'Minimalism' is a fascinating documentary about minimizing your life. A life in which less means more. A lifestyle conflicting with the western ideal in which materialism equals happiness. We've all heard of Marie-does it spark joy-Kondo who taught us how to get rid off all the stuff that we don't need. Well, for some people that is only the beginning.
Not having heard of Strange Books before, my first thought was that a publisher with such a remarkable name could only publish books that are well ... kind of strange. It turns out that my first impression was absolutely right; Strange Medicine is a book filled with crazy, funny and very peculiar stories.
What better way to start the weekend than with a freshly finished illustration?! This week's illustration challenge was to draw this beautiful portrait of Jean Seberg, an American actress from the '50s who unfortunately got more famous for the tragedies surrounding her personal life than for her big screen performances.
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!