zaterdag 10 december 2011

I say you the bestest (Video Games, Lana del Rey)

I posted this Lana del Rey song some time back. It's such a beautiful song, brought by this amazingly beautiful girl. She sounds so mature even though she's only 25. I think I found out today why I like it so much ; it's like it's written for Mr. C
In my life, all special people get a song tagged to them in my own little world. Kika, my best friend for example, get's the Living on a Dream song by Empire of the Sun. That's really her. My other friend Nancy get's a song by The Gossip, Heavy Cross ... So every time I hear some song (tagged by me to that person) - that always puts a smile on my face. I use to have a coworker that was fond of Soft Cell's Tainted Love. Now, for the rest of my days, he will be attached to that particular song. Am I crazy or do you guys do the exact same thing ?
Let me just leave you with the lyrics of the Video Games song. Will add some comment on why it's Mr C's song from now on ... 

Swinging in the backyard
Pull up in your fast car (he's got a fast car, drives circuits like Zolder and stuff, bikes too)
Whistling my name

Open up a beer (Duvel)
And you say get over here
And play a video game

I'm in his favorite sun dress (when we go out I always dress especially for him, so he will watch and protect me)
Watching me get undressed
Take that body downtown

I say you the bestest (well, he just is ..)
Lean in for a big kiss (cause he likes women shorter than him and Mr C's quite tall compared to me)
Put his favorite perfume on (his perfume, Terre by Hermès long before any commercial on telly)
Go play a video game (we do have our favorite video games ..and still play them just to relax and let our hair down)
It's you, it's you, it's all for you
Everything I do
I tell you all the time
Heaven is a place on earth with you (it just is)
Tell me all the things you want to do
I heard that you like the bad girls (guess that's me, right ? We had a tough first year in our marriage, wasn't used to a man protecting me)
Honey, is that true?
It's better than I ever even knew
They say that the world was built for two
Only worth living if somebody is loving you
Baby now you do

Singing in the old bars (we like to hang out at bars or the bar .. we always have the best convo's at the bar..or fights)
Swinging with the old stars (Mr C is 11 years my senior :  he got a lot of musical influence by his parents which by the way, I love too. We sometimes drive in our car and sing along with older songs by Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, that kind of stuff)
Living for the fame

Kissing in the blue dark
Playing pool and wild darts (we play pool whenever there's a pooltable, and he always wins (or I let him believe that))
Video games

He holds me in his big arms (he's taller .. so)
Drunk and I am seeing stars (I'm a bad drinker 'cause I hardly ever drink but when I do ..I'm giggly and sweet)
This is all I think of

Watching all our friends fall
In and out of Old Paul's
This is my idea of fun (I like to hang out with friends specially when we explore new stuff and all)
Playing video games

It's you, it's you, it's all for you
Everything I do
I tell you all the time
Heaven is a place on earth with you
Tell me all the things you want to do (well, I'm trying)
I heard that you like the bad girls
Honey, is that true?
It's better than I ever even knew
They say that the world was built for two
Only worth living if somebody is loving you
Baby now you do

(Now you do)

It's you, it's you, it's all for you
Everything I do
I tell you all the time
Heaven is a place on earth with you
Tell me all the things you want to do
I heard that you like the bad girls
Honey, is that true?
It's better than I ever even knew
They say that the world was built for two
Only worth living if somebody is loving you (he told me this morning when I asked him to say something sweet to me, I was in the tub)
Baby now you do 

woensdag 7 december 2011

You like potato and I like potahto, You like tomato and I like tomahto, Potato, potahto, tomato, tomahto! Let's call the whole thing off! (George Gershwin)

Zoals beloofd, zou ik vandaag iets spannends doen in de keuken. Toen ik gisteren bij onze plaatselijke slager was, zag ik dat hij verse truffels in huis had ! Ik probeer graag iets nieuws en heb dit eenvoudige gerechtje uitgeprobeerd vanavond :

1 teen knoflook
1/2 ansjovisfilet
6 el olijfolie van goede kwaliteit
wintertruffel (40 à 50g voor 2 personen)

een fijne pasta (indien mogelijk vers van de pastaman verkrijgbaar op je plaatselijke markt of bij de betere Italiaanse uithaalzaak - je kan ook fantastische pasta bestellen bij fattoria La Vialla)
vers geraspte parmezaan

Recept :
Laat een geplette lookteen maximaal 30 seconden (!) warmen in de olijfolie (verwijder hem)
Daarna laat je de ansjovisfilet smelten in dezelfde olie(pan) - let wel : zacht vuurtje !
Dan voeg je de tot kruim gedraaide truffel en parmezaan erbij - vuur uit !

