In with the old

30.9.14

Wow... This home. The cubic structure and the way of using the wood is amazing!

Dorte Mandrup-Poulsen, an architect living in Denmark and two other Danish architects Louis Becker and Jens Thomas Arnfred, have made this old blacksmith's warehouse their shared second vacation home on the Greek Island, Lesbos.

Read more about this beautiful home on Kinfolk. 

Photographs by Wichmann + Bendtsen

Lindex

29.9.14


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Let's welcome autumn in style with this perfect pieces from Lindex. These are the kind of pieces that you can wear together and mix up with the wardrobe you already have. You can see more of the new collection on their website!

Andtradition

27.9.14

We are in love with the new items from &tradition and the pictures look absolutely stunning. The timeless beauty and quality that is born out of tradition and renovation gives the brand an special character and character is what we like in a interior. Want to see more? Check out the whole collection on their website or come visit us at the First or Second store.

"Craft meets art. Function meets form. Material meets potential. This is our Nordic tradition and heritage. &tradition aims to bridge these values to contemporary design, reshaping, redefining and reinventing materials, techniques and forms. We respect nature that provides our raw materials and we believe in design that is made to last."

-&TRADITION -

Enjoy your weekend! :)

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26.9.14

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Leaf prints by Pernille Folcarelli

25.9.14

Bring the nature inside with all this unique and beautiful leaf prints from designer Pernille Folcarelli. The prints look beautiful on their own but you can also decorate your wall with a combination of different prints.

Pernille Folcarelli is a freelance designer and stylist, working with graphics, textiles and interiors. Check out her website for more amazing work!

industrial home | Nylon fabric

24.9.14

We love this industrial and open daylight 'home'. The contrast between the industrial black and white base and the wooden elements creates a certain tranquility and can never go wrong.

Kove interior architects are specialized in total concepts and also in the installation of kitchen and bathrooms. This super showroom under the name of Nylon fabric is one of them. It references to the former function of the building. Filling this huge space with daylight and coziness was the goal of this project.

Images by Luc Roymans



april and may | costes

22.9.14


We love fashion just as much as we love interior. The two are so much connected and are both the perfect way of reflecting your (personal) style and who you are.

We love to combine fashion and interior, getting inspired and making beautiful combinations. On a regular base we will show you our selected items from Costes fashion. Costes is a Dutch boutique style brand that offers a total concept for women with different looks and collections to dress for every occasion.

We have selected several pieces that we really like and want to share with you. They are showcased in our store First or Second store in the 1OR2 VILLA where you can find the most up to date pieces every 2 months personally selected by us. But of course we will keep you updated through our blog too :)

We love to inspire...soon more!

Image: 1OR2 VILLA | photography: Manon van Wezenbeek


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MENU A/W 14

18.9.14

Menu is doing great. Their new collection is looking simple and beautiful.. and the photography is amazing. We love the fact that they keep on growing and that they work with the most great designers.
Can't wait to see the products in real!

MENU A/S 
Available at First or Second

First or Second | we are open

16.9.14

As you might have noticed we have been a little bit absent the last weeks. The reason for this was the opening of our store First or Second in the Netherlands. The last week we have worked like crazy to get the whole store ready before we opened our doors on the 13th of September.

We are very proud and amazed by all the wonderful people who have helped us and all the great response from the people who already visited us.

For now above a short impression from the store. More about our 1or2 VILLA, 1or2 CAFE, 1or2 KIDS and 1or2 ART the next couple of weeks when we will be shooting some beautiful pictures and give you more information about the concept and our store.

You can ofcourse follow us on Facebook and instagram to stay updated.

We are glad to be back!







australian home

9.9.14

This home in Australia is warm and minimalistic at the same time. The consistent use of warm wood, concrete and black steel makes it very sophisticated. You can find more images of this home here.

Photography by Tara Pearce
via Nordic Design

weekend snack

6.9.14

Your favorite movie and a huge bowl of popcorn. In style :) 
Brown butter and rosemary popcorn with seasalt and grinded pepper. Let the weekend begin!

You can find the recipe at Covet Garden

Enjoy! 

and the winner is...

5.9.14


We've got 3 winners! Congratulations to Dagny, Celine and Lamana. Thank you all for the nice responses!
Please send your details to loren@juliakostreva.com and you will receive your new print as soon as possible. 

xoxo April and May & Julia Kostreva

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hagedornhagen give away

4.9.14

Next week, the new store First or Second will be open. To celebrate this, we will be having some great give aways on the blog of the brands that we will be selling in the store. Starting with the brand Hagedornhagen.

Together with Hagedornhagen we are giving away one of their Pompon prints, the PP3. 

What do you have to do to win this print in 70 x 100 cm?

- Like Hagedornhagen on facebook
- Like First or Second on facebook
- Leave a comment on this post why you would like to win
- You have to be able to come and get the print in the new store First or Second in Alkmaar - Holland

We will announce the winner next week!

xoxo April and May