October 31, 2010

kites, spacecrafts and balloons.


You might recognize this design; as you can see I
picked the other one for the Wormhole series, but
I like this one too; I took purple, yellow, cream,
peach and brown for the spacecraft; difficult to
distinguish on the photo; the drop top left is bright
green.


detail of the drop

In 1960 Joe Kittinger jumped from a specialised
hot air balloon at 103,000 feet, he fell to Earth
at the speed of sound.
look here and here to see his jump.


October 29, 2010

Kreatief met kurk.








I saw this funny book in the public library,
department recreation and crafting; people from
Holland and Belgium might remember the satirical
television program 'Kreatief met kurk' from 1993;
so, this is not a craftsbook, and certainly not for
children!! if you don't believe me, look here.




But at the end of the series in 1994, they had a real
retrospective at Amsterdams Stedelijk Museum :-)







Have a nice weekend!

Stocksale at atelier solarshop.

October 23, 2010

Craigie Horsfield.







I went to see Craigie Horsfield's tapestries at the
M HKA; it is hard to believe, but these huge textiles
were woven on a jacquard loom; it felt a bit like
looking at a 17th century old painting. Wow!





Have a look at Hermine's blog too; she has made
some beautiful pictures from the exhibition.


Have a nice weekend everybody :-)


By the way, the tapestries were made in a
small company in Flanders.

October 18, 2010

My viewmaster, a mini walk.



Do you remember my viewmaster project?
If not, look here and here.
















:-)

October 16, 2010

Painting balls.






When I need to paint some balls for the mobiles,
I always prick them on a skewer, so, after some
time they start to show their own rainbow patina;
reminds me a bit of this nice handbag, covered
with peacock feathers.




My cluttered house.




Have a nice weekend :-)

October 14, 2010

Paper Wonderland.










Present from Kay, a cute little book from 1953,
how to make your own wonderland in paper :-)
Thanks Kay!
For more vintage books, have a look at her shop.

October 12, 2010

The garden of Luc and Zjé.





















Great garden and a chance meeting with the
Dalton Gang, wow :-)

October 08, 2010

Presents from Alessandra!


This was in my mail this morning: a beautiful
and a hanging basket!
I have tried every possible plant, but eventually
i liked the string of hearts the most; what do you think?







Thanks a lot Alessandra and
Happy weekend everybody :-)
Have a look at Alessandra's shop too!

October 04, 2010

October 01, 2010

For Kylie, a movie.



I had a short meeting with Kylie from 3 sheets
some time ago;
we were both quite nervous, so I helped Kylie
to finish her packet of mint cigarettes :-)
(sorry Kylie I bring your little secret into the open :)
So, we smoked and had cafe latte and talked about
our lives and work and getting older; we both
want to go on as long as we can.
So, I was telling Kylie about a spirited old lady,
who makes the braidings for the typical Chanel
suit, look here, her story starts at 2:40,
(she has a huge atelier above the stables!)

That lovely towel on my chair is a present from
Kylie, thanks again friend :-)





My new cupboard for the kitchen and pineapple
leaves.