MY MONTH ON INSTAGRAM | JANUARY 2015

31 January 2015

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Phew… finally it’s the end of January. How long was this month – surely there were more than 31 days!?

So what did we do? Well, we packed, we moved, we settled and we’ve been waiting for it to snow here in London all of January. The kids are desperate to build a snowman and I’m swooning over the snowy landscapes of my fellow Instagram -ers from far and not so wide. Seems everybody has had at least a little sprinkling apart from us in the Big Smoke. *unfair*

Despite the lack of said snow we’re loving our new home which is south facing and has got the most amazing light flooding in. I’m in heaven in my new small home office which is clear of anything kids related, pristine white and clutter free – for now at least.

Changing the kids bedroom from baby to kids is my next project and I’m busy planning and sifting through ideas. Remember my post about black and white kids room ideas? I’m honing in and will be sharing more soon.

Here’s to February with Valentines and small signs of Spring coming up – or will we finally get some snow in London!?
 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY | Yours Truly. Please don’t take my shots without my permission. Instead follow me on Instagram.

 
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DESIGN INSPIRATION | CHALK BOARD TYPOGRAPHY

28 January 2015

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Did you enjoy my post about the Broste Copenhagen ‘Behind The Scenes’ photoshoot last week? If you did you’re in luck as here’s another one that shows you the making of. This time for Modus, a membership magazine for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors mailed 10 times a year to more than 95,000 members and the UK’s highest-circulation property-related B2B title. Have you switched off already and skipped to the next paragraph? I don’t blame you, I would.

So here’s the fun part: For their ‘Learning’ issue they commissioned a supersized chalk board with hand drawn typography which then served as a cover shot. Wowzers. I so L O V E a chalk board and it speaks volumes for the agency-client relationship that they managed to get this idea signed off.

In fact this project is both: a piece of art as well as a very clever and highly unusual piece of typography and cover design. Everyone involved should get a medal or at least an D&AD award. I just wish I could have helped out on a few letters.

Sure they could have photoshopped the whole thing but it would have never looked that real with little imperfections and wipe marks plus what’s the fun in that if you can DIY it!? If you’re a typography geek like me then watch the short clip to see how it all came together.
 

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7x3m Modus cover from Soon on Vimeo.

 

MORE INFORMATION | Coming Soon
CREATIVE DIRECTOR | Jim Van Raemdonck (BE)
GRAPHIC DESIGN & TYPOGRAPHY | Phoebe De Corte (BE) & Lee Skinner (GB)
CHALK DRAWERS | Phoebe De Corte (BE), Lee Skinner (GB), Lucie Muchovičová (CZ), Bi Schutte (BE) and Silke Vermassen (BE)
FILM, PHOTOGRAPHY & MONTAGE | Romain Menke
MUSIC | Laura Aerts (BE)

 
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SPLIT VIEW MOUNTAIN LODGE IN NORWAY

26 January 2015

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I’m fascinated by the contemporary architecture of this Norwegian mountain lodge by Reiulf Ramstad Arkiteckter. Beautifully captured in the twilight hours drawing you in with it’s warm glow that spills out into the snowy landscape.

I like how the architecture follows the natural contours of the mountain slope with multiple levels and split living zones and it’s current timber facade will fade over time to grey blending beautifully with the surroundings. The layout draws you towards the fully glazed end walls that frame magnificent views in the dining and living areas. But my heart skipped a beat when I saw the open-plan kitchen with a double sided fire place and a ‘floating’ concrete workbench. Simply gorgeous!

The mountain lodge has a distinct luxurious feel, partly because of the sleek knot-free timber lined walls and ceiling, but it’s still very much a family holiday home with cozy and relaxed in-built seating, a children’s lounge and mezzanine as well as a separate guest annex.

A fabulous interpretation of a traditional ski chalet.
 

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ARCHITECTS | Reiulf Ramstad Arkiteckter
PHOTOGRAPHY | Søren Harder Nielsen
 
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MOOD BOARD | DREAMY & WINTERY

24 January 2015

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A bit of a dreamy mood board for the weekend today.

If you’ve been following my posts this week you’ll have noticed that I’m really inspired by blue this week and have therefore put a wintery blue/grey mood board together. There has been a little bit of snow in the UK these last couple of days and I’ve been drawn to snowy landscapes by my Scandinavian friends on Instagram.

Somehow the mood board puts me in a calm and peaceful frame of mind. How about you? Have a lovely weekend everybody.

 
NOTE | All shots used on the mood board via my Pinterest boards
 
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BROSTE COPENHAGEN SS2015 | BEHIND THE SCENES

23 January 2015

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A fun little post today with images from behind the scenes at the Broste Copenhagen SS2015 campaign as well as the finished result. I notice some more blue trends – perfect continuation of my theme this week.

Over the years I’ve been involved in countless photoshoots and know how hard it is to take the perfect shot. Styling, lighting, composition all play vital parts but never underestimate how many people are involved to create the ‘magic’ and how many people actually need to sign off on the shot.

Needless to say organising a photoshoot is pretty stressful let alone taking the shot or art directing it. I therefore take my hat off to the people at Broste who share these behind the scenes shots with us and the world on their site. It brings back a lot of memories of the excitement and thrill of the day as well as the above mentioned pressure.

Enjoy the sneak peek and see more on their site. Looks like they had a laugh – or did they!?

 

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MORE INFORMATION | Broste Copenhagen
PHOTOGRAPHY | Line Thit Klein
STYLING | Marie Graunbol
 
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