Saturday, August 31, 2013


there it is again, the advanced style colouring book, pre order at amazon or wait until october 3rdand take a look at ari seth cohen's lovely blog in the mean time

Friday, August 30, 2013


i use the ripest tomatoes from my roof garden to make gazpacho and pretend summer lasts for ever....
photo: hotze eisma

about 1 kg tomatoes, roughly chopped
1 red pepper, chopped 
2 small cucumbers, the ones you can buy at middle eastern groceries, or 1 normal sized one, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped 
3 tbsp cider vinegar, or white wine vinegar 
3 tbsp olive oil
sea salt & black pepper
a few basil leaves

place all ingredients apart from the oil, vinegar, salt and pepper in a food processor and blend for a few seconds. 
add oil and vinegar, taste, than add salt and pepper. chill in the fridge, preferably overnight or at least a few hours. garnish with the basil leaves when serving

Thursday, August 29, 2013


lovely b&b called ladfabriken run by a dutch couple who moved to sweden. it is situated just outside a very small fishingplace edshultshall on the island orust. only 3 bedrooms but great beds, fantastic linnen and soft towels, that's all we want! photos: marjon hoogervorst

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Paris Door Pink

door in paris, via another, hamsa token bracelet via urban outfitters

Monday, August 26, 2013


Colorful Leopard Printed Sweatshirt(Woman or Man)

colourful panther via choies, oh these strappy sandals...... let's ignore that autumn is on its way, reblogged from lolita, earrings by tom binns via net-a-porter

Saturday, August 24, 2013


pllek in the north part of amsterdam, great place to eat & drink with a fantastic view 

Friday, August 23, 2013


peaches, they are in season now, use very ripe white peaches to make a bellini, photo by dana van leeuwen

6 very ripe white peaches, peeled and stoned
1 bottle of prosecco or other sparkling wine, chilled
place the peaches in a blender and purée until very smooth. spoon into chilled champagne glasses until filled or one third, than gently add the prosecco, stirring as you pour. be careful it will foam!
serve immediately. 

Thursday, August 22, 2013


lovely house of photographer, dana van leeuwen. wish i have a greenhouse in my garden as well. love to work with dana. she always welcomes me with beautiful work. thanks dana!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


one of the last cookbooks of donna hay. again a perfect book with simple, interesting tasty recipes. love to have them all, during a working week i use them a lot.

Monday, August 19, 2013


adorable miami houses by photographer leo caillard, printed sweater by escapeology via topshop

Saturday, August 17, 2013


beautiful handmade work made by leonoor ottink, what a beauties! and dietlind wolf, photographer, understands so well how to photograph these pieces of art on a special and emotional way.

Friday, August 16, 2013


black sesame ice cream, what a beauty and how tasteful! try it your self. photo: michael marquand

350 ml whole milk
1/3 cup sugar
3 free range eggs yolks
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp roasted black sesame seeds, very finely ground
3 tbsp black sesame paste, available at oriental groceries
240 ml cream
pinch of salt

in a pot bring milk to a simmer and remove from heat.
in a large bowl, whisk sugar and egg yolk together until pale yellow.
add honey, black sesame seeds and black sesame paste, whisk until well combined.
whisk milk into sesame mixture in a slow stream and pour mixture back into the pot.
stir over medium-low heat until custard thickens and barely starts to simmer. (egg yolk will start to cook if it gets any hotter).
remove from heat and strain through a fine sieve into a medium bowl.
to cook, place medium bowl in an ice bath (a large bowl filled halfway with ice and water), stir occasionally about 20 minutes until mixture has cooled thoroughly.
whisk cream and a pinch of salt until soft peaks form, and gently fold into cooled sesame mixture, do not over mix.
cover and place mixture in the refrigerator for 2 hours to chill completely.
pour mixture into an ice cream maker and churn, following manufacturer's instructions about 25-30 minutes.
transfer ice cream to an airtight container and freeze until hardened about 3-4 hours.
food styling and recipe: judi orlick

Thursday, August 15, 2013


house of wendy paterson, decorative arts journalist, in sydney. for wendy luxury is space and light. ' i find that a sunny house is incredible cheering and i love being able to wander around and not bump into things'. virginia woolf once wrote ' restraint is so peaceful'. photos: mikkel vang

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


currnet issue of smith journal, a 'quarterly publication for discerning gents (and ladies who like reading about discerning gents)', visit their website for the full story,  available via frankie press

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


stripes, I never get enough....reblogged from hannas roomstandard chair by jean prouvé, one of my favorite chairs, although i already own quiet a few of my favorite chairs, this one is still on my wish list.

Monday, August 12, 2013


room with a vie, reblogged from the seting takes time, create your own fixed gear bike, via create bikes  

Friday, August 9, 2013


salad with oranges, photo: mikkel vang, recipe: leonoor ottink

2 oranges, peeled and cut in half slices
bunch of spring onions, thinly sliced
1 fennel bulb, halved, cored and thinly sliced length wise
bunch of radish, thinly sliced
bunch of cilantro, roughly chopped
seeds of a pomegranate
juice of 2 limes
olive oil

layer the orange slices, radish, fennel, spring onions and cilantro on a plate, finish with the pomegranate seeds. sprinkle with some salt and lime juice, taste, and drizzle with olive oil.
serves 4 as a side dish.

Thursday, August 8, 2013


the swedish johan buskqvist and the dutch marcel van der eng bought this house in a small village on the western cliffs on the island of orust in sweden. It used to be a old fish box factory. they converted the factory in a house and b&b. it's a colourful, inspiring mix of steel, glass and concrete. their favorite piece of furnitire is the drawer cabinet in the kitchen by marc van der gronden, about the b&b... more next week. photos: marjon hoogervorst

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


modern vintage style by emily chalmers, interior stylist and owner of hip boutique caravan in london, shows how using vintage items in a contemporary context can introduce humor, flair and personality to a home.