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Looking at my latest post – the view across the canal from my room on the top floor – I wondered about the barracks that once stood there when it was home to a cavalerie division. I went to The … Continue reading
I wrote a PS to the post Beards 2013 today, related to Schorem. The barbers from Rotterdam are going for world dominance. Read the next chapter in the history of the beard here. But enough about men, here’s the female side: … Continue reading
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
I collect stuff, maybe too much, and one of the tricks to declutter the space is to hang it on the walls, creating little stories.
The oldest winery was found in Armenia, dating to around 4000 BC. The earliest archeological evidence for a dominant position of wine-making in human culture dates from 8,000 years ago in Georgia. The illustrations are from my mother’s wine atlas, published … Continue reading
For the blog and the Facebook page of The Fabric of Home – my brandnew label in Home & Living accessories – I am researching the history of African fabrics. And I came across this long list of curious names … Continue reading