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Work Art | Play Art – Office Art works

Work Art | Play Art – Office Art works

Office artworks – it’s something we’re not very good at in the Netherlands. A few colleagues bring their yellowed leftovers from home and hang them randomly throughout the office. A Toulouse Lautrec poster that curls up under the glass of its aluminium frame – or that hackneyed photo of those construction workers eating their lunch on a beam high above ... Read More »

Life Happens at Biennale Interieur 2014

Life Happens at Biennale Interieur 2014

Without going into details, let me say things have been a bit rough these last weeks. Life happens, I suppose. Still, I thought it would be a good idea to stick to my original plans and head to the Biennale Interieur 2014 in the Belgian town of Kortrijk last Sunday. And let me tell you, I’m glad I went! Call ... Read More »

Dutch Design Week 2014 – Final day tips!

Dutch Design Week 2014 – Final day tips!

So many fairs, so little time! As I sit here on Sunday morning writing today’s blogpost about Dutch Design Week, I’m also getting ready to visit the Biennale Interieur in Kortrijk, Belgium. Phew! Anyway, if you’re going to Eindhoven today, I have some great tips for you. PS: In case you missed it you can find my first blogpost about Dutch ... Read More »

I love you, UE Boom 360º portable speaker!

I love you, UE Boom 360º portable speaker!

Anytime, anyplace, anywhere – there’s some wonderful music to share! I got the new portable Logitech UE Boom 360º speaker a few weeks ago and let me tell you, I”m hooked! I don’t know about you, but I don’t have a gazillion euro stereo system at home because frankly, I don’t need it. I just take my speaker with me ... Read More »

Dutch Design Week 2014 – Sifting and Sorting

Dutch Design Week 2014 – Sifting and Sorting

How can I even begin to process everything I’ve seen? That was the question that went through my head as I drove back home after participating in a two-day VIP press tour of Dutch Design Week 2014. What an amazing weekend I had. I was bombarded with hundreds of innovative designs, ideas and concepts, got to meet tons of new ... Read More »

The Surface Pro 3 is the holy grail of computing

The Surface Pro 3 is the holy grail of computing

tl;dr – You really should consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 3! How many screens do you have at home? At the Interiorator residence, we have three laptops, one tablet, one desktop computer and two TV screens. And you know what? I don’t feel comfortable using any of them. Laptops are nice if I need to get work done whenever I’m ... Read More »

Life on Mars, Han Solo’s kitchen…and more!

Life on Mars, Han Solo’s kitchen…and more!

Whoops! Another week has flown by – and I just realized I didn’t take the time to even update my blog.  It’s Sunday night, time to share some of my current favorites with you before I’m off to bed. Let’s start with Life on Mars! Jessica Lange sings David Bowie’s Life on Mars It’s an instant classic, this video from the ... Read More »

Fuke, Uber…and more four-letter words

Fuke, Uber…and more four-letter words

Oh boy, it’s one of those days! No matter how hard I work, my to-do list seems to be getting longer and longer. Time to take a break and share some of the stuff I’ve been seeing and doing this weekend. Crazy coinkydink: all the items are four-letter words, starting with a photographer named Fuke. Fuke I wonder how Fuke P-San ... Read More »

#DesignAmsterdamDinner #Hashtag #Hello #Hangover

#DesignAmsterdamDinner #Hashtag #Hello #Hangover

#Oh #my. #Oh. #My. #I #just #got #out #of #bed #after #a #great #night #in #Amsterdam #courtesy #of #the #wonderful #bloggerstour #designamsterdam #at #the #Pistache #Restaurant (#hashtag #DesignAmsterdamDinner #everyone!) #I #am #a #bit #hung #over #after #all #those #bos #ice #tea #cocktails #but #at #least #I #did #not #take #the #wrong #train #home #like #I #did #at #Elle #Festival #where ... Read More »

AmsterdamFM…here I am again!

AmsterdamFM…here I am again!

