Sunday, 3 December 2017


Minimalism is something that has always appealed to me.

A while ago I came across this documentary Minimalism.
Eventually we were able to watch the documentary by the the minimalists
and even the kenderman was warming up to this idea
of downsizing and a simpler life. Yes!

Don't get me wrong, I don't want to be a hardcore minimalist (big smile)

Lately I've been reading this book:
goodbye, things by Fumio Sasaki.
This book really inspired me!

I started going through our books and I filled three boxes for charity.
The next thing was saying goodbye to most of our DVD's.
Still hanging on to just a few DVD's, for now...
We'll probably get rid of them later (smile).
And another 3 bags with clothes left the house,
pretty soon after the 5 large bags 2 months ago.

I really love to be surrounded with beautiful things,
so I'll hold on to a few more objects, not being limited to necessities only.

Like this "unnecessary" but beautiful hand carved Japanese coffee bean scoop...

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Winter Weekend

I know, I know... technically winter hasn't started yet.
But last week I spotted some icing sugar on the roof.
So winter is on it's way...

Hoping you'll enjoy the weekend!

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Art Fair

 Yesterday I visited PAN Amsterdam again.
My second edition, accompanied by the same friend.
(you can see the first edition here)

For a brief moment I thought I saw a stunning ancient Viking crib...
but due to the description it's just a side table.
A bit too ornamental to my taste (smile).

I really enjoyed seeing lots of different art, antiques and design.
Some of my favourite items...

 "Moonwalker" by Marjolijn Mandersloot

 "Foxy" by Les Deux Graçons

"A gift of seaweed" by Paul Beumer

"Place" by Tanja Engelberts

too bad luckily the trucks were sold (big smile)

Wednesday, 15 November 2017


(still wet)

The oak dining table desperately needed some care.

The wood isn't protected with any varnish, oil or wax.
That's why I soap it regularly to get rid of the stains with a
white pigmented Woca soap because I don't like yellowish wood.

I just love the pale colour and the silky touch of the oak wooden table...