Saturday, March 30, 2013


'tarte au citron', a typical french lemon tart, photo: mikkel vang

pastry:
175 gr plain flour
0,5 tsp salt
115 cold butter, unsalted
1 free range egg yoke, beaten with 2 tbsp ice cold water

filling:
zest of 2 to 3 lemons
1,5 dl lemon juice
100 gr sugar
1,25 dl cream
3 big free range eggs
3 big free range egg yokes

place flour and salt in a bowl, add the butter and cut the butter with 2 knifes into little cubes,
add the egg yoke mixture and knead into a smooth dough. wrap in cling film and refrigerate for about an hour.
preheat the oven to 200 ºc
grease a 23 cm loose bottomed fluted tart tin.
roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface, wrap the pasty around the rolling pin and carefully unroll it over the tart tin. prick holes with a fork, line with baking parchment and fill with baking beans.
bake blind for 15 minutes, take out of the oven and lift out parchment and beans. reduce the temperature to 190 ºc.

for the filling, whisk lemon juice and zest with the sugar. while whisking slowly add the cream and one by one the eggs. place the tart tin on a baking sheet, pour the filling in the pastry and carefully place the baking sheet with the tart tin in the oven.
bake for 20 minutes, leave to cool completely on a baking rack.

recipe by leonoor ottink

Friday, March 29, 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

japanese designer shinsuke kawahara's whimsical paris appartment, photo: matthieu salvaing, take a look on yatzer, and read the interview, so inspiring...

Tuesday, March 26, 2013





fluo tapestry print top, knitted 'bang' motif jumper, neon perspex bracelet, all via topshop, the comfy sweatpants, via style de lux



Saturday, March 23, 2013

só looking forward to spring...... but in the mean time having fun with this ice fishing shack on 'lake of two mountains', quebec. i mean, it múst be colder out there than right now in amsterdam....reblogged from cabin porn, i totally love this blog about huts, shacks & cabins, giving, 'inspiration for your quiet place somewhere'

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013





it's still freezing cold in amsterdam but the sun is in the air, at least in my head.....gold flower earrings via mod cloth, shocking pin sweater by weekday, soft pink skinny with dots, via zalando

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


my dear friend m.'s boots: acne's newest version of the western boot, gorgeous! great modern interpretation of an old technique, holes in a sweater mended with bright coloured darns,  reblogged from uncultured magazine, makes me immediately want to try if i still know how to darn.... photo print bag with mysterious landscape, monki

Monday, March 18, 2013


i've had this photo on my pinboard for years and have to share it with you: concrete lc-2 by swiss architect stefan zwicky, with the motto: 'sorry corbu, a grand comfort without comfort'. a homage at le cobusier's lc-2, a classic in furniture design, although not very comfortable..... the original lc-2 was designed in 1928 and is still being produced by cassina

Friday, March 15, 2013



i'm not really a cake flag person, but these are so cute....., handmade in house, by heriott grace. and let's make panna cotta immediatley! smart bed for small spaces, by matera via dwr,  seems such a logical way to use the space under the bed, i wonder why not all the beds come with storage?

Thursday, March 14, 2013



diamond lights, a fresh take on light bulbs, by swedish graphic designer eric therner, photo: jesper lindström

Wednesday, March 13, 2013



kenzo, still the best tiger on a sweater!  via my theresa, fluo tapestry print skirt, topshop, neon orange knotted bracelet diva, via the chaines

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

it feels like -9ºc in amsterdam......i'm so looking forward to spring!  neon orange beanie, american apparel,  letterprint tee by monki, new balance windbreaker trainers in fuchsia purple with orange, my all time favorite colour combination, via urban outfitters

Monday, March 11, 2013

'it's nice that's annual 2012, a round up of the best content they've posted in 2012, with work of over 150 creatives

Saturday, March 9, 2013

speaking of camouflage.... take a look at 'the invisible artist', liu bolin, reblogged from bb-blog. see if you can find him...

Friday, March 8, 2013

camouflage prints, totally back, or where they even gone? want this couch.....! camo chesterfield couch via cococo home.com

Thursday, March 7, 2013

nice photo of philip starck on the 'pibal', a prototype bicycle crossed with a scooter developed with car company peugeot. the french city of bordeaux asked locals to submit design suggestions for an urban bike. starck took their ideas and worked with peugeot to develop a scooter and bicycle hybrid named pibal. the idea is that on the pibal cyclists can pedal as normal or, if traffic is heavy, use the low scooter-like platform to push themselves along with one foot. as a frequent cyclist in a big city, i'm not really convinced if that's what you need though......what do you think?

colette women, paris, photo reblogged from the sartorialist, take a look at his blog, it is so nice to see fashion week trough his eyes!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013



bright green beanie, makes me happy, via topshop.  allways love a green bag, don't know why....maybe it's because of the song, you know, 'little green bag', used for the opening titles in quentin tarantino's reservoir dogs. craig oldham's 'democratic lecture', a book offering a range to thoughtful guidance for aspiring graphic designers

Monday, March 4, 2013


totally love all the sporty influences this season, petite number sleeve sweat, topshop. and all these photo prints, can you get enough?  topshop