Choosing the Perfect Living Room Rug with Wovenly

Several years ago when I had moved into my first house, it has beige walls, honey colored cabinets, Tuscan style tiled EVERYWHERE and cheap, tan carpeting from wall to wall. At the time I was just elated about having my own place, even though I was ren…

Easy bathroom accessories

Natural materials like wood and stone work so well in the bathroom, creating a look and feel that mimics that of a spa. H&M has made it simple to achieve this look with faux-stone counter accessories and mirror for your bathroom but you can also add a wooden bathmat and knitted towels from Iris Hantverk as well as bamboo toothbrushes. Create the look for yourself with some of the items below!

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Kvadrat’s new Ready Made Curtain is here to solve all your window covering woes

We all have windows and so if you’ve ever needed to cover them then you know well the process that can come with finding the the right fabric in the right size, and the right color. It’s not always as simple as you thought. Then there’s finding the right fixtures for hanging the curtains . Chances are you also have different sized windows throughout your space so each one might require a unique solution.

Or maybe you’ve never found this to be a struggle and have no idea what I’m talking about but from my own personal experience I have not come across an arrangement that has particularly streamlined the experience. Even if you’ve found curtains that you love with relative ease then you still need to locate something to hang them with which might be altogether unappealing or difficult to install. To confess, I usually make my husband deal with the installation part because I can’t be bothered with it all. The options available are usually less than thrilling and it becomes one of those obligatory but unattractive components of your home that serves a function but offers little more than that.

Bouroullec and Kvadrat Textiles have joined creative forces to solve some of the issues that can come along with window dressing and created the Ready Made Curtain. When I was initially introduced to this product my enthusiasm did not need any additional persuasion. A minimal and attractive anchor and tethered string that can fit various sized windows that can be customized in multiple colors including the string, the pegs and of course Kvadrat produced fabric?! Count me in!


Once you install the pegs the cord can be fed through the center support and then then tightened to prevent bowing in the middle. Before you attach the other end of the cord however, slide the white pegs on to later hang the fabric with. After that you only need to snap the fabric onto the pegs. One of the visual benefits of using this peg system rather than say, a pocketed top that slides over a metal rod, is that there is a continuous and uninterrupted line of fabric from bottom to top.

If you’re looking for new curtains, want to change the look of your windows, or are even looking for a clever space divider, this Ready Made Curtain is a thoughtfully designed solution that might make the process a whole lot simpler while also making it more attractive!

*This post was sponsored by my wonderful partner Kvadrat, all images and words are my own!

Wishlist for Summer

Things I’m longing for this summer include an easy striped wrap dress, Totême’s Positano swimsuit, a Wide brim straw hat like this one, obsessed with all things from this Swedish brand I’m craving these All Blues Satiated Snake Carved earrings .
Another brand I love is Glossier and they just debuted this Glossier’s Invisible Shield SPF 35 which I’m ordering before our LA trip next month. SMD’s Tivoli flower pot, Petite Coral Vase from Artilleriet, Cold Picnic’s abstract sand colored rug and Hay’s Palissade Lounge chair with Quilted Cushion which feels like a nice and comfortable way to lounge outside.

Jenny Sabin to create robotically knitted canopy for MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program 2017

New York-based architectural design practice Jenny Sabin Studio has won MoMA PS1’s Young Architecture Program competition with plans for a shelter made of robotically knitted textile solar panels. The project named Lumen will be installed in the courtyard of New York gallery MoMA PS1 at the end of June and remain in place throughout the summer to host the

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Moor rugs by All The Way To Paris

ATWTP‘s second design for &Traditon, these velvet-like wool rugs are the result of a focus on “shapes, colors and textures – without and patterns,” shares Tanja Vibe and Petra Olsson Gendt, Founders and Partners at ATWTP.

Costes favourites

We like to mix fashion and interior together and love getting inspired by brands like Costes; a young Dutch fashion label. Each season we take a look at the new collection and pick our favourites to share with you on our blog. (See earlier posts for mo…

Rali-Living Odds family

Meet the Rali-Living Odds Family!Rali-Living is a design label based in Amsterdam where high quality materials go hand in hand with a lot of love, care and eye for detail and we are in love with their products. I mean; don’t these cute cuddle pill…

Anine Bing

The clothing line from Anine Bing is simple and very easy to wear. It’s a perfect match between great quality and the perfect fit. Because the styles easily go together you can mix it all up. The clothes are made of the finest materials, all according to Anine’s rock-bohemian style and Anine gets her inspiration from music, L.A. , flea markets, bloggers and from life at large.

Being not only a fashion designer but also a mom of two children and a singer/songwriter we admire all the things she has accomplished. Be inspired by the great sense of style in a pure and feminine way and follow Anine here on instagram.

Maartje van der Noort

This is a small selection of the work from the talented dutch illustrator Maartje van der Noort. Besides drawing she also likes to experiment with applying the drawings to different materials like special paper or textiles. Her style is soft and simple with a spontaneous touch and you can see the honest love she has for it back in each piece. There’s just something about it…

For more of her work come visit us some time at the First or Second Store in Alkmaar where we have the whole collection available! Or go to her website and read more about her work.

Thank you Maartje for inspiring us and making our walls pretty. :)

Maartje van den Noort

This is a small selection of the work from the talented dutch illustrator Maartje van den Noort. Besides drawing she also likes to experiment with applying the drawings to different materials like special paper or textiles. Her style is soft and simple with a spontaneous touch and you can see the honest love she has for it back in each piece. There’s just something about it…

For more of her work come visit us some time at the First or Second Store in Alkmaar where we have the whole collection available! Or go to her website and read more about her work.

Thank you Maartje for inspiring us and making our walls pretty. :)

Mea engelgeer

Because this week is the third edition of Wool Week and it’s all about celebrating the special and natural quality of wool, we thought we’d make a post about one of our favorite woolly designers!

Above you see the new collection from Mea Engelgeer, a textile designer from The Netherlands. Her studio is located near the city centre of Amsterdam. This is the place where she designs her collections. The beautiful and colorful eye catching products she makes are like a piece of art in every interior!

Happy Wool Week everybody and thankyou Mae Engelgeer, for making us fall in love with your designs over and over again.

Mae engelgeer

Because this week is the third edition of Wool Week and it’s all about celebrating the special and natural quality of wool, we thought we’d make a post about one of our favorite woolly designers!

Above you see the new collection from Mae Engelgeer, a textile designer from The Netherlands. Her studio is located near the city centre of Amsterdam. This is the place where she designs her collections. The beautiful and colorful eye catching products she makes are like a piece of art in every interior!

Happy Wool Week everybody and thankyou Mae, for making us fall in love with your designs over and over again.

minimalistic looks by NON

This minimalistic collection is designed by Poland based fashion label NON. The pieces are all very beautiful and elegant. The designs are based on classic geometry and every piece is made of a fine and best 100% Merino wool fabric. So besides the visu…