March 30, 2015

See you @ the Design for Manufacturing summit #10 this Thursday

See that face on the top left of this group of speakers? Looking familiar, no?

Thomas will be one of the panel-members on the 'From Making to Manufacturing' panel during the 'Design for Manufacturing Summit' this Thursday.
The summit is about a decentralized and leaner production-industry and runs from 15:00 - 22:00 in Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam.

The 'From Making to Manufacturing' panel will be from 18:20 till 19:10.
Other panel members are Siba Sahabi, Bo Reudler and Mark Studholme (Crowdyhouse).

Check out the website for more information and registration details.
Note: We can help you get in with a 50% discount. Just pop us an e-mail before Thursday and we'll make it work.

See you there!

March 27, 2015

'Here come the Waterworks' | Publication in Garden Heaven Magazine

We're proud to share this little publication in Irish premier gardening magazine 'Garden Heaven'.

Click here for a link to the article + full page, or read our little piece right here:

March 25, 2015

For something completely different: Panamarenko

By House of Thol on Instagram

Don't have any plans this weekend?
Get yourself to Antwerp to see the Panamarenko Universum exhibition at the M HKA: it's your last chance!

By House of Thol on Instagram

We were there semi-coincidentally this Sunday, and it's definitely worth a trip to the Belgian Diamant city.

For more information, check out the M HKA website.
By the way, here's a little (Dutch/Belgian) video about the exhibition by Arttube (and check out this short video about two nine-year-old boys visiting the exibition):

March 19, 2015

Win a Waterworks-set with Tuin en Balkon - until April 15th

You have until April 15th to Win a Waterworks-set via Dutch Urban Gardening website Tuin en Balkon.

Want a chance to win a set?
All you need to do is upload a photograph of a plant that could use a Waterworks-set (or a spot in your house that could use a plant) here on the Tuin en Balkon website.
Two winners will be picked after April 15th.

Didn't win?
All participants receive a special 10% discount code to order Waterworks via our webshop.

House of Thol | Scape Mirror

Although getting Waterworks out there in stores in Netherlands (and beyond) is one of our main focal points at the moment, we're working hard on new products behind the scenes.
Our collaboration with Pols Potten for example (click), and a lovely project that's all about porcelain (we'll post some of the material experiments soon).
 -Getting curious? Follow us on Instagram for the latest studio-sneak-peaks.

For all of you who've  been following us on Instagram and other social media: you might have seen sneak peaks of this new product pass by in the last weeks:

Sneak peak of the work-in-progress

Let me start at the beginning, we featured the photographs by Italian landscape photographer Franco Fontana on our other blog a while ago, and suddenly an old design-idea resurfaced and clicked right into place: a layered mirror for the hallway.

We decided to not waste any more time and went for it: It took us little time to finish the initial design of our hallway mirror and start building the prototype.

Work-in-progress: American White Oak frame.

Fast forward...
Here's the finished piece:

Scape Mirror, House of Thol 2015 | American White Oak, Mirrors
photograph by House of Thol

Our goal was to create a simple yet playful mirror, slightly inspired by Franco Fontana's architectural photographs.
A mirror for the hallway that wouldn't take up too much space, but would still have room for the occasional letter and set of keys.

Scape Mirror, House of Thol 2015 | American White Oak, Mirrors
photograph by House of Thol

Scape Mirror, House of Thol 2015 | American White Oak, Mirrors
photograph by House of Thol

As you can see, the three separate mirrors are stacked on top of each other, creating a subtle layered reflection and adding to the city-scape-like appearance.
And we're naming it: the Scape Mirror.

This first Scape mirror is still a prototype, but we're already looking into (small-scale) production possibilities.
Can't wait for that? Pop us an e-mail!

March 17, 2015

Special 'Plant' department on the Edwin Pelser webshop

Edwin Pelser noticed he had so many new designs in his Design Store that are about greenery, he decided to set up a special department in his webshop.

Check it out here.

March 16, 2015

Waterworks in Sweden // Collaboration with S.O.O.P.

We're proud to officially anounce our first international Waterworks agent: S.O.O.P., from design Walhalla Sweden.

In their own words:

S.O.O.P. is a store of glass, porcelain and wooden items handmade by very talented European designers. You always can find here everything you need for serving, dining and small design objects for interior decoration. All brands and products were carefully selected specially for Swedish market. We are lucky to work with people who make all these beautiful things day by day. We hope you will love their products as much as we do.

We have high hopes for this collaboration, and hope to be able to visit Sweden again in the near future.

If you're Swedish and would like to order a Waterworks-set, we kindly ask you to order it at S.O.O.P.'s webshop (and save yourself a whole lot of shipping costs), or visit the S.O.O.P. store in Stockholm:

Rödabergsgatan 12
113 33 Stockholm
+46 76 055 80 57

March 9, 2015

Pretty rocks @ Naturalis

Two of the more solid natural beauties we encountered during our visit of Naturalis Biodiversity Centre in Leiden last weekend:

Sulphur | Naturalis Biodiversity Centre Leiden | Photograph by House of Thol

Iron | Naturalis Biodiversity Centre Leiden | Photograph by House of Thol

March 4, 2015

Waterworks: must-have for the lazy plant-carer

Screenshot - for the full (Dutch) article click here.

Happy with this online publication on Roomed blog.
Below you'll find our mention, click here to read the full (Dutch) article.

Screenshot - for the full (Dutch) article click here

March 1, 2015

4 floors of Design goodness in Nijmegen: Deja Vu

Deja Vu Interior - photograph via here

Nijmegen, the lovely Waalside 'Pearl' in the east of the Netherlands, has a lot of history (hello oldest city in the country!), and -if you divert from the main streets- plenty of cute little shops.

Design store Deja Vu on the Houtstraat has since long established its name as the go-to shop for design and design-related gifts and we're proud to add them to our list of House of Thol resellers.

Deja Vu Interior | photograph via here

Don't go looking here for Waterworks-sets however: Deja Vu opted to start with the Driftwood jewelry line instead.

Deja Vu
Houtstraat 57
6511 JM Nijmegen

Tu-Fri | 10:00 - 17:30 (till 21:00 on Thursdays)
Sat | 10:00 - 17:00
Every first Sunday of the month

For more information, check out the Deja Vu Website (Dutch only).
Here's a little preview of the pieces for sale on their Facebook page:

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