Friday, 20 August 2010

One for the road

Unfortunately I won't be able to post on my blog that much in the next two weeks, just to let you know :-) So here is one for the road! Found this beautiful world map in NY. Don't know the maker, it was somewhere in Soho... Elisabeth street I believe! Love the different colours of green.  See you in a few days with some Italy inspiration.

PS... They were selling this handmade sweet yellow dog as well. Such a nice present for a little kid, don't you think? Not so difficult to make it yourself...

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Blogging is fun

I want to share you my happy feeling about being a blogger. I am writing since a few months and I am happy with it :-) It's fun to do and it feels better than watching television. I am catching up my English. And something I not really expected, I meet a lot of new nice people! LOVE that!

Like Inalux for example. I bought a beautiful print with two nice birds of this great artist duo and wrote a guestpost on Bloesem about this little Etsy present. I made Inalux happy, they emailed me an ├╝ber happy email. And as a thank you so much for the Bloesem post, they gave me 3 extra little prints. Unexpected kindness on a normal day in august. Thank you so much!

Monday, 16 August 2010

Made by hand

Somebody showed me the work of Pia Jane Bijkerk. She made two beautiful books full of fantastic photos. Books for lovers of all things handmade, the chic and unique, and Paris and Amsterdam. Pia takes you off the tourist streets of these two incredible cities in search of artisans whose work is truly inspirational and boutiques with handmade treasures. And because Paris and Amsterdam have a special place in my heart I would love to buy these books soon!

Sunday, 15 August 2010

A perfect day

A scooter, a picnic basket, some sunshine and a wonderful boyfriend... really perfect ingredients for a wonderful day in the countryside of Holland!

Saturday, 14 August 2010

My home smells like flowers!

Look what I have picked from the garden of my mother in law... oh so pretty! Our home is one flower paradise at the moment and it totally smells like flowers. That is really lovely!

Friday, 13 August 2010

Autumn Andrew

It's raining again today and it almost feels like Autumn... that's actually a little bit strange in August. So in this season mood I found a great artist! Beautiful prints and perfect to show you on a day like this, all made by Andre Bannecker. Andrew creates beautiful art that captures the imagination and tells a story. Beautiful isn't it?

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Stop motion... nice!

Every now and then I receive some wonderful stop motion video's from friends. They are all so great! So if you have time for something fun and great, watch this!

{ Youtube }

Monday, 9 August 2010

Happy hello by Mr Building!

We had a lot of rain this weekend.... bluh. On rainy days the Netherlands can look a little bit sad and grey. Especially when you are biking through a building site... my car is parked nearby. It was a big surprise when I met Mr. Building! He gave me a happy hello! How nice of him!

Friday, 6 August 2010

Nice embroidery

My background is textile design. During my study I learned how to knit, weave, print and to embroider. Loved it! So when I see somebody is doing beautiful things with these kinds of techniques, it makes me smile. Like the work of Evelin. Evelin Kasikov is an artist and designer based in London. During her MA at St. Martins she began to experiment with handmade graphics. By transforming printing processes into hand-embroidery her work is influenced by craft, but still retains the context of graphic design.

CMYK cross-stitch is her best known technique that has been featured in numerous print and online publications.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Paint loves wood

Once in a while you might go to the woods for a nice afternoon walk, somewhere in the world, on a peaceful Sunday. And perhaps during that lovely walk you will find some wooden sticks... That's perfect! Take them to your home and grap some paint. Like Ginette did, how lovely!

 Made by Ginette Lapalme. { Via blog Debi van Zijl }

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Olaf Hajek

La la la la la LOVE LOVE LOVE the illustrations of Olaf Hajek! The flowers, the colours and the way of painting/drawing is so pretty! 'Olaf Hajek is one of Germany's most renowned illustrators and has developed his critically acclaimed personal style through countless works. Hajek decomposes the borders between authenticity and thought, South American folklore, mythology, religion, history and geography.'

On my wishlist: "Flowerhead" published by Gestalten Publishers and Black Antoinette... 

Sunday, 1 August 2010


Yesterday evening a friend and I organised a dinner for some of our lovely friends. We did the shopping, cooking and the styling. It was a wonderful cosy evening with wine and good food. Fun to do and it definitely asks for a follow up :)... Looking forward to another JoLi dinner!


Thanks to Flow magazine we had some lovely menu cards...

Interested in a JoLi dinner at your own place? Please let me know by sending an email to We would love to make a specially made dinner for you and your friends!
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