Sunday, June 30, 2013


The first image above I pinned it on my Colour board on Pinterest a while ago. And every time I consulted the board this image kept attracting my attention. It's not just a photo, it is a story. A story that brings us back to 1503, which is the name of the series. Beautiful work by Christian Tagliavini.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

arcadia in NL

My sister and I had a mini-vacation with our dad, it was a gift for his birthday. Walking through the arcadic region of the little river Geul in the South of Holland. Every day we did a hiking tour. My father is - with his 76 years - still in a great shape, up hill, down hill, no problem at all! We had wonderful conversations, looked back on our lifes together, talked about our personal paths and choices and in the meantime we enjoyed the beautiful nature!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

short stay rent: the Amsterdam &K apartment

My German friend and distributor Sabine Wittig from La Mesa announced that she will be in Amsterdam for the Meet the Blogger event in September. I am so thrilled to meet her again after London last November...
My first thought was: she could stay in the new &Klevering apartment! It is in the best location thinkable, authentic, clean and stylish (do I see a JM-pop-up poster on the wall? ;-).
You are welcomed by one of the &Klevering guys themselves, lovely people.
Guess what, it is already fully booked for the days Sabine will be here... no surprise, but what a pity!

Monday, June 17, 2013

my print on Engel-bags

Last Saturday I received a lovely package: 2 wonderful bags, a gift from Engel. Some years ago I designed this elephant-pattern for Engel-tablecloths.
Engel has used the pattern on bags now, and I love it!
By the way - as you can expect from Engel - the bags are real practical and made in a high quality. I am really happy with them!
Although neon has been banned from my personal color palette for a while now, the small neon one (which is much brighter in real than you can see here) is my favorite...
Thanks for the gift dear Sabien!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

and another one...

Just came across Folklore, I just have to share it with you! Another webstore with simple and beautifully designed products.
Funny, although UK-based, they sell some real good Dutch Design as well, like the table lamp (first photo left) by Marcel Ossendrijver!
You can find the gorgeous brick and mortar version of Folklore in the Islington area, London.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

living analogue

I love the craftmanship and simplicity of the assortment of Analogue Life. Just look at these pictures, the shapes, the colours: they calm your eyes, slow down your breathing and give you that 'analogue' feel.

Sunday, June 2, 2013


I am training myself in writing less, telling more. For information on these images: my Pinterest boards! I am going for a long walk, have a lovely Sunday!