Monday, 21 July 2014

Heatwave Hallen

What a glorious weekend we just had. A heatwave in Amsterdam took temperatures up to 34°, my weather app tells me. But hot and muggy as it was, there were things to be done. Ij Hallen was on, and thankfully inside the hangers where is was a bit cooler than outside, and this time I was shopping for the office. We've just moved into a newly renovated space – it's gorgeous – but needs some finishing touches still. Cue; flea market treasure hunting to the rescue! I'm not going to share the items I found here, but you'll have to wait for the big reveal down the track. Here are the few items that crossed my path I couldn't resist. Above: set of 36 screen-printed wooden tiles that tell a story in 6 parts. Just beautiful, and in mint condition. I doubt they've ever been used. So when the time comes to tell Oscar about picking cherries to make jam, or how flower is milled, I'll be all set. €6.
Quite unlike me, I bought some records. Totally suckered in by the covers. They're lovely though, and were only €1 a pop.
Lastly, two Russian ambulance cars, and a set of domino's I just really got for the box. €6, and €2 respectively. Very happy with my haul, thank goodness I had my Dad and Edu on hand to help me get all my work treasure home!

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Miako Magic

Berlin has style in spades. And it also has Miako Gubler. A visual artist now focusing her attention on image-making and sculpture, Maiko has designed these gorgeous 3D printed bracelets. I really want one!!

Monday, 14 July 2014

An Eye On Brooklyn

Good morning and happy Monday. Wanted to share with you all these striking eye-motif ceramics by Demitria Chappo Ceramics of Brooklyn. Nice site, and even nicer Instagram feed

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Good Chemistry

This weekend just gone my little family and I were in Barcelona. We were there for Edu's cousin's wedding; a beautiful day in the hills of Catalunya. The bride looked stunning in a modern and very elegant gown. Lovely to be with the family and friends and share the joy as the kids played and the sun shone down on the happy couple. More good chemistry; the combination of Oscar and Iaia and Avi reunited again, and all the cousins together, and paella and my belly. Bonus find of the trip: a new discovery of yet another beautiful mid-century tiled mural in Barcelona. I can never get enough of them. I hope they're preserved and live happily ever after.