Sustainable fashion: SOLO eye care

Somehow I manage to find unique content on Sundays. Something that makes me proud of sharing. This is the case of SOLO eyewear. I found SOLO eyewear featured on  PERREAULT magazine, a publication by  Brigitte Perreault. She shares her discoveries which are usually great causes and social interests! Read PERREAULT – – July/August issue   When buying…

Déjà vu, a train journey.

Beekbergen, 03 July – Veluwsche Stroomtrein Maatschappij: Train adventure. Embark on a steam train to travel back in time. Last Sunday took me back to 1999, when Sandra Porto and I published the book “A TRAIN TO THE WEST”.  This book was a final university project, the first of its kind. The book has an…

“I am between these walls because I chose to, but victims of the disgraceful World War II, didn’t!” – Summary of my trip to Berlin

 My visit to Berlin was a learning experience. I heard tragic facts. I saw monumental sites tracing back those miserable war days for the Jewish people. I also saw the remarkable heritage which tells its own story. Some disgraceful,others with glance.   The weather was perfect to go for a guided cycling sightseeing. You can easily rent a bike…

Beyond arte with love

Camilla Groen in her secret world, where she celebrates colours, love and art. I first encountered Camilla’s work  in a moment of celebrating love, at the Valentine’s fair. It was the most inspiring corner with string artwork and paper crafts. Camilla went to university in the capital of Rio de Janeiro to get her degree in International…

Enamelling with Mana Ottmer – the Georgian jewellery designer talked me through the ancient technique of Enamel.

Houten, The Netherlands. Apart from her divine culinary, Mana Ottmer is also known for jewellery designing. She uses the ancient technique of Cloisonné Enamel.   According to the Association of Dutch Enamelers (Vereniging van Nederlandse Emailleurs): “The cloisonné technique was already applied in the 5th century BC. It is a form of enamelling with a crushed wire in…

Giro D’Italia in The Netherlands.

Giro D’Italia route somewhere near Rhenen, The Netherlands. Giro D’Italia – the round of Italy  Yesterday was the first stage of Giro D’Italia in Apeldoorn. It was a time trial and, as always, the first duel for the pink Jersey was an exiting one with success for the Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin from team Giant-Alpecin….

Ascending Thursday

Yesterday, a dark remembrance. The death of lots of souls during the Second World War. Today is intriguing. Looking to this beautiful sky, the green area, my heart beating, this is the mystery of life.   I learned that this is the day Jesus ascended to heaven. I must admit, I forgot religious dates like…

365 days of fashion in Brazil: Rio Moda Rio

Promising initiative Rio Moda Rio (Rio Fashion Rio) Last Thursday at MAR – Art Museum in Rio de Janeiro innovators gathered together to reveal the upcoming Rio Moda Rio event. foto: Approach Rodolfo Medina, Duda Magalhães from Dream Factory, Luiz Calainho from L21 and Group Artplan in partnership with FIRJAN system and Natura cosmetics are the heads behind this…

Design affair by Claudia Falcão

To some of you, my passion for design is not new. Finally, you can see the step forward of my project since the twenty cushion covers in 2010. Handmade jewellery collection is my latest issue I use haberdashery (for example buttons, zippers, ribbons), re-use available fabrics and vintage embellishments. The denim days are never over. These…

Announcing Brasil Bonito Bazaar in Utrecht

Next weekend, April 9-10, 12:00 – 17:00 at Oudegracht 254, 3511NV – Utrecht The name says everything Brazil-Beautiful-Bazaar. It is an event organised by four Brazilian talented women: Ubiracy Carneiro de Santana,professional dancer  and owner of Bakerê school of dance Suzane P. Besuijen, crafter and owner of Brasuzy  Camilla Groen crafts in paper and canvas Claudia Falcão…

The fantastic stained glass work by Koen Koning

Houten, Netherlands – The Dutch artist Koen Koning took a master class in stained glass ten years ago. Since then he started what he calls “fanglastisch” designs. With his Dutch humor he explains: “fantastisch means fantastic and glas, glass. So I came up with a fantasy name for my artwork.” He cut pieces of glass…

Enamelling with Mana Ottmer – the Georgian jewellery designer talked me through the ancient technique of Enamel.

Houten, The Netherlands. Apart from her divine culinary, Mana Ottmer is also known for jewellery designing. She uses the ancient technique of Cloisonné Enamel.   According to the Association of Dutch Enamelers (Vereniging van Nederlandse Emailleurs): “The cloisonné technique was already applied in the 5th century BC. It is a form of enamelling with a crushed wire in…