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Akkie Bosje


By makes me smile

Every year at the beginning of the autumn the ‘federation for promoting dutch books’ (CPNB) organizes a children’s bookweek. This years theme is ‘Hello, world’ and a special publication is written by Edward van de Vendel and illustrated by Fleur van der Weel. A nice picturebook for the smaller children, made available for a small price. I love Fleur’s work and besides that, she’s a really fun lady in real life! This book is what I call a nice way of starting a new week.

colour stories

By ideas are everywhere

‘pigeon-boy’ picture by Karin Nussbaumer

‘slowly-moving-in’ picture by IJm

The next September-event is the ‘Woonbeurs‘. Before visiting the show I felt lucky being an attendee at the bloggersmeetup. Later on, it was a surreal surprise to see the booth of IJm. Their work has been somehow mystical to me for quite a while with their intruiging projects, styling and colourschemes. Their sample-pots are like candy and their colours have fun names. Like that!

inside design

By ideas are everywhere

A nice thing about September is that feeling of a new start after a long summer with a whole lot of events to visit. Like the Inside Design 2012 event that was held this weekend in Amsterdam. Three days filled with interior and design, organized by Elle Decoration.

Water Cabinet by Franzien Hazen, compact fun.

KasKast designed by Bureau Marijke van der Park, wishlisted.

The stamp-man Masa was the cutest event of the show. Nice simple real time action.

Egg-cup by Doreen Westphal at the ‘Dutch Design Year’ display.

Besides the really beautiful made wooden tables of Slowwood their styling elements and colours were stunning. All set in an even more stunning surrounding.

The exhibition space by the Rietveld Academy.

And last but not least the towels by Mae Engelgeer, exhibited at frames by Jeroen van Leur. My true highlight of the show besides biking around the suiting location IJburg, Amsterdam.

nothing lasts

By a keen eye

Always trying to postphone the moment, but it feels like summer is really over now. The wind and the leaves will come soon. But if it’s stunning like this picture by Thomas Jackson it sure helps.

In his photography, Thomas Jackson tries to stick to the concept of ‘real time image’. This picture is made with digital editing though. No problem with that if it is as beautiful as this.

via Colossal


By love a true story

One day I’ll surely hope to own a spoon made by Heriott Grace, but their fabrics would also do. They’re really stunning. Herriott Grace is an unique collaboration between father and daughter. In the rustic, tactile beauty of their products you can feel their passion, spend time and effort. Watch the whole movie over here.