Friday, August 31, 2012

[colored heart]

[colored heart] by wood & wool stool
[colored heart], a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.
First there was a white heart postcard,
followed by the neon pink heart
and from today there is a colored heart too.

Friday I'm in love (with the new Villa Augustus 5th anniversary book)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

bread & fig

bread & fig by wood & wool stool
bread & fig, a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.
My latest lunch addiction;

rye bread (from the market)
sliced fig
wild tomato
fleur de sel (Ile de Ré)


Monday, August 27, 2012

Sunday, August 26, 2012

vintage avenues

vintage avenues by wood & wool stool
vintage avenues, a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.
Vintage Avenues, two stacks high.
Volumes seventies to early nineties.
This morning we picked them from the attic of a friend. She saved the magazines all these years and wanted to get rid of them.
We've sorted them neatly by year.

And now?
We could wallpaper our entire house with the pages. (not that we intend to)
The plan is to browse a few Avenues at a time on the sofa.
Enough to read and plenty of inspiration! (after seeing a few)

Saturday, August 25, 2012

oh baby baby

oh baby baby by wood & wool stool
oh baby baby, a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.
Summer babies announcements.

Nora was born in July and she is such a sweet little girl.
Friday afternoon I went to visit her and she has already treated me with her cute smile (melt, melt).

Joris announced a few weeks later.
His (diy) card is super original! (Leave it to Esther...)

Tiny little babies are the sweetest.

Friday, August 24, 2012

nail it!

nail it! by wood & wool stool
nail it!, a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.
What a great idea; multicolored hands.

I've some red, pink and blue jeans nail polish in my collection, not enough for this effect, but it would be fun to try.


tradition by wood & wool stool
tradition, a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.
Since 2008 it has become an annual tradition.
My first handmade (wood &) wool birthday garland I designed 4 years ago.
Every year I make a new garland for Pippa's birthday.
The edition of 2012 flaunts soon at my market stand at The Yvestown Fair.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

personalized smoothies

With the leftovers out of the freezer and fridge you can create the most delicious smoothies.

Half a box of frozen berries
a little raspberry ice cream
some vanilla ice cream
a bowl of greek yogurt.

Some cozy mugs and straws (Pip take your own smoothie) and yummy!
Slurp noises with Stefanie, Minne, Pippa & I...

Monday, August 20, 2012

once upon a time

once upon a time by wood & wool stool
once upon a time, a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.
Once upon a time there was a tiny little Pippa in her cradle.

In the summer of 1997, when she was born, it was also very hot and she wearing onesies only.

Happy summer birthday my sweet fifteen Pippa! X

Sunday, August 19, 2012

smooth sunday

smooth sunday by wood & wool stool
smooth sunday, a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.
After another nice day at the beach and some birthday banner preparations for Pippa's birthday tomorrow, time for a frozen raspberry mango smoothie and lazy reading on the bench.

lemons & summer joy

lemons & summer joy by wood & wool stool
lemons & summer joy, a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.

Friday, August 17, 2012

je suis une rockstar

je suis une rockstar by wood & wool stool
je suis une rockstar, a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.

Today I'm a rockstar. Not at Lowlands, only in my backyard...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

doors wide open

doors wide open by wood & wool stool
doors wide open, a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.
The ultimate summer feeling at home;

doors wide open!

My first thing in the morning,
if possible the garden doors remain wide open until late at night.

Monday, August 13, 2012


souveniR by wood & wool stool
souveniR, a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.
On Ile de Ré we found this huge R at Marie & Benoit.

The souvenir is prominently in our kitchen and rocks the wall.

R is a great character to remember our summer days on Ile de Ré.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

wood & wool wires

wood & wool wires by wood & wool stool
wood & wool wires, a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.
The inside out stool is now with Monika in Berlin.

Meanwhile, I have been collecting leftovers for a new one.

The ball with colored yarn is growing steadily; wire knot wire knot wire...

Friday, August 10, 2012

here comes the sun

here comes the sun by wood & wool stool
here comes the sun, a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.
Today on 'our' South Beach near The Hague.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

flower harvest

flower harvest by wood & wool stool
flower harvest, a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.
The Augustus garden is crowded with flowers right now.

August is the best harvest month in the Netherlands, hence the name Villa Augustus.

Today wasn't a bad flowerday at all, picking in the sunny garden lush loaded with brightly colored flowers.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

souvenirs de vacances

I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered this;

Impressions of Ile de Ré seem to have impact on my work.

Friday, August 3, 2012

the wooden barn

the wooden barn by wood & wool stool
the wooden barn, a photo by wood & wool stool on Flickr.

On Ile de Ré we spotted deux chevaux everywhere.

Oh how I missed my old gray 2CV when hearing the familiar pleasant sound.

This cute photo of two years ago, when the 2cv participated in a wood & wool stool photoshoot, brings back happy memories.