Friday, April 08, 2011
Happy weekend! Hope it's a lovely one. We're going to be doing something a little special this weekend — seeing the BeijingDance company perform a series of modern works. Can't wait. What are you up to?
(gorgeous photo by Joe Schmelzer)
This converted factory is now home to artistic director Marieke Wessels and designer and furniture maker Laszlo Balog. Located in a port surrounded by factories and industrial buildings, just a few miles from Rotterdam in the Netherlands, it's a return to the true loft living aesthetic. Creativity is everywhere — Marieke painted the huge yellow flower in the stairwell, and in the ground floor office the white desk she and her sister share was built by their father — as was the bedside table in the green bedroom. A children's chair by Laszlo sits in the kitchen area, while the two wooden cabinet "twins" in the living room — the original on the right made from recovered wood by Piet Hein Eek, with the one on the left a humorous replica by Laszlo — add storage and interesting texture to the space. A multifunctional and stimulating environment — perfect for the creative and interesting couple who live there. More here on Marie Claire Maison.