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Jessica Nielsen

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Truly a nice find for me, a Rotterdam based designer working in graphic design and illustration...her name is Jessica Nielsen and her graphics really appeal to me. She started her own design-studio in October 2009 and via the marvelous envelop you can buy her pillows, aprons or a bag.

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I enjoyed visiting her blog and went through all the archives where I fins some of these amazing graphics...sure we will here so much more from this talented lady in the future..I invited her for a Let's get Personal Tour, so hopefully she will share studio and home with us too.

Via 101-woonideeen.

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Let's Get Personal in Maastricht with Valentin Loellmann

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DesignHome unRaveled :: answers by Valentin Loellmann

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D:: Dutch is ...
a land I came by chance at the time, without noticing that it would become a place i feel home.

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E:: entrance, when entering my home you will notice...
that there are plants everywhere. I love to go to the florist.

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S:: style, means...
Personality and simplicity

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I:: interesting places in my city, Maastricht, are...
the old quarter alongside the park and the countryside across the border in Belgium.

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G:: gardening is something I...
always wanted to make for a living when i was young and it can still make me very happy

 
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N:: new, in my home is...
an old gustavian sofa i found at the side of the road in liege

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H:: hobby, I always make time for...
to drive to the countryside.

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O:: outfit, my favorite thing to wear is...
stripes

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M:: magazines I love to read are...
those with lots of images

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E:: enjoy, I can't live without...
changing my environment from time to time

.....................Thank You Valentin.....................

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To be honest I wasn't familiar with Valentin's beautiful design pieces until he started sending me images of his work a while ago and I saw how unique his designs are...it's more a combinations of art and design I believe...my absolute favorite are these Paperclay lamps. I love everything about them and hope one day one of them will be hanging in our own home.

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The image above is a furniture piece from his 'M&Mme valentin collection' ...told you looks like art doesn't it? Please click here to visit his website and send him an email if you have any questions. (images are made by his older brother jonas)


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some things I liked this week...

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the new pillows from Skinny Laminx...

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these printed bags from Cinqmai...

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these blankets from Rocket and Bear

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This image from Present&Correct...

...hope your weekend will be more exciting then mine...I'm off to bed with my anti-biotics, soar throat and muscle pain everywhere...I already prepared a great new Let's Get Personal Tour for Monday, so hope to see you back.

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The Mod Mobile

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For all you organized and unorganized people...and parents... I have the perfect solution for you to keep your car clean in a stylish way...the Mod Mobile... this new sponsor of Bloesem creates very nice 'car litter bags'. To be honest I had never heard about something like that before, but I do understand how useful this is when traveling. Allyson Hill is head designer and just loves to come up with handy designs that solve our daily on-the-go dilemmas....like these car bags, you can have a look here to see the whole collection.

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One of the reasons I also like to read Allyson her blog is because of the free, easy and handy sewing tutorials she gives...how about this Eco Travel Lid for your food? 

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Or a free tutorial on how to make Fabric Labels yourselves...thanks Allyson!

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My neighborhood .... Haarlemmerdijk in Amsterdam

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*Guest post by Joelle Wehkamp

I live in the “ Jordaan’, a famous neighborhood in Amsterdam, nearby my favorite shopping streets the ‘ Haarlemmerstreet’ and the “ Haarlemmerdijk’. Here you can find a lot of nice little shops. Dangerous for your wallet but oh-so-nice! Last weekend I did my weekly shopping. Let me take you to Amsterdam for a few minutes. On the Haarlemmerstreet you can find ‘ het Grote Avontuur’. Here you can treat yourself on furniture and home accessories.Their style is folklore mixed with second-hand style! I always want to buy something.

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{image from Family Styles}

For the most tasteful oils and vinegars you must go to Meeuwig & Zn. They offer you a lot of choice and in the back you even can drink a small beer if you want. I bought wonderful lemon oil! MMM! And together with a freshly baked bread of ‘Vlaams Broodhuis’, a few houses away, it is a perfect afternoon snack.

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There is something funny going on at Haarlemmerdijk 41. During the week it is an empty store but every weekend something new and different pops up in this place. Which makes it every time a surprise. Last weekend it was Nooosugar who popped up. Nooosugar makes stunning handmade cushions, bedspreads and more. They sell their products normally on there website, this little popup store was just a try out. I fall in love with their beautiful colored stripes. Very curious which brand will pop up next time on number 41!

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Restored is a shop and atelier in one. Started by two young designers who create all kinds of unique products. Restored is a fashion, interior and accessories store. And you can find other nice young designers as well. I always walk in for a quick view. And it’s always lovely! Look on their web shop to buy a nice little present for yourself!

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{images above are from different designers available at Restored}

To make this little shopping perfect, I end up at ‘het IJscuypje’. I am truly an ice cream addict so you maybe can image how glad I am with this wonderful ice cream store just around the corner. Their ice is made of fresh products, it’s creamy and the shop looks just very simple and cute. You’ll find them on different spots in Amsterdam.

Thank so much Joelle for this shopping spree at the Haarlemmerdijk...can't wait to go there in August!

*Guest post by Joelle Wehkamp from Sjoe Sjoe

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Party themes at the Storque

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Guest curator at the Storque today....yeahhh...it was so much fun working on three party themes for Kids...I choose a pirate party, a birthday tea and a vintage party...it was unbelievable how many great handmade and vintage things I found within etsy to make organizing a party like this so easy! Thanks Etsy team and Vanessa for inviting me.
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