My heartmate brought back some sun for me from London. To be more exact: Wedgwood Stonehenge Midwinter Sun. Five of them. I have a feeling our new cabinet to store my entire collection of vintage goodies can’t be postponed any longer. Meanwhile I’ll be enjoying a nice cup of sun. I hope you have a sunny week too!
It’s a lazy sunday. At least for one of us. Since there’s no room left on the couch we’re going out to (hopefully) score some goodies on flea markets. I’ll keep you posted on my finds. Meanwhile, have a lazy Sunday!
My heartmate surprised me with a present recently. I have labelled it as my new bible! If you have a soft spot for Scandinavian design: it’s a wonderful must have. From Aalto to Wirkkala, more than 180 outstanding designers from 1900 to the present. The book includes a detailed look at furniture, glass, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, metal ware and industrial design. Let’s face it: Scandinavians are exceptionally gifted in design. Takk så mykje to all those Northern designers, and to my heartmate of course!
Only 53 days to go until… extraordinarily good food, amazing temples, energetic shopping malls, claustrophobic markets, a therapeutic massage and the famous Thai smile. Only 53 days to go until I’ll arrive at the city where anything goes but the traffic. Only 53 days to go until, what for sure will turn out to become, a wonderful trip to Thailand. Only 53 days.
Last week we escaped to the country. It’s the retreat of my parents. In relationship to Amsterdam a small nature reserve. Something completely different from Amsterdam, that’s for sure. And what a nice escape it was!
Wasn’t sure how to translate this (Dutch) but after some discussion with my heartmate and a gin and tonic, we came up with ‘free your mind’. Isn’t that a wonderful state of mind? Free your mind, full stop. Just wanted to share this with you.
Ah, Berlin. I think I’m going to move to this great city. What a wonderful week it has been. We spend hours in a cd store listening to music (bought this fab CD of the musical Ich war noch niemals in New York), ate the best Döner in town, went to a Gay Beach Party in the city centre, saw a great documentary in Kino International, spend three days strolling on flea markets and scored some pretty amazing vases. But the best part is perhaps that the weather was on our side and coloured the city even more beautiful then it already is.
We spoke to artist Bert van Wijk (great work by the way) who moved to Berlin after living several years in South America. “I could have gone back to the Netherlands, to Amsterdam, but after spending so many years abroad I figured it could be any city in Europe. Luckily I chose Berlin and haven’t regret it since.” I can’t blame him.