REcircle, our creative re-use centre, (based on a decade of dreaming and the long term vision of my good friend Julie-Anne Verbeelen) is about to go live.  We’re finally down to the last 6 days of a 21 month countdown, which started with a dinner including 30 inspiring guests, to help and lay down the … Continue reading

Day 344 – REcircle pops up!

Saturday 10th December 2011. We opened our pop up store today, in the basement of Turtlewings at rue Washington 165, 1050 Brussels.  After an early start to help put the finishing touches in place, the kids started on the graphic support.  We were running a joint project for kids and adults to design and print … Continue reading

Day 171 – Creating stuff with plastic strips and bits of paper…..

Yesterday morning was spent hanging out at the Open day and Brocante at Turtlewings.  Jules was promoting her great Pre-school programme (move over Gever Tully, Jules has big plans to make pre-school cool!), and we were keeping an eye and generally selling bits and pieces with Sam (her pre-school teacher who also happens to be … Continue reading

Day 154 – TedxKids@Brussels, part 3

After lunch, the presentations continued; First up were Evan Raskob, Bethany Koby and Daniel Hirschmann, from Technology will save us. This is what these guys do; Technology Will Save Us exists to educate and enable people to make and experiment creatively with technology. Devices, gadgets and computers are a fundamental part of our everyday lives. … Continue reading

(No Diet) Day 27 – Do you go with the flow, or swim against it?

This week was such a weird week.  My job changed again (with no notice).  My kids were sick.  My husband crashed the car.  A good friend of mine was sacked.  And there was this huge feeling of ‘lets end the week and move onto the next’.  Luckily for me tonight, I am off work tomorrow, … Continue reading

(Diet) Day 24 – the nespresso battery, a cool experiment for kids

Such a cool way to recycle, or at least have fun creating with the kids……….. it almost encourages me to take up coffee again………I must be strong!! As part of the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK 2010, Nespresso Austria and the Neigungsgruppe Design invited five studios to a competition with a focus on the valuable material aluminium. … Continue reading

Diet Day 20 – Inspired by t-shirts

  Today is a T-shirt day, in recognition of my family’s love of t-shirts.  We live in them, laugh in them, and probably will die in them (hopefully at a very very very old age and with some suitable slogan on it). You see, we’re rather a hot (in the warm sense of course) type … Continue reading