Monthly Archives: September 2013

Looking in the mirror

Art by children is one of My Favourite Things. Almost always it will lift my spirit and turn on the light inside. {if it doesn’t, well, that is worth another post, but I don’t want to stop any child from … Continue reading

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Colour therapy

This weekend the online shopping club One Kings Lane is featuring a sale of interesting contemporary art. These paintings are pure colour therapy, perfect to hang above any sofa…analyse this, I’d say ­čśë Michelle Arms, Cleopatra Gammill, Floral and Yellow … Continue reading

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Mole’s Breath is a colour

Interior alchemists Farrow & Ball have landed a lovely new range of paint colours, inspired by the Dorset Coast. The names are pure poetry and the results are fabulous… Dangerous stuff: they will have you reconsider your colour scheme at … Continue reading

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Of love and fans

Last sunday I went to the science museum NEMO with my son (8), where he attended a children’s lecture on satellites. A very interesting subject, and since it was my first visit to the museum, I had a look around … Continue reading

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The new Art Monkeys

My favourite art producing group in school is the 4 and 5 year olds. I like to call them Art Monkeys, as they use their unconditioned creativity to make the most inspiring and uplifting art. The new group (class of … Continue reading

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Cake inspiration

The store magazine Allerhande (by supermarket Albert Heijn) is celebrating its 30st anniversary with a big cake issue. 45 deliciously good looking bake inspirations on display made my breakfast rather restless… the additional tips and tricks make it look so … Continue reading

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From sex to abstract

In the post Stages of Daily Life┬áthe last picture shows a painting on the wall behind the desk, which reminded me of a once favourite painter: Christopher Wool. I can’t pin this one down to him, but it looks like … Continue reading

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Luxury cracker

I noticed a few days ago, in the UK the Christmas shopping season is now officially OPEN! {first weekend in September!} Through the newsletters from the major department stores I get the feeling the best is for the early birds. … Continue reading

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Stages of daily life

Why do we love it so much looking into other people’s houses? I for one, find it inspiring to see the furniture and objects combined on show. What are they, how are they placed and what choices were made. What … Continue reading

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Out of the mailbox

A selection from products and ideas that came in the mail today: 1 – Jewel Mirror ($450) by┬áRestoration Hardware. 2 – Carolina Bucci’s Silk and Rose Liberty Bracelet (┬ú690). 3 – Handmade necklace by Grace Hamilton, one of the Bright … Continue reading

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