Saturday, December 31, 2011

Berlinde de Bruyckere

some pieces of art touch me deep in my soul
my body
my mind
I feel uncomfortable
tension in my thoughts
something is happening and keeping me feeling and thinking
with these sculpturs in my mind

Berlinde de Bruyckere is such an artist

the beauty of sorrow and passion

the drawings were also very nice, but I was not allowed to take more photos
Kunstmuseum Bern

Friday, December 30, 2011

cabinet of less curiosities

more of the home in zurich

Thursday, December 29, 2011

cabinet of curiosities

the obscure cabinet of a creativ couple in Zurich
situated in the middle of Kreis 5
they like comic figures and other figures
objects with patina and stories to tell
a whole bunch of little brothers is watching you here
a warm and inspiring home 

Monday, December 26, 2011

breaking the ice

stunning pictures from Johanna Burke
her work and apartment in NYC

via Freunde von Freunden

I like her dress
the real artist dress
I don't think it's by coincidence, that she's wearing it!

christmas menu 1957 & 2011

a napkin I found a long time ago and kept for this special day

christmas menu 1957

grilled trout with potatoes
chicken and seasons salade

christmas menu 2011 by my sister

carrot-ginger mousse with cress
chateaubriand with runner beans and fried potatoes, orange butter
warm chocolate mousse

Monday, December 19, 2011

after pop-up flea

a big thank you first to all the nice people who attended my flea
it was a nice experiance
an even bigger thank you to the sunny boys fom Solarshop for the promoting :-)

the collected objects got new homes, new stories to whisper in ears
Whisky got a lot of attention and hugs
and I have empty space in my boxes to go on with collecting

waiting for more snowflakes

burned cake & sunny brioche

the cake got too crispy and the dark chocolate even darker!

but the brioche are a sweet temptation in the rainy weather we have here
the old trays and molds are fantastic

Friday, December 16, 2011

preview pop-up flea

some sneak peaks from the pop-up flea
whisky the cat is waiting for you

Thursday, December 15, 2011

before pop-up flea

how to separate the objects to sale from the ones I want to keep?
how to deal with the fact that strangers enter your apartment?
how change a living space into a shop?

I underestimated the modern communication
I got linked and posted and linked without doing anything myself
there was even a portrait about myself here
and the Antwerp newspapers wants to write about me

strange ghosts
sheets to hide
sheets to separate
sheets to clear the mind and the belongings

maybe I wear a mask :-)

Friday, December 9, 2011


There is a trend again to back own bread
Miss Elmlid does a bread exchange already for some time
articles in the new Gentlewoman and in Elle decoration from november

I ordered this book and it's a very good baking book
Sourdough is in fashion

After trying with the starter four times, I finally succeded to back my first bread

cape-workers union

some garments tell their story through their label
this cape is from New York
made in the Ladys garment workers union (ILGWU)
between 1955-1963

I like the pattern and the contrasting lining
and for ones I will be able to ride a bike with

Monday, December 5, 2011

pop-up fleamarket coming up

need more space
get rid of some things from my collection

vintage clothes, shoes, accessories, juwels
fabrics, leather, beads
houseware, tableware, ceramics, glass, lamps

have a look

friday, 16.12.     6-10 pm.
saturday, 17.12.   2-7 pm.
sunday, 18.12.     2-7 pm.

Nachtegaalstr. 42
2060 Antwerpen

Saturday, December 3, 2011


It's a long way from a slaughtered cow to a leather bag
the process in the beginning is maybe the hardest and especially the dirtiest

I had the chance to visit a tanner in Belgium

Altan in Zulte

it's like time stopped, machines and tools still from the 30ies
real craftmanship