Natural home linen “by Nord”

torchon by nord

Discover the Danish brand By Nord who creates beautiful natural home accessories for everyday life from bedding to bath to cooking.

 

Simplicity, functionality and skilled manufacturing are the characteristics of Danish design, which in the shapes of e.g. furniture and home accessories are appreciated all over the world.

by nord Copenhagen was founded in 2008 and design and produce timeless home accessories of high quality.

As the Danish two star Michelin restaurant Noma, we are inspired by the diversity of the raw yet beautiful Nordic nature, where the rough and gentle meet.

Hanne Berzant, Designer / Owner

 

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At by nord we believe in sustainable design, where beauty and functionality are supported by extended use of organic materials and accountability in production. This is your guarantee for unique design products, which respect the nature that surrounds us.

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Where to get them ?

In France, you can find several shops selling those items. Here is a list of shops nearby the mountains :

Rêves d’ Hiver Decoation211 Avenue Michel Croz744000 Charmonix0033 450536468
Cabane et Compagnie1 Rue De L’eglise74220La Clusaz0033 614291975
Jorge Grasso & Associes69 Rue Cuvier69006Lyon0033 472830444
Boutique Daro RobinoL’arolaz73550Meribel0033 662119761

You can shop online too from there website : http://bynord.com

 

Floating wood inspiration

Baptized by Nature Design is a functional and affordable Eco furniture collection made of driftwood in combination with other materials.

At CosyNEVE, we love the creative process that Cathérine Op de Beeck operates. She is using the strenght of nature while respecting it. It is a very inspirational work and I hope you will enjoy it.

A creative story about wood formed and grayed by nature.

Cathérine Op de Beeck (14/01/82 Roeselare) makes modern, functional little furniture and useful accessories with a very unique look. Every creation is unique by its literal meaning. Her collection is made from driftwood, from tree trunks that travelled hundreds of kilometers through the river Rhone in to the Mediterranean Sea to finally end up on the Camargue beaches to start their bleaching process. Every 3 months, Cathérine herself goes to the unique beaches of the Camarque to carefully select her wood. “Every piece has its own character, its own story, its own coloring process” according to Cathérine. “I cannot have anyone else make that selection. My inspiration starts by feeling the wood, hearing the sea, the search on the abandoned, bewildered beach.”

Force Collection

“An exclusive and forceful furniture collection that  unifies the strenght of stainless steel (Inox Aisi 316) and the imperfection of the Camargue driftwood from France in a fluent and magical way.”

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NEW – NOUVEAUDriftwood lighting R.ECO

Ecologic lighting concept made of driftwood and recycled paper. Hanging lamps italian design.

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Restaurant Likoké à Les Vans (Ardeche)

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Driftwood Project, Hôtel A Piattatella en Corse

Bibliothèque en bois flotté et des planches en bois laqué.
Fait sur mesure.

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Tables plateau en bois laqué combiner avec des troncs en bois flotté de la Camargue.
Support en acier laqué blanc.

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Visit her Blog : http://baptizedbynature.blogspot.co.nz

And her Website : http://www.conceptsbycatherine.be

Photo copyrightCatherineOpdebeeck

Why do we like design ?

Last week, we discovered the work of Marie-Laure Helmkampf, interior designer living in the south of France.

Today, we take a closer look at this kitchen design to understand: Why do we like it ?

1. A balance of verticals and horizontals

 Horizontal lines :

  • calming,
  • pacifying,
  • enlarge the space,
  • create an indoor horizon.

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Vertical lines : 

  • extend the height of a volume
  • create more dynamic
  • can be related to high trees, high vertical mountains, cliff
  • too much of them can create a feeling of suffocation[/one_half_last]

In this kitchen, the verticals and horizontals are used wisely. The verticals are on one side of the room or used for the highest elements, creating thus more volume up high. Horizontal lines are wide giving a calming feeling to the space.

Tips : Make sure you balance the lines in any rooms of your house to create the right feeling. Depending if you want the room to look calm or dynamic, use more or less of verticals and horizontals.

The shape of the lines are also important. 

  • Curve line : charming, warm, traditional
  • Straight line : Simple, modern, unpersonal

In this kitchen, they chose straight lines to keep the look modern and simple. The warmth and charm is added by other elements like materials and colors.

2. Colors

The colors chosen for this kitchen remain in the same tones of brown. The black and the green are added as touches to break the uniformity and give more dynamic to the room.

3. Materials

All the materials used in this kitchen are inspired from the nature : wood, and stone work together to bring a warm feeling. The look is authentic, surfaces look rough. A few vintage item like the blanck lamp and the high chairs, add the final touch to look cosy and warm.

Inspired by Nature !
Here are a few other landscapes from which the materials used in this kitchen are inspired.

I hope while reading this post you found yourself looking at your own kitchen or room wondering how are the lines or colors or materials organised !

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Inspiration : natural interior

Today, I introduce you with Marie-Laure Helmkampf, interior designer living currently in the south of France.

As she says, her goal is to create harmony between spaces with timeless style. For that, she uses a balance between lights and proportions through the volume.

I let you have a look at one of her realization for her house in the South of France.

The kitchen

Interior design kitchen

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Marbre blanc evier

The Living area

Salon style nature

The entry room

Entry

 

Salon nature blanc

The bedrooms

bedroom wood

chambre lampe vintage jaune

The bathroom

Salle de bain nature

 I hope you enjoyed this visit. The next article will be about “why do we like this natural style” ?

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I encourage you to visite Marie-Laure Helmkampf ‘s website !

Thanks you : )