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Selfmade Keukenfrutsels

3 Jan

Two years ago I closed my shop/exhibition space. In the shop I sold various (street) art & design related books. It had been my biggest love ever since I started my study as a graphic designer. I don’t have to explain that this love will be never ending. A few weeks ago I had to move all my favorite books to my studio, since all is related to my work and I am forced to put some distance between us.

Bookstores are still my favorite shops, so every now & then I go in to discover new, inspiring, pretty and fun books. I can’t always afford to buy them, but a picture works fine too… I have this habit of making lists of books I would like to have, which turned into having my own (book)shop.

Last week it was this book that really stood out: ‘Selfmade Keukenfrutsels’ (translated as Kitchen Frills). It offers great ideas on how to create your own feel-good kitchen with easy, inspirational interior ideas and simple recipes. And since this is what keeps my mind off work these days…

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Grandma’s cookbook

26 Dec

This cookbook is from 1946 that by that time was used by 94000 women. It is a cookbook that writes about electric cooking, but also gives information on the nutritive value and gives tips on how to set  and serve the table. The cookbook also includes some easy recipes that emerged during the war that, according to this book, should not be forgotten. I might share some recipes later on!

Drawing diary

15 Dec

One of the first things I needed to do was to get away from my dayplanner, but since I was pretty forgetfull I did needed an agenda of some sort to help me plan my week and keep it as free as possible.. So I started my search at this cute little shop of a friend of mine, called BL-ij. She only sells paper products from home and abroad. I had seen this little book at her shop and it seemed like it could be the one. But looking at it, it was too cute to write my appointments in… It was better than that! So, I left it behind…

A few weeks later, Bibi gave it to me as a gift!

I am totally happy with this little book, that is a special little book! It is a drawing diary : ) It originally comes from Korea, and since my Korean is a little rusty I can’t really seem to figure out how to start using it. The tekst in the diary is english, but the website is all Korean. So I have been looking at the pictures and keep looking at the empty pages to find a way for me to start using this ‘drawing diary’. So, enough thinking about it, just start! A drawing a day, keeps the doctor away…!