Thursday, August 30, 2018
Oodles of palms.
When it comes to collecting, I'm sure I'm guilty of it.
Lately I noticed that there are pretty much palm trees in the house, yet unobtrusive many palm trees. At least that's my opinion.
What is too much?
To me it feels organically grown over time, through travel, special souvenirs, handmade items, clothing and gifts from friends that know your 'palmtree passion'.
I arranged my ‘palm objects’ in a tiny palmtree photo report. And I have to admit I couldn't find so quickly photos of the metal moroccan palmtree hanger in the bedroom and the palmtree frisbee in the living and...
Sunday, August 26, 2018
Sunday 26th of August, Amsterdam East.
Garden park Klein Dantzig. Allotments and inspiring garden sheds.
Park Frankendael, Pure Markt. We visited my friend Dietske and her daughter Floor, creators of the handmade upcycled vintage fabric tote bags, named Trashtote Amsterdam.
A short walk to ATLITW East, where founder and friend Jane invited us for coffee.
At the end of the afternoon we had a drink at Bar Botanique.
Spontaneous afternoon trip to Amsterdam on this late summer Sunday in August.
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Zinnas in nature-neon colors pop on this first rainy day since weeks.
The woman who's peeking though the flowers, is a print we made from a street art photo, shot in Palermo during the Manifesta 12 in June. The artist of the original work is BR1.
Friday, August 24, 2018
N E W in the Etsy shop: KNITTED PALMTREE SWEATER PATTERN
A super easy to follow pattern, even for beginner knitters.
This knitted palmtree sweater is knitted in one piece. The sweater is reversible and has no seems on the shoulder. Both sides have a different look.
For the palmtree sweater I've used an oatmeal tweed yarn, from the Dutch textile super brand Zeeman (one of my favorite yarns). It's machine washable, super soft and comfortable to wear. Yesterday evening I was wearing my palmtree sweater for the first time.
The perfect end-of-summer-sweater, but hey you can wear it all year round!
You can download the KNITTED PALMTREE SWEATER PATTERN in my Etsy shop. Available in English and Dutch version.
Knitting season has started...
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Thursday 23rd of August.
At work at Villa Augustus. The garden is always at its most beautiful in August.
It's the best harvest month and all flower fields are in bloom.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Saturday 18th of August.
Café dans la cuisine. Proper place to drink coffee.
My favorite place in the house is the kitchen.
The light is beautiful because there are many windows. And since the new Moroccan tiles are on the wall, the light is even brighter, still on a cloudy day like today.
The typography mugs I bought years ago at Anthropologie.