Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Another Harcourt in da house!
Not necessary at all, but irresistible.
Found on Saturday afternoon at 5 minutes before closing time in a vintage store in Rotterdam.
Geoffrey Harcourt F154 by Artifort.
Design year 1967.
A luxury chocolate brown leather chair for day-dreaming. It's a swivel armchair with a coated chromium five-legged base.
Geoffrey D. Harcourt (1935) trained at the Royal College of Art in London. In 1962, he designed his first series of small office fauteuils for Artifort. His designs introduced Artifort to the international market for contract design. In the beginning, Harcourt designed mostly seats for reception areas. His first design for Artifort, the 042 series in 1963, was an immediate international success. His philosophy is that the chair should focus on the person and not the other way around. “First the person, then the chair.” Harcourt has won many prizes and in 1978 was awarded the title of "Royal Designer for Industry".
In the store I was convinced immediately, this had to be a Geoffrey Harcourt, and after investigation it turned out to be a family member of our other leather swivel chair, the F978 from 1968.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
It's December. We are in the middle of the beanie season!
I brought another handmade beanie collection from Morocco. Striped, uni-colored or with a harlequin pattern, all unique and one size. The soft and warm beanies are unisex, very comfortable to wear and won't ruin your hairstyle.
Would you like to wear a beanie this season? Or surprise someone with a unique Christmas gift. Just have a look in my ETSY SHOP, choose your favorite one and support Aisha. The traditional moroccan beanies are all handmade in moroccan crochet style by lovely Aisha on the Place des Epices in Marrakech and some crafters in Essaouira.
Monday, December 9, 2019
Do you fancy a sustainable x-mas tree?
You can order it in my ETSY SHOP now and you will definitely have it in time for Christmas.
The utterly cute hare is one of the hare family that I bought years ago at Anthropologie also has made its appearance from the attic. The traditional 'model' on the recycled x-mas tree.
If you want this unique handmade and eco friendly Christmas tree that lasts for years and takes up little space, this is the last chance.
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Haha, so I was com-ple-te-ly wrong about the color. My divination of a golden yellow hue didn't come true.
Pantone Color of the Year 2020 is Classic Blue, PANTONE 19-4052, to be more precisely.
Pantone introduced the new color yesterday as a timeless and enduring blue hue elegant in its simplicity. Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the reassuring qualities of Classic Blue offer the promise of protection; highlighting our desire for a dependable and stable foundation from which to build. As we cross the threshold into a new era, Pantone has translated the hue into a multi-sensory experience to reach a greater diversity of people and provide an opportunity for everyone to engage with the color.
I had to laugh about some of the comments after the reveal. Someone said; very disappointing, looks like Facebook... But most of the comments on the new color of the year are positive.
Although it's not my favorite blue, it is a classic, relaxing and timeless color. Something like Levis 501, comfy and never goes out of style.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
For 20 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product, packaging and graphic design.
The Color of the Year selection process requires thoughtful consideration and trend analysis. To arrive at the selection each year, Pantone’s color experts at the Pantone Color Institute comb the world looking for new color influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films in production, traveling art collections and new artists, fashion, all areas of design, popular travel destinations, as well as new lifestyles, playstyles, and socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from new technologies, materials, textures, and effects that impact color, relevant social media platforms and even up-coming sporting events that capture worldwide attention.
Today is the reveal of the new color for 2020, a new decade!
I'm guessing the new Pantone color of the Year is somewhere in this color palette.
What do you think will be the color of 2020?
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Rotterdam - 3rd of December
Mother-daugther Tuesday, starting with an American breakfast at By Jarmusch. A cup of Joe (freshly brewed filter coffee) and delicious pancakes, served with maple syrup and butter. Well we could skip lunch today...
After breakfast we had a side by side appointment at our hairdresser Daniel. Both somewhat blonder and a very necessary fresh haircut.
Saturday, November 30, 2019
I've spent more time at home in November than I did over the past half year. I'm a 'summer person' and I love playing in my garden and being outside. Inside the house I'm surrounded by just a few (big) plants and interior is getting more important to me.
Interior is an extension of your personality. That's what makes it so interesting and creative. Your interests, personal stuff collected over the years and being surrounded by things that are important to you. Certainly during the autumn and winter months, your habitat has to be a place where you can relax and really charge.
Well this time of year is fine too and I've been looking forward to spend more time at home, reading, watching movies, netflixing and finally finish the unfinished projects and find time to be creative and start new projects.
While the golden xs woodwoolstool cover is still in progress, I already have ideas about what to make next...