Give away Mooigoed!


We are having a great give away today from our blogfriend Mooigoed!

Together with Mooigoed, the online shop where minimalistic design go's hand in hand with beautiful decorated details, we're offering you a chance to win this minimalistic design Mantel Clock!

What do you have to do?

- Leave a comment why you would like to win this clock
- Follow Mooigoed on Instagram
- Share a post from the give away with #mooigoed on your Instagram account
- To increase your chance on winning follow Mooigoed on facebook

We will announce the winner next week..

xo April and May & Mooigoed

Photography by Fiks Studio

Daylight Home by Ma-Style Architects


This home combines a lot of wood together. The color of the wood and the contrast between the different textures is perfectly balanced and we think the cubic structure, ceiling and patterns of sunlight are amazing. Ma-Style Architects added laminated wood, sky lights and roof-beams giving the house a nice distribution of natural light by adjusting the way of letting daylight in.

For more pictures of this minimal light house in Toyokawa and other beautiful projects of Ma-Style Architects click here.

Arts & Science


Arts & Science encompasses a brand and seven shops, all based in Tokyo and is created by stylist and creative director Sonya Park. Her work is based on quality that gets better and more beautiful within time. Highly skilled craftwork, comfort and materials that age well, together with unique looking designs is what makes this brand so great.

Unfortunately for us Tokyo is a bit far away but we love being inspired by people and concepts like this. And for those who are living are lucky :)



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Decorate that blank wall in your room or office space with these unique prints from Rowens Co. 

Rowens Co is a branch of the design label Robert Warren Designs that consists out of prints, artwork and cards. Besides the prints with quotes and memorable sayings that make you think or smile, there is also a wide range of christmas/season prints. Perfect for a gift or decorating your own home with this upcoming holiday season!

Check out more of his work on Etsy.

Ohmyhome ceramics


OHMYHOME is a new interior label from Holland and they have just launched this beautifully shaped handmade ceramic line made of natural speckled clay. Besides the ceramic line you'll also find some other beautiful designs/products in their webshop like posters, prints and lamps. Check it out here :)

1or2 cafe by Norm Architects


Most of you already know we have created a brand new concept for a store in the Netherlands called First or Second. The store opened in September this year. We have collaborated with Norm Architects for the cafe in the store. Norm Architects has taken care of the design of the 1OR2 cafe where an open structure and a japanese/scandinavian feeling were the key words in the design process.

In the cafe you can experience all the products of MENU and sit down to enjoy some delicious coffee and chocolates. We are proud to have collaborated with the always inspiring guys behind Norm Architects and the great people from MENU. It's an honor to collaborate with such great teams and to inspire each other and create new and beautiful things.

The First or Second store is located in Alkmaar (the Netherlands), more information here.

Thank you Wendy from Beeldsteil to work with us and for capturing the cafe. 

Design: Norm Architects | Styling: April and May | Photography: Wendy van Woudenberg (Beeldsteil)

Anine Bing


The clothing line from Anine Bing is simple and very easy to wear. It's a perfect match between great quality and the perfect fit. Because the styles easily go together you can mix it all up. The clothes are made of the finest materials, all according to Anine’s rock-bohemian style and Anine gets her inspiration from music, L.A. , flea markets, bloggers and from life at large.

Being not only a fashion designer but also a mom of two children and a singer/songwriter we admire all the things she has accomplished. Be inspired by the great sense of style in a pure and feminine way and follow Anine here on instagram.

New Studio Norm architects


Let's start the day with the new studio by Norm Architects. They always have a beautiful way of showing their minimalistic signature with timeless simplicity, simple shapes and lots of white and grey tones. We love how the designs, styling and photography come together. Beautiful and very inspiring every time. Great work Norm-team!

For more photo's click here.

Have a great weekend!

April and may hearts


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copper calendar


This copper 2015 moon phases calendar is simple and serene. The large wall calendar is handprinted on  Stonehenge paper. And, also available in silver, gold or grey print on black paper.

Check out the different calendars ( and also the other nice products.. what do you think of these shirts for your little one? )

regent street warehouse


A three level warehouse space with a great atmosphere. The use of materials works absolutely fine: wooden beams, concrete floors, white walls and all the black structures. Warm and raw at the same time.

by Techne - photography Ben Hosking

Maartje van den Noort


This is a small selection of the work from the talented dutch illustrator Maartje van den Noort. Besides drawing she also likes to experiment with applying the drawings to different materials like special paper or textiles. Her style is soft and simple with a spontaneous touch and you can see the honest love she has for it back in each piece. There’s just something about it...

For more of her work come visit us some time at the First or Second Store in Alkmaar where we have the whole collection available! Or go to her website and read more about her work.

Thank you Maartje for inspiring us and making our walls pretty. :)

April and may Hearts

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