Design Profile: Arne Jacobsen

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Image source: Fritz Hansen

If a building becomes architecture, then it is art.

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n one of her latest posts Patricia showed you 3 ways to style Arne Jacobsen’s Series 7 Chair. This time we circle back to Arne Jacobsen again, as I’m going to write more about his life and work as an icon of midcentury design. He was one of Denmark’s most influential 20th century architects and designers and is known for combining modernist ideals and his love for naturalism. In his work every detail is overthought and nothing has been left to coïncidence. This is a very functionalist thought.  

The architect’s first big success was designed in 1929 – House of the future. This house is very important for his future designs as it shows his affinity for geometric shapes for the first time. It also resulted in a lifelong partnership with Fritz Hansen, who still produce many of Arne Jacobsen’s designs today. While he viewed himself an architect first and foremost, he is mostly known by the public for his furniture. The Ant Chair, Swan, Egg and the Series 7 Chair, are examples of well known designs that show how much he loves to work with modern lines but also his inspiration from nature.

Designer profile Arne Jacobsen // Grey wood Ant chair - via noglitternoglory

Image source: Jens Bangsbo

Weekend links: on Blogging

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appy saturday folks! How have you been? These shots are from a slow morning last week, and oh how I love those. Belgium’s been cold but sunny lately, and that’s all you can ever wish for in winter over here, so I’ve been pretty pleased! (Edit: it just started snowing, lol.)

I think the thing I love most here in this shot (apart from the pictures Dieter and I took at our amazing hotel in Barcelona) is that cup of coffee. Made with my new coffee machine (I’ll show you later) and served in my new Vinga cups from Decovry (a perfect size for lattes). What better way to start the day?

My 5 favourite Home Rituals

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ou may have noticed on social media that I had a shoot with Rituals a few weeks ago. They asked me to share some of my favourite uses of their products and scents for Nest Magazine and I was happy to take part.

You see, for me, Rituals was the first brand that even made me come into contact with home scents. When I was a university student in Leuven, I’d spend some of my budget on their “under a fig tree” candle, and it always made my room feel like home. Plus, it felt like such a luxurious splurge that was at the same time well within reach of my student budget.

It’s the small, everyday things that help me structure my busy schedule.

Today I wanted to share some tips for balance if you’re a scatterbrain like me. As a freelancer, I have a very diverse schedule, which is fun but also difficult. One day I’m shooting photos on location, one day I’m stuck behind my desk. I’ve discovered that for me, it’s the small, everyday things that help me structure my busy schedule.

Not coincidentally, this is completely in line with Rituals’ core values. The brand is all about slowing down, taking a step back and enjoying the moment, whether it’s in your beauty or home routine. Finding comfort in everyday moments and making them more enjoyable.

I don’t always follow my own advice, like everything in life it’s been trial and error, but the things below help me to structure my days, so I thought they might help you too.

Crushing on…

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hese beautiful new poufs by Ferm Living landed in my inbox today, and I don’t think I have to tell you guys twice that this colour palette is completely my thing. And the velvet. And that sculptural allure they’ve got going on. So I hopped on over to the Ferm Living website and discovered that the rest of the fall/winter collection is looking pretty fine as well, and the styling is gorgeous. I wouldn’t mind that room divider to hide our recently purchased home trainer. And one of those oval poufs, drool!

PS: This room divider is the ultimate proof that lacquered finishes are back! (Called it! And planning to do something with it this fall.)

Picking out our new sofa

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allieHi guys! Our new Sofaompany acquisition has just arrived, and I’m super excited!

Dieter and I have been very into the velvet trend from day one so a while back we decided it was time to add some more velvet to our own life. So after a lot of online research, we headed over to the Sofacompany showroom in Antwerp to pick out our dose of velvet. So I thought id would be fun to show you the three options we considered before making our final choice (which you may or may not have spotted on Instagram stories when we picked it out).

Moody Kitchen Inspiration

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Moody Kitchen Inspiration // No Glitter No Glory

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efore I show you guys the result of my little kitchen makeover with Farrow & Ball, I thought I’d show you some inspirational images that sparked my decision to go for a moody vibe.

The kitchen doesn’t get much natural light, which is actually exactly the reason why I wanted to go for darker walls, as the white just really felt drab in this space. I’m so excited to show you the results, but have a look at this inspiration first! Have a happy weekend!

Rebecca Judd’s Modern Pink Bathroom

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Rebecca Judd's Modern Pink Bathroom / No Glitter no Glory

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ink has become a recurring theme here on the blog, so I think it won’t come as a surprise that when I spotted this space on pinterest, my heart skipped a beat. Such lovely combination of pink, marble and brass (although my own preference is still brushed brass) . This feminine space is the ensuite bathroom of Australian model & TV presenter Rebecca Judd, designed in cooperation with Aimee Tarulli. Turns out the marble is actually a porcelain slab but it works equally well, doesn’t it? (And it’s supposedly easier to take care of.) I think the brass corners are my favorite little detail here. 
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A Beautiful London Home with Pink Hues

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spotted these images last summer when this home appeared on A cup of Jo and instantly fell in love, but recently I bumped into them on pinterest again and they are so good I just had to share. I feel the heart and soul of this home is definitely the gorgeous kitchen, which is no surprise when you know this is the home of writer, cook and foodblogger Skye McAlpine.

Have a look at this lovely apartment with perfect imperfections, and read all about the home here.

A Beautiful London home with Pink Hues via No Glitter No Glory