right now

So again… it’s been a while since I’ve last been here. London’s hectic pace has had me twitching around other projects and it takes a while to settle down. Last week I finally got a wonderful new table and it seems I’m more me again (or a tiny bit more at home anyway). I’ve been … Continue reading

Anne Ten Donkelaar

Anne Ten Donkelaar is from Ultrech in the Netherlands and makes beautiful compositions of pressed and printed flowers. When I first saw her pieces I even thought how nice it would be to have a bigger house so I could look at one of those framed flowers every time I got home! With her Flower … Continue reading

Klein Blue

Klein Blue, or better, International Klein Blue was developed by the French artist Yves Klein to have the same color brightness and intensity as dry pigments. Here’s a view of one of his exhibitions, with some of his monochrome works: (Yves Klein, installation view of Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers. ©2010 Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture … Continue reading

subtlety strange Colönia

The last time I went to Portugal, I had the pleasure of visiting one of the most intriguing, exciting portuguese projects, Colönia. The  3 in 1 Design Studio,  Store, and  Micro-gallery owned by Joana Machado and João Cruz curates unusual objects, clothes, books and magazines, and introduces a new and innovating approach of design and communication … Continue reading

Happy birthday!

Yesterday was my birthday. I love birthdays. And I love parties. So I thought it would be nice to whip up a few party ideas… Doily garland with matching juice dispensers, sweet little pom-pom topped cupcakes (link to the DIY and also… where to buy them on Etsy), a ta-da-da-daa birthdaycake and the cutest party invitations. … Continue reading

Fall 2012 II

Comme des Garçons   3.1 Philip Lim   Stella McCartney    

Knitting is the new yoga

…and so it’s what I’ve been doing this Winter (among other things). I’ve just opened my Etsy store, Butter my Toast. Scarves for the last Winter days and those chilly Spring nights.  

Yellow

Lately on my Pinterest…. things in yellow:   Necklaces by unknown brand  , dot cup by Camilla Engdahl, beautifully wrapped presents by  Leslie Shewring and amazing shoes from Schutz.   Repurposed toy planter by the Plaid Pigeon. Ceramic pig planter by  Fruitfly Pie ceramics (yes, I’ve been slightly obsessed with cute containers for tiny plants), ice cream cupcakes by Martha Stewart, … Continue reading

black & white

Lately I’ve been having fun in Pinterest. I obviously missed saving favorite found objects neatly organized into lists. I then spotted some trends in it – pillows, ceramics or cakes. My favorite one was black and white. Photo by Andrea Galvani. Printed scarf by U-ni-ty, collar by Reaction Poetique  and bags by Red Flag Design. Head sculpture … Continue reading

something old, something new

So I’ve left my other recommendation web and moved on to Pinterest. And I’ve been having lots of fun! Some nice things you can find on my Pinterest: 1. Scarf by Manila Barcelona, 2. Sandra Backlund for Maglificio Miles, 3. Curtains made from an ancient korean patchwork technique, Pojagi, 4. Clever christmas tree, 5. Circus ring, 6. Mug with … Continue reading