Yesterday I bought these beautifully printed oversized thick cards ( the girl and the little owl) in the Keet in Huis store. Created by Donna Wilson, one of my favourite designers of the moment! She's a very talented artist, I like her style, humor and colour combinations very much. Can't wait to hang them framed in my work space! This is a cheap way to collect beautiful art.... there are so many nice postcards, books and posters out there, frame it with love and your walls will look stunning.
As promised I will show you today a little tutorial for paper tissue pompoms & flowers. The perfect decoration for Christmas, birthday parties or weddings! Here you go, follow the easypeasy instructions and create some beautiful pompoms! Buy some yourself a few colours of tissue paper ( around €4,- for 24 sheets: 8 sheets per pompom) and coloured or kraft paper bags. Within 2 hours you'll have great decoration. Love to see your results of course! :)
Yesterday evening my friend and I organized " the Creative café: christmas edition" in our little atelier space in Amsterdam. A cosy evening with 2 christmas projects and of course some winter drinks & bites. We made some beautiful paper pompoms and holiday post cards with tape and stamps. It was so much fun to do! Tomorrow I will give you a little tutorial for the pompoms ( very easy to do).
Let's start this monday with a little post about my cat Puk: my sweet, soft, happy, easy, cosy, never complaining, funny, sleepy & curious colleague at Studio Sjoesjoe. He's always around and just enjoys life. This might become a nice and inspiring photo series: " 365 Carefree days of a red cat in Amsterdam " Have yourself a carefree day too! :)
Melbourne really stole my heart this year, I enjoyed it so much!! We were sleeping in a little campervan in the middle of the city and even though we visited MB only for a few days, it really felt like home. I asked a very nice girl, who was working in a stunning shop named Wilkins & Kent, if she could give us some ' secret' local tips. And she did, with all her passion and enthusiasm. So for everybody who planned a trip to Melbourne here you go... a printable handy list.
* eat: Cavallero is a small neighbourhood bar/restaurant in the interesting location of the bottom end of Smith Street, Collingwood. Good & honest food, seasonal dishes from local and national products and they have nice beers too!
* shop: Wilkins & Kent, a small furniture company based in Fitzroy. They are specialized in custom madde timber furniture. And they stock a range of homewares that reflect their interest in quality and craftmanship like gorgeous textiles, accessories, glassware, ceramic tableware books and many other pieces.
* market: Camberwell Sunday Market is a popular trash and treasure market held on every Sunday. Hundreds of stalls, array of new, second hand and vintage, friendly and cheap. Sjoesjoe found so many nice goodies. You should really go if you want to score something lovely.
Today I'll share my granny's recipe for " borstplaat", tasteful chocolate sugar sweets for christmas. It is simple, good and it looks great in your tree or together with a cup of tea. And your house will smell like chocolate for a little while which is maybe the best. I'd love to hear from you when you tried the recipe! :)
Penguin is a fantastic brand that surprises and inspires me all the time because they constantly re-new themselves! The Penguin Threads series debuts with cover art by Jillian Tamaki for three Penguin classics. Sketched out in a traditional illustrative manner, then hand stitched using needle and thread, the final covers are sculpt embossed for a tactile, textured and beautiful book design. Three extraordinary covers for the first in the Penguin Threads series: The Secret Garden, Emma, Black Beauty.
Sania Pell is an author, interior stylist and designer from London. She is known for her creative input and bringing a unique, handmade aspect to photos. Sania often uses her camera to create quick sketches, like these fluor flowers! Pink and winter colours: a very good match don't you think?
Last weekend we found a perfect Christmas tree... Sjoesjoe is in the holiday mood now ( think up some ringing bells while reading this). So this monday on Sjoesjoe a great find that inspires me to wrap my presents differently this time! Have you ever seen these kind of incredible ribbon creations? They are made by Japanes studio Ribbonesia. Artist Baku Maeda decided to experiment with ribbon and other soft material to try to capture the expression and character of various types of animals.
Oh my, yesterday I bumped in to a Japanese kawaii-ness ( kawaii = sweet in japanese). I am a huge fan of Japan, and I have been there a few times, lucky me!! So finding Hello Sandwich, a creative blog written by an Australian artist who lives in Tokyo ( I am so jealous), was a sparkling treasure! She loves Japan, masking tape, bento boxes, pantone 107.3, metallic hologram foil, paper, gifts, polka dots, fluor pencils... and this all together is the perfect recipe for a very inspirational blog.