Looking forward to see you again when I'm back in September...  
       Have a wonderful Summer :-)  

You can find me on instagram during my summerbreak in France... feel free to meet me there!


New Fav - BEOplay A1

Sundaymornings are for slow starts dont you think so?
This morning - my first vacayweekend -  started with lots of coffee,
 listening to some good music and ofcourse with the 
best company...  my family :-) 

And it really was a fun day... A little while ago I was looking for a
 new portable bluetooth speaker to take with us  during our vacation to France, 
 or for cosy evenings with family and friends in the garden or just to use indoors. 
 I ended up at the products of B&O at online warehouse fonQ.  

Yesterday we finally received the Beoplay A1 Bluetooth speaker (designed by 
Danish designer Cecilie Mantz) and from that moment our home was filled 
with the most varied music because the speaker has accompanied the whole family during
 the day. Everybody wanted to try it - and keep it ;-) - and with its compact design
 (only Ø 13.3 cm) the Beoplay fits easily in the palm of your hand, but it's even easier to
 carry or hang it with the leather strap.  

And I must say, even tough the speaker is very small,  behind the aluminum case
 go two speakers, good for a peak power of 280 Watts and in addition, the stunning 
True360 sound is spread in all directions. So it doesn't matter where you place 
the speaker, the sound always reach your destination in a perfect way!

Beoplay A1 is designed to take its fair share of bumps and scrapes while still 
protecting the delicate drivers and electronics inside. The more it travels with you,
 the more stories it can tell,  they say at B&O, So it's just perfect to join us this week when 
we will travel to our sunny vacay destination at the South of France... 
Can't wait to try it out there and enjoy the cosy moments!

This post is made in collaboration with with FonQ | opinion, /styling, /photos/and text by elvs


NÆRVÆR - ceramics

Nærvær is perfectly located wine bar and restaurant with a 
beautiful view at  Copenhagen’s old city center,  is one of 
the latest stunning project by Norm Architects

In addition to designing the interior,  Norm (in collaboration with
Danish ceramicist Maj-Brit Würtz and the Head Chef at Nærvær, Yves Le Lay) 
also created a unique collection of handmade pottery to compliment the culinary 
experience and architecture of this new spot and I just love the warm imperfect
 look of the rustic plates, vases, cups and bowls in different earth tones. 
Especially in contrast with the industrial atmosphere of the restaurant it looks
stunning don't you think so? 

Definitely a beautiful inspiring place to visit when in Copenhagen!


Summermood - Grev Magnigatan

Inviting and beautiful accessories in a cosy atmosphere 
created by the amazing light and 
the mix of monochrome and pastel details...

just admired this perfect Summer inspiration styled by Annaleena


Art, ceramics, concrete and wood - Magnetic Latvia

Starting my weekend with some snapshots of our visit at Riga. a little while ago, 
 where we got the chance to admire the most beautiful and inspiring places in 
the field of ceramics, glass and art. In my previous posts about Riga I told you about the University Academic center of natural Sciences (here) and Riga chair (here) and 
today I'm sharing the workspace (at the society of art in one of the cities
 most creative neighborhoods) and ceramics of designer Beate Snuka and an
 impression of the Riga Highschool of Design and Art.

Beate Snuka is a Latvian designer based in Riga and in Eindhoven (the Netherlands) 
After graduating from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2014 she founded her own
 design studio and her work has been published in design and interior magazines including ELLE Decoration and vtwonen. As well as showcased in several design fairs including 
Salone del Mobile Milano, Dutch Design Week and London Design festival. Her inspiration
 ranges from contemporary crafts to industrial architecture and everything in-between. 
One of Beate's main goals is to deliver beautiful, timeless pieces that are functional, 
well detailed and act as subtle story-tellers. 

For her projects Beate makes use of local clay with a high iron content causing
 the pottery deep black. The Classic collection features raku fired plates, classic red pottery and elegant porcelain. Her white dotted edge series was created for Salone del 
Mobile 2015.The used technique dates back to ancient times and looks amazing ! 

In the Netherlands you can find the designs of Beate at Frozen Fountain in Amsterdam. 

 For me personally, visiting the special renovation project of the wooden school 
building of  the Design and Art High school RSDA,  was a very inspiring experience. 
 This modern and prestigious educational institution is internationally recognised as
 the European art and design education and Innovation Center. 
 Besides the amazing building and its beautiful interior I just loved admiring all the 
artworks and ceramics spread throughout the building. 
  It was so special to be there! 

The renovation and interior design of this wooden building
 (the oldest one in Riga - built 1820) is done by architect and awardwinner Gaile.
 The special feel of the building is created by the harmonious blend between the 
environment and constructed elements with the added value of the ambience of an art school. The feeling of authenticity results from many small decisions and details that altogether form the totality of the work of art. 

The purpose of the project was to draw public attention to preservation of neglected wooden architecture heritage by developing an example which would reveal the unique qualities of Riga’s wooden buildings and show contemporary way to their renovation. 
In my opinion a beautiful successful project,  there really is so much to see and to admire...
Definitely worth a visit if you're in Riga!

                                                                                                                  photos elvs - elveravanschaik


It's about RoMi - in my bedroom

I love the little details... I know I said it before but I really think they 
always make the difference to create a certain atmosphere

If you followed my instagramstories these last few weeks you might have seen that we are
painting and refreshing our home. We started this project at the attic
 (where we also sleep) and I thought it would be fun to share some snapshots of 
our updated and crispy white bedroom.

This time I didn't add many new accessories to our bedroom.
I wanted a fresh but also soft summer look so I searched for some natural and
 warm tones in the collected items that I already have.
With small details like the bibs and bobs in powder, some wooden details,
the rusted red mug,  but also with magazines and books in natural and brown tones
 I created this atmosphere in a very simple way.

One of the new eyecatching accessories in our bedroom are the new lights.
I have been searching for a while and I thought it would be nice to add some marble.
So when I saw the stylish Athens table lamps from 'It's about RoMi'
at Dutch online warehouse fonQ,  I knew they would perfectly
 fit to the style that I had in mind.

'It's about RoMi' is a very affordable Dutch brand that takes its inspiration from the 
urban life of Amsterdam, but also a lot of their ideas come from nature.
The result: simple yet attractive designs made of pure materials.
The fitting of the lamp consists of a pretty slick piece of
 marble and since each piece of marble is looking a little bit different,
 each Athens lamp is really unique!

ps. I combined the Athens lamp with a large filament light bulb to make him even 
more  attractive... what do you think? Just love the stunning mix of the 
fresh whites and the natural details... simple and beautiful as I love it so much!   

this post is made in collaboration with FonQ.nl | styling/photos/text by elvs


The Krane

 While my IG  timeline is filled with the most beautiful photos of 
stunning and sunny holiday destinations I'm still working to finish as much 
assignments as possible and I guess I'll have to be patience for two more weeks. 

The images of this former Copenhagen Coal crane - The Krane - (located on the 
edge of Nordhavn)  that has been turned into a stunning 2 person retreat, 
 really made me long for an extra summerbreak!

The black space is furnished with built-in furniture, as well as custom made 
(Menu.as) Scandinavian design furniture (in leather, wood , stone and steel) and 
I really love the stylish mimal touch of it. 
 The reception area can be find on the ground floor and a glass-walled meeting room
 on the first floor aswell as a spa and terrace. The hotel room - living space (50 sqm)
 complete with a lounge and terrace are situated on the top floor.

Would love to hire this inspiring place and enjoy the views over Copenhagen and
 its inspiring hotspots awaiting our vacation ;-)

                                                                                                found via Dezeen with thanks!