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Cacti and succulents in fine ceramic pots

Cacti and succulents in fine ceramic pots

Cacti and succulents in fine ceramic pots  … these are two of my favorite things in life! Once up on a time I lived in a subtropical climate, with temperatures around 30 degrees. We lived in a house with a very large veranda. On that porch…

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A few good Etsy finds

A few good Etsy finds

Since Etsy also sells goods that are not handmade I find it no longer very interesting. Its not easy to find your way in these thousands of shops. But if you take your time it may happen you stumble upon good products … The handmade children’s…

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The beauty of imperfection

The beauty of imperfection

Restore, revive, valued; the beauty of imperfection. Examples of beautiful repairs. Leading Japanese labels and designers such as Kapital, Visvim, Comme des Garçons, Sasquatchfabrix, Koromo Kyoto and Blue Blue Japan working with artless sewing techniques, creating timeless, hand crafted pieces. The Japanese expression Mottainai stands…

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Slow fashion by G. Roslie

Slow fashion by G. Roslie

It doesn’t happen often … but so now and then there is that little gem on Etsy … the slow fashion by G. Roslie … beautiful bags and garments … The bags are all made of great solid fabric, lined inside, they have nice details and…

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Japanese woodworkers Fujii Works

Japanese woodworkers Fujii Works

The husband and wife team Kenichi and Minako Fujii started producing in 2011 under the name ‘Fujii Works’. Kenichi en Minako produce beautiful pieces of functional art and are still using the age old lacquer technique in their work. I particularly like the simple wooden tea boxes….

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Meesterlijk 2017 and other matters

Meesterlijk 2017 and other matters

Next Sunday Jan and I go to the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam to visit Meesterlijk 2017. I’m very curious how this year’s edition will be. Last year we thought the Fair was beautiful. Meesterlijk brings craft, design, food and applied arts. Meesterlijk from 25 – 27 november in Amsterdam….

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Almost

Almost

Well it’s almost time for our little holiday at the coast of Cornwall. We cross the sea at Dunkirk and from Dover we are going to make the long trip to Penzance by car. So at some point we will certainly encounter the sheep scene…

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Silversmithing in the outdoors

Silversmithing in the outdoors

Meanwhile, in the studio … Well look at this! Finally a few warm days. Jan took advantage and worked outside for a while. In the photo you see Jan making a cavity in a large silver circle. After this Jan needs to continue working in the studio…

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My 3 new ceramic acquisitions

My 3 new ceramic acquisitions

Last weekend we visited the ceramics market in Oldenburg, Germany. Like every year, we really enjoyed it. Even the weather was ok, which is a small miracle this summer. This year we tried to be early at the market. We started around 10.00 in the morning and it…

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Ring Flower Power with a beautiful carnelian

Ring Flower Power with a beautiful carnelian

A great photo of our ring Flower Power! Thanks you Nynke with the beautiful hands for your patients at the photo sessions! The handmade ring Flower Power with a beautiful carnelian is for sale here: Flower Power

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