BE

31.12.12

The last day of 2012...a new year to start! Wish you all a happy new year with some words from us for 2013...

BE YOU, BE YOURSELF, BE WHAT YOU WANT.


April and May hearts

28.12.12




This made me smile...1. stars by Kitty Rogers 2. Felt 3. Steel from Wish Flowers  4. Timber Pencils


2nd monday of march

27.12.12



I know Aimee for a while now and she is a person with a great sense of style. I am truly happy she is assisting the April and May team for a while now. All the pictures above are made by Aimee. She has some great places online where she shows her work and inspiration. Take a look at a 2nd monday of march here and NO.4 here

All images by Aimee Selling and Maartje Leek

ENJOY X-MAS

25.12.12

★★★ ENJOY YOUR X-MAS WITH YOUR LOVED ONES ★★★

with love JANTINE & VIVIAN

image by April and May

x-mas with a neon touch

24.12.12


Black, white and a touch of (neon)pink...a beautiful combination. Love the handmade tags of Aimee Jiline.

TRUST - GOING - PASSION - be inspired and have a merry xmas

Images by Aimee Jiline

Candlebottles

23.12.12


The inspiration for these wooden candlebottles comes from the use of leftover bottles after a party as a candleholder. These Candlebothes by Daniel Franzén are made out of Swedish pine. A beautiful way of transforming a well know habit into a great design. 

You can get the candlebottles here...A great way of decorating your table when giving a dinner for family and friends.

April and May hearts

21.12.12


 

This made me smile...

1. knitted
2. fall by Vivian
2. twinkle by Lisa Leonard
4. winter



inspirational

19.12.12

It's always so nice en rewarding to see how people like and use your products. These pictures are made by Tonje Kyte from the great blog Forever Love with some of our made by April and May postcards.

Thank you Tonje for your always inspiring images ♥



old becomes new

18.12.12

Love it when designs are inspired by old products like this lantern light. The light is made out of white porcelain with an orange wire attached to it. You can easily put in your home or hang it on the metal triangle shaped hook that is included. 

A great way of giving the old-fashioned lantern a new look.

The light is available here at the shop of Studiodewinkel.nl




Vertigo Bird

16.12.12



Lovely lights from Vertigo Bird, I think they are playful and a great design. I can imagine those clouds for a boys room .... 


Christmas decoration

14.12.12

Totally in love with these Christmas decorations. A modern jewel of ceramic for the upcoming Christmas days and even after the holidays they will look great in your home. Hanging on the wall or somewhere else... A 100% handmade product by OnsHus in white glazed and mat ceramic.

By using a wire you can create your own shape.

A product that really makes us smile and we are happy to be selling these pieces in our shop byAprilandMay. You can choose between a set of 5, a set of 3 or a set of 2.

Take a look here and we hope to bring some Christmas in your home...




MOODKIDS: once upon a time...

13.12.12

I would like to introduce you to my new blogfriend MOODKIDS. Moodkids is the result of a cooperation between Maike Keuben and Eefje Kleijweg. Moodkids offers you the nicest things for you and your kids. Trends, DIY tutorials, new products, downloads, recipes, design and more...all concerning kids.

Recently they have launched the 6th edition of their online Magazine. This time with the title Once Upon a Time...a fairytale world offering you inspiration, products, shops, recipes and DIY tutorials all inspired by fairytales.

Just take a look here and create your own fairytale and be inspired...More images from this magazine on April and May MINI here.

Photography by Monique Ferron | Styling by Myrthe Smit



The Blog Works 2012

12.12.12






Last weekend we went to Antwerp to stay for one night in the amazing Hotel Julien (later more about it) because I was invited to speak at the bloggers event The Blog Works in Belgium. This was the second edition of The Blog Works.

The Blog Works centralizes the ongoing discussions about lifestyle and blogging, and offers a platform for debate. A seminar/workshop providing food for thought, and at the same time will fuel your imagination. The Blog works is a concept by Marie Lemaitre and Stephanie Duval.

Next to me there were some really great speakers like Amber Venz from Rewardstyle, Susie Bubble from Style Bubble, Bart Lapers and Arieta Mujay. And in the afternoon some great photography workshops with the great Paulina Arcklin giving the interior photography workshop.

It was a great experience, meeting new people and getting the chance to talk about my work as a stylist, April and May, my blog and shop byAprilandMay.

Take a look at The Blog Works and maybe you will join next year too...

All pictures by Nathalie de Schepper





and the winner is...

And again so many great reactions on our give-away with BijzonderMOOI to win one of the 6 new Unstationary packages from Ontwerpduo.

Six winners in total....Congratulations to Sloppop Yeah, Elin, Stephanie from neongroen, Moois en Meer, Deborah from Abracadebra and KarenL.

We will send you one of the six packages. Please contact us at info@aprilandmay.nl for your personal details.

Thank you Sandra from BijzonderMOOI for this beautiful give-away!




Bunad blankets by Andreas Engesvik

11.12.12






























Need some color at home ? Take a look at these blankets by Andreas Engesvik

“The bunad is one of the most visible and known traditions in Norwegian cultural heritage; the garment is a significant cultural carrier and is central to the passing on of Norwegian handicraft traditions,” he added.

I love the graphic pattern and they look so soft ! 

and the winner is...

10.12.12

We had so many great comments on our Christmas candleholder give-away. Really nice to read how everybody is celebrating Christmas at home.

The winner of the candleholder is Ilona van Vliet, congratulations! You can contact Sandra from Accessorize your Home for all the details at info@accessorizeyourhome.nl

Thank you Sandra for this beautiful give-away.


Hello winter

7.12.12

It's official winter and the first snow has landed in Holland. I wish you a white and cosy weekend.Psstt.. do you see those beautiful christmas hangers? You can buy them online in our webshop


Cubebot

6.12.12



The Dutch Sinterklaas is over and we had a great evening yesterday. One of the presents our boy got was this cool Cubebot.

Robot toys are usually made of plastic and require batteries - but not this one! Inspired by Japanes puzzles, the Cubebot is a non-traditional take on the toy robot. The powerful hardwood frame can hold many poses and his elastic-band muscles and durable wood limbs make him impervious to breakage.

This cool robot is available at Orphan Socks...and ofcourse also a nice Christmas present :)


lovely restaurant

4.12.12







Look at this interior.. it's Höst, an inspiring place and restaurant located in Copenhagen. It is designed by Norm Architects and they used industrial pendant lights, woolen blankets and reclaimed wood to create rustic Scandinavian dining rooms. Hmm.. maybe for my next visit..Pictures by Emma and Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen