Bewitching photography by Raggana

Bijna een jaar geleden schreef vriendin Jantine van Bleaq een gast blog met daarin prachtige kunstwerken die “a house a home” maken. En ik ben het met haar eens. Inmiddels ben ik zelf een kunstwerk rijker, maar mijn grote liefde voor fotografie is nog niet gestild. In mijn gedachten is mijn hal een soort ‘hall of fame’ vol mooie foto’s van getalenteerde (niet altijd bekende) fotografen.

Uiteraard kan ik zelf foto’s maken, maar sommige mooie plaatsen liggen niet om de hoek zoals het prachtige Litouwen waar Raggana haar fantasie de vrije loop laat. Haar fotografie is magisch en soms een tikkeltje melancholisch. Een optische illusie met in ieder portret een maatschappelijke boodschap. Geniet van deze prachtige ietwat sobere en fantasierijke foto’s!




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Old pencil factory turns into stunning Vipp family home

Morten Bo Jensen is living in his own design. The Chief Designer of Vipp transformed an old pencil factory in a modern and stunning family home. The factory is located in central Copenhagen and not only renovated. Besides renovation, Jensen completely redesigned the factory but kept an industrial look-and-feel with lots of structured materials, dark colors and minimal furniture. Gotta love all the Vipp products! Even the black kitchen of the year is installed in his family home. Some eye-catchers in the home relate to the old factory’s history, like an art piece made of yellow pencils. Enjoy a view inside Morten Bo Jensen’s own showroom of design!











After seeing this home I’m even more greedy to get some Vipp!

Images via Homedit and Vipp


In the search for art

Today I visited the Witte de With in Rotterdam. The street where Marlies Dekkers owns a shop, worldly restaurant Bazar is suited, where cultural festivals meet and where lots of art galleries are listed. With my yet new bedroom I’m in the search of a lovely art piece, so with the sun in my back I enjoyed an inspirational trip. Two art galleries popped out: The House Of Ababa and art expo TENT – which was recently renewed. The House Of Ababa is brand new and a platform for both established artists and young talent to show and sell their work and to give art lovers the chance to collect art in an easy and accessible way. The art now established, is a combination of graffiti, photo manipulation and pop art. TENT exposed a complete different way of art by Anne Wenzel. The Opaque Palace are works produced over the past ten years and show a large monographic exhibition. Wenzels work is dark and shows lost causes with her post-romantic imagination and baroque.

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]o two completely different art genres, but in my eyes both inspirational and beautiful. What I like about Anne Wenzel in TENT is the dark imagination and material use, creating a haunted place laden with old and mostly forgotten stories. What I like about The House Of Ababa is the changing collection with young talent and the pop art signature. For example, the huge banana something ordinary which the great – yes I’m a huge fan – Andy Warhol turned into art. So here are my favorites, hope I can inspire you to visit both galleries 🙂

Enjoy !

// The House Of Ababa – A touch of pop art and young and established talents






// TENT – Anne Wenzel “The Opaque Palace”








Photos by Johan Hazenbroek

More info on tentrotterdam.nl & ababa.nl