Well, I must have done something right when I made my radio debut last month on AmsterdamFM – because they asked me back! Yes, today at 10.45 AM I will be talking about all the latest tech & trends again with DJ Sander Oudkerk. You can listen to AmsterdamFM online right here. So Sander, what do you think about these ... Read More »

BAM! Eigen Huis & Interieur at Woonbeurs 2014

BAM! Eigen Huis & Interieur at Woonbeurs 2014

Editor Mary Hessing of Dutch interior design magazine Eigen Huis & Interieur must be one ‘proud Mary’ this week because…well, need I say more? Just take a look at the pictures I took earlier this afternoon at the Eigen Huis & Interieur exhibition stand at this year’s Woonbeurs in Amsterdam and you’ll know exactly what I mean. I’m having the ... Read More »

I’m blogging LIVE from Woonbeurs Amsterdam

I’m blogging LIVE from Woonbeurs Amsterdam

What a weird and exciting day! I’m blogging live from the Woonbeurs interior design fair in Amsterdam at the moment. Which means I’ll be running back and forth from whatever part of the fair I’m blogging about and then to the huge bloggers’ table right in the middle of Design City. Anyway, I was more than curious about the entrance ... Read More »

Delightfull to interview you, Nuno Corte Real!

Delightfull to interview you, Nuno Corte Real!

“YES! YES! YES! I realize I sound a bit like Meg Ryan in that restaurant scene from When Harry Met Sally, but I’m sure you’ll forgive me once you take a look at these ultracool new Delightfull Graphic Lamps.” That’s what I wrote on Interiorator.com almost two years ago when I first saw the Delighfull Graphic Collection. You can imagine ... Read More »

Work Art | Play Art – Art on a budget

Work Art | Play Art – Art on a budget

Your very own art collection for only twenty euro’s a month – it’s possible! After all, why buy art when you can rent it? At Kunstuitleen Rotterdam all you have to do is a make an online reservation of the works you like, pick them up and Bob’s your uncle! Easy? Absolutely! But how do you make your choice? In ... Read More »

SPLENDIDE HOTEL at the Palacio de Cristal

SPLENDIDE HOTEL at the Palacio de Cristal

‘I thought there was supposed to be an art exhibition going on here’, my husband Patrick said right after we entered the Palacio de Cristal at the Retiro Park in Madrid. He stared at a space that was virtually empty. ‘Eeeh…this is the exhibition’, I answered. We both laughed and walked around in awe of SPLENDIDE HOTEL devised by French ... Read More »

Charlotte Posenenske Prototype Series B Relief – and me!

Charlotte Posenenske Prototype Series B Relief – and me!

Heh! Now here’s an interesting story – what if you’re an artist and you decide your work has no value other than its material cost? I started reading up on Charlotte Posenenske this morning after falling madly, deeply in love with her Prototype Series B Relief that I saw at the Serralves museum in Porto this summer. If Posenenske were ... Read More »

Palm Springs, Vegas…and more eternal summer

Palm Springs, Vegas…and more eternal summer

Summer goes on just a little bit longer here on Interiorator! When I look outside, I see a cloudy sky over the skyline of Rotterdam – but when I close my eyes, it’s a balmy late afternoon in Palm Springs. 1 – Nancy Baron – The Good Life > Palm Springs Aaah…the good life – in Palm Springs, no less! ... Read More »

Martyn Lawrence Bullard Million Dollar Decorator

Martyn Lawrence Bullard Million Dollar Decorator

So this is what I want you to do on this particularly dreary Thursday. I want you to get a nice drink, take of your shoes, sit down in a comfy chair and then take in all the beauty of an Italian castle owned by a prominent Russian business man and designed by an English interior designer with perfect taste. ... Read More »

Jo Malone candles – I smell you!

Jo Malone candles – I smell you!

