Handmade Amsterdam

Posted: December 18th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Art, Design, photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Since I’ve opened my shop on Etsy, I’ve become obsessed with browsing through all the awesome products people make by hand. I want to fill my house up with etsy art, drink out of etsy mugs, wear vintage etsy boots, I’ve gone into insane-o etsy land. Here’s an Amsterdam inspired treasury list I made to highlight works that reflect this pretty city. Enjoy!


Love this original drawing by Yousentimentalidiot


Beautiful photograph of Vondel Park by Aboutlights


I’d rather have this fun rain instead of what’s really going on here. 3D paper cut by goshandgolly


I wish I made this cute mug! By Houseofharriet

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Whiskey and Drive

Posted: October 30th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: film, photography | No Comments »

It was a night of tipsy fun at the Jameson Film Experience. The secret film was Drive! Have you seen it? If you missed the event, you can see the film and a bunch of others this week at Amsterdam Film Week.



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Antwerp, Belgium

Posted: October 28th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: photography, travel | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Took a weekend trip to Antwerp. Beer, shopping, waffles, beer, waffles, beer. The trip went something like that.


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Spent more time taking pictures of my Airbnb host’s beautiful home than of the city. Isn’t it pretty?


This window is positioned next to the meat section in a supermarket. They keep it real.


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Maangchi in Amsterdam

Posted: October 23rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Food, photography | Tags: , , | 4 Comments »

Was it real? Did my Korean chef idol Maangchi really come to Amsterdam and cook amazing Korean food with me? IT WAS GREAT! She’s even more awesome in real life, hilarious and full of energy. I’m so glad I got the opportunity to meet her and host the meet-up. Here’s Maangchi’s take on her trip to Amsterdam. And here are a few of my snapshots from the event. The actual cooking video will come out later after she’s back from her Gapshida travels.

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Breaking into dinner two hours before the party started. Oops.

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Maangchi taught me all kinds of cooking tricks. Want to chop up garlic fast? Stomp on them with platforms!

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Don’t have a knife sharpener? Use a the bottom of a coffee mug!

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Making the video!

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Summer in Fall

Posted: October 10th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Food, photography | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

It was the hottest weekend since 1910 in Holland. This Texan was not complaining. Back to cold, windy Amsterdam.

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Malaga in Pictures

Posted: October 4th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: photography, travel | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

My second attempt at travel photography is now published in the latest issue of Schiphol Magazine. This time I was lucky enough to join a press trip to Malaga, Spain during the Feria festival. The sun, the food, the people, it was all pretty great. Where else can you take naps everyday and eat ham on the beach? To read a proper article about Malaga, check out the report by Arun Sood here (p.30).

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Adventures in North Uist

Posted: September 20th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: photography, travel | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

A holiday to North Uist lead to my first professional travel photography gig for Schiphol Magazine. North Uist is one of the islands off the West coast of Scotland. We started from Aberdeen in the east and drove through the highlands to the Isle of Skye, and finally a ferry to this beautiful little island. No traffic lights, no internet, just serene nature for a week. To read more about North Uist, check out the travel report by Arun Sood here (p.60).

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Beautiful horses in Lochmaddy.

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A view of Vallay dusk, an uninhabited Island that can be reached by walking across the water when the tides are down.

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The famous Vallay House, now abandoned on the tidal island.

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Fiona piping away. Arun and Maggie walking towards Vallay Island.

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Doesn’t it look like a tropical island? It’s Scotland!

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Highland cows roaming around a village like they own the place.

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Photographer Lele Saveri

Posted: September 16th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: film, photography | Tags: , | No Comments »

Loving these photographs by Italian photographer Lele Savari.  The series below is titled “Villa Fiorita Psychiatric Institute.” I’m inspired to go out and take more photo stories in Amsterdam.





Here’s his story in the series Kids in Italia by 55DSL:

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I’m on a boat!

Posted: August 9th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Design, photography | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

YEAH DATS RIGHT. I’m living it up Dutch style on a houseboat underneath a windmill. Definitely moved on up from my old shipping container home.





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Living in the Thirties

Posted: July 16th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Design, photography | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Check out this house I had to photograph for work last month. This lady is obsessed with the 1930s era and transformed her house completely into a vintage home. She has an old thirties oven, a rotary phone,  and even the newspaper next to her lazy chair is from the last century. It felt more like walking into a Dutch oldies film set than a real life home. You can read the full story by Marieke Verhoeven here.

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