vrijdag 31 augustus 2012


I don’t know how your summer went, but for us, here in Holland, summer was realy bad and short. June has got us off to a bad start to our summer with rain, dark weather and low temperatures. We had one tropical weekend, that's true. 

And now it is September, days are getting shorter and at night I can feel the autumn chill already. In the evenings when I do my daily Pinterest routine, lots of autumn/winter 12/13 fashion photo’s are passing by. Dark warm colors,  rather beautiful. Lots of khaki, dark red, dark blue and black.

But I don’t feel like winter! I want sunshine and more holidays. I want dinners in the garden and long walks along the sea. I am not yet ready for the fireplace!

How about this idea; ignore dark colors and wear exclusively clothes of J. Crew.

Or stay to that lovely summerlavender blue even when autumn storms explode. Wear this coat of Cacharel!

Some more possibilities to keep winter away; playful outfits by Tsunobi Chisato.

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zaterdag 18 augustus 2012

MORE LEMON; Dutch leather bracelets

I was suprised finding a Dutchman on the internet who admired the lemon peel. My head full of Limoncello leather bracelets that I just made, I was searching for images for my Pinterest page when I stumbled across Pieter Claesz.

Pieter Claesz was a Golden Age still life painter. He often painted food and drink with some pots and pans. He must have admired the tasty, aromatic, whirling peel with that luminous yellow color just like I do. The lemon peel dances and brightens up the whole painting. It makes me thirsty!

Google tells me that citrusfruits were dedicated to Venus, the ancient Greek goddess of love. Particularly the lemon symbolises sour love and false friendship. Lemons were also used to flavor sweet wine, just some little drops, so it also symbolises moderation.

I don’t believe any of it. The food captures an exotic atmosphere of the south, the blessing of sun ripened fruits. It seems to me that the subject is good taste, refined pleasure and contentment with the plainest things of life.

Although Pieter Claesz is Dutch, the lemon yellow color remains mediterrean for me. I ask myself if I can make typical Dutch leather peel bracelets. And I promiss you, when summer is over, I am going to design potato peel bracelets! Based on another Dutch painting; Potato Eaters by Van Gogh. 

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woensdag 8 augustus 2012

Lemon leather bracelets

The best time to make Limoncello, a sweet lemon liqueur, is right now while there's a glut of lemons and they are dropping off the trees!
Don't forget to wear an original handmade lemon leather PARKWOLF bracelet while peeling the lemons!

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