European Inspiration December 2013
Being in Europe always enlightens me. Their use of space, is so refined as everything is so much smaller you really need to use every inch perfectly. Here are some photos of bits of ingenuity from Switzerland and The Netherlands.
Dutch wall chair in an Amsterdam Hotel. That is Klaas, me, and his Mom playing on the chair.
I love this tulip chair found in the square outside of the train station in Aarau, Switzerland. When closed they rain rolls off the outside, keeping the seat nice and dry.
Klaas sitting on the tulip chair. I think these would be perfect for Portland, don't you guys?
Sidewalk marks which are thick so blind people can walk in between the lines, Switzerland.
A perfect lazy susan cabinet for small kitchens, actually this is better design for all kitchens, big or small. There is no door that gets in your way.
Cool city lights in The Netherlands, the light shines and the reflector shield spreads beautiful drops of light on the patio below.
Chess board and a checker board with cool benches behind them. You need to bring your own pieces to play.
Many, most, almost all Dutch houses have totally symmetrical windows. 2 of everything, the idea comes from Dutch designer, Jan de Bouvrie. Many houses also have a name, so cute!