Thursday, January 31, 2013

if you want to feel at home while visiting amsterdam you have to stay in this wonderful b & b so called lieve nachten. great people, good atmosphere and nice music. after a 'crazy'  visit to the city it feels like a warm bath. check it out yourself! photos: nathalie krag

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

our greatest culinary hero and widely admired cookbook writer claudia roden receives dutch award 'johannes van damprijs' for all her works. she is not just a fantastic cook, she is also a great writer. she writes as a culinary anthropologist, always includes ethnography and history of the kitchen and table, she traces the origin of each recipe and tells background stories of the food.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

blanket via fine little day,  backpack herschel supply, best striped t-shirt ever, paly by comme des garçon via dover street market

Monday, January 28, 2013

we love this combination of antique doors, modern desk, retro lamp etc.  lamp kotten by poul henningson. silver brogues robert clergerie, via opening ceremony. ice-cream colored poufs and rugs by designer patricia urquiola for spanish textile brand gan, launched at maison & objet design fair in paris last week.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

A Bigger Splasha bigger splash, an exhibition in tate modern about the links between painting and performing art since 1950s, featuring david hockney, jackson pollock, yves klein, cindy sherman and various other artists,  until 1 april 2013 

french interior and product designer andrée putman died a last week aged 87. she was credited with inventing the concept of 'boutique hotel' with her game-changing interior design of the morgan's hotel on new york's madison avenue in 1984. she put on her stamp on hotels in germany, france, japan and hongkong, where luxury skyscraper apartment-hotel 'the putman' was named after her.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

'green cast' a vertical green facade covered with aluminium planters by kengo kuma and associates.
another of their buildings is a covered market with a facade made of piles of straw.

Friday, January 25, 2013

colin cooke and paul lowe made these wonderful images of this amazing place in brooklyn, new york. since 120 years this smokehouse is still on the same spot. thank you guys for showing us this special place!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

the andaz hotel  in amsterdam, opening november 2012, is part of the hyatt group and the first hotel which marcel wanders has design totally. the hotel is filled with his design, from specially designed wallpaper to the napkins. the hotel is situated on the prinsengracht, one the the main canals of amsterdam, and contains a big walled garden with a huge wall painting by himself, spa, gym, 122 rooms and 5 suites. photos: herman van heusden

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

interior book north sea living gives a lovely summer feeling during these cold months

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

there are so many surreal & fun elements in fashion and design these days, fascinating...... photo-print sweater, via tanchoohilarious fun fur pumps by celine

Monday, January 21, 2013

blue will be a main color in fashion coming seasons, we love to spice it up with leopard prints, makes it less classic. blue coat jil sander via net-a-porter , leopard boots sole society, yves saint laurent nail polish via selfridges

Saturday, January 19, 2013

lazy winter-holiday thoughts......., beach house reblogged from another magazine, grand canyon luxury resort amangiri, now there you have a view.........! photo: david de vleesschouwer 

Friday, January 18, 2013

paletas, delicious after a 'heavy' winter meal, how to make it go to read more, rather simple! photo: hector sanchez,  food and styling: paul lowe

Thursday, January 17, 2013

french-born fashion designer catherine malandrino designs feminine dresses with an edge for “women who blend romance and confidence.”  she describes this contrast as “soft elegance,” and it is at the core of everything she creates, evident in her shops from los angeles to new york’s meatpacking district and especially in the home she shares with her husband and son. located in the upper west side of manhattan, bordering the edge of harlem, the sun-drenched apartment vibrates with catherine’s favorite color, a spectrum of yellow that is also a trademark of all her boutiques. photos and words: ngoc minh ngo

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

'see the world beautiful', stunning photography by renowned fashion photographer anne menke who has traveled the world to shoot fashion stories for magazines like vogue, elle, harper's bazar and marie claire. after realizing that the exotic locations she was scouting were teeming with inspiration,   often in form of the people and places who seemed to inspire high fashion in ways undocumented, she took her commercial skills into a more personal realm, shooting people from the deserts of africa to the hills of asia and the frozen landscapes of north africa.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

earo saarinen's tulip chairs, 1950, finland, via the apartment, artprint 'hexgon no 2' by martin isaac via society6,  new balance men 576prw in maroon, premium edition of the m576 archive running shoe, via dover street market

Monday, January 14, 2013

transparent can, we forgot where we found this but we love it so much, we've posted it nevertheless......... do more with post-its, reblogged from the library of beauty, beautiful burgundy lips, reblogged from hannas room

Sunday, January 13, 2013

the juvet landscape hotel in norway, located on a gorge of the river valldøla designed by architects jensen & skodvin. massive glass walls frame spectacular views on the forest and river gorge. 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

the display provide an overview of the career of american artist and designer barbara nessim, from the 1960s to the present day. in addition to producing a wide range of highly distinctive artworks, barbara nessim has also worked as an illustrator and fashion designer, creating everything from shoes and textiles to commercial graphics. she has produced cover illustrations for time, rolling stone and the new york times magazine, plus adverts for levis and ralph lauren

Friday, January 11, 2013

a typical "american" look at a diner, we all recognise this. photo:sharyn cairns

Thursday, January 10, 2013

betsey johnson an eccentric designer. she subtly juxtaposes her streamlined and hard-edged furniture with pink walls and tons of fabulous over-the-top girly accessories to create an uniquely pretty loft in NYC. photos: ngoc minh ngo

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

ceramist jonathan adler's newest book  '100 ways to happy chic your life'  is a vibrant & hilarious mix of a style bible, decorating tome and self-help guide, with 100 ideas for 'happy chic' dwelling, decorating and, as a bonus even some diy handicrafts...... live happily, live stylishly!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

hand cast porcelain 'milk bottles' with gold stopper, via shanvalla, pearl necklace with blue and green cameo by tom binns, we love the way he uses classical elements for his contemporary jewelry, loveley jumper with printed pannel via zozo

Monday, January 7, 2013

a very very beautiful bootie by maison martin margiela
totally love this outfit, acne studios

Sunday, January 6, 2013

this coloring book features 20 original drawing inspired by the fashionable ladies and gents featured on one of our favorite blogs advanced style. this blog shows that fashion isn't just for the young (and neither are coloring books....) by beautiful beast via

Saturday, January 5, 2013

ice, photo: susanna blavargsnowflakes by wilson bentleyvintage oyster perpetual rolex, in a beautiful ice blue version

Friday, January 4, 2013

chocolate tart, read more how to make this delicious tart. photo: armelle habib

Thursday, January 3, 2013

the shed, a tower on a remote australian sheep station, accessible only by horseback, is the ultimate bush escape for a sydney graphic designer. more on the next page, photos: mikkel vang

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

'treehouses. fairy tale castles in the air'.  taschen's beautiful book about the world's most spectacular and innovative tree houses, from a cathedral to an ultra modern sphere.