tableau string art

On a string

String art DIY made easy 

When I was born, clogs, Bee Gees and string art where trendy. If both first made a deafening comeback, why not give a second chance to string art too ?

Regularly, I like to add new twist to our home decoration. And being on a budget should never prevent of big ideas. I wanted to make something graphic and coloured for Phileas’s bedroom. It was the perfect occasion to try a string art DIY, but with a contemporary twist.

volcan hengill

Boiling soil

Hiking in Hengill geothermic area in Iceland

It’s a country made of ice & fire. This rough nature which forged Icelanders personnality, struggling every winter for their survival, today bring them a resource of inexhaustible energy. Imagine, 70 % of Iceland primary energies comes from geothermal (and for the rest, there are dams). Not need to dig deeply, soil boils and cracks under our feet. Weather is pretty bad today, so we’re just gonna make a family day out around Reykjavik. Making a home exchange allows us to take time to explore places forgotten by tourists. Today, we’re completely alone despite only being a few km from Thingvellir. No travel guide mentions Nesjavellir and Hengill area but we already came here during our first trip in Iceland and know it deserves to come back.


tartine saumon fumé avocat

made with pumpernickel

Smoked salmon – avocado – radish toast recipe for Spring

Do you know pumpernickel? It’s a flavored compact dark complete rye bread coming from Germany. I like to use it to make gourmet toast, when I have no time, or desire to make a proper meal. Accompanied by a soup, it makes in a couple of minutes an improvised but balanced meal.

Here’s my favorite toast with those lovely Spring crispy radishes: a smoked salmon – avocado – radish toat made with pumpernickel.

boat rental amsterdam

cruising on the canal

Electric boat tour on Amsterdam canals

Why embark on an overcrowded boat following a standardised tour while you can rent your own boat to discover Amsterdam canals in complete freedom ? We rented an electric boat for 3 hours and brung you back a little video of this unique cruise on Amsterdam canals :


friche industrielle amsterdam

A place beyond belief

north Amsterdam by ferry

OK, Amsterdam charm is all about canals, historical residences and feeling of living on water. A walk along Prinsengracht or Herengracht take us back in Golden Age and we would almost expect to see Rembrandt coming out of his house. But if you want to discover whereis the beating heart of creative Amsterdam today, don’t hesitate to cross Ij river to reach the northern side of Amsterdam. That’s what we made on our first day in Amsterdam – besides, have you seen our video about it ?

And if I tell you that on top of that, ferry is free, will you come on board with us?