Saturday, November 30, 2013

WEEKEND INSPIRATION

new photography 2013 presents recent works by 8 international artists who have expanded the field of photography as a medium of experimentation and intellectual inquiry.  september 14, 2013-january 6, 2014, moma, new york 

Friday, November 29, 2013

FOOD

hmmmm, lemon tart with mascarpone and pistachio nuts, for a bit of sunshine during these darkest months of the year. image susanna blavarg, recipe wanna frying liedgren
piecrust:
150 g butter
60 g sugar
100 g oatmeal
50 g pistachio nuts, finely chopped
175 g flour
filling:
250 g mascarpone
3 free range egg whites
150 g icing sugar
1 vanilla pod
grated zest and juice of 1 organic lemon
candied lemons:
2 lemons
200 g sugar
2 dl water
preheat the oven to 200 ºc.
melt the butter in a saucepan, stir in the sugar, oatmeal, nuts and flour, until it forms a dough.
press out the dough into a springform and pre-bake the piecrust for about 15 minutes or until golden.
cut the lemons into thin slices and remove the pips.
boil the lemon slices in the water for 1 minute, than drain in a colander, take out and place on a tray.
open the vanilla pod and scrape out the seeds, mix them with a little icing sugar.
beat the egg whites until stiff.
beat the mascarpone with the icing sugar, vanilla seeds, lemon juice and zest until it forms a fluffy mousse. fold in the stiff egg white.
take the piecrust out of the springform while it is still warm and place on a dish.
when it has cooled, fill the piecrust with the lemon mousse and decorate with the candied lemon slices.


Thursday, November 28, 2013

INTERIOR


wouldn't it be nice to live for a while in a nice apartment downtown florence? this place belongs to arianna cappellini, she buys art for clients. the painting of the woman is from the french artist katherine duburdieu. images: nathalie krag and tami christiansen

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

BOOKS & MAGAZINES

zaha hadid's complete works, must have for everyone who's interested in contemporary architecture and design, via amazon

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

FASHION ETC.

fun fur coat  via h & m,  studded bag with chain, by  sara, wow, love this,  a pizza wood oven in the shape as a giant rotating disco ball,  and it rotates! in vienna's disco volante, designed by madame mohr studio

Monday, November 25, 2013

FASHION ETC.



so, it's all about structures, faux fur pumps, & other stories,  ruffle jacket via topshop, flocked baroque skirt, river island

Saturday, November 23, 2013

WEEKEND INSPIRATION

Grief, Grace. Foto: Erwin Olaf
grief, grace. image: erwin olaf. from  the 17th of november till the 30th of march 2014 seen in het nieuwe instituut (architecture,design and e-culture under one roof) in rotterdam.

Friday, November 22, 2013

FOOD

this is really the time of the year to eat apple pie, this is my favorite recipe for an old fashioned dutch apple pie.image: colin cooke

350 gr. flour
250 gr. butter + some extra 
175 gr. sugar + some extra
6-8 apples, depending on their size
salt, 1/2 tsp
cinnamon

place butter and sugar and salt  in a bowl.
cut the butter in the flour mixture with to knives into small cubes.
knead with 2 hands until it forms a ball, wrap in plastic foil and refrigerate. 
peel the apples and cut into small cubes.
butter a 23 cm springform with the extra butter.
heat the oven to 180 ºc.
line the bottom and sides of the springform with 2/3 of the dough.
add half of the apples, spread them out evenly on the bottom and sprinkle with some sugar and cinnamon, add the rest of the apples and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon again.
on a lightly floured surface roll the remaining dough with your hands into strips and layer them over the apples to form a raster, cover no more then 3/4 of the apples, you still want to see them. 
finish with a large stripe along the side of the springform.
bake in the oven for 1 hour or until golden brown.
let the pie cool completely before removing the springform.
serve with whipped cream.




Thursday, November 21, 2013

INTERIOR

this former mattress factory in melbourne  has turned 'dank and dirty' into a glorious light, bright and white space for living filled with furniture and vintage things lynda gardener lives here, owner of empire vintage. the images were taken by mikkel vang







Wednesday, November 20, 2013

BOOKS & MAGAZINES

gift inspiration, set of three hardcover books, one about fashion, one about perfume and one about jewelry, via net-a-porter

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

FASHION ETC.

Agent Provocateur Soiree collection, Xandra knickers
Marie Antoinette. Chad Wys.
lovely, xandra knickers by agent provocateur soiree collection, via another loves. always love a touch of fluo, via 25.media.tumblr.com, reblogged from the the chains. surreal and ironic installation of studio job for lensvelt at the salone del mobile, reblogged from yellowtrace

Monday, November 18, 2013

FASHION ETC.