Je mag je pasta laten koken (grote pot, zout niet vergeten)
Na de juiste kooktijd giet je de pasta af maar bewaar een kopje van het water (dat je net afgoot)
Je doet de paste bij je truffel in de pan en roert om : eventueel wat van je kookvocht toevoegen om
de soepelheid van je pasta te bewaren. Je hoeft niet het hele kopje te gebruiken ; ga op je gevoel af.
(niets zo erg als pasta die 'drijft' op een vochtige bodem zoals ik onlangs ook meemaakte in een restaurant !)

Laat het smaken én ... laat eens weten of je het ook zo lekker vond (comments)

de verse doorgesneden truffel 

woensdag 23 november 2011


One of my addictions are the books by Paumes. These small but very inspiring Japanese books are a real feast for the eye ! I don't understand nor can read any of the Japanese comments but the pictures say so much more than a 1000 words.
Here's there latest addition ; Finland Children's rooms ... ordered me one this morning ..

zondag 13 november 2011


I am totally addicted to this song ! Listen to those lyrics ... sweet !

woensdag 9 november 2011

I wanna be loved by you (Marilyn Monroe)

Looking at this picture almost makes me wanna cry. The effortless feeling this picture gives me, makes me long for a moment like that. Don't get me wrong, I'm totally and utterly in love with my new house but it's all the extra fuss that makes me so tired right now. My hard disc (read : head) is full. Can't be fuller. Must delete some items pretty soon or I'll go mad. Yesterday I cried 'cause I could not find my patterns for a dress we are planning to make for the December issue of our city vitrine.
How f**ked up is that ? Every word Mr C says to me feels lie a personal attack although he promised me he does not want me to feel bad at all. 
I woke at 4am this morning ; something real stupid hit me. I can't do the surprise thing for him in January 'cause he will be hitting the slopes then. Must still tell this to my best friend : maybe we can still delay it for a week or month or so...
Maybe I just need to learn that I can't be everywhere at the same time.
Maybe I must stop wanting to help everyone else whilst still in need of so much help myself.

dinsdag 1 november 2011

And they say it never rains in LA county It gets cold enough to wish you had a few And he laughs tonight and says "I finally found me a room with a view How about you" (Room with a view - Tony Carey)

Jingle Bells, our cat 

Cats are a curious animals ; but our cat - Jingle Bells - is übercat regarding curiosity !
He wants to know everything - which makes him ever so sweet 'cause he always wants to be in your proximity. I think he adapted to his new habitat pretty fast ; he likes to discover all these new corners, heights and windows - especially when a neighbourhood cat strolls the walls of our garden ...

zaterdag 29 oktober 2011

Ja, de liefde van de man gaat door de maag ...(Ria Valk)

By request this next blogpost will be written in Dutch ..
Dedicated to Viv.

Zoals beloofd, het eerste recept en geheel toepasselijk voor de tijd van het jaar - pompoensoep.
Ik gebruik altijd een basisrecept maar voeg dan een beetje Dominica toe #voordeshow...

Ingrediënten :
600g pompoen (oftwel 2 mini pompoentjes) geschild en ontdaan van zaadjes, in blokjes
een goed scherp mesje want de schil van een pompoen is best taai
een lepel om de zaadjes te verwijderen (uithollen)
2 aardappelen, eveneens geschild en in blokjes
3 bouillonblokjes (kip)
3 tomaten
2 rode paprika's
1 flinke courgette
1 rode ui en 1 witte ui
takje basilicum
1 takje selder
3 teentjes verse gember - geschild en door de lookpers gehaald
2l water
100 ml volle melk
peper en zout

