Author: darkroom bright

1950s cocktail chair in designers guild

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I was looking for a small chair for our master bedroom for a year now (on and off to be honest). I initially fell in love with the MAD chair by Marcel Wanders for Poliform (see my post here) but, as so often, with the beauty of the little chair came a hefty price tag and I just wasn’t prepared to spend that at the moment. So I looked on ebay where I found a vintage 1950s cocktail […]

concrete and cognac: malibu residence

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Following my previous post, I decided to stay in Malibu for a bit longer…where I discovered this beautiful residence, another design by Burdge & Associates Architects. Concrete plays a major role here with polished floors and raw ceilings throughout. The style is quite minimalistic but in a cosy, almost moody way. Leather sofas in the on-trend colour cognac work beautifully with the grey of the raw materials and add instant warmth to the look. I like how they are arranged in a way so interior and exterior mirror, very […]

go west: trances country market, malibu

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I can’t remember ever being excited about the prospect of visiting a shopping mall, no matter how large or small it might have been. Looking forward to a shopping spree, yes, being interested in a mall’s architecture, possibly, but that’s about it. These days, when giving a choice, I try to avoid busy places with too many people, too much noise, too much of everything. I have secretly discovered the joy of quiet, space and reflection (even if […]

mindful vacation: juvet hotel, norway

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In light of my husband’s imminent move to Copenhagen, I can’t help but increasingly glance at Denmark and its Nordic neighbours for…well, everything really: food, design, shopping, restaurants, jobs, real estate, kids activities, museums, schools…you name it, I have checked it out. During one of those, let’s call them “research sessions”, I was looking for some inspiration as to where in Scandinavia we could spend our holidays in the coming years and I came across […]

flagstone . berlin

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I am currently spending a few days in my all-time favourite German city, Berlin. I studied here in the 90s and have, since then, visited once a year…until we had children, and from then on I deeply neglected this love of mine on the river Spree. I was here last summer, with our then eight year old daughter, but that was of course a bit of a different experience. In no way less nice by any measure, just different. Well, I am […]