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 […]

3x Out-of-the-box handmade stationery

I love beautiful and unique stationery. And despite the digital era, pretty paper designs are still coveted items. At the Engaged event that I visited on Saturday, I was drooling over the many creative handmade paper goods. The designers were there to show their wedding samples, but they also make stationery for other occasions like […]

Cuff Love

It’s cuff love… and also tough, that I can’t buy them all. I’m talking about the leather cuff bracelets by Hamu designs. With ornate gold or silver finishes on the inside, it is the outside that makes it a summer fashion statement not to deny. Cuff bracelets never really go out of fashion. And with […]

Ceramic bottles by Boop Designs

I recently discovered the bottles and ceramic jewelry by UK based Boop Designs. They’re simple yet very interesting due to the fun illustrations and texts. The bottles tell stories of the designer’s childhood memories: summer meadows, birds and butterflies; dandelion clocks, which are hand drawn illustrations printed onto the bottles. Laura uses vintage bottles as […]

Earlyne jewelry + Give-away

I’m so happy to share this post with you today. Via a friend I discovered this lovely Dutch lady, Marjolein,  who designs and makes the most beautiful and exquisite jewelry and sells it online in her own Etsy shop called Earlyne. I am so smitten by her designs, that I contacted her for an exclusive […]

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 […]