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Nest Cam – what’s it like to live with one?

Nest Cam – what’s it like to live with one?

My husband walking around the living room in his bathrobe – and not much else. That is the first thing I saw when I installed our new Nest Cam a couple of weeks ago and decided to play around with it for a while. It is a sight I see in real life every day, but to see my husband ... Read More »

Impromptu Design Roundup: The Samsung Serif and more!

Impromptu Design Roundup: The Samsung Serif and more!

Can you keep track of all the great new designs, fantastic visual ideas, provocative art and jaw-dropping new furniture you see online every week? I write about design for a living – well, part-time at least – and even for me things can get pretty overwhelming. I thought I’d do something about it right here, right now  and start a ... Read More »

Deurbeslag – dé luxe finishing touch voor je huis / Door furniture – the luxury finishing touch for your home

Deurbeslag – dé luxe finishing touch voor je huis / Door furniture – the luxury finishing touch for your home

Deurbeslag. Wat is het en waar moet je op letten als je het koopt? Ik ging op zoek naar het antwoord bij Paul Jansen van Intersteel, een bedrijf dat als geen ander Nederland enthousiast krijgt voor nieuwe deurkrukken en alles daaromheen. Enne…messing kan dan wel heel hip and happening zijn in je interieur, maar de grote stijger blijkt een héél ... Read More »

Summer Night City – Win a Tivoli Music System Three+!

Summer Night City – Win a Tivoli Music System Three+!

Sa-WEET! I unbox my new Tivoli Music System Three+, put it on the table and think to myself: this baby will be going places! No way?! Yes way!! You can win a Tivoli Music System Three+! Find out all the details at the end of this blogpost. To get you in the mood, I’ve created a special INTERIORATOR X TIVOLI AUDIO ... Read More »

Living with Nest thermostat – part 1

Living with Nest thermostat – part 1

As I sit on the morning train to Amsterdam, I decide to play a little joke on my husband, who is still at home. I take out my phone, open the Nest app and set the temperature to 30 degrees Celcius. Moments later I get a text message: Are you turning our living room into a sauna? It’s my first ... Read More »

Enjoy Life with Beagle Street

Enjoy Life with Beagle Street

I don’t know about you, but I have a brain like a sieve. Keys, phones, chargers – not a month goes by that I don’t lose at least something. And don’t even get me started on where I keep the really important stuff, like my life insurance policy. Luckily, the people over at UK online insurance company Beagle Street have ... Read More »

Work Art | Play Art – I OBJECT!

Work Art | Play Art – I OBJECT!

So you think it’s impossible to follow all those trends you see in interior design magazines? I object! In this new installment of Work Art | Play Art I’ll show you how easy it is to use statues and other art objects from Kunstuitleen Rotterdam if you want to get your living room ‘on trend’ for 2015. Dus jij denkt dat ... Read More »

Dutch Design Week 2014 – Final day tips!

Dutch Design Week 2014 – Final day tips!

So many fairs, so little time! As I sit here on Sunday morning writing today’s blogpost about Dutch Design Week, I’m also getting ready to visit the Biennale Interieur in Kortrijk, Belgium. Phew! Anyway, if you’re going to Eindhoven today, I have some great tips for you. PS: In case you missed it you can find my first blogpost about Dutch ... Read More »

I love you, UE Boom 360º portable speaker!

I love you, UE Boom 360º portable speaker!

Anytime, anyplace, anywhere – there’s some wonderful music to share! I got the new portable Logitech UE Boom 360º speaker a few weeks ago and let me tell you, I”m hooked! I don’t know about you, but I don’t have a gazillion euro stereo system at home because frankly, I don’t need it. I just take my speaker with me ... Read More »

Dutch Design Week 2014 – Sifting and Sorting

Dutch Design Week 2014 – Sifting and Sorting

How can I even begin to process everything I’ve seen? That was the question that went through my head as I drove back home after participating in a two-day VIP press tour of Dutch Design Week 2014. What an amazing weekend I had. I was bombarded with hundreds of innovative designs, ideas and concepts, got to meet tons of new ... Read More »

The Surface Pro 3 is the holy grail of computing

The Surface Pro 3 is the holy grail of computing

tl;dr – You really should consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 3! How many screens do you have at home? At the Interiorator residence, we have three laptops, one tablet, one desktop computer and two TV screens. And you know what? I don’t feel comfortable using any of them. Laptops are nice if I need to get work done whenever I’m ... Read More »

Fuke, Uber…and more four-letter words

Fuke, Uber…and more four-letter words

Oh boy, it’s one of those days! No matter how hard I work, my to-do list seems to be getting longer and longer. Time to take a break and share some of the stuff I’ve been seeing and doing this weekend. Crazy coinkydink: all the items are four-letter words, starting with a photographer named Fuke. Fuke I wonder how Fuke P-San ... Read More »

AmsterdamFM…here I am again!

AmsterdamFM…here I am again!

Well, I must have done something right when I made my radio debut last month on AmsterdamFM – because they asked me back! Yes, today at 10.45 AM I will be talking about all the latest tech & trends again with DJ Sander Oudkerk. You can listen to AmsterdamFM online right here. So Sander, what do you think about these ... Read More »

Yeah! It’s my Tech & Trends radio debut on Amsterdam FM!

