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Preparing for a photo shoot with the theme Duch Masters I saw a documentary on tv about the Dutch village of Marken, which used to be an island. It told the story of a small community losing its traditions after … Continue reading
Two flower paintings I saw in the Museum Kröller Muller. The paintings are similar, but see what a frame can do. Here’s a top 10 of the best flower paintings according to the Guardian.
Striking portraits by Rachel Dubbe. After a succesful carreer in commercial photography Dubbe embarked on a journey making some work of her own. “(…) a balancing act between present and past, tranquillity and spontaneity, chance and perfectionism, resulting in cheeky … Continue reading
Last night we had a guest at our table, a guest staying in our B&B from South Korea enjoyed a dinner of Dutch pancakes and chocolate vla for dessert 🙂 I was happy to see she loves a pancake with Dutch … Continue reading
Last night just before falling asleep, the sound of singing entered the room from the street below. It was a group of men, cycling past and singing out loud, on their way to the inner city, warming up for the … Continue reading
A book I came across in a junk shop. Female Spies I Have Known. Intriguing title? So I opened it and started to read: CHAPTER 1 Blonde Grenade Louis Marie Herbaut, in the Parisian nightclubs known as “Dancing Loulou”, is the … Continue reading
Both images represent the same part of the river Amstel, but centuries apart.
There is no such thing as waste, and this coffee table is the proof of it. It is the winning design in the tv show ‘Old and New’, (Oud en Nieuw, NPO3) a new televised competition, this time for the creative. … Continue reading