maandag 16 maart 2015

INSECTS

Fantastic insect posters at Nordic Blends, think they rock! yooohooo spring is here to stay !

maandag 9 maart 2015

ECHEVERIA

Are'nt they pretty? my color inspiration for the new season!

maandag 9 februari 2015

SUS GALLERY

The work from Japan based Sus Gallery stole my heart immediately. These cups and vases are made from titanium. The colors are magical within a specific color group and no less beautiful in the mix. First spotted in Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan.

vrijdag 6 februari 2015

CORA VERHOOG

During a recent inspiration tour i visited an exibition of various artists nearby Haarlem in a beautiful historic estate. One of the artists present was Cora Verhoog, one of my teachers at the Fashion Academy in Amsterdam. I love her ceramic work, a play of form and function is what she calls it. A few of my favorite pieces...

zaterdag 31 januari 2015

VALENTINE

Valentine is getting close... Here's some great envelopes to carefully hide your love notes.
You're my favorite color
Let's mingle
Love you to the moon and back

maandag 22 december 2014

XMAS TREES 2015

In previous years we have seen many spin-offs of the Xmas tree. 
Made of used wood and many variations to wall trees and collages in the shape of a tree. 
This year i decided to go easy on the decoration and keep it pure and natural like these ones below.

maandag 8 december 2014

GETTIN' READY FOR XMAS

                                      moodboards by Studio Jeannette Groen                                 
                         

THE HOMESMAN


A beautiful sober atmosphere you'll find in the movie The Homesman, directed by Tommy Lee Jones. The story tells you about three women who have been driven mad by pioneer life. |They are to be transported across the country by covered wagon by the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank), who in turn employs low-life drifter George Briggs (Tommy Lee Jones) to assist her. A must see!

zaterdag 4 oktober 2014

WOONBEURS 2014

This year's 'woonbeurs' most creative space to me was the 'secret house' of VT Wonen magazine. 
Take a peek in the imaginary house of King Willem Alexander & Queen Maxima and their daughters. In the 50 year anniversary issue of the VT Wonen magazine you can see even more ideas and details of this modern royal way of life. 
In the last picture of this post i find myself merging in the background of the Karwei stand. They had their scoop at the woonbeurs this year with furniture products and a busy shop. 

zondag 28 september 2014

BRITAIN'S HOTTEST GARDEN

Last week i visited the south coast of England. I hopped over for a day to the Isle of Wight's botanical garden in Ventnor. 
The garden has an impressive collection of over 30.000 rare and sub-tropical plants and trees. The plantings are based on geographical regions of the world and because of the garden being situated on the Ventnor Undercliff, it has a unique microclimate with an average of 5 degrees warmer than the rest of the UK. 
Such an experience, especially because i love to make endless close up's of the flowers after photographing them. 
I think i took about a hundred photo's of leaves and flowers. Many of them were still about to bloom or just transforming their flowers into seeds this time of year. 
With the holidays being over, the huge garden was quiet and magical. Here's a few flowers that i think are extraordinary in their design and color...
funny shape
green flower
green pastel mix
all furry
shine a red light
berry flower
giant waterlily over 2 m wide 
funny enough i just came across this giant waterlily in a previous post about the work of Ruud van Empel

donderdag 18 september 2014

JOE ROMUSSI

In 2011 i made a post about Berend Strik, a Dutch artist who uses stitching and fabric in his photo work. He does this to make his work more physical. 
Another male artist who works with threads (stitching and embroidery) on photographs is Jose Romussi.
He was born in Chile where he studied landscape design.
Over the past few years he has gained a significant following for his silk screens and collages in which he combines black and white photographs with colorful forms of embroidery. 
Since 2011 he lives and works in Berlin. 
In his work he intervenes images by applying his own perception of beauty to them. Sometimes by giving them a new identity or a different aesthetic concept. It’s the chance to give this image a new emotion, a new life, a new interpretation of beauty through embroidering.

maandag 25 augustus 2014

RUUD VAN EMPEL

Yesterday's art program 'Avro's kunstuur' (of which could be several if it was up to me) had an item about Ruud van Empel and his digital photo collages. He cuts, glues and manipulates to create new images and surroundings in an astonishing way.
His photo's may look quite realistic, but what they represent has in fact never existed. 
They are creations, subtly and meticulously composed by combining as many as 100 images into a single scene and almost too perfect to be true, every detail, every color is sublimated.
When looking closer, you'll find that all that perfect scenery really has an unreal and indefinable content.