Saturday, 31 March 2012


No, I'm not talking about WOOD WOOD clothing this time, but about this oh-so-cool Starbucks cafe in Fukuoka, Kyushu island, Japan, designed by Kengo Kuma and Associates, where its wood wood wood and... WOOD! Great.

images from Kengo Kuma and Associates

Leeeet the sun shine, leeeet the sun shine...

here's some shiny inspiration for the summer!!

Illesteva - Leonoard 2 Brown sunglasses

Super Lucia - Blonde Havana Mat sunglasses

E&E Bastad Cloudberry sunglasses 

Oliver People MP-2 Filigree-metal and acetate sunglasses

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Tree camping

Another way to spend your holidays: staying in a Swedish Treehotel!

The Cabin

The Blue Cone

images from Treehotel

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Waiting in line for pizza at Da Michele

When in Naples last year, we decided to do as the locals do and stood in line for pizza at Da Michele for more than an hour. It sure was worth it: after half an hour we were walking outside again, but not after consuming some of Naples' very best pizzas - choices: Marinara (tomato sauce) or Margarita (tomato sauce + mozzarella). Why not keep it simple?

Naples, June 2011 © Eva V.

Friday, 23 March 2012

There's still some space left on that wall!

Inspiring house captured by the Selby (one of my favorite interior design inspirators!)

© The Selby

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Let's get puffy

Spring 2012 COS

So, Mister Right...

... would you please come over here and pour me a drink?

Mister Right and his cups,
by/image from my favorite ceramic designer Lenneke Wispelwey

Wednesday, 21 March 2012


can anyone tell me where this is and who designed it?? Love it!

via architectura (author unknown)

Back in the days...

... when people used called me Eva V. and I kind of knew how to strike a pose ;-)

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Monday, 19 March 2012

Meet Vlada

Today's visit: Dutch photographer Bertien van Manen's exhibition Let's Sit Down Before We Go at Foam Amsterdam

(selection of pictures taken in Russia 1991-2009; "before leaving for a long journey, Russian people sit down for a moment and think about where they will be going and why. The atmosphere in the pictures of Bertien van Manen is like this")

Vlada in the kitchen, Kazan 1992 © Bertien van Manen


Do you think you could walk on them? (I'm a bit scared!)

Jeffrey Campbell - Rockin in Black, via Nuji

Paper art? Yes, paper art.

Paper constructed Diving-Board by German sculptor and photographer, Thomas Demand.

via the/aesthete

Monday, 12 March 2012

More of Paul Winstanley

Ante-Room, 2008, oil on linen

Tiananmen Square, 2006, oil on linen

Wednesday, 7 March 2012