zondag 24 mei 2009

FW>> Tuin de Lage Oorsprong

On the 14th of april this year I reported a visit to "Tuin De Lage Oorsprong". Today, six weeks later, the garden looks fantastic , more colourful and greener then the last time.

vrijdag 22 mei 2009

visiting the ship

the new hermitage

thinking of my father

Every year, during my childhood, my father and I used to sow little seeds of Capucine in a long row to border the garden. We made little holes in the soil with our fingers and put three seeds in every hole. Then we followed the growingproces of these bright coloured, favourite flowers of my dad. Last week I found this plant on the market. It is full of promissing little buds.

When your heart is in the country

Although I love my Amsterdam citylife, my heart is definitely in the country. Dreaming away in a magazine helps.

FW>> saterdaymarketflowers

maandag 18 mei 2009

Chelsea Flowershow

This week the famous Chelsea Flowershow.

Everyday on BBC TV.

Britain at it's best.

zaterdag 16 mei 2009


My favourite day of the week. Today it was hard to choose my weekly flowers. I loved them all

woensdag 13 mei 2009

Diane Arbus

In 2012, FOAM Amsterdam celebrates it's tenth year with a retrospective of the work of Diane Arbus.

Mrs. T. Charlton Henry in her Chestnut Hill home,
Philadelphia, PA.,
1965 Diane Arbus (American, 1923–1971)
Gelatin silver print
8 1/2 x 8 7/16 in. (21.6 x 21.5 cm)Purchase, Alfred Stieglitz Society Gifts, 2001 (2001.399)© 1965 The Estate of Diane Arbus, LLC.

When this portrait of a society lady was published in Harper's Bazaar, the feature writer's text for the image noted: "Mrs. T. Charlton Henry … weighs a fragile, feminine ninety pounds, but moves through life like Trojan." Although Mrs. Henry—with her jeweled dress and formidable helmet of hair—may have been an atypical Arbus subject, the photographer employed her trademark classical style to capture the power and poignancy of this wealthy upper class woman in the elegant confines of her milieu.

Bye bye Dovima

Today is the last day of the Richard Avedon Exhibition in FOAM Amsterdam. For three months I've been working between his portraits and his fashionphotos. Sure I'm going to miss them.

dinsdag 12 mei 2009


There are thousands of pictures of my beloved fluitekruid to be found on the web. This one comes close to the feeling I have about this mayflower

recycled bouquets

fresh, windy but beautiful

Morning sun on the Prinsengracht

maandag 11 mei 2009


I adore these bamboo chairs. They were made in Japan and for sale in a really great shop called Zenza in the Utrechtsestraat.

gardenmarket Amstelveld

A visual impression of the monday gardenmarket at
Het Amstelveld in Amsterdam.
A few more weeks on this location and then this market will move to
De Nieuwmarkt untill October due to renovation of the pavement.

zondag 10 mei 2009


Hofje is a Dutch word for a courtyard with almshouses around it. They have existed since the Middle Ages.
A hofje provided housing for elderly people (mostly women). They were privately funded, and served as a form of social security. In the Netherlands
there are still a number of hofjes in use.

wisteria lane

zaterdag 9 mei 2009

tulips from Fransje

Our dinnerguest, Fransje, brought these gorgeous orange tulips. Together with the greeny white snowballs a perfect bunch.

zaterdag 2 mei 2009

getting better all the time

At the market this morning a happy explosion of springflowers. Yesterday I took the ferry to pick some wild flowers in Amsterdam North.