Friday, July 31, 2009

paris : window shopping

What I love about Paris are the colourful, little shop windows:

See all pictures on my flickr.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

happiness on the doormat

Wouldn't it be fun to receive an envelope like this every day?

I did a sort of swap with my colleague: I made an ipod cover and he sent me some 'Leuke Kunst' cards and buttons. Instant happiness!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

paris : junku

Although I can't read them I'm a big fan of Japanese craft books and an even bigger fan of Paumes books. So of course I needed to visit Junku, a Japanese bookstore. Their selection of craft books was huge, I just didn't know where to look!

And hooray, they also had all my beloved Paumes books :)

I allowed myself to pick one title which was really hard. After a lot of thinking and browsing I picked Souvenirs de Paris, full of lovely Parisian shops.

Yes I know, there are two books on this picture! The other Paumes book I bought in a cute little store called Lilli Bulle. This shop was packed with mostly kids stuff, but there were also books, stationary and all kinds of little things. Oh, I want a shop like that in Amsterdam!

Monday, July 27, 2009

must-see-monday : PearsonMaron

Did you know hearts are made in factories?

When I saw this heart factory by PearsonMaron on the Super Cute Kawaii blog I knew I had to pick it for my own must-see-monday. It's simply to cute to ignore!

On her Etsy you'll find a whole range of factories, but this one is my favourite. Although the cloud factory and rainbow factories are lovely too.... :D I wish we had factories like that!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

paris : food

If you can't eat much, just make some pictures!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

paris : bread, lots of bread

Take a guess: who got really bad stomach pains in Paris and needed to call a docter late at night?! In the end everything turned out right, but during my stay all I could eat was bread! Luckily Paris is full of bakeries and bread is my favourite food :)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

un deux trois paris allez allez allez

♥ back from Paris ♥

It was so much fun!

walking, Woody Allen, bakeries, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Parisian docter, sun, croissants, summer feelings, La Grande Epicerie, public gardens, LocoRoco, sleeping, pardon?, shop windows, patissier, more walking, too many touristes, hotel apples, Thalys, pain au lait, lovely purchases

Monday, July 20, 2009

must-see-monday : obsessive consumption

Obsessive consumption is Kate Bingaman-Burt. She makes work about personal consumption and on her blog you'll find drawings of all her purchases. I always enjoy seeing these drawings pop up in my google reader. Go check her blog 'What did you buy today' to see the designs yourself!

Oh and all the drawings are published in monthly zines, available in her Etsy.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

weekly happy stats


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

who wants a cookie?

Yes I'm 27 and yes I still buy wooden cookies!

Monday, July 13, 2009

must-see-monday : marije vogelzang

This weeks must-see-monday is somewhat different as I picked so-called eating designer Marije Vogelzang:

'After her graduation from the Design Academy in Eindhoven in 2000 Marije Vogelzang has been designing eating concepts. Her interest is in the verb ‘to eat’. Not only does she think deeply about what is on the plate (if there is a plate at all), but she also thinks about everything that surrounds the act of eating. The atmosphere, the people involved, the stories behind the ingredients, the taste and texture, sound, smell and colour of food and the way it is prepared and served.'

On the internet I stumbled upon her book, Eat love, and luckily it was available in the library. Last week I finally got the chance to read it and I absolutely love it! The book itself is already beautiful (love the drawings!) and it features all her inspiring projects. She makes you think about food, eating experiences and culture. So if you have the chance to read it, don't hesitate!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

still alive?

The last weeks I've been neglecting my 'online life' a bit. All my days were spent working in the library and cleaning & organizing everything at home. And I really mean everything: from buttons and fabric to kitchen stuff and clothes. It's almost a little tradition to do this before my summer holiday starts and since I'm leaving for Paris in exactly one week I had to work really hard. But now I can officially announce I'm finished! Hooray, I think I'm the most satisfied person on earth right now :)

But there was more:

Oh and I also ate a lot of cherries ♥