09 December 2015


Despite being a redhead, I never had so many freckles. I would almost say unfortunately, because I love them! It makes someone's face so much more interesting, maybe - dare I even say it - even more frivolous. Photographer Brock Elbank alias Mr Elbank must have something with freckled people too, given his newest photos that you can see below. Do you understand what I mean?

11 July 2015


I recently discovered the music of Bea1991, and I'm a fan! The girl from Amsterdam is an upcoming talent and her sound makes me think of Sade, but more uptempo. Filthy believer and I am a joker! are my favorite tracks so far.
Below you'll see the music video of Filthy believer, where Bea makes awkward dancing cool again.

03 April 2015


Etro, Pucci, Pucci, Blumarine, Dolce & Gabbana, Etro, Elie Saab, Yves Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabbana. 
Middle: Zuhair Mura

10 March 2015

I Got U

Duke Dumont, 2014

20 February 2015

Maja Wronska

I am very enthusiastic about the watercolour works by young (born 1989) artist and architect Maja Wrońska from Poland. I couldn't even choose which of her works to  display on the blog, because I love them all. You can see more of her works on her website

First work: winter in Żyrardów (hometown of Maja). Second: Charles Bridge in Prague. Third: Grand Place in Brussels. Last work: Flowers.

02 January 2015

12 December 2014

Fiep Westendorp

One of Holland's most famous illustrators is Fiep Westendorp (1916-2004).
Together with author Annie M.G. Schmidt, she created Jip en Janneke for the Dutch newspaper Het Parool. Schmidt wrote short children's stories for the paper about two kids, Jip and Janneke, accompanied by an illustration from the hand of Westendorp.
The stories were compiled in a book for the first time in 1953. Nowadays, the book Jip en Janneke is the most well-known children's book in Holland. Westendorp illustrated for many children's books and magazines. Below you'll find an impression of her work and the characters she created.

Left below: Jip en Janneke. 
Illustration above the blog article: De Witmaker of Bibberen in de sneeuw.

29 October 2014

Niki de Saint Phalle

Niki de Saint Phalle (29 october 1930 - 21 may 2002). Photo by Bezzola Leonardo, 1976.

19 October 2014


A.W.A.K.E. was founded in 2012 by Natalia Alaverdian, a Russian born, Belgian raised designer. 
Her fall 2014 ready-to-wear collection really gives me the fall feeling. Above you see my favorite outfits.

03 October 2014

It's a fine day

Kirsty Hawkshaw/ Opus III, remixed by James Holden in 2002.

07 September 2014

Bahamas girl

Sacha Kalis was born and raised on a small island in the Bahamas where she learned to swim before she could walk. Her mother, Elena Kalis, is an underwater art photographer and photographs her daughter in the underwater world, where she swims with dolphins, stingrays and turtles...

You can see more photos on her website


09 August 2014


Edward Hopper. Nighthawks, 1942. Oil on canvas.

Edward Hopper (1882 - 1967) was an American painter. The painting he was most known for, is probably Nighthawks, an oil on canvas painting that portrays people in a downtown diner late at night in New York.

Hopper was married to painter Josephine Verstille Nivison. They kept a journal in which he would make a sketch-drawing of each of his paintings, along with a precise description of certain technical details. Josephine would then add additional information about the theme of the painting.

She wrote about Nighthawks:
"Night + brilliant interior of cheap restaurant. Bright items: cherry wood counter + tops of surrounding stools; light on metal tanks at rear right; brilliant streak of jade green tiles 3/4 across canvas--at base of glass of window curving at corner. Light walls, dull yellow ocre [sic] door into kitchen right.

Very good looking blond boy in white (coat, cap) inside counter. Girl in red blouse, brown hair eating sandwich. Man night hawk (beak) in dark suit, steel grey hat, black band, blue shirt (clean) holding cigarette. Other figure dark sinister back--at left. Light side walk outside pale greenish. Darkish red brick houses opposite. Sign across top of restaurant, dark--Phillies 5c cigar. Picture of cigar. Outside of shop dark, green. Note: bit of bright ceiling inside shop against dark of outside street--at edge of stretch of top of window."

Hopper simplified the scene a great deal and made the restaurant bigger in his painting. I think that is what I like about the painting: it's spacious, simple, sharp and the colours attract me. The contrasts between light and dark make this painting so characteristic.

Below you’ll see a sketch-drawing of Nighthawks.

Edward Hopper, Study for Nighthawks, 1941 or 1942, fabricated chalk and charcoal on paper.

02 July 2014

Absolutely Fabulous

"This isn't a rave, it’s a happening!"
You don't get more Ab Fab than this.... ;-)

12 June 2014

Maison Rose in 1910

Photo by Eugène Atget.

28 May 2014

Lago di Garda

Earlier this month we went to Lake Garda in Italy. I was amazed by the beautiful environment and decided that the Lake deserved a post of its own.

Here are some pictures to give you an impression.

Photos by me.

17 May 2014

The summer

ATB, 2000

03 May 2014

Lula is being Herself

Meet Lula - She can be anyone and herself on one condition: the woman has to be stylish.

So that's why Lula is Carine Roitfeld, Giovanna Battaglia or Emmanuelle Alt.

19 April 2014

i-D Cover

I always like the covers of i-D Magazine. They are about a face and a wink and it just appeals to me.
In March 2009 i-D came with twelve different covers of 'The best of British', photographed by Sølve Sundsbø: famous British models.

From left to right:  Naomi Campbell, Daisy Lowe, Stella Tennant, Twiggy, Yasmin Le Bon, Susie Bick, Alice Dellal, Agyness Deyn, Lily Donaldson, Jourdan Dunn, Eliza Cummings and - ofcourse - Kate Moss
But where is Erin O'Connor?

05 April 2014

Painting with a typewriter

I will come straight to the point: it doesn't really work that way.
'Typing' a painting means that you'll have to manually reload the key, everytime you used that key.

But hey, The Chromatic Typewriter is a great concept.
Conceptual artist Tyree Callahan came up with the idea in 2010 when he was painting and decided to add some text on a watercolour with a typewriter that was laying around in his studio.

Callahan started the search for a beautiful old typewriter and found an Underwood Standard typewriter from 1937. He cleaned it and replaced each key with a different hue that can paint on paper.

Because of the letter-spacing, you wouldn't reach the result you see below, but it would be more like a blocky pointillism.

Callahan did practise on his typewriter, stating: "I cannot imagine how one would create art with this in a practical way. If the paint could be automatically applied some way, it could be feasible. As it stands, the keys have to be manually reloaded with paint. I have but one short paragraph typed with the machine."

Unfortunately I haven't seen that paragraph somewhere yet, I'm very curious!

15 March 2014

Caffeinated Owls

I love this! Illustrated by Dave Mottram.