Tuesday, 24 March 2015

" Mini Woonboek "

 boy room from “ Mini Woonboek”
 boy room from “ Mini Woonboek”
 boy room from “ Mini Woonboek”
 “ Mini Woonboek”   book about kids deco in Belgium, Netherlands and Engeland
 “ Mini Woonboek”   book about kids deco in Belgium, Netherlands and Engeland
child room  from  “ Mini Woonboek”
toddler room  from  “ Mini Woonboek”
room of Lola 1 year old from  “ Mini Woonboek”   book about children's rooms

New book in town for all the kid’s deco lovers!

Mini woonboek “ is coming out in Belgium, written in Dutch, but don’t worry - there is hardly any tekst in it!   Britt and Tom ( owners of interior blog : woonblog.be ) are looking for the perfect kid’s room. They visited more than thirty beautiful children's rooms in different styles and show them with details and all interior goodies that make a child's space so unique. I really like the graphic touch of the layout, fresh and bright selection of modern and very up to date kids' rooms. 

In the book you will also find their favourite children's store addresses in Ghent, Antwerp, Brussels, Leuven, Bruges, Amsterdam and Paris. And that’s not all, because  the owners also run a store dedicated to kids deco called “ Wolf&Wolfje ” , where you can of course get the book…. and many other goodies.
and look carefully, there is also some  Rafa-kids' furniture on wheels rolling between the pages...

 “ Mini Woonboek”   book about children's rooms
 “ Mini Woonboek”   book about children's rooms
1/2/3 /4 - picture’s from Pepijn room from here : frivolebysuus

Monday, 23 March 2015

House Bed for kids - trend

baby bed in house shape design by Dave Keune
Stokke home new collection

Stokke home new collection child bed in house shape

Stokke home new collection


If you google “ house bed for kids “ , you would not believe how many options the market already offers. I have serious problem to select only few images for this post. I see the HOUSE shape beds, frames, boards on the wall , boards around the mattresses or even bunk beds in a simple house shape in kid’s rooms.

The options are endles: from simple, minimalist version of a DIY house, to a ready made a ‘real’ big house bed for your child. From May, well known company Stokke will add to their collection a new bed with the bed frame in a house shape. Is it going to be as famous as their trip trap chair ? 

The large , house bed frame is for me a modern interpretation of a traditional four-poster bed. The beams around the beds are used to hang decorative elements for a personal look of the room.  

Whether we like it or not …these beds houses are about to stay here for longer. 

bunk bed in a house shape for a child room
bed frame around bed in a house shape
plywood bunk bed in a modern room
plywood self made bunk bed


bed frame reading nook styling jennijuurinen
bed frame in a child room from https://instagram.com/chloeuberkid/

On the pictures some ideas with house bed in kids’ space :
1 / 2-3 -4 /5 /6 /7 /8 /9 /10 

Friday, 20 March 2015

Milk Japon

Milk Japon styling Marie Graunbøl photo Mikkel Tjellesen

It’s Friday and I have for you some special treat for the eyes and soul. 
Amazing shoot by stylist Marie Graunbøl and photographer Mikkel Tjellesen for Milk Japon. 
Simplicity, Soft colours and carefully selected modern products for children.


Milk Japon styling Marie Graunbøl photo Mikkel Tjellesen
Milk Japon magazine 2015
Milk Japon styling Marie Graunbøl photo Mikkel Tjellesen
photo’s via : luckyboysunday

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

NIDI - furniture for today's youngsters

NIDI furniture for today's youngsters
Battistella furniture for kids
Battistella  - new NIDI furniture for modern kids

Finally! For ages I haven’t seen such a fresh and brave children’s furniture collection. 
Please discover the new : NIDI Graphic Collection, made under the roof of  Battistella. Well known, family company which started in 1953, by Mr. Alfredo Battistella in Soligo, Italy. In 1963, the Battistella brand was the first to launch a line of children's bedrooms in laminate on the Italian market! Currently the innovative business is run by the founder’s son Mario. NIDI is a collection of children's bedrooms that combines play and design in the spaces dedicated to today's youngsters.

“ … Basic shapes and minimal design are the keywords of Nidi graphic world! 
Squares, lines and triangles give shape to Vanny, the geometric desk with secret storages,
 in all your favourite colours!..” 

