Sunday, August 20, 2017

cigale wall vase

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A new cigale wall vase.

This French vintage vase we found at Magasin Horaz in The Hague yesterday.

With the Echinecea from the garden, in Dutch we call it sun hat (zonnehoed), it looks gorgeous on the wall at my desk.

Friday, August 18, 2017

cotton circle crochet

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New in the shop.

Round multicolored handmade P I L L O W.

Two different sides, eight different bright summer colors.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

spicy colors on the carpet

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Spicy colors on the carpet.

Love this colorful wool, I've collected during my trips to Marrakech in the last years.

At the moment I'm working on a new harlequin project for the upcoming #coolcrochetworkshop in Marrakech in October...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

lloyd's library

lloyd's library

Browsing through an art book of Henri Matisse in the library at the Lloyd hotel in Amsterdam.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

a m s t e r d a m

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It's always a challenge to avoid the touristic places in Amsterdam.
This time we discovered some cool places in Amsterdam East.

We visited a friend who just moved in to her new house. What an amazing place.
The funny thing is I took a photo of her house the day before (I loved it so much and said I could live there!), without knowing it's her house.
Together we had coffee & cake at All The Luck In The World, owned by another friend of mine, Jane.

In the afternoon we went to De Hallen and had lunch at the Kanarie Club.
And at the end of the day we had a rest on the roof terrace of ZOKU for a drink with a view.

After walking 'the half marathon of Amsterdam', we went back to our divine attic room in the Lloyd Hotel to rest for a while and we decided not to walk anymore and had diner on the sunny terrace, located on the south side of the Lloyd building.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

amsterdam oost

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Three days in Amsterdam.

The beautiful hotel room with a swing (and bath) in the middle of the high attic room, was the biggest birthday surprise I could wish for...

We stayed for the 4th time at the Lloyd Hotel, but this definitely was the nicest room ever!
Great historical building and perfect location in East to avoid the busy tourist parts of Amsterdam.

We had lunch at Bar Botanique and walked around the neighborhood, visited my friend Jane in her shop All The Luck In The World, climbed to the roof of the Nemo building and discovered many new special places in the always surprising capital.