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No.19 industrielamp van Olaf Weller voor Het Lichtlab

Als er één lamp zijn opmars heeft gemaakt het afgelopen jaar is het de industrielamp. De No.19 Industrielamp is geïnspireerd op de populaire grote industrielampen, enkel uitgevoerd in een abstracte vorm waardoor deze lamp zich onderscheid. Door enkel het frame te tonen in de vorm van de bekende industrielamp, oogt deze lamp ruimer maar geeft het toch de karakteristieke en industriële look-and-feel. Jong talent Olaf Weller is de designer van de No.19 industrielamp en ontwierp deze voor Het Lichtlab – die veelal lichtontwerpen creëert met een simplistische vorm. De No.19 Industrielamp bestaat uit 15 onderdelen – al zou je er 19 verwachten 😉 – gesneden met een laserstraal uit MDF. Deze techniek geeft de lamp zijn karakteristieke zwarte randen. Een duurzaam proces want alle onderdelen komen uit slechts 1 MDF plaat. Ook worden er geen bevestigingsmiddelen of lijm gebruikt waardoor het frame van deze lamp ‘puur natuur’ is en aansluit bij de visie van Weller om producten te maken die mensenlevens verrijkt en de aarde zo min mogelijk verarmt.

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]oor de abstracte vorm van de lampenkap heeft ook de authentieke gloeilamp een prominente rol het ontwerp. Je kan het een ode aan Thomas Edison noemen. De No.19 Industrielamp is een bijzondere opvolging op de vintage koplamp hanglamp van Het Lichtlab, die zij in april 2013 introduceerde. Beide hanglampen zijn echte eye-catchers voor bijvoorbeeld boven de eettafel.

Kortom ben je op zoek zijn naar een unieke en open industriële lamp, dan is de No.19 Industrielamp van Olaf Weller de verlichting die je zoekt!






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Spotted: Copenhagen by Vifa

Sound in a perfect shape, that’s Copenhagen by Danish speaker manufacturer Vifa! Vifa created a versatile, durable and iconic object for the home – connecting with its owner’s lifestyle. Authentic sound from the inside and a light Nordic design on the outside, where the matte polished aluminium frame is finished with a special-woven textile cover by Europe’s leading manufacturer of design textiles: Kvadrat. Even the intuitive user experience is simplified with a Scandinavian touch. I’m personally a huge fan of all Danish brands and music so looking at the Copenhagen is like love at first sight 🙂 Pure enjoyment in every detail and portable! Easy to replace and even hipster to carry on your shoulder!

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]openhagen is awesome and well designed! The design approach is based on years of research into user preferences, connecting to people’s values and creating everyday benefits. Vifa collaborated with Danish innovation and design consultancy ‘Design People’. Their team of researchers, psychologists and designers teamed up with the skilled Vifa team and have taken Copenhagen all the way through the music listener’s journey. They’ve putted dreams and desires into realization. Even the specific app and website got a Scandinavian touch, which finish the whole Vifa experience!

Copenhagen is only available for iOs (for now).

Cheers to Vifa, the Danish brand which pleases both ears and eyes!








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Enjoy your weekend!

Photos by Vifa

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Pocketmen: for the new dandy

Innovative, modern, brass, stainless steel and geometric shapes. The Pocketmen is a pure form of artistic jewelry. Juliette de Graaf created this high-tech pocket-square for the modern gentleman and new dandy. The contemporary alternative to the stylish pocket-square is available in many shapes, both stainless steel and brass. And to finish it all; it comes in a luxury gift box. So here’s a shout out to all the modern men which crave for something new to fit with their suit: Pocketmen, a high-tech pocket accessory to rock at special occasions or at work!

While visiting her stand on Swan Market, Juliette told me something I agree with: “For women there’s a lot on accessories, but for men it’s very limited”, and that’s the exact reason she decided to design the Pocketmen. In and around her family there are a lot men wearing suits, but besides cufflinks and different handkerchiefs matching with the tie, the options to accessorize are limited. She changed that and not only for the youngsters:  Juliette’s 92-year old father in law is rocking it!

I surely can’t wait for summer to wear my jackets to work, combined with my favorite t-shirts and get myself a nice Pocketmen!



