discovered. Connecting global artisans to savvy shoppers

I love worldly finds from independent craftsmen like one-off bags, artisan jewelry and handmade home accessories. Whenever I go on holiday I bring back jewelry and home decorations because, for one it is unique, and secondly, I like to have souvenirs of my travels that are timeless, and wearable or functional. In addition, buying from […]

African Design for Cosmopolitans

This winter there is one inescapable trend that will reign interior design as well as the fashion scene: Southwest African inspired patterns, colours and accessories. In fashion it’s mostly translated into either animal prints or distinctive West-African prints that are bold, and colourful and usually seen worn by tribal women or in folkloric dresses. In […]

Wonderable, the best of two worlds

Whenever I’m in department store De Bijenkorf, I always go see the beautiful products of  Wonderable. Wonderable is a Dutch brand  founded by designer Carla Peters. Her home accessories combine the clear lines of western design tradition with age-old craft techniques from Asian and South-American cultures. This leads to exciting new designs full of references and commentary. The first […]

Keep Leaf lunch bags

Yesterday I was in Dutch shop WAAR in The Hague, where they sell mostly Fair Trade Home accessories. When I came in, one of the first things that caught my eye were the colours and patterns of these small bags. A look up close taught me they were lunch bags, produced in India. Jaswinder Salh, […]

Sahara Chic bags

For a pop of colour and a sense of culture head over to Mushmina. They sell the most fabulous bags, made from hand dyed cotton shbka fabrics from Mauritania. Sold in 8 meter pieces, shbka fabrics are traditionally worn by women in the south of Morocco and Mauritania to shield them from the Saharan sun. The […]

Global Living with Lodsh

A home decor shop and brand to my liking is Lodsh. In my blog post Here’s my story you could see I already have a few of their items in my own interior. The relatively new interior design brand (Sep 2011) and -store carries a collection that is based on global influences. Their products tell […]

So you wanna be a Chocstar?

Chocolade lovers opgelet! Deze webwinkel is écht dé uitvinding van de eeuw! Op www.chocstar.nl kun je namelijk je eigen chocolade creëren. Hun leus is: Life is too short to eat boring chocolate. Daarom bieden zij jou de mogelijkheid om in 3 simpele stappen jouw ideale chocoladereep samen te stellen. In stap 1 kies je tussen witte […]