Bright, cheery, light and fun. Not your usual brooding, heavy on the masculine cliché bachelor pad. At 50 sq m open plan living and full height storage make the most of the space while still being cosy and inviting. Garçonnière Marais by Parisian interior designer Tatiana Nicol.
This has got to be the prettiest café I have ever seen. Wanda Café Optimista is located in Madrid and was designed by Parolio. After the recent years, of recession in Madrid, Parolio wanted to design a place that communicates the opposite: projecting vitality, joy, color and a positive outlook on life. The idea is that when you enter Wanda you enter the emotional universe of vacations, summer, Surf and everything positive you feel on these fun days of the year. Inside Wanda it’s always sunny, there is always a good vibe. That description alone would have me stopping in. The pastel colours with pops of neon, all of the really cute patterned pillows and the amazing pattern on the bar make this such a happy place, where you would never want to take your last sip of coffee. (Photos: Juan Baraja)
Manfung & Angel (whose shop OHMYHOME I featured back in November) had their first child in March so they are are selling their apartment in Rotterdam, the Netherlands for something with more space. It is white, bright and so perfectly cozy (now that they have renovated it to make it perfect!) so someone needs to scoop this place up! More details on their blog. Gorg!
One more from James van der Velden of Bricks Amsterdam. Just because.
I can’t believe it’s over three years since Kim featured James van der Velden of Bricks Amsterdam. A lot has happened in that time… a lot of fabulous work that is. Like this apartment on the Vondelstraat in Amsterdam. Love it so much I’m scheming ways to move in! You can see Kim’s earlier posts here, here and here.