maandag 28 september 2015

Qazqa Quest / The Lazy Lamp by designteam GBO

Qazqa is a young lighting brand that already worked with designers like GBO, Niels van de Winkel, Boxtel & Buijs and Burobas. These collaborations have resulted in beautiful designs and some of them are already for sale!

I was able to try out the Lazy Lamp by designteam GBO which consists of three designers Jacques Gramser, Erwin Boes & Jeroen op ten Berg who've met during their time at the Design Academy in Eindhoven. The Lazy Lamp is actually hanging against the wall but is very stable at the same time. At the moment it's available in 4 different colours; black, white, grey and silver. 

I combined the white Lazy Lamp with some vintage pieces and graphic elements. I love to mix up new designs with vintage and I think it proves that these different design era's can go hand in hand! The Lazy Lamp feels very light, you can just pick it up and move it to another spot in your home whenever you feel like changing things up.


Qazqa is looking for young designers who can participate in the Qazqa Quest 2016! They want to expand their collection with original, creative & functional designs. If you know a young designer, you can nominate them for this Quest here!


If you're a young designer yourself and your dream is to have your own design take in production, you can get a chance by sending in your sketch or design through this link!

You can subscribe until November 13 and the winner of the Qazqa Quest 2016 will be announced on December 18 (2015)!

Pictures by Marij Hessel

zaterdag 26 september 2015

Create a graphic artwork with the Flexa colours of 2016!

The Meet The Blogger Conference in Amsterdam is coming up! Next weekend will be about inspiration, cool workshops, interesting speakers & off course a lot of catching up with fellow bloggers! I'm very exited because I'm hosting a workshop in collaboration with Flexa! During this workshop I will show you how to make a graphic artwork in 45 minutes with the new Flexa colours of 2016.

Flexa is presenting the new colour palettes of 2016 and the Colour Of The Year: Ochre Gold. Such a beautiful and warm colour! I had the privilege to already work with a selection of these new colours to create some graphic artworks as an inspiration for this workshop. I made three colour palettes, each of them including Ochre Gold. With these three palettes I made three graphic artworks. I used tape in 2 different widths & created a line pattern on a canvas. After that it's just a matter of filling up the pattern with your favorite colours! As you can see the Colour Of The Year, Ochre Gold, is a beautiful warm & earthly colour that combines easily with the other colours. 

If you want to give it a try yourself & you're visiting the Meet The Blogger Conference in Amsterdam on the 3rd & 4th of October you can subscribe to the workshop by clicking here! Hope to see you there!

Pictures by Marij Hessel

maandag 21 september 2015

Snor Festival

This Sunday I visited Snor Festival, a fun and colorful festival organized by publisher Snor at Camping Lievelinge. I was invited together with a group of bloggers by Kirsten Jassies (in action on the first picture) and Claudette & Annemarieke from Snor to visit the festival, have lunch together, follow workshops and attend the launch of Shoot! the new book written by Anki & Casper from Zilverblauw

It was so nice to meet up again with this great group of talented bloggers! We were all very impressed by Anki & Casper presenting their book and we were super excited to find Shoot! in our generously filled goodybag, wow! Shoot! is a book about photography without difficult technical terms. I've only browsed through the book for a little bit but I can already tell you it's beautiful and filled with interesting tips that you can use right away! What a great job!

We had a delicious lunch prepared by Madame Charlotte and we had a great time catching up! Time was flying by, so we decided to explore the Festival before it was too late! First me, Elvera & Judith took a walk around the camping, what an awesome place! As you can see, every place to sleep was unique. We were peeking through windows to see the inside of these extraordinary busses, containers, tipi's, yurt's and even a double-decker!

There was so much to see at the Snor Festival that I had a hard time selecting my pictures! It's possible that I've never used as many pictures in one post before! There's a lot of fun stuff to do for kids, it's like a big playground! There were creative workshop to follow, stalls with cute vintage items, fabrics etc. and lot's of food & drinks to enjoy! We were all surprised how quickly the day went by, I wished I could have stayed a bit longer!

Thanks Claudette, Annemarieke and Kirsten for this superfun day with great company!! And thanks for the amazing goodybag!! I can't wait for next year to visit the festival...

Pictures by Marij Hessel

donderdag 10 september 2015

Urban Jungle Bloggers: Plants & Art

It's time for some green inspiration again together with Urban Jungle Bloggers! This month's theme is Plants & Art. I think some plants are already little pieces of art because of their shapes, textures & colours. Especially leafs, sometimes they have the most beautiful pattern, almost like a print! That's why I decided to make my own artwork with different leafs. I've cut a couple of leafs into triangles and created a graphic artwork with them. I used double-sided tape to stick the triangles to the paper, very therapeutic!

I combined the green artwork with a couple of framed leafs that I loved as well. I like the frames that are transparent so it looks like the leafs are floating.

Again it was fun to work with a new green theme! 

Pictures by Marij Hessel

maandag 31 augustus 2015

Snor Festival Tickets: the winner!

One day late (this month goes by so fast!) but still very happy to announce the winner of the two tickets to the superfun Snor Fesival! Esther Jansen, you're the lucky one! You'll get two tickets to spend a great day together with someone you love! Enjoy and maybe I'll see you there! For the ones who weren't so lucky, you can also order your own tickets here!

donderdag 27 augustus 2015

Vtwonen Loves Blogs

Last Saturday I received the Vtwonen Loves Blogs magazine which I'm featured in for the second time, I'm so proud! This magazine is a collaboration between Vtwonen and Meet the Blogger and it's all about bloggers, their personal style, what they love & what they do! I'm very honored to be in this magazine together with a lot of great, well known bloggers whom I admire for their talent! I'm very pleased with the way the article turned out, the people behind Vtwonen & Meet the Blogger did a great job! This edition will officially be launched at the Meet the Blogger Conference on October 3&4, I can't wait and I hope to see you there!

Pictures by Marij Hessel

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