22 oktober, 2013 | Door Dimitry


If this home doesn’t look stylish as hell, I don’t know what does. The home, belonging to the esthetically immensely-developed British couple Samira Kafala & Jake Noakes and their two kids, Ramzy and Raya, has so much soul, it’s groovy, fun and lighthearted.

Like many young creatives, the couple started traveling the world, and eventually ended up in Amsterdam. The, by then still two, settled in a former school building that now functions as a home and work space.

Despite the building looking a bit dull from outside, the pair have succeeded in creating a functional and harmonious space, as the apartment has been stylefully furnished with antiques, a special collection of artworks, records, books, sneakers and a selection of their own creative work.

Samira Kafala and Jake Noakes seem to really enjoy a partnership that goes beyond each of their own personal creative endeavors. I always wonder how people like these do it, look fantastic, have an amazing home + job and also be such awesome looking parents. In the mean time, I’ll hope to once find a place which I can fill with objects and a tiny a bit of magic so that everyone who comes in feels right at home and at ease.

These pictures are accompanied by a great interview by Thijs van Velzen, on on of my favorite website, called “Freunde von Freunden.” Photographs by Jordi Huisman.

9244_10152277537394968_1981731643_n 1001273_10152277537144968_299164851_n 1005503_10152277538629968_1162515489_n 1012494_10152277537319968_2114332503_n 1016197_10152277537184968_1334498835_n 1173632_10152277537429968_829993267_n 1174541_10152277537604968_799262589_n 1174677_10152277537804968_1216946411_n 1174680_10152277538184968_272563784_n 1175388_10152277538429968_1884660059_n 1175473_10152277537609968_2115873412_n 1185070_10152277537389968_696296239_n 1186002_10152277538004968_2018847867_n 1186937_10152277538559968_665151222_n 1231568_10152277538434968_33039520_n 1233577_10152277538589968_1675792267_n 1234341_10152277538214968_1364167912_n 1234978_10152277537809968_836292215_n 1235381_10152277537989968_694489912_n 1236127_10152277538739968_283736088_n 1236310_10152277538754968_472485824_n
1238064_10152277538709968_1164489220_n 1238109_10152277537199968_2070748186_n 1238116_10152277537564968_1823812062_n 1238116_10152277538474968_983914423_n 1238768_10152277537684968_1216631001_n 1239374_10152277537994968_1439658892_n 1240120_10152277538219968_1666356985_n 1240599_10152277538374968_1566424486_n 1381215_10152323838049968_195381481_n


Toon woningen in Oud West