Monday, July 24, 2017

kaftan mood

kaftan mood

Kaftan mood.

I could wear kaftans all day every day, but I don't...

The printed photo on the wall is my all time favorite photo from Marrakech.

Streetart by Guim Tio Zarraluki, made during the Biennale in Marrakech 2014.

Have a look at this VIDEO, where you can see the artist at work.
(I've posted the video once before, but for those who have not seen it yet, it's worth watching!)

In the meantime the mural has disappeared from the wall in de Medina, but thank goodness we still have this print.

This shot with the passing man in perfectly toned traditional clothing, makes the mural even better.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

summer project

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The harlequin herringbone pattern.

My two favorite patterns meet each other in this handmade rug, also to be used as a blanket.

You can find the harlequin herringbone pattern with a lot of detailed photo's, so you can make your own harlequin herringbone rug or -blanket. It's a very nice project to work on, because you can make a harlequin a day and finally all the small daily projects, will end up as a rug or blanket.

You can download the P A T T E R N in my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

summer stools

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Two handmade wood & wool stools in the S H O P.

Scrapwood stool legs with a cover of Moroccan wool!
One stool seat is covered in white yarn and the other one is covered with turquoise crochet.

Both handmade, summer style and unique.

Monday, July 10, 2017

interior shoot at chambers d'amis

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Last week I went for a mini-trip to my friend Ank in Marrakech and stayed in her amazing green and relaxed oasis in the middle of the Medina.

A short work-holiday, just between the CC & GG workshops, to shoot the interior of the hotel for the new website of Chambres d'Amis, which will be updated soon.

Besides shooting, styling and a 'flowerday' for a few days, I enjoyed immensely to be together with my dear friend & partner in crime Ank in Marrakech. Love this place!

Here's a small preview. Once the website is updated, I will let you know ...

Saturday, July 1, 2017

summer vibes - crochet bikini top pattern

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You can download the crochet BIKINI TOP PATTERN in my Etsy shop.

It's not difficult at all and it takes just one day to make it.
You can find the step by step process with lots of detailed photos (18 pages) of this crochet bikini top.

The bikini top pattern is available in English and Dutch.

All you need is 50 grams of crochet cotton to make your summer bikini top! Choose your favorite colour and get started.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

eindhoven

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Photo report of last weekend in Eindhoven.

After our friends wedding party at Het Ketelhuis on Saturday night, we stayed in the Student Hotel, on the 19th floor.
The morning after, we had a 'hangover breakfast' at the Coffeelab next to the hotel.
In the afternoon we had lunch at area Strijp and visited Radio Royaal, such an inspiring place!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

handira kaftan

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Handira is a traditional Moroccan wedding blanket. In the Berber language this wedding blanket is called Tamizart. Ten years ago these beautiful blankets were unknown beyond Morocco and affordable.

Nowadays it’s a whole different thing. Internationally the typical Handira is very popular in interior decoration and the demand for the vintage wedding blankets enormous. Except for being hard to find, the real vintage blankets now cost a small fortune!

On one of my walks in de Medina in May, this Handira kaftan caught my eye.
The carpet salesman noticed my hearteyes and said, try it on...
It was pretty hot at that time and the dress felt quite thick, warm and heavy. So I didn't try it on. Besides, when would I ever wear such a heavy, shiny dress?

But the dress certainly had my full attention!
I thought, well?... as a matter of fact, the handira kaftan as an art object on the wall, could be cool. (and should the opportunity arise, you can always wear it...)