Wednesday, August 31, 2011
New print in the house.
This morning we got our The Enlightened Fireflies Print from John W Golden who has done work for Target and was also featured at Southern Living Magazine. For me this is the perfect after summer print (keeping my summer memories in a jar).
- Oh comely, what a great mag. I think I want that one in my letterbox. Will keep me going on cold winter days.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Another big flea market in Berlin is in Mauerpark. This is where the Berlin wall between Prenzlauerberg and Wedding used to be. The market is huge and you can also find a lot of artists here who sell their work.
The market is very busy with a lot of tourists but I didn't find much vintage on offer. People told me it has been different in the past.
- Lovely australian blog about coffee and crafting: Foxs Lane.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
This morning we made a trip to the market to buy veggies for our weekend soup. My friend Kumiko is giving me japanese cooking lessons... I tell you more about it soon!
At the moment our weekdays are really busy and on the weekend I'm tired. So it's wonderful to start the morning with a long family breakfast but I tell you it's not always easy to wake up Mister kay!!
- Yesterday I got the new SouleMama book Rhythm of the Family in the mail. I really like it. I know her other books but this one is my favourite .
- Nice french blog CHACHA
enjoy your weekend
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Some days are... easy days, happy days, golden days, colorful days. We need days like this, they give us lots of energy.
You can find the big golden turtle in Amsterdam Zuid. It's a sculpture of Jan Fabre called ‘Searching for Utopia’.
- I feel like buying socks... have a look at the Tabio Slide Show
- the new cd from Feist will be out sooooooon
- for my autumn deco I want lots of japanese paper balloons from Uguisu
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Still my fav bookcover!! Would love to frame it but then I have to damage the book.
This morning at the yoga class, I wish I had started yoga many years ago. It is a perfect way to grow old graceful & happy.
- I was lucky to win a beautiful print from Darja Charapova (which made my day)
- Rainy days give me graving for sweets. I love Lindt chocolate with sea salt or Special K rasberry bars... Tell me about your fav snacks???
- bye bye Mister Nicolas Ashford we all loved your music
have a good week
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
There is a new book out from Angel Adoree which is called The Vintage Tea Party book.
First I love Angels hair but also I'm crazy about vintage & baking. So the perfect book for me. Also it would be cool to have a vintage tea party in my garden with girlfriends or with my bookclub. I could make some Lemon Scones with Lavender Cream and some Plum & Honey tea bread... yummy!
Sunday, August 21, 2011
This summer we really miss having our weekend breakfast in the the garden but this morning we where lucky! Have a look at our small & cozy heaven today.
enjoy your day
ps: I wonder has anybody seen the movie Blue Valentine yet??
and I love to know if you can buy Boo Berry (so yummy& blue) in Europe.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
If orange is your fav color or if you love plastic there is still time to go to Kiel to see 'Plastic World' in the Stadtmuseum. The exhibition is on till the 11th of September.
They have a geat exhibition poster too. Maybe stupid of me not to buy it but I bought the book instead.
Our music this week:
- Oumou Sangare
- I love the Nigel Slater ( the tender cook) interview
- I love when Mister kay reads me the newspaper to me at the breakfast table
enjoy your weekend
Friday, August 19, 2011
My favorite decade is the 50s. I love the music, clothes and homeware (kitchen goodies) from the 50s.
Most of the ceramic vases from the 50s era are just stunning , they look so elegant and I love the shapes.
- My fav blog this week Hugo & Elsa
- this poster from simboldidesign would look so good in my home
- we love fruit pouches
- we are trying to eat more healty & organic( not easy in the begin)
- good food blog "the Pioneer Woman cooks"
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The fist week after the big summer holidays is always difficult and I'm also coping with my post vacation depression (how Teri called it) but our first days have been nice. Ok, getting up at 6:30 is not easy but it's nice to see all our expat friends being back in the Netherlands. Also I have been back to the gym and tomorrow my Yoga class is starting again...
-we got great news from the States (more soon)
- just got a copy from Midcentury Magazine (new cool british mag)
- my heaven this week a Bibou massage & facial
- watch The great british bake off if you can ( it's baking time, let's try my new pink mixer)
- Pan Am, I'm sure I will love it, looks so good
enjoy the rest of the week
Sunday, August 14, 2011
A day in Hamburg on the way back from Berlin to Amsterdam.
A perfect day in the Zoo - Hagenbeck Tierpark.
Super cool was that my mum has a friend there working with the elephants.
Afterwards coffee with the girlfriends. One of them is paper artist Monika Bistram.
Then some turkish food at Arkadasch. One of the most friendly waitresses I have ever met is working there. Lovely lady.
Friday, August 12, 2011
sometimes when you are coming home from a nice holiday....
there is so much to do ...starting with cleaning the house , washing..mails and..and ..and..
and there goes that nice holiday feeling ,which I wanted to treasure for couple of weeks,lol
No Bon Iver today , little monster is having a pyjama day with Hausmusik( nice german word)
enjoy your weekend
ps: my little Me( I need ,I love ,I want)- list on etsy
Thursday, August 11, 2011
last days of the summer holidays
lots of rain
watching Absolutely Fabulous
reading Mollie makes, what a cool magazine,
is my fav one in the moment,
thanks susgood's for sending it to me
drinking to much coffee
don't want the holidays to end
the garden is so wet
no bad food (sweets & co) in the house
making plans for autumn
crazy about Bon Iver
love kates wedding photos
and you....?? how was your week?
Like the Brigitte -Food- Blog-Award, I love food blogs
see you soon
Here are some of my latest finds. The idea is to hang them in my kitchen.
Wall plates where very popular in the 50s and 60s. My fav ones are the deer ones but also the holiday destintations are very collected
When we where in Hamburg we met up with Kevin aka Fat Lava Lounger.He has a huge pottery collection and at the moment he is working on his 4th book about pottery. It was so much fun learning about new pottery and going pottery hunting.
I'm also member of his pottery and glass forum
enjoy your week
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Memory is vintage shop in the Schwedter Street 2. They sell mainly cloths and accessories. The owner is Andrea Park. She had some cool vintage Gucci dresses in the shop. I found some nice small plates there.
I'm hurting when I see what's going on in LONDON... So if you are there and care, please join in the cleaning up but make sure you stay safe.
From now on this is my fav and most pretty (in pink) kitchentool in my home. Bosch HM Q1 from 1954. For those of you who prefer modern technique in a vintage look Bosch made a
Rock'n Roll - Edition in three different colours.
Thanks to Merle for the great swap.
Still busy unpacking my new vintage treasures from Berlin and co, more soon.
In the moment my best buys of this rainy summer
I really, really want the first book from Dottie Angel.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
It was nice to see that at the Mauerpark flea market you can also find a lot of cool & young artists who also sell on Etsy & Dawanda. I bought one of Jiabs bags. She is lovely and I like her work. Guess I should get one of her prints too one day. She also has a shop at Dawanda.
- our summer song Blue eyes from Mika
Saturday, August 6, 2011
We are home...
The last years I've been a lazy traveler (not leaving my comfort zone) only going to places I
love or going home to see family& friends in the UK.
Berlin was good , guess I can say more then good. I'm one of those people who can fall in love with a city.
Berlin did its best to test me... and it did well!
Love the people
the small cafes (most of them have cute names and have lanterns outside, which looks so cozy)
and the food is good and cheap.
The city is full of balconies, now I want one too, lol
And what did Mister Kay like most? Prenzlauer Berg with all its small (vintage) shops.
You can rent a nice appartment from berlinerleben.net.
enjoy your weekend
ps: I had coffee with the lovely Kristina (sure we will meet again).