Friday, November 19, 2010

I went to the midnight premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at the IMAX yesterday, which was epic. We had fantastic seats and I had screen printed a t-shirt and this bag for the occasion.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


I tend to give the folders on my computer weird, non-helpful names - things like "stuff" and "more" and "other stuff". These are from a folder called "nice", which, for once, is an accurate title.

ramona and beezus

les enfants

These photos also inform my style: Ramona Quimby, Scout Finch, children's clothes in general and cardis.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Mu Dooru

Mu Dooru from Mjölk

This cute little guy was waiting for me when I picked up my mail after returning from vacation.
He's from the very nice shop Mjölk and Juli couldn't have been more helpful with the ordering process!

Monday, August 16, 2010


This is my grandmother's cat, Ivory. Isn't she cute? When she plays her nose and ears turn really pink. She also likes to stick her paws under closed doors to see what's going on in the rooms without her.

It's been really hot lately and at night I sit up with the fan on and sketch kitties.

The Cat Club,
The one on the bottom left says "Meowrice Chevalier." :)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I've been a bit behind on my reading lately, what with working and getting ready for an upcoming trip. Now I'm trying to narrow down the books to bring along on vacation. Here are the ones up for consideration:

Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
Swallowdale - Arthur Ransome
England Made Me - Graham Greene
A Coffin for Dimitrios - Eric Ambler
Carry On, Jeeves - P.G. Wodehouse (I'm definitely bringing this one!)
Mein Name sei Gantenbein - Max Frisch
Writings from The New Yorker 1927-1976 - E.B. White
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safran Foer
Berlin - Pierre Frei
The High Window - Raymond Chandler

For some reason, I like to read mysteries during the summer. I really don't read them at all during the rest of the year.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Les chansons d'amour

This Sunday I rewatched Les chansons d'amour. It had been a while since I saw it last and I had forgotten how much I enjoyed the songs. I also like that the actors don't all necessarily have the best singing voices, but they sing with such honesty and feeling, which is more important. (I don't like when actors' voices are dubbed for singing!)
I sometimes wonder why there aren't more musical dramas. After all, people don't only feel like singing when they're happy. Here are two of my favorites from the film:

Les yeux au ciel - sung by Louis Garrel

Au parc - sung by Chiara Mastroianni

Friday, May 28, 2010

Nationaal Archief: School Days

I stumbled upon this very nice set of photos showing school life from the National Archives of the Hague. The set is just a treasure trove of satchels and cardis and pinafores. They make me want to buy some new notebooks and pencils and sit behind a wooden desk. Too bad I never liked school when I was little. (Or big, for that matter.)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

meine tasse

It's nice to start the day with my favourite cup. Especially when I don't feel like getting out of bed. (The one in the blue shirt represents the way I feel about camping/hiking.)
And the back is just as nice.
meine tasse

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Some new things from the very nice shop, Mieke Willems, which is to close soon. The remaining items in the webshop are now marked down by 40%!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

My weekend (is Tuesday too late to reflect on the weekend?) consisted of watching Harry Potter (6 and 5, in that order), finishing up some details on a dress I've been working on, making some jewelry, and a cute little bear shaped cookie from the Korean bakery near my grandma's house.
And I must admit, I'm rather of glad the Olympics are finished now - I've missed the Office and Community!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I made some bread with a mix from IKEA. It's so delicious. Usually I make two bigger loaves as the package suggests, but this time I made three smaller ones and they turned out better than ever!