One of the kitchens shown in the previous post caught my attention twice as much, as I knew I have seen it somewhere before. After a little investigation on the internet I found again this fabulous, (almost) all white Finnish house with that kitchen. I first saw this beautiful pure white home last year and I found its calm and peaceful ambiance very inspiring. Even though I would not choose to live on the long term in a monochrome home (because I prefer to pop some fine light colors in my interior, never too much, but just a little), I would still call it a ‘dream home’, definitely!
Every time I notice a SMEG fridge my pupils expand – I guess – from the cheery, characteristic retro view. Whenever I see one in a kitchen it feels like spotting a Fiat500 or a Vespa on the street: it’s love at first sight – for the hundredth time. Not a big surprise that SMEG, just like these two automotive brands is also Italian. Among cars, scooters and now apparently among fridges my genre is definitely the Italian. When I saw that fridge in the kitchen of ‘The Apartment’ in Hoxton Amsterdam (see the picture below) I decided to dedicate this post to SMEG, the most stylish refrigerator on Earth. Continue Reading
This month, London’s “lo-frills hip hotel brand”, the Hoxton opened their first foreign outpost in Amsterdam, in five 17th century canal houses on the Unesco-listed Herengracht. (The brand plans to open two other outputs next year, one in Paris and an other in New York.) The five townhouses – that used to be home to the Mayor centuries ago – were entirely renovated and redesigned by a local interior designer team, the Nicemakers (mentioned in the previous post). As a result, today they house chic 111 rooms spread across five floors with plenty of quirks including some monumental ceilings and lots of canal views, as the hotel has two canals, on each side of the houses (the Herengracht and Singel canals). Downstairs there’s the restaurant Lotti’s run in partnership with Soho House & Co, plus they also have ‘The Apartment’ a meeting and events space and a mezzanine bar called ‘Up Top’. Thanks to the thoughtful planning and design, the Hoxton Amsterdam offers way more than just a bed&breakfast concept.