A few weeks ago I went to “Unseen”. This photo fair was a four days celebration of inspiration and talent at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. Galleries from all around the world presented their work. I was overwhelmed by the diversity of ideas, techniques and subjects of photographers. Close to my heart was were the collages with different materials integrated such as paper and threads. Till next year! The thread works are by the amazing Julie Cockburn. The tower in the photo is a real tower (!) in Hong Kong. The big portraits on the floor and walls are a part of this.
+ I’m regularly updating this guide. Adding new exciting places and address. If you want to be updated you can register to my mailing list on the right, thanks! After many requests to share tips about good places to visit in Amsterdam,….here it is: “The best secret guide to Amsterdam – De Pijp” or “Don’t forget to bring your umbrella!” When visiting other cities there is nothing I like doing more than following a local guide and discover the hidden treasures of a place. The kind of places that only locals knows about. All the places & shops mentioned in this guide are based on my personal recommendation only. I don’t have any benefits from sharing this information. I collected them because for me they make this place special. All photos are taken by me (unless mentioned otherwise). I also included Google maps for easy searching and localization. De Pijp/Museum Quarter is where I live for the last 10 years, the neighborhood that I love very much. You can find here museums, parks, shops, cafes, …
Last weekend I visited the studio of the very talented artist Margit seland. She is a ceramic designer working also with textile. She produce small series in limited edition for galleries and museum-shops. Her studio is inspiring as much as her work. Just have a look at this amazing vase-lamp she made from a found plastic bowl, the text-cut cookies or her mood broad….I didn’t know where to look first…. What an inspiration! … and very nice woman as well…;-) (the pictures of the fruit bowl, the porcelain set and the felt bag in the college are taking from her site the rest taken by me)
Very very happy and honored to be featured in: – Uppercase magazine. Issue no.16 – Curate 1k – For Example – Fine little day – Beautiful catalog of the textile triennial Thank you so much!
My knitted boyfriend” a film made by Noortje de keijzer as graduation project from the Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Full with humor and style…Make you think that sometimes in life this a knitted boyfriends is not a bad option…;-) via: dutch delights
Today I visited the Graduation Show of Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Two buildings, together 10 floors of the the final work from all departments. A lot of video, installation and performances. Very little painting. The design lab’s exhibition was excellent. The work of the architecture department was very impressive. The fashion design was particularly good. All together great pleasure.
Look at the package I received from Patrice.The most beautiful painting of a Robin sitting on a real branch, isn’t it just wonderful?… I’m in love! Thank you again dear Patrice….:-)
Judith G. Klausner obviously didn’t listen to her mother saying: Don’t play with your food! Now she is making art from/with food. I think the Cereal work is great, and my favorite is off course the moldy bread embroidery.
Inside out teddy bears, I never thought these fours words could be put together- but surprise suprise… that is exactly what Kent Rogowski did. Those beers been turned inside out and re stuffed. “These bears, which have lived and loved and lost as much as their owners, have suffered and endured through it all. It is by virtue of revealing their inner core might we better understand our own.” Check is other projects, especially the love=love.