sneak peek: alissia and jan

today’s sneak peek belongs to alissia melka-teichroew and jan habraken. both halves of this talented designing duo are originally from the netherlands, but now call greenpoint, brooklyn home. i popped by their sunny apartment last week and marveled at how clean, simple and fresh everything looked. i hope you’ll enjoy their apartment as much as i did- click here for many, many additional (and full-sized) images on flickr.

[image above: bunny rack, designed by Chris Koens and produced by Invotis]

[image above: the living room. the pink pillow and blanket were designed by Scholten & Baajings, manufactured by t.e. (Thomas Eyck). the lamp next to the couch is a floss lamp: toio, by castiglioni]

[image above: dining room. tupi grande vase (black vase) by Christian Tortu, Decals (birds) for a company that we designed a bunch for as well: blik surface graphics]

[image above: Birdhouse shovel: designed by Jan (not available yet)]

CLICK HERE for the rest of Alissia and Jan’s sneak peek after the jump…

[image above: keeping things organized with the help of a nyc newspaper stand. next to the stand: kartell bourgie lamp by ferruccio laviani]

[image above: Sponge ‘Ducky’: available via Kikkerland, designed by Jan Habraken (not online yet, it’s a new catalogue item), shower curtain of french vocabulary]

[image above: tree hooked coat rack by alissia. the tote bag (with orange K) was designed by Jan & I and is only available in The Netherlands & Belgium at the moment, (this a brand that Jan art directed and is still art directing, it launched in October 2008 in NL).]

[image above, right: the card on peeling cabinet: Melangerie]


  1. lauren says:

    that rabbit dish rack is fabulous – is it one of alissia and jan’s designs as well?

  2. AltaMarie says:

    Not sure if anyone has already pointed out that the Flickr link is listed as a “Private Page”

  3. Farrah says:

    I tried looking at the Flickr pics but it says they’re private :(

    I love everything I’ve seen so far and am DYING to see more…

  4. Susan says:

    i LOVE that green rug in the kitchen! where is it from?

  5. Jaydubs says:

    What a charming space! I love all of it, and am particularly envious of that dish rack. I looked around, and it appears that the only shops that carry it are in the UK — does anyone know of a place in the US that has it?

  6. anne says:

    flickr is public now :)


  7. desi says:

    no it’s not public now.

  8. Marlene says:

    I’m really not impressed. The have a few good pieces, the coat rack is great, the kitchen rug, the bourgie lamp… but the whole place looks more like a “before” type of place. What’s up with all the cables everywhere?

  9. Louise says:

    I join the lusting-after-the-bunny-dish rack group. The birdhouse shovel is fun..o and the stack of Tpaper is brilliant. Hope they are loving Greenpoint!

  10. Stacey says:

    Oh so crisp and inviting, I would love to know where the bunny dish rack came from, too.

  11. Whitney says:

    Great place! I love that table – where is it from?

  12. Kait says:

    I havent been able to find it for sale in the US but here is the bunny dishrack! It is also available in the Victoria and Albert Museum Shop (but more expensive). So Cute!

  13. meghan says:

    would also love to know about the green rug….

  14. Stephanie says:

    OMG the bunny drying rack! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  15. Katherine says:

    Yeay for mix and match chairs at the table — especially with Panton!

  16. Naomi says:

    THE BUNNY! Perfect example of turning an ordinary necessity into a design piece. Love love love.

  17. Jennifer says:

    It’s already been said, but I love, love, love that bunny. Great design!

  18. Alissia MT says:

    We’ve re-set the permissions for Flickr – we didn’t know it would be posted today :-)

    The DishBunny was designed by Chris Koens and manufactured by Invotis:

    The Green rug in the kitchen was from Urban Outfitters 6 years ago, but I recently saw them again.

    Thanks! Alissia

  19. Sheena says:

    I know the chairs are from ikea and pantone chair. Where is the table from? Anyone have any idea?

  20. Kate says:

    I love that french vocab shower cutrain. It is genius!

  21. Yes, the Dutch know how to do it! :)

  22. fabi says:

    soft, simple, clean, light and full of creative ideas that don’t mean to shock, but to gather interest. and they do!

  23. alex says:

    yep, another fan of the bunny dish rack here. and the plates!

  24. beth says:

    i love the couch! where is it from?

  25. Aaahhh!!! That bunny rack is seriously adorable. I love all of the subtle touches of nature throughout the home. Great simple design! Love it!

  26. Davina Grunstein says:

    I love this home. It’s so easy and relaxed, while still being stylish. Very Dutch. Where did the dining room table come from? I recognize the Ikea chairs, but the table?

  27. Does anyone know where to get the french vocab shower curtain – I love it

    1. grace says:

      $20 right here:|French_Vocabulary_Shower_Curtain&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=B000UIARPK&ref=tgt_adv_XSG10001


  28. Alissia MT says:

    to answer some questions:

    The table is also from IKEA, old collection, they might still have it but only in wood (not with the white laminated top).

    The shower curtain we got at Urban Outfitters online.

    The Couch is also IKEA, it’s from the Kramfors collection:


  29. kim says:

    I like it, but am missing some colours on the walls. That duck sponge is a really good idea!

  30. blue lotus says:

    I like the home’s simple design. Can you tell me where you got the book shelves next to the birdhouse shovel?

  31. Sara says:

    Holy smokes! The blanket is over $1000 when you convert the Euro’s to dollars.


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