March 30, 2014

The sweaters of Loes Veenstra, for sale!

The Dutch Loes Veenstra has knitted over 500 sweaters since 1955. All the sweaters were stored in cardboard boxes in her home and had never been worn. Christien Meindertsma discovered her project and presented all the designs in a book. And on top of that they did a brilliant flashmob:


And now: they are for sale! But be quick, today is your last chance to buy one. The sweaters are for sale at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam. 350 colorful pieces, spread out over 350 chairs. 



[Images via Damage; rijnmond.nl] Via Volkskrant and mom.

March 21, 2014

A day at sea

Last week my sister had the brilliant idea to buy a secondhand couch at the other side of the country, in a village near sea. We decided to make the trip a little longer to enjoy a sunny afternoon in Schoorl, eat a dinner, visit het Klimduin, and to see the sunset at the beach. It was on a wednesday, but felt like weekend. After that we picked up the couch, a very nice vintage one, and went home. Lovely day with good result.




PS Ikea has the new PS Collection out. May I say that I'm not a fan yet..? The Park bench is the only one that stands out for me.

[Photo's by what rose likes]

March 14, 2014

Fun desk accessories

Look at these. Fun desk accessories for the home office. First one is out of stock, but this is a good replacement, or maybe this one, or this Pinocchio. I discovered a whole world of these things. Made me smile. 




Stapeler from Anthropologie. Robot pencil sharpener via Woodwould.

[Images via Anthropologie; woodwould]

March 13, 2014

Spring words



Spring is the time of plans and projects. 
- Leo Tolstoy

[Photo of blossom in Deventer, by what rose likes]

March 8, 2014

One shelf styled by 22 stylists

If you've ever hung up shelfs, you'd know that the styling of what's ón the shelf is the fun part but also the hard part. (unless there out of plain view :). If it's not right, I can't take my eyes of the shelf until I know how to fix it. One time I even took drastic measures: I got rid of the old shelf and put up a whole different one. Styling problem fixed too, because of the whole new look.
Lotta Agaton gave 22 students at the Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm the assignment to style a String pocket. Fun and inspiring. Here are my two favorites. Get a view of the other ones here



[Images via String]