Friday, 31 August 2012

What a week!

It has been a great and busy week. Opening of my webshop, taking pictures of products, visiting wholesalers and trade marts, getting my finance up and running, working on marketing and social media strategies, buying stuff like a printer and photo studio, and the greatest part of all: servicing my first customers!

And of course I spent time at the Nationale DenkTank, a think tank that started last week where 21 students and PhD's will work full time the next three months to think about a major theme: a sustainable food chain. As a member of the board I was very pleased to see so much energy, drive and enthusiasm so I am convinced they will come up with a great analysis and vision and some very nice solutions.

Next week will be another great week. I am looking forward to my visits to the trade mart Utrecht and EliteNL. I am still looking for some more brands and products for my shop and I am sure I will find some at these great places!

Images by Savanna Interior

Monday, 27 August 2012

Jingle bells...

Outside the sun is shining and is it still summer holiday for many people, but inside the trade centers I visit Christmas is hot as well. 
I found these great Swedisch Angel Chimes. For many nostalgia but I didn't know them. And now it ended up in my kitchen to show some friends and family so I could decide wether I would buy more for my webshop or not. 
The final verdict came from my children: they love it! They love the flames, the circling of the angels and above all the soft tinkling sound. They decided everyone should have such a great Christmas accessory so I know what to give to people instead of flowers the coming months.

I am afraid Christmas at home starts today and won't end till Easter....

The Angel Chimes and candles are available at my shop.

Image by Savanna Interior

Friday, 24 August 2012

Inspiration from Sweden at IKEA

Next week you will find IKEAs new catalog for 2013 in your mailbox. The catalog contains some great sphere impressions for your home. As a fan of IKEA I spotted some nice ideas en products for my wish list. I love all the new textiles.

New interactive app
A new feature of the catalog is that you can find some extra info by using the IKEA catalog App for iPhone and iPad and Android. Just download the app, scan the page and find products, prices, video films and more!

Images through IKEA

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Save the date!

Save the date! From September 25th - 30th the Woonbeurs Amsterdam will take place, Netherlands largest living platform. This year Woonbeurs celebrates it's 20th anniversary. You will find great Dutch design, stands by Sanoma interior magazines, design talent, bloggers, beautiful products, good food and drinks and of course lots of inspiration for your home for the upcoming season!

Images through Woonbeurs Amsterdam

Monday, 20 August 2012

Swan Market Rotterdam

Today was a lovely sunny day to visit Swan Market Rotterdam
Good food, good drinks, good music and above all great products and designers.

I bought these great masking tapes at the beautiful shop of Elle Aime
I especially adore the flower tape! 

Just love these lights made of paper by Twaalf vierendertig

September 23th the XXL edition of Swan Market will take place at Museumpark Rotterdam. Definitely worth visiting!

Images by Savanna Interior

Friday, 17 August 2012

Interior design events

Last week I updated my list of interior design events. The next few months a lot of great events take place. I will definitely visit the Swan market, ELLE Inside Design, Woonbeurs Amsterdam, Meesterlijk, Dutch Design week and La Table sfeerbeurs and hope so visit some more. I will share great finds, impressions and pictures on my blog.

You will find more info on the page Interior design events!

Friday, 10 August 2012

In the picture: HAY

 Box box: cardboard boxes in various sizes, colours and combinations

Puzzle cushion of Kvadrat fabric


I am very fond of the products by HAY! Complementary to their furniture collection, Danish brand HAY introduced and accessory and rug collection. Great boxes for my office!

Images through HAY

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Great DIY supplies in Paris

While visiting Paris I came across this lovely store full of beads, buttons, yarn and ribbons: La droguerie. I couldn't resist all those great DIY supplies, so I bought great buttons to finish my home made cushion covers and bags. I especially love the buttons shown at the upper picture; they are made of coconut shells!

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Home sweet home

Back from holiday in France. Loved the rough coast of Brittany and the great city of Paris. And as always glad to be back home again with a warm welcome of new flowers, herbs and vegetables in the garden. And with lot of inspiration for Savanna Interior, looking forward to get to work again.

Images by Savanna Interior