woensdag 22 april 2009

On a trip

Yesterday the economic crisis creeped a bit further towards our doorstep, as the company my boyfriend works for fired a big group of people. Luckily not him and for the moment everything seems quiet in that area. Tomorrow we will be in Londen for a short 3-day vacation, and we are really looking forward to it. His mother send us a super present: tickets for "The phantom of the opera"!!
I hope the weather is going to be as nice as it is over here in Belgium, so we can walk around in this lovely city to explore The British Museum, historical sites and sit in the sun in Hyde Park.

In the meanwhile I am working on a new concept and I am hoping to sign with the first client next week.

maandag 20 april 2009

New home stuff

On my last trip to IKEA I bought a small dinner table, shortened the legs and painted it brown/grey and now we use it as a coffee table. The colour blends in wonderful with the colours in the livingroom and gives a nice contrast to the accessories I placed on it.
While I was at the shop, I also picked up some meters of fabric, maybe for pillows, I don't know yet. I think the bright red goes well with the soft grey on our walls, and we can use some nice colour overall.

donderdag 16 april 2009

Diamond trend

Seems there is a new thing going on: Diamond inspired products and art. I see it popping up everywhere. Maybe because I am working on a diamond project...

Clockwise from top left: Vase by Habitat, Table object Rots by Mara Skujeniece for PerLei, Candle holders by Jean Pelle on Etsy, Diamond shaped house from Gael Maison, Cushion and Rug by Habitat, Vase by Habitat, Chairs by Fun Makes Good.

donderdag 9 april 2009

Decoration from the garden

From our garden I got some branches with yellow flowers, to decorate the diningroom. I put them in my favourite vase, by Hella Jongerius for Ikea. I think they look very good with the yellow and grey of the lamp my parent found at a local flee market (best find ever!).

woensdag 1 april 2009

That's it: I want a Mac

I wasn't much of a computer person (my boyfriend still thinks I know nothing about them, but that's another story) when I started as a first year design student at The Design Academy in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. I even asked Gijs Bakker, the founder of Droog and one of the teachers at DA, if it was really necessary for design (whahaha what was I thinking). The whole Mac/Apple thing was even beyond my understanding..

Now, ten years and several PC's and a laptop later, I finally see the light. Just this morning I went to buy a poweradapter for my laptop, because our beloved dog chewed the wire of the old one completely. The only machine (it IS a machine by size, trust me) that I could find was a Trust all purpose poweradapter. It is huge! And it make the exact same noise as a blowdryer!

At least in de Apple universe, everything is compatible and small and SILENT. Oh, and it looks nice aswell.

As soon as the payments of the two projects I am currently working on are in, I will buy a MacBook!