Nu "groene" invloeden volledig geïntegreerd zijn in interieurtoepassingen, zie ik steeds meer zachte overgangen ontstaan tussen kleuren, maar ook in combinaties van verschillende materialen. Dit zijn een aantal beelden die me inspireren:


If you're on twitter and have a few creative bloggers on your timeline, you probably have noticed "hashtag" Creasint popping up more and more building up to december 5th. In November, blogger Imke from LoveJohnny sent out invitations to join this initiative in sending out handmade or handpicked (thrift) gifts to each other. About a week later a colourful enveloppe arrived telling me I "drew" Philomeen from A Girl Named Phil.
Philomeen has the online status of a Pinterest celebrity so first thing I did was check out her boards for inspiration. I collected a few images and figured she had a "thing" for pillows and clouds. I decided to try and make a friendly cloud pillow for her home. 

On december 5th "Sinterklaasavond" around 20.30 we all opened our packages and timelines were filled with tweets and pictures of beautiful wrapping and gifts. Coincidence had it that Philomeen also drew my name, and I received this lovely Hay towel with a vintage brooch attached. Thank you #Creasint!

To read more blogs about #creasint, have a look over at 101woonideeen.nl

Comforter for baby Lieke

Lately, I'm making a lot of things again. Because I love creating. Because I have a house stacked with materials. Because I like showing my little boy that you can easily make nice and personal things yourself, in stead of running to the shops for every little thing.

Geometric textiles

Mika Barr (Tel Aviv) is a textile designer who created a new kind of fabric. By using rubber coated cotton, the fabrics look like they are made of paper. "Folding A-Part" is a series of textiles that fold, fracture and turn in three-dimensional ways,  along the printed patterns. The more the fabric is creased, the better the effect of the folded parts.

Besides forming beautiful sculptural elements, the textiles can be used for interior products such as pillows and furniture upholstery. 

Colour Masterclass by Studio IJM

A few weeks ago I followed a Colour masterclass by Studio IJM in their atelier in Amsterdam. During the class we met Frank and Astrid who explained their working methods and kindly guided us through their Amsterdam Studio. Literally everywhere you look, there is colour inspiration and 'lost and found" items from their numerous projects.

Meet The Blogger

This weekend I attended Meet The Blogger in Amsterdam; an international event for home-, design- and lifestyle bloggers.
It was a day full of inspiration, sharing knowledge and meeting many talented bloggers like Maria, Nina, Imke and Dee.

Getting ready for Meet The Blogger 2012

Upcoming saturday I'll be attending Meet The Blogger at the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam. I'm very excited to hear the stories of professional bloggers Frida Ramstedt and Pippa Jameson and ofcourse meet up with other lifestyle/ interior design bloggers.

Children's stories posters

Hyper-minimalistic posters of the Children's stories we grew up knowing and loving. Christian Jackson's conceptual approach on popular stories as Goldilocks & the three Bears, The princess and the Pea and thirteen others is both refreshing and mesmerizing. I love how you only need one (beautifully designed) hint to set off your imagination.


Ok, just how cute are these Mugtails from the Japanese brand Kinto? These mugs come in different sizes, designed to match the size of the forest animals depicted in relief.

The tails of the different animals are on mat finished mugs, to use for your favourite drink. But they make a pretty good candleholder too.



Today I'd like to share with you the birth announcement I made for our daughter Evie. She was born in October which is why we wanted to use Fall colours like dark brown and red. The name Evie translates as "the start of life" and is the main thought for this card printed on growing paper; double layered organic paper filled with seeds.


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