Wednesday, November 20, 2019

joost swarte & thierry mugler

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Rotterdam, Wednesday 20th of November.

Today we went to Rotterdam to visit the exhibitions of Joost Swarte & Thierry Mugler in the Kunsthal.

The exhibition ‘Thierry Mugler - Couturissime’ brings together more than 150 outfits, most of them on display for the first time, created between 1977 and 2014, as well as many never-before seen accessories and stage costumes, clips and videos, archival documents and sketches.

The exhibition ‘Joost Swarte - Everywhere’ pays homage to fifty years of drawing by presenting a cross section of Swarte’s body of work – from his first cartoons, original drawings, sketches, designs and objects to his most recent work. Swarte’s search for the most surprising and iconic illustrations is also shown on the basis of sketches that have never been exhibited before.

Monday, November 18, 2019

ginkgo love

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This time of year the ginkgo tree is at its most beautiful!

Every year in november I'm stunned by the beauty and the golden glow and brightness.

I enjoy the ginkgo leaves carpet in the frontyard each time when I look outside through the kitchen window.

We planted the ginkgo tree in our frontyard when we moved in 15 years ago.

The Ginkgo Biloba or Japanese walnut tree is my favorite tree. In Japan they honor the tree as a god; it symbolizes hope, love, magic, timelessness and longevity and is nicknamed temple tree.

Even on a rainy Monday the frontyard looks wonderful. The beech hedge turns brown and the hellebore is ready to flower again. Change of seasons remains spectacular!

Saturday, November 16, 2019

the slaak

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Rotterdam, Saturday 16th of November.

The Slaak. A brandnew hotel in Rotterdam, which is housed in the former pressroom of newspaper ‘Het Vrije Volk’.

Today we had a coffee in the lobby and visited the Pantone Pantry by Tribute Portfolio to celebrate the opening of The Slaak Rotterdam, the newest addition to Tribute Portfolio's family of indie-spirited and characterful hotels.

We got a free tote bag in the pop-up printshop (freshly screen-printed while we had coffee), to honor The Slaak Rotterdam heritage as a former newspaper pressroom.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

i'm size cute

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A new collection of xs woodwoolstools, in size cute!

The moroccan stools are handmade of eucalyptus wood and I made 5 unique crochet stool covers. Traditonal ones, like the very first woodwoolstools. I also made a golden, ecru with gold and a multicolored one in linen stitch.

The xs stools are perfect for toddlers, the nursery, as a footstool and you can even use it as a small (bedside) table.

Toddlers love it, they can drag this xs stool anywhere themselves and it will be their favorite piece of furniture in no time.

Have a look at the new size-cute collection in my E T S Y shop.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

residence dordrecht

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Dordrecht, Sunday 10th of November.

A sunny Sunday afternoon walk through the beautiful old town of Dordrecht. For the second time this week we are lucky to enjoy the sun on the terrace!

Autumn is my preferred season when it comes to clothing. Bring on that winter wardrobe anew. Cardigans, coats, sweaters and I borrowed a beanie from my Etsy shop.