Bereiding :
verwarm je boter in een ruime soepketel en fruit hier eerst de uien. Voeg daarna alle (gewassen en voorgesneden) groenten toe alsook de pompoenblokjes. Als alles een beetje glazig geworden is doe je het water en de 3 bouillonblokjes erbij. Pers de gember en voeg deze toe aan de mix. Let op, gember is best pittig en mierikswortelachtig van smaak ; beperk misschien de eerste keer de hoeveelheid (ik voegde 3 x de grootte van een lookteentje toe). Laat dit alles 20 minuten doorkoken (deksel op de pot).
Na 20 minuten merk je dat oa de pompoenblokjes zacht zijn geworden ; het  moment is daar om de soep te mixen. Doe de 100 ml volle melk erbij en breng op smaak met peper en zout.

Eet smakelijk !

1ste homemade soep in de nieuwe keuken

maandag 17 oktober 2011

I like to move it, move it (from the OST Madagascar)

Frank is ready. Am so happy with the basic colour downstairs. It's the grey tone I showed you guys a couple of weeks ago. When the light hits our windows it's such a beautiful shade. In less than a weeks time we will move into the house ; some of our furniture will move with us ; other stuff will be 'deported' to a storage.
We also got a fridge since last weekend. A big family one, the type that makes icecubes, even crushed if you like. Some stuff will be delivered in a couple of weeks ; chairs, a table, a cupboard and some small items to transform it into a home.

we did not buy expensive chairs as we still have 2 kids and 2 cats living with us. We managed to find some nice design chairs in an affordable price range, like this Lizz model from Kartell. We picked the white lacquered one

zaterdag 15 oktober 2011

The dress is Chanel The shoes YSL The bag is Dior Agent Provocateur My address today, LA by the way Above Sunset Strip, the hills all the way (But I'm a good girl, Christina Aguilera)

wish list
Have I been a good girl this week ? Oh yesss !
I've found some great stuff for us, the house and me ..
I got me a new tote from DVF, a small LGD by Missoni (shown in silver lurex edition - I took the golden one as the sales assistant assured me the warmer tone was way more suitable for my type),
a latex (oh yeah) collar - custom made by Atsuko Kudo and to finish the week an Alessi cheese pavillion I've wanted for ever. Look at that little mouse on top ! It looks like the love child of Speedy Gonzalez & Jerry !

donderdag 13 oktober 2011

dinsdag 11 oktober 2011

J'ai deux amours, mon pays et Paris ... (Madeleine Peyroux)

J'ai deux amours
Mon pays et Paris
Par eux toujours
Mon coeur est ravi
Manhattan est belle
Mais à quoi bon le nier
Ce qui m'ensorcelle
C'est Paris, c'est Paris tout entier

Who could 've thought that only one year ago my new love would be my new home ... 
October 2010 Mr C and I spent some time off in Paris. We'd like to do this every year, except for 2011.
But I'm not sad ; I will see Paris again (in the springtime) ... my house is an even better exciting experience and next time we will visit the French capital I will be able to find that special thing for my house ; bring a little bit of Paris home ... happiness ! 

dinsdag 4 oktober 2011

Ok konijntje, het is je dag vandaag Ik zing een liedje en ik doe het een beetje traag (AKA The Junkies)

Thanks Sabine for the lovely picture !

Sabine from Retro-Rock & Robots (kids label I sell in my shop) bought this and she wanted to share this picture with me. She's very happy with it and she told me wherever she puts it in her house, it always is right ! So happy she really enjoys it ; it's above all an unique piece !

zondag 2 oktober 2011

She keeps Moet et Chandon In a pretty cabinet 'Let them eat cake' she says Just like Marie Antoinette (Killer Queen, Queen)

If we ever do a theme party, it will be a 'let them eat cake' party ...
Can't wait to have that big French oak table in my house so lots of friends can be seated and enjoy breakfast - brunch - lunch - bbq - dinner - late night snack-a-ton
Seeing these pictures again (can't watch the Marie Antoinette movie 'cause all our dvd's are packed in boxes right now) they inspire me - the colors, the food, the clothes ..
Those icy blues and frosted pinks - they look so yummie !
I found the perfect color for my living and cooking space ; shady grey ... We choose a new cabinet for our good china and silver spoons. It has a warm "coffee with loads of milk" kinda color and it looks perfect with the new shade we picked for the walls.
Now let's hope Frank (our painter) does a swell job splashing those walls with his brush.
Next Monday he will start on the walls inside the house.

