Monday, 30 July 2012

Girl taking tea bath

in this pretty cup decorated by Dutch illustrator Esther Horchner for Pols Potten. Naked girls hanging out inside cups and teapots, their clothes casually discarded on the saucers, "the more you drink, the more you see" from Pols Potten's Naked Girls tea set. Bought at The Frozen Fountain in Amsterdam by my friend Shino.

© Eva V.

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Stationery favorites

Just in case you were wondering what spiral ring notebook I used for stamping, it's from Midori TRAVELER'S notebook & company from Japan. I looove their stationery stuff, which is all about customizing and encourages you to "spend each and every day of your life as a journey". :-) Their Traveler's Notebooks are particularly great (I actually bought one yesterday, will post some pictures of it later).

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Come lighten up my house

you would fit so well!

Lloop lamp aluminium pale green by Ontwerpduo for Ontwerplabel Vij5
(image from Ontwerpduo)

Monday, 23 July 2012

Design meets food

at the Designhuis in Eindhoven (NL), where De Etende Mens - een tentoonstelling over design en voedsel (translated: The Eating Human - an exhibition about design and food) is currently held. This interesting exhibition shows the great - but often disregarded - impact designers have on our eating experiences and how they could participate in achieving some of the necessary changes in our food chain. Curator of the exhibition is Dutch eating-designer Marije Vogelzang, who designs eating concepts and also happens to be a fantastic illustrator (see the nice & naive illustrations she did for her book EAT LOVE).

Part of the exhibition - which will last until 30 September - are several activities, including last weekend's food design diner by Gilbert Kolff, co-organized by the people from the Dutch Food Film Festival, including our friend and food/design lover Fleur! A nice experience of the combined (and sometimes unexpected!) joys of food and design.

nice & simple table decoration

"Growing food on the drawing board"

EAT more LOVE (the revised version of EAT LOVE)
by Marije Vogelzang

© Eva V.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

I did it!

I bought the Fuji X100 camera. And I'm sooooo happy with it!!

© Eva V.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

More Acne coolness

It's still summer, but since it's raining cats and dogs I might as well take a look on the Autumn side, as far as new collections are concerned. So: check out these Acne Fall 2012 pieces. I like every single thing in this outfit: the knitwear, the bag, the color combination, everything!

image from Acne

I want to hold you

Everest Tan Canvas & Leather holdall bag by/image from ACNE

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Sicily: more concrete style!

I was happily surprised when we were driving through Siracusa on Sicily last month and suddenly this huge concrete cone church appeared above town: the Sanctuary Madonna della Lacrime ("Shrine of Our Lady of Tears")which was built over a Madonna statue that is said to weep tears in 1954 and is supposed to resemble a tear drop. It's kind of kitschy in a way, but I really love the geometrical linings of it and - of course ;-) - the fact that it's made all of out of concrete.

© Eva V.

Baby inspiration #2

Elephant giclĂ©e print by Rop van Mierlo (already in my possession :-)). See previous post about him here.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Baby inspiration #1

Being pregnant, I am suddenly a bit (just a liiiitle bit ;-)) more focused on things that would do well (also) in a baby's room. I want to keep things simple because I think there is only so much a little girl or boy needs, but nevertheless I am finding so many inspiring things!! One of them: this happy yellow pendant lamp by Muuto.

image via Muuto

Nice framing inspiration by The Selby

by the way, love the black lamp on the first photo!

all images © The Selby

Monday, 9 July 2012


To us!! We bought this strangely cool piece of work by Ted Parker & Merijn Hos at the opening of their Collaborative Works exhibition in Amsterdam last week. It happened to be the illustration depicted on their flyer and I love it. Can't wait for it to colour our house. :-)

Merijn Hos' work is very diverse and "flows from illustration art into fine art and back again". He does gallery work, but also commercial illustrations (think Coca Cola and Nike!). Ted Parker's illustrations (see previous posts of his work herehere and here) are funny and always a bit strange, with dogs smoking and naked men making wheelies on their skateboards. Recently he did an illustration for New York Times. I wonder what projects will be next..!

© Ted Parker & Merijn Hos

Time for something new...

and it might just be this Fuji X100 camera... What do you think?!