Catherine Nelson | Dusk

It’s a small world

Okay, I admit it; I’m a lover of miniature worlds. And I’m not going to use this blog post to analyse this extensively. Nor showing you pictures of my huge train collection. Insert chuckle here. I’m probably a hopeless romantic that wants to escape into small worlds now and then. Let’s just leave it at that. I am, however, going to use this post to introduce to you two artists that have embraced small worlds or ...

Dusseldorf Whiteboxliving by Marvin

One day trip Dusseldorf

Just a quick post about my recent visit to Dusseldorf. The weather wasn’t ideal for taking pictures. But to give you an idea, here are some snapshots I took while wandering through Dusseldorf. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by. PS: You can find me on Bloglovin ...

Markthal Rotterdam | Photo Marvin Kolk

Markthal Rotterdam

Stockholm, Barcelona, Valencia, Copenhagen. Almost every large city has one: an indoor food market. And since October 2014 we can add Rotterdam to this list with the ‘Markthal’ (Market Hall). A lively market hall, which is bursting at the seams with fresh fish, warm bread, tender meat, countless different cheeses and freshly harvested vegetables. A wonderful experience, go and see it, full stop. Shopping, ...

Photographer Brian Ferry

Fast forward to spring

Once the holidays are over I would like it to be spring immediately. I don't care for cold weather or waiting for enough frozen lakes and canals to have a skating tour. Fast forward to spring I say. The harsh reality ensures endlessly looking at houses in sunnier places. Gazing jealously at people who’re having their coffee on a sunny terrace. Photographer Brian Ferry One of the latest blog posts of ...

New Bjorn Wiinblad Collection

Bjorn Wiinblad’s new collection

To my surprise, last autumn the work of cheerful multi-artist Bjorn Wiinblad entered a new chapter; the presentation of an entire new collection. The recreation contains 47 new pieces, all with original work by Bjorn Wiinblad. Unfortunately the products are only available in Denmark, but from autumn 2015 they will also be available in Norway, Sweden and maybe Germany and Finland. Fairy tale For those of you who ...

Dieter Braun Wildlife

Illustrator Dieter Braun launches new book about wildlife

Sharp observation and humorous storytelling Illustrator Dieter Braun recently introduced his new wildlife book: ‘Die Welt der wilden Tiere – Im Süden’. Want! According to his publisher, Mister Braun travelled around the globe to study animals up close. Well... it paid off. With his sharp observation and his humorous storytelling he managed to capture the animals of the Southern Hemisphere in stunning pictures. I ...

Saatchi Gallery

London

I had some amazing days in London. Absolute highlight was the Kate Bush concert on Friday night. Before that we visited the Saatchi Gallery where they’re showing new art from Africa and Latin America. A must see! The hundreds of ants that have taken over gallery one are simply fascinating with their bodies composed of cast human skulls. Have lunch or a drink at the Shard We had lunch with a view at the Shard on the ...

Hamburg Giants

Street Art | Volume 1

I've been clearing my clutter and it’s kind of addictive. First up were my drawers and cupboards, next my digital files. Glancing through pictures of forgotten moments takes time, a lot of time. Not to mention the large quantities of coffee, laughs and tears. On a more positive note: I've gathered some pictures of street art that I took over the years and didn't publish yet on my blog. I think this will become a series. ...

Townhouse in Landskrono by Elding Oscarson

Now this is what I call ‘whiteboxliving’. It’s a house in Sweden but considering the architecture it might as well be in Japan. Still, it seems a bold decision, sandwiching a ‘white box’ between very old Swedish townhouses. However, the street is actually filled with different architectural styles and they just added one I suppose. Of course they aimed to create a razor sharp contrast. According to the architect: ...

Spielkkind | Whiteboxliving

The wonderful illustrations of Kerstin Hiestermann

Kerstin Hiestermann lives and works close to Hannover, Germany. She’s married, a mother to three children and works as a teacher with children who have learning difficulties. Besides all that Kerstin is a wonderful illustrator. On Instagram she’s well known for her work in which she incorporates everyday objects like flowers or a simple piece of bread accompanied by some well chosen black lines. Her illustrations ...