zaterdag 1 oktober 2011

Gun, gun, son of a gun You are the only one and no one else will take my place. (Eugene, Vaselines)

Leopold de Waelstraat, Antwerpen

What's typical for Antwerp(en) is that you need to look up sometimes. The best façades are always the ones that hold the small details, looked upon when you look a bit further (or need I say higher) than just the front door.
I love the older houses, their history and sometimes I would like to change my double glass, warm modern shop for a more autenthic building. They have way more charm and character. Last Sunday when I was strollin' to a vintage market near our appartment, I noticed this amazing house. Unfortunately, the little bistro was empty. Just a sign of a lost dream of someone's business ; but even empty the window and interior spilled so much more style and that oldskool 'je ne sais quoi' ...
Is there a façade or house in your city that makes your fantasy run wild ?
Let us know and see this post as a 'tag'  to your blog.

woensdag 28 september 2011

Love is a color, Oh it makes you shine (Love is your color, Leona Lewis & Jennifer Hudson)

Frank, our painter will start his work October 10th.
I am so excited he finally set a date. Tomorrow he will drop by all his color charts and though I already have a pretty good idea what I want, it is always good to compare a few colors. The pics above share the looks I love ; not that I want to imitate these rooms, but these colors give a good impression what I would like to see on our walls. See it as my moodboard. 

zaterdag 24 september 2011

I'm just mad about Saffron Saffron's mad about me I'm just mad about Saffron She's just mad about me (Mellow Yellow, Donovan)

working on a "sur mésure" scarf 

Although I'm am not working 'sur mésure' at this moment, I did want to make this yellow scarf for a good customer of my shop. She really likes the things we have in store and she bought the cutest fake fur 'bambi' skirt for her little girl the other day. She combined it with bright yellow stockings and asked me to make a matching scarf. Yellow is the new black (will also be seen in an upcoming photoshoot for a magazine) and it brings out a bit of sunshine in this whimsical weather. 


The reason I am not working custom made is I need to put my energy in an upcoming event.
October 9th I will be taking part in the WINKELSTRAAT in Leuven.
After that, I will be able to spend more time on new projects and the custom made items.
Looking forward to my own workspace too - man, you don't know how much I will need the extra space to work and not having to move my sewing machines from one room to another.

donderdag 22 september 2011

Big in Japan- alright, Pay ! - Then I'll sleep by your side - Things are easy when you're big in Japan (Alphaville, Big in Japan)

I've ordered yet another Paumes book yesterday ; they are my Japanese addiction. Must admit I have many Japanese or shall I rather say, kawaii addictions.
The new issue features Kawaii stores in Paris.
Can't wait to find the book in my mailbox. So inspiring all these pictures.

woensdag 21 september 2011

I never meant to hurt you! I never meant to make you cry; but tonight I'm cleanin out my closet (one more time) (Eminem)

Really like this color @Flamant

something like this ?

We've decided to go for another cupboard for our good china and silver spoons. If it was up to me,  we would use to 'good' china every day. But I'm am not alone and mr C already made me very happy to change the wooden monster into something more softtoned, less heavy (less visible). So I'm just shuttin' it and dance my happy-dance in silence.

Now I'd like to change it for something like the one seen in the picture above. This model may look heavier and larger but the color makes up for it.  In fact, I've seen this other similar model at Flamant (overrated and way too expensive but good for inspiration) wich I think is colorperfect. I asked the salesassistant if I could take a picture as she could not give me some info in print. Good for me and good for this blog (now I can show you exactly what I mean)


dinsdag 20 september 2011

Sweet darling - you can leave your hat on (You can leave your hat on, Joe Cocker)


Because I like hats and I like Princess Maxima. She's the next best thing after Diana.
(click on picture to take a closer look at the hat ; this is a 'cool' hat !
Would even look great with a simple jean, white shirt and classic caban !

maandag 19 september 2011

Color me happy if u teach me what I need 2 know (Color, Prince)

We've decided to work with Frank. Henny will be very pleased. He's such a good painter she says.
He looks mature, silent, demure and a pro. On top of that, his son is a gardener.
To quote Gabrielle Solis (Desperate Housewifes)  : I know it's hard to believe that the little acorn gave birth to the mighty oak, but believe me, I did.

zondag 18 september 2011

I have never seen that dress you're wearing Or the highlights in your hair that catch your eyes I have been blind (lady in Red, Chris de Burgh)

love the handcrocheted scarf

Just wanted to share this lazy Sunday afternoon images with you ... hope you had a great weekend too !

