Japanese Photographer Takashi Yasui

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Since I booked my trip to Tokyo, I’m obsesed with all that gives me a glance of what I might see when visiting. The beautiful nature, architecture, design and of course the inspiring people. Also as a food lover I can’t wait to eat the most intressting kind of dishes. Already have a bord on Pintrest of places to visite and the list is getting long. Hopefully mijn friend and I can visite as much as possible.

When finding this amazing photographer Takashi Yasui the feeling of wanting to go to Japan got even bigger. Capturing stunning shots, each an even more mystique portray. Shooting well-know sights, like the Fushimi Inari and Kiyomizudera shrines, Arashiyama bamboo forest, and Gion geisha district of Kyoto. For more of this astonishing images, visit his personal website here

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BADASS GRANDMA ON INSTAGRAM

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Slurp – Salad & Soup Bar

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Some cool design in this little Salad & Soup bar at Cloister’s Arcade in Australia. A black and white checkered wallpaper and floor, marble counter and a nice atmosphere. Slurp serves fresh salads & soups with decent amount of fillings made by scratch. Both are available for take away..

The Craziest Waterslide


Oké, summer is began, so what better way to cool off on this sick waterslide! They call it ‘The Royal Flush’ located in the BSR Cable park in Texas. To promote this insane attraction they filmed a video of a bunch of cool guests going down the waterslide in slow-mo! After a month they already got 17 million views on Youtube! So who’s going with me?

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The Loft

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Pretty Pastel Lookbook by Ally Capellino

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The new Lookbook of British designer Ally Capellino. Introducing her new Spring / Summer 2015 collection of mens and womens bags and accessories. The Beautiful Lookbook show by Agnes Lloyd-Platt is color cornered and gives a simple but yet very visual and effective image. A mix of portrait and still life on pastel backgrounds.

For the shots they had a collaboration with Glasshouse Salon, creating a nice combenation between still life and portrait.

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Chanel’s Secret Garden

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The beautiful and popular show of Karl Lagerfeld for the new collection of Chanel. The runway turned into a paper jungle with gardeners wearing straw hats, khaki pants and holding waterless cans. The extraordinary fabrics only Chanel can create. Ofcourse the famous tweeds are recreated with embroidered hand stitching and the familiar suits rejuvenated by slicing the jackets and the skirt tops to leave a patch of bare skin. The designs have delicate and light floral or sorbet colours.

After showing the block-colour wool/tweed suits with A-line skirts with long jackets, Chanel introduced a new line; narrow and just under the hips with a thin fabric belt with a long loop. Also wearing flat leather boots and delicate crop-tops.

Flowers were everywhere, creating a fairytale fashion show. The hems, shoulders to the arm warmers of tulle and decorations in the hair.

The Foreign Japanese Kitchen

The-Foreign-Japanese-Kitchen-By-Moe-Takemura-food-cookbook-kitchen-desserts-design-ingredients-recipesCooking japanese can seem like a lot of work or the ingredients are not available in your country, but with the cookbooks of  Moé Takemurayou get recipes that can be made in your area. She lived in Sweden at the time working on her MA. She wanted to prove that the Japanese kitchen can be cooked in Western countries, with the ingredients that can be bought locally.

The Foreign Japanese Kitchen introducing the world of Japanese cooking, with fresh ingredients put in 7 full dinner recipes. Creating a modernistic design to make the recipes easy to follow. The cookbook is beautifully designed to explain all the ingredients and how to make the dishes easily.

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Coming out with a new cookbook “Foreign Japanese Sweets” for Japanese sweets, how to make traditional desserts also using ingredients available in Western countries. Do you enjoy desserts? Try some delicious and healthy Japanese sweets for a change. A lot of desserts are often gluten free and vegan friendly. Using rice flour in stead of wheat flour, and bean paste instead of cream and chocolate, creating more options than wheat, butter and egg-based cakes and cookies. Continue reading

CHRISTMAS INSPIRATION

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A little bit of Christmas..

Christmas is the happiest time of the year and that has to be created at home with warm and cozy elements. Create a beautiful atmosphere with black & white. Cut Christmas trees out of a black paper or make one out of photos, paint white balls with black paint or sew a pillow with a great pattern.