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Who run the world? Girls.

Who run the world? Girls.

Seriously, where would the world be without women? Nowhere, I tell you. Nowhere! There should be more women in politics, at the top of the corporate ladder – and Goddess knows America could use one at the White House. In honor of the fairer sex (or is that sexist to say now?), I bring you a selection of amazing girls ... Read More »

Woody Allen’s Interiors – It’s Just a Vase I’m Going Through

Woody Allen’s Interiors – It’s Just a Vase I’m Going Through

Let’s face it, the biggest cause of divorce is marriage. In Woody Allen’s Interiors, the stately Manhattanite of advanced style Eve is slowly abandoned by her husband. To process this, she throws herself into improving her impeccable greige interior – and that of her children. And who in their right mind can blame her? Don’t we all feel the need ... Read More »

What is it like to write a book – in two hours or less

What is it like to write a book – in two hours or less

‘Procrastination has always been my weakness,’ I confessed to my new friend Ron earlier tonight. ‘Oh, who cares? It’s charming!’ His reply was just what I needed. The time had come to sit down, overcome an insane bout of writer’s block and finally tell you what it’s like to publish a book – in two hours or less. And so, ... Read More »

Surer after Tal R that this dreamer should be a doer

Surer after Tal R that this dreamer should be a doer

If there is one thing nagging at the back of my mind about writing an interior design and art blog, is that it’s never about me. Wait, let me rephrase that. It is about me, of course – I am fortunate enough to do see beautiful things, go to inspiring places and see the work of some of the most ... Read More »

Scherven brengen geluk, right? Buh-bye 2017, hello 2018!

Scherven brengen geluk, right? Buh-bye 2017, hello 2018!

Scherven brengen geluk. It’s a Dutch saying that roughly translates as “Shards bring good luck”. Well, let me tell you, if that saying is true then I’m in for a veritable shitload of good luck in 2018. And I’m going to need it. I spent much of last year writing and photographing my first book together with my former teacher ... Read More »

Death in Venice. And Munich.

Death in Venice. And Munich.

Now that it’s time Now that the hour hand has landed at the end Now that it’s real Now that the dreams have given all they had to lend I want to know do I stay or do I go Things were pretty much over when we drove from Munich to Venice last summer. Our marriage wasn’t over just yet ... Read More »

Vegan hot dogs ready in five minutes

Vegan hot dogs ready in five minutes

Ja, maar wat mag je dan wél eten? Dat is steevast de eerste vraag die ik krijg wanneer ik mensen vertel dat ik tegenwoordig veganistisch eet. Ik eet – een kleine uitzondering daargelaten – al inmiddels meer dan een half jaar geen dierlijke producten meer. Goed voor mijn gezondheid, goed voor de wereld. Achteraf viel de overstap reuze mee. Het ... 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 »

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 »

My interview in VTWonen magazine – one month later

My interview in VTWonen magazine – one month later

It’s been almost one month since my interview with vtwonen magazine was published. Altogether, it’s been a wonderful experience with some valuable lessons learned along the way. If there is one thing that makes me feel all warm and tingly inside, is the enormous amount of positive feedback I got from all my friends and followers. Your reactions made me ... Read More »

A night to remember at CitizenM Schiphol Airport

A night to remember at CitizenM Schiphol Airport

It had been a rough day when my husband Patrick and I met at CitizenM Schiphol Airport. I won’t go into details if you don’t mind – but suffice to say we were tired and oh, so happy to see each other on the night of our fifth wedding anniversary. An inhumanely early flight to Copenhagen was the reason we ... Read More »

Let’s give this Vegan Challenge thing a try

Let’s give this Vegan Challenge thing a try

If it’s good enough for Beyoncé and Jay Z, it’s good enough for me! You see, next month I’m going to follow in their footsteps and eat vegan for thirty days. No meat, no dairy, no animal ingredients. Luckily, I won’t be alone since there will be about four thousand people joining me for April’s national Vegan Challenge. Now, don’t ... Read More »

I’m looking at the man in the Ultrafragola mirror

I’m looking at the man in the Ultrafragola mirror

Earlier this week, I was invited by Hans Lensvelt at his home on one of the nicest stretches of the Herengracht. I had written a blogpost a while back about the giant penis hanging outside his building during Elle Inside Design – which was quite a statement, even by Amsterdam standards. I wasn’t quite sure why Hans had chosen to use ... Read More »

Gevonden op Marktplaats gevonden

Gevonden op Marktplaats gevonden

I had a great time last night after work. Now that Interiorator is growing as fast as it is, I get to meet a lot of interesting people to bounce ideas off. Sometimes I meet them totally by accident and sometimes I get in touch by e-mail and then decide to meet for drinks. Which is what happened last night ... Read More »

Welcome home, Olivier!

Welcome home, Olivier!

It’s a funny medium, Facebook. Take my friend Olivier Scheffer, for instance. I met him over a year ago during an event at De Schouw, a local bar in Rotterdam, right across the street from the Goliath store for which I used to do the visual merchandising. We became friends on Facebook, started keeping up with each other’s lives, but ... Read More »

My first day teaching at Artemis Styling Academie

My first day teaching at Artemis Styling Academie

As I sit here on the train to Amsterdam, I wonder what my day is going to be like. You see, today I’m starting as a teacher at the renowned Artemis Styling Academie.  I’m going to teach a subject called Image Communication to first-year allround styling students, which means they’re going to learn all about image composition and combination. And ... Read More »

Cord cutting on Bikini Island

Cord cutting on Bikini Island

I’ve been writing about vintage design so much lately, I thought I’d delve into contemporary design for a change. Bikini Island by Werner Aisslinger is a design concept that I think is pretty innovative. It’s a modular island sofa concept that works on multiple levels. First, it more or less forces you to put the sofa in the middle of ... Read More »

Alexandra Schijf – Serve With Cream

Alexandra Schijf – Serve With Cream

Let’s hear it for Alexandra Schijf! My favorite food stylist also happens to be one of my best friends – and so when Alex told me a while ago she was working on a new blog called Serve With Cream I thought this would be the perfect occasion to introduce you to her amazing work. Alex and I met in ... Read More »

Voulez vous? Abba – The Museum

Voulez vous? Abba – The Museum

Many, many years ago I had a booze fueled late night discussion with a good friend over which group had the most impact on music history. My friend was convinced it was the Beatles and little homosexual me could only think of one alternative: ABBA! I’m extremely please that 2013 is finally, FINALLY proving me right. You see, ABBA have ... Read More »

Stockholm Scandic Grand Central Bloggers Room

Stockholm Scandic Grand Central Bloggers Room

Ah, the suite life of a blogger! As you may know, I work as a Living & Design Editor for Dutch luxury department store de Bijenkorf. Sounds extremely fancy but what it comes down to is that I write a weekly blogpost about all the wonderful stuff you can buy at the Netherlands’ biggest and bestest store. I’ve been wanting ... Read More »

Interaction of Color app for the iPad

Interaction of Color app for the iPad

Good news for all color lovers on a budget! The screamingly expensive Interaction of Colors by Josef Albers will be released as an interactive iPad version. There’s also a regular updated paperback version if you prefer being stuck in the 20th century. I did a search and couldn’t find the Interaction of Color app just yet, but you can get the gist of the drift ... Read More »

WIN the Martinitoren

WIN the Martinitoren

Did you enjoy the Groningen special over the last few days? I had a great time in this northern Dutch city and so I have a little surprise for you! Remember I met the father of Sander Dregt, the owner of the Verroest store? Turns out this man is a professional model maker with a business of his own! Mr. Menno Drent makes beautiful ... Read More »

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