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Spotted: Material Lust

Material Lust is formed by a duo which define themselves as artists masquerading as designers. Lauren Larson and Christian Lopez Swafford – both raised as artists by their mother – met each other on Parsons School of Design. Working from New York City, they create conversations around their admittedly ominous aesthetic and identity in a movement they have coined ‘Oppressionism’. They combine heavy-handed theatrics, high design and its exploitation of uncomfortable and often pornographic imagery. An extraordinary vision if you ask me, but I really like their designs which are made of black, brass and metal. Also quite trending because of the play with geometrics. Enjoy this slightly different designer duo!

Larson earned the award for Outstanding Design Achievement during her stay at Parsons School of Design. She got featured in The New York Times and and is Creative Director of Material Lust. Swafford is the founder of Material Lust and his current work reconciles the lyricism of European and Amerindian traditional cultures with the pragmatism of the Information Age – which he got from his fathers background as an American Software Engineer. Both designers are artistically defined at an early age and use both of their experiences in the field of design for Material Lust. Awesome skill set, wouldn’t you say!  Enjoy their work which kinda sparks my dark side 😉



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Modern man cave

It’s almost weekend which means time to celebrate and go out. Or on the other hand, stay at home in your man cave. In America and Australia the man cave is very popular, but in The Netherlands you see it more often. A space where the man of the house can enjoy his hobbies or alcoholic beverages. Whether it’s in a basement, shed or spare room, as long as it’s equipped with a television, comfortable seating and a mini bar it’s good enough. So while the woman is baking cupcakes, the man can enjoy his beverages with his friends (stereotypical speaking…). So here’s my interpretation of the modern man cave where not only comfortable seating is equipped, but also modern lightning, rock and roll and an industrial touch.

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n my eyes most of the man caves come very ‘old English pub’ or very industrial. When it comes to the single man it mostly is called a bachelor pad – which I personally adore! More luxury and less clutter. Most of the Dutch homes that I visited contained a computer room and a hobby room (mostly for women). So let’s get masculine and give the man more space than just a little shed filled with tools, and get inspired by the following interior decoration specially for men, to decorate your own modern man cave!




// Classified Moto Café Table & Original lamp with spring coverClassified Moto
The guys behind Classified Moto started with custom made motorcycles and toyed around with some custom made lamps.
What started with a whim in their garage, turned in a worldwide hit. The lamp is made of vintage parts of 70’s and 80’s Japanese motorcycles.


Shell-Stool-bronze-JakePhipps// Wall lamp Jeeves & Shell Stool by Jake PhippsJake Phipps

My personal fav is Jeeves because of it’s authentic bowler hat. Jake Phipps add that little British design which I adore: a different angle on furniture designs. Phipps works for huge clients like Google, Tommy Hilfiger, Harvey Nichols and Philippe Starck. An eye-catcher for the true gentleman!


// Cars filmography by Calm The Ham –  Calm The Ham
A little bit more vintage with this awesome print of all different movie cars from 1929 to the modern day!
Iconic cars like the “1963 Cadillac series 62 Convertible” from Scarface, “1955 Ford Lincoln Futura Concept Car” from Batman and my personal favourite: “1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500” from Gone In 60 Seconds.


// The Rockstar whisky bar by Buster + PunchBuster and Punch
Again an UK-based brand – gotta love it! Buster + Punch are for those who want to live with conviction.
I’ll write more on these fellows later! This Rockstar whisky and cocktail bar is finished in American Black walnut and covered with Rockstar Black Leather.


// Keats sofa by Jimmie Martin –  Jimmie Martin
When it comes to Jimmie Martin I’m always in. These guys know how to turn furniture into unique pieces, sometimes even with graffiti.
For every modern man cave owner, a lovely refurnished Chesterfield

Hope you got inspired for a man cave. I don’t want to exclude women, I guess if you are into industrial design and home interiors you would love some of the products above.

Enjoy your weekend!!

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Designer Spotlight: Ontwerpduo

Ontwerpduo is the first designer duo to be featured in the designer spotlight. Dutch Designers Tineke Beunder & Nathan Wierink design impossible things before breakfast. They translate fairy tale ideas into functional designs and surprise the world with them. Enjoy and get inspired by the beautiful world of Ontwerpduo!

