Don’t leave the leaves behind

I can think of many reasons to love fall; one of them being mother nature’s beautiful colours, another all the the cosy indoor activities. With all the fallen leaves scattered around in my garden I came up with some simple family DIY activities: Decorative leaf balls I used paper to make balls, but you can also use oasis […]

Lëtz Create – Diamany Ngandu Nabhan

Miranda van den Heuvel talks to creative people in Luxembourg and says “look, Luxembourg is creative! Here’s how and where!” The August talk is with treehouse builder and handbag designer Diamany Ngandu Nabhan. 1. What is CREATIVITY? Creativity is the essence of life and humanity. It’s what makes us unique and connects us to each other. It is […]

Lëtz Create – Nerea Lascurain

Miranda van den Heuvel talks to creative people in Luxembourg and says “look, Luxembourg is creative! Here’s how and where!” The July talk is with flower headpiece designer Nerea Lascurain. 1. What is CREATIVITY? To me, creativity is a way to express yourself and to find out how to bring your vision into reality. Everyone has the need to […]

Lëtz Create – Nathalie Siebenaler

Miranda van den Heuvel talks to creative people in Luxembourg and says “look, Luxembourg is creative! Here’s how and where!” The June talk is with designer Nathalie Siebenaler. 1. What is CREATIVITY? Creativity can be everything. Our everyday life is surrounded by beautiful and not so beautiful things, but we have to open our eyes and learn […]

Bring me outside!

When cleaning up my (husband’s) wardrobe, I found an old belt that is no longer in use. Instead of throwing it away I said to myself: «What can I do with this belt?». I always have a project going, and right now it’s renovating a small cabin in Norway that sleeps 8 and has limited space, so […]

DIY: Flower power

During a sunny morning walk in the forest, I came up with this little DIY project: By simply using scotch to make a grid pattern in a shallow and wide bowl, you can fill it with flowers and they will stay where you put them! Text and photos by Ann-Kristin Øvreeide, May 2015 Ann-Kristin Øvreeide has […]

Creating still lifes

With a background in decorating and interior design, I love bringing different objects to life. Home styling is both a passion and work for me. I’ll let you in on a few tricks for your own home styling. One of the first things you learn as a decorator is how to group objects. A group should consist of odd numbers; 3, […]

Nordic women go for it in Lux

Discover inspirational female entrepreneurship the Nordic way in Luxembourg. On Sunday March 29, you get the chance to meet Nordic women with Nordic know-how who started their own business in Luxembourg, within a wide range of activities; Art, food, fashion & style, health & beauty, jewellery, design & decoration, baby products and consulting; more than […]

A simpler life: The knick-knacks

This was me a few years ago: every surface in our home had some kind of arrangement placed on it. A vase with some decorative twig, a candleholder, bowls, books deliberately placed because of their colors, all of it arranged with much effort and thought. And then, season for season I would replace things. Rearrange […]

A simpler life: The wardrobe

Have you ever stood in front of your wardrobe thinking you have “nothing to wear”? It tends to be that we can’t see the forest for all the trees. So here is an experiment you can easily do to simplify and minimize your wardrobe. All without the scary part – you know, throwing things away.