Monday, January 22, 2018

Orange Vase for Princess Beatrix

A Tradition of Royal Leerdam Crystal Since 1927

In honor of her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix 80th birthday this 31st of January, Dutch designer Frank Tjepkema was invited to design a vase for Royal Leerdam Crystal.

The design is based on the number 8 opening up elegantly at the top to form a royal collar.

Limited edition of 300, number 1 will be offered to the former Queen.

Frank Tjepkema (born 1970) is a Dutch designer based in Amsterdam. He started his design agency Tjep. in 2001 and works in interior design, architecture, product design and jewellery. He has provoked audiences worldwide through his art and exhibition pieces, such as the Bronze Age Furniture, Recession Chair, Bling Bling and Oogst. Frank is an early collaborator of Droog and his work is part of the permanent collection of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Cooper Hewitt in New-York.

All images courtesy of Tjep.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year: Caliente AF-290

Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year, Caliente AF-290, is strong, radiant and full of energy

By the Benjamin Moore Color and Design Team

Benjamin Moore, North America’s favorite paint, color and coatings brand has selected “Caliente AF-290” as the Color of the Year 2018, a vibrant, charismatic shade of red.

Caliente is the signature color of a modern architectural masterpiece; a lush carpet rolled out for a grand arrival; the assured backdrop for a book-lined library; a powerful first impression on a glossy front door. The eye can’t help but follow its bold strokes. Harness the vitality.
– Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore & Co.

The color leader also unveiled Color Trends 2018, a curated palette of 23 highly influential hues that enliven any room by adding depth and energy. The palette incorporates a full spectrum of reds, from hints of blush to deep oxbloods, while ensuring seamless pairings with a carefully selected range of whites, neutrals, and complementary bold hues.

The Benjamin Moore Color Trends 2018 palette includes:

Caliente AF-290, Deep Poinsettia 2091-30, Cherry Wine 2080-30, Cranberry Cocktail 2083-20, Texas Rose 2092-40, Pleasant Pink 2094-60, Saddle Soap 2110-30, Incense Stick 2115-20, Smoked Oyster 2109-40, Excalibur Gray 2118-50, Wolf Gray 2127-40, Stone 2112-40, Black Beauty 2128-10, Silver Marlin 2139-50, Carolina Gull 2138-40, Dreamy Cloud 2117-70, Moonshine 2140-60, Sharkskin 2139-30, Elk Horn AF-105, Peau de Soie AF-60, Golden Retriever 2165-30, White Opulence OC-69 and Coastal Path AF-380.

The Benjamin Moore Color & Design team annually forecasts color trends following a year-long research journey to 30 cities across 12 countries, traveling nearly 100,000 miles. The team of seven Color & Design experts attended more than 20 industry shows capturing more than 42,200 photos that illustrate points of inspiration from the arts, design, architecture, pop culture, fashion, home furnishings, and more. Their collective findings demonstrated an emergence of red hues, embodying the change, strength, confidence and vitality that permeates cultural movements around the world.

To illustrate the versatility of red, the Color Trends 2018 color card showcases the impact it has on creating statement-making environments that are warm, enveloping and full of personality. These spaces include a mid-century modern home that relies on red for a bold, abstract stroke; a farmhouse made crisp and current with red detailing; a masterpiece of modern architecture whose elliptical lines are defined in red; and a beach house that brings in red for an unexpected neutral touch.

The Color of the Year and Color Trends 2018 palette can only be achieved with Benjamin Moore products. Offering residential and commercial paints for any project, the Benjamin Moore portfolio includes Aura®, Aura® Bath & Spa, Regal® Select, Natura®, ben®, ADVANCE®, ARBORCOAT® and Aura® Grand Entrance®. All 3,500 Benjamin Moore colors are available in pint samples at local retailers along with Color Trends 2018 color cards. Benjamin Moore products are exclusively found at the more than 5,000 Benjamin Moore independently owned paint and decorating retailers across the U.S. and Canada.

Founded in 1883, Benjamin Moore is North America’s favorite paint, color and coatings brand. A leading manufacturer of premium quality residential and commercial coatings, Benjamin Moore maintains a relentless commitment to innovation and sustainable manufacturing practices. The portfolio spans the brand’s flagship paint lines including Aura®, Regal® Select, Natura® and ben®. Benjamin Moore is renowned for its expansive color portfolio, offering consumers and designers more than 3,500 colors. Benjamin Moore paints are available exclusively from its more than 5,000 locally owned and operated paint and decorating retailers.

To learn more about the Benjamin Moore Color of the Year and Color Trends 2018 palette, visit

All images and trend information courtesy of Benjamin Moore.

Sherwin Williams' Color of the Year: Oceanside SW 6496

A collision of rich blue with jewel-toned green, a color that is both accessible and elusive, Oceanside SW 6496, is Sherwin Williams’ 2018 Color of the Year.