The collaboration and chemistry between Beunder and Wierink, both graduated from the Design Academy in Eindhoven, made them an established name in Dutch Design. Tineke never lost her inner child. She likes to imagine things different from what they are and fantasizes about new functions for them. A talent I adore! Wierink, with his technical eye and ‘laboratory’ skills, turn those ideas in reality.

What I like most about Ontwerpduo is their will to make the impossible feasible! That’s what makes them a great designer duo! The photography settings, in which they present their work, make me love them even more – intriguing and inspiring.

Step into the world of Ontwerpduo!



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3D-Printed architecture

Artists like our own Dutch Iris van Herpen made 3D-printing hot. In Holland printed jewelry is the most popular way to use this innovative technique due to a research done by ABN AMRO. With my interest for innovative design, I follow a lot around 3D-printing and found out about the Digital Grotesque project done by Michael Hansmeyer and Benjamin Dillenburger. These two guys bring 3D-printing to an even higher level. Computational Architects they call themselves and I agree. Digital Grotesque is the first 3D-printed room! Enjoy this huge baroque looking sculpture and some of my favorite 3D-printed objects!

[dropcap]H[/dropcap]ansmeyer and Dillenburger used algorithms to create a form that appears at the same time, synthetic and organic. A balance between the expected and unexpected. Earlier they created an architectural project with 3D-printed subdivided columns called ‘A new order‘. Effectively, the architect designs a process that produces a column, instead of designing a column directly. This process can be run over and over with different parameters to create endless permutations of columns. Awesome wouldn’t you say? The column algorithm could be designed by HR Giger, if you look close how much the style of different textures in the columns are combined. Get inspired by the printed architecture which can be interpreted in the eye of the beholder.










// Digital Grotesque by Michael Hansmeyer & Benjamin Dillenbuger



// A new order by Michael Hansmeyer

I hope you are as amazed as I am. Following you see some of my favorite 3D-printed interior objects found on 3D-platform Shapeways. Starting with two of my favorite fashion designs by Iris van Herpen.


// Escapism by Iris van Herpen


// Wired Life Stag by Dotsan –



// Dawg & Birdy by Dora (Domikraskin) –


// Clip on vase by Aleksandar –
I like this functional design which was created to clip on the IKEA Pokal glass and easily create a vase

Hopefully there would be some nice new and innovative designs like the Digital Grotesque project. I’ll definitely share some if I find any!

Have a nice day!

More home deco and 3D-printed accessories can be found on shapeways.
Interested in the process of the Digital Grotesque and A New Order, go to 

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Guest post: Ten artists who will give your interior a natural vibe

The first guest post goes to friend, fellow blogger and THE one who ‘seduced’ me to start my own blog: Jantine of In 2012 she founded Bleaq and I follow her ever since. Bleaq – I quote – ‘collects visual inspiration focussing on the melancholic, bleak side of traditional art, illustration, design and photography’. Besides blogging we have a lot in common. During our study some called her ‘my evil twin’, because of her love for the art she now shares on her blog. So let’s kick off  with the first guest post. Again thanks Jantine for inspiring me and my readers!

When Johan asked me if I wanted to write a guest-post for Label 1114 I was a bit scared: I don’t know a lot about interior. But when he explained that he was interested in art that could add a little something to a modern-black-and-white-Label-1114-approved interior (he didn’t say it like that of course, but you’ll get my point) I was immediately excited! I really like what art can do with your home, for me art makes a house a home.

Next to my work as a designer I have an art blog called ‘Bleaq’. Three times a week I share the work of artists I love, hopefully getting their work known and loved by my readers. The style and techniques of the featured artists is quite varied – from sculptures to illustration, and from paintings to photography – but the art usually has a dark, melancholic side. Since the beginning of Bleaq to today I featured hundreds of artists, which I had to shrink down to just a few to share with you today.

To shrink the pool of artists a bit I decided to have some rules for this list. One: you should be able to purchase the works displayed immediately. All the works are available at Society6, a great webshop where you can buy prints, apparel and gadgets from thousands of artists from all over the world. The second rule is more a theme than a rule: nature. Lately I’ve been very inspired by several ‘Cabin in the woods’-boards on Pinterest: images from beautiful homes situated in dense pine forests. Living in Rotterdam the fresh air of nature seems a bit far away sometimes, that’s why I decided on a natural theme.

So let’s get going: ten artists who will give your interior a natural vibe, without having to water any plants 😉 Enjoy!



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