There is a light that never goes out…

Woonachtig in de noordrand van Brussel of soms in de buurt en op zoek naar een klein geschenk?/ In need of a small present and happen to live in or near Brussels?


Hier is een winkeltje in onze achtertuin dat zelden z’n deuren sluit / There is a light in our garden that (nearly) never goes out… Je vindt bij ons een kleine selectie / we offer a select variety of:


luxe posters gedrukt op 240g fotopapier (check de “shop” rubriek bovenaan voor het aanbod) / luxury posters, printed on 240g photo paper (check the “shop” tag above to view the selection)


boeken voor kinderen (en ouders die  graag het kind in zich bewaren), spellen en postkaarten / picture books for children (and parents who kept that little spark of childhood), toys and postcards.


Stuur ons vooral vooraf een mailtje om het juiste adres te ontvangen.

Please, send us a brief mail to get the address of the place to be.

Huisdieren welkom/ Pets welcome:-)

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2016

Will be for the next two days at the Frankfurt book fair where Flanders & the Netherlands are this year’s ‘guest of honour’. Promoting one or two new translations in German, another one in English (& meeting over a brand new, mute book in progress for next year…) Looking forward seeing all the people we’ve been mailing  with for the last 5 months (and some real German readers;-)) ‘live’.


Meanwhile, we found this fine printed magazine about Flanders in our real mailbox and I turned out to be ‘officially representing’ our capital, while speaking fluently German! Jawohl, no kidding.

magabook2 (more…)

PUH! So ein glück!

So lucky this little seed we planted last year somewhere in France, also found it’s way to fertile Swiss and German soil (and all the way back to the working table where it was originally created;-)).


As you can read in a more elaborate post from last year, the book covers the life of a tree. Growing slowly on each page, throughout all seasons & weather, surviving all nature’s & other threats…


From a tiny little acorn fallen from an old tree in the woods, found & hidden by a passing squirrel…


… to a solid oak in the end, happy to be hosting the new, young inhabitants of it’s garden. (more…)

Leuven in Vervoering

Qu.Chantant 44

is the name of a local campaign, introducing a slightly adapted traffic situation to the inhabitants & visitors of the beautiful medieval (university) town of Leuven. Here’s the official city magazine:


It’s goal is both instructional &’ inspirational’, I suppose, because often these changes – often in favor of pedestrians & cyclists – lead to massif complaints & social unrest among shopkeepers…


So I ‘simply’ copied the new traffic map & turned it into a funny face (trying to please everyone:-)) (more…)

Big Draw


Last year, I’ve been lettering the entrance of Leuven’s M museum  for the Big Draw (with only 4 molotow pens as weapons). Didn’t see any work of my colleagues that day – due to too much homework waiting; I was also lettering my encyclopedia around that time – & didn’t even share any of my activity for the same reason, but now I found these pretty pictures by Andy Merregaert…