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Monthly Archives: October 2013
Today is Halloween, and although celebrating Halloween is rather new in Holland, in schools it is a welcome opportunity to celebrate and dress up! Here are a few ideas for the snacks. (Scary and yukkie are the key elements to … Continue reading
Over the last weeks I have been busy finishing off a thousand last details I had to fix for my label to go online with it’s first collection of accessories for the home. The company is called The Fabric of … Continue reading
This wonderful bouquet arrived last night, a selection of seasonal celebrations from my neighbour’s garden, the one on the edge of the city. The shapes and the colours are a designer’s dream, I mean the Chinese Lantern, how ingenious! The … Continue reading
Autumn is here. And although it’s the last stop before winter -and all foliage will have to go- it seems the leafage realizes they should give it their best, now or never. Showing off a fantastic range of exuberant colours … Continue reading
For more than 3500 years they have held each other in the spoon position. Is it exceptionally romantic or does it mean the opposite and is something ‘wrong’ here? This is one of the questions keeping Sofia Voutsaki busy since … Continue reading
Roald Dahl for one, acknowledged that magic is to be found in the most unlikely places, so here is an example. The other day I watched this film, and the minute it opened with the graphic titles and music (by … Continue reading
Bo Saris is the man, the tune is smooth and so are the visuals: great monday everybody!
Today is my mother’s birthday. Infinitely sad, she died 13 years ago. On the days between her departure and funeral I spent long hours in the car, between my parent’s house and home in Amsterdam, devastated, listening to Al Jarreau’s … Continue reading