Friday, May 22, 2015


strawberries in in wine gelatin
strawberries in gelatin of mascato d'asti, could there be a more chic & early summer feeling for dessert? image: john dummer via taverne agency, recipe: leonoor ottink, after the break

Thursday, May 21, 2015


a place to call home
paola zancanaro was working for prada in milan but after a trip to bali she fell in love with the culture and people and decided to return to bali to start a new life. she had to resign from prada but became a consultant for prada and organises events in asia. on bali she also started her own fashion label namu. images: prue ruscoe and tami christiansen via taverne agency

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


interiors by martyn thompson; inspiring interiors from well-known figures in the design world

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


miuccia's golden museum, wedge sandals & and jewelry

fondazione prada in milan, located in a former distillery, features a disparate mix of seven structures that date back to 1910, plus three new ones (one of which, called torre, is still under construction), designed by rem koolhaas.  hundreds of pieces of art have been sourced from both fondazione prada’s private collection as well as non-permanent exhibits and site specific installations.
gold-coloured crisscross wedge sandal, bracelet with coloured swarowski's, via miu miu 

Friday, May 15, 2015


eggs with ham & spinach and slow-roasted tomatoes
image: mikkel vang, recipes after the break

Thursday, May 14, 2015


in the countryside of italy
every summer when visiting the south of europe with our family, we're dreaming of buying a house and move to live there. that same feeling arises when looking at this house. it's in italy, not far from rome in lazio, owned by a family from milan. images by nathalie krag and tami christiansen via  taverne agency

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


the fat radish kitchen diaries, from the stylish and delicious new york restaurant the fat radish. owners ben towill and phil wincer are both self-taught cooks who are passionate about good ingredients, great design, and feeding guests well. whether preparing dishes for the restaurant or cooking at home, the duo uses produce as inspiration but never loses sight of taste and the experience, resulting in food that is as delicious and fun to eat as it is nourishing.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


espadrilles and elderflowers
laced up espadrille from castaner, suede espadrille in beige with platform from celine, platform espadrille with black leather from vince, navy woven strap rope sandals from toteme, navy crocodile espadrille from celine, all black lace up espadrille from tomas maier, flat espadrille with ankle strap from tabitha simmons, platform sandals from miu miu and light blue espadrille with ankle strap from celine.  it's only a matter of days or a few weeks, elder flower blossoms, pick them as soon as they start flowering to make delicious champagne and syrup or delightful golden elderflower fritters.

Friday, May 8, 2015


chili prawns
delicious after a lazy afternoon on the beach with chilled white wine and some good crusty bread to soak up the juices. image: mikkel vang, recipe: christine rudolph, after the break

Thursday, May 7, 2015


beautiful finca on ibiza
victoria durrer gasse, husband francois and son emile live a very happy life in their finca in santa agnes on the island ibiza. victoria used to travel a lot and lived in england, new york and paris. on ibiza she opened a concept store galeria elefante. images: dana van leeuwen and marita janssen via taverne agency.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


morito, trust us, if you love to eat and love to cook, buy this book

or any of their other books, or go eat in their restaurants when in london. morito by sam & sam clark, owners of restaurants moro and morito in london.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


lovely spoons & nostalgic glamourous sunglasses
lovely brass spoons,  via meus, sunglasses miu miu

Friday, May 1, 2015


tarte a l'asacienne, with apricots, from the art of french baking, recipe after the break

Thursday, April 30, 2015


an old textile factory in the south of france
many people dream about it, but a few dare to do it; leave everything behind and start up a guest house in a mediterranean country. a dutch couple dared to take the step and started off with something big. in 2003 they purchased a former textile factory dating back to 1739. they converted the place into five apartments, two guest rooms and a studio, which are rented out from may to october. images: dana van leeuwen via taverne agency.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


the art of french baking, the bible of french patisserie
written by ginette mathiot, the definiteve collection of authentic french pastry and dessert recipes, from eclairs to souffles and macaroons to madeleines, when it comes to baking and desserts, no one does it better than the french. and all of us who buys this book, contaning more than 350 recipes that anyone can follow at home. 

Monday, April 27, 2015


priceless, but so nice, handpainted daisies on booties by martin margiela, maybe a reason for a diy-sunday-afternoon soon, handpainted cool cactus pearls by vanessa arizaga, hopefully unnecessary festival rain poncho, hm, very necessary for me right now, i'm in pouring rain in burgundy, france

Friday, April 24, 2015


roasted pork belly with herbs
roast rolled pork with herbs, double the amount and serve this when having visitors, everything can be prepared in advance and your friends will love it. image: kitchen trinity via taverne agency. recipe after the break

Thursday, April 23, 2015


studio & loft just near florence
a fantastic studio and industrial loft near florence where artist chiara bettazzi makes installations and windows & styling for shops. images : nathalie krag and tami christiansen via taverne agency.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


think vintage
think vintage by piet swimberghe and jan verlinde, a guide full of beautiful vintage interiors.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015


seen in milan; storage vertical, lamp superloon & manifesto with plea for ideals and change of mentality in design
storage vertical by jorg schellman for moroso; lamp  superloon by jasper morrison for flos; manifesto written by hella jongerius and louise schouwenberg in which they plea for ideals in design and call upon designers to take the lead in a much-needed change of mentality, read the whole text here