Less but better is more
Five months ago on my birthday I mentioned that All I need is less. And not much has changed: I'm still decluttering, throwing and giving stuff away and only bought necessities. Super boring right?! To spice things ups, I created a virtual wishlist of things that I love but not particularly need. Less but better is more*. I wouldn't mind if Santa brought me one of these beauties ;)
What's on your (virtual) wishlist?
1 Castle and Things print (and awesome video!) 2 Helvetica The Perfume 3 Zilverblauw wallpaper 4 mini zipper clutch by Kindah Khalidy 5 OK Omin Käsin book by Susanna Vento of Varpunen & Riikka Kantinkoski of Weekday Carnival 6 Leaf hangers by LagströmWiktorsson 7 Skandinavisk candle 8 HAY Strike match boxes 9 Ederle gem rock soaps 10 Le Baigneur soap
* which is also the motto of beautiful brand Ederle, that I discovered through instagram ♥
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The darkest days of the year...
Urban Jungle Bloggers #4
Thank you for taking a moment to visit me today. I know December is such a busy month, but I'm glad you took a little break to check our Urban Jungle Bloggers posts! Igor and I decided upon styling a green festive decoration vignette, so here we are!
When I took all my plants from our greenhouse to their winter storage a few weeks ago, I thought it would be nice to put some in our cinema room in stead. To make them blend in with our bright interior, I wrapped all their planters in basic white paper. I started with my dear apple tree and couldn't stop wrapping, it's really addictive. I felt so very Christo x Martin Margiela ;)
To the thirty plants I wrapped, I added some very simple decoration: no *bling-bling* but basic white candles, a few hyacint bulbs, a light string and a couple of pine branches. I very much liked our real christmas tree last year, so I'll probably untangle some light strings this weekend and put up the wooden xmas tree as well. Very cat-safe!
Oh and I couldn't helpt but add some Lego trees and a snowman at the roots of my apple tree ;)
I'm very curious about your christmas decoration. I've seen lots of nice previews on instagram already. Will you show us yours too?
Also check out UnDueTre Ilaria and Fluxi on Tour and Peg London and Mouseblossom and Emerald Green Interiors and Madame Love for more festive decoration!
Urban Jungle Bloggers is a monthly series initiated by 2 bloggers: Igor (Happy Interior Blog) and Judith (JOELIX.com). Every month we share ideas to create an urban jungle through styling ideas, DIYs and green tips & tricks. You can find additional inspiration on our Urban Jungle Bloggers Pinterest board. Want to join? Use #urbanjungle on twitter and instagram. Or let us know and we'll send you a mini-kit with all details. Let's bring some green into our homes and blogs!
Running Anniversary giveaway!
Today I'm celebrating my running anniversary! In June I started to run and in a few days I'll be strapping on my running shoes for the 100th time. On the same day that I started running, I (finally!) joined Instagram and thought it would be a good motivation to post a picture after each run. I can't believe I spammed my followers with almost 100 running pictures!
To celebrate my running anniversary with you, I've teamed up with Printic to give away a set of five Printics to 3 of my readers. A few weeks ago I tried the Printic app, choose a few running pictures straight from my instagram and three days later I received my set of glossy polaroids in this cute orange envelope:
To win a set of 5 Printics:
Like JOELIX.com on facebook
► Follow me on instagram
► Tell me your favorite photo subject in the comments below
I'll announce the 3 lucky winners on Monday, December 16th so that you can order & receive your Printics in time for Christmas. This giveaway is open for everyone worldwide: Printic has free worldwide shipping.
This giveaway is now closed. The 3 winners are: Malincha, Elise and Lena. They will be contacted shortly! Thanks everyone for playing and the running support!
Oh and did you know you can now even print only 1 Printic and send it to a special someone (or yourself!)? Wouldn't that make a sweet Thank You note? Or use them as gift tags or table seating cards during the holidays. I know I'm using mine to keep me motivated to carry on running ;)
Printic offered me a set of Printics for free, but all opinions and pictures are my own. Merci Printic!
Outspoken concept store Den Bosch
Ever since Iris showed her beautiful photos of concept store Outspoken on her blog, it was on my want-to-visit-list. My former hometown Den Bosch doesn't look like the city I used to know anymore (it has been over a decade!), but it does make me proud that it's home to cool places like Mariapaviljoen, eetbar Dit, the Museum Quarter and the updated Verwersstraat with shops like Oh and Westside. And of course this new gem: Outspoken.
In December and January, Majke Hüsstege and her team propose an XL edition of the Outspoken store. The entire art gallery is transformed into a concept store with a very well curated selection of pieces you won't find anywhere else. No regular concept store knick knacks, but one-of-a-kind artwork, affordable design pieces, furniture, neon art by Marco Vuijk, lighting, fashion (really nice pieces by Barbara Munsle, Elise Kim and Studio Ruig!), handbags and lots of interesting surprises everywhere.
Beautiful M.C. Tangram candle holders by Studio Nic Roex (slightly reminded me of these by David Taylor):
Neon art by Katharina Arndt:
I loved this beautiful and ultra light wooden lamp shade by Studio Daniel:
Fruitbowls in glass by Rogier Martens and Spade Seat by Studio Nic Roex:
And these smooth ceramics by Cor Unum:
Outspoken concept store in Majke Hüsstege Gallery /// Verwersstraat 28 /// ‘s-Hertogenbosch /// +31 73 614 28 63
Open every wednesday to sunday from 13:00 to 17:30
dahlia love for #2flowergirls