A simpler life: It’s NOT about the numbers

Minimalism is not about not owning anything. It is about owning only what you need and love. This is why minimalism can mean something very different to a single young man living on his own compared to a family of five with two dogs.

A simpler life: The basic kitchen

The kitchen is one area where many seem to go over the top when buying stuff. Even people who hardly cook still have a full set of pans and pots, oven forms and cake forms in every shape and size. We complain about our kitchens being too small, and there just isn’t enough cupboard space. We […]

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 […]

It’s written on the star

I found an old French book at the market the other day. It was not in its best shape, but I liked the old paper and the fonts. It didn’t take me long before I decided to transform the book into Christmas ornaments. Here is how you make a star… You can of course use a […]

The Great Danes

Ecco, Lego, B&O, Eva Trio, Royal Copenhagen – I guess you have heard the names before. Danish design has a great reputation in large parts of the world. It started in the 1950ies with pioneer designers such as Hans Wegner, Børge Mogensen, Georg Jensen and Arne Jacobsen, taking Danish design outside of Denmark’s borders. Their […]

Scandinavian breeze

How about a light Scandinavian breeze in the summer heat? In general, Scandinavian design is characterised by… … a light and pale palette … use of light coloured wood such as pine, spruce and birch … natural materials such as wool, stone and leather … simple design with clean lines … functional furniture There’s a breeze […]

Lëtz Create – Jackie Brown

Each month, Miranda van den Heuvel talks to creative people in Luxembourg and says “look, Luxembourg is creative! Here’s how and where!” The first talk in 2014  is with Jackie Brown. 1. What is CREATIVITY? Creativity for me is really about letting yourself be inspired by what you see around you, keeping your mind and your […]

Cheap, shabby or chic?

We are getting more and more aware of our environment and how to reuse, recycle and upcycle – a great trend! During a London visit, I decided to check out the upcoming and hip district of East London with Brick Lane, Columbia Road and Shoreditch. No better place to find creativity, upcycling and recycling! Fancy […]

Lëtz Create – Lydia Gee

Each month, Miranda van den Heuvel talks to creative people in Luxembourg and says “look, Luxembourg is creative! Here’s how and where!” The November talk is with artist Lydia Gee. 1. What is CREATIVITY? For me, creativity is a way of expressing yourself. It is about being you rather than trying to be somebody else, and […]

Lëtz Create – Nati Deniff-Jones

Each month, Miranda van den Heuvel talks to creative people in Luxembourg and says “look, Luxembourg is creative! Here’s how and where!” The October talk is with Nati “Little Things” Deniff-Jones. 1. What is CREATIVITY? Creativity is when you think… would this really work? And then you give it a try! It is letting that little […]