COLOR ME BATH

Colors in the bathroom. For that much-needed boost in the morning.

Hotel Crayon25 rue du Bouloi75001Corian + Missoni bathroomBathroom mosaic tiles Modern Scandinavian bathroom

Images:

(1) milkmagazine.net, (2) blog.2modern.com, (3) decocrush.fr, (4) myparadissi.com

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MONKI CONCEPT STORES

Portal to a world full of mystery, myths and magic; the home of the mischievous monkis; and the source of inspiration for its collections. Welcome to the concept stores of Monki.

Monki City of Oil and Steel

The City of Oil and Steel: “In this dismantled city, the maps have long since lost their relevance, so it might be hard to find your way. Machine parts are scattered everywhere, brightly coloured bubbles hover in the air, and the floor is a puddle of smooth, spilled oil.”

Monki Forgotten Forest

The Forgotten Forest: “It is all forests, imagined and real and remembered, and none at all. It exists only in your head, and at the same time it belongs to everyone who enters.”

Monki Sea of Scallops

The Sea of Scallops: “Illusions abound, and perspective cannot be trusted. Beyond and behind it, creating currents of its own, elusive yet ever-present, you may glimpse the living skin of the vast underwater being who guards it all.”

Images: Monki

GEOMETRY AT WORK: MISTER ZIMI

Mister Zimi is a Bali-based label founded in 2007. I love that the brand combines modern Australian design with beautiful Balinese influences but in this collection, it’s the pineapple motif that had me at hello. So yes, you can say that it’s a “pineapple crush”.

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MARIMEKKO FASHION S/S 2013

Because every week should start with good vibes, I’m sharing with you these fun photos from Finnish brand Marimekko . According to its creative director, Marimekko’s designs showcase a whole range of emotions – joy, relaxed, energetic, even silent and brooding – that are combined in interesting, surprising ways. In short, the goal is to integrate contradictory feelings in each concept. Mission accomplished, designers. I look at these pictures, and I feel calm and bubbly at the same time. How is that possible? Only the Marimekko squad knows.

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OPEN SESAME

There’s a small tea store in São Paulo which, when closed, could be mistaken for a mere decoration on the wall.The swing-out-slide-out concept was made by architect Alan Chu for The Gourmet Tea and like the first two stores he created for the brand, it reflects the vibrant packaging of the Brazilian company’s organic tea blends. Though I was impressed by the novelty of the design and by the clever use of the limited 25 sq.m. space, I must admit that it didn’t really give me that “gourmet vibe.” A modern minimalist set-up, as with its earlier shop (see last photo), would have matched the branding concept better. (That and better wall tiles.) But how imaginative, right?

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THE COLORS AND SHAPES OF AGATHA RUIZ DE LA PRADA

Welcome to the world of Spanish brand Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, where “boring” surely doesn’t exist. While I wouldn’t go as far as wearing the sunglasses and shoes below, I have a thing about its home collection. The attractive, unusual designs have loads of character. Especially the bathroom furnishings – I’m smitten with them!

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