June 28, 2013

Oerol 2013

The Oerol festival is a theatre festival based in The Netherlands. Every June, the island of Terschelling in the Wadden Sea is transformed for ten days into a natural stage for theatre, dance, street theatre and music. Al of this can be found in the dunes, on the beaches, in the woods and on the streets.

My experience: once you've been there, you go back. This was my fourth time. Watching theatre in the dunes, listening to music on the festival sides, going to the beach, meeting nice people: it's special, gives you a real holiday feeling and you always have a good time!

June 25, 2013

Colour pop

Don't these things feel like summer? From top to bottom, from left to right: minimal bed linen (Hay); candle Tallow Olive (BijzonderMooi); specimen Chrysina spectabilis (The Otherist); coat hook (Flying Tiger); garland (TheFlaiExchange); heart plasters tin (Flying Tiger); Uten.Silo (Vitra); Kånken bag (Fjällräven); dress (Esprit); cups (Sagaform); Dot carpet (Hay).

June 22, 2013

Outside | Inside 4

Back from Oerol! I will post some pictures of it later this week, it was great. I'm still in the traveling mood, so a travel-themed outside-inside post this time seems fitting. I'm not a big fan of camping (i'm more the cabin-type), although I've learned the how-to over the years. But what a gorgeous sleeping bag from Anthropologie is that. Would make camping so much more fun. I'm afraid that it is no longer for sale, but maybe it's inspiration for an upgrade of your own boring sleeping bag :).

[Flower photo via Pinterest; Sleeping bag via Anthropologie]

June 14, 2013

Have a good weekend

I'm taking a few days off from blogging. Time for wind, water and being outside. I'm going to watch theatre, art installations and music while cycling over over the Dutch isle Terschelling. It is Oerol festival time. Have a good weekend and see you next week!

[Photo by Katie Ann Owens via Pinterest]

June 13, 2013

Su Blackwell

Su Blackwell makes amazing art pieces out of paper. She creates book sculptures, installations and does commercial projects. Underneath a few examples of these beauties. Blackwell about her work:
'I often work within the realm of fairy-tales and folklore. I began making a series of book-scupltures, cutting out images from old books to create three-dimensional diorama's, and displaying them inside wooden boxes. (...) There is a quiet melancholy in the work, depicted in the material used, and choice of subtle colour.' (Source: Su Blackwell)

From top to bottom: Snow White in the Woods; Peter Pan, the Pirate Ship (sold); the princess and the frog; Edensor, Derbyshire, a guide to (sold).

[Photo's via sublackwell.co.uk; smudgetikka.com]

June 10, 2013

The Bridge

Within two weeks, I've watched the whole Scandinavian series The Bridge (Swedisch: bron | Danish: broen). What a good one. The series follows a police investigation on the discovery of a dead body on the Øresund Bridge, connecting Denmark and Sweden. Brilliant acting by Sofia Helin as Saga Norén. Her character has symptoms consistent with the Asperger syndrome, which makes her dynamics with her co-player Martin Rohde (Kim Bodnia) interesting and unexpected.

The series keeps stuck in my head, not only because of the story and acting, but also because of the interiors. Especially the one of Martin Rohde. A beautiful wooden house with many windows and wooden elements on the inside. Would love to live in such a house! Below a few images from the series, you should watch the series for a better impression. For the ones visiting copenhagen: there is a tour available that takes you along the sites of The Bridge here. The house is located in the Sundbyvester area on Amager, Copenhagen.

[Images via Ouno

June 7, 2013

Your design alter ego

The open university offers a fun test, by which you can find out who your design alter ego is. 

Mine is Karla Gropius from the Bauhaus movement. Nice fit, because I really do believe in large massive parties, not just design that is solely available for the rich. And I fell in love with this Bauhaus chess set in high school (view link).
For the rest: my house doesn't look like bauhaus at all. Although I wouldn't mind getting some furniture with clear lines. Somehow I just keep buying different things; must have to do with those flea markets, i'm guessing.. 

View the test-link for several short videos about six important movements in design history.

[Images via open university] via SwissMiss

June 5, 2013

Holiday dreaming: cabins and Fieldcandy tents

Finally a bit of sun and hot weather over here! Makes me dream of the holidays. I've booked a few days in Paris for August and in a few weeks I'm going to Terschelling. But for now, I can just dream away with these cabins and fun tents from Fieldcandy. I'm not a big fan of camping, but these tents are hilarious. See more designs over here.

From top to bottom: tent 'what a melon'; Cabin in Texas Hill Country; tent 'fully booked'; cabin on the island of Spildra, Norway; tent 'Big Top'.

[Cabin images via freecabin; tent images via Fieldcandy]

June 2, 2013

Flea market finds + Gevonden Op Marktplaats

Number of flea markets visited so far: 4. Have I bought to much already? Ehh, yes. (could be expected of course ;)). Round-up: 4 thonet chairs; sidetables; tablecloths; chandelier; 4 books; ginger jar; teaspoons; silver frames; a whole range of different egg cups; juicer; cake plate. 

Some things still need a bit of work, like those four chairs, but all the markets were really fun. And cold, because the weather is still quite cold over here. Nevertheless: I'm happy with my finds! Some of it is pictured below. 

Another great place to find vintage pieces is Gevonden Op Marktplaats. For the non-Dutch: Marktplaats is the Dutch Ebay. A website with a million things, but it's always hard to find that perfect piece among al those other things posted. Gevonden op Marktplaats is owned by Julien Rademakers. Each day, he posts some beautiful vintage finds from Marktplaats that are still for sale. Great idea and a huge time saver! 

[Top photo's by What Rose Likes; bottom images via Gevonden op Marktplaats]