When working as a freelancer you have ups and downs in projects. “Downtime” means that the large projects are in a slower speed tempo (deadline has passed, exhibition is open) so I have some more time to list brooches. Sometimes I have no idea where to start, so many brooches. Luckily I already listed some of them online as we speak. This is the improvised photo studio. Close to the window so I can get all the daylight that is here. Last weekend me and my sister visited Naarden-Vesting. Treasure hunting, good food (we love Passionate!, the italian lunch room) […]
So summer is here! The big gooseberry time (komkommertijd) is on and since I haven’t taken a grand holiday (I only took of a week to visit Lisbon) I am working around the clock. I will enlighten you with a summer update about the Broesj’ headquarters. Hope you enjoy summer as well! x The days are really summery and the temperature is high. That means when you are shopping for ice cream you will find an empty freezer at the store, if you are too late. But even when it’s 33 degrees celsius, it doesn’t stop us thrifting. (OK it was […]
This weekend my sister, friends and I attended the Brandt&Levie workshop aka Worstshop. Not a regular DIY art workshop, but a sausage making workshop! The guys of Brandt&Levie are real craftsmen. Inspired by their 7 month journey to Italy they decided that they would make fantastic sausages in a proper way. So, the workshop. After a tour trough their workplace and get an insight in the sausage-making process we started. First we made a selection of the herbs we were gonna use. We decided to include a bit of Whisky as well, to give it a special kind of flavor. We carefully […]
Just a quick note to say hello and let you know there are some flower brooches online. Last week was very nice but busy. Lots of good things (it was poëzieweek, a week with lots of events around poetry). Furthermore my mom thrifted some brooches and today, between naps and making chicken soup I finally took some pictures again. So there are some new old flower brooches online. The next days a couple of more will follow. For an exhibition about Glass we visited the national Glass museum in Leerdam.
Hope you have had great holidays. After all the festivities and other activities in the end of december (I moved! Yes, again. I can’t believe it either but I will tell you more about it soon) I am back to work and also back to Broesj. A small recap of other things happened in december: I moved! Yes, again… For about a week there was a house of boxes growing in my apartment. But look at my new place! I’m so happy. And my new old ATAG stove. In my tiny kitchen where I prepared retro snacks for new years […]
I had no idea why but I was feeling a bit under the weather last week. I Probably needed to adjust getting back to work after the most perfect holiday ever. Then I received news that made my day. It involved Orla Kiely. And boy, I love her patterns! They are so colorful, bold an retro-inspired. Every day I carry around ‘her’ laptop sleeve. Next to laptop sleeves, bags and wonderful bedding Orla Kiely now designs shoes! She joined forces with Clarks and they have produced an autumn/winter collection. I was allowed to choose one pair and try them out. After […]