Wednesday, December 29, 2010

a tiny shopping spree

Frankie magazine, a bright red bow by Martice and a new favourite cup.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

happy holidays


thanks for all the sweet comments,

Monday, December 20, 2010


A while ago mamutopia got featured in a Dutch magazine called 101 woonidee├źn. They mentioned my etsy, but too bad they didn't notice my little shop was already closed for weeks! Ah well, it's nice anyway :)

I still have some copies of the 'zelfmaakspecial' left. Is there anyone in the Netherlands who wants to have a copy? Let me know, give me your address (, and I'll send you one!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

...and I still miss you

It has been awfully quiet here.
Exactly one month ago I lost my dad.

A little yellow balloon to remember all the good things.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

knock knock

Hello? Still anyone there?

I'm still here! 

Last weeks weren't so happy 
and I was busy with things like this

and that 

to be more precisely: studying graphic design

I did keep track of your blogs, I really did.

and psst, go visit this exhibition by Berend Strik.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

polaroid day : what's your favourite shop?

Hema, the best store ever!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

weekly happy stats

A big yay for number 1, I'm so excited :D But I'm not sure if I can keep up with blogging because of this; I think I will be really busy. So from now on maybe I'll only post every now and then or take a break when needed. Happy weekend!

Friday, October 1, 2010

a new old archive

Look, I built the Amsterdam City Archive!

Originally it looks like this:

I don't know anymore where I found this picture...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

polaroid day : triangle pattern

little triangles on my new shirt!

Monday, September 27, 2010

must-see-monday : present & correct

My ideal office would be filled with stuff sold by Present & Correct.

I really really really like it all!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

weekly happy stats

This week I got sick and felt rather miserable, but now I'm much better again. Just in time to visit the Craftymarkt in Amsterdam today! This is my last weekend before I start school again so I think I'll spend all my weekend relaxing :)

Oh and my (Dutch) recipes are in here! I should secretly make a photo of my pages in the shop..

Friday, September 24, 2010

a little rainbow

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

polaroid day : not your average chair

colourful folding chairs I spotted at a market

Monday, September 20, 2010

must-see-monday : lesley barnes

A really nice illustration for a really nice band.

Made by Lesley Barnes for Belle & Sebastian, how cool!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

weekly happy stats

A unhappy list was more appropriate this week,
(no motivation, rejections, dead pigeons, awkward conversations)
but I made a happy list anyway.

Number 1 one was definitely my highlight of the week!
 It makes me smiiiiiiile :)

Friday, September 17, 2010

button party!

My button design for a special button party 
in Utrecht, the Netherlands:

and look, the buttons even made it to a newspaper, cool:

You can still submit your own button!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

polaroid day : our house

♬ in the middle of the street 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

colour on a grey day

colour on a grey day 
my design for a contest on Hello Handmade

See all the designs over here 
and give a comment on the Hello Handmade blog!

Monday, September 13, 2010

must-see-monday : they draw and cook

Beautiful illustrated recipes by Polish Emilia Dziubak  

For lots more drawn recipes go visit they draw and cook!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

weekly happy stats

A small but important list!

Friday, September 10, 2010

french cats

et au revoir!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

polaroid day!

A lot of padlocks!
And I really don't know why?

Monday, September 6, 2010

must-see-monday : anke weckmann

Visit her blog for much more!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

party in an envelope!

I'll try to fit all this into one envelope...

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

polaroid day : have a nice day!

Happy wednesday! 

Monday, August 30, 2010

must-see-monday : pinkrain

She also made some cool moleskines (now sold out)!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

weekly happy stats

Although it was busy at work, there was a lot of rain this week, I fell in a puddle with my bike, watched the saddest movie ever and had some crap evenings: I made a list!

Friday, August 27, 2010

doodling away

Today I'll just doodle away.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

polaroid day : guerilla knitting

Guerilla knitting in Amsterdam!

It brightens up my run through the park,
so I would like to have some more, please.

Monday, August 23, 2010

must-see-monday : oly


because everyone should visit her awesome blog and little shop!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

weekly happy stats

My first week at work went by like that. 
I almost forgot to make a happy list! 

~ number 3 is a lesson to remember ~
Happy weekend!

Friday, August 20, 2010

sometimes it helps to dream

it really does

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

polaroid day : travelling by train

making myself comfortable on the train

Monday, August 16, 2010

must-see-monday : evah fan

 Pry on murmurs zine by Evah Fan

I love tiny illustrations, especially these!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

weekly happy stats

My last holiday happy stats, how sad.
Monday everything will be back to normal again.
It makes me kind of nervous.

but there's still a weekend ahead of me 

Friday, August 13, 2010

forever five

My watch broke down, so I needed a new one. I picked this super nice one made by Eva from Misako Mimoko. From now on it will be five o'clock forever. I like that!

and yes, I'm aware that it's upside down :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

polaroid day : summer shoes

perfect summer shoes

Monday, August 9, 2010

must-see-monday : advice to sink in slowly

If you're ever in need of advice, go check advice to sink in slowly: a series of posters designed by graduates for the purpose of passing on advice and inspiration to first year students. Such a friendly idea! I could use some advice myself.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

weekly happy stats

This week was great! I didn't have to go to work, so I spend a lot of time working on graphic design, reading (a lot!) and visiting places in my hometown I never got to visit before. And tonight we'll go see a movie, Please give, and go out for dinner. I wish it would never end...!