How do you like your eggs in the morning I like mine with a kiss (How do you like your eggs in the morning, Dean Martin)

click for a closer look - we just ordered the custom made table, not the frills seen on it

We've bought a table yesterday. A big chunky table in French oak. Superheavy (I trust mr C on this one as he cleams he's pretty sure it can be delivered in one piece) We've opted for this wooden number cause it's warm, not too frilly and it's a primal basic piece of furniture everyone just needs in his home. It has to be firm to hold a lot of people, eating - laughing and working all in thought. Sizewise we took a 240cm length and 100 cm width so at least 8 people can easily enjoy each others company without touching elbows whilst eating.

vrijdag 16 september 2011

As for all the things you taught me It sends my future into clearer dimensions (Simply Red, Stars)


Humming to a Simply Red song while writing this post.


The little boy seen here above is my son. He's one of the 'models' willing to pose for a tiny online magazine Henny Waalwijk and I would like to publish. Just sharing what we like, beautiful pictures - anything white ... Just need to figure out what's the best way to publish it so everybody can see what we like to share for free... so stay tuned for that one !
Oh yes, the magazine will be named (drumroll) .... wit, etc magazine.

donderdag 15 september 2011

Why do you stand by the window Abandoned to beauty and pride (The Window, Leonard Cohen)

my view of our garden

Had an appointment with the plan B painter last evening. We strolled through the rooms and ended up in what will be my kitchen pretty soon. This room has the most corners and is probably every painter's nightmare. But J. was very kind and said the rooms I've shown him were pretty easy to paint ; a walk in the park. So sweet of him. The appointment was brief but accurate ; I guess he might become our plan A painter. Next week his offer will drop in my mailbox (oldskool way, love to have an offer on paper and not by email) .. So when we say GO colours will be our next issue. I'm already pretty sure what I want. Icy, chalky grey-ish colours. Very toned down, not too much fuss and compatible with any piece of furniture.

woensdag 14 september 2011

Starfish and coffee, maple syrup and jam Butterscotch clouds, a tangerine, a side order of ham (Starfish & Coffee, Prince)

peppercino coffee @ Starfish & Coffee, Antwerp

Everybody 's got their own little secret place. Starfish & Coffee is one of mine. When I need to  get some paper and glue and other stuff, I always grab a peppercino at this coffeeshop just across AVA***

dinsdag 13 september 2011

You got me spinnin', baby You know I'm in a trance (Knock on Wood, Amii Stewart)

Marie and her dad gathering lost wood

We have this large dressing in the new house ; lots of extra space to hang our clothes and shoes but one thing is a bit unfortunate. Some of the upper closets are build in at an height, even my tall hubby has a problem fetching something out of them. So we were thinking about a nice design step, just to make it easer (and avoid sleepy head morning accidents) to get to the top of those highest doors.
I've know Veronique from through my shop ; being a graphic designer she often made birth announcements and customized pin buttons for kids. Her husband is a craftsman (with beard an all, perfect typecasting) and he makes the most beautiful furniture out of wood. I love their big chunky tables ; we also need one for our kitchen slash livingspace.
Maybe Malvini could help us out with a nicer version then an aluminum design step ; it still looks like it came out of a DIY shop, but with a more exclusive pricetag .. So I'd rather pay the same for a handcrafted item that looks timeless and chic.

Tu es la vague, moi l’île nue (Je t'aime, moi non plus - Serge Gainsbourg et Jane Birkin)

Lara Stone - V magazine
Just wanted to share these pictures with you. I'm in love with the Kelly bag ... (click on the pics for a closer view)

maandag 12 september 2011

I'll put all your clothes in a nice neat little pile (Diane, Therapy)

What I would wear ...

