monday envy: monkey by kay bojesen

This week, my weekend envy has turned into a Monday envy. I was too busy feeling sorry for myself over the last two days after having to evacuate our house, which didn’t leave much room for longing for anything else but going back home. Today has been a new day though, the sun was shining down on London and things looked slightly different….

weekend envy: MAD chair by marcel wanders

A few months ago, as I passed the Poliform showroom at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, I spotted a little beauty in the window: the MAD chair by Dutch design icon Marcel Wanders. I am a huge fan of design coming from the Netherlands. The Dutch seem to have this natural sense for style which has always impressed me….

weekend envy: victoria beckham’s london flagship store

A new year, a new envy… Last week my husband and I had the fortune to spend the last but one day of the year in Central London while the kids were at nursery and with a sitter respectively. What a rare and absolute bliss to do nothing but leisurely and aimlessly strolling through our city, having…

weekend envy: georg bench by skagerak

This might be my last non-Christmas-related post – before I will probably cave in and admit that the festive season has fully and truly started. I have been ignorant to this fact for the last few weeks and tried to pretend that Christmas is nothing more than an event in the distant future. But this misconception has…

designers: hans j. wegner

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of a master of mid-century furniture design: Hans Jørgensen Wegner. Born in 1914 in Tønder, Southern Denmark, he designed and built his first chair at only 15 years of age. By 2007, the year of his passing, he had designed and produced over 500 chairs, and many of them have since…