Brilliance no.7

tch_sami_parkkinenFrom the series Father & Son 2014,
a portrait of Arvi,
by Finnish photographer and artist

It’s so brilliant in pureness. His glance… is it dreamy?
What did this boy thought at the moment of this photoshoot?
We will never find out and it doesn’t really matter,
but it makes that great way of looking…
His blue eyes which has a great color-reference with the t-shirt.
Is the tee dad’s, like the beautiful woolen coat?
Questions popping into our minds.

All with the beautiful light it makes such an interesting pure portrait.
The colors makes it masculine, but it is also fragile and soft.
The proportions. The little boy with the big coat… Absolutely amazing!
This portrait keeps you busy. That’s why we think it’s brilliant!

Credits: Sami Parkkinen

Brilliance no.6

Kids Flowershooting

This brilliant portrait of Alwin
is created by the Berlin-based HENRIETTE BANDULIK
(what a talent!)
for the always inspiring La Petite Mag.

It looks so minimalistic and therefore simple, but it’s not!
Brilliant in every way!
With a lot of attention in every detail
from the whole creative team.

Like painting…

First of all the model Alwin,
his gorgeous color of hair,
the hair-do, the wreckles (we looovvveeee that!).
The tone of his skin…
The crystal clear white shirt,
the flowers in his pocket (LOVE!),
beautiful thoughtful colors.
The way he is posing. The way he looks.
What is he thinking?
Vulnerable and yet strong!

And then the creative team… you’ve nailed it!
It’s the combination of a team
which makes their work just good or absolutely brilliant.

It’s a portrait, but it feels like a STILL.
Beauty and silence in one. It deserves to be in an art gallery.

Have a wonderful weekend y’all!

Photography: Henriette Bandulik
Styling: Mareen Bayer @Jen Hahn
Hair & Make up: Franziska Dominick
Model: Alwin through Lichtkind, Berlin
for La Petite Magazine

p.s. This image is one of a series not published yet.
We’re so curious! Soon the new issue of La Petite Mag!


A BIG WANNAHAVE! Just to look at…
Although the idea is for the bathroom
or somewhere with water…
We will never leave the bathtub again…

Floating bath toys, inspired by Cotto’s Pætchwork collection.
Sponges and pumice stones shaped like building blocks
can form a playful atmosphere in the bathroom.
Create an imaginary world in and around the water
and play around with these colorful blocks to build a floating waterscape!

Don’t get too excited yet…
Actually this is a prototype
from the Amsterdam based
designstudio ‘De Intuïtiefabriek’.
It’s an all female designstudio finding common ground
in their intuitive way of working
and their use of materials and techniques.

That’s what we love about this design
and their way of working…
It doesn’t look ‘girly’ at all, whatever that means…
It has such fine and refined details
which comes with a tremendous focus we guess.
And their unique signature, obviously.

Waterscape is developed for the exhibition
Cotto Another Perspective, Salone del Mobile 2016.

As at the moment Waterscape is still a prototype,
they are looking for ways to develop it into a commercial product.
Any suggestion feel free to contact them at:

We would be very grateful
if we can actually stay in the bathtub
for quite some time…, in the near future ; )

Photography: Ruud Peijnenburg

Happy new ‘long ears’ museum!


NIJNTJE [in dutch], MIFFY [in english]
is the worldwide well known character of
world famous artist Dick Bruna (1927).
Originally created in 1955, when entertaining his son,
by drawing some characters…

We think all generations
are very familiar with her at some point.

Last year the brilliant work of Dick Bruna was curated
to be in the permanent collection of the Rijksmuseum.
And before that, there was the Dick Bruna
Home in Central Museum Utrecht.

Awesomeness to the max we think…
It’s getting better!

From tomorrow on, there will be the

A place where toddlers and pre-schoolers
can experience the Miffy world,
and use their own imagination…
to play, crawl, explore, sniff, dance,
experience, create and have fun.
Like Dick Bruna’s philosophy.

Find out about his brilliant icon, Miffy!
… at this ‘brand new museum’.

So very worth to pay a visit!
If you love the long ‘archetype’ ears…,
obviously ; )




TCH_Wintersalon_1With the upcoming celebrations and holidays,
it’s the perfect time
to treat yourself very well
(after a year of very hard working)…

This stunning piece of art
from Dutch artist Gino Bud Hoiting.
A beautiful #wannahave for our BOYS-CRIB.

So if you live in Amsterdam or will hang around there soon,
we have the best tip for you!
Here you will find the ‘awesomeness’,
which will give your home ‘character’ for sure!

