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This made me smile

1. Teepee through Style me pretty (by Elyse Hall)
2. Love the table through Ikea Livet Hemma
3. ComplexCity by Lee Jang Sub
4. DIY neon vases through Pimpelwit Styling

life at home



Some corners and places at home...the black birds and shutters in our bedroom that I still so love, fun at home with my little boy, a new tea towel bought in NYC and some things for a little shoot.

Back Forty West


When being in NYC I spotted lots of concrete and brick walls. Like in this cool place Back Forty West.

Back Forty West is a real great place in Soho at Prince Street. Just at a corner with a great view on the street. A great small place with an even greater interior. Concrete, brick, wooden tables and some touches of black and clean and nice bowls, cups and plates.

If you are ever near go and visit it.

images by me



Last week I received a nice e-mail from Anne from Kidivist.

I immediately loved her origami mobiles. The first mobile she made for her son because she couldn't find the right piece that she really liked. Since then she sells her mobiles through her website Kidivist.

Everything is made by hand and each mobile is unique.

Take a look here and thank you Anne for showing me your lovely work.

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This made me smile

1. Faber stools by Julian Lohr
2. F*** it.... through hu2
3. Love tees through Le Souk 
4. Curiosity by Ylva Skarp through Nordic Bliss

And the winner is...


So happy to announce that Soona has won a brass paper weight. Congratulations Soona with this gift, we hope you will enjoy it. Eva from Orphan Socks will contact you for your personal information.

Enjoy it and if you like send us a picture when you have given it a nice place at your home.

Thank you Eva for this give-away and for being a friend of April & May.

NUNUNU cool designs for babies and kids

100% love for this cool brand NUNUNU. How great are these kids fashion pieces...

NUNUNU takes a modern and original approach  with their designs and offers clothes with a blend of Attitude, Style and Humor.

Just adore the star print items...cool and stylish and great for a boy and a girl. You can buy this and more at the wonderful baby concept store Noeuf.

Star love it is for me :)

Images by NUNUNU

From NL with love: play with art


It has been a while with a new 'From NL with love' post, but here it is.
Dutch magazine vtwonen made a great piece about different ways to display art at home.

Love love love the black and white, all the art pieces and the great styling.

Images through vtwonen, styling by Cleo Scheulderman, photography by Jeroen van der Spek

Black & white at MOMA


My heart made a little bump when I visited MoMa in New York.
Loved the black & white, graphic art pieces. So glad I visited MoMa on my last day in this great city.

Be inspired by these images.

Images by April & May

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This made me smile

1. glasses through Lyla and Blu
2. White and blue bedroom through Thehousemag
3. Bag by Susan Bijl and Maria Jobse
4. Take a way cake by Vlinder & Vogel (through Stijlbloem)



Today a special day...I am turning 32 years.

Celebrating with my partner, my sweet little boy, family and some dear friends.

Celebrating life, being the person I am today, for what I do and wishing for lots of love and health for the future.


Image by Katie Quinn Davies (1) and through All things stylish 



100% love for this concrete stair.

Loving that raw feeling, the use of concrete, the light atmosphere in this space and the great kitchen in the background.

Image through Marie Claire Maison by Nicolas Mathéus

Win a paper weight by Oji Masanori


I am truly happy to tell you that Orphan Socks is joining to be one of the April & May friends. 

Orphan Socks = nothing special but unique,
orphan socks loves big city urban life, 
but can also smile about small domestic phenomena,
like that one sock piece in your laundry.

To celebrate that Orphan Socks is one of my friends we are giving away a beautiful paper weight by Oji Masanori. The brass paper weights are a functional addition to every desk or table holding your papers. 

To win this beautiful gift...
1. we would love to hear what you think of the brass series by Oji Masanori by Futagami
2. like the ORPHAN SOCKS Facebook page and leave a comment
3. leave a comment on this post with your opinion and of course you can always like the April & May Facebook page too :)

This give away runs till Tuesday the 17th of April and we will announce the winner here and on the Facebook pages.

With love from Jantine and Eva



Some Easter love from me....Enjoy your Easter ♥

By April & May

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This made me smile...

1. Orange and grey by Janne Peters (through Designskool)
2. Books through Yellowtrace (source unknown)
3. soft colors by Camilla Tange/Peter Kragbelle (through the style files)
4. Cabinet by Portobello