Friday, February 28, 2014

FOOD

special spoons by ineke hans for royal vkb. the special spoons come as a joint item with a bit of diy involved but are helping hands with tapas and pickle problems, there is a tiny one for example for things like sambal, horseradish, wasabi, a pointy fork for getting gurkins out of a jar and a perforated one to fish for olives. or you can use them for ice-cream…….chocolate ice-cream for example. image: armelle habib


Thursday, February 27, 2014

INTERIOR

holiday time here in holland; people go skiing, visiting a big city or go to a remote place in the middle of nowhere and escape from the busy life. this place was photographed by dana van leeuwen, styling by jessica bouvy. i would love to be there.


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

BOOKS & MAGAZINES


real homes by solvi dos santos. a collection of homes from a warehouse in paris to a converted church in the hudson valley to a farm house on ibiza. another great book to have.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

FASHION ETC.

Grey Hooded Long Sleeve Drawstring Loose Sweatshirt pictures

print



oversized hoodies, i'm such a fan, via she piner. and come on, combine them with panther sling backs, via shoe dazzle. nice wrap front skirt by h&m


Monday, February 24, 2014

FASHION ETC.

image
sloan heels

this gives me goosebumps……. embarrio bodega, embroidered plastic bags by sculptor and film/video artist nicoletta darita de la brown. black sling backs via shoe mint

Saturday, February 22, 2014

WEEKEND INSPIRATION

Tchoban Foundation  Museum for Architectural Drawing / SPEECH Tchoban  Kuznetsov
this cool building is the museum for architectural drawings in berlin, designed to house the collection of the tchoban foundation by russian architecture collective speech tchoban & kuznetsov. the museum will open in june, but since we'll be in berlin tomorrow we'll certainly go there and take a look at the building. christinenstrasse 180 in prenzlauerberg, berlin


Friday, February 21, 2014

FOOD

muesli bars, i usually make them like this but the variations are endless. image: dietlind wolf, recipe: leonoor ottink
170 g dates, pitted and chopped
3 tbsp maple syrup
100 g naturel peanut butter
150 g nuts, chopped 
140 g oatmeal
2 tbsp dried cranberries, chopped
2 tbsp raw chocolate chips
place oatmeal, nuts, cranberries, dates and chocolate chips in a bowl.
warm the peanut butter with the maple syrup over a low heat and pour it over the date-oatmeal-nuts  mixture.
stir until thoroughly mixed. line a baking pan for example of 20 x 20 cm with parchment paper. i use a square baking tin for brownies of that size, but anything similar will do. 
add the mixture to the pan and flatten with the back of a spoon. 
cover with parchment paper and let it set in de freezer for 2 minutes.
chop them up into bars and keep in an airtight container in the fridge.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

INTERIOR

different ways to store your books and magazines. and a little colourful corner in your house by the combination of flowers, vases and a bright painting. fun house of louise and steven, owners of dinosaur design in australia. check out their website, they have great stuff. images: prue ruscoe

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

BOOKS & MAGAZINES

balaboosta by einat admony. this cookbook is a melting pot of meals for every need and occasion; for dinner parties, meals for kids, healthy options etc. with nice photography. and great to have….


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

FASHION ETC.





a selection of polish design studios was invited to exhibit at cos, this work is by chmarosinke, visit their site, very inspiring. love this coat by acne. actually, love everything by acne……very cute 60s oval sunglasses via topshop

Monday, February 17, 2014

FASHION ETC.

cowhide backpack with spots by elizabeth & james, hot pink storage by montana, via architonic 




Saturday, February 15, 2014

WEEKEND INSPIRATION



two special books for the weekend, in staphorst by mirjam bleeker. about 20 years ago she made her first photos of staphorst (small village in holland where people still wear traditional clothes). an amazing result and beautiful book. 'kookboek voor grote en kleine koks' a cookbook for cooks for all ages, young and old, made by creative director of vogue netherlands and my dear friend martien mellema, in collaboration with photographer paul bellaart and cook sandra of olive and cookie, available via kookboekvoorgroteenkleinekoks

Friday, February 14, 2014

FOOD

the best pizzas i ever ate were the pizzas straight out of the woodoven made by gianluca of podere lupinaio in tuscany, italy. we're dreaming of building our own woodoven on the roofterrace ever since. image: kitchen trinity. basic recipe pizza dough: leonoor ottink

500 g strong white bread flour, preferable 00
1/2 tbsp salt
7 g dried yeast
1/2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp olive oil
325 ml lukewarm water

combine yeast, olive oil, water and sugar, whisk with a fork to resolve and set aside for a few minutes.
sift  the flour with the salt, make a well in the middle and pour the yeast-mixture in the well.
stir the flour with a fork from the inner edge of the well with a circular movement into the the water-yeast mixture. continue to mix, bringing in all the flour until the dough comes together and becomes to hard to mix with a fork. 
flour your hands and knead the dough on a floured surface for at least 10 minutes until a smooth and soft dough. place the dough into a lightly greased bowl, cover with a moist kitchen towel and let it rise in a warm place for about an hour, until doubled in volume.

