Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Event in Denmark, Mekavi, Bo Bedre, Brunklaus

Last Wednesday I did an event in Copenhagen, organized by Mekavi and the Danish home magazine Bo Bedre. Mekavi had a beautiful exhibition space prepared when i arrived  very white, large and high. 


I spoke about my designs to the Bo Bedre readers and  it was great that even though the heavy weather conditions a big crowd  showed up. 



Here you can find a video of the exhibition:

video

Monday, November 22, 2010

New York and Oslo

   One of the things that have been on my agenda for a long time is to visit New York again.
 I was there last week to visit  friends and colleagues and to just experience the creative energy of this big city. 

I was very much inspired by the art bookfair at PS1, all art bookpublishers in one building displayed their book collections. I found a book on Merit Oppenheim and am still in search for a copy of Elsa Schiaparelli.
At the Moma I attended the opening of the
Building Collections: Recent Acquisitions of Architecture please follow this link
http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/1114
I visited the Mood fabric store (project runway) in the garment district, what a great place for fabric lovers, left over fabrics from a wide range of fashion designers are just for sale in this shop.
From New york with a one day stop at the studio in Amsterdam I left for Oslo.
In Oslo at Eske: the shop was redesigned by Karina Holmen, Eske has a large range of Brunklaus design
from the house of anne,vintage forest, portrait pillows to the new colors of the shady tree lamp and the house of anne lamp.
The house of anne theme is inspired on my old boarding school that I attended when I was a little girl.
The day before the building got demolished all our girls (age range from 30 to 80) were invited for one last visit.
I was completly surprised that the building and interior were exactly the same  as when I was 10. For the collection see http://www.brunklaus.nl/en/collection/pillows/houseofanne

Eske

Karina Holmen
for more information about Eske  http://www.eske.as/

This week I will be in Copenhagen for the Brunklaus at  Mekavi Event in collaboration with Bo Bedre.
next week more on this .





Sunday, November 7, 2010

Party at the Brunklaus studio

For the second time we organised a dinner party at the brunklaus studio.We asked everybody to take their favourite  vinyl albums and food. It was so much fun to have creatives from different diciplines meeting up.


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

X and L, Xander and Leon

I just met up with X and L, two incredible interior designers, Xander Vervoort and Leon van Boxtel. 
I am a big fan of their work  the way they  use simple forms  and know how to integrate this in old and modern  architecture . To see more visit www.xandl.nl



Tuesday, October 12, 2010

new dealers

the bird wallpaper and the new fabrics that we presented in paris have been received very well.


we proudly can add some new dealers to our list.
from the end of october the new textiles will be sold at...

PMCO Style et Pierre-Marie Couturier : agence de scénographie,
décoration, architecture d'intérieure, galerie d'objets d'art à Paris

OXO woonwinkel in Den Bosch,  textiles already available.

Bloom house in Barcelona   textiles already available.
http://www.bloom-house.com/

Eske in Oslo, Sofiesgate 16 Oslo phone +47 40005253  will have a presentation party in their new decorated shop  on the 2nd of november.http://www.eskeblogg.blogspot.com/ and http://www.eske.as/
I will be attending the opening , and will post some pictures on this blog later.The shop has been decorated by the famous stylist Karina Holmen.
check out her site holmenid.com  

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

lynne leegte at reuten gallery amsterdam 'Her mirrors and tears'

If you are in amsterdam, go and check out the exhibition of the artist lynne leegte at gallery reuten.
she has a beautiful show up on the prinsengracht 510 sous.,ansterdam

lynne at the opening last saturday

Thursday, August 19, 2010

For when you are visiting SAIL AMSTERDAM!

    Lighten up 2

If you like contemporary art there is an interesting show up at,
Loods 6 KNSM laan 143 Amsterdam.
This is in the heart of the Sail event.

Artist are/
Stan Klamer - Bas Peeters - Mac Thiadens - Carola Rombouts -
Suzan Drummen -Jeroen Werner - Gert Jan van Rooij.



                                  Han and Onilee talking
me with Frans Westers ( great artist) at the opening.

Friday, August 13, 2010

new collection

We are in the midst of preparing for the Paris show, and at the moment the new products come in from the various production places.
This is always very fulfilling since I work for months designing  and than  all the effort and work comes together.
Here are some of the new things .
I designed some scarves because I have a weakness for the prints that were also used on the silkpillows.
well enjoy........

 Vintage collection 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Chateau de Menton, Haute Savoy, France

When I visited this fascinating 12th. century castle in its beautiful surroundings, I was surprised to find this insipring library with thousands of books all around, binded in leather and gold. The heritage of the family de Menton over the past eight centuries.



The view over the valley with the small village of Menton 
looks like a 16 century painting

Friday, July 9, 2010

New Collection

Working on new designs in the studio! This is part of our new 50's vintage chique collection that will be coming out in September 2010.

If you aren't already, then follow me on twitter! twitter.com/Brunklaus

Friday, April 2, 2010

Springtime at the showroom

Our showroom in Amsterdam is open from monday to friday from 11.00-15.00 hours.
Frans Zieglerstraat 8 Amsterdam

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Nymphenburg,Ludwig 1 Gallery of Beauties

During a work visit to Munich last week I visited the Nymphenburg Castle .
I wanted to see Ludwigs Gallery of Beauties.

Joseph Stieler was commissioned by the king to paint this famous series of beautiful women, women from all classes of society,( 1827-1850).

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Interesting exhibition at Akinci Gallery Amsterdam


These sculptures by Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez are from her new series Frauleins.
Vases with a variety of historical styles and decorative patterns on top of each other.
The black colour gives them a universal view. These neutral monolytes  reveal a stripe of untreated porcelain a -Newmanzip- wich seems to divide the object with a sedimentary timeline.
From the exhibition 'Le Cercle Infernal ' till march 20 ,2010
At the Akinci gallery Lijnbaansgracht 317 Amsterdam

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Elsa Schiaparelli

Years ago I saw a show of Elsa Schiaparelli in Paris.


Today I am working on a project and keep thinking of her,
she is such a great inspiration.

Monday, March 8, 2010