Outdoor design kitchen & furniture by Borek

Outdoor season is almost here! I personally can’t wait for the days to get longer and the sun to show itself more often. When spring arrives, outdoor living starts with a thorough cleaning of my patio and taking care of the plants. I fill the large black containers with new plants and others are trimmed […]

Looking into wooden design tables | Pilat&Pilat

My grandmother on my father’s side was a strong lady with her own shop in the Amsterdam area ‘De Pijp’. Descended from Frisian ancestors, a beautiful portrait of a family member in full costume hung above her bed at her apartment in one of the characteristic streets of Amsterdam South. Having Frisian roots myself makes […]

BRYCK The design label for indoors and outdoors

You might have seen the sneak peek from my patio on Instagram, where I shared my new BRYCK Two- Seater. A design couch by Dutch label BRYCK that is suitable for outside, but will also look perfect inside your home. My patio is not really big, and after some measuring, a two seater with hocker […]

Visiting the HK Living showroom | New collection 22/23

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to join the launch of the new HKliving 22/23 Collection. Living in Amsterdam it was not that close, but I decided to finally take up their invitation. I was really looking forward to see their collaboration with Marie Olsson. Which at the moment is only sold at […]

Upcoming Design events 2021

With my last visit to a fair in January 2020, when I was asked to give my personal view on the fair for imm and Beurs Eigen Huis. A number of articles I wrote can be found here on my new website: Work with me,  I can’t wait for a proper huge event. I don’t […]

One size fits all Room Divider in oak

During the years my home had a more industrial vibe, I remember often looking at a room divider made out of glass and metal. With wooden slats being really popular at the moment, I thought this ‘one size fits all’ room divider in oak could be interesting for some of you. It does not require a […]

Art in Return x Ella La interiors

Both working from Amsterdam  Art in Return and  Elle La created 4 limited edition cushions together. Inspired by the graphic lines of Art in Return combined with the traditional textiles from Mali as we know them from Elle La Interior. Both design to live with a full heart instead of a full pocket and with […]

3 brutalist altar trays by x + l

Earlier I showed you the work of x+l , you might remember their inspirational design in black & brass or the exhibition at Tokyo gallery ‘Objet d’art’ The Amsterdam based studio consists of just the two founders, Xander Vervoort and Leon van Boxtel. working closely together with artisan friends enables them to maintain the very personal […]

WDSTCK Burned coffee table

When working on my kitchen I improvised for some time with my old kitchen table, a table that I bought when I was nineteen for the first ever home I shared with the father of my children. We had wooden floors sisal squared carpet and walls painted in pale pink and blue. I remember how […]

GIVEAWAY | AN.009 Shelf by Atelier Naerebout

It has been sometime I had a Monday giveaway on the blog but today I have a true Dutch design treasure for you! When Joren Naerebout asked me to have a look at his work, it might have been because I am really into brass at the moment but the Limited edition coffee table immediately […]

Art in Return | A wonderful concept by Annemieke van Beek

With her exceptional work and three dimensional paintings Annemieke van Beek moves exactly within my favourite colour spectrum. In her work we see whites and beautiful sandy colours change into browns to deep and matte black. Art in Return is the art platform of Annemieke van Beek, a Dutch artist I follow for quite some time. I […]