Thursday, October 31, 2013

INTERIOR

house in tasmania from nic and maddy + kids. nic and maddy are both artists and saw a gap in printmaking facilities and started the company tapir. the house was utterly rundown but they both loves the sense of history about the house. it was an old coach house where passengers waited for horse draw carts to take them to dover (about 1-1 1/2 hrs south of hobart. images: tim james


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

BOOKS & MAGAZINES

'i believe that cuisine is the most important link between nature and culture' 
says one of the world's exciting chefs alex atala from d.o.m. a restaurant in sao paulo, widely regarded as one of the world's best restaurants. since i live in amsterdam and sao paulo is to far away, i'm so happy (and curious) with this book! d.o.m rediscovering brazilian ingredients

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

FASHION ETC.




oh, how i love this green, necklace by emma stine limited, eraser art, by marcius galan

Monday, October 28, 2013

FASHION ETC.

impressive concrete bowl by faye toogood, shaped coat with animalprint-effect topshop, pullover with sheer sleeves, also topshop, i'm such a fan, of topshop i mean...

Saturday, October 26, 2013

WEEKEND INSPIRATION

take a look at it's nice that: 20 of the world's best architects and designers create a doll's house, they are truly fantastic.

Friday, October 25, 2013

FOOD


30 gr dried mushrooms, preferably funghi porcini
250 ml boiling water
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp oil
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
200 gr pancetta
250 ml mushroom stock
500 gr mushroom
200 ml cream
salt and pepper to taste

place the dried mushrooms in a bowl and add the boiling water, let soak for 10 minutes. take them out and pour the liquid through a cheesecloth-lined strainer, set aside.
melt the butter and oil in a large saucepan and sauté onions, garlic and pancetta until the pancetta starts to colour. add the soaked and wild mushrooms and sauté for another 3 minutes. add the stock and the mushroom liquid.reduce the heat and let simmer for 25 minutes. Pur the soup in a food processor and puree until creamy. pour back into saucepan and add the cream. Bring to taste with salt and pepper and serve.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

INTERIOR

this ' crazy' and inspiring interior belongs to the australian hairdresser ray barry. it's like stepping into another time and place. the apartment is tucked into the back of a busy street in st kilda , the place to be in melbourne. images: mikkel vang



Wednesday, October 23, 2013

BOOKS & MAGAZINES


 
i was triggered by the title, the way we ate, and the portrait of noah and paul. i trust it will be a good book although i haven't seen it yet. absolutely one of these books which i will add to my list 'must have'.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

FASHION ETC.

more modern classics, herschel's little backpack in burgundy with rubber details instead of leather, nice! via herschel supply co usa, hilarious quilted pink dr. martens. and iris, muse, icon, role model, need i say more...

Monday, October 21, 2013

FASHION ETC.



stripes, i'm such a fan, this scarf is by yves st. laurent via mr. porter, but what keeps us from knitting it ourselves i'm wondering...... my favorite striped tee, a true modern classic, via dover street market, i'm trying not to wear it everyday. there's lesson to be learned here.....; do NOT ever throw away a pair of  dr. martens! (not even under the influence of pregnancy hormones   

Saturday, October 19, 2013

WEEKEND INSPIRATION

dutch design week, holland's major design event in eindhoven starts this weekend, 10 - 27 october 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

FOOD

quinces, now is the time! have a look at her site, what a creativity and beauty! images: dietlind wolf

Thursday, October 17, 2013

INTERIOR

these lovely images were taken by the australian photographer sharyn cairns with whom i am working with already for some time. this interior is so beautiful, simple and  timeless. the architect steven whiting lives here with his family.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

BOOKS & MAGAZINES

i want this book! totally love the idea of making everything yourself, via amazon

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

FASHION ETC.


Blue, pink and yellow sheep at Latitude
and what about these colored sheep? reblogged from another mag (take a look, there's more, think tartan sheep, tiger sheep, green sheep...), posted last week to celebrate british wool week. to stay in the mood, winter warm jacquard pullover by h&m

Monday, October 14, 2013

FASHION ETC.


bright multicolored mongolian fur bag, to brighten up cold the winter days that are waiting ahead of us.....via river island,  interior reblogged from huttehuttehutte, love the martin visser sofa in white, cup by faye toogood, somehow i'm always very attracted by vague stamps like this on porcelain or earthenware.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

WEEKEND INSPIRATION

from the 5th of october to 2nd of february 2014 'de nieuwe kerk', amsterdam, will present ming; emperors, artist and merchants in ancient china. the exhibition tells the story of china's ming dynasty (1368-1644)


Friday, October 11, 2013

FOOD


easy beef curry with yoghurt. images mikkel vang
2 onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 tbsp coriander seeds
1 tbsp cumin seeds
250 ml yoghurt
400 gr canned tomatoes
2 red chillies, chopped
750 gr beef braising steak, cut in 3x3 cm pieces
200 ml water
salt
sunflower oil
fresh coriander leaves

roast the cumin and coriander seeds in a dry frying pan, then ground them in a pestle and mortar.
heat the oil in a large cooking pot and fry the onions light brown. 
add the garlic, fry for about 30 seconds while stirring and then stir in the ground coriander and cumin seeds, the yoghurt and the tomatoes. 
bring to a boil while stirring and let it simmer for 10 minutes. 
add the meat, water and some salt and bring to a boil again, turn down the heat,  cover the pan with a lid and let it simmer gently for 2 hours.
sprinkle with coriander leaves and serve with pandan rice


Thursday, October 10, 2013

INTERIOR

 like the usage of colour in your house. these images are taken by nathalie krag and tami christiansen from a lovely house in cape town,south-africa


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

BOOKS & MAGAZINES

rick stein's new cookery book ' rick stein's india '