Friday, November 22, 2013

Flavourites Live

Go, go ,go to Flavourites Live! Flavourites Live is an event where 160 webshops present their products live. So you can do your webshopping in person and on site. Always wanted to see the faces behind you favourite webshops? Today, tomorrow and sunday you can! The opening hours are:
Friday 22 november 10.00 - 18.00 hour
Saturday 23 november 10.00 - 18.00 hour
Sunday 24 november 10.00 - 18.00 hour.
The event is in Amsterdam: for more info see the Flavourites Live website.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


The dolls from Esthex are very cute and to see that they are getting new beds now is great! I really melt when I see these beautiful tiny beds for the Esthex dolls. Since I have kids I am full with ideas for design toys & furniture for kids. One of those ideas is beautiful furniture for doll houses & dolls in a contemporary style. Well these beds could have come right out of my head, they match my style perfectly. And how cute are those blankets & pillows? Esthex turned 10 this year and I hope they will be around with their sweet and nice products for a long time. Congrats Esthex and keep up the good work!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Enjoy your weekend!

Just some inspiring words to send you into the weekend! Last week my computer broke down and I did receive it back yesterday (my harddisk crashed!!! Luckily for me I have a great computer store (thanks Robert & Peter!) which restored most of my files! Yayyy, that was a big relieve! I am going to make a back up now every week (which I can highly recommend you to do too)). So I spent a whole week without my computer. It meant that I did'nt work a lot and that gave me some spare time which I enjoyed at the beginning but at the end I started to miss my computer & work. Well I am back at my desk now behind my computer and besides all the work that I have to catch up I couldn't resist to write a quick blogpost to you. Wish you all a warm & cosy weekend. I am going to spent the day tomorrow with some very dear friends from high school. We try to meet up with all 9 of us every 6 months. It's a big puzzle to set the date, but we always manage to find a day in our busy schedules and when we meet we have a great time. So I am looking forward to tomorrow! Hope you have some nice plans for the weekend as well.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Haikje's Home: My house

This is our house! Or better I can say our Home, because that's exactly how it feels. In this column "Haikje's Home" I show you bits and pieces of our house. Today I show you the outside and the entrance. I love our house. I love every authentic detail of it, I love the space it has (very handy for someone like me who can't get rid of anything), I love it's warmth, I love it's Majestic looks and I love that it gives me a Home. I can go on and on like this. But in short: I LOVE our house. I believe that if you want people and even "things" to be good for you, you also have to be good for them and cherish and love them. Our house is very good for us and we try to be good for the house. A few weeks ago we gave the house a new roof. Just in time because since the roof is finished we hadn't had anything else than rain and storm here in The Netherlands. In a few weeks the attic will be renovated and then we are going to take care of our front yard (there is a reason why you don't see it at the picture...). Have a lovely week!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Dutch Design Week Bloggerstour

Last week I attended the Dutch Design Week Bloggerstour. Together with some other lovely bloggers we made a journey in Eindhoven Designland. We met designers, saw original products and a lot of creativity. The only thing that I missed this day was a visit at the Graduation Show from The Design Academy, but the program was already packed so there just wasn’t time enough for it (you can wander a whole day alone at the Graduation Show). About this Graduation Show you have to know that it is the Mother of the Dutch Design Week. When I studied at The Design Academy the Graduation Show was held in Amsterdam in De Beurs van Berlage. We as students were really looking forward to expose our graduation work in this well known building. But the year before I graduated the board of the academy desided that they were going to move the Graduation show to our own building “De Witte Dame” in Eindhoven. Well I can tell you that we were really bummed and didn’t like this at all. You have to know that at that time there wasn’t a DDW and we thought: “who is coming to Eindhoven to see our work?”. Luckily we underestimated the power and big influence The Design Academy has and the Graduation show became a big succes. Such a big succes that now, 11 years later, a gigantic and succesfull Dutch Design Week is planned around this Graduation Show with more than 250.000 visitors! Well back to Eindhoven last week and our Bloggerstour (which was organised for the first time, who knows how big this event will be in 10 years?). We were droven bij Mini cars from location to location. Really artsy stuff to genuine industrial design passed by. It was an inspiring and lovely day. Thank you Ulrike Jurklies from Mo Man Tai, Jasmijn Van Weenen and Willemijn de Wit for organising this tour, you did a great job!
Jar with seal which I saw at The Kazerne - Bicycle from Brik – True Colours from Lex Pott – One of the Mini’s – Text at a wall from Dik & Stijlloos (a wonderful project about food) - True Colours from Lex Pott - Pink Gradient Lamp from Studio WM - Horse Equus from Soon Salon - Tea towels from Mae Engelgeer - Pattern sheet “Hier” for your own art work from nails from Mo Man Tai - Gradient Table Lamp from Studio WM - Copper Lights from David Derksen