I'm sure most people have never heard for 'hygge' but to Danish people it's a part of their DNA. Since we all strive for happiness and Denmark is known to be (one of) the happiest nations on this planet, we'd better pay a little attention. Especially since it turns out that Hygge does play a significant role in this happiness.
One of my favorite museums in the Netherlands is about to close its doors. After 16 years and many beautiful exhibitions the AAMU museum of contemporary Aboriginal art in Utrecht, has come to its final exhibition.
It's the year of 1882 when 45 year old Ivan Ilyich Golovin slowly but surely finds out he is a dying man. Although the doctors and his family cannot agree on the seriousness of his condition, for Ivan there's no denying; this is the end.
This week I've been working hard on a portrait of the very talented actress and director Lupita Nyong'o. I found a picture of her in a magazine some time ago and wanted to make a drawing of it, not just because she's beautiful but also because I couldn't wait to sink my teeth into the precious lace top by Erdem she's wearing.
'Eleanor & Park' a love story set in Omaha, Nebraska in 1986. All that's there to say is that I absolutely loved this beautiful and bittersweet story and got completely wrapped up in it. If you, like me, are a hopeless romantic, have an appreciation for good music and comics and a weakness for the unpopular kids, this is a book you shouldn't miss.
Right before the closing of the exhibition, my friend Katrien and I decided to pay a visit to 'Rik Wouters & het huiselijk utopia'(Rik Wouters & the private utopia) at the MoMu in Antwerp. A beautiful hommage to a painter who died 100 years ago.
Bear Grylls is one of the most well known people around the world, when it comes to survival and outdoor adventure. Over the years he has written 20 books and this one is an insider's guide on how to follow your heart and live an empowered, effective, fun-filled life. If you're in an instant need of motivation, this book will be the perfect cure!
As you all know our future home is being build as we speak. I already showed a sneak preview of our kitchen and now it's time to reveil a little bit of our future bathroom. I'm not going to tell you everything yet, but this moodboard will give a first impression.
The exhibit 'Over de grens' which means 'Crossing borders', at De Domijnen in Sittard features work of artists who are looking for connections with people from other cultures, seeking contact with and opening up towards others.
Even though it's been a bit quiet over here, I've had some very busy and productive weeks working hard on new content, ideas and my instagram footage. To celebrate it's weekend I decided to share this little self-portrait I finished this afternoon.