Drenthe (1)

Somehow I forgot about these pictures. In October my boyfriend and I went to visit his two aunts, sisters from his mother. H. lives with her husband in Kibbelveen, in an old farm, where she and her sisters grew up. They breed horses.
Sister A. lives with her husband on an old farm in Nieuw- Zwinderen, that belonged to his family. It was a very nice day. We see them during birthdays, but we very much enjoyed seeing them at their own houses. These farms have a lot of charm. I took many pictures. The weather wasn't that great, lots of rain, so some pictures turned out a bit too dark. But I also like that, makes it even more nostalgic. In the last picture you see some of the trophees their horses won, the cupboard with all the cups was too blurry to show.

Wish you a happy Christmas and lots of fun this weekend!


curacao, soft tones

curacao, fabrics

These pictures were taken on a market in Willemstad.

Curacao, blues

delicate work from Eva

Miss Rosy View

Eva Schreuder is the initiator of this temporary shop in Leiden. Bonne went to Leiden yesterday to deliver work from her and me. I think I will pay a visit, I'm very curious about the other work. In my next post I will show work from Eva. She also showed her work in Eindhoven during the Dutch design Week at Meesterlijk. She makes beautiful work and had a wonderful presentation.


Curacao, shades of white

It's been a while since my last post, but that's because I just returned from a wonderful trip to Curacao, together with my boyfriend and his family.
The island was very wet, and although we had beautiful weather sometimes, it also rained a lot.
Probably still because of the hurricane Tomas. For Curacao the weather was extraordinary.
But luckily for us it didn't rain all day, so we could often relax at the beach (with big turtles swimming in the sea) and we made daytrips.

Each house is painted in bright colours, you hardly see white. So I thought it would be nice to start with these pictures. More pictures are coming soon.

(and I got some sad news while on holiday, there was a burglary in our shop. They stole a lot of jewelry from Bonne and me. I was very happy that Bonne took care of everything. We also got a letter saying the whole building, including our space will be sold in January. So we have to leave our tiny little shop. We both think something good will come out of this, we both wanted a bigger studio, so maybe it was time anyway for new plans. I'll keep you updated.)


Maeve Magazine

Hooray! One of my pieces is featured in Maeve Magazine. Belinda (she has a beautiful blog) submitted finds. Very happy that she choose my brooch as well. It's quite small on this image, but here you can see it bigger.


Impressions of Eindhoven, Piet Hein Eek

Amazing new studio from Piet Hein Eek in a former ceramic factory. The restorated building has a shop with products from Piet Hein Eek, but also from other designers. There is a showroom, a workshop (which wasn't ready yet) and a restaurant, which will be open all year.
It was one of the highlights this year at the DDW. I also liked how he and his team presented the work. It wasn't pretentious as some other work I've seen.

Impressions of Eindhoven, Ilona Huvenaars

Presentation and work space from Ilona Huvenaars. She presented her work during the DDW in Eindhoven. We also visited her beautiful studio, so much light. Great place to work. Her studio is in TAC, an interesting place with studios from many other designers.


Impressions of Eindhoven, Onomatopee (2)

In a former textile factory (Schellens, link is in Dutch) Onomatopee presented Pre-Specifics: Access X!.
The exhibition was designed by Dave Keune. I think his design alone was worthwhile to have a look. The blue worked very well in this space. I was told later, that this room was used to dye textiles. I'm curious what will happen with this building in the future.

Impressions of Eindhoven, Onomatopee (1)

Last Friday we went to Eindhoven, to the Dutch Design Week. There was so much to see, so we made a selection. Over the years this event really changed. It started with the Graduation Show from the Design Academy. At first the presentation was in Amsterdam, but when they started showing the graduation in Eindhoven, many other designers were opening their ateliers to show work. Now it is a big event. I really hope that Eindhoven will cherish it's old industrial buildings. That makes the city so interesting. I enjoyed seeing all kinds of work, but I loved visiting those old buildings the most. I think the combination of design and nostalgia makes it work.
I will be showing you work from the DDW in the next posts and days.

Starting with Onomatopee. I'm not really good in explaining what Onomatopee does, so please have a look at their site. They publish very interesting and beautifully designed books.
They had a presentation in two different spaces. We first went to their office space, where Sophie was preparing her project Field Essays. Later that day she gave a lecture.
At the office there was a small exhibition, a table with publications and a temporary cafe.
After drinking some tea together with Sophie, we went to another space, not far from their office. will tell you more in my next post


It was nice to see Bas again. It's been ages since I last saw him. We started at the Design Academy in the same year and in the same class. After our graduation we kept in touch, though with the years it became less frequent.
He has his own studio in Rotterdam. It was funny to still recognize some things from his workspace/ house in Eindhoven.