July 30, 2014


Gosh, I don't know where to start. Japan was a BIG dream and turned out, experiencing Japan was even Bigger. The attention for detail was better than expected. I must have taken a picture of everything I saw and liked which I did without losing the joy of the moment.  

I enjoyed walking the quiet streets of Tokyo, exchanging a few words with a graphic designer in a beautiful coffee place in Kyoto, gasped at the Shrines and adored the women in traditional clothing. It is such a beautiful place where tradition and modern design and technology meet and go hand in hand.

hands down Japan!

February 09, 2014


It's been quite a year, a really beautiful one. To name a thing, launching our very own webshop Life and Lemons yihaaaa! That's why I want to do one more recap while I'm putting together an Instagram photo album on paper. Yes, I still LOVE paper photo albums. Do you?

I tried to collect the 13 most liked photos taken through IG but couldn't bring it down to just 13. I always like to look at more and more photos.
So here we go, a mini collection of my Bigger collection on Instagram/lauravdlinde 

Want to tag along in 2014? Find my Instagram account here :-)

November 13, 2013


HI GUYS! Whoa so fun to tune back in on this particularly happy wednesday! I have a great excuse for the major silence on my lovely blog, there's exciting news to share.

Lots of late nights working, lots of coffee, lots of laughter and fun, bubbles to celebrate every success or step we took; we are about to launch the Life and Lemons shop!!

My lovely friend Esther and I have been working on this project for quite some time now, and we couldn't be more excited and nervous at the same time. It is our dream come true! Stay tuned to find out more soon!!! 

Please do take a peek: www.lifeandlemons.nl   

September 01, 2013


Happy September to you!

Last week we drove all the way up to beautiful Sweden and, to be more precise, lovely Öland to attend a wedding. 

When abroad I love to visit the local Supermarket to stroll around and look for new products or fun packaging. 

So this post isn't really about Swedish design in furniture or clothing, but about goodies from the Supermarket. YAY! :)

The smoothies are my favorite. They had a whole line with all kinds of fun quotes such as: Ditch the love handles. Say goodbye to your personal trainer. Etc. So very fun!

Lactose-free milk and cream:

Lemonade and lemonade with raspberry. YUM!

Organic oats. Pretty good stuff.

Do you love grocery and goodie shopping abroad as well? :)

August 17, 2013


Hiya! How are you? It's been a few weeks I dropped a post on here. I've been enjoying summer to its fullest whenever I could - during the evenings and weekends. Besides that I'm working on something really exciting that I don't want to spill just yet. Stay tuned :-)

I also wanted to share something really cool going on this week in Amsterdam: the PIN gallery! A lovely concept by Studio Sjoesjoe. It is a gallery that asked 8 popular pinners in the Netherlands to show 5 images each. 

The 8 pinners, the images, the pin-with-love-idea, all so wonderful and the location is AMAZING! Such a great inspiration just looking around the gallery and soaking it all up. 

Joelle from Sjoesjoe told me, that even if the gallery wasn't a success, the visitors would have seen the amazing space she discovered. So cool. 

I know I'm a bit late with sharing, but the gallery is open this whole weekend. So if you're around the Jordaan area tomorrow, go!! 

Where: Lauriergracht 54, Amsterdam

July 10, 2013


Whoa, time is flying by. These days I keep myself very busy with celebrating summer and work. While most of the people around me are getting ready for their summer holidays, I am not. I've had my portion of holidays in the past months and will be spending the summer in and around Amsterdam. 

Last Sunday I joined Likestationery at the Kleine Fabriek for a pop-up store. It was so much fun being there and selling stationery and other pretty goodies. 

This weekend we'll also pop-up at the Mode Fabriek. VERY much excited about that as well. 

Both Kleine(kids)- and Mode(fashion)Fabriek are professional trade platforms where brands and labels show their latest collections to the retail industry, stylists etc.

Below a peek of the Likestationery pop-up store!  

Ph by Likestationery and me.

June 27, 2013


Hey you, a couple of days ago I returned from a wonderful escape to warm, sunny and beautiful Italy. We've had the best time. We did some relaxing and sightseeing in Rome, we soaked up the sun on the beach and enjoyed the countryside of Tuscany. 

One part about traveling that I love, is trying to find the cutest or most awesome hotspots in a city. Either by searching the web, a travel guide or just simply by looking around while you’re in the city itself. 

Before we left for our holiday to Italy, I discovered these awesomely designed Insider guides/maps by Herb Lester. I was hoping they would arrive in time for our trip, but unfortunately they didn't. Oh well, I promised at the Trevi Fountain that I would return to Rome anyways.

I couldn't help myself and stocked up on those coolest guides. A brief introduction to Tokyo... A variety of maps on New York City... And one about Rome and Amsterdam.

They might come in handy for your trip this summer?

Great graphics, don't you think? Happy travels!