A complex, deep color that offers a sense of the familiar with a hint of the unknown, Oceanside, bridges together a harmonious balance of blues and greens that can be found in what’s old and new.

The color blue evokes a multitude of moods and associations depending on hue, shade and application. Despite this variety, blues are universally perceived as intelligent, honest and interesting—making blue the most beloved color worldwide.

Oceanside’s multi-dimensional, marine-inspired look can create a welcoming statement as a lively color for a front door.

Its green-meets-blue tone can also boost creative thinking and clarity of thought in a home office, or invite meditation and introspection into a bedroom or reading nook.

Oceanside is universal when it comes to design style from mid-century modern to Mediterranean-inspired, traditional to contemporary.

Using the Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap® Visualizer, you can explore the Color of the Year and with the swipe of a finger see it on any wall.

For more information, visit Sherwin Williams

All images and trend information courtesy of Sherwin Williams.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Maison Valentina’s Incredible New Designs

At the September Edition of Maison&Objet, Maison Valentina joined forces with their partner BRABBU in order to offer a sensorial and emotional experience of ‘the art of living’. 

Maison Valentina also showed top products and released some new ones.

Symphony Freestone Washbasin, Colosseum Floor Mirror & Eden Towel Rack

Maison&Objet is one of the biggest design festivals that serve as the barometer of interior style for the coming months in which is possible to see new products being launched, new collections and brands starting to position themselves in the world of design. (See the Visual Tour here)

The KOI Collection

The focus of Maison Valentina’s Maison&Objet show was the KOI Collection, in which they released other new products that complete this Japanese inspired collection.

Maison Valentina’s KOI Collection was inspired in the KOI carp, which is a recurring symbol of Japanese culture, highly appreciated by its decorative purposes, not only in water gardens but also in Irezumi practice or, most commonly, in tattoos.

The KOI scales that compose the panels of the washbasins shine and reflect – on its brass surface – the sun caught throughout the clear water. KOI and the Japanese word for love or affection are homophones, making the carp also a symbol of love and friend – ship.

At Maison&Objet, Maison Valentina also, released new side tables, mirrors, washbasins, tall storages and bathtubs.

With a vision to understand the past and interpret it through cutting-edge technology and contemporary design, we have created this emotional freestand passionately inspired by music. Handcrafted with the finest materials, this breathtaking piece is of genuine style, ensuring mystery and elegance. The golden gives a luxury touch to every bathroom.
Carrara marble, gold plated brass.
Diameter: 42 cm | 16,53″ 
Height: 87 cm | 34,25″

Colosseum Floor Mirror

Stiletto Bench, Crochet Washbasin & Galliano Wall Lamp

Its natural colour mutations reveal their capacity to adapt, just like the KOI wash basin that you can use to create a better sense of space division in your ambiences. The KOI scales that compose the panels of the wash basin shine and reflect – on its brass surface – the sun caught throughout the clear water. KOI and the Japanese word for love or affection are homophones, making the carp also a symbol of love and friend – ship.
Base in aged brushed brass, basins in nero marquina marble.
Width/Length: 195 cm | 76,77″ 
Depth: 60 cm | 23,62″ 
Height: 83 cm | 32,67″

Its natural colour mutations reveal their capacity to adapt, just like the KOI bathtub that you can use to create a better sense of space division in your ambiences. The KOI scales that compose the panels of the bathtub shine and reflect – on its brass surface – the sun caught throughout the clear water. KOI and the Japanese word for love or affection are homophones, making the carp also a symbol of love and friendship.
Base in aged brushed brass, bathtub in aged brushed iron.
Width/Length: 180 cm | 70,86″
Depth: 75 cm | 29,53″
Height: 60 cm | 23,62″

MAISON VALENTINA is a new luxury bathroom brand that provides a collection capable of making your projects came true, with high-end solutions as bathtubs, washbasins and free standing washbasins, mirrors, lighting, case goods and other products made with the finest selection of materials as brass, marble, wood, glass, combined with rare handwork techniques and contemporary design.
Our main goal is to offer the same comfort and luxury that you are able feel in other division of the house, keeping at the same time the best exclusive design and bold pieces.
Get inspired with our luxury bathroom ideas for the modern home!

BRABBU is a design brand that reflects an intense way of living, bringing fierceness, strength and power into an urban lifestyle. With a diverse range of furniture, casegoods, upholstery, lighting and rugs, and through sensory design, we pass on a unique experience in every piece we design and produce. With BRABBU you will get more than a design piece: you will get a diversity of spaces filled with memories and unique sensations in perfect harmony with your spaces and your personality. That is why we are the first choice for the most remarkable high-end residential and hospitality projects around the world. BRABBU is present at the world’s most renowned design events with new versatile design products for eclectic environments that foresee the next trends.

All images courtesy of MAISON VALENTINA