Tag: Headboard

Hot in Hoboken

When in Hoboken make sure you stop by the Hoboken Hot House, hands down the coolest place in town! Karen created a fabulous space that spans from eclectic Retail to private events and a coffee shop with killer coffee from Sicily! All spaces are connected, there is even a fabulous patio where you can sip your coffee under Parisian lights.

You have to experience it yourself! 

Here a few impressions of the great Retail space, on the corner of Monroe and 2nd Avenue:

Eclectic furniture and accessories, and yes! – NOYO headboards hung as wall art- pop against a fuchsia back wall.

 

 

The bold NOYO headboard with Black and white tiles – here in the Mega execution – works perfectly in this space.

If eclectic furniture is your think, check out what Karen has in store for you!

 

Make sure you stop by on your next trip to Hoboken!

See you there

 

 

 

Let Jessica Swift color your world!

Meet Jessica Swift, a fearless Portland, OR girl with a warm smile and a thing for color.

As a full-time artist, surface pattern designer, and writer, Jessica is on a quest to inspire everyone on the planet to pursue their wild + colorful dreams… and never give up! Her magically uplifting and colorful artwork is licensed by companies and manufacturers for iPhone cases, fabric, stationery, and much more. Her art and products are designed to serve as tokens of happiness — reminders that you need (and deserve) to feel GOOD in your life. And I am proud to introduce Jessica Swift designs on NOYO headboards. Let her color your world, and yes, let’s start with your bedroom.

Her wild and colorful creations speak to kids and grown ups alike and we have created two collections, one for kids and one for all the young at heart and fearless color enthusiasts out there. Check out above Mosaic design, my secret favorite!

How about this for a lovely girls room? Love is in the air when pastel Love Balloons take flight.

Maybe a deeper look at the friendly seas with all the Ocean Fish in it will do it for an aspiring Marine Biologist (like my son Frederik!).

Jessica is a woman of many talents, her first book (co-written with creative career coach Michelle Ward), The Declaration of You, was published in June 2013. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and two adorable cats, and you can find her colorfully creating and blogging online at JessicaSwift.com.

Make sure to check out Jessica’s collection of bold and fabulous NOYO headboards. May they bring you wild and colorful dreams!

 

Fall for a find at the Brooklyn Flea!

Late summer and Fall is my favorite time to hit the markets….fruit and veggies, flowers, but most definitely flea markets and “Brocantes”. One of my favorites is the Brooklyn Flea, where I can find the most funky accessories, the coolest T-shirts and bags, all while nibbling on a delicious pork bun and sipping a watermelon-basil lemonade.

 

Kent Ave and N7th Street is where it is at! 

 

 

With my head deep in the crates, I do remember to look up and soak in the gorgeous Manhattan skyline and majestic Brooklyn Bridge.

 

I just love these miniature NYC landmarks, my favorite is beautiful Chrysler Building.

 

And I do love taking pictures, but as you can see I am not the only one!

Rummaging through crates and bins, I find letters, knives, brushes…..and old glass transparencies, survivors from the earliest days of photography.

 

 

I totally fell in love with them! Originally produced as a glass transparency in the early 20th century at the dawn of present-day photography, this gorgeous black and white shot of a rice harvest in Japan is both timeless and modern.

Keystone transparency ca 1905Rice Harvest by Keystone

These old transparencies from Keystone Company are a good 100 years old and used to bringing images of faraway places and exotic people into our classrooms. They are still stunningly beautiful and mysterious today. I was inspired to bring these beautiful images to new life and into my bedroom. 

First we scanned with help of a super duper scanner that brought this old transparency into the digital age.

Then we printed it on our headboard, bringing the far away up close and personal. What an homage to   the wonders of travels and exploration. I could not be happier with the result. Have a look yourself!

 

Modern Bedroom with NOYO headboard

 

The headboard brings the far away up close and personal and is an homage to the wonders of travels and exploration. I found so many great transparencies that it triggered a whole mini-collection: images of Old Town Alexandria in Egypt, majestic Victoria Falls or dreamy Loch Katrine in Scotland, check them out on our website and tell me what you think about it.

 

 

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Today is St. Nikolaus day!

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Try this Christmas cookie!

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Make your own Ice lantern

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