vrijdag 11 juni 2010

pappa e ciccia Berlin

I am in Berlin for the moment. And again I had dinner at Pappa e Ciccia on the Schwedterstrasse again.
I've been there a couple times before, and I still love it there.
The dinner was great again, there Italian kitchen with a lot of bio ingredients tastes so pure en simple.
Just how a Italian dish should taste, and it is made with a lot of love!!!!
Visit Berlin, you have to go there!

woensdag 9 juni 2010

Nice Place

Such a nice place, spotted on Marie Claire Maison.

Perfect Summer

I wish...

- we have beautiful weather continueously (our Dutch summers always go up and down like a madman)
- I own a big garden with an orchard
- it was weekend every day

So I can have nice, lazy breakfasts, brunches, lunches, afternoon teas, dinners and suppers with my dearest friends all the time.

(Image via Style-files)

Indoor Greenhouses for your herbs

Although a small herb garden is often advertized for beginner-gardeners, I find it hard to keep them alive. I usually either over or underwater them (or use the herbs too fast!)

If you have that same problem, you are in for a treat. Several small 'greenhouses' are recently launched on the market to help you not to murder your herbplants within a weeks time.

The Floratube is a small, low maintenance “biosphere reservation” for herbal cultivation. The idea for the floratube originates from the “Wardschen Kasten” (Wardian Case), an invention from the 19th century which allowed exotic agricultural and ornamental plants to survive long ocean voyages aboard ship. 
The mini-greenhouse is composed of only a ceramic base and a simple glass bell. This hermetically seals the contents in so that no moisture can escape. The plants which thrive in the floratube therefore only need a well-lit position and a little water every few weeks at the most – meanwhile you can take a harvest again and again. This makes floratube (not only, but also) a smart and useful living accessory for the modern, design-orientated city dweller who, despite not having his or her own garden, can still have a crop of fresh kitchen herbs available at all times. 

The Hydro Herb pot from Rosti Mepal has a hydro system that you only have to fill once or twice a week. Through a cotton cord the herbs will take up the amount of water they need.

Sagaforms Herb pots is my favorite of the bunch. It comes in three sizes: for a single herbplant, or double or triple. Just store your plant in the ceramic pot and water it through the hole. It selfwateringsystem will do the rest!

The Herb Savor from Prepara stores your fresh bundlle of herbs. It will guard your herbs for about three weeks in the fridge. This means that when you do buy herbs in the store, you do not have to throw it away, as usually pre-cut herbs don't last long but are sold in 'bulk'. Prepara also has a greenhouse that enables you to sow and harvast your own herbs year-round.

(Images via Aplusstore; Prepara and 7gadgets )

dinsdag 8 juni 2010

Origami Tea Bag

From now on I will not settle with those 'pyramid'-tea bags, I only want these oragami ones!

(via tokketok)

Desa Seni

Desa Seni is an experience you do not want to miss. Spending time at this eco-friendly village resort - which can just be a day at their salt-water pool, a yoga class or a delicous home bred organic breakfast - makes you clapp your hands in silence. It is as if you have traveled to an unknown paradise. The relaxed modus, the green environment, the various butterflies and birds, all is enchanting. 

Throughout their travels and after 10 years of living in Indonesia, Tom and Howard have collected beautiful wood homes and traditional furnishings, representing different cultures and traditions of Indonesian lifestyle. Fulfilling their dream in Bali, they have created Desa Seni, a village resort. Desa Seni translates to art village, a village resort providing an authentic Indonesian experience through the exploration of culture, religion, food and complete wellness.

Desa Seni offers unique accommodations in original antique wooden homes that have been refurbished and restored offering all the modern comforts.

(Images via Tablet Hotels and Green Luxury )

maandag 7 juni 2010


Lotta Agaton is queen of statements. Every now and then she posts such marvelous statements with complimentary typography. Some clean, fine and crisp, some with more humour and color, like this one below.


It actually made me smile, so I thought this would be a wonderfull way to start the new week.

Be sure to check out her blog now and then, as she post some beautiful pictures as well.

donderdag 3 juni 2010

Annika Vannerus

Pictures of Annika Vannerus of Sweden, so magical.
Spotted on Emmas designblogg

woensdag 2 juni 2010

Moormann Berge

If you ever want to go to the German Alps, I would highly recommend staying at the unbelievable Moormann Berge. This old warehouse has been transformed into 13 individual apartments that can be rented out. There's no staff, but the facilities are great.
Lots and lot of books to read, one step outside the door and you are in the middle the magnificent nature.
There s a communal garden for all the renters, good restaurants nice shops in the neighborhood.
All the ingredients for a nice holiday are there.
The apartments are so nicely decorated, in a way you wish your house looked like that.

The ant chair

Remember the movements of ants when they walk over a scale model chair.
The patterns they create pull them trough a 3d printer and you see the result here.
It's the newest thing of the Debug-Project.
Like the concept behind it, and the fragile out com.
For more informatie go to Fontanel.

dinsdag 1 juni 2010

Town Hall Hotel Londen

In the the east end part of Londen a Town Hall is transformed in a Hotel with the space, convenience and comfort of a designer apartment.It looks magnificant see for yourself.
Spotted on Wannekes.