August 15th, 2013
When I was invited to stay the night at Hôtel Droog at Merci I fell in love with all those suitcases on the wall on the ground floor of Merci (see photo here). Recently the Dutch design company informed me that those suitcases weren’t only for sale during the Merci collaboration, but everyone is able to buy them online right now! You can choose several colors, but I would go for the white one. On Read more…
March 28th, 2013
The hotels on Designhotels.com are a feast for the eye and are on the Travel Bucket List of many of us. The yearly publication of their Designhotels Book is even better: now you can sit on your couch and read and, more important, fantasize about all those beautiful places they describe. This year they collaborated with Artek, the famous Finnish design company, to make Read more…
February 15th, 2012
There are a few things I collect. The Designhotels.com books are one of them. I love that they come in bold colors every year, after the yellow and green one, it’s now time for the purple one. With an amazing typography on the cover. In this 2012 edition you’ll find Read more…
December 18th, 2011
I’m not an impulsive shopper, I (try to) only buy things I really like. Things you see and you are immediately in love with. I had that feeling about this bag at Acne. I couldn’t find the price and the sales person was busy helping somebody else. The denim fabric is beautiful but check the Read more…
July 29th, 2011
Oak is one of the best stores in New York to get your designer stuff of Acne, April 77, Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair and Gestuz (among others). I was doing some online shopping and spotted this sunscreen with an A+ for their graphic design (price: 12 dollar). I think I wouldn’t even dare to touch the bottle – especially on the beach with the sand and all. There are two stores in New York: one in Manhattan and the other one on Williamsburg (pictured below).
Check out: www.oaknyc.com
July 7th, 2011
Spotted in Monocle: Oneglass.it. A cool designed glass of wine. Perfect for people like me (single) who don’t drink a bottle of wine next to their dinner. Or have to drive back home. One glass is just enough. Buy it online or in Milan, Verona or Japan.
Check out: www.oneglass.it
July 3rd, 2011
A girl have to protect herself, isn’t? Well I’m not a fan of weapons, but this one on my neck will be my funny piss-off sign. Eden & Eden is a store in San Francisco where they sell fantastic jewelry, but also clothes, bags and furniture. My favorite is this necklace of General Tokyo (66 euro) but I also like the vintage studded tunic pictured underneath this post (87 euro).
Check out: www.edenandeden.com
May 31st, 2011
One of the best shops in San Francisco is Curiosity Shoppe. It’s there already for a few years but they have a great collection of homeware, stationary, books and jewelry. You can do some online shopping and that’s what I did. These three items are my favorites:
Travel journal I was Here: 12 euro
Necklace Open and Closed: 31 euro
Moustache pencils: 10 euro
Shop your favorites at: www.curiosityshoppeonline.com
May 30th, 2011
When I received the press release of the new Mexican inspired shirts by Pinko I immediately think of my trip to Mexico in 2010. And I really want to go back because of this new hotel: Be Playa del Carmen. I would wear this shirt with a simple jeans short and flip flops. Love the bold colors in Mexico and on this T-shirt.
Check out: www.pinko.it
May 9th, 2011
I love discovering chains we don’t have in the Netherlands. Like Aland: a store with several outlets in Seoul. They collect nice things from all over the world to create a fantastic collection. I did some online window shopping and these are my favorites:
Dress: 33 euro
Bag from Baggu: 37 euro
Espadrilles: 31 euro
Check out: www.a-land.co.kr