Monday, 14 July 2014

hello monday

 Today's Hello Monday on the House of Tulips can be found here.

Green tea is one of those lovely things that should just be part of everyone's life. It's soothing, fresh and it does a body good. So this week I am switching all my "at-the-office-cappuccinos" to green tea delight moments. (Well that is the idea).
Have an exquisite week & thanks for visiting.

Looking forward to seeing you on 

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

concept 43

Today House of Tulips was moved to a new platform. 
please visit  
Here you will find all previous and upcoming blog posts of the House of Tulips. 
Thank you for making this such a great place each and every day. 
Looking forward to introducing you to Concept 43 - the new home of House of Tulips. 


Tuesday, 22 October 2013

exquisite strangeness

I hope you had an interesting and inspiration filled day. 
Mine was quite great. 

Image via Haute Design by Sarah Klassen 
(don't you just love these shoes. the colours match so well and are so eye catching)

Monday, 21 October 2013

hello monday

Images via Pinterest 

Have a splendid week. 
This week I have a bunch of great stuff planned again. 
Tomorrow we have an information day and workshop with the UNDP on the development of Curacao. I am trying out (and must say it is so difficult) to have a carb free couple of days. I started yesterday and though I woke up feeling great and energized - yesterday was a bit more difficult to get through. Hopefully today better :) 
I love the above images. So much light and chic. 

Thank you for visiting. 

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Monday, 14 October 2013

hello monday

Images via Pinterest

Have a beautiful, delicate, serene and happy week. 
Today I'd like to share one of my favourite poems/speeches with you. 
One by the amazing Maya Angelou. 

Thank you for visiting 


A Brave and Startling Truth

We, this people, on a small and lonely planet
Traveling through casual space
Past aloof stars, across the way of indifferent suns
To a destination where all signs tell us
It is possible and imperative that we learn
A brave and startling truth

And when we come to it
To the day of peacemaking
When we release our fingers
From fists of hostility
And allow the pure air to cool our palms

When we come to it
When the curtain falls on the minstrel show of hate
And faces sooted with scorn are scrubbed clean
When battlefields and coliseum
No longer rake our unique and particular sons and daughters
Up with the bruised and bloody grass
To lie in identical plots in foreign soil

When the rapacious storming of the churches
The screaming racket in the temples have ceased
When the pennants are waving gaily
When the banners of the world tremble
Stoutly in the good, clean breeze

When we come to it
When we let the rifles fall from our shoulders
And children dress their dolls in flags of truce
When land mines of death have been removed
And the aged can walk into evenings of peace
When religious ritual is not perfumed
By the incense of burning flesh
And childhood dreams are not kicked awake
By nightmares of abuse

When we come to it
Then we will confess that not the Pyramids
With their stones set in mysterious perfection
Nor the Gardens of Babylon
Hanging as eternal beauty
In our collective memory
Not the Grand Canyon
Kindled into delicious color
By Western sunsets

Nor the Danube, flowing its blue soul into Europe
Not the sacred peak of Mount Fuji
Stretching to the Rising Sun
Neither Father Amazon nor Mother Mississippi who, without favor,
Nurture all creatures in the depths and on the shores
These are not the only wonders of the world

When we come to it
We, this people, on this minuscule and kithless globe
Who reach daily for the bomb, the blade and the dagger
Yet who petition in the dark for tokens of peace
We, this people on this mote of matter
In whose mouths abide cankerous words
Which challenge our very existence
Yet out of those same mouths
Come songs of such exquisite sweetness
That the heart falters in its labor
And the body is quieted into awe

We, this people, on this small and drifting planet
Whose hands can strike with such abandon
That in a twinkling, life is sapped from the living
Yet those same hands can touch with such healing, irresistible tenderness
That the haughty neck is happy to bow
And the proud back is glad to bend
Out of such chaos, of such contradiction
We learn that we are neither devils nor divines

When we come to it
We, this people, on this wayward, floating body
Created on this earth, of this earth
Have the power to fashion for this earth
A climate where every man and every woman
Can live freely without sanctimonious piety
Without crippling fear

When we come to it
We must confess that we are the possible
We are the miraculous, the true wonder of this world
That is when, and only when
We come to it. 

Friday, 11 October 2013

happy friday

Image 1 via Navy & Orange
Image 2 via Pinterest

Have a gorgeous weekend. 

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

somethings that made me smile

 All images via Miss at la Playa
 All images from restaurants in Madrid. 

I absolutely love the images above. Makes me want to meet up with my friends for a beautiful lunch and coffee. 

And then some helpful advice 

Monday, 7 October 2013

hello monday

 Images via the always amazing Dustjacket Attic

Have a wonderful Monday. 

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

what my dreams are made of

These beautiful images are via Classiq.
For more of these exotic photographs visit Classiq

This is what my travel dreams look like. Vast open spaces, interesting people and new experiences. 
What do your dreams look like? 


Tuesday, 1 October 2013

growing green

Images via House & Hold

We've been growing some herbs at our office. 
Basil mostly. It brings an unexpected touch of green and nature to the office immediately. I love it. 

Monday, 30 September 2013

interior inspiration

Image via The H&H Blog

hello monday

Images via Pinterest

Have an amazing week. 
See all the beauty. 
Laugh often. 
Be great. 

thank you for visiting. 

Friday, 27 September 2013

happy friday

All images via Pinterest. 

I absolutely love the quote by Lewis Carroll. 
Hope you had a splendid week. 
Mine was more a recovery than anything else. I am ready for the weekend (to relax a bit more). 
Yesterday we had a lovely evening with friends, with some great surprising news, champagne and many laughs and memories. A great way to end the week. 

Have an awesome weekend. 

Thursday, 26 September 2013

just chic

Image via the wonderful Dustjacket Attic

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

terrace inspiration

For more of these amazing images visit Casa Tres Chic. Tereza has a great selection of roof top garden images for us to enjoy.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

inspiration and green

The above images are all via Kara Rosenlund blog 
Visit this beautiful and serene blog for a sense of wonder.


Images all from our own collection 
For some great talks visit 
For more info on TEDxHoogstraat go to our website

The last few weeks I haven't been posting as regularly as I always hope to. 
One of the reasons was this wonderful event we organized. 
A TEDx in Curacao called TEDxHoogstraat. 
It was focused on the future city and we had a live stream from NYC and live local speakers. 
It was truly a day of fun, learning and loads of inspiration. 
And I wanted to share some pictures with you.

Hope you are having an amazing week. 



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