Saturday, May 23, 2015

summer brights

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La Salle De Bain.

The bathroom is a bright space with lots of white. White instantly says summer and reflects the sunlight.

The colourful and quirky details make the bathroom even more sunny!
The deer with long curly lashes is made from recycled plastic in South Afrika, black & white ducks watering cans we found on Ile de Ré, brush and scrubs from Marrakech and the medicine cabinet we made ourselves from scrap wood.

The hammam towels we brought some years ago from Turkey. A good investment. We use them every single day in the bathroom and also use them on the beach and in the garden.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

rock a beanie

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The colored wool from the souk I bought in Marrakech last year, was hanging in strands on the wall, simply being beautiful.

The strands were a bit messy and winding up bulbs was a disastrous job #*$%@&^#)#!
How did this happen? Well, at long last I had a dozen of balls of each color.

Time for the fun part. Making beanies the moroccan way, like Aisha teached us on the Place des Epices during the Cool Crochet Workshop.

I will bring some handmade beanies to the Sunday market 'De Fabriek op Zondag' at the Piet Hein Eek Factory in Eindhoven on the 31st of May.

A beanie can camouflage a bad hair day and keeps your head cozy. Whatever the weather. There's something else you should know; if you rock your beanie the right way, you will roll into any situation in style...

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

le bric à brac

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Le Bric à Brac in the woods of Vuren last Saturday.
It was a très French event.

Lots of Citroën cars, 2CV (i had one some years ago and still miss it), DS and HY.
The were lot's of brocante booths and many visitors, despite the (not very French) rainy weather. The green (wet) E is now part of our vintage letter collection.

Almost at the end of the market, I spotted this friendly french bicycle, elegant and white as you see them in France during summer holidays.

It was bike love at first sight.

J'adore cette jolie bicyclette!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

home with heart: summer style handmade home

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You can visit our home at decor8blog, with the 'house tour' by Holly Marder of Avenue Lifestyle.

'Hey guys! It's Holly Marder with another edition of Homes With Heart on decor8. For May, I’m excited to walk you through the charming, eclectic modern home belonging to blogger and maker Ingrid Janssen and her husband that feels so much like a beautiful summer day to me! I just know you’ll love the happy energy this home exudes and all of the pretty that lies within. If ever there was a Home with Heart, this is it.'

Thank you dear Holly! We are proud of this feature, which is truely an ode to our home.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

leaf love

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From breakfast until sunset.
We spent the whole day in the garden last Sunday.
Most of the time just being lazy, but also did some gardening, mowing and crochet in between.

Delightsome day...