Sunday, 30 March 2008

Patersweg

Verhuizing komt eraan. Zo willen we dat de huiskamer gaat uitzien. Our plans for the redecoration of the our new (old) house.

Monday, 24 March 2008

Eastern and snow

Eastern and snow. Pasen in de sneeuw.

Friday, 21 March 2008

Sketches out of the dust

We are starting to pack to go to our new home. I found these 30 year old sketches under layers of dust; yes the sepia background colour is real. I had forgotten about these drawings. It's from '78, and I should have been making homework.
De verhuizing komt eraan, en bij het inpakken kwam ik deze oude tekening tegen. Uit '78, ik had eigenlijk mijn huiswerk moeten maken.

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Toulouse or Japan?

I know this looks like a garden somewhere in Japan, but in reality it was next to my hotel in Toulouse! I went out for a stroll in the "Jardin de Compans-Cafarelli" before breakfast, when I encoutered this view, including apple and prune trees in full blossom.
Ik weet het, dit lijkt op een vijver ergens in Japan, maar in werkelijkheid is dit een park naast het Mercure Hotel in Toulouse. Een wandeling in de vroege morgen door de Jardin Compans-Cafarelli; en dan dit uitzicht incl. bloesemende appel en pruimenbomen.

Sunday, 9 March 2008

Tarbes&Toulouse, last week





Was in Toulouse for the 5th time this year. But we also went to visit Lannemezan, near the Pirenees mountains (which were beautiful with snow). We slept at the Rex hotel in Tarbes-a beautiful design hotel. I was perplexed with the high quality of the design in the hotel: bathrooms with glass sliding walls and Starck bathtubs. Design chairs on every floor, and exterior walls that change colour every minute, making your room appear different all the time. even the toiletpaper was in style: black. I made some sketches.
In Tarbes, tegen de Pyreneeen, sliepen we in het Rex hotel. Het hotel was helemaal "design" ingericht en had een glazen buitenwand die elke minuut in kleur veranderde. De kamers waren fantastisch ingericht: glazen schuifwanden, Starck badkuipen en zelfs zwart toiletpapier.

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

E40

A few weeks ago, on the E40, somewhere between Liege and Brussels. Tussen Luik en Brussel, op de E40.

Saturday, 1 March 2008

Krupka, last week

I was in czech republic, visiting the Knauf Krupka plant. We were staying in the Vladimir Hotel in Usti. It was a vintage 70's hotel in its original but now worn out state. It was like the town: Usti must have been a nice city on the Elbe river, but destroyed by -now abandoned- 60's and 70's building projects. See sketch.
In Tsjechie, bezoek aan de Knauf glaswolfabriek in Krupka. We verbleven in het Vladimir hotel in Usti, ooit een aardige plaats aan een bocht van de Elbe. Maar helaas verknoeid door -nu verlaten- jaren 60 en 70 gebouwen.