Curator, stylist and art director Julien Rademaker,
famous from ‘Gevonden op Marktplaats’,

campagnebeeld-WintersalonA temporary store/gallery
with a jealous-making-collection of vintage furniture,
(contemporary) art and big wannahaves.
All very unique.
Located in a wonderful 500 M2 spacious environment,
at the Amsterdam Eastern Harbour District.

The store will be open until the end of January, 2016
KNSM-laan 301 / Amsterdam


Piece of art: Gino Bud Hoiting / untitled
Curated by: The Best Of Marktplaats by JulesDavid
Photography campaign: Dim Balsem

p.s Pssst…,
still available,
because we still have to save some coins.
But soooo inspiring anyway…
For sure we’ve added a new artist to our wishlist.

Master of Photography!




Only 24hrs left,
to get the opportunity of a lifetime…
WITH THIS 5 year old MASTER …
And on top of that
some delicicious ICECREAM
( love it!!!!, it must be his idea )
all in wonderful SEATTLE

there’s a quite celebrated talented National Geographic photographer,
who will take his 4 year old son on a roadtrip through the desert to enjoy
a father & son get-together…
But it happened to be a lifechanging experience…

The dad, Aaron Huey,
was looking for something to do for fun,
while travelling…
Something they would both enjoy…
Along the way
they’ve bought 4 year old Hawkeye
an instant Fuji camera.
Well glad they did…

We looovvveeeeee it!!!!!
Little Hawkeye stole our heart.
As a photographer and mom of a 4 year old myself,
I would dream about something like this to happen.

The images…

Analog will always bring something surprising,
something we can’t control.
The angle from where he photographs the subject is so refreshing!
So natural and logical, but yet never ever done like this before.

Well, the rest is history.
There will almost be
and you can help!
(big wannahave!)


Just 24 hrs left to support this project!

But we know for sure, this is the start of a wonderful career of a cool boy.
Not only because of his amazing photography,
but for for sure of being a cool, nice, intelligent, lovely boy.
Thanks to his lovely cool parents! You rock!


Pure poetry






Listening to contemporary classic music
and looking at this beautiful image is
pure poetry to me…

It’s the newest design,
a limited edition,
of the want-to-have-it-all

Anatology’s founder Delphine Miquel
is what I think a designer should be.
Being incredibly creative, surprising…,
an out-of-the-box-thinker…
gives the #wow-factor.

You can tell that she has a background
in art and design.
She studied at the Beaux-Arts.

There are already two articles I wrote about this
lovely creative intelligent designer.
Mr.Toucan & Graphic Jungle

For now just have a look at this gorgeous,
breathtaking design
and wait patiently.

This limited edition sleep bag,
a hooded bath towel, a bib and cases
will be available before Christmas.
So you can buy the best present everrr…
(for yourself… )

Images: Anatology

#TBT all-time-favourite coolness no.5

6d9a4c3593704c46ac902cf2c8572eb1One of my all-time favourite commercials everrrrr…
is this one from Sony Bravia. Colour “”

250.000 bright-colored bouncy rubber balls
bouncing down a San Francisco street.
The most amazing thing is that it’s not computer animated.

For us it stands for #nowords #stunning
#crazyness #whoopwhoop
Incredible difficult project to produce
I always thing… how?

The image I’ll remember the most,
is the frog jumping out of a drainpipe
with all the bouncy balls jumping around too.

Directed by the master: Nicolai Fuglsig

p.s. More ‘we just love it’ you’ll find here.

Just boys…

311451fa96dedd51f6f4d3a11c99b2edSuch an interesting art piece. This image of photographer/artist Thomas Rousset,
from his series Prabérians.
The first instant moment you see it,
it’s just two boys photographed in their bathroom/home.

But then the story will be told…. Well your imagination is starting the engine…
You will end up watching this for a long time and figuring out the story.
It’s very contemporary, but also very normal as in the subject.
A village with inhabitants.
Boys at home.

But there is something strange, something different.
Something very tasteful and stylish! Amazing colors.
You can’t count on your relaxed brain, it needs to work…
Enjoy your imagination around this very cool
contemporary piece of art. It’s a mirror. Beautiful!

Thomas said this about it (and yes he can do best as he’s the artist):
‘Prabérians takes roots in a dialogue between my rural origins
and my creative process as a photographer.
These images came out of a fantasy; that of a fictive rural community,
lost in space and time, evolving in a dream-like French countryside.
My photographs are not following a defined narration;
every mise-en-scène rather tries to rebuild my memories of a rural world
where the farmers’ routine is confronted
with the most exotic archetypes of the peasant life.
The real world is my inspiration.
I make photographs with the inhabitants of my village and their animals
and re-locate them in a floating reality that is timeless, unlikely and intriguing;
a reality that is a blend of a raw normality and absurd exuberance’.
(credits:  Feature Shoot)

Photography: Thomas Rousset

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