today, i send some photos in for the "take stories" photo competion from De Standaard. not that i'm expecting to win, but you never know. :)

soooo... please help me out and vote for my photos at the following links!



thank you!!


found in the kringwinkel in Geel, for only 75 eurocents per book!

these really caught my eye because there were at least 100 of them on the shelves. (yay for book collectors) and as you can imagine, i had a really hard time picking out my 5 favorites... these are the lucky ones i saved from a dusty life.

they are novels published by NBC, de Nederlandse Boeken Club, sold in the 60's and 70's. as you can see, they have a faux leather cover, with illustrations on the spine and front, always with some metallic details. bling bling!

i admit the illustrations are quite dated and cliché or cheezy... but i like them alot because of their simplicity.


yesterday my boyfriend and me went to cocoon '09. we already went there two years ago and to be honest, it was a bit of a dissapointment back then. but we had free tickets and we're always up for a little trip to bruxelles, so we went anyway.

most things aren't really worth mentioning, but some things are:

the levis' decorated walls... funny little details!

gorgeous marimekko wallpaper designs by hooked on walls!

if i had too much money, i would buy those (probably expensive) blankets, just to get the box... so cute!

in the afternoon, we strolled around the city a bit and we came across this second hand bookstore, with a nice shop sign:

by the way, we could really use some shopping tips for brussels. we always end up in the same cliché places... and there probably is a hell of a lot more to see than that... we already have got our (mostly english) bookstore-route, but what about second hand, clothing and shoe-stores? anyone?