Early b-day gift & blog change

Since my finals are now over (finally !) I have more time for my blog and cooking, reading and whatnot.
Overviewing all the posts I have made since I started this blog, I noticed that it’s not all about cooking anymore. Which might be a good, at least that’s what I think, you’re free to give your own opinion on this. So let’s say this blog is about all my interests and whatever is going on in that head of mine 🙂

So to get to the actual point of this post … Recently I went to a secondhand shop with my dad, just to browse a bit. There was a lot of junk, as there always is, but some pieces really caught my eye. For example a beautiful louis XIV chair, I adored it, but sadly I don’t have enough room to use it.

Then today we went again, and the piece I really loved was still there, and my mom was so sweet to give it to me as an early birthday present. They are a set of pheasants (male & female) and they cost us 8euro/7pound/10 dollar.
Did some research on them and they seem to be a set of silver plated pheasants ( obviously ^^) from Roberto Rossi from the 1940’s. They might be fake I’m not an expert in that field. But I’m really happy with them and they really are gorgeous.

If anybody knows anything more about them, be sure to let me know !

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inspirational & creative drought !

Just to build a context here. When i graduated from high school ( a long time ago !) I was a very creative person, I loved to draw and paint and just randomly make things. I had studied computer science which is a pretty boring subject, but nonetheless I wanted to follow this through in college so I did. And surprise … I failed at almost everything. I was absolutely gutted about it and I had to do some soul searching to find a new field where I wanted to graduate in. Eventually interior design seemed like a good option considering in creative and good at making stuff. 

I wouldn’t say I would love it to death but I like what I’m doing now. Thinking of conceptual ideas for interiors really is fun, but hard at times, but so is everything in life 🙂
But when I reflect now on how I was before I started interior design I must admit i’m in a serious creative downspiral.
It might just be that this education requires all the creativity that I have and leaves nothing for anything else…
I wasn’t a great artist and most of the stuff I did didn’t even look good, but life inspired me and the desire to be busy with my surroundings was always there. I’m hoping that when I graduate all that will come back.

But to end on a cheerful note 🙂 here are some pictures of stuff i did 🙂 and again these aren’t masterpieces, just a way of  releasing some energy 🙂ImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

Stacking The Shelves *10/03/13*

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, it’s all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

I’ve always been intrigued by old books for so many reasons; they are mostly cheap, they smell old and musty and one way or another these books turn out to be so very different from the books that are written today. So when I last bought my books (see previous stacking the shelves post) I did some research into vintage penguin books. And of course that’s where i found my new collection to be :p I’ll sketch the context a bit.
During the period that Allen Lane ( founder of penguin books) was still alive, they published the penguin main series. This series contains 3000 books all numbered by publication date ( this was all before isbn numbers came out). The series consists of orange, blue, purple,pink, green & yellow books, the colors obviously meaning a different genre of book and the orange being the most frequent of all.

So i’ve started my collection with these 2 books. not first editions, but i will be looking out for those in the future. There are some great bloggers out there who already have a lot of them, there even is a blog which holds a catalogue of all the ones that belong in the series. And when I collect something I do it the proper way, so I joined the Penguin Collectors Society.

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Stacking The Shelves *16/02/13*

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, it’s all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Long time no post you guys !

Anyways i’m back with another load of awesome books i bought in London.
This time i didn’t buy all new books, but i bought some 2nd hand penguin books. Like i said in an other post when the books i buy are 2nd hand they need to be old, well they are 🙂 so here’s my list.

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Anne Brontë- Agnes Grey
Shakespeare – Macbeth
Hans Andersen’s Fairy tales
Thomas Hardy – Far from the madding crowd
Jojo Moyes – The girls you left behind
Sylvia Day – reflected in you
Kresley Cole – Dark desires after dusk
Isaac Marion – Warm bodies
Neil Gaiman – The graveyard book

I have books from the other 2 sister but i didn’t have one from Anne Brontë so that was a nice purchase 🙂 shakespeare and hardy were simply beause i wanted some well know classics that i haven’t read yet. Hand andersen was the first Puffin(childrens book section from penguin) book i ever saw, and it’s a nice addition to my childrens book collection for when i actually have kids :p All the other books are bought because i read some good reviews on them. Sylvia day i bought because i read the first book, and i have to say these erotica novels are so addicting !

And i just realized there is a book missing in the picture and the list (is next to my pillow hence why i forgot it). If i stay – Gayle forman. I wanted to buy this book last time i was in london but they were out of stock 😦 but i was lucky that they had it now 🙂

this was it for 🙂
Happy reading !