zondag 16 maart 2014

IXXI love

 






































IXXI design is a great concept to change your wall and interior in an instant. On the IXXI-site you can pick and choose from their continiously changing image bank and special collection or design your own IXXI by using your own picture(s). Making a collage, an enlargement or a pixel-ixxi consisting of square cards connected by x's and i's.

I really enjoyed designing my personal IXXI eye-catcher. Using a picture of a painting bought in Beiing and Pip's wooden china girl. It has a special place in our living room, but it will be on Pip's room in the future. Thnx to the easy way to just move it to another wall without leaving behind ugly wholes.

If you want to IXXI your wall visit their site or the IXXI-your-world blog for inspiration!

zaterdag 8 maart 2014

Lucy in the Sky







































Everyday while travelling to work I pass the Havenkwartier in Deventer. An industrial harbour area which is being rebuilt into a urban district for living, working and culture.
Recently they built the first of four different mini-hotels alongside the harbour, the Lucy Cube. The Lucy Cube is an artwork consisting of a white cube placed on top of an old black sand hopper and with a great white interior.
I could see this great design from my office but never drove by to actually see it. But yesterday I did!
It is really beautiful and it must be a great experience to sleep in there after having dinner at Dok H2O.
It makes me very curious what the other three designs of this Lucy in the Sky-project will look like!
Knowing I will visit this area and its wonderfull streetart more often.

maandag 17 februari 2014

kids room: my deer


Some details of a kidsroom with such a great combination of white, wood and green. Designed by Maaike Koster for her own son. Maaike is the owner of My Deer, designing concepts, brands and interiors.
I love her work!

You can find more information and pictures of Maaike's work on her site mydeer.nl and on some posts about her house by &SUUS.

zondag 16 februari 2014

M is for ... - blessings









































M is for Museum and for Marco or actually for celebrating Marco's b-day visiting the Rijksmuseum on this saturday. Lovely to end a nice week this way and start the holiday with the kids.
Love the Rijksmuseum, such a great building exposing wonderful art, like the 'Nachtwacht' by Rembrandt (the kids favorite :)) but also more modern art like the Rietveld chair in white. Not being able to see the whole art collection yesterday, so considering to buy a museum card to visit it again and again, and also visiting the Marcel Wanders exhibition Pinned Up at the Stedelijk Museum soon :)
Ending our trip to Amsterdam having diner at Magnetico, the former Praq-restaurant in a red fleapit at Zeeburgereiland. Such a relaxed place to have dinner with kids.
Feeling blessed!

Follow the weekly count your blessings posts of all participants mentioned on Anki's blog Zilverblauw.

zondag 9 februari 2014

enjoying blessings

The last two months of 2013 I didn't feel sincerely happy, because of reliving the last months of 2012. 
And although X-Mas was good to me, even as the start of 2014 together with my loved ones, the uncomfortable feeling came back again. Not being able to value all my blessings and posting my last-blessings-post on January 6 and actually posting less blogposts at all...
Things haven't changed the last weeks, mostly because I didn't take control and realizing today counting my blessings isn't the result of being happy, but the beginning, even as the need to take control!
So here they are, my february-blessings:
* enjoying Floor's football match and Sam's performance at his school on the first day of this month;
* baking cakes for Cas' birthday, celebrated on a sunny sunday with all my kids;
* a great week at the office being able to be there for my kids when necessary #balance;
* experiencing some valuable me-time on wednesday; and
* the spontaneous action to go to the movies with the kids on this cold sunday.

Enjoying to share my weekly blessings today, and looking forward to next sunday #resolution :)

Follow the weekly count your blessings posts of all participants mentioned on Anki's blog Zilverblauw.

zaterdag 8 februari 2014

mouse art


Today I posted a picture on Instagram because I saw this funny and sunny detail in my interior on this rainy day, made by my eldest son at school. And within a few hours I discovered the great Mickey Mouse print designed by COOEE design. Coincidence or do you notice things better when they are already on your mind...?

donderdag 6 februari 2014

boarding: street art


A new Pinterest board: street art! With great walls #rockthatwall and floor pins captured somewhere in the world. Welcome to join my (p)inpiration on Pinterest!

* happiness
* balloons
* five
* carpet
 

maandag 3 februari 2014

ceramic crush

 
In my short blogbreak I kept posting pictures on Instagram and pinned inspiration on Pinterest. Like some of the ones above. A crush on the great ceramics made by Kirstie van Noort, a Dutch designer. Love her work and the pastel colors of her ceramic research!
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