Cleo Scheulderman, stylist
“I would be my favourite Tunisian earthenware carafe vase from abc ceramics. It’s beautiful earthenware that’s very basic but a little different; somewhere between a jug and a vase. Rugged and refined, handmade, a little asymmetrical and unusually shaped. In a beautiful shade of white that’s not shiny but not matt either. Soft and cuddly, with a satin finish to the glaze and a powdery appearance. There’s something feminine about its beautiful curves - maybe I have that too. It’s a basic classic with a twist. Made with love and care, I am distinctive and unique, subtle and timeless.
Shifting blooms in spring
Spring. Watch closely and you will see silky bulbs and little green buds grow into beautiful spring blossoms. Smell their lovely scents and watch how they age. Look closely, observe her leaves: they might be damaged and her stem may be scarred but she’s still beautiful. That’s Mother Nature in all it’s beauty.
To experience new beginnings we have to shake things up. In this issue, we feature a flower girl of a certain age. She teaches us that just like flowers we come in different ages, forms and sizes - we are all beautiful. If and when you decide to stay beautiful, you will never lose your youthful ‘pezzaz’.
Do you remember your grandmother’s favourite flowers and plants? Some of these have almost been forgotten and not because of their age but due to a certain zeitgeist. Trendy or not, they deserve to be seen again so we’ve put them in the spotlight (keep an eye out for Cornelis van Spaendonck’s Flower Bunch!) We show you three contemporary art pieces based on this historic flower painting created by inspiring artists.
Two other amazing women, inspiring Beth Kirby of Local Milk and Katie Searle-Williams, founder of Kinfolk Magazine, give you an insight into their way of life and work and explain the immense love and respect they feel for nature. Warning: you might reconsider your day job after reading this...
Discover all this and so much more in our latest issue.
Let’s rediscover nature. And maybe – just maybe – (y)our beautiful self.
Let’s celebrate the beauty of nature.
Esther de Waard