Tuesday 29 June 2010

Happy birthday Maman!

Monday 28 June 2010

Still in Switzerland

  • Spending time with family: check
  • Seeing friends from high school again after eight years: check
  • Enjoying the fantastic weather: check
  • Eating fondue by the lake: check
  • Finally seeing this wonderful exhibition: check
One more day before we go back...

Friday 25 June 2010

Back home

Back in Switzerland for a few days. The weather is perfect, we are going to see lots of friends and family... I'm super happy!

Took a few photos of Dad's wooden works while everyone was still asleep this morning.

Monday 21 June 2010

Happy birthday Matilda!

Happy birthday little Matilda!
Two years already... it goes so fast!

Sorry Teresa, I know this is not your favourite Matilda song, but I can't help it: here is the song of the day!
Whenever I hear this song I remember the little show that Andrew, my Australian host brother, and his classmates had prepared for their Japanese trip years and years ago...


Sunday 20 June 2010

Princess garland

This garland is ready to start a big trip - it will go and live on the other side of the planet, in a princess bedroom...

Friday 18 June 2010

Why didn't I think of that?

How cute is this bedside table spotted here?

I'm always amazed by such good ideas... why didn't I think of using a roof as a bookmark myself...?


Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Wednesday 16 June 2010


Absolutely no one expected this, but... Switzerland just won against Spain!
Seems like I was right to pimp my broach with a little Swiss flag today...! ;-)

Tuesday 15 June 2010

Beat Zoderer

Photo sources: left right

I wish I could go to Basel this weekend, to see this fantastic fair and visit this wonderful gallery. And most specifically, I'd want to stare at the colours and structures of the artworks of Beat Zoderer. I somehow always get a happy and beautiful feeling when I'm facing one of his chef-d'oeuvres...

Sunday 13 June 2010

Go Socceroos!

We've finally hung the old school Australian mining resources map we bought in an antiques market in Amsterdam this spring. Just on time for Australia's first game in the World Cup tonight!

As you can see we are ready - the colours are up and the tatoos about to be applied. Go socceroos!

Kieran, we'll be especially thinking of you - we know you'll be watching the game even if it's going to be the middle of the night in Hong Kong!

Oh, let's not forget the song of the day - a wonderful version from 1986!

Saturday 12 June 2010

Landing in Maastricht

I was going outside to take a photo of the pretty pattern that the drying rain makes on our neighbour's balcony...

When one of the few planes that land in Maastricht airport everyday passed right above my head!

I wouldn't really have noticed it usually, but this one is the one that's bringing Mart back home from his congress in Barcelona! Yippee!

Friday 11 June 2010

Little beetle and lime and ginger melon jam

I finally finished the lime and ginger melon jam I had started a few days ago.
Can't wait to taste it for breakfast on Sunday morning!

The little beetle is the necklace I was wearing today.

Wednesday 9 June 2010


Here are my favourite outfits from Sunday's fashionclash event. Now, the pictures below are definitely not representative of what we saw during the whole day. There were frills, there were scary masks, crazy fabrics and incredible constructions and colours. But somehow these interesting, challenging and most probably very fashion-forward outfits didn't make into my list of favourites... I guess I'm a bit too conservative... or just too practical. I think I liked the ones you will see below because I could see myself wearing them in real life... (and also because some of the models were hot! hehehe...).

All photos come from the fashionclash website, and were taken during shows 4 and 5 by Team Peter Stigter.

Tuesday 8 June 2010

My little sheep

Meet the little ceramic sheep I bought on Sunday at the wonderful Fashionclash event in Maastricht. It was made by Noemi Peters from nope design (no website available unfortunately).

Isn't he just adorable? He looks exactly like the real playmobil ones that my brothers and I used to play with... and it totally reminds me of my childhood!

Joanna took great photos of the venue on Sunday - I can't wait to see her pictures of the actual fashion shows.

Ok, time to get ready for Pilates. I will leave you with the song of the day and the rest of the lemon tea...!
(this song has been playing over and over on the radio at work and today I just could not take it out of my head!)

Monday 7 June 2010

Lemon tea

Found this pretty idea online today, and decided to make my own. It worked perfectly!

Sunday 6 June 2010

Up and up

Look at the adorable hot air balloon I came across yesterday while google-ing. (here)

It's a 'real life' version of the fantastic flying house in the movie Up and it was used it for the promotion of the movie.

I find it so really adorable... and would just love to see it in real life!

Here is a peak at how it looks from close up:

The hot air balloon reminded me of this video, which I loved a few years ago:

And this video, in turn, made me remember this Sony commercial - so pretty!

(This version doesn't have the original soundtrack, but it was the one with the best quality on YouTube)

I need to research a 'making of' for this commercial - I wonder if they really dropped thousands and thousands of balls down the streets of San Francisco!

Saturday 5 June 2010

Happy birthday Mathieu!

Dear Mathieu,
Although I told you on skype this morning that you would have to wait until the end of June for your present to get to you, you won't have to wait that long anymore.
There is a little parcel on the way - it just had to get to you before then!
Ta grande soeur.

Dublin - the city

Trinity College - Ha'penny Bridge

new Arts building at Trinity College - Stephen's Green shopping center

Liffey River - at Trinity College

reflections in the city - shamrock light post

drinking a cider at the Porterhouse - the view from Sarah's rooftop garden

dinner at Green19 - adorable antique chair for children

the wonderful Lighthouse cinema, where we saw Eyes Wide Open.

Thursday 3 June 2010

Congratulations, Teresa!

Today my friend Teresa got her PhD in neuroscience - I'm so proud of her!

The photos here above are some of the many we took to make the cover of her thesis book, and then of the garlands I made her with all the blue dots.

P.S. Back for more Dublin posting tomorrow!

Wednesday 2 June 2010

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