Thursday, February 28, 2013

spring cleaning

There was a little bit of sun this afternoon when I got home.
My first idea was to spend some time in the garden
but after 10 minutes I realized it was still too cold.
So I started a little bit of my spring cleaning 
but then the sun was gone and
my cleaning mood disappeared.
                                                 See you,
PS: Has anybody seen OZ The great and Powerful yet???


Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Last week I visited Subba in Nijmegen.
They have so many cool lamps, the copper ones on the first photo are my favourite.
Lots of nice home decor. I specially like the cushion with Charles and Diana.
Definitely a shop you could spend you time and money.
see you,
PS: Copper seems to be the new trend in home decor.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

winter garden

I guess a grey Sunday afternoon in February is the perfect time to make some plans for the garden. We need a new fence and I want some more sea side plants and palm trees in the garden.

Thinking of going to visit Sarah Ravens Perch Hill garden in May. Guess that will give me some new ideas. Not sure if I will put a bed in my garden but I did like this idea we saw in dutch gardening center Intratruin last week.

How are you spending your Sunday?

see you

PS: record of the day Avalon - Roxy Music

Saturday, February 23, 2013

we are back

We are back... just needed a little break
A week full of sleep, music and cake.
Sleep: I have been very tired the last couple of weeks, so it was wonderful not to get up every morning at 6:30.
Cake: Lot's of cake.It was my birthday. Mister Kay, my friend and  my neighbour where all bringing me cake.
Music: All week nonstop.
Hope you are all well.
see you,
PS: my friend  Karen Boatwright  is so talented.
She made a little movie

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Christien Meindertsma

This week I had the change to meet

She is amazing and full of energy. I'm a huge fan of her work.
Love her Pig 05049 book.

 I also got her Loes Veenstra book. Have a look
at the cool sweater movie she made.

Will be nice to see what Christien is doing next.

see you,

Sunday, February 17, 2013


Chips and Scones for breakfast could only mean that we are on holidays.

Tell me if you are eating out, do you prefer going out for brunch or for dinner?

The weather is great so we are off for a long Sunday afternoon beach walk.

see you soon

PS: song of the day Holiday by Madonna

Friday, February 15, 2013


In the last couple of weeks I frequently had coffee at Hutspot, a concept store in the heart of Amsterdam. The owners are 4 really friendly guys. They sell vintage, clothes, books and some nice home accessories. At the second floor they have a great coffee place and some really good cakes.

If you like to know what Hutspot means have a look here, definitely not my fav food.

Next time when you are in town you should have a look.

Have a good weekend,

PS:  Just wachted  To Rome with Love again.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Mister Kay

Happy Valentine's Day!!
No Valentine's gift this year...
I was thinking about a trip to Paris but I know you don´t like Paris.
I was thinking about a book but I know you don't like my kind of books.
I was thinking about flowers but I guess you will bring me some flowers.
I was thinking about special coffee beans but then you´re not easy with coffee.
I was thinking about a vintage camera but then you got so many.
I was thinking about a pet but then we got four cats.
I was thinking about some records but then you just went shopping for records.
I was thinking about a print but then I got you one last year.
mmmh I could give you a big kiss and bake you a cake...??

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

window shopping

Heerenleed in Leiden always has a wonderful window display

 Love the bag...

Not sure what it is called but I really want it 
(the one on the turntable)

enjoy the rest of the week,


PS: Any plans for Valentine's Day?

metal bowls

 Hema has some pretty white metal bowls out in the moment.
They look a bit like little vintage Krenit bowls but these are white on the outside and a bit taller from shape.

They come in 6 colors, the soft yellow and mint are my fav. In the dark and with the candles lit the colors look much darker.
 I liked them so much that I got 6 of them.

see you
PS: I love Zimmerman

Monday, February 11, 2013


Hi There.
Hope you all had a good weekend.
Most Monday mornings I start my week with a  
 trip to the Gym. So I can start my week full of energy.

I realize that we have to do lots of paint work in the house.The living room floor is also on our list. But in the moment I prefer to plan my next holidays.

see you   

PS: The place to go this week:
Kunsthal Rotterdam to see the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

I love records

On Saturday mornings on my way to the bakery I often stop a the charity shop to look for some records. On my wishing list are Rocksteady, Ska and Reggae (not easy to find).
In the summer sitting in the garden I like to play a lot of easygoing Cool jazz from musicians like Nat King Cole, Dave Brubeck, Louis Armstrong. I noticed they have the most amazing covers. You could easy frame them and hang them on the wall 
Enjoy you Sunday and put some music on.
PS: When I´m in London I have coffee in Freud Cafe.  
My work was just around the corner.

Friday, February 8, 2013

full of love

After a week full of love, good talks, happiness, rain, coffee, cake, yoga and travelling I'm looking forward to have a nice quite family weekend.
This Friday was a lucky one for me.
I won a 'Paradise is now' cushion from Philuko.
I really admire Julia's work and I'm sure the cushion will fit perfect in our home. 
see you
PS: Did I tell you I had a great coffee moment with by INCK? She  has a wonderful home.

Thursday, February 7, 2013


Yellow is the color of gold, butter or ripe lemons.
That sounds so good!

I planted spring bulbs in vintage kitchen bowls. Guess I´ll get some more bulbs this weekend.

This week:
  • Mister Kay and I have been addicted to West Wing
  • eating lots of toast
  • drinking tony´s chocolonely chocolate milk
  • did buy some small metal bowls at the HEMA, they look a bit like Krenit bowls
  • reading Amsterdamenjoy, a wonderful city magazine

see you and make sure you stay warm,

PS: Gardener - Coca Cola light commercial

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Concertgebouw Cafe

I don't have a single favorite cafe (I travel a lot).
However I have a couple of cafes I really love,
The Concertgebouw Cafe is one of them.
They have an amazing atmosphere,
friendly staff, good food and great coffee.
see you,
PS: I love books, so I wonder does anybody have experience with a Kindle reader?

from Apple tape...

Here are some of the products I really liked yesterday at the trade show:

- apple tape
Jurianne Matter wish boats (love the new colors)
pretty bunting made by Ingrid
- ceramic origami crane from Fairtrade
- mug with stars from Liebe
- soft, scunchable Amsterdam map for kids

see you

Monday, February 4, 2013


We had a look at ShowUP, a new dutch retailer trade show.The atmosphere was really nice and there where some interesting new products one show.

We had a great day and met some interesting and friendly people. In the next couple of days I'll show some of the products I really liked.

It's good to see that more and more Scandinavian brands are finding their way to the Netherlands.

see you,

PS: love the blue fishes 'Sill' designed by Marianne Nilsson in the '50s.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

All the luck in the world

Nina and Jane, daughter and mother are the owners of All the luck in the world, a cool vintage shop in  Amsterdam. I saw some wonderful jewelry in the store. A great place to find some unique gifts  and vintage goodies for you home.
Have a good weekend
- Close to the shop you can find Cafe Flamingo, a cute little place for coffee.
- My song of the day: Torn by Natalie Imbruglia.