dinsdag 30 maart 2010


Last Sunday I went to park Frankendael. Every last Sunday of the coming months there will be a market. Lovely atmosphere, wonderful products, tasty, beautiful and special. We bought good bread, vegetables, home-made jam, a funny hand-made brush, had a good coffee and watched the cute merry-go-round for children. So good to see so many people involved in sustainable quality!

donderdag 25 maart 2010

favourite books

Here are two of my favourite books at the moment. '6 Billion Others' by Yann Arthus Bertrand is about everyone else on earth. Questions about life, death, love, fear, care, happiness, ideas. Questions we could ask ourselves and the people around us. To get to know each other better. For real understanding. It's remarkable that many questions are answered similarly, whether the person lives in Mali, Israel or The USA. Other answers are striking, for life experiences are not the same everywhere. Reading and browsing the book shows and inspires with a deep love for humanity.

The other book is 'How To Be An Explorer Of The World' by Keri Smith. She is amazing. A book that can really be used. Over and over. To give ideas,to ask yourself silly questions and make you see the world around you with different eyes.

I use both books when working with my current masterstudents at the Design Academy Eindhoven | Man&Humanity , for I believe both books can make us more conscious. About the world we live in, and what we do to the world. In a positive way and that's what's needed. Fresh, funny, deeply moving and beautiful!

men having tea and knitting

Joop, a friend, sent me an article from the NYTblog, with a hilarious production about a men's tea party. With recipes from Nigel Slater and great photo's shot by Susanna Howe. Prop styling by Pam Morris. Food styling by Heidi Johannsen Stewart and Sara Neumeier. I like the style which is rough but also conscious and dedicated to pleasure, longevity and quality. I wonder what will come out of the knitting...

dinsdag 23 maart 2010


How happy I was when Loes, my good friend who owns the label 'Gewoon', notified me that she had seen one of my lambs in a publication again. Here it is; in Eigen Huis en Interieur, March-issue.
This is where they belong; on someone's sofa!