Friday, December 30, 2011

Merci Paris

We've been to Paris for a few days and I've been to Merci twice. What a wonderful shop, I love their style! After christmas they were changing the store with a lot of letters. This is a trend you see for years now but at Merci it was new and a bit more exciting because of the fresh combinations, don't you think? I will post more about Paris later.

Photography © Studio Nest

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tommy Hilfiger ‘Peoples Place’

You can't find a logo in this restaurant where the people of Tommy Hilfiger have lunch.
I think it is special that a brand doesn't express who they are with a logo but with feeling and atmosphere. Nice place to have lunch if you work for Tommy Hilfiger in Amsterdam.
Marc Prosman is responsible for the interior design.

photography by Jeroen Musch

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Fisherman's lights by Mattias Ståhlbom

I like these fisherman's lights designed by Mattias Ståhlbom. Glass fishing floats were once used by fishermen in many parts of the world to keep their nets afloat. We saw these lights this summer at a beach of Lombok at night and we saw the fisherman go into the water, what was a beautiful view.

pictures via

Saturday, December 10, 2011

We always have Paris

I'm so lucky, I will go to Paris twice soon. We go 4 days with christmas to relax, enjoy nice food, walk through the city and see inspiring concepts and shops! I go again with a friend to go to maison et objet to get more inspiration. Both times I will stay at Mama Shelter, looking forward to it so much...

What's your favorite place in Paris I should visit? 


Monday, November 28, 2011

Caravaggio matt from Lightyears

What a nice surprise that the Caravaggio pendant light is available in matt colors. It looks like concrete and in white like porcelain. So beautiful and a nice example what material can do. In my opinion the form becomes more elegant. Definitely on my wishlist to use it in a project.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Pup up wine bar: 32 days 41 wines.

Thursday we went to the Pop Up Winebar in Amsterdam. Cool interior, it's like a home, with a bedroom where you can smoke, really funny idea. Relaxed atmosphere. I loved the vintage interior with the brick wall. 

smoking in the bed

Here you can see a video of their opening, so you get a bit of an impression.

Pictures & info

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Inspiring McDonalds

I never imagined that I would be inspired by a McDonalds restaurant, but I would definitely go this one! This looks really different, what a great design. What do you think? Is this to reach a new and different target group?

Designed by Patrick Norguet

Monday, November 21, 2011

New vase

I bought this beautiful vase at the shop of at Flavourites Live last friday. I thought I earned a little present after working so much lately. Love to have flowers around me when it's so dark, grey and misty outside....

Picture ©  Rosa van den Kerkhof

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Collectables at Flavourites live

My company, Studio Nest was asked to do the styling of six theme tables at Flavourites live. This is a fair where the webshops of present themselves in real life to their target group. The webshops were invited to send in products that suit the themes and Studio Nest made the selection to create a complete image.
The themes of Collectables are Handmade, Nature, Birds, Classic, Yellow and Urban.

Here’s am impression, for more check out my website

Pictures by Studio Nest

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Times are changing

I've been busy with the start of my own company Studio Nest. That's why I haven't been blogging lately, but that's going to change. I will let you know when my website is finished but for now you can see what I've been doing here, on Facebook or via Twitter.

Last week we threw a party and got this jug from a good friend. I love the form so much and it looks really pretty as a vase as well.  It's from the table ware collection of Piet Hein Eek called DIK (what means fat in dutch) and it's made in Thailand & faitrade.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Amsterdam inspiration

Last weekend I made some pictures during a walk through Amsterdam. In the harbor area I saw this drifting wooden house, isn't it beautiful?

Photography © Rosa van den Kerkhof

Monday, October 17, 2011

DIY in black

I bought this lamp on Marktplaats (dutch ebay) for €10,- and it was white, but the base was made of plastic in stead of metal and didn't look good. So my boyfriend and I spray painted it with several layers and, I'm so happy with it. My workplace is almost finished now.

 © Rosa van den Kerkhof


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Apartment with style

This apartment is my cup of tea! It's raw, graphic and elegant at the same time.  Love the bedroom wall where you can write you're great ideas you get at night or a romantic poem for your love.


source Elle decoration UK septembre 2011
Words Jill Macnair - Pictures Wichmann+Bendtsen - Styling Helle Walsted