ever since we've taken our first bike trips of the season, i've been obsessed, and i've been seeing two-wheelers everywhere. i love this installation by hafsteinn juliusson (what a cool name by the way!) who was also involved in the superfarm project. and how cute is that ring? much prettier than any four-finger-ring i've ever laid eyes on (which aren't that many, i admit). it's designed by rachel pfeffer, who also makes beautiful necklaces. and the last picture is from brand new belgian bike label sleepstreet, which you also need to check out because it has the coolest branding.
as a longtime follower of hello sandwich i've been having a lot of fun reading her blog and discovering japan through ebony's eyes. thanks to her, i also discovered polkaros - another great blog based in japan, featuring amazing photography. normally i'm not easily seduced by all things kawaii, but i'm in love with this designer's take on bright colors.
whenever someone asks me what i miss most about ny, i answer: the abundance of choice. whether to eat, buy, make or do - it always seems like you have a choice between a million of products, activities, restaurants, supermarkets and shops, and no matter what you're looking for, it's there somewhere, waiting for you. the trick is to find it - and that's what i love doing most in ny: searching and discovering.
menu # picknick does breakfast and lunch the way it is meant to be done. eggs, biscuits, sandwiches, pastries: it's all there and it's all very yum.
atmosphere # i came here on a sunday morning when it was still relatively early, and we didn't have any trouble finding a place to sit. thirty minutes later, it was a full house: friendly faces everywhere, i didn't get the impression this was a hipsters-only kind of place.
neighborhood # i really don't know rotterdam that well, but from what i saw during my very brief visit, picknick is located in one of the most interesting streets of the city in terms of small boutiques and cool places to hang out.
nice extra # the small terrace in the front and the larger one in the back.