Saturday, May 30, 2015

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Sunny day and flowers

 Something more I like about spring / summer

 Wonder if it's as good on the inside!

 Spending time at the thrift store and the library got me these

 Another pretty bike in the streets

 And receiving mail with good looking stamps

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The one with pizza, popsicles and penguins

Added this print to my wishlist :-)

Yes to pizza

And these popsicles for dessert please! 

Made me smile, and the world needs more people like this 

And this

Benedict Cumberbatch & Penguins

DIY origami gift boxes

The Summer over the City photo project
the photographer on Instagram

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The one with the things I liked this week (118)

Starting this edition of 'things I liked' with three pictures of signs that summer is really on its way now! I can not wait to get rid of my winter coat for a while, and to enjoy reading and dinners on my balcony. Has the sun shown its face in your corner of the world? Are you looking forward to warmer weather? And what is it about summer that you are looking forward to most?


  One of my favourite things about summer

 Blue skies

 New stamps, the third one on the left is a bridge in my hometown :-)

 Enjoying a cherry beer and waiting for good food with my ex-roomie N.

Happy weekend! xo

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The one with a visit to an old factory

A couple of weeks ago my mom and I had a little field trip to the former Honig factory in our hometown Nijmegen. It was my moms first visit and I went there last year. In case you're interested, I did a post about it here. Back in the days it was a factory where ingredients for soups were made and since the factory closed down, it became a 'cultural hotspot'.

Nowadays it houses lots of small (creative) businesses. There's an art gallery, a brewery, parties are being held, music is made and if all this makes you hungry, no problemo, there's food too! I love old industrials buildings like this, so I apologize for how picture heavy this post is. It's right up my alley, with cool details and pretty street art. And yes, I even managed to squeeze in a door ;-)

Still not quite sure how I feel about these bird printed leggings. I get them over three years ago, and I think this was the second time I wore them. But life is too short to wear boring clothes, right?

 Love these colours and textures!

And last but not least, a door!

We also had coffee (accompanied by something sweet) over at the factory, but I think I'll share those photo's in seperate post. If you made it this far, I hope you liked these photo's, I may have gone a bit wild with my camera...

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The one with some tunes for your tuesday

How was your weekend? Mine was a busy one, working on saturday morning, lunch with mom in the afternoon and preparing for the market I wrote about last friday. It was all I could have hoped for, I had a blast! More about that, and some pictures from the booth will probably appear later here this week. You might have seen a pic floating around on Instagram on sunday. 
But for today I wanted to share some tunes that I've been listening to a lot lately. Except for these video's down below, Taylor Swift's new video has been playing (almost) non stop. Have you made any new discoveries, music-wise? 

Ayer - In my headphones

Noah Gundersen - David

Kat Dahlia - Crazy

Ella Eyre - Elastic Heart

Sunday, May 17, 2015

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 Spotted some cool vehicles, like this van

 And these colourful bikes

 Colourful flowers

 Homemade icecream :-)

 Participating in the annual popquiz marathon, we ended in 8th place (of 64 teams)

Seeing these pretty lamps at lunch with mom

Friday, May 15, 2015

The one with a shop update and the MuseumMarket

Happy friday! I've been doing some updates on my shops. Besides the day job, I've been working on some new postcards, added some new photo's to Society6 (they offer free shipping at the moment) and I turned some doodles into temporary tattoos (those need to be photographed, edited and listed, but I am so excited about the result that I wanted to share some of that too!)

 New cards over at DaWanda 

Framed mini cooper

Mill cards

Other than that, this sunday I will be attending my first market. Not as a buyer, but as a seller. I am getting a bit nervous now that we're getting closer to the weekend. As an introvert, I like selling online, but actually getting out there, that's a whole different thing! Lucky for me, my friend Eefje  from Atelier Luna will be coming along. I've been sewing some garlands to make our booth look pretty, and mom has been folding giftbags from old magazines, in case I make some sales :-).
I'm still thinking on what to bring. I did manage to pack some things, but I am hoping to get everything together today. In case you have any wise words, or tips, please feel free to share them in the comments below!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The one with links to like

A dog shaped Bed & Breakfast

Liking the sound of this one: walnut rosemary brown butter torte, with whiskey cloud cream

A lesson in compassion

Flashmob + Knitting = this video (the lady in the chair is the maker of all these sweaters)

What would happen to earth if all humans disappeared?

Inspiring life quotes from cartoon characters

How to always win at rock paper scissors

Are you a Joan or a Peggy (I'm a Joan!)

Sunday, May 10, 2015

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Enjoying a sunny evening by taking an after work walk around town

Visiting a market with E. I got this sassy pink deer necklace

And afterwards, we treated ourselfes to coffee and something sweet

 Enjoying all green and flowery things outside

 Bye bye bangs, hello forehead!

Friday was a bit chilly, so I thought I deserved a hot cocoa :-)

How's your weekend? Hope you're having a good one!

Friday, May 8, 2015

The one with the mail art

The documentary 'making mail' is about mail art and was released at the end of last year. I know, I'm a bit late to the party.... It's just over an hour long and it's filled with all sorts of loveliness, enjoy!

Do you like watching documentaries? If there's a good one you want me to know about, please feel free to share in the comments below.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The one with King's Day (2015)

Last week, on monday, we celebrated King's Day in the Netherlands. The King's birthday is april 27th and is a national holiday. Each year a different city is hosting a party that's attended by the King and his family. Festivities throughout the whole country include flea markets and concerts. Most people dress up in orange (our national colour) and lots of us eat 'tompoucen'. Previous King's Day posts are here and here.

After skipping the flea market last year, I decided to go again this year, who knows what kind of treasuries where waiting to be discovered! I woke up pretty early (for a holiday), filled my pockets with small change, took my camera and wheeled off to the park. Treasuries? Not so much. Entertaining? Yes! 

Loved these big metal letters

The annual flea market is the perfect place to get rid of collections that were
coveted in the past, like these eggholders

 and these cars

 I even spotted some streetart!

 I ended up with a vintage childrens' bible (for the pretty and colourful illustrations) 
and an old enamel coffee cup, that might end up as a pencil holder, or a plant pot.

And I regretted not buying this puzzle with super cool drawings

 After the flea market I had lunch with granny and mom, who both like cheese as much as I do!

And after lunch I watched the festivities visited by the King and his family. Doesn't the Queen look gorgeous? Her cape is supposedly by Zara, I love the fact that she doesn't exclusively wear designer clothes.

 Fun in the park, don't we look just like the King and Queen?