraft in Indian villages by working together and employing people there. … The products are beautiful, natural and I love the idea that if you buy a product from the TIKAU you are supporting sustainable development in India!.

Find out more about TIKAU Share project here: Design Helps Living Room is a Helsinki World Design Capital 2012 event, demonstrating and generating ideas about the ways that design can bring about well-being. The Living Room will present various other cases of how design can be applied to the empowerment and sustainable development of under-privileged communities.

[ images and source Tikau website ]

After the success of the first pop-up store by Studio 2010 last year. Studio 2010 (by Denise Rontberg and Melanie Haaksma) was back in Delft for one month only. Fortunately, I made it to the  last day, in time to check it out.

A very spacious place with a cool mix of then and now, vintage industrial interior. Lots of accessories, handmade jewellery, unique handbags and vibrant little pieces spread out the room.

Love the wall piece (and the pink cupboard) above, both are so vibrant!

Let´s hope they will be back soon! … Pop over to see more of Studio 2010

[ photos by Susan Jimenez ]

{ Above photo by: Susan Jimenez }

Meet the blogger event in Amsterdam was a full day of inspiration, meeting other creative blogger and taking part of workshops presented by successful bloggers and them sharing their tips and experience. It was fantastic experience and my head was buzzing for days with positive thoughts and inspiration from the 1 day event. … And I couldn´t not have asked for a more exquisite location that the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam.

There were quite a few guest speakers on the day but the keynote speaker, who is a hugely successful blogger, Frida Ramstedt of Swedish interior design blog Trendenser inspired me the most. Frida is an amazing business woman who has written books, done TV presentation, radio interviews, worked together with interior designer magazines, helped put out Ikea’s first catalogue for the iPad, and has recently created her own iPad magazine.

Frida talked about building your brand, finding your niche and becoming an expert at something: ‘Don’t focus on what you can’t do today. Focus on what you want to be able to do tomorrow’ and a great tip to find your passion: ‘Where does your mind go when it wanders?’.

Have you spotted me by now?
Later on the day I sat through two workshops; Blog Styling by Pippa Jameson and Product Photography by Yvonne Eijkenduijn. Both of them had something very good tips to share on improving your blog and photography styling. What makes a good picture? Every picture tells a story.

{ Bloggers from left to right: Frida Ramstedt, Pippa Jameson, Danielle de Lange and Yvonne Eijkenduijn }

{ Photographer: Jurriaan Hoefsmit – see the rest of the photos by meet the blogger: here }

Polyhedra Helmet made completely from 80gsm paper by Talia Jimenez for her university project. Who is Talia? Well, how long do you have? She is my beautiful and talented niece that will be visiting me very soon!.…Anyway, this is a stunning piece of art work that must have taken hours to just make one! It’s such a delicate piece of art work that i wished i could get closer to them to appreciate every little piece on its own. And search for my favourite, perhaps the butterfly print one? Or maybe I can borrow one?

Inspired by the Japanese animated film, The secret world of Arrietty. Talia had this to say about creating her project, “The task was to create a helmet for Arrietty to wear on her midnight excursion `above ground´ to the world of humans. It would need to protect her from the perils of small creatures who scuttle around in the dark. Arriety loves the garden and is always making the dangerous journey across the lawn to the bay leaf tree. She often carries leaves able her head to act as a camouflage. She would need a helmet to camouflage her from the whooping magpies above and the prying eyes of humans.”

Oh I really would like to have a couple of them and place them between one of my plants – just in case Arrietty comes for a visit and needs protection!. I love the concept! ….What are your thought?

The Secret World of Arrietty, Kari-gurashi no Arietti, original title (Karigurashi means borrower in Japanese) Written by Hayao Miyazaki (creator of Spirited Away) and Keiko Niwa, based on the novel The Borrowers by Mary Norton. Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi.

Curious to see the movie now? Discover Arriettys world here: YouTube Trailer

{ Polyhedra Paper Helmet Photos by Talia Jimenez, 2012 }

Sometime without searching for it, you ran into a few images that fit together – like a colour block puzzle.  Just a couple of weeks, we were canoeing around the canals, closer to nature and nesting birds. We didn’t look as pretty or cute as the couple on the rowing boat but it was just as cosy…. The bold colour, circle bag would probably get wet on the boat, though it should fit heaps of goodies inside it. Fancy bag designed by Meredith Wendell.

This stunning girl in yellow shorts make me want to feel summer! Such a natural, refreshingly chic look, great colour combination too – but it’s the head wrap that makes it super cool picture – i need to start wearing head wraps again!. A great shot taken in Miami by photographer Scott Schuman.

It’s been sometime since my last post. But sometimes busy days, new changes in life can take over inspiration. Today, i have something to share…..As i awoke to the beginning of my Sunday morning, i looked out my window — surprisingly very sunny out and warm. A few thoughts popped into my head that stayed with me for the rest of the day. Spring is slowly shinning through, yeaiii! — time to change my bedroom curtains and i would really love to find a summery duvet cover.

Simplicity is a good start. Love the red embroidery bed cover — oh red! you are always my first choice, via digma and i need a beautiful painting, hanging above my bed, via bolig pluss.

But then i see the colour yellow and it makes me happy just looking at it  — i wonder if i would wake up every morning EXTRA happy having a yellow duvet cover over me? Aaaah i can say yes any day to modern bohemian style, specially when it looks so effortlessly and bright. Love the jewelry, the butterfly details via havenspie and coco+kelly.

Lovely room for a lady, not sure if i could convince my man to go for the look though? lace curtain is a great idea via, msmuse olive-green room inspiration via, pinkwallpaper.

I’ll take that gorgeous blue/purple velvet bed cover! Spring, winter anytime of the year, will always look cool and so right in a bedroom, via from scandinavian with love and the roses found via pinterest.

Now that i’ve found some colourful and diverse inspiration  — let’s see what my bedroom looks like but summer time!!!

When I was in Ghent the other day, with no plans on things to do and see. I accidentally discovered a couple of home decor and interior design shops that I hope to visit again soon! The very lovely Huiszwaluw Shop was full of inspiring home decorations and accessories… I particularly loved the fabric storage boxes you see in the first picture above.

You can also check out Huiszwaluw facebook page to see more photos of the shop.
I love these sever plate design below and the way this part of the shop is set up, it looks unique.

These last two photos I took from a very spacious interior designer shop. It has everything you can possible think that you might need for your kitchen or home. Unfortunately, I can’t remember the name of the shop but I am sure a local would be able to guide you to it – It’s hard to miss.

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the rebels, the troublemakers, the ones who see things differently. While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”

Unaired version of Apple’s Think Different ad, narrated by Steve Jobs (1997)

A great tech visionary who changed the way we communicate and made technology exciting and cool. Sadly, Steve Jobs is dead at age of 56. His vision, achievements will continue to shine forever.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. -Steve Jobs

No doubt many of us have seen this video before, “Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address” Yet, I had to watch it again. If you haven’t seen it – try to do so, it’s really an amazing source of inspiration.

{Images source via Diana Walker and BuzzFeed }

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