Monday, October 17, 2011

On my bookshelves soon: The World of Muriel Brandolini

pillow avaliable through Barneys NY

The one good thing about heading with extreme speed to Christmas is that my wish list will soon be fulfilled!
One of THE items on my list is The World of Muriel Brandolini, a book which I came across through a tweet by Barneys NY). I have been a long time admirer of Brandolini's work. What immediately attracted me were her Asian infused interiors, but always perfectly mixed with contemporary art and antiques. She is a true master when it comes to mixing different styles and fearless when it comes to using colour (although the cover of her book would like you to believe differently).  I love the way her work has evolved over the years and now finally there is a beautiful book covering her fabulous projects!

Besides being an interior designer Brandolini has also designed her own fabric line and only recently created a beautiful range of limited edition pillows and small furniture exclusively available at Barneys NY.

Friday, October 14, 2011

New Press: Blue Bird Pillow as "Cover Girl"!!

Blue Bird pillow on the cover 
Interior Designer Eveline Schmitz and Painted Ikat pillows
Blue Bird pillow in the left hand corner
Eveline Schmitz' stunning design work
 White Allium and Painted Ikat pillows in the Atelier
Eveline's stylish living room with spectacular views over
Amsterdam's harbour

One of my first ever clients Dutch interior designer and shop owner Eveline Schmitz has wonderful 14 page article in Dutch glossy RESIDENCE. The feature was styled and photographed by talented couple Sunna & Marc van Praag.
I simply love Eveline's style, her sense of mixing colours, patterns and textures. Her store is incredibly warm and inviting and I am always proud to see my pillow designs mixed with Manual Canovas, Pierre Frey, Etro and many other beautiful brands. I can't thank Eveline enough for supporting my work. I don't think I have had my pillow designs shown 7 times in one feature which also means a big thank you to RESIDENCE and Sunna and Marc van Praag! :).
The November issue is by the way filled with lots of other goodies and inspiration such as features on maison de luxe Pierre FreyNeisha Crosland and a beautiful NY appartment decorated by talented designer Iain Halliday.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs "Stay Hungry Stay Foolish!"

I started my day a bit depressed. Too many things not going according to plan. Running behind facts, feeling a bit lost..... am I foolish wanting to follow my dream? And then I find out that an amazing man has died. I have listen to his 2005 Stanford address many times and it keeps touching me and above all motivating me to continue to follow my passion!

"...and most important of all have the courage to follow your own heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. every thing else is secondary..." Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address


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