Thursday, October 19, 2017

musee yves saint laurent marrakech

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Today is the opening of Musee YVES SAINT LAURENT Marrakech.

A museum entirely devoted to the work of the legendary fashion designer, Yves Saint Laurent (1936-2008).
The new building, situated on Rue Yves Saint Laurent next to Jardin Majorelle, spans over 4,000 m² and is more than just a museum. Designed by Studio KO, it features a 400 m² permanent exhibition space where the work of Yves Saint Laurent will be presented in a scenography by Christophe Martin; a 150 m² space for temporary exhibitions, a 130-seat auditorium, a boutique and bookshop, a café-restaurant, as well as a research library comprising 5,000 volumes.

Last week I past the building by bike several times and I watched videos of key moments in the YSL history, at a mighty public screening on the Djemaa el Fna on Friday evening.

During an official ceremony on Saturday, we even were allowed to cycle past the strictly secured and closed Rue YSL, right next to the red carpet, with our Green Gardens workshop group on 12 bikes.

Never-to-be-forgotten memories!

Yesterday, just one day before the opening I left Marrakech. For an invitation to the opening today, I would have missed my flight without hesitation.

Well at least now I have another good reason to go back to Marrakech.

Monday, October 2, 2017

hello from marrakech

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Today we made a bicycle tour through la Palmaraie. It's so green and peaceful.

In the medina it is a challenge, but so much fun. Just outside the medina you can enjoy a relaxed ride.

This bike ride was a 'test drive' in preparation for the Green Gardens workshop.

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Friday, September 29, 2017

marrakech vibes

marrakech vibes

This weekend I'm off to Marrakech again. For the fourth time this year...

I'm always happy to return to the Red City.

Next Wednesday we will kick off with a new Cool Crochet workshop in Marrakech. Sophie will join us for the second time.

One week later the second Green Gardens workshop is on the program.
No less than four former participants of the cool crochet workshop, will now join the Green Gardens workshop.
Yay, so nice to see you again Marielle, Ellen Debbie & Tif!

Even though I have just returned from Portugal, I can hardly wait to start with the workshop preparations and meet everyone at Chambres d'Amis.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

summer finds

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Summer finds.

Some new items in da house. Souvenirs for our 'casa'.

On the wall, next to the new library table*, a colorful crab and lobster creel, seems almost like crochet, don't you think?

On the other wall a poster from the art book Nus Vestidos (Not So Nude). we found in the most beautiful bookshop Ler Devagar at the LX Factory in Lisbon.
The drawing was made with only a blue, green and red Bic cristal ballpoint.

The drawing is inspired on La Grande Odalisque, the painting by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres from 1814 (Musée du Louvre, Paris).
We also bought the small art book Nus Vestidos with a collection of drawings of thirteen well-known masterpieces.

* on the desk in the living room, the art-, interior and 'green' books and interior magazines are piled up now. Since I hardly ever work at my desk in the living room, but at the kitchen table.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

roadtrip portugal - lisboa - architecture, street art & tiles

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Lisboa
Architecture, street art & tiles.

Walking for hours through the neighborhoods of Lisbon, especially in the non-touristic neighborhoods...

New discoveries around every corner. Amazing architecture, stunning street art and a tremendous amount of tiles.

At the end of the afternoon with a drink in a deck chair at the Tejo, makes the day perfect!

This was the last Portugal roadtrip post, up to daily routine and new adventures in Marrakech...

Sunday, September 24, 2017

roadtrip portugal - lisboa by bike

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Lisboa by bike.

Son Minne came to visit us for a few days in Lisbon.

We hired a bike and made a bicycle tour along the Tejo, visited MAAT, Belém, LX factory and had lunch at Cantina.

Minne had a few vintage football stadiums on his list. We cycled over 35 kilometers and discovered many new interesting places in Lisbon.
The cycle paths along the river are perfect and it's a great way to see a lot in one day.
We went Sunday, there is less traffic in the city (on the other hand more cyclists...)