maandag 25 augustus 2014


Yesterday's art program 'Avro's kunstuur' (of which could be several if it was up to me) had an item about Ruud van Empel and his digital photo collages. He cuts, glues and manipulates to create new images and surroundings in an astonishing way.
His photo's may look quite realistic, but what they represent has in fact never existed. 
They are creations, subtly and meticulously composed by combining as many as 100 images into a single scene and almost too perfect to be true, every detail, every color is sublimated.
When looking closer, you'll find that all that perfect scenery really has an unreal and indefinable content.

vrijdag 8 augustus 2014


Tada Asuka is a Japanese artist. She is the creative mind behind the stunning ad campain for Japanese Nishinihon Tenrei funeral services. 
They made this brilliant ad which aims to bring a more lighthearted spirit to the funeral preparation. 
Reminding us all of the beauty in the cycle of life, death and rebirth. These life-sized skeletons made of flowers are amazingly beautiful....

vrijdag 4 juli 2014


Last saturday i visited the Amfi transit show 2014. The show was playful for the use of materials, prints and colors. Transparency, layers, clean cut styles & laser cut patterns....fake fur, latex, embroideries, graphics, new type dots and leather....all in the mix. Unexpected shapes and fabric combinations made it into a real spectacle. Below you'll find a selection of the beautiful eye-candy collection of Marijn Rikken. 

dinsdag 13 mei 2014


i was proud to contribute to the book 'De reis van de heldinnen Nederland' with the theme: 'Make a living out of your passion'. 
A great and positive initiative of Peter de Kuster to bring all these ladies together in a book speaking about their passion in work and what inspires them. In the back of the book you'll find interviews with all the contributors.
Peter made a series of these books (Nederland, Nijmegen, Arnhem, Den Bosch, Eindhoven, Maastricht, Den Haag, Rotterdam, Tilburg and a few other big cities) 
You can order a hardcopy of the book here!

Let all these creative & passionate women inspire you!

Trots om te hebben mogen bijdragen aan het geweldig leuke en positieve initiatief van Peter de Kuster om een serie boeken uit te brengen met als thema: "Met jouw passie je geld verdienen". Je kunt hier het boek bestellen.

zondag 4 mei 2014


In front of my home i find myself in these pretty surroundings. So waking up slowly on an early sunday morning while walking the dogs is a wonderful thing. No need to say that these first sunbeams make pretty sights. We actually saw a fox running just a few feet in front of us. Too late to capture him...

woensdag 30 april 2014


my Italian bassotto Nando

vrijdag 25 april 2014


During the design week in Milan at Meet & Matter i came across 'StoryTiles' from Holland. Holland is known for the original Delft blue tiles dating from the 16th century. Marga van Oers from StoryTiles gives a humoristic twist to these original tiles and their stories. Besides the Delft blue series they make these beautiful modern ones.

maandag 21 april 2014


It was a wonderful week in Milan, biking around town with amazing summer weather! Below i assembled a few of my favorite items for this 'Salone 2014 report'. Also visit my food inspired blog 'ChocolatOrange' for the Milan food experience.
Lounge chair in mother of pearl leather from Lisa Hilland
The red Emily chair by Färg & Blanche

Patricia Urquiola 'jellies' serie, made from colored and transparent injection moulded polycarbonate for Kartell

Chrystal Rock by Arik Levy 
Pendant lamp, solstice medium by Oscar Lind Modin
Wallpaper range for NLXL by Studio Job

vrijdag 4 april 2014


I'm all Xcited, for next week i'll be visiting my favourite designers and be surprised by all the new developments at the Salone. Below showing a few beautiful furniture pieces of Jaime Hayon. One of the most influential creators of the last decade and the youngest person ever to receive the accolade. His unique style blurs the lines between art, decoration and design. His sculptures are say the least. Jaime will be part of the Ventura Galleries & Garages in Via Ventura, Via Massimiano and Via Sbodio. 

donderdag 3 april 2014


Spring has sprung! so i think: Inaluxe. Inaluxe is a small design team consisting of Kristina Sostarko and Jason Odd. Their design philosophy is simple : Make it beautiful, use the best materials possible, and be responsible and sustainable in production practice. It is very important for us to feel great about what we do, therefore we only print on the best archival fine art papers, in combination with a professional giclee reproduction print process. We believe in quality over quantity.
more Inaluxe here

vrijdag 14 maart 2014


WE MAKE CARPETS make everyday items of use into carpets with impressive sizes. Products that normally have no value once they have been used, such as plastic forks, plasters, paving tiles, pasta, cotton balls and pegs are arranged in an inventive way to form a graphic pattern. 
WE MAKE CARPETS are inspired by the colour, shape and possibilities of the material chosen. The result is not just a decorative carpet, but an object that makes us think about the consumer society that produces these ‘weaving materials’. A contemporary interpretation of wealth. Check out their website for more of their brilliant work.
bottle carpet
band aid carpet
paperclip carpet
cotton wool carpet