Taipei apartment

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Love the clean and simpel look of this Taipei apartment. I especially like the bookshelf which is used in the office and also at the dining area to hold wine.

Ik hou van de cleane en simpele look in dit appartement in Taipei. Ik vind vooral de boeken kast die zowel in het kantoor als bij de eettafel wordt gebruikt heel mooi.

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Brick wall kitchen

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I’m totally in love with this kitchen with the brick wall and the simple, old white cabinets. The little painting, the green cups and the terracotta plant pots looks so nice against that backdrop.

Ik ben helemaal verliefd op de keuken waar de bakstenen muur zichtbaar is. Hij gaat zo mooi samen met de simpele, oude, witte kastjes. Het kleine schilderijtje, de groene kopjes en de terracotta planten potjes gaan zo mooi tegen deze steenrode achtergrond.

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Home in pastel colors

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Ik vind het pastel kleuren palet in deze woning heel mooi. De pastel trend is heel populair en ik ben zelf ook van plan om wat meer pastel kleuren in ons huis te integreren samen met wat diepere kleuren.  Ik zal waarschijnlijk wel voor de kleinere accessoires gaan in de plaats van meubels. Ik vind bijvoorbeeld the Muuto Connect zetel in zacht roze heel mooi, maar ik hou mijn meubels liever in neutrale kleuren, zodat ze makkelijker te combineren zijn.

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Seraina’s visual stories

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While living in Stockholm, Seraina Silja Hürlimann started to collect moments and things into a visual story collection, inspired by Swedish culture and Nordic design. I thought they were so inspiring and decided to ask her a few questions about it:

What do you study and what would you like to do after you graduate ?
I just finished my bachelor degree in visual communication and I am now looking for new challenges. I don’t think I have a main occupation by now, still looking for it, but I guess it will be somewhere between interior design, visual communication, interior styling and social media.

What inspires you to take these beautiful shots? Did you make the visual stories as part of your school projects ?
The visual stories started some time ago, when I lived in Stockholm for five months. I wanted to collect everything I see. So it all started from a personal interest in collecting moments and things, inspired by the swedish culture and nordic design. There are still nordish hints in the images, but the thing that changed during the process is the act of styling. In one study project two semesters ago I discovered a new way of working with spaces, objects, surfaces and how to combine them into a whole composition. In the same semester I decided to turn my Instagram account public and share the visual stories with like-minded people. So it all started from a personal interest, inspired by the nordish way of living, but I had the chance to work on my skills and push them through study projects.

Do you take the shots in your own home or in projects on location?
Most of them are shots from or in my own home. I like to focus on the image-in-the-making and this is easier if you already know the space. But I would love to try it on locations and other spaces in the future, even if it would be a challenge at first.

To see more visual stories and Seraina’s work, head over to her website.

Dit zijn de visuele verhalen van Seraina. Ik vond ze zo mooi dat ik er haar een paar vragen over stelde, die je hierboven in het Engels kan lezen.

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Mid-century modern flat with lots of plants

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Ik ben fan van retro interieurs zoals dit hier, zeker als er veel groen in terug te vinden is. De planten tegen de zwarte lederen zetel, de kunstwerken aan de muur en de gouden lamp gaan allemaal zo mooi samen.

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Watermelon and strawberry smoothie with a little bit of mint

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Even though it got a little colder now, the last weeks here in Berlin I have been melting away and I was trying out a lot of smoothies. I generally like them and also try to get some greens in there every once in a while to be a little more healthy (maybe it’s to compensate for my growing coffee addition). The road to smoothie-making skilfulness has been bumpy, to say the least and I had the occasional smoothie that was just too healthy (brown and tasteless). While I’m still getting the hang of it, I thought I would share with you a super refreshing version I tried out last week with watermelon, strawberries and mint.

I made two smoothies of a quarter of a watermelon and a handful of frozen strawberries. You just add everything to the blender and add three mint leafs to it. A super refreshing drink for this hot summer if you ask me.

And by the way, when posting a picture of this drink a while back on my Instagram, I asked the question how to know if a watermelon is ripe enough and someone told me that you should knock on it. If it makes a hollow sound it’s ready to be cut. I’m going to be knocking on all the watermelons at the market from now on. Nothing worse then opening a raw watermelon.

Hoewel het hier nu een beetje frisser is, was het de laatste weken heel erg warm in Berlijn. Om wat verkoeling te zoeken probeerde ik veel smoothies uit en sommige waren al wat lekkerder als de andere. Ik vind smoothies normaal gezien heel lekker en gezond en probeer ook soms om er wat groen aan toe te voegen om te compenseren voor mijn ongezonde en groeiende koffie verslaving. Mijn smoothie-maak-skills zijn nog in het begin stadium laten we zeggen en ik brouwde ook wel eens een smoothie die te gezond (lees bruin en vies) was. Maar er was die éne smoothie de me wel echt goed smaakte en die wil ik dan ook graag met jullie delen: de watermeloen en aardbij smoothie met een beetje munt.

Ik heb twee smoothies gemaakt van een vierde watermeloen en een handje vol bevroren aardbijen. Je gooit alles gewoon in de blender en doet er de blaadjes munt bij. Heel verfrissend op een warme dag.

Trouwens, op mijn  Instagram vertelde iemand me dat je kan zien of een watermeloen vers is door er op te kloppen: als hij een hol geluid maakt is hij rijp. Vanaf nu klop ik op alle watermeloenen in de supermarkt want er is niets zo stom als een geopende, onrijpe meloen.

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Living room in pastel colors

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Living room with grey and pastel

The colours in this living room go so well together. There is the black and bright white contrast next to the window and there is the soft grey and pink combination going on at the couch. I also really like the forest print, which adds a little bit of green to the mix.

De kleuren in deze living gaan zo mooi samen. Er is zwart-wit contrast bij het raam en een combinatie van grijs en zacht roze bij de zetel. I vind ook de print met de bomen heel mooi.

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A home full of paintings

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I love the artwork in this home, it can be found in every corner and it makes the place so unique.

Ik vind de kunstwerken in deze woning heel mooi. Je kan ze in elke hoek van het huis terug vinden, en dit maakt deze woning erg uniek.

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Berlin Dualities

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Took a walk today and saw these two neighbouring buildings. They are so different from each other and at the same time fit so well together.

Ik ging erop uit vandaag en vond deze gebouwen vlak naast elkaar. Ze zijn zo verschillend van elkaar en toch passen ze zo mooi samen.

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