Afbeelding 1 van SCHAKELKETTING MET PARELS COMBI van Zara


Marni 
getting ready for the holidays, necklace with safety pins & pearls via zara, tuxedo via h & m,  brogues with golden fringe, marni

Saturday, November 16, 2013

WEEKEND INSPIRATION

the 17th edition of paris photo will be held from november 14 to 17 2013. the world's top photography fair will gather galleries and photobook specialists under the glass roof of the grand palais.

Friday, November 15, 2013

FOOD

a typical ' winter' dish for me, easy to make and no problem to get the right ingredients for it's this time of year. and.......delicious. thanks paul lowe, who wrote the recipe, and colin cooke for making this image.

pasta with cabbage and chanterells
serves 4

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 shallots, thinly sliced
3 garlic gloves, thinly slices
200 gr. cubed pancetta
1/4 savoy cabbage head, shredded
salt and pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons butter
50 gr. chanterells, cleaned and cut in half
500 gr. cooked pasta, preferably penne or tortiglioni
50 gr. grated pecorino

heat the oil in a large pan and saute the shallots and garlic and saute until the bacon starts to get some color.
add cabbage and sauté until it just goes soft.
season with salt and pepper.
melt the butter in a pan and sauté the mushrooms golden.
place the mixtures over the freshly cooked pasta.
add the pecorino and serve.



Thursday, November 14, 2013

INTERIOR

what do you mean collecting? well this lady, sibella court, collects as you can see in her own house. beautiful photographed by one of my favorite photographer mikkel vang. yesterday her book now her house, love it!


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

BOOKS & MAGAZINES

in the life of a bowerbird, sibella court reveals her very personal and surprising approach to collecting and collections. a bowerbird is an australian native bird that builds a reedy ground nest and goes to extraordinary lenghts to decorate it with stolen goods and found objects like shells, bones, shiny milk caps etc. love to have it for christmas!!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

FASHION ETC.


big sweater of mohair wool via cos. stella's loafer boots..... i totally love them, note the tortoise heels! via stella mccartney. don't be tempted to take a look, or if you do, ignore the price....just enjoy it like window shopping, clutch by mawi via opening ceremony

Monday, November 11, 2013

FASHION ETC.

cardigan, my favorite from isabel marant's collection for h & m

Saturday, November 9, 2013

WEEKEND INSPIRATION

mira schendel (1919-1988) one of latin america's most important artists in the tate modern, 25 september 2013 - 19 january 2014

Friday, November 8, 2013

FOOD

i've picked all the quinces form my tree in the garden, i so love the way they smell. and the way they taste of course, but that needs some work first..... poached and roasted they make a delicious desert. photo: john dummer
bring 500 ml water with 4 tbsp sugar to a boil to make a syrup. add 2 star anise and 4 not to big halved quinces and let it simmer until the quinces are tender. it will take al least 25 minutes, but it can be longer depending on the quinces, check with the point of a knife from time to time.
preheat the oven to 18o ºC.
place the quince in a shallow ovenproof dish, pour the syrup over the quinces and sprinkle with sugar. roast the quince for 20-30 minutes till very soft. drizzle the quinces with the cooking juices and serve with a dollop of whipped cream.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

INTERIOR

inspiring and nice images done by hotze eisma and rianne landstra in a place in the northern part of holland where the artist paula leen and family lives. i also have myself a beautiful piece of art, made by felt, of her in my house.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

BOOKS & MAGAZINES

make taste, not waste. the wasting of food is a big problem, did you know that an average family in the western world throws away about 15% of their food every year.......this book shows you how to cook without wasting food, via bol. nice images by hotze eisma. i bought it myself and to be honest, for me is was more a good book for the moment i don't have any inspiration anymore and i want to make a quick and easy meal.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

FASHION ETC.

build,  shelvings made of a series of indentical units that also can be used as stools or tables, by jack godfrey wood and tom ballhatchet for movisi. inspiring window featuring the work of japanese manga artist katsuhiro otomo by rei kawakubo  of comme des garcons at dover street market, rei kawakubo's beautiful 'warehouse' in london. bracelet  maison martin margiela


Monday, November 4, 2013

FASHION ETC.

all right, let the bad weather come. terribly expensive but gorgeous gloves by burberry via my theresa, faux fur beanie in bright lime via river island, leather biker boots, zara