Why taking a break was the best thing I’ve done this year

I’m back! This summer I took an unplanned two month blogging break and it was one of the better decisions, although it was not a conscious one. Why? Because I had to open up my mind again. I just read something in Creativity Inc (by president of Pixar Ed Catmull) and all I could think was: yes, yes, yes! How can the man be right about everything. Truly: if you haven’t read it yet, you must. Here it is: “When a new company is formed, its founders must have a startup mentality—a beginner’s mind, open to everything because, well, what

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Arnhemse Stockdagen 2016

The Arnhemse Stockdagen are here! It is one of those events were you have the best of both worlds: discounts and designer collections. From interior to fashion and from small entrepreneurs to Arnhem based designers who are well known in the Netherlands. Yesterday was the first day and within a few hours I quickly tried to cover as much ground as possible. Every year I’m truly amazed by the quality. The combination of well known stores such as Humanoid (think Acne in sale and their own collection with great discounts) and designers such as Klaas Kuiken (the vase is his design) and the

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Calm before the storm

Deadlines, appointments and travelling. It isn’t always the perfect combination but if I’m being really honest then I thrive. Not really sure if it’s a blessing (or curse) of our generation, but whenever there’s a relatively slow period my mind starts to wander. I’m less productive, start procrastinating and feel at unease. Sure, in the middle of a busy storm you’re wondering what the hell’s got into you and why did you say ‘yes’ to so many projects. But those quiet moments, just before all hell breaks loose, are the moments I live for. The moments you suddenly appreciate because you realise how

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Testing the new Huawei phone

Yeah, yeah I’m an absolute Apple freak. But… last week I took the plunge and I tested the new Huawei P9. So how did an Apple junky make the transfer? It included some staring at the phone (looks are important!) and spending some time getting to know each other. Taking things slow, you know. And I must say: the transition was much easier than expected. I’m used to an iPhone 6+ and I do wish the screen of the Huawei was a little bit bigger, but the camera feature… If there’s one feature that makes the Huawei P9 special, it’s the camera

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