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some things I liked this week...


This Extra nice offer from BijzonderMooi to celebrate our new project :: Face to Face: A Designer's Profile :: this weekend, from 25-05 until 28-05,  you will receive a discount of 10% on all the designs of Keecie and Mae Engelgeer.


these Bloom Theory Straps...

Paper-flower-girl    Migadepan.com  Mow



Kitchen snobism III by souvenirs du passé récent... 


the world of migadepan from Argentina...


this giveaway on BKids...

I know many of you are celebrating a long weekend due to "Pinksteren" and Memorial weekend and I hope you are all having a very good time. Bloesem Is going to celebrate with you so we will be back on Tuesday too :) thanks for stopping by last week and Tiffany and I hope to see you back next week! ~ irene xoxo

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On Pinterest: The Art of Display by Poppytalk


{image credit: 1. fine little day 2. Johanna Ekmark 3. 101 cookbook 4. unknown 5. via oraclefox 6. Tina Hellberg}

The reason why poppytalk is loved by so many readers worldwide is probably Jan's perfect eye. She spots interesting things imedeatly and I enjoy her finds for so many years.

..The Art of Display collected by Jan from Poppytalk 


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Art in Your Home :: Sue Williams


Art in Your Home with Sue Williams A'Court.

A: Art means to me… Transforming personal experience into a new form and, for me, seeing beauty in our fragile, fleeting and AMAZING human experience; the desire and will to express that results in a painting somehow being created-the best bits usually arrive totally unplanned some how in the process of making.


R: Reading books, blogs or magazines... I have collected loads and loads and loads of books on artists and philosophers that inspire and are kept very close to hand on my studio shelves. I spend a precious guilty " cup of coffee-time" (or two..) in the morning after dropping my son off at school looking at inspirational blogs. For years i have torn out interesting bits from magazines and made piles of scrap book compilations that are a treasured personal resource for developing ideas and themes.


T: Trends I see in art or graphic design are… My husband, Andy, has his own design company and i've noticed how people come to him now not only for creating their brand but to make it work as a moving image- he does amazing animations for them and for T.V. In contrast to this highly teccy wonder world; i see that one increasingly important role of art that is 'hand-made' is to provide a window into stillness and a certain kind of focus - a very subtle intimate experience that fills a need that often can't be defined or articulated.


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A: Artists I admire are... Oriel Harwood , Naomi Frears, Sarah Ball, Sabine Finkenauer, Darren Waterston, Caroline Wright, Kathy Dalwood, Gabriella Boyd, Mat Chivers, Lara Harwood, Daniele Buetti, Vicken Parsons, Norbert Schwontkowski, Phoebe Unwin, Phillip Allen...there's more but im boring you already....

N: Never will I... Never will i stop being grateful for a long list of things first of which is my family.


D: Dreams for my own work are... To get on canvas all those ideas that i have "brewing" and keep making paintings that i have no idea where they will lead...

P: Projects I am currently working on are... A series of mixed media and collage works on boards wrapped in raw linen.  Three mixed media paintings with embroidery on handmade vintage  linen from grainsacks, and an enormous canvas i only just managed to get up the stars into the studio....can't even begin to talk about it yet... 


R: Relaxing I do at/when/if... To relax i meditate, go jogging, go for family walks around Queens and Highgate Woods, Gin and Tonic, listen to my son Fin playing and singing his songs on the piano...

I: Interesting art focused websites I like are... New Blood Art, Gorky's Granddaughter, emerging artists selected by Sarah Ryan throughout the year from the degree shows, and studios.

N: New in my home is...White plaster sculpture portrait of my son by my friend Suzy Zamit.


T: Tomorrow I would like to go to... to visit another friend Fiona Pitkin who is in fashion and has a huge studio at home like me - its packed full of this incredible inspiring eclectic stuff to tantalise my eyes and has big tables and cabinets displaying her handmade scarfs and printed fabrics - i love admiring her mood boards!

S: Studio, my studio is… Is on the top floor, into the roof and is a wonderful high light filled space on two levels.  I can see Alexandra Palace from my desk window. Its a space where i can experiment and explore ideas freely and i associate it with the smell of freshly ground coffee since Andy makes it every morning up here.


Thank you Sue, for this lovely tour of the Art in Your Home. If you'd like to learn more about Sue Williams A'Court, please be sure to check out her website, and shop.

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Kuala Lumpur City Guide for Thai airline magazine


Always nice to share one of the projects Marjon and I have done last time she was here visiting me... a Kuala Lumpur City Guide for Sawasdee, the Thai airlines inflight magazine.

It is actually nice making city guides, intens, hard work but fun! It all starts with preparations: where to go, what to share and often you need to have permission to shoot. Than you give yourself about two days to run around like crazy to capture as much and as beautiful as possible. And you can only hope circumstances like weather, opening hours or others are working for you. 

Kuala Lumpur is an interesting city. There are many hidden gems troughout the city. I believe much more could be done to clean up the city and restore the beautiful old buildings, but there certainly are many amazing spots. NY style restaurants, Milan kind of shops and of course the fantatstic Asian food stalls, restauarants and culture ... but guidance is needed! And I hope with this guide we have done just that. 

The images were made by Marjon Hoogervorst and the words were by me. We have so many more images from Kuala Lumpur left, if you are a publisher or editor and looking for a Kuala Lumpur Travel Guide than please send Marjon or me an email







You can find the complete travel guide in the online version of Sawasdee's May issue right here.  

 Thank you Emphasis Media for letting Marjon and me do this!

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I Like You... just some random things


A lot of browsing on the web tonight so just before i go to sleep i like to show you this: found via mokkasin. Do you like it too?

An these illustrations  below that I found via Normann Copenhagen by Daniele Costa... his impressions of the Milan furniture fair 2012... i lOve them!



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Sponsor Spotlight: DA Custom Frames


If there is something that I truly am obsessed with, it would be chalkboards. I am not sure if it is because both my parent's were teachers, and I spent a lot of time in classrooms around chalkboards growing up, but it is love for me. Typically, I only purchase vintage chalkboards, but I really like the new to look vintage ones over at DA Custom Frames. I also realize chalkboards are a thing right now, so I imagine these will go over awesomely. You can read more about them at DA Custom Frame's blog. You can also purchase the smaller versions on their website.


On top of bringing the chalkboard back, DA Custom Frames also makes lovely handmade picture frames, as I am sure you can assume from their name. They have a large range of styles and colors for you to choose from. To name a few styles I like - distressed, flat and vertical. DA Custom Frames also does handmade mirrors, so you could basically decorate your entire home at just this one shop. - Sponsor Spotlight

..DA Custom Frames

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