Yeah! It’s my Tech & Trends radio debut on Amsterdam FM!

Good morning, Amsterdaaaaaaam! I’ll be making my radio debut on Amsterdam FM this morning at 10.45. Exciting to the nth degree, don’t you think? If you’re interested in hearing about all the latest tech and trends, you can tune in on 106.8FM or – of course – you can listen to me online. UPDATE: You can listen to the full interview ... Read More »

More Wanderlust, aka one of the hottest interior design trends of 2014

More Wanderlust, aka one of the hottest interior design trends of 2014

Time to keep my word! A while ago, I promised you I would get the full list of items that made up the amazing Wanderlust trend space by the Dutch Perscentrum Wonen at Elle Festival. Well, ladies and gentlemen…I got it! I’m going through the list with THE most important 2014 interior design trends as I’m writing this blogpost and let me tell you ... Read More »

Pineapple wallpaper, the world according to Li…and more

Pineapple wallpaper, the world according to Li…and more

A quirky wallpaper pattern and two great Sunday afternoon reads – what more could you possibly want from me on today’s edition of ‘…and more’? I have some great stuff lined up for you next week on Interiorator, but for now let’s kick of with a pineapple wallpaper pattern. Piña pinapple wallpaper by Aimee Wilder What is it with pineapples? ... Read More »

Let’s give this Vegan Challenge thing a try

Let’s give this Vegan Challenge thing a try

If it’s good enough for Beyoncé and Jay Z, it’s good enough for me! You see, next month I’m going to follow in their footsteps and eat vegan for thirty days. No meat, no dairy, no animal ingredients. Luckily, I won’t be alone since there will be about four thousand people joining me for April’s national Vegan Challenge. Now, don’t ... Read More »

Life on the privacy frontier…and the sexiest job of the moment

Life on the privacy frontier…and the sexiest job of the moment

This is part two of a presentation by trend interpreter Thimon de Jong during the recent Microsoft #connectnow event in Amsterdam. If you missed part one and want to know if you’re suffering from Continious Partial Attention (hint: you are), then follow this link.  Topics for part two are smart customization, the privacy frontier and the sexiest job of the moment. ... Read More »

Aren’t we all suffering from Continuous Partial Attention?

Aren’t we all suffering from Continuous Partial Attention?

‘A good trend forecaster doesn’t predict the car, he predicts the traffic jam’. I heard that quote when I was listening to an episode of Studio360 a while ago – and I remembered it during last Monday’s Microsoft #connectnow event in Amsterdam. The event was was not just about trends in technology, but also about how these trends affect us ... Read More »

The Eyes of Laura Mars, a lying cyborg telemarketeer…and more

The Eyes of Laura Mars, a lying cyborg telemarketeer…and more

“Everywhere I look, I see things I have to do!”, I exclaimed yesterday. And it’s true – our apartment was a mess, I wanted to finish another blogpost and I had to go to the DIY store to get paint for our bedroom. Talk about first-world problems, right? Writing a daily blog can be a bit overwhelming at times so ... Read More »

Sunday Roast at a Rooftop Farm

Sunday Roast at a Rooftop Farm

Between all the last-minute preparations for Christmas I managed to squeeze in a a couple of hours of R&R this weekend. We were invited to the first edition of the Sunday Roast at the Schieblock rooftop farm right here in Rotterdam. As luck would have it, my friend Alex of Serve With Cream.com was there as well – you might ... Read More »

Interiorator sets ‘De Standaard’, beats dead horse

Interiorator sets ‘De Standaard’, beats dead horse

The good news just kept on coming these last couple of weeks –  it almost made me forget it was October 17th last Thursday, the day my interview with Belgian newspaper De Standaard was published. It was a brief affair, but it’s always nice to see your name in print and I was pleased as punch with the result. Although ... Read More »

Cord cutting on Bikini Island

Cord cutting on Bikini Island

I’ve been writing about vintage design so much lately, I thought I’d delve into contemporary design for a change. Bikini Island by Werner Aisslinger is a design concept that I think is pretty innovative. It’s a modular island sofa concept that works on multiple levels. First, it more or less forces you to put the sofa in the middle of ... Read More »

Lancia TrendVisions Trendwall

Lancia TrendVisions Trendwall

Remember that three-part documentary last year about Joanna Lumley’s quest for the origins of the Nile? And how – spoiler alert! – in the end she finds this muddy little underground stream and is totally fascinated by it? When I looked at Lancia TrendVisions updated Trendwall page this morning, I felt just like Joanna at the end of her search – except, of course, ... Read More »

Colour Futures 2013

Colour Futures 2013

I’m feeling blue – and I mean that in a good way. Akzo Nobel have just released their 2013 color forecast and the most important color trend for next is…(drumroll, please): blue! On the Colour Futures website you can see the full forecast. And, of course, this blogpost wouldn’t be complete without Joni Mitchell’s Blue!   Read More »

Chatbots arguing with each other

Chatbots are internet programs used to cheat people into thinking they are chatting with a real person. What happens when you let two chatbots talk to each other? Why, they start an argument of course! More and more, we succeed at making technology human. But with success also comes failure. Technology now has advanced to a point where we can ... Read More »

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