WIN two 'Words from the heart' bracelets


The perfect gift for Valentine, Words from the heart by Anne Varekamp. Words from the heart is a bracelet with your own personal message for yourself or someone else. A beautiful and subtle way to bring a message, a feeling or just something that is important to you.

This piece of jewelry is created by Anne Varekamp, who graduated at the design academy in Groningen.

As a special Valentine's gift you can win a set of two bracelets for you and your loved one with your own personal message on it.

What do you have to do to win these bracelets:

1. Become a facebook fan of Words from the heart here and leave a message including your personal message for the bracelet(s)
2. Leave a comment on this post including your personal message too

And for an extra change of winning become a facebook fan of April & May too here.
This give-away runs until the 7th of february and the winner will be announced here.

The perfect gift for Valentine, with love Jantine and Anne

Cousu de fil blanc


Like a house of couture, cousu de fil blanc creates collections to adorn precious soaps and poetic perfumes. Our dearest wish is to share our passion with you. We've spent hours crumpling paper, composing imaginary and fanciful bouquets, embroidering rhymes with mousses and perfumes.

All soaps are packed in beautiful, stitched paper available in different collections. I have seen these precious soaps in real and they are too beautiful to describe...the packing is really stunning. This would look really beautiful in anyones bathroom area...Maybe even too beautiful too unpack :)

Images through Cousu de fil blanc

Paris, paris...


Yes we are back again from our trip to Paris, visiting Maison & Objet and having one day to visit some shops and seeing a little bit of Paris.

We stayed in the lovely area of Le Marais and had a great time, enjoying all the little shops and nice restaurants. Above a little highlight of Paris and Maison & Objet... Being really inspired by some new and beautiful things I will bring you of course more about this next coming weeks.

Have a great weekend

Design fürs heim


One of my blogfriends has some great new products in her shop that I really had to share with you. Design fürs heim is the product label of Maike Timmerman, a German architect who designs beautiful handmade wooden products. brings you these fresh, handmade products...'Snake wardrobe', 'I love my home cutting board', 'Cloudieee mobile' with a wooden cloud and raindrops and the 'Woodland wall hoaks' with tree inspired shapes.

I am in love with this new to me brand and hope you will be too. Take a look at the webshop for these products and more lovely things.

I will be leaving to Paris tomorrow for 3 days, visiting Maison&Objet and having one day off to visit some shops and wander around in Paris. If you follow me on facebook I will give you some updates during my Paris stay.

Au revoir mes amis :)


hello sunshine


Bought myself a small yellow belt today...just giving that little touch to something more ordinary.
Be also inspired by yellow... and take a look on the bright side :)

1. Yellow wall (source unknown)
2. Yarns through the Purlbee
3. Take a look on the bright (source unknown)
4. Touch of yellow through Blackbirdstyle

DANA photography


Loving the work of Dana van Leeuwen, a great Dutch photographer. Take a look at her website for more instant love and inspiration...

Images by DANA photography

Lodge hotel


Last week we stayed for a night a lodge hotel in Hasselt called De Groene Hendrickx.

The hotel is situated in the middle of the centre of Hasselt. The hotel is beautiful combination of modern and authentic elements like the brick walls and ceilings and the old wooden beams. A warm and cosy restaurant where you can sit by the fireplace with a view on the streets of Hasselt. The hotel has different theme rooms, nicely decorated with eye for little details, simplicity and it's own sphere.

We had a great time at this wonderful hotel with nice restaurants just around the corner. A place to remember when you want to visit Belgium.

More images and information about this hotel and the other hotels from the Lodge group you can find here.

April & May hearts


This made me smile...

1. Simple black & white through Ifonawintersmorning (through Natasja Molenaar)
2. Butterfly Stamp through Lagalerievegetale
3. Prince chair by Louise Campbell for Hay
4. Office space through Mymodern

The Waterhouse hotel


The Waterhouse hotel is definitely a place to visit when you are Shanghai. The hotel is a four-story, 19-room boutique hotel built into an existing Japanese Army headquarters building from the 1930's. The Chinese architects NHDRO have transformed this building within the concept of a clear contrast of what is old and new.

Lots of concrete and brick walls and a new Corten steel extension on the roof. NHDRO was also responsible for the design of the hotel's interior, which is expressed through both a blurring of the interior and exterior and between public and private spaces.

A stunning and beautiful hotel with a great design and interior pieces, a great use of materials, industrial and modern creating an inviting space...

You can read more about this hotel here.

Pictures made Pedro Pegenaute

Paris here we come...


Next week I will be visiting Paris for 3 days with my dear friend Vivian for business and pleasure.
High on our list to visit is Merci ofcourse...can't wait to be there.

But of course we would love to hear some more nice places and spaces from you that we really have to visit.

These images are really getting me in the Paris mood for sure...

1. I love Paris woodblock art print by LuciusArt
2. Paris through Moxee
3. Paris through Marcus Design