In the mood for some color like me? These will brighten up you and your home!
→ First one on the left, a beautiful photo with a Large raindrops serving platter from Nina’s shop. She says it herself: ceramics, color and creative designs (read: a lot of fun!) that’s what Nina in vorm is all about.
⌲ Next, a handmade wooden rainbow toy from Outside Everywhere, that will brighten up every gray day for sure!
◈ A Canning Jar pendant with veggies from the Yellow Owl Workshop, a happy healthy thing to wear. And it comes in a nice reusable packaging too: a thin glass tube with a cork.
◑ Everything that Jenn from Upper tiny touches becomes funky and fun like this Banana Fade Moleskin notebook.
» Yes, Give Peas a Chance! Okay, I’m buying this one and Gemma Correll you are awesome!
⚀ And on the bottom, Potted Succulents from the Etsy shop Little Canoe. In the item details it says that the print will remind you of summer all year through, exactly what I want!
I’m back! It’s really been too long. It’s a new beginning for me at our new studio (pictures soon in my next blog post) and to kick this off: a brand new blog post with a summer feel! The beautiful items and pictures above give me such a happy vibe, because all we need in summer is legs, feet and icecream right? And a bag and phone of course :)
+ Clutch Libro Petit Prince, I want this bag for lots of reasons I will give you two: it’s pretty and it’s a book bag.
+ Black Cat iPhone Case, I love everything that Leah Gorens makes, yes everything.
+ Popsicle project, a fun print made by Carmyn Joys that breathes summer.
+ From Where I Stand, a print with beautiful light and colors made by Stephanie Somebody.
I follow Carmyn and Stephanie on Instagram and discovered they both have an Etsy shop where they sell their wonderful photos!
Wednesday I heard this (in one word: beautiful!), piano song on the radio called ‘Rideaux Lunaires’ by Chilly Gonzales. We bought the album the song is on and now listen to it everyday, so I just had to share his music with you. There is not really a good video of Rideaux Lunaires so instead above you see a video of his song ‘White Keys’. I like how his music takes you on a little journey in each song.
When my brother heard his name he immediately said Speedy Gonzales? The fun thing is that I had the same association, I guess it is our childhood cartoon watching history together :) Have a nice Saturday!
I surprised myself by making this collage! I love the feel of it, much like some earlier paintings of mine (some are in my Etsy shop). The images I used are from my fiancee’s image archive that he collects for inspiration. He finds his images in books, magazines and on the internet and the topics vary from machinery, wooden constructions, lamps, interiors, to gym attributes. It’s a wonderful archive so that’s why now and then I will share some of these image(s) with you.
Yes it’s been a while since my last post and yes this is the first time I have moving image on my blog! I like this song. Apparently I’m into folk a bit.
It’s been busy the last couple of weeks because we moved our studio, actually it feels a bit like we’re still moving. The new studio isn’t ready yet, so we are working from home and that means not having all our stuff around because most of it is at our new studio. I will keep you updated on all things happening and of course more posts about art, bags, compositions, brooches and so on!
Paper is just such an awesome material!
I have a big admiration for artists that work with paper and make wonderful things with it. These are my current three favorites, from top to bottom.
(1) The paper city called New Tysons is made by the duo Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann going by the name Zim&Zou. I stumbled upon them on the Pikaland blog and I was an instant fan.
(2) Kate slater makes collages and paper-cuts, The secret garden is one of my favorites. Her images trigger your imagination, they take you to another wonderful world.
(3) The last work is made by Sarah Illenberger. Sarah makes amazing images where she recreates everyday objects out of surprising materials. This is one is a true joy to look at, it shows the ingredients for ‘Chilli con carne’ made out of paper.
You can wear all your awesome brooches as a pendant with the brooch converter from Broesj! It’s a small loop with a hollow tube attached to it. You simply slide the pin of the brooch through the tube and close it, that’s it!
There is a vertical and a horizontal brooch converter for brooches with a vertical or a horizontal pin on the back. I tested both and for me the vertical one (shown on the photos) worked best. With the horizontal one some of my brooches were leaning over a bit, this ofcourse depends on the placement of the pin on the brooch and the weight of the brooch.
The cute owl brooch you see in the photos is from Elizabeth Pawle, I can’t get enough of her illustrations and brooches! The brooch converter is available at Broesj, a super nice vintage brooch shop on Etsy run by Babette, she’s a big brooch lover (just like me :)
A couple of weeks ago we (Thijs, his mother and me) went to Museum Insel Hombroich and it was amazing, I highly recommend everyone to go there! It’s an open air museum in Holzheim near Neuss, Germany. The landscape, designed by Bernhard Korte, consists out of different kind of landscape types like English gardens, forest and wet biotopes. While you walk trough the peaceful landscape you come across high buildings of different sizes where you can see all kinds of art. In the amazing filtered light from the rooflights we saw sculptures, paintings, etching, furniture, felt objects and more. Several times Thijs and I looked at each other wishing that we would have such a building as our studio space some day.
The picture above is from the Stiftung Insel Hombroich website. I think this picture brings the outside and the inside, the landscape and the spaces with art perfectly together.
I’ve been all into geometric and folded shapes this past week. It’s crazy, I see them everywhere! So I decided to show you guys the most beautiful things I’ve come across.
The amazing hand folded lamp named Moth is from Studio Snowpuppe. The super cute want-to-have Squirrel origami pin is from The little drömstore. Andrea Simic makes beautiful delicate jewelry like this necklace called Pyramid Illusion. She sells it in her Etsy shop MIRTA. The polyhedra jotter is from the wonderful webshop Present & Correct, I have to say it: I love their product photos! Lenneke Wispelwey made the pastel porcelain cups ‘star & stripes’ I love the fact that they are part of a bigger family of porcelains. And the last one in the row is a work called Altered Book Folded Paper Sculpture from yinsteadofi, another store on Etsy.
The photos of the lamp and the cups I used are from the (web)shop & designshop, they’ve got nice products and have done some very good product photography as well!
When I was little I used to watch Disney movies when I was not feeling well. Nowadays I love to watch everything from Studio Ghibli (and by the hand of Hayao Miyazaki). I ofcourse also watch them when I do feel good but when I don’t I simply have more time on my hands :-) These fantastic movies are one of the things that make me truly happy, wandering away in their world.
The reason for this post is that I’m having a flu right now, this is also why there was no Today’s brooch this week (got some fun new brooches though, and I can’t wait to show you!).