Sunday, September 30, 2012

wood & wool wardrobe

The yarns we brought from Marrakech last April.
Now they finally have a dignified place and color the room!

Until that time they were waiting...
It was only a small job (piece of cake) Why it took so long? I wouldn't know.
The colors look smashing on the homemade coat rack!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

iron floor

iron floor by wood & wool stool
iron floor, a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.
Last night we stayed in the water tower.
We booked a room in the former water reservoir.
The typical iron bottom of the water basin is still visible and touchable [watch your toes!]
The hotel room has surprising details, like a staircase to the bathroom on the lower floor.
Bathing in the tub, you can play with your yellow bath duck or looking out across the rivers of Dordrecht [through the charming round window].
We had a delicious dinner, slept wonderfully and enjoyed every minute! And yes, you can have that real 'weekend break feeling' in your domicile.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

californian baby

californian baby by wood & wool stool
californian baby, a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.

I'm curious what cute californian baby clothes will hang on those hangers.

This colorful set is a maternity gift for a newborn baby in California. How sweet is that?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

measuring tape

measuring tape by wood & wool stool
measuring tape, a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.

Last week at Piet Hein Eek, we scored a vintage stool [seems my innate habit].

With some measuring tape around [the red makes it], it's the umpteenth cute coffee table in tha house.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

saturday in dordrecht

An 'ordinary' Saturday.

After a day of work in the market at Villa Augustus, my love picked me up by bike.

Together we visited Lammie in her shop (Lammie Verkoopt) and the rooftop of umbrellas in the Vriesestraat.

At the bookstore I bought the new magazine MilK decoration and I'm going to read it now (with my feet on the sofa...)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

radio royaal

radio royaal by wood & wool stool
radio royaal, a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.

Today we had lunch at Radio Royaal in Eindhoven. (around the corner at Piet Hein Eek)
What was once an old Philips energy house, is now a restaurant.
Flooded with daylight and unpolished industrial design.
We were pleasantly surprised by the purity.
Here's a visual Radio Royaal report.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

what's on the kitchen table?

Dahlias (after a few days still in full bloom) I really had to photograph them once more.

Turquoise nail polish (beautiful in the bottle, hmmm 'different' on my nails)

The typewriter (for a few small notes)

Coffee (what else?)

A plate with 'candy' fruits and vegetables

Monday, September 17, 2012


typewriter by wood & wool stool
typewriter, a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.

A typewriter,
found at the flea market.
bought for next to nothing,
It's everyone's new toy in the house.

A vintage Brother deluxe 1300, with briefcase (including name label of the former owner Trudy) and a description with original inspection report.

I feel like sending someone an original typed letter on flower seed paper.

Sunday, September 16, 2012


carryall by wood & wool stool
carryall, a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.

My old trusty bag is just about to fall apart, after years of daily heavy use.

Finding a good replacement wasn't easy.
The new bag must satisfy these requirements;

- baggy
- made of leather
- easy cool color
- not looking brand new
- not ridiculously expensive
- long handles
- and the most important: a bag that can carry all!

I've found it!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

saturday sense

saturday sense

saturday sense, a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.

Visit the Saturday market,

by bike

and bring home some bright colored dahlias.

Lunch at the kitchen table.

Everything at ease...

Friday, September 14, 2012

walk on wood

walk on wood by wood & wool stool
walk on wood, a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.

Whether you like it or not, the boots season is coming!

Yesterday in the early morning, on my bike to work, I regretted my wrist worm-less hands.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

[citroen] & [olijf]

[citroen] & [olijf] by wood & wool stool
[citroen] & [olijf], a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.

...are the Dutch words for [lemon] & [olive]
The possibilities of wood & word signs seem infinite.

These wood & word signs I've made for someone else's kitchen. (although I liked them on my kitchen wall)

I've a tray with the finest scrap wood pieces to choose from.

Stamped with a catchy text it makes a perfect highly personal gift.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

the last days of summer

Today we fully enjoyed all Yvestown Fair posts and moreover we've enjoyed one of the last days of summer.

The garden doors were wide open and we stayed outside until the last sunbeams went and the first mosquitoes arrived.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

the yvestown fair

The Yvestown Fair by wood & wool stool
the yvestown fair, a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.

Yesterday was a huge success! Great audience, lovely summer weather, most charming fair participants and a relaxed atmosphere. Yvonne had everything perfectly organized (thanks again!). Everyone was having a great time and I hope it will become an annual Yvestown Fair tradition!

[ik zie u graag]

Friday, September 7, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

villa augustus 5th anniversary book

Villa Augustus 2007 - 2012

The Villa Augustus 5th anniversary book "Queens of the secret garden" is a 'love song' to anyone who works or has worked in Villa Augustus.

Since the opening in June 2007, I'm enchanted by the place.
Back home they asked me how it was and I started to cry spontaneously for it was overwhelmingly beautiful.

In July 2007 I started my job at the hotel reception in the water tower and halfway I switched to the market.

Working at Villa Augustus is a pretty fine job or in Buddha's words;
"Joyful is the accumulation of good work."

The book (with a contribution of 20 artists who stayed in the Secret Garden room) expresses the VA atmosphere and experience superbly.

The makers Dorine de Vos & Andrea Piersma have made the perfect VA book and court-photographer Ries van Wendel de Joode has visualized VA, just the way it is.

There is a limited edition for sale.

So hurry to the market shop!

Monday, September 3, 2012

alice in wonderland

alice in wonderland by wood & wool stool
alice in wonderland, a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.

These twin stools are en route to Vila Alice into the fairytale surroundings of Lake Bled, Slovenia.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

hare seeks apparel

hare seeks apparel by wood & wool stool
hare seeks apparel, a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.
Next Saturday the hare will be at the Yvestown Fair in Lommel.