A long long time ago, I promised a room tour… and here it is! Not on this blog, but over at the ikea family live magazine! You can find it in dutch here and in French here. No English, but it’s mostly pictures anyway. These pictures were taken in the summer, so obviously things have already changed a lot here (for example, I have an actual bed now!), but I’m still pretty happy with the result of this article. And there’s more good news: if everything goes according to plan, I should be able to start on the new Au Pays Des Merveilles next week and hopefully I’ll be back soon with more pretty things, more interior inspiration and more travel tips!
My daily bag is most definitely a canvas tote. Whether you need to bring just your daily necessities, do some groceries on the way home or bring an extra sweater: it always fits and it’s never too bulky. There’s just one problem: they don’t last a very long time. Now that my favorite tote bag (I’m talking about the white version of the “my bauhaus is better than yours” tote from this post, which already replaced the black version) has developed holes big enough for my keys to fit through, it’s time to think about replacement. I’ve been keeping an eye out for a pretty substitute and I’ve gathered my finds here. Number 2 is probably my favorite, although I have a hard time picking just one. (Especially when I look back at this post from two years ago, where number 4 and number 6 caught my attention again.) Which one would you pick? (And feel free to share if you found other great designs!) Continue reading
It’s hard to imagine that some of you have never bought anything on etsy, but if that’s the case: this is your chance. If you register on etsy now via this link, you’ll get € 5 discount on your first purchase, not bad right? Etsy offers an amazing amount of pretty things and it’s easy to get lost when you’re looking for something specific, so I’ve selected a few of my recent favorites that I think you might like as well. Continue reading
Anna Ladd questions privacy in these times of blogging and social networks in her series “Things I told the internet but didn’t tell my mom”. Each of the handmade banners expresses a statement that she posted on the internet over the years but never talked about in person. (source)
In the series “Kings and queens of architecture”, illustrator Paul Stuller drew starchitects wearing their most iconic building on their head. (By the way, you can find my photographs of Bjarke Ingels’ “hat” here.) (source)
Opening Ceremony is paying tribute to Belgium this month, by posting a Belgian Slang Dictionary on their blog. You can find all of them here and even send in suggestions!
With the cacti-craze and succulent love that has been going around lately (you can read more about my personal plant favorites here, here, here and here or on pinterest), it was just a matter of time before someone combined their love for plants with their love for food. Thanks to Brooklyn-based baker Alana Jones-Mann, you can find out how to make these cupcakes yourself here. (source)
You can find the most fun infographics at truthfacts.
I saved the best for last: design bible Apartamento explored the world of Wes Anderson’s movie sets, all of which are designed up until the smallest details. More photos here.
As I mentioned before, the Scotch & Soda showroom was yet again located in the most beautiful venue. This time, the honor was for Goldwood, an interior shop that sells the most beautiful vintage furniture and doubles as an art gallery. I could go on and on about the gorgeous space (those brick walls, the light and that glass shelving system next to the windows!) and the stunning furniture (I’d sign for one of those wooden shelves in a second), but I’ll let the photos do the talking.