Friday, October 29, 2010
I am often so tempted to pull-over the car and whip out the pair of scissors I keep in my glove box and cut flowers from bushes on the roadside. Today I did just that. I was driving over to pick up Harry from sailing and I saw these big bright beautiful pink flowers on a huge bush on the side of the road. I did a u-turn, stopped and cut a few. They have very prickly stems so I had to use the paper bag in the door pocket which was left-over from Harry's sausage roll this morning to handle them. Although they have dropped a little bit since arriving home, I do think they look pretty in the aqua vase I put them in on our fireplace mantel. It's amazing what beauty you can discover without even spending a cent.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
I love seeing where bits and pieces from our shop end up. Here's a picture above of one of our vintage French chairs, which we covered in a suzani, in the kitchen of a lovely customer and blogger, Jenny from My Pink Door...I think it looks great in her kitchen/dining area with the fantastic black and white floor and the other mismatched chairs.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Today we worked on a new display in our front window at Black & Spiro. We wanted it to be fresh and colourful and eye catching. This is our last window before our very exciting Christmas window which will be installed in a few weeks time. We wrapped bits of remnant fabric around birdcages and hung them in front of a gorgeous bright pink and white and black floral fabric. It always makes me feel so happy when we have installed a fresh new window at the shop...
This weekend my husband and I went to the INTERIEUR 2010 exhibition in Kortrijk. Every two years this interior design exhibition shows us the latest trends in modern design. A lot of European exhibitors are present, introducing their innovations to the public.
If you want to know more about this fair, please visit the website www.interieur.be.
I want to share with you some company addresses and new products which catched my eye.
This is a Dutch company that produces beautiful gas and led fireplaces.
They call in famous designers to design a fireplace, as Piet Boon, one of the most talked about designers of The Netherlands.
If you want to know all about Piet Boon, visit his website www.pietboon.com
Even a beautiful teak gas fire for outside use.
So if you want some further information please visit the website www.tulp.eu.
An Italian company designing beautiful made to measure furniture and paneling.
The doors and especially the paneling caught my eye!
I really love this dark colored carved rosewood paneling! Very contemporary but very beautiful to me!
Brushed lacquered wood cabinet
Doors available in mapple, cherry wood, walnut, rosewood, oak, teak and wenge.
Detail of the wall board with integrated sliding door, carved on both sides.
Wooden table with inlaid top.
For further information, please visit the website www.laurameroni.it.
Hydrostop is a Belgian importer of bathroom design products.
These designs catched my eyes!
I am so sorry that I can not give you more details about the sinks and the bathtubes, because I did'n’t have enough time to talk to the representative of this company.
But I would not hold you back discovering these products.
What do you think about this elegant bath tube here below? I actually didn’t discover it at the fair, but visiting the Hydrostop website, my eyes catched this bath tube design with the French LXV-styled legs. I hadn’t seen it before! Do you love it? I do!
To see more bathroom designs, please visit the website www.hydrostop.be.
Again a Dutch company that designs and imports high-quality door and furniture fittings in various styles.
And even this company calls in famous designers to design their fittings!
I love to show you the door handles, furniture and window fittings, designed by (again indeed!) Piet Boon.
This company has next to the Piet Boon designs, a wonderful collection from other famous designers to discover!
For further information, please visit the website www.formani.nl.
Berker is an international company and a supplier of high-quality switches, for all kind of interiors, from the luxurious atmosphere to the industrial look! They emphasis on quality, design and innovation.
Their switches are in use all over the world.
Let’s see some of their switch ranges.
This piece is like having a jewellery on your wall!
A switch design in Bauhaus style (1930).
Crystall ball range.
To choose your individual switch, please visit the website www.berker.com.
And last but not least, I want you to meet the mysterious switch collection of the Belgian company NIKO.
The Niko Mysterious wave contral makes life easier! Coming home with your hands full of shopping bags of files? Then you no longer have to put everything down to control the light switch.
The switches are almost invisible integrated into the wall of the woodwork. It adapts itself to the color of the wall. Only a discreet circle remains visible. In the dark this circle lights up with a soft, warm, white glow.
The wave control activates lighting by waving at a distance. When you are 50 cm away from the switch, its edges light up and when you wave within 10 cm, the switch is activated.
Let’s discover THE ART OF DISAPPEARING!
You can paint or wallpaper over the switch.
Niko Mysterious socket outlets and media connections can also be integrated into the wall or into the woodwork.
Discover more about the Belgian Niko Mysterious collection, visit www.nikomysterious.eu.
I hope you will be happy with the addresses of the companies and their innovations I shared with you today!
All images of the websites of the respectively companies.