If I said it once, I’ll say it again – the finishing touch of every home is a nice scented candle! I got one of those beautiful Jo Malone candles this summer and today is the day I’m finally going to light it. Needless to say, this blogger had to take a picture  first – what do you think about the ... Read More »

Joan Rivers’ apartment, a Givenchy car…and more

Joan Rivers’ apartment, a Givenchy car…and more

Well, what else is there to blog about this Sunday but Joan Rivers? A lot more than you’d think actually! I’ve put together a new edition of ‘…and more’, a feature on Interiorator that I used to do every Sunday but not anymore and really should start doing again if only I had enough time which I don’t have at ... Read More »

Aloha Bar, home of the invincible summer!

Aloha Bar, home of the invincible summer!

Well folks, that was it! Today is September 1st and summer is over. OVER! Did you have a good time frolicking on the beach? I know I did! So why not hold on to that summer feeling just a little bit longer at the Aloha Bar in Rotterdam? It’s exactly one year ago that I first wrote not one, but ... Read More »

El Mercado de San Miguel and more Iberian tips

El Mercado de San Miguel and more Iberian tips

Oy vey! Did you notice the twelve-hour Interiorator blackout yesterday? It was frustrating to no end and made me feel like this all day. Anyhow, I’m back and I have some more weird and wonderful travel tips for you in case you’re going to Spain or Portugal – like the Mercado de San Miguel! Oh and by the way, in ... Read More »

Yeah! It’s my Tech & Trends radio debut on Amsterdam FM!

Yeah! It’s my Tech & Trends radio debut on Amsterdam FM!

Good morning, Amsterdaaaaaaam! I’ll be making my radio debut on Amsterdam FM this morning at 10.45. Exciting to the nth degree, don’t you think? If you’re interested in hearing about all the latest tech and trends, you can tune in on 106.8FM or – of course – you can listen to me online. UPDATE: You can listen to the full interview ... Read More »

Psst…looking for travel tips for Spain and Portugal?

Psst…looking for travel tips for Spain and Portugal?

Look who’s back! Me! As I’m sure you’ve seen on the official Interiorator Instagram feed, I’ve made this extremely cool road trip through northern Spain and Portugal. I was in dire need of a vacay, as they say, and this 2,000 kilometer drive hit all the right spots. So now I’m back in good old Rotterdam, the battery has been ... Read More »

WIN your own #IKEAcatalogus bedroom or bathroom!

WIN your own #IKEAcatalogus bedroom or bathroom!

I’m not afraid to admit it – I like IKEA. In fact, I’m a pretty big fan! IKEA products are affordable, well-designed and with a little bit of extra imagination I can use them to create something totally unique. And so can you! So now that I’ve officially come of the IKEA closet (ha!), let me tell you about an ... Read More »

Sun, sea and slit throats in amazing Spain

Sun, sea and slit throats in amazing Spain

As you may have seen on my Instagram feed, I’m in Spain at the moment. You know, Spain – the land of sun, sea and slit throats.I know, I was a bit surprised myself but there you go. My husband Patrick and I flew to Madrid Saturday morning, picked up our rental car and drove straight to El Escorial. The ... Read More »

Halston Gucci Fiorucci!

Halston Gucci Fiorucci!

It’s August and obviously not much is happening in the exciting world of interior design. And so I thought I’d have a little fun and put together a blogpost inspired by He’s the Greatest Dancer by Sisters Sledge. Halston Gucci Fiorucci!   Halston’s New York town house Where oh where would we be without the internet? Stuff like Halston’s New York ... Read More »

More Wanderlust, aka one of the hottest interior design trends of 2014

More Wanderlust, aka one of the hottest interior design trends of 2014

Time to keep my word! A while ago, I promised you I would get the full list of items that made up the amazing Wanderlust trend space by the Dutch Perscentrum Wonen at Elle Festival. Well, ladies and gentlemen…I got it! I’m going through the list with THE most important 2014 interior design trends as I’m writing this blogpost and let me tell you ... Read More »

I am SO going to next year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House

I am SO going to next year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House

It’s new York at its New Yorkiest – The Kips Bay Decorator Show House. Never heard of it until this weekend. And now I want to go there. Badly. But alas, I’ll have to wait until May next year for the next edition. You see, every year the best interior designers of New York transform an apartment into this super elegant ... Read More »

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