Tuesday, April 30, 2013

the last queen's day in the netherlands 

Monday, April 29, 2013

orange bike, reblogged from n w

Sunday, April 28, 2013

remember yesterday's photo? OMG......we started working immediately today,  the roof and frontwall need to be rebuilded, so were demolishing a 400 year old roof......photo's, this one and the one from yesterday by eric spakman

yep! i (nathalie) am on my way to new york. can't wait to absorb this city and discover fun places. you will hear from me more when i´m there! photos: michael marquand

Saturday, April 27, 2013

although i'm totally jealous of nathalie, being in new york next week, i don't have a real reason for envy because this is where i'll be staying, our secret hide away, a beautiful small paradise with our dear friends in burgundy, france.

Friday, April 26, 2013

raw chocolate, raw indeed! as a natural return to its origin, chocolate has, after many years of successful technical and industrially adapted production, turned back to more natural ideas. read more how to make these delicious chocolate bars. photo: susanna blavarg

Thursday, April 25, 2013

a hide away just outside the city. wonderful to have the opportunity to leave the hectic city for the weekend from time to time.the owners live in amsterdam with no garden so for them is the ideal solution to spend time there with their family. photos: dana van leeuwen

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

the all-in-one-guide to everything you need to know to start growing your own food and raising city-friendly livestock, by lisa taylor and the gardeners of seatlle tilth

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


handstitched japanese notebook, via kaufmann mercantile, porsche 911 in green, reblogged from another mag

Monday, April 22, 2013

cartier's love bracelet, a true classic, be aware, the backpack is back....., hillside rose backpack viridian via joy richknitted applique panda jumper,  topshop, allways love a good gold-sequined pant, especially not for a party! this one via urban outfitters

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Saturday, April 20, 2013

marks & spencer, after 10 years back in amsterdam, we're especially looking foward to their food-department again!

Friday, April 19, 2013

photo: john dummer

recipe: 'thai-ish' fried fish with sweet & sour sauce, delicious and simple.

1 seafish, about 1kg, or 2 fish of 500 gr
2 medium sized carrots, cut in small strips
thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger, cut in small strips
8 spring onions, roughly chopped
4 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
1 green bell pepper, cut in small strips
4 chili red peppers, chopped
100 gr palm sugar
6 tbsp white rice vinegar
4 tbsp thai fish sauce, nam pla
2 tsp cornstarch, solved in 6 tbsp water
sunflower or peanut oil

heat the oil in a large frying pan, until it smokes, it should be at least 3 fingers deep.
make a few cuts on each side of the fish, on the thickest parts.
bake the fish for about 10 minutes on each side, lower the flame after a few minutes, until crispy and done, and set aside
remove the oil from the pan, leave 1 tbsp. fry the onions, ginger, bell pepper and chili peppers, garlic and carrots for a few minutes until golden. add the sugar, rice vinegar, nam pla and solved cornstarch, let it cook for a few minutes while stirring until the sauce becomes thick and pour over the fish.
serve with steamed rice

Thursday, April 18, 2013

this house is in the small fisherman's village of churchhaven tucked away in a nature reserve on south africa's unspoiled west coast, honest simplicity, tranquility and wide open spaces soothe the soul. this is a place where time stands still. photos: robbert koene

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

dolphins rescue

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

galaxy printed tent by field candy, they sell tents in all kinds of prints, from a landscape photoprint with sheep until a piece of watermelon, very amusing! the galaxy print by the way..... short in galaxy print, via  the gypsy shop and yellow ballerina's, via zalando

Monday, April 15, 2013

kenzo meets vans resulting in the classic vans slip-on in clouded leopard prints. 3d tiger by jeff nishinaka, a los angeles born artist who makes meticulous sculptural d3 work created entirely of paper. tiger pint legging by topshop

Saturday, April 13, 2013


rijksmuseum in amsterdam will be open again for public today (the 13th of april), has been closed for 10 years......... when i see this photo i can hardly wait to go! photo gallery of honour : iwan baan

Friday, April 12, 2013

onions, they are so versatile, make caramelized onions for example, and DO NOT add sugar of honey..... just let the natural sugars in the onions caramelize.  fry them slowly, slowly, and long, for 30-45 minutes on a low flame, then see what happens..... it's so miraculous, how a flavor develops. combine them with the first green leaves you can pick, young dandelion leaves and you're in heaven, i'm not exaggerating!

2 large onions
2 hands full of freshly picked young dandelion leaves, or buy frisée
olive oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
salt & freshly ground pepper
a squeeze of lemon

cut the onions in half and slice them thinly, as even as possible
heat the oil in a large frying pan with a thick bottom and fry the onions on a very low flame until a rich  brown color, occasionly stirring to prevent from burning, for 30-45 minutes.
sprinkle with salt and pepper and set aside.
heat some olive oil in the same pan, add the dandelions leaves with the garlic and cook for a few minutes on a medium flame, stirring with a wooden spoon, until the leaves are wilted, add salt and pepper and a squeeze of lemon.
spread the dandelion leaves out on a flat plate and cover with the caramelized onions.
serve as a starter with other mezze, or as a side dish with roast lamb.

recipe: leonoor ottink

Thursday, April 11, 2013

a nice inspiring house in australia owned by vanessa and richard. vanessa is a botanical stylist and co-owner of prunella. It's a  romantic place and it gives you such a good feeling. especially the pink flamingos i love, enjoy it! the images are made by a fantastic photographer also from australia! photos : sharyn cairns

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

salone del mobile milan, 09-14 april
julia rothman's farm anatomy, a charming illustrated guide to the curious parts and pieces of rural living, via amazon, reblogged from book-by-its-cover