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

Like someone in love

Sun is shining, birds are singing, let’s enjoy it! Here comes the peony series made while listening to Diana Krall swinging like no other ““Like someone in love”   “Lately I find myself out gazing at stars Hearing guitars Like someone in love Sometimes the things I do astound me Mostly whenever you’re around me Lately I seem to walk as though I have wings Bump into things Like someone in love Each time I look at you I’m limpRead more

Fritillaria Imperialis

It’s kind of obvious now, at least to me, that when I fall for something or someone I fall totally, deeply, tremendously. I fall with my heart and soul and there is no grey zone.  In the education I give to my kids, I try to encourage them to be passionate, to do things 100% no matter what. Go for it, give it all. Don’t you mind about what others think, let your heart guide you and enjoy. So whenRead more

The unknown flower

When I saw this flower at my local florist, I instantly felt attracted and curious. It has fascinated me right away with its spicy and soft aspect . I’m just totally, enormously, definitely in love with each part of it. Outside, inside. The lines, shapes, structure, colors, contrasts. I could stare at it for hours and the more I look at it, the more I feel blessed and grateful. As you know, music plays an important part in my creative process, aRead 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