place an ovenstone in the oven and preheat the oven to 250ºc, or as hot as it gets. 
put the dough on a floured surface and knead for 30 seconds, then divide into 4 balls.
roll each ball out into a circle, about 0,5 cm thick. 
add the topping of your choice, drizzle with a little olive oil and bake directly on the ovenstone for about 10 minutes until golden and crispy.
makes 4 medium pizzas



Thursday, February 13, 2014

INTERIOR

apartment of photographer and stylsit karen inderbitzen-wallerphotographed by matthew williams. i do like the retro/vintage style of her place.



Wednesday, February 12, 2014

BOOKS & MAGAZINES


the taste of america by colman andrews. really such a fun book with 250 best regional products from coast to coast including humboldt fog cheese and kreuz's sausage and...125 color illustrations!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

FASHION ETC.

Vintage French Yellow Wire Egg Basket

vintage french egg basket, via easy, orange retro skirt via topshop, 'love' print art by the motivated type via societ6

Monday, February 10, 2014

FASHION ETC.

cabinet collectible, by doctor and misses,  reptile embossed adidas via dover street market, soft handbag in colourblocking by celine 

Saturday, February 8, 2014

WEEKEND INSPIRATION

in stedelijk museum amsterdam a exhibition, pinned up at the stedelijk, of marcel wanders, well-known dutch designer, he is internationally renowed for his product, furniture and interior designs.

From February 1, 2014, the Stedelijk Museum proudly presents the exhibition Marcel Wanders: Pinned Up at the Stedelijk.25 years of design. Marcel Wanders (Boxtel, 1963) is recognized as one of the most distinguished designers working today. He is internationally renowned for his product, furniture and interior designs, and original art direction. The largest presentation of his work to-date, this is the first European survey exhibition of Wanders since 1999. It is also the first major design exhibition to be presented at the Stedelijk following its reopening in 2012.  - See more at: http://www.stedelijk.nl/en/exhibitions/marcel-wanders-pinned-up-at-the-stedelijk#sthash.PhCLUnqu.dpuf
From February 1, 2014, the Stedelijk Museum proudly presents the exhibition Marcel Wanders: Pinned Up at the Stedelijk.25 years of design. Marcel Wanders (Boxtel, 1963) is recognized as one of the most distinguished designers working today. He is internationally renowned for his product, furniture and interior designs, and original art direction. The largest presentation of his work to-date, this is the first European survey exhibition of Wanders since 1999. It is also the first major design exhibition to be presented at the Stedelijk following its reopening in 2012.  - See more at: http://www.stedelijk.nl/en/exhibitions/marcel-wanders-pinned-up-at-the-stedelijk#sthash.PhCLUnqu.dpuf

Friday, February 7, 2014

FOOD

lentils with sausages, the perfect dish for cold february days…recipe: leonoor ottink, image: hotze eisma
4 fresh porc sausages of good quality
1 small salami or chorizo sausage, about 225 g
2 onions, chopped
4 carrots, chopped
2 dried chillies, crumbled
4 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced,
250 g lentils, preferably du puy
2 small cans of tomatoes
bunch of parsley
3 bay leaves
olive oil
salt & pepper
cut the chorizo or salami in small cubes.
chop the parsley stalks, set the leaves apart. 
fry the onions with the parsley stalks until soft.
add the garlic, crumbled chillies and the chorizo or salami and fry for 5 minutes, stir occasionally.
in another pan brown the porc sausages on all sides.
stir in the canned tomatoes and the lentils and bring to a boil. add the porc sausages, the bay leaves and a splash of water and let it simmer for 20-30 minutes, or until the lentils are done. check regularly if you need to add more water. 
taste for salt, sprinkle with pepper and serve with a green salad and good bread to soak up the juices.
  

Thursday, February 6, 2014

INTERIOR

love the combination of raw material, modern furniture and bright colours! a variety of simple glasses with a flower brings spring into your home. images: mikkel vang

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

FASHION ETC.

the_woods_autumn_three_trees1_web






beautiful glass art by norwegian artist andreas engesvik, lovely cardigan, via elleshop.jpnike air max 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

FASHION ETC.

Céline S/S 14 Nude by Rei Nadal
stripes in berlin, via sandra juto, love this illustration by rei nadal that showcases the shoes from celine's spring/summer  2014 collection, take a look via show studio, or pinterest, reblogged from the chaines