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

Junko Oki

I have this blog a bit abandoned…. Have a couple more posts lined up on portuguese fashion and… something new! But these days I’ve been out of the internet/computer as much as I can. Creating and researching on textiles and embroidery techniques. Oh, and enjoying the sunny Spring days. So today I decided to share … Continue reading


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

fashion film

Last week we had the first edition of the Shaded View On Fashion Film in Barcelona.   “Twin Parallel” by Justin Anderson It was very interesting to see the diversity of films presented, not only by professionals but also by students. The best part was the excellent questions&answers session lead by Glenn Adamson (Victoria & Albert … Continue reading

Carl Kleiner, the image maker

I’m sure you’ve already heard about the wonderful cookbook edited by Ikea in 2010, Hembakat är Bäst (Homemade is Best) – despite being free (in the Ikea stores), it’s only available in Sweden (no english version available so far but maybe an adventurous publisher gets it soon!). Well, the photographer Carl Kleiner teamed up again … Continue reading

the viral power of trends and creativity

This week I’ve been working on projects with some really talented and creative friends – Rosa, Xénia, Sarai… I also read somewhere how important it is sometimes just to think on the good things of life. And I thougt how fortunate I am to live surrounded by people who live their passions, who make things happen. … Continue reading

Tidying up

So lately that’s what I’ve been doing. The work from Ursus Wehrli just made me laugh. You can purchase Ursus’ books from his editor’s website (which would be so much nicer if it had an english version. ahem.) Via This isn’t happiness, images from Creative Journal.

made in Andalucía

My lovely and talented friend Rosa Granados just opened an etsy store with her original drawings. Find out what happens when hot spanish blood mixes with Amsterdam’s rainy and exciting scene.

Unravelling (my) love for knitwear

During an amazing week in Amsterdam, I finally could go to Antwerp to see the most exciting fashion exhibition of the year (well, at least on this side of the Ocean). I was amazed by it all, so well done, flawless. Beautiful works by Bauke Knottnerus (Phat Knits), Christian Wijnants, A. F. Vandevorst, Bruno Pieters, … Continue reading