Monday, 31 May 2010

Paper celebration

A mix between high design, modernity and handcraft. These paper garlands and mobiles are made by Frazier & Wings. Look on their website for more...

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Suzy Ultman

Like Suzy, a very good illustration talent. She makes very nice prints and funny figures. You can find her on the website of Lilla Rogers. Lilla Rogers Studio represents very interesting artists from all over the world!


Hooray! I am going to write some guest posts for my favourite blog Bloesem! I am so honoured! Maybe it will give my blog a boost as HAPPY!

Volksfaden flower fun

Bought this adorable fabric at Volksfaden and made this great cushion. I am so proud of myself!

Begur market

Last week I was in Spain for holiday. We were in a very sweet village called Begur. We did nothing more than reading a good book, little swimming, enjoying the sun and of course we brought a visit to the lovely market! Oh and if you want to see something nice in the neighbourhood? You have to go to Pals. A beautiful 9th century village.

This is a chocolate-milk brand named Cacaolat. The label is still so retro. They never thought about changing it. Nice!

Africa meets Neon

Irina Graewe is an interior editor and stylist . Saw her project Africa meets Neon... Like it very much! Colours make me smile and even more when they are in the perfect combination!

Friday, 28 May 2010

Hellen van Berkel

I like the scarves and cushions of Hellen van Berkel a LOT! Her style is so delicate and unique. She combines beautiful silkscreen prints, digitally imprinted fabrics, embroideries and a lot of knowledge in her products. That all together makes it totally perfect! Every piece Hellen makes is unique. I admire her way of designing, because it really shows how much fun she haves while making it!

Monday, 17 May 2010

Park painting

Little project in Palermo, Buenos Aires. A nice idea can be very simple!

Friday, 14 May 2010


I was a little bit sad when I heard that Room Eleven, a Dutch band, decided to each go their own way. Their songs are beautiful and funny and I think Janne Schra has a lovely voice, she wares the cutest dresses and all together it makes me happy listening to it. But of course when something ends also it means a new start! Schradinova! Janne is a very creative talent... she paints, sings and makes nice pics too, you can see a mix of everything on her own blog.

IKEA live

IKEA has launched a new website named IKEA live. You can see all kinds of different and inspiring interiors. This is a home from Berlin. Nice to see that you can easily combine IKEA with second-hand and design.


How could I forgot to tell you about HEMA! HEMA is a very famous Dutch retailer. And I am one of the lucky designers who work for this great store. HEMA sells great design ( fashion, living & food) for low prices without losing a good quality. A concept which I think is great. Why should a nice product be expensive? You can find HEMA in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France.

Eat design

One of my favourite spots in Amsterdam is Proef. A very special restaurant/studio of eating designer Marije Vogelzang. Marije makes fantastic concepts with food! I found this text on her website, which explains her work very well: "Eating design is to design from the verb 'to eat'.” Designers who work with the subject of food are often called 'food designers'. According to Marije Vogelzang, food is already perfectly designed by nature. Instead, her designs focus around the verb 'to eat'. Vogelzang is inspired by the origin of food and the preparation, etiquette, history and culture around it. For this reason, she doesn't consider herself a 'food designer', but as the first 'eating designer' in The Netherlands. Every time I'm in this little cosy restaurant I have an evening full of surprises. I just received a newsletter that her restaurant is open again! (During winter they are having a big winter sleep...) Can't wait to go there! If you don't live nearby maybe you can find some inspiration in her books EAT LOVE & broodtrommelboek.

Monday, 10 May 2010

Flowers make me happy...

Someday I'll have a big garden full of these wonderful flowers so I can make nice bouquets for my house and for everyone who loves flowers too! This picture is from Joules. A typically English brand where you can find sweet flower dresses.

I love ceramics & pottery!

Last weekend I had a great inspirational day in Leeuwarden, Friesland. We saw an exhibition in the Ceramic Museum " de Prinsessehof". What a nice museum! The historical building is beautiful and the collection is very big. I saw the exhibition called ' Oranjegoed '. You can see all kinds of different ceramics with the Royal family shown on them. Don't forget to visit the museum shop as's full of nice presents and books.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Studio Violet

Meet Studio Violet!!

Flow magazine

One of my favourite magazines at this moment is Flow magazine. A Dutch magazine full of beautiful pictures, paintings, prints and paper gadgets. The articles are not really my interest but never the less it is so much fun to look at. It is full of surprises and funny creative extra's.

Monday, 3 May 2010

Fleamarket happiness

A collection a day is a blog documenting a project that will span exactly one year, from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010. On each of those 365 days, Lisa Congdon will photograph or draw (and occasionally paint) one collection. Most of the collections are real and exist in her home or studio; those she will photograph. Some are imagined; those she will draw or (occasionally) paint.
I am addicted to flea markets, it makes me so happy when I find something so nice and cheap. With this blog I have a little bit that "found it" feeling. Thank you Lisa!

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