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Broken White expo Design Academy & Van Abbe Museum for Dutch Design Week

Last weekend I was invited to attend the opening of the Broken White exposition for Dutch Design Week 2016. It’s the fourth time the Design Academy Eindhoven and Van Abbe Museum joined their forces. I enjoyed this exposition as I really felt a connection with the artworks and concept of the Broken White theme (which you can read more about down below). Also the Van Abbe Museum is a place I love to visit to get fresh inspiration, wether its from the exhibitions they have or from the building itself. The clean architecture, white surroundings, natural light fall and strong lines and shapes, they all make me feel at ease. If you happen to to be at Dutch Design Week between 22-30 October, you should def make a stopover at the Van Abbe. For those who can’t make it – don’t worry – the expo is still open to visit until November 6th. About Broken White “The blue tap is cold, the red one hot. Orange invokes feelings of excitement. And yellow draws attention to …

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72 hrs in Barcelona

Yes I totally agree, 72 hrs in Barcelona is way too short. But I promise you, my boy and I enjoyed every single second of it, to the fullest. I already told you in my previous post I was heading to Sónar festival, and what a cool festival it is! Divided into two area’s, one for the day programme and the other for the night gigs, it was one of the biggest party venues I’ve ever been to. A short recap will be up on THRLD soon, but if you followed me on Snapchat (‘chloealyshea’) you already got a taste of what it was like. A$AP Rocky was definitely one of the highlights, but I also regret missing BADBADNOTGOOD (they cancelled their whole European tour) FKA Twigs and Flying Lotus as we had to catch our flight in the middle of the night. A good excuse to come back again right? In our free time we went to Raval and El Born, our favorite area’s of Barcelona, to visit some small shops and sneakerstores (and …

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How to find the perfect place for your plant in a minimalistic interior

Now that I’m older, my affection for greenery and flowers has been starting to grow more and more. I might have to thank my boyfriend for that, because plants are an unmissable part of the artworks he makes. He teached me how to observe the botanical world very closely, and I’m hooked ever since. I even dedicated one of my tattoo’s to it (which you can read more about in a future post, I promise). Nowadays I can watch plants all day long: how the light reflects on their leaves, how they open up during the day and close at night, how they grow in different directions and eventually how they soak up the water and sunlight. Since I have my own appartment, I’m kinda beaten by it. My boy and I collected a good selection of plants, but now we’re struggling a bit to find the right place, after all you have to do justice to each one of them. So to help myself out, and hopefully others as well, I’ve gathered some lovely …

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On my night ritual essentials and pretty, clutter-free nightstands

I’ve recently stumbled upon a column by Hans Ulrich Obrist for Kinfolk on how he precisely assembles the objects next to his bed including some of his early-bird rituals. He told about how he liked his morning rituals: “They’re a way of liberating time when you’re not online yet”, Obrist explains. He called it ‘delinking’, which, in his opinion, is very important in an ever-connected world. So every morning when he wakes up he reads a book for 15 minutes. The morning hours and the moments before sleeping are the best moments to read, and I have to agree with him. This piece got me thinking on how important a night or morning ritual can be in a decade where you are always in a need to connect with everyone around you. It reminds me of my own before-I-go-to-sleep moments, where I’m most of the time still online searching for the web to get inspired, to fall asleep shortly after while a pile of magazines is still waiting to get read. I think it’s time …