Month: May, 2015

Question 17. What is your most treasured memory?

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There’s a story about a man and women who participated in a science project. They entered a lab trough separate doors. Sat face to face and answered a series of very personal questions. After these questions they stared into each other’s eyes for four minutes. And yes, after six moths they got married.

The love game‘ another app that guarantees you to fall in love. Answer 36 questions from dr Aron, stare into each others eyes for four minutes and you’ll fall in love with each other.

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This all sounds amazing but how does it work? Is there a study? Dr Aron runs the Interpersonal Relationships Lab at Stony Brook University. Love and all other human intimacy fascinates him. What causes people to fall in and out of love and how do you form other deep relationships? Okay, Dr Aron is a real scientist. And I believe those questions came from a study but what do all these apps tell us? Tinder, glimps, all online dating sites. Is it that important for everybody to find a perfect match? With tinder, and even Facebook and Instagram you’re able to not only find love in your neighbourhood but also on the other site of your country. Or abroad of course. You have literally the entire world to choose from.  And now, with these questions you are able to make everyone fall in love with you?

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But, luckily! You can also use this app with your friends. It takes a friendship to a whole new and more deep level. So, let’s play a game next weekend.



Flight safety with santa, memes and cats

Well, they have my attention now!




Happy plants

Plants, they look and smell great in your home. But, together with loads of other people, I’m terrible in keeping them alive. Lucky for me, there’s a designer from Amsterdam called Daniel Sutjahjo. He made it possible to keep living plants alive without giving that water!



The website kickstarter showed this idea and so far it already raised €38000 of €80000. Looks like lot’s of people want a happy plant in their living room. Imagine, you can also do this with your herbs like parsley and thyme.


Tattoos changed, not the story behind them


When I was little I told my mom and dad I wanted a tattoo. My favourite ones were the ones around your bellybutton .. I think I was 8 years old so of course I wasn’t allowed to get one. I was truly upset because I thought I would love it forever.


These days, I think tattoo’s are more and more a form of art. They added so many different styles and technics, I mean look at the picture above, yes it looks a little bit like a bruise but it does look artistic. And think about those 3d tattoos. Mind bowing, sometimes it looks like you can see literally trough someones skin. I’d like to think tattoos are a way of expressing yourself and a certain style. Especially in the ‘creative world’, you need to show you are different and what better way than doing this by getting yourself a colourful sleeve. Unfortunately, you are not alone anymore with a full painted body. That’s a development I’ve also noticed. You’re almost more special with a clean body. Funny thing, that’s my parents recently argument, no Jasmijn, everybody has a tattoo, you’re more special without ..

I think I kind of lost my opinion. I love them, sometimes I’m jealous when I see a beautiful girl with a beautiful tattoo. But I also have this feeling no just no. It looks beautiful on pictures, yes! But what when the lights are out, you’re not wearing that perfect t shirt and you just go do your grocery shopping in a ‘sloppy’ outfit.

Then I saw this video ..


People, who could be my grand parents with their own story behind their tattoo. Some stories are beautiful some stories showed it was just for fun. But they all showed the same mode of thought. Why not? I wanted a tattoo my husband didn’t, well now he can’t see it anymore so why not?

It made me think, did tattoos change and do I like them more because of that? Or do I only like it when there’s a good story behind them?

I think tattoo’s changed, not the story behind them.





I love initiatives like this! Lena, born out of a concern for our clothing consumption. According to Suzanne Smulders, co-founder of Lena, in Holland we throw away 240 million kilos of clothes every year. Lena works like a library. You borrow an item, you keep it for five days and you return it. The website says the borrowers have access to a high quality collection and they can swap and share as much clothes as they want to. I know there are more initiatives like this. Even students from my studie started an initiative like this. People attached a story to an item, for example, I wore this dress on my first date with my husband . It depended on the story which clothes you were allowed to swap!

I think we need more shops like this. Let’s not throw away 240 kilos of clothes every year. Imagine how many friends love that one t shirt while you are totally sick of it. Swap! Give your t shirt and get one back you like!