Where do I begin my delight? The architect’s heart beat faster when I see a modern house like that, chosen for a photo session for a kids collection.  Open, big space with concrete walls and floors.  The furniture are designed with an appreciation for the modern aesthetic  with a twist. Contrast between raw concrete and red accessories make the space so playful and fool of light. Fantastic! 

Battistella  - new graphic NIDI furniture for modern kids
Battistella  - Italian  children furniture collection NIDI
Battistella children furniture collection NIDI from Itally
Battistella children furniture collection NIDI from Italy
info and photo’s via: busyboo

Monday, 16 March 2015

Children friendly homes - Behomm

children friendly home - Norway - Bohomm

Today,  I'm taking you on a trip through the rooms of children around the world….
Do you know Behomm Community already? 
It’s a site to exchange homes for vacations only for designers and visual artists. Access to it is by invitation only, but you can look at all the houses, before you will decided to join the community. I can search through the pages for hours, and hours. Today you have a chance to look into a small selection of homes with children ( from 700! ) .  Can you imagine, more  authentic, comfortable space , to spend holidays with kids ? 

children friendly homes - USA - Wisconsin

children friendly homes - Stockholm - Sweden

children friendly homes - Gent - Belgium

children friendly homes - Stockholm - Sweden

children friendly homes - Girona - Spain

children friendly homes -Denmark

children friendly homes - Rotterdam - Netherlands

children friendly homes - London - UK

children friendly homes - LA - USA

Friday, 13 March 2015

dream kitchen

rebuilt a city farm in Workum, The Netherlands
open kitchen in rebuilt farm in Workum, The Netherlands - photo for vtwonen

I dream of an open kitchen with a big table and a lot of space around it….
exactly like the one you see on the pictures. This amazing space belongs to Maamke en Rob, who rebuilt a city farm in Workum, The Netherlands. Their every day life concentrate around this unique space and they just like so much to hang out with friends and family around it. The little details, which make this kitchen/dining room so durable :  concrete floor, black industrial window frames, the mix of different chairs, even the flowers on the table put so carelessly.... Cosy, warm and so natural.
I just wish to be there for a moment, to grab this coffee.  I blame the spring air , you know….

Happy and relax weekend to all of you!  

open kitchen in rebuilt farm in Workum, The Netherlands - photo for vtwonen
open kitchen in rebuilt farm in Workum, The Netherlands - photo for vtwonen
open kitchen in rebuilt farm in The Netherlands - photo for vtwonen
greenery in open kitchen in rebuilt farm in The Netherlands - photo for vtwonen
all picture’s: vtwonen - binnenkijken

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

small tour into our house

garden in city of Rotterdam / photo Binti-Home
garden in city of Rotterdam / photo Binti-Home
Rafa-kids family at home in their garden - photo Souraya Hassan / Binti-Home

Today I open the door of our house and I will show you a bit of our space. 
We live in Rotterdam, at the north side of the city , in an old building from 1930.  We have moved here 5 years ago. Our apartment is on the ground floor and it used to be a local store with a garage for bicycles at the back. Now we have our garden there! I didn’t know I had ‘green hands’ or that I will be gardening in the middle of the city. The garden is wild, with a lot of bamboo, grasses and plants, which don’t need a lot of care. (that was my plan) Our apartment is more clean and organise  with a monochrome colour palet and here and there some splash of little colour accent.  It’s not a big space, but has a high ceilings, which make the space full of light…You can see on the pictures our little kitchen, dining room, library and a bit of working space. It’s one open space with no doors or walls…and that’s what I like so much about this house…. 

all picture’s are made by Souraya Hassan /Binti-Home
Rafa-kids family  home / kitchen - photo Souraya Hassan / Binti-Home
Rafa-kids family  home / kitchen - photo Souraya Hassan / Binti-Home
Rafa-kids family  home / kitchen - photo Souraya Hassan / Binti-Home
Rafa-kids family  home /dining room - photo Souraya Hassan / Binti-Home
Rafa-kids family  home / library- photo Souraya Hassan / Binti-Home
Rafa-kids family  home / working space - photo Souraya Hassan / Binti-Home