• Interior

    “Nothing last – Nothing is finished and nothing is perfect” -Wabi Sabi

    “Nothing last – Nothing is finished and nothing is perfect” -Wabi Sabi ( written in English and Dutch) Wabi Sabi a Japanese philosophy of life, became a trendy living style. The characteristics of this interior style is, just like the Japanese ideology, based on simplicity and the beauty of imperfection and asymmetrical patterns. Wabi Sabi stands for imperfections and the natural aging of people and objects or very briefly, a casual atmosphere of living and letting lived. As an interior stylist with a slight deviation from perfectionism and an urge of symmetry, this living style is challenging me. These interiors are often too dark and just a little too lived-through…

  • Fashion

    Optical Obsession

    Optical Obsession (written in Dutch and English) The sun always shines in Italy, sunglasses are a mandatory fashion item! What I really like the most, I have to admit, is that I do have a glasses obsession. I wear contact lenses and they make my eyes very sensitive to direct sunlight. So this means I never will leave my house without my sunglasses. Sunglasses are like jewellery, a beautiful pair will give your outfit more character. My favorite examples are the larger glamorous ones that can turn a simple look into a stylish, globo look. The trend 2019 among the sunglasses is the large shield-shaped glasses and looks like ski…

  • Interior

    Let your light shine

    Let your light shine! (written in english and dutch) Our new house (a former barn) gets more shape every day. The most important criteria was to have it earthquake-resistant. The structure is steel framed and it may be a bunker now. The outside is in a typical Italian yellow sand color stucco and as such matches perfectly with the green surroundings of the Sibillini park. I love design and the Italians are really strong in it as we all know. They still continue to amaze and to surprise me. One of the areas of design where the Italians are well known for is lighting. Honestly it remains difficult to me, to select…

  • Fashion

    Learn to love your body as the Italian women

    Learn to love your body as the Italian women (written in dutch) Na een aantal jaren wonen in Italië, is mij al snel opgevallen dat de Italiaanse vrouwen in het algemeen weinig complexen hebben over hun lichaam. Deze vrouwen zijn wel erg begaan met uiterlijk schoon en besteden hier best veel aandacht en geld aan. (lees groot budget voor fashion en beauty) Wanneer ze uitgaan worden hun vrouwelijke vormen goed in de verf gezet. “Ben je trots op uw decolleté, toon deze dan of heb je mooie benen, show ze dan” Hoge hakken en jurkjes va-va-voom (lees sexy) a la Sophia Loren mogen niet ontbreken in de kledingkast van een…

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