The Macaron Lamp by Spanish designer Silvia Ceñal Idarreta

Not only the Makastool, but also a macaron lamp was found today!  A Spanish design by Silvia Ceñal Idarreta Design Studio.


Silvia Ceñal was born in San Sebastián in 1985. After studying a Technical Ingeneering in the University of Basque Country, she extended her knowledge in Groningen (Netherlands) and Florence (Italy). After a short period working in different studios, she increased her know-how in furniture design at IED in Madrid. In 2010 she continued her career at Stone Designs Studio, working with Cutu Mazuelos and Eva Prego.

The Macaron Makastool by Italian LI VING Design

My friend Esther just app’ed me a picture of an article in a design magazine she was reading, asking me ‘for you’?. I checked out the website and am in love. There is no question if this is ‘for me’.. The answer is ‘of course’! The question is ‘which colour’. And the next question may even be ‘how many’? First thing tomorrow morning… a call to Italy.  Hope it is still Christmas….!!

And then the question comes to mind ‘will there be an eclair bench in the future?’.

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The Makastool is an Italian design by Li Ving. And from Puglia no less, where i was holidaying this year. Sprung from the creativity of a team with experiences in design, architecture and handicraft,
LI-VING is a design, self-production and sale brand of interior design elements founded by Antonio Lauriola and Vito Vero.

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Macarons en Kokosmakronen in the Markthal in Rotterdam

Last October 2014 the Food walhalla in Rotterdam opened its stalls. After only 3 weeks already 1 million visitors came to see The Markthal, a huge covered but open food market where delicacies from around the globe are being offered to try and taste.  A unique concept combining food, eating, shopping and living. Apart from that a unique architectural design, bringing flow, happiness and colour to the city.  A true landmark!

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Last week I was there for the very first time. It is an amazing place to visit! Obviously my big question was: will there be any macarons!? And the answer is YES! De Patissier, a patisserie originally from the town Oegstgeest opened shop in the Markthal.

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As there were so many other temptations (such as the most amazing huge and fresh ‘kokosmakronen’ by De IJssalon!) in de Markthal there was no spare space in my stomach nor my bag to taste or to carry any macarons with you (can you believe it). So the actual tasting of the De Patissier macarons will follow at some moment in the near future.

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Soon De Patissier will also open the on-line webshop!

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And De Patissier is also available on Twitter and on Facebook, and so is de IJssalon also on Facebook.

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