Report : A messy meal with Kinfolk

Last weekend it was Kinfolk time again. In about 25 countries like minded people were enjoying their messy meal, inspired by wabi sabi. Together with Annemarie, I organised and hosted the gathering in my hometown Ghent and I was so delighted to have met all these magnificent persons and to have shared this evening with them. Each time it is different, but it is for sure a special experience.

So many words of appreciation for SIR catering, the food was délicieux!
Thank you C'est party - Qualitea Time - Or coffee - KERK (location)
And merci Melissa Milis for the beautiful photography.
(and not to forget my friends who helped to put everything into place)


Design Joy : Design September / Victor Hunt / The Game / La Fabrika

In September I visited some locations of Design September in Brussels, during this month the whole city is infected with stylishness. For my tour I picked a few stops in the city center, mainly around the Dansaert neighbourhood and I finally got to visit Victor Hunt and also their brand new shop The Game.

Victor Hunt is, as they describe themselves, a designart dealer, conceptual and functional designs but (mainly) one-of-a-kind pieces. Their shop The Game is more accessible, as it should be for a shop, but with the well curated eyes of a designart dealer. The collection of items is less mainstream than what you see in most of the interior/design shops these days and I find it also a selection of more experimental designers.

We also stopped at Pimpinelle for the collaboration with San Pellegrino and at La Fabrika were Caroline Gomez filled the space with her distilled and craft designs during the design festival month.

A growing collection Lines & Waves by Tomas Alonso (everything fits perfectly!)

And the project Pierre et l'Amandier by Erika Muller (graphic designer), Nick Ballon (photographer) & Tomas Alonso (furniture designer)

plates by Faye Toogood - The Haphazard Harmony porcelain tableware of Maarten Baas - Leather Sun Clock by Lina Patsiou - Kantir (carafe) by Martin Azua - Enamel cups by Diario

LA FABRIKA - Caroline Gomez

PIMPINELLE x SAN PELLIGRINO - the glassware (in recognizable green) and plates designed by Aline Gerard (La table d'Aline) of Pimpinelle and the artisans of Segno Italiano


Top of the Pile : New Mags on the Block

The past few months a lot of new magazines were born (how is it possible/where do they come from!). Just when I thought I was up-to-date in magazine land, new ones turn up (or older ones I just discovered). These I would love to read or turn the pages of in the future.

Golly / "Think of Golly as a worldly friend with impeccable taste and razor-sharp wit."

NOT TODAY / "Maybe, what we can do or think of today will never be enough, or we are too lazy to even start today."

Nourished Journal / "We believe in taking a holistic view on life, Nourished's content is as comprehensive as it is diverse."

Freckled(online only) / "We hope to inspire the desire to create art and to appreciate our surroundings"

Endless / "We are the trip family. We are traveling around the world and let you be part of our experience."

Hole & Corner / "Continuing in our quest to bring you stories of dedication, craft, beauty, passion and skill.."

Tiny Atlas Quarterly (online with printed annual)"It's the hired guns showing you how we like to do things. It's the kids dance at the end of Dirty Dancing."

Perdiz / "A survival manual without magic formulae"

The Alpine Review / "The Alpine Review is a compendium of ideas for a world in transition."


Collection : Seaweed

I'm already a while back from Montenegro and Albania and on the road I crossed many beautiful landscapes, vibrant (not all of them) cities and a lot of 'wild' life. Both places are definitely worth it to spend a vacation.

Last weekend I visited Normandy in France which has georgous coastlines with various kinds of seaweed. (no latin names, just intrigued)

I'm considering to buy a descent (smartphone photography :-/) camera, this Leica looks like a real good option..

© all photos by me