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Summer blog break and new things coming up

That's right, I'm gifting myself a one month break from blogging here on visual strands. Work will continue behind the scenes though, as a new series of 'Finding your path' is coming up through september and beyonnnd! It's going to be super inspiring: some very...

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Plants: 4 favorite art prints on society6

We all love plants and art, right? If you are feeling a bit lost searching for plant-related art to adorn your home (there's SO MUCH out there!), here are four of my personal favorites on Society6:     Thirsty by Beth Hoeckel   Fugl Par by Swen Swensøn...

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Textielmuseum Tilburg

Does textile museum make you itch and think of musty old fabrics behind glass? Think again. I visited Textielmuseum / TextielLab in Tilburg last Saturday and wasn't disappointed. The last time I was here, was during college. So a 'few' years ago, then. I was happy to...

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Vegetable garden update

Hi there. I just wanted to share a little vegetable garden update with you today. Remember when we first made room for a vegetable garden? You can find it here: Growing veg for the first time. We were off to a bit of a slow start and like all beginners, we still had...

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Ankepanke: on businesses and lessons learned

Original words and images by (for original Dutch version scroll down / NL versie aan einde artikel)   My first steps as an entrepreneur started in 2008 in art school. After having done a few small graphic design assignments I wanted to make it...

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Urban Jungle Bloggers: New Beginnings

Love the New Beginnings topic for Urban Jungle Bloggers! This past year I've been taking small and big steps towards my own new beginnings (and I'm not done yet) so it really appeals to me on a personal level. But that's a whole other post ;)   For my New...

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Growing vegetables for the first time

Our garden is about 12x18 meters. It's big. And mostly consists of a very lumpy lawn. We've been living here since the end of October and after a long winter (as you can see here: Snow in our garden) we were happy to finally get stuck in. "This year we'll only be...

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A day in Rotterdam

If you have just a few hours to spend in Rotterdam, where would you go? Well, I met up with my friends for a spontaneous visit to this diverse city last Saturday and this is where we went.   First up was Op het dak, which translates as 'On the roof' and is...

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Creative Life event

"Being creative is not a hobby, it's a way of life". That was the tagline of Creative Life, which took place for the very first time in Utrecht this weekend. It was a three day event and I went on Saturday, meeting up with creative friend Annelies from Dutch DIY blog...

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  • An interview with illustrator David Litchfield
  • The art of Cathy McMurray
  • DesignKwartier part 1: Urban green
  • Nature & Folklore: Adam Pritchett


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