Category Archives: DESIGN

SOUND ABSORBING CABINETS BY NORM FOR ZILENZIO

has designed a new collection of sound-absorbing cabinets for . The cabinets are designed to improve sound and help create a balanced environment in the spaces that matter the most – home offices or co-working spaces, multi-functional, open-plan spaces or hard-working living rooms. Called , they’re so smart and discreet that you would hardly know that their primary function was to dampen sound. They come in three different sizes, so can be incorporated into even the smallest of spaces. The beautiful muted colors, such as rusty brown, ochre and blue, were carefully selected by .

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GLOBAL CHIC HOME ACCESSORIES MADE BY ARTISANS

We are happy to introduce , a new sponsor of The Style Files! is an online shop offering handmade products sourced from all over the world. Hand-selected by founder Samantha Petrie, each piece in Clover’s global chic collection for the home provides a glimpse into its native culture and the artisan who created it. Whether it’s a contemporary Turkish rug or a ceramic bowl from Uzbekistan, each product possess a timeless, fresh aesthetic that is both rooted in tradition and reflective of modern style. Common threads throughout are high-­quality, natural materials, eco-­friendly dyes, and hand-­craftsmanship.

Their artisans range from indigenous people continuing centuries-­old crafting traditions to urban dwellers approaching their designs with a modern eye. An on-going relationships is developed with the artisans, supporting them (and their communities) by ensuring that each item sold has been ethically sourced and that its creator is fairly compensated.

I am big advocated for responsible shopping (buying less by buying better – handmade, eco-friendly & fair trade) and thankful for shops like !

ETSY FAVORITES

Etsy favorites in a pale color palette:

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A BEAUTIFUL NEWLY BUILT BARN IN THE NETHERLANDS

This stunning home in Eelderwolde, The Netherlands, has been designed by . The house is newly built but its long shape, the triangle roof and the raw wooden facade creates the atmosphere of a barn.

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A COLORFUL NEW MARIMEKKO PATTERN

This colorful pattern is perfect for summer! is a new pattern of colorful flowers designed by Aino-Maija Metsola. Aino-Maija is a Helsinki-based freelance illustrator and designer who graduated with an MA in graphic design from the University of Art and Design Helsinki. With her immense interest in colour, Aino-Maija creates bold yet subtle prints using different techniques ranging from watercolour to ink, markers and gouache.

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THE WORKSPACE OF DUTCH DESIGN FIRM STUDIO SLOW

This is the beautiful workspace of . This Dutch design specializes in interieur design, styling and graphic design. The light filled studio has high ceilings. The walls and floor are painted in a light grey NCS color which creates a perfect base for selecting colors and materials for their projects. Founder Christien Starkenburg sees beautiful in nature, art, architecture and in things mundane such as packaging. She thinks in graphics and observes with wonder and an open mind. Being born in a Nordic country, she loves simplicity, elegance and Scandinavian design. But at the same time she is inspired by Mediterranean colors and lifestyle.

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BEAUTIFUL WICKER CRAFTSMANSHIP BY ATELIER VIME

in the Provence (France) offers a unique selection of vintage articles, including furniture, made of wicker, rattan or cord. Established in Vallabrègues, Atelier Vime lies at the heart of the rich history of wicker working developed in this village de Provence. Since immemorial times, the wicker culture and work have been the main trades occupying the people of this peninsula bordering the Rhône river, between Arles and Saint Rémy de Provence. Vallabrègues counted as much as 450 wickerworkers out of it’s 1800 inhabitants during the 18th century. Atelier Vime not only curates vintage pieces but also creates such as (featured in the first image) which requires about 40 hours of braiding. The metal structure is also entirely made by hand.

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