Fashion week is fully running and I love to check out all the labels (at least my favourite ones)  and what they have in store for us, upcoming season. I've picked the Diane von Furstenberg show cause Diane was born in Brussels, she's a strong and independent woman and she has an amazing label.
I really love her classics - the wrap dresses - but unfortunately, they are not for my figure. I do own 2 DVF dresses however. A bright red and white one, floaty floral design and a black one (LBD) with shimmering gold detail.
If I would choose something from this upcoming collection it would be the outfit on the left. The colours match amazingly. It's totally me. The cropped trousers, the brogues and skinny shirt. The little jacket would be perfect for my height (only 5'4"). As for the picture of Anna Wintour. She always get's it right. 

zondag 11 september 2011

I rock the place I rock the place that's pumpin' Bass (I'm in the house, Steve Aoki)

I really love the old parts in my house ; they give it soul 

As promised, a little collage and first impression of the hall and our future living room.
I really am in love with those old tiles ; even though some of them are crooked, I never ever want to
change them. It's the first thing you notice when you come through our door. The 1st door on your left gives a little hint that this is not a recently built house. My intention is to look it up ; maybe a visit to the city archives will learn us more about that.

Today we met Frank, a housepainter who was highly recommended to us by Henny Waalwijk. A very nice man ; I'll try and catch his picture once he starts painting. Our hope is he can start soon, now the house is still empty and it's way easier to work with no furniture standing in his way.

vrijdag 9 september 2011

that's nead that's nead that's nead I really love your tiger feet (Tiger Feet, Mud)

Steve Madden shoes - I got mine at Essentiel Store Antwerp
My new soft spot : animal print shoes. I think I found the perfect pair. Good quality, perfect color and in an acceptable price range. I usually wear a lot of black during Fall and Winter. Simple straight trousers, 3/4 double breasted jackets and blazers, uni or striped tees and pullovers.
So I'd like to have some accessory that stands out ; showstopping shoes - bags and scarfs are perfect to complement my personal style.

woensdag 7 september 2011

Our house it has a crowd There's always something happening And it's usually quite loud (Our House, Madness)

THE key ! 

This could be the real kick off of this blog ! We officially own a house since 11o' clock this morning.
It's like I've married Mr C all over again : but this feels 10 times better ! Can't wait for October 24th : that's the day we will move into our house  home.

Un autre endroit, une autre vie Eh oui, c'est une autre histoire (La Folie, The Stranglers)

Beth Katleman and her Folly scene
Folly was based on the Toile de Jouy wallpapers and fabrics. Beth Katleman has worked for many years on this 5m long panel of art, wich was shown (first) at Design Miami. Beth will produce a total of 12 pieces ; the first panel has been sold already ! Wouldn't we like to have the budget to purchase one ourselves ??

dinsdag 6 september 2011

On ira où tu voudras, quand tu voudras Et l'on s'aimera encore, lorsque l'amour sera mort Toute la vie sera pareille à ce matin Aux couleurs de l'été indien (l'été indien, Joe Dassin)

mittens from the 2010 FW collection by Cirkus

It's gettin' chilly outside in the mornings. Too warm still to take out those wintercoats but already in need of a wool vest or scarf before noon.
Can't believe Summer is almost over this year. It has gone by so fast. Have to admit, my head was counting down those Summer days ; today we will receive the key to our house. The first house Mr C and I bought together ; a home.
Can't wait to finally share my place with you on this (new) blog.

maandag 5 september 2011

Strike a pose, there's nothing to it, Vogue ! (Madonna)

Adele for Vogue

Alexa for Harper's Bazaar 

Katie for Marie Claire 
Can't decide wich picture is my favourite. The most surprising of them 3 was definitely Katie's. She looks like a million dollars ; so different and stylish. I know she has her fans and everyone must stay faithful to themselves but I want to tweet her this instant she looks amazing. She really does.
Adèle, a real woman oozing class. Look at that hair ! As someone stated last week ; who's her hairdresser ? She always looks so perfect and 'coiffed' to the nines !
Alexa ... aaaahhh ! Style icon - lovechild of Nico and Claudia Cardinale ... love her style ! The kid's got class !

donderdag 1 september 2011

The boys watch the girls while the girls watch the boys who watch the girls go by Eye to eye, they solemnly convene to make the scene (Andy Williams)

Margot Robbie

I absolutely wanted to share this picture. 
This is a scene from a new series coming up ; Pan Am !
Am I going to love this ! yes !
So very Mad Men meets the mile high club ...

dinsdag 30 augustus 2011

Twee meisjes op het strand, ze lezen modebladen (Raymond van het Groenewoud)

As  I mentioned before, I make props voor stylists.

