It's been a month since my latest blogpost.(I was too busy focusing on things that really matter in life, but now back to business!)
As I told you guys earlier, I love vintage. In September I went to The Brussels Design Market. Sheds 3 and 4 of Tour & Taxis was filled with vintage design of the 20th century. Although I couldn't afford these unique pieces, it really was inspiring! Good food for my creative soul. A treasure trove of finds: you discover Scandinavian, Belgian, French, Italian and American furniture alongside ceramics and glassware, collectors pieces, and accessories in plastic, metal and wood.
The Brussels Design Market is held twice a year. The next edition will take place on 10-11 March 2018.
Earlier this month I went to the exhibition At Home: Building and Living in Communities at C-MINE Genk.
How can building and living together impact on urban and district development? This exhibition shows 21 projects that have been built throughout Europe. Each of them respond with different concepts and structures to changed life plans and diverse locations. The new underlying idea of community sets new and high quality standards. There are a lot of beautiful projects.
It really made me think about my own way of living. I have a three-storey house all to myself. But the idea of living communally is beautiful. It forces you to engage with other people rather than being shut up in your big comfy house. You still have your private life, but together with your neighbors you plan and manage community activities and shared places. You can gather for parties, games, movies, or other events. It facilitates interaction for social and practical benefits like organizing child and elder care, or e...
First of all, I would like to thank you. I really appreciate all of your kind reactions towards my first blogpost.
I even got one request to tell you more about my interior hunting. Where do I shop and get my inspiration from?
What you really should know: Home wasn’t built in a day.
Take your time to collect all the things you actually want for your home. If you’ve never done any decorating at all, I can imagine that you don’t know how or where to start. Me, on the other hand, I don’t know where to end (haha). But seriously, you can really start wherever you want.
One of the first things I did was planning a “second-hand-shop-roadtrip”. A whole day long I visited the one second-hand shop after the other, searching for unique pieces. And actually I need to do this much more. It’s so much fun! Of course, you will not find your hidden gem immediately, but meanwhile you will get so much inspiration. And maybe you will find some practical stuff. I can tell you, a lot of my kitchen equ...
This spring marked the three year anniversary of owning my house. (I really can’t believe it’s already been three years!)
When I was little I was always busy drawing my dream house or cleaning and organizing my room. My sister never understood why I liked this so much. Until today I’m caught up in the world of interior and decoration. I really believe a house reflects your personality. That’s what we all want, right? A place you can call your home. And at the same time expresses your interests and make friends feel welcome inside.
What’s important for me? Definitely all pops of green. I like to think of my houseplants as nature’s art. Although they need more care than an art piece, they make my house more complete and create a peaceful atmosphere. I use plants all throughout my home. From my living room to my bedroom. They make me happy, they remind me of lovely long walks through nature and they really can calm my mind.
Second, simplicity is key. Unfortunately not so easy to achieve. So...