Dennis Adelmann

I was surprised to discover Dennis Adelmann isn’t the creator of the Ikea Fika cookbook visuals, but nonetheless, these compositions still satisfy the OCD designer-foodie in me.

Vintage Dutch Package Designs

Keeping my eyes peeled for these canisters at the markets. (via The Dieline)


Lovely packaging design based on the dandelion flower for BIO A+O.E., a brand of professional organic haircare treatment.

Altered Appliances

Altered Appliances is an exhibition exploring low-tech kitchen tools re-imagined by Piet Zwart Institute students in Rotterdam.

Raw Color

Dutch design studio, Raw Color, reflects a sophisticated treatment of material and colour by mixing the fields of graphic design and photography. Big love for their kooky food still creations. Found on gorgeous Russian design blog, Omami.



My head was already spinning when I discovered this wonderful Matsu wine set while in Madrid’s El Corte Inglés Gourmet Experience food boutique – a festival of specialty food items and inspiring packaging design where I could easily spend a day exploring (and tasting).


Handmade cruiser boards from Italy. Inspired by the first tables of the Sixties and Seventies.

V is for Val

A cheese-eating, bike-riding Canadian, now living in Amsterdam. Loves great design but creeped out by ballpoint pens. Alternate dream jobs include animals and cooking, but not cooking animals. Personal mantra gifted from an expert on the subject: Fortune favours the brave.

A is for Ali

Design hybrid by day. After hours she shoots film with toy cameras, sew clothes from books with Japanese instructions that she barely understands and hangs out with her husband, two beautiful girls and three crazy dogs. Personal mantra is "Don't worry, everything is going to be amazing". And for the most, it is.