Black Beauty: Eames Occasional Table

An Eames design classic in an all-black update – for the stylish home.


Greek Island Dream: Astypalaia

Fulfill your Greek island dream on Astypalaia in the middle of the Aegean.


Lost in Plantation: Orto Botanico Palermo

Exploring the lush botanical garden in Palermo.


Urban Jungle Bloggers: Kitchen Greens

Adding some plants to the kitchen for that green urban jungle touch.


Welcoming IKEA to my Urban Jungle

Welcoming IKEA to my home for the latest issue of the IKEA Family Magazine.

Oh My Home: New Watercolor Posters

May 30, 2016 2


Poster, Illustration, Handmade, Watercolour Poster, Oh My Home, Interior Decor, Home Decor, Interior Styling

Don’t get fooled by the title – this blog post is not about my home. It is about the wonderful Dutch webshop called ‘Oh My Home’. This beautifully curated online shop offers a fine selection of ceramics, lighting, kid’s accessories and posters. Their latest watercolor posters range is particularly charming and a real eye-catcher, don’t you agree? The new posters brim with vibrant colours and a playful illustrative style. Three posters were created by Bodil Jane, an Amsterdam based illustrator, exclusively…

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Bologna: Weekend Travel Tips

May 27, 2016 2



Last weekend I traveled for the first time to Bologna. The city is a mere 45 minutes flight away from Munich and it was more or less a coincidence that I ended up there. The initial plan was to go to Florence but since Florence is a real tourist magnet it was pretty much overbooked and I opted for a close-by alternative that proofed to be a fantastic choice: Bologna. A city of many names The vibrant university city (it’s…

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Life lately

May 24, 2016 2



I am typing these words with a certain level of guilt. Why? I just noticed that my last blogpost is already one week old and by my earlier standards I would have updated the blog twice in the meantime. But we change over time and so do standards, right? Life lately has been a busy amalgam of travels, work, family time and writing the Urban Jungle book with Judith. Last week we had a final meeting with our publisher here…

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Urban Jungle Bloggers: Planty Table Setting

May 17, 2016 2


Urban Jungle Bloggers, Plants, Table Setting, Table Styling, Breakfast, Planty Table Setting, Tabletop, Cacti, Succulents, Stapelia

May is a great month. It’s one of the best and most beautiful spring months (even though the weather right now here in Germany is crap) and it is my birthday in May. In fact it was my birthday just four days ago and I granted myself a little and relaxed sunny breakfast – and I though hey, here we go, the ideal moment to immortalize the moment for this month’s Urban Jungle Bloggers topic! As you can see it…

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New Zealand Tip: Wandering in Hobbiton

May 11, 2016 5


New Zealand, Hobbiton, Travel Tips, Travel Blog, The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings

It’s time to go back to New Zealand, shall we? And today I will maybe share the most clichée New Zealand experience with you – or shall I rather say Middle Earth experience? Now all of New Zealand truly feels like Middle Earth with its untouched nature, vast landscapes and rugged mountains. But there is one village that takes you right into the ‘Lord of the Rings’ – the cute little Hobbiton. So obviously I could not skip this pretty…

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