Coffee moment in Turkish porcelain

Coffee, can’t live without it. I really need to start the day with a cup (or 2, or 3) of black and sweet coffee. The rest of the day I’m good with tea with an exceptional latte when I have meetings at good coffee places. During my trip to Turkey last week, I got to […]

Lighten up

The days seem really short now, don’t they? Although I’m not a fan of winter, there is something special about those dark days I do like: you start to light up candles, drink hot coco and enjoy your warm and cozy home much more while it’s cold outside. So it’s time again to look for […]

Illy Art Collection by Kiki Smith

Poetic and whimsical are the espresso cups by illy Art Collection. The designs are by Kiki Smith. “An artist’s work can take as many directions as the number of hairs we have. It goes wherever it wants” says Kiki. Her designs were inspired by day and night butterflies. It’s a contemporary interpretation of the traditional European […]

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 […]

Harriet Damave Christmas ornaments

Blue and white is always right! I just love the delicate and detailed Christmas ornaments by ceramist Harriet Damave. Blue and white porcelain is an art form without boundaries. It is prevalent in a lot of cultures: China, Morocco, Turkey, the Netherlands, just to name a few. I asked Harriet to tell us a bit […]

Paris cheat sheet: Les Fées home decorations

While in Paris, a shop you shouldn’t miss is Les Fées on 19 Rue Charlot in the Le Marais neighbourhood. Les Fées, meaning fairies, is a lovely boutique with unique and exclusive interior design accessories with a feminine touch. Owner Sylvie Aubry is known for her sumptuous floral arrangements in the Hôtel Crillon and the Hôtel […]

Feinedinge*: delicate porcelain to collect and cherish

When I was visiting the trade show Maison et Objet in Paris, I met Vienna-based ceramic artist Sandra Haischberger. I was drawn to her stand by the exquisite porcelain tableware in pretty pastels she had on display. The form of the lids of the tea pot and sugar bowl was something that stood out, so […]