Be Yourself

“At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.”  Lao Tzu Photography all rights reserved Carole ReyRead more

Fly Me

Today kids and I went, with friends of us, for the first time to the Botanic Gardens of Utrecht University. There are so much things to say about this place and so much things to photograph that one visit and one post on this blog would not be enough. I could resume it to one word, wonderful and I could add an other one, peaceful. Here are photos of some of the wonderful butterflies you can see in their butterfliesRead more

Thanks for the memory, a day at the University Museum Utrecht

Two weeks ago on a bright morning, hubby, kids and I went to Utrecht to participate to the “family festival” that was organised by the University Museum of Utrecht . We cherish this place a lot, our oldest son had his eight years birthday party there two years ago and once in a while we go there to visit their new exhibitions. Kids love it and so do we. But this time we spent a bit of time inside the museumRead more

Somewhere over the rainbow…

Best moments often happened by surprise, when you expect it the least. This is exactly my story with the oh so lovely and beautiful conceptstore NYBörjan. I discovered it somewhere last year while I was in Gorinchem with a friend in the hunt for a good coffee. We came across that very special store where delicate objects, clothes, jewellery, magazines were sold. Attracted by what we saw in the window, we forgot our desire for a coffee and went inside. And thenRead more

Looking for Jacqueline Du Pré

Few days ago, while flipping through the last issue of Kinfolk magazine my eyes were attracted by some black and white photos of a woman cellist. It was Jacqueline Du Pré. I read the article, contemplated for a long a time the photos and searched online for a video of the Elgar Cello Concerto she performed under the leading of her beloved husband Daniel Barenboim. From the introduction my heart started to melt, I had a lump in my throat and got the chills.Read more

When things fall apart, where is the love?

Today I would like to send a lot of cheesy hugs and positivity to all of you who will read this. I’ve just been insulted and attacked by someone who was disappointed in a work I did, a work I proposed to do, in my free time, and for free because I like her work and I wanted to give it some light, in my own special way. Obviously we did not communicate well enough at the beginning and weRead more

Long Live Creativity

When you are, like me, everything but a fan of mainstream brands, mainstream thinking, massa products, massa production and on Sunday you go with hubby and kids at Vechtclub XL (a multiple occupancy building for creatives) to visit the Design purchasing market they organise, well you feel like in Wonderland multiplied by 10, at least. How refreshing it is to see so much creatives showing their products, their philosophy and for those located in the building itself, their ateliers. One word, Wow!!Read more

Kamu

Last weekend in our very own Happy Easter tradition we did something we do every year. According to my great grand-mother, those who wear something new for Easter, will be wearing new stuff the entire year. My beloved great grand-mother has long passed away but her wise words keep living and every year, we wear a new shirt/socks/pants/ you name it. But this year we extend the concept of “something new for Easter” to an other level, we went toRead more