Monday, March 28, 2011

Six Party Items for Spring - Guest blog on Party Resources!

Today you can find me over at Party Resources a wonderful blog by Kate Todd, daughter of Dixie Todd a renowned event planner who has been creating unique parties for more than twenty-five years. Kate's love for stylish entertaining is simply in her genes so get inspired for your next event through Party Resources. Thank you Kate for having me as a guest!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The new Rue has arrived!

 All images from Rue Magazine
Just got back from 5 days up North (Groningen) exhibiting at a consumer fair for Interior Design. I am trying to get rid of my backlog in mails etc etc but I am totally distracted by the new issue of Rue which is simply triggering me to do completely other things :)! I am inspired, so bye dear Mac and thank you Rue I am off to my studio to paint.
Here are just a few images. For the full issue click here.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

My thoughts are with Japan

Utagawa Hiroshige
Vincent van Gogh
Nature gives and takes back. Nature is almighty. Watching the images about the devastation in Japan make my daily hurdles vanish. My thoughts are with Japan.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Look how tidy mum!

 hiding stuff from the camera
 Tada! Ready for the shoot.

When I seriously think about it there are only two occassions on which  I REALLY tidy up my home. Either I have a photoshoot or my parents are coming to visit. In between those occassions I wiggle my way through wonderful piles of stuff. It is just everywhere books, magazines, clothes, Donald Ducks, shoes, boots, nic nacs.....
So today I had another photoshoot, read: major panic attack before the happy event. Frantic last minute cleaning and stuffing stuff out of sight. Just wonder if I just should let it go next time. Leave everything as is. After all I am not living in a museum and I guess I just wasn't born to be a tidy girl (although I was brought up to be one). Love you mum (and dad of course) xox.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Royal Attic Sale!

images all from the Sotheby's catalogue

Our Royal Family will be holding an attic sale. Sotheby's Amsterdam will be auctioning over 1600 lots, including furniture, porcelain, glass, silver, paintings and drawings which encompass the long and varied history of the Dutch Royal family. Many come from the Palace Soestdijk where Queen Juliana lived throughout her married life, while other items come from the attics of other Royal Palaces. Only a small number of the pieces were acquired by Queen Juliana and her spouse Prince Bernhard, and by far the greater share was accumulated over the last 150 years from Kings Willem II and III, Queen Emma and Queen Wilhelmina. Many of the works still bear inventory marks and labels to show their origins in the seven Royal Palaces and Royal Residences throughout the Netherlands. The sale is for the benefit of charity. For details of the auction click here.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Fresh start of the week!

It is 9 a.m. here in Amsterdam. Kids just went off to school and I am sipping my first latte. It is cold outside but the sun is shining. I feel happy and I am looking forward to this busy week :). I hope you do too! Here are some snapshots from my sitting room in its current state.


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