So good to hear people really appreciate your work and remember it ! That must be the biggest compliment of all ! Talked to a woman in the street yesterday who is a big fan of stylist Henny's windowdisplays (or vitrines as we like to call it).
So good to see people really enjoy and change their walk home just to see what's next in the vitrines.
This is something I'd like to do too once I move into my own new house. Make heads turn and start a conversation between people in the street, passing by my house.

the rabbit was made for an Easter special in Actief Wonen magazine

the apron appears in a cookbook. it was specially made in black & white  so it matched the b/w cupcake

maandag 29 augustus 2011

Orange can be hard, sometimes she knows. Orange is the way the summer blows (Metal Molly)

we love orange ! (click on picture for a closer look)

(left) sarahjanestudios via @Etsy
(mid) sillybuddy via @Etsy
(right) miu miu AS2011 collection

zondag 28 augustus 2011

Starlight, starbright first star I see tonight (Lucky Star, Madonna)

garland made out of original Japanese origami paper

I' ve made these garlands for an upcoming photoshoot stylist Henny Waalwijk will do with Jan Luijk.
I really hope she will use this (and other stuff I'm currently making) as this garland is my favourite item.
She asked me to make props in yellow, grey and vanilla. Especially yellow has become an obsession for her although she's always into whites and greys. It shows how people can grow into new colors and fashion.

Ok konijntje, het is je dag vandaag Ik zing een liedje en ik doe het een beetje traag (AKA The Junkies)

plate found at Habitat sale and bunny is vintage 

Sold this plate yesterday ! It really was one of my favourites. Mama bunny and her little son are so sweet ! The nice part is that the girl who bought it, is a graphic designer. She makes awesome designs for kids clothes, very retro too. Maybe she will get some inspiration for her upcoming collection from the plate. If I spot a little bunny in her next Spring/Summer 2012 collection, a smile will grow on my face.

vrijdag 26 augustus 2011

Ella, elle l'a, Ce je n'sais quoi (France Gall, 1987, Babacar album)

48 little goodie bags

Voilà, here's the picture I wanted to share with you guys. Wanted Ella & her mother to be the first to see them before anyone else did ! Must say my friend Tinne was very very pleased ! She absolutely loved 'em !! Now I can but hope she gets loads of questions like ; where did you find those ? Who made them ... (fingers crossed)

donderdag 25 augustus 2011

Candy, Candy, Candy I can't let you go (Iggy Pop with Kate Pierson)

My first try out last night. Tried to make candy pop(sicle) cupcakes. They look very smart and delicious ; now I can but only hope they taste good. I have some try out bunnies to try them so I will let you know what their verdict was. Will keep up this cookery skill till I've mastered it to perfection !

white chocolate, lightblue sugary pearls to give them the lush effect 

dinsdag 23 augustus 2011

Baby, baby, sugar me (Lynsey de Paul, 1972)

Crystallised ginger by Waitrose - Zara Home plate - Vintage pussycat
I glued the cat on the plate with some extra strong china glue. Doesn't this look fantastic ? A cheap (bought the plate on sale) and unique (vintage cat) way to amaze someone you love and like to share your best sweets with ! 

I really love ginger. In any form. I can drink it hot or cold, mixed in a lemonade. Just love to eat it with sushi - or use it in a dessert like crème brulée or milk.
You can cut these crystallised ones up in tiny pieces to mix in a fruit salad.
Or give them together with some dark chocolat when your gossip girlfriend comes over for a coffee.
The ones I like best are the ones I found at Waitrose (in Cyprus haha !) but I bet any self respecting candy shop offers them too in their candy and sweets collection.
What's your best ginger recipe ?