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Rice DK SS16 Collection is live

RICE SS16_144_682 Hello folks. How are you doing? If you have this particular winter blues that makes you want to crawl into a cave and only come out when the first spring bees are buzzing in the air, then this is your lucky day.

Rice DK launched its new SS16 Collection and it screams happiness. Beautiful color combinations, floral patterns and pastel hues make this collection a special one. I have a few kitchen accessories from Rice DK and I love them. Sometimes I get the comment that this brand is rather for children. But don’t we all have ‘the child’ still sleeping in us? Besides, who can resist these stunning wallpapers? Rice DK collaborated with Dutch brand Eijffinger for the adventure wallpaper collection. I’m especially fan of the pastel pink one.

Do you have wallpaper integrated in your interior? I’m thinking about using one wall as a statement wall in my new home and hang a floral or botanical wallpaper in pastel hues.

Check out my favorite products from the newest collection. Continue reading

Elma de Jonge from Studio Stationery

collage Hello and happy weekend. Today is my me-day, which you might have noticed already on my IG feed earlier. It’s really hot here in Amsterdam, so I wanted to go to the beach. However, I changed my mind, as I didn’t want to lay on the beach like packed sardines. You have to know that in Amsterdam, as soon as there is sun, 90% of the population heads to the seaside. I get it. It’s normal, but you also need to know that in The Netherlands everything is tiny, so is the space on the beach. Thus, I figured I stay in the boiling city in my garden, which can provide me summer feeling too, but has enough space to turn. I have to say that I occasionally felt the need to sit in the fridge. Thankfully, my previously frozen watermelon popsicles saved my day.

So I was doing some research on patterns and guess what I found? Not any kind of pattern inspiration, but the real deal. Meet Elma de Jonge, designer, artist, blogger, sucker for stationery, fashion addict and color fanatic. Well, that’s how she describes herself and I’m pretty sure that the latest pantone color of the year announcement is something you can wake her up in the middle of the night. Ink is what floats through her veins and ends up in her art journals. She just recently ran a #100DAYSOFARTJOURNALING challenge, which includes amazing pattern and color inspirations. I can’t wait to doodle around with similar colors. Today, I want to share with you some of her creations.

Besides, her work as designer and artist, she works as a product designer and content manager at Studio Stationery, a happy and colorful wholesale shop which will make the stationary lover cut capers. Take a look yourself.

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You can follow Elma on her colorful instagram or on pinterest. If you are interested in wholesale, go to Studio Stationery for more information. I also recommend their pinterest account.
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Source: Elma de Jonge

A snail mail workshop at Galerie Lucie

Snail Mail Workshop_Mahalolena_5 Hello and Happy Sunday and Happy 1st of March. I hope you are enjoying some sun on this lovely Sunday. It has been quiet the last weeks. You might wonder why. Well it’s not the most exciting story, trust me. After being sick for a while with the flue, being tremendously busy at work and last but not least, having my first real bike accident last week, I’m back from lala land and feeling kind of normal again. I say kind of, because walking doesn’t really function fully. But hey, limping around with crutches doesn’t keep me from attending a snail mail workshop and taking photos. Of course not. Especially when it has been organised already months ago. To be precise, I’ve been to a snail mail workshop at Galeria Lucie yesterday, which was really ‘gezellig’ (Dutch for nice). I’ve met some fellow bloggers and DIY’ers, who all seemed to struggle with the same challenge as I do: how to not get stressed about when and how often and how to blog. And no, I don’t have the answer to the million-dollar question, but I realized that blogging when you feel like you want to share something is also a way of doing it. Particularly, when you use 99% of your brain energy already in your daily full-time job as marketing strategist, then you don’t always have time to come up with a strategy for the 2nd full-time job, right? I guess you all agree. So screw the blog rules and let’s blog when we have something important and relevant to say. (PS: I didn’t hit my head when I feel off my bike, just saying. I mean it).. And today guys, I feel like sharing.

I hope you like my spring inspired snail mail that I designed in a round with inspiring other creatives, who all want one thing: Share their beautiful work with others to make the world a more colorful and better place. Happy Sunday.
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A special thanks to Lucie for putting so much effort in setting up this lovely workshop with creative bloggers and offering your workspace for being crafty.

PS: You can follow Lucie’s social media, for example her IG account where she also shares family moments with her two little adorable boys.

I had a great time. I’m especially happy that I had the chance to meet Monique from Happy Makers Blog, who worked as art director at 101Woonideeen, my favorite magazine. Also, I want to share with you another lovely blog called Googels en Voozels. If you like black and white decoration then you are at the right address.

Have a good Sunday. X

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