I am a huge fan of Fermob.
Not a day goes by without that Fermob feeling.
I prefer to sit outside to enjoy the moment on one of the loungers or bench (like the last few days).
but I also love to sit indoors on the Fermob behind my desk.
Are you a fan?
then join in the casting!
Friday, March 30, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
It's been proven
by people who are really skilled in style;
a house is a home when it's homespun.
A Homespun Style house is never done (whew) and always alive.
Selina Lake's Homespun Style is a book to refer to again and again and again...
Monday, March 26, 2012
Okay it is an exception, but too fun not to mention.
Two weeks ago on Monday I've send three handmade stools, one to Paris, one to Los Angeles and one to New York.
Wood & wool stool goes cosmopolitan!
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Being a big fan of Sissy Boy since my teens,
I was pleasantly surprised by the message that I am one the winners of the 30th anniversary book of Sissy Boy.
In the 25th anniversary book published in spring 2007, a few pictures of Pippa and me were featured.
When we visited the SB shop in Breda 5 years ago, we got the book as a gift from the storemanager, who had recognized us as regular customers in the book.
Now we won the book!
The beautiful book represents the classy SB style through the years.
It's a tribute to the founder Michael Smit.
Reading the handwritten text of Michael in the 25th anniverery book, really touched me yesterday.
Sissy Boy is my favorite store in the Netherlands and I can't imagine my wardrobe and home without Sissy Boy...
Friday, March 23, 2012
you can feel it
this weekend we switch to summer time
"oh can you believe
that everything is waiting to unfold?"
(flowers for Zoe by Lenny Kravitz)
(flowers for me by Lysbeth)
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Yesterday the mailman brought two boxes from Londen.
Content; thirteen diner plates by Natalie Lete.
Well, there's only one plate pour moi.
Last Thursday I showed my colleagues the Natalie Lete plate I was planning to order at Anthropologie. In no time I had a collective order of 13 diner plates.
Today I have displayed the colorful collection on the garden table (for the picture) and tomorrow I will hand out the dinner plates to my colleagues.
Tonight we have opened the 'dinner outside' season (using other plates by the way).
Monday, March 19, 2012
Since the super sofa arrived,
I get happy everytime I enter the livingroom.
It fits in our house perfectly and is everyone's new favorite spot at home.
Saturday the pillow covers that I had ordered at Stof Enzo arrived.
Hydi made two almost equal pillow covers in her lovely African fabric.
(the other one has a different print on the back)
The prints match so surprisingly well with the sofa.
This morning when I came back from running,
I kicked off my shoes and stretched out to relax on the sofa for a while...
oh yeah, this is 'lasting love'
Friday, March 16, 2012
A working day at Villa Augustus;
My favorite weekly Thursday flower day.
The chandelier Easter preparation, this year with rocking roosters and eggs.
The restaurant is open as usual during the small renovation.
(does not seem crowded, but everyone was sitting outside in the sun on the terrace)
In the market more Easter mood
Forget me nots
shiny hares and homemade chocolate lollipops.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
My office moved a few meters eastwards today.
Our new super long sofa caused a 'furniture swap'.
(all possibilities have passed through)
After a lot of shuffling back and forth, everything has a new place and I do not even have to get used to it.
The whole family can sit on the 4.5 couch.
We even fit all at once and there is still plenty of space for at least half a person.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The big bottle is a gift from Lammie.
I'm very pleased with the old bottle, it's so pretty with that pink blossom branch and deserves a prominent place in the living.
Stuck on the wall this week;
Bottle vases by Foekje Fleur.
Front and back of the postcard I've made for Lammie's shop.
A supersweet photo of Minne on opa's neck.
The new Villa Augustus Easter brochure with glorious illustrations (as always) by Dorine de Vos.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Hey what a feast today!
After breakfast we moved outside.
Just enjoy doing nothing all day long.
Well, a bit of reading, crochet, browsing magazines...
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
(1930 - 2000)
Today is his birthday.
He was the sweetest dad you can imagine.
My finest memory:
Early Sunday mornings,
cycling together in the woods
and enjoy a breakfast picnic.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
seem endless projects
but once all colored circles become squares
and all 36 squares are hooked to each other,
it's getting endlessly cool
add some neon pink and a nice little edge
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Some stools have all the luck.
I mean, what a wonderful destination; an island in the Caribbean Sea.
I guess this multicolored threesome will feel like a tropical fish in the water in Saint Barthelemy.
Friday, March 2, 2012
Lammie sells - only on Saturdays - in her shop in Dordrecht.
No worries, from now on you can buy her curious objects worldwide twentyfourseven;
Lammie goes Etsy.