zondag 22 maart 2015

Thrift Shop

As you may know, I'm a pretty big fan of thrifting and find it extremely hard not to buy something when I find a nice piece... So even if I don't need it at all, I often convince myself I'll find a nice place or purpose for it! For this reason I try not to visit thrift shops every week! However, lately I've collected a couple of new treasures that I just couldn't resist taking home with me. I'm developing a new addiction: retro flowerpots.... I love the shapes & patterns they have! Then I also have my soft spot for ceramics, believe me I have enough teacups and teapots! But the two brown ones are just too damn cute right? 

The framed old school embroideries I found together with the little bedside table. I wonder which stories go with these pieces...

Pictures by Marij Hessel

dinsdag 17 maart 2015

Today's Crush: Oh Marie!

This Sunday I was invited to the launch of the new Oh Marie! website at the inspiring place I blogged about earlier: Druk in Utrecht. It was a great party with delicious snacks, great styling & a lot of cool people! Oh Marie! was founded by Marlous (also blogger at Planet Fur) who has a team of very talented people that she's working with. Anne, creative partner of Marlous is a stylist & concept developer. Diana, a multitalented social media & marketing expert, who also owns a Bed & Breakfast in Rotterdam! The team is complete with graphic designer Casper who makes the website look perfect!

Oh Marie! is a very refreshing, colourful & creative community where you can find the most beautiful images, illustrations and interesting articles! Get inspired and take a look!

Right now there's a free wallpaper download by Mouni Feddag on the Oh Marie! website... I absolutely love it so it's on my computer as we speak! You can read an interview with Mouni and download the wallpaper here.

Images via www.ohmarie.nl

donderdag 12 maart 2015

Hotspots De Kledingbibliotheek & Urlaub

This Monday I showed you the cool coffeebar "Koffie Leute" at "Druk", today I want to add these 2 interesting places to the Hotspot list! "De Kledingbibliotheek" and "Urlaub" are also based at Druk in Utrecht. De Kledingbibliotheek (in English: Clothing Library) is a place where you can borrow designer, vintage & fairtrade pieces for a couple of weeks. The girls behind this unique concept: Maud, Karin & Evita, make sure the clothes are properly cleaned! The purpose behind this concept is to support the idea of sharing & recycling what we have instead of focussing on possessions and material things. They also want to support a group of (young) designer by giving them a platform. What a great idea!

Behind De Kledingbibliotheek, in a beautiful glasshouse, you'll find "Urlaub", an initiative founded by talented illustrator Ellen Vesters. The name Urlaub is an ode to the holidays Ellen spent in the creative city Hamburg. At Urlaub you can follow several workshops. For instance how to make silkscreens, how to illustrate, write or photograph. A great place to come together and create new things!

Pictures by Marij Hessel

maandag 9 maart 2015

Hotspot Koffie Leute Utrecht

This weekend I visited one of my favorite city's Utrecht for some hotspots! I started at this new & awesome coffee bar called "Koffie Leute". It's housed at "Druk", a place where different creative entrepreneurs have established their unique company. You can follow workshops at Urlaub, borrow an outfit at "De Kledingbibliotheek", buy organic soap at "Werfzeep" and learn all about the perfect cup of coffee (or just enjoy one) at Koffie Leute! What a great place! The interior of this coffee bar is a mixture of vintage finds and fun oddities which create a homely atmosphere. I think I've said enough, I'll let the pictures speak for themselves! Definitely a place that I want to visit again!

Pictures by Marij Hessel

maandag 2 maart 2015

Today's Crush: The Home of Designer Lisa Marie Andersson

When you see the work of designer Lisa Marie Andersson you wouldn't be surprised with the amazing & creative home she created for herself. I just love every single thing about it, the vintage furniture, the ceramics, her origami pieces and the touches of green! I must say she made the best out of a relatively small apartment. Lisa Marie is the designer behind the paper and clothing label Up The Wooden Hills. On her blog you can follow her latest work and read about her personal inspiration. Check it out!


donderdag 26 februari 2015

Urban Jungle Bloggers: Hanging Planters

This is my fourth Urban Jungle Bloggers post and I'm very excited that I joined this cool green community a couple of months ago! It's a lot of fun to work on a different green theme every month and it's a good excuse to invest in some new plants every once in a while. I recently won the cutes book ever called "Me and my Plant" by the Dutch publisher "Snor" with the Give Away that Judith & Igor organized! How cool is that?!

This month's UJB theme is "Hanging Planters". With some Zpagetti cord & two baskets I made these hanging planters and hung them on a ladder that I placed between two beams on my attic. I bought a new hanging plant called Coral Breeze which is the big one on the right. I also used the Consol Solar Jar that I wrote about earlier. The result of this project is that I want these hanging planters on the ceiling in our living room now! To be continued....

Pictures by Marij Hessel

donderdag 19 februari 2015

A Happy Home

We made a couple of changes at home so I thought it was time for a couple of Happy Home snapshots! I found a big round wicker rug on Marktplaats (my latest addiction) which is now in our living room. I was a little scared for the rug to be ripped to pieces by our cats but so far it's still in one piece! Upstairs we made a few changes as well. We gave our "dressing room" a make-over by removing the wallpaper & painting the walls. We sold our Ikea closet & replaced it with two vintage pieces! The rug I found online at Urban Outfitters. We are very happy with our new dressing room since we spend quite some time in there, especially in the morning getting ready...

For more "Happy Home" posts, click here!

Pictures by Marij Hessel
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