Tag Archives: colour

All Aboard the Memphis Train!

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For a while now I’ve been having a slightly big obsession with the Memphis group. Which you might have noticed when looking at my blog header. I have a real soft spot for the playfulness of the geometric shapes.

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When I found this little wooden train at the thrift shop, I knew I was going to paint it white with multiple coloured wheels. And then I got an even better idea. Memphis patterns! Now my only problem is that I like it so much that I’m not sure I want my destroyer baby playing with it.

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Little Nursery, Little Girl

And of course, life easily gets in the way of blogging. Even if your resolved to change your ways. I guess I need a slow start!

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A while ago I took some pictures of Elfgirl’s room. Since the last time I photographed her room we’ve added the Hay Gym Hook for her little clothes. It took me a while to find something that didn’t take up a lot of space. And we can add as we go along. I think I’d love a wall full of them!

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Last year when we just started to put her room together, we hung a Moderna Museet Andy Warhol poster next to her bed. Now I’m thinking of taking it down and hanging a couple of prints instead. I love the Andy Warhol poster but it does limit your options on a tiny wall space! And Bat Girl has been standing on the ground for almost a year now and I’m thinking she’d like a chance up there.

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The blanket in her bed was knitted by my mother, who hates knitting large things because they take too long, but she made an exception for me.

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Around the House

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Thing I like least about autumn is the disappearing light. It makes me long for lighter times. This summer I spent a lot of time around the house on maternity leave. And though I’ve spent most of that time taking care of a baby and trying to get some sleep in whatever time was left, I did manage to salvage some photo’s I took and uploaded before my disastrous breast-milk-incident. So today just some combinations from around the house (in lighter and sunnier times).

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Moth Love

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Because this summer was all about baby, attention for us as a couple was on the backburner. But this July Le Boyfriend and I celebrated our anniversary, 9 years together! And this year we  decided on a new tradition. Instead of both of us buying each other gifts, we join forces and buy something together that we both really like. This started last year with our Bananas sign to commemorate the year we’ve had (it too was bananas). So when  Boyfriend suggested we’d do a similar thing this year, I was on board! I really like the idea of picking out something together to celebrate each year we shared. 
This year we choose to give each other the Snowpuppe Moth lamp for in our bed room. 

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Nursery: the After

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And here’s the After. We’ve used the same vintage furniture that used to be Mini’s. I still love the colours so we kept them too. And we painted one wall in colours to match. Which was quite an adventure were we dealt with equilateral triangles versus unequal triangles and there were even some Mondriaan references on Boyfriends part…

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I’m really happy with the result and the graphic shapes. I even found a vintage glass lampshade that goes really well with the wall! And maybe it’s my strange sense of humor but I still get a little kick out of this particular Andy Warhol quote in a baby’s room… 🙂

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Colour Addiction

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I’ve been battling a pretty serious addiction. I’ve always had a soft spot for this colour. Earlier this year I painted our entire (a bit of an overstatement as it is pretty small) sitting room in it. And this spring I ended up buying the same colour sneakers without even realizing it at the time. I guess this means a ban on all things turquoise for a while…

Away on Holiday

Though Autumn has fully started here in the Netherlands, we played a little trick on Autumn and hopped over to Sardinia for a much needed holiday. The boyfriend, Mini and me had a blast. Great weather, great beaches, a lot of old stuff to visit (I really am a sucker for nifty archeological finds) and the colours! Not only the sea and the sky were the deepest blue, but the houses too were bold and colourful in pinks, blues, greens and even lilacs. This is what I saw…

And finally a thing rarely seen here, a picture of me having fun in the waves. This happened to be one of the few times I wasn’t holding the camera (wouldn’t have been a very good idea if I had!)