Monday, 1 September 2014

our house in 101 woonideeen

Rafa-kids house in 101woonideeen photo credits Souraya Hassan
Rafa-kids house in 101woonideeen photo credits Souraya Hassan

Rafa-kids house in 101woonideeen photo credits Souraya Hassan
Rafa-kids house in 101woonideeen photo credits Souraya Hassan


It is the first time I see our house in a magazine and it makes me very proud. ( 15 pages article!)  We bought this originally little shop with 1 room apartment 5 years ago. We had doubts that it it a bit to small space, but the high ceilings and big garden grabbed our hearts. We went for it! Rebuilding the apartment  took us around half a year and we designed many custom made furniture for it…and also our boys’ bunk bed, which was the start for Rafa-kids. 
This publication is very special for me, I will keep it for our boys to let them remember how their first room was looking like. Of course the house too! Thank you so much Binti Home and 101woonideeen for your great work and effort. 

Rafa-kids house in 101woonideeen photo credits Souraya Hassan
Rafa-kids house in 101woonideeen photo credits Souraya Hassan

photo credits Souraya Hassan / 101woonideeen

Saturday, 30 August 2014

by noord

ny noord design from scandinavia

We are starting weekend with grey and rainy day. 
I’m not sure if I’m ready to say by, by to Summer yet. 
The Scandinavian homes are so perfect cosy, warm and comfortable 
during Autumn/Winter time of the year ….
When I look at the new catalogue of by noord brand
I accully would not mind to stay there this few coming months. 

Have a nice and soft weekend. 
ny noord design from scandinavia
ny noord design from scandinavia
ny noord design from scandinavia

Thursday, 28 August 2014

news from luckyboysunday

luckyboysunday new aw2014

I’m not sure if I like more the new pillows or this great sofa from a new photo session of Luckyboysunday. 
Can I get both of them ? The new collection is called Blue Sunday and we can welcome some new friends in the luckyboysunday family. I really like this Danish brand designing very special cuddly, pillows, blankets, but unfortunately my boys do not share my enthusiasm, and ask me always why they have such sad faces…
You can see all new AW2104: luckyboysunday. 

luckyboysunday new aw2014
blue Sunday

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

under the starry sky

white house bed with yellow stars
under the starry sky

white corner with the cutes little house bed I have seen for a long time
the yellow stars above : so dreamy and perfect
I can only say…
sweet dreams


pictures via: deasogmia

Friday, 22 August 2014

new for kids from ferm living A/W 2014

new for kids from ferm living A/W 2014
ferm living A/W 2014 for kids
pillows native ferm living A/W 2014 for kids
wall flag with a Billy Bear ferm living A/W 2014 for kids
 ferm living A/W 2014 for kids
Round carpet dots ferm living A/W 2014 for kids
Round carpet dots ferm living A/W 2014 for kids

Be prepared for indians, arrows, wigwams, mountains and feathers in kids’ rooms. 
This theme in kids’ deco is already present, but the new collection of Ferm Living A/W 2014 doesn’t leave us with doubts that’s this trend is going to stay with us for longer. 

The Ferm Living collection is growing each season, and never disappoints me. The new online catalogue is just so good ! Have a look here. What’s new in kids department? Round carpets - dots, sticks and triangles. Simple and fresh looking and not so expensive. A lot of black-and white products : native and mountain new patterns on wallpaper and textileWall flags with a Billy Bear, Hurray and arrows pattern. New Bear Pillows and we can’t forget Inka snake in Gray. What I always like so much about Ferm Living’s design for kids is that they are elegant, modern and not childish, it’s a pleasure to look an touch it. The photos are warm, playful and even though I’m not a pastel colours person, they just grab me, with their beautiful products. Well done! 

 ferm living products for kids

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Aino-Maija Metsola for Marimekko

Marimekko for kids


Aino-Maija Metsola huhuli textile - for Marimekko bedding set for kids

If you like graphic prints and strong patterns Marimekko brand from Finland is the one which you should have an eye on. 
I’m so glad to see the beautiful textile pattern from Aino-Maija Metsola called huhuli , used now for children bedding. Originally this textile pattern was much more darker and now she added a light blue and soft pink to it, and it looks so fresh. The rich wildlife found in the forests of Scandinavia, can be definitely used in a boy or girl room.  
Aino-Maija Metsola also designed the playful stationery and toys for

kids room with marimekko products
toys marimekko design Aino-Maija Metsola
toys marimekko design Aino-Maija Metsola

Sunday, 10 August 2014

K desk in black from rafa-kids

Rafa-kids K desk in a black&white child room with a splash of yellow
Rafa-kids K desk in black

I did't plan to post or work these days….but when last week we got Rafa-kids K desk  prototypes in white and black, I just had to do something! 
The K desk in color looks so beautiful and so much different to me than natural one. My first feeling was to put this dark desk into a room with the white F bunk bed and add a splash of yellow color. Black color for a child's room might not be a first though of a parent, but I think with a touch of color this furniture piece looks so playful and cheerful. The good thing is, that when your child will enter the teenager faze of life, the K desk can easily find its place in a cool new room. Actually I would't mind to get this desk for my self! I hope you like what you see. Our Rafa-kids desk is not available yet, but the production will start very soon, and is going to be available at the beginning of October.
Rafa-kids K desk in black
Rafa-kids K desk in black
Rafa-kids K desk in black

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

lost in space - thirza schaap

photos Thirza Schaap - for papier mache/ all rights reserved
photo Thirza Schaap - for papier mache/ all rights reserved
photo Thirza Schaap - for papier mache/ all rights reserved

I'm back home after few days in France.  I will take my boys for another small trip next week and will be back after the 20th of August. It looks like there will be silence out here on the blog for a bit longer. I found this dreamy pictures made by Thirza Schaap, and thought that they illustrate my recent mood perfectly. I always find difficult to work when the days are so long, warm and inviting to relax.  Let's try to enjoy this sunny days we have in hands this Summer…..see you soon. 

photos Thirza Schaap - for papier mache/ all rights reserved
photo Thirza Schaap - for papier mache/ all rights reserved
photo Thirza Schaap - for papier mache/ all rights reserved

Saturday, 26 July 2014

a small break

Het Nieuwe pavilion in rotterdam
Het Nieuwe pavilion in rotterdam
Het Nieuwe pavilion in rotterdam

It's silence out here and it's not because of Summer season. 
I'm just so busy. You can see all news about Rafa-kids on our Facebook page. We just got a new stock of beds and we need to send all the pre-orders asp. I feel so lucky...some of the models are already sold out and we have ordered new ones , with delivery in September….but the Summer is here and we have kids at home, which is not that easy, when you run your own business. We will escape for few days to visit our friends in France. 
See you soon. 


On the pictures : Het Nieuwe pavilion in Rotterdam by SeARCH. 

Het Nieuwe pavilion in rotterdam
SeARCH architecture in rotterdam

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

how I've planned…..fishing


kim welling small box

fishing kids
fish pillow wildstilte

Did you like the previous Let's go fishing with Rafa-kids and Windstilte photos? 
This is behind the scene post, to show you how Rafa-kids is planning and collecting inspiration for a photo session. We would like to work more with other designers and small brands, to create something fresh and new….and that is why we invited Femke Veltkamp from Windstilte, to take a part in our first session. There will be more in the future! 

Rafa-kids planing photosesion summer
room for two kids -A teen bed rafa-kids

picture 1 : Kim Welling
Kids fishing : happy-children-playing
Fish pillow : Windstilte