Thursday, October 31, 2013

Tom Swift

There is a lot happening in the art world in the moment. For me Tom Swift is one of the upcoming artist to watch.You can see that Tom is a vintage lover. His work has a mid modern feeling and would look amazing in a vintage or mid modern home. Look out for his next exhibition.

see you,

PS: and yes... we did get one of his paintings.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


With Halloween approaching,  it's nice to see it is getting more popular here in the Netherlands.

Tomorrow morning we will get a pumpkin from the local market and do some pumpkin carving in the evening. I bet Mister Kay is very good in it.

Did you put any Halloween decorating up?

Happy Halloween,

PS: How to carve a perfect Halloween pumpkin

Monday, October 28, 2013


Karen from Tintabernacle is a good friend of mine. She is a true artist making the most amazing things. Have a look at her cute dog family. Which one is your fav?
see you,

PS: love the Wave UK

Sunday, October 27, 2013

little supergirl

Little supergirl dancing around in Valentines
a shop full of cool vintage
see you,
PS: got the new cd from  Kings of Leon 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

we love bears

We are home...
A week full of bears ..beach walks . sweets art...rain..talking. music.. new plans...records  and more records.

more soon


PS: Love the sliding house in Margate by Alex Chinneck

Thursday, October 17, 2013

fine little break

Having  a little break....
back soon

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Mollie Makes Animals & Friends

I really like the magazine Mollie Makes, so I was delighted when publisher De Fontein|Tirion offered me a copy of the new Mollie Makes Animals & Friends book.

The fox (vliegende vos) is my fav. I will ask my yarn shop to help me select the right wool.

Definitely a nice book and a great Christmas gift.

see you,

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


I love the name Cottoncake. It's the name of  a small & cool concept store here in Amsterdam.
I promised myself  next time when I'm there I'll try some of their homemade cakes and coffee. The white & calm look of the shop is so relaxing.
see you,
PS: Sophie Woodrow (her work is amazing)

Monday, October 14, 2013

Monday happiness

Hello There,
Monday happiness.
Love the new wall color.
Have been pottering around in the house all day, crazy me!
Our next  project will be the floor...

see you,

PS: You can find me here next weekend Artists Open Houses

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Dix Blue

Dix Blue from Farrow & Ball is our new wall color in the living room. Mister Kay has been working hard and we are nearly finished.
The weather is really bad here at the moment. Its just too dark to take more photos today... sooon!
see you,
PS: lots of color and vintage at Coco Rose Diaries

Friday, October 11, 2013


I met Marga from Storytiles at the Woonbeurs. I have seen the Storytiles in town before so it was easy for me to decides which one I wanted for our home.

enjoy your weekend,


Thursday, October 10, 2013

eclectic look

So how is your week going?
My video shop closed down. That will be a big problem in the wintertime. Have to find a different way to watch movies.
Some more photos from our last photo shoot.
see you,
PS: On my wishing list a painting from Edward B. Gordon

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

little walk in town

Mister Kay had a rare day off , so we had lunch in town.

In one of the shop windows  was a vintage Kay Bojesen book. Unfortunately the shop was
closed so I have to go back tomorrow morning.

see you,

PS: more and more bearded man popping up in town.
Want more? Have a look at Garconjon.

Monday, October 7, 2013


Fall is a great season. This time of the year friends and neighbours always bring me lots of fruit, flowers and branches. Sometimes I'm not sure what to do with some of the goodies, so I make silly photos, lol.

What is your neighbourhood like? Do you swap with your friends or neighbours?

see you,

PS: watching Under the Dome

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Sunday Market

Just got home from a long day at the market. As you can see I had a good time.
Weather was great, lots of friendly people...  and some cool shoes.

Time to put my feed up and relax.


PS: How was your weekend?

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Nina Fuehrer

Baby, it's getting cold outside!

Nina Fuehrer  had a stall at the woonbeurs. Her knitwear collection is amazing. The DJ cap would be perfect for Nila but also her scarfs are amazing. Definitely someone to watch.

enjoy the weekend,

PS:  great weekend music Steffen Morrison

Friday, October 4, 2013

beautiful fall

The last  couple of days have been crazy, so it was nice that we had a day off today.
I have  a new app for vintage lovers living in the Netherlands. The Vintage Detective. That makes vintage hunting very easy. Looking forward to try a new town.
see you,

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Robert Bradford

I was so exited when Robert Bradford invited us to have a look in his studio in Herne Bay. My brother collects plastic toys and I have a large collection of robots, so I grew up with plastic toys everywhere.

It was amazing to see how Robert turns small plastic toys in to big art. Love his Rhino... which is going to live in a shopping mall in Shanghai.

see you soon,