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A Typical day in the Algarve

A Typical day in the Algarve

Recently I had the privilege to visit the beautiful Algarve coastline. It was like a Pinterest picture coming to life. The rock formations are truly beautiful, the food and wine were delicious and the sun was shining like crazy. The recipe for a good time if you ask me! I illustrated my typical day in

Style Talks

Style Talks

A SELECTED BUNCH OF PEOPLE, 10 SHORT QUESTIONS AND 10 FASHIONABLE/REFRESHING/INSPIRATIONAL/AMUSING ANSWERS. THAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS FOR STYLE TALKS. THIS TIME WE TALKED WITH FLEUR KUIPERS, A GRAPHIC DESIGNER AND PAINTER FROM AMSTERDAM.   Fleur (1984) graduated from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam specializing in the Comparison of Arts with a Master’s degree in Graphic Design. She loves to

5 x Summer Island life at Corsica

5 x Summer Island life at Corsica

If there is one summer island which is super popular at the moment, it’s Ibiza. This Spanish island has grown to a party (or bohemian) getaway for many people. But there are so many other islands in Europe which are maybe even more worth the visit. Like the French island Corsica. Historically, it is mostly

Experience the power of story telling at the World Press Photo exhibition 2017

Experience the power of story telling at the World Press Photo exhibition 2017

Last week I visited Amsterdam to see the World Press Photo exhibition. It’s the 60th edition this year and my very first time to visit. Knowing there are a lot of dramatic photos taken by journalistic photographers, I had to see what all the stories behind the photos were. At first sight I wanted to

Ice Cream Shots

Ice Cream Shots

Summer and ice creams. Two things which are just inseparable. Same thing that Karl Hab must have thougth. This young French world traveller / photographer just published his book/magazine called “Ice Cream Shots”, which captures the beauty of ice creams taken from different places in the world, in many ways (colours, flavours, shapes…). True eye candy!

New Hotspot: DIJCK2

New Hotspot: DIJCK2

We will never stop hunting for new hotspots. This time, our search took us to Delft where we found DIJCK2. A concept from New York: walk in, try different frames from different designers and simply just shop around. No appointment needed, it’s all about love for craftsmanship and future classics. That is what makes this spot

Things that make me smile

Things that make me smile

Random products and projects I stumble upon that make me smile (and greedy…): 1) Rebel Walls Wallpapers that pimp your bedroom, living room or kids room in the best way. 2) Vincent van Gogh action figure Art history gets funny with this Vincent Van Gogh action figure. And yes… both ears are removable (although Van

5 x Instagram Creatives to Follow

5 x Instagram Creatives to Follow

Illustrations by Kelly Beeman In need of some good creative inspiration? Just make a round on Instagram and you’ll stumble upon the most awesome accounts. I selected some of my favourites: 1) Kelly Beeman The relationship between fashion and culture is key in the work of Kelly. It consists of beautiful simple, black and white

5 x must-visit new Amsterdam hotspots

5 x must-visit new Amsterdam hotspots

New year, new hotspots. A selection of five new hotspots which just opened their doors (or are yet to be opened): 1.Yumler Amsterdam Opening very soon, excited already. Yumler in short: good food made easy. They want to offer a fresh approach to ready-made food, served in their canteen or delivered to your door. And

Good Food Resolutions

Good Food Resolutions

Every year we want to start the year fresh, healthy and with new resolutions. Most of these resolutions have something to do with food. But as February begins many of these resolutions have already ended up in the trash. One of the reasons for that I think is that we want to tackle things too rigorous.

Japanese winter

Japanese winter

Contributor Sella is at the moment in Japan, where she’s traveling around this crazy but beautiful land of the rising sun. One of the key things of her stay in Japan is a Sumi-e course. Sumi-e is an ancient painting method used by zen monks as tool for improving concentration and experiencing the moment. 
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Sponsored video: Let me introduce to you Santa Clara!

Sponsored video: Let me introduce to you Santa Clara!

It’s almost time for “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” …. Yes, Christmas is coming! For many of us it’s really one of the most beautiful moments of the year, but for just as many also not. In the end it means also lots of hectic moments and stress. Recipes should be sought, a