Friday, 28 November 2014

The White Ones

I did something bad (well, sort of, you know how spending money on pretty things sometimes makes you feel a bit guilty? That kind of bad). You might remember how I bought my pair of Adriana metallic silver sneakers a little while ago. They're really the best (perfect fit, I could walk on them for hours and I LOVE their color). The thing was that I was actually looking for some white sneakers from the start and when I found out ACNE was selling their Adriana sneakers in white again, I just had to have them. So I ordered them. I got them last week and they're also soooo good. Look at them! I think this time I will even leave those faces on... ;) And that bad feeling, it's already gone. I'm sure these white companions are a worthy addition to my closet.


© Eva V.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Thank God it's Good Friday

I've been wanting to tell you more about Goede Vrijdag in Utrecht for a while. It has been open for about six months now and as I mentioned before, it's really the cutest little coffee bar in town. Located in a former bridge keeper's house next to the Tolsteeg Bridge (yes, that one) and consisting of less than 30 m2 spread over two floors (yes, for real), Goede Vrijdag functions as a coffee bar, warehouse and concert venue. During the day you can sit down here for a cup of coffee, tea or some specialty soda (make sure you belong to the first 8-10 people getting in, otherwise.... full! (although this week some extra seats were created downstairs, so there is now an escape)). Besides that you are free to buy basically all the stuff (vintage, quirky, a lot) displayed in the place and twice a month a live concert is held in the basement (that can hold around 20 persons standing - yep, tiny is the keyword here). Goede Vrijdag is owned by three guys, all graduates from the University of the Arts Utrecht. Their background in design comes back everywhere you look - the bar, the little benches, most of the lighting, the menus (and I'm probably forgetting a whole lot of other things): it was all designed and made with care by the owners themselves, which really gives it a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. Make sure to pay this little treasure a visit!










© Eva V.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Croc pile

I'm in love with these little wooden crocodiles, that try to look tough but meanwhile are the cutest little creatures I can think of. They are designed by Karl Zahn for the lovely AREAWARE (you already know I'm a fan of their wooden toys) and can be stapled in a dozen ways (hence their stage name 'CROC PILE'). Although not considered suitable for children under 36 months, I couldn't resist buying these little acrobats for our soon-to-be-expected baby to play with in due time (which as you understand is just a lousy excuse for buying them to have them myself ;)).



© Eva V.