Thursday, July 31, 2014


yes, the place to live, australia! beautiful images by hotze eisma

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


good bread, inspite of all the negative stories, i love it. tartine bread by chad robertson

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


jewelry by famous dutch photographer & partner inez van lamsweerde & vinoodh matadin, via colette, hand-forged brass serving spoon via all tartan

Monday, July 28, 2014


cardigan by isabel marant etoile via heist, shoulderbag by marni via vaunte, beautiful metallic nike air max 1 sup

Friday, July 25, 2014


wild rosehips, full of vitamine c, you can find them everywhere and make this delicious jam. image: christl exelmans, recipe: leonoor ottink
remover the stems, halve the rosehips and carefully scoop the seeds out with a small spoon, the little hairs can irritate the skin.
add enough water to just cover them and bring to a boil. 
let them simmer slowly for 20 minutes while stirring occasionly.
push the pulp through a stirring sieve and weigh the pulp.
add the same amount of sugar and the juice of halve a lemon to the pulp and bring to a boil again.
let it simmer for about 10 minutes until the jam has thickened and ladle into sterilized jars.

Thursday, July 24, 2014


the house is called 'almost house': for its architect owners john wilkin and susanne pini, who designed and built the house over a three year period while raising a young family and maintaining fulltime careers, 'almost' was their natural response to the frequently asked question, 'are you finished yet?' images: mikkel vang

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


fauteuil platner 1966, warren platner for knoll, reblogged from the design walker dosa evil eye bracelet via alder & co

Monday, July 21, 2014


monumental door, reblogged from lushatica, alexander calder in his studio, reblogged from mp

Friday, July 18, 2014


fresh broadbeans, image: marjon hoogervorst, recipe: leonoor ottink. remove them from rheir pods, fry a sliced onion with some sliced garlic, add the broadbeans and stir fry a few minutes until done. sprinkle with salt and freshly ground pepper, drizzle with fruity some olive oil an a squeeze of lemon, simple and delicious.

Thursday, July 17, 2014


leaving the city of amsterdam to live in a small town in the spanish pyrenees, wiep vermeulen and kees bolt did this. you can also stay at their place  for a couple of days. images: hans zeegers

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


i am a fan of sibella court. another great book to have: gypsy a world of colour & interiors by sibella court

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


gold plated necklace amour by wouters & hendrix, via amazon, brass pots & pans at the market in fez, morocco, reblogged from king burza

Monday, July 14, 2014

Saturday, July 12, 2014


inspirations, a dries van noten exhibition at the musee des arts decoratifs, until november 2 2014, must see, one of the most beautiful things to see this year 

Friday, July 11, 2014


plums from my own courtyard, they taste so good and sweet, and look at those colors,  i am proud! posted by nathalie, image: robert borghuis, recipe leonoor ottink.
make jam and the easiest plum pie in one time:
to make the jam, keep 10-15 plums, depending on their size, apart for the pie, halve the rest of the plums and remove the stones.
weigh the fruit, add the same amount of sugar (yes, the same amount, the sugar makes the jam last) and bring to a boil.
let it simmer while stirring every now and then until it thickens, test by letting a drop cool on a plate.
ladle the jam in sterilized jars.
for the pie:
place 200 g flour and 200 g butter and 120 g sugar in a bow, cut the butter with 2 knives into small cubes,  add 1 free range egg and quickly knead to a ball.
grease a spring form with butter and place the dough in the form, make sure there is a bit of overhang on the edge.
bake for 10 minutes in a preheated oven on 180ºc until light brown, remove from the oven and put aside.
halve the remaining plums and remove the stones.
spoon enough plum jam on the pie to cover the crust with a thin layer of jam.
place the plums in circular shape on the pie, skin side up, until completely covered with plums.
bake for another 10 minutes in the oven.
let it cool and serve with freshly whipped cream.

Thursday, July 10, 2014


this beautiful romantic b&b 'three rooms' in the heart of florence, italy. indeed only 3 rooms and all in a different style. images: nathalie krag

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


round-framed & metal-trimmed sunnies via motilo, russian metro, makes me want to visit moscow, read more

Monday, July 7, 2014


fun vintage watering can, via current/elliot, holiday dreams; a house, a pool, the sun, friends & family to share it with, what else does anyone need? california, 1940, by j.baylor roberts, national geographic, reblogged from another