Friday, May 31, 2013

coffee machine, refblogged  from jjjjound

Thursday, May 30, 2013

what to do if you have temporarily no house because you have a renovation or you are building a new house for example? well arrange a couple of portocabins and create your own temporarily house. See here what a creative solution! photos: hotze eisma

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

it's hot dogs at 2 a.m., it's bagels and doughnuts and pastrami on rye, it's also mexican, jamaican, filipino, puerto rican and chinese food, all thrown together in a cultural cacophony unlike anywhere in the world, all coming together in new york. by the time you're done with the book, and you've bookmarked all the recipes that made your mouth water, you'll be ready to pack your bags and run of to new york! a bite of the big apple by monica trapaga and lil tuloch, via penguin




Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Monday, May 27, 2013

                               



stella mccartney's 'rainshoes' a/w 2013new york panorama umbrella, parka by weekday, it's been raining a lot in amsterdam lately...... we better make the best of it!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

did you know that calendula is a beautiful orange flower? i know it as a creme my mother used to put on small wounds. dietlind wolf, a photographer from hamburg/germany made these wonderful images.
if you sew them right now, you'll enjoy them the rest of the summer.

Friday, May 24, 2013


fresh strawberries, eat them now. just as they are or sprinkled with freshly ground black pepper and balsamic vinegar. photo: armelle habib

Thursday, May 23, 2013

i'm dreaming of a greenhouse like this on my roof..... wouldn't that be great? reblogged from jjjjound

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

must see exhibition: communitas, dutch artist aernout mik in stedelijk museum in amsterdam, showing his most important video installations, 4 may-25 august 2013

Tuesday, May 21, 2013




wire chair by harry bertoia, coffee pot, reblogged from countrywisherbracelet reblogged from crescendowls


summerrrrr, here we come.....! vintage leather rucksack, reblogged from coffee and curls, platform sandal in leopard print, via brian atwood, striped tee a la brigitte bardot and flowered skirt, both via topshop

Monday, May 20, 2013

Dior A/W13 silver rings

always love a handfull of rings, dior aw 2013, fun winking loafers: prince albert bone canvas slipper loafers with embroidery

Sunday, May 19, 2013

like pastoe: 100 years of design innovation, an exiting exhibition in the kunsthal in rotterdam. the exhibition celebrates the 100 year jubilee of pastoe, a dutch-based furniture factory. on may 27 a specialized pastoe furniture auction will take place in kunsthal,  viewing days are scheduled on may 24,25 and 26

Saturday, May 18, 2013

every saturday there is a well-known flea market in brooklyn, new york . a wonderful place to walk around. i was there with my family but better to go alone or with a good friend because you need time! so many nice stuff, mainly vintage clothes and small things. after that we went to williamsburg to a food market so called smorgasburg for having a nice lunch. all the hip people get together there for having a good time with good food. you can buy all sorts of food, italian, mexican, american, vietnamese etc. it takes place every saturday, sun or rain it doesn't matter, go there!

Friday, May 17, 2013

go camping a la seventies. and although cooking needs to be simple when camping, that doesn't mean you can't cook a great meal, penne with courgette for instance, easy, fast and delicious
photo: hans zeegers.

3 courgette, coarsely grated
1 dried chili pepper
3 garlic cloves, crushed
500 gr penne
grated parmesan
olive oil
black pepper & sea salt

heat the oil in a frying pan and gently fry the grated courgettes with the crumbled chili pepper, for about 3 minutes. add the garlic, cook for another minute than add pepper and salt. remove from the heat and set aside.
cook the penne according to the package directions. drain the pasta, reserve a little of the cooking water. combine pasta and courgette, add a bit of the cooking water if needed, stir in a handful of parmesan and serve with more parmesan.
recipe: leonoor ottink





Thursday, May 16, 2013

house in france, use of colours and the simplicity of the house i do like. photos: dana van leeuwen

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

book by english artist david shrigley who makes fascinating and hilarious books, his latest book  'how are you feeling', via amazon

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


and paths
yes, spring.....love to put some of these blossems in a vase, reblogged from maison gai saber. carpet painted on the street in an alley by artist alphons ter avest

Monday, May 13, 2013

Sunday, May 12, 2013

an exhibition charting the influence of punk on high fashion has opened at the metropolitan museum of art in new york last thursday. aiming to examine the relationship between 1970s anarchic subculture and fashion today, vintage punk outfits are shown alongside contemporary clothing by brands such as alexander mcqueen, martin margiela and karl lagerfeld. photo above; chanel by david sims, 2011
and i so love this image of anna wintour as a punk from the ny mag, considered as an alternate cover for a series of articles related to the exhibition. 



Saturday, May 11, 2013

'salt, sugar, fat: how the food giants hoked us', by michael moss, a book about the food industry in america and how sugar, salt and fat is used to make us addicted to their products...... and how we can fight back, a must read!!!

Friday, May 10, 2013

grilled prawn, so delicious. in a large bowl, mix the prawn with olive oil, a few cloves of garlic and a chopped chili pepper, seeds removed. leave to marinade for at least 30 minutes. grill the prawns for about 5 minutes, turning once. arrange on a serving platter and sprinkle with chopped cilantro or parsley and lemon juice. enjoy!
recipe: leonoor ottink. photo: mikkel vang


Thursday, May 9, 2013

changing your working place for a short time is something i would recommend! first new york and now in a beach cabin along the coast f the golf of mexico, s peaceful and beautiful. the house is on a small island called pine island. shrimp and crab is what you get here.