Hiki from Uguisu (shop+blog) and blog jollygoo lives in Tokyo. Luckily she is doing fine, but it's hard to imagine what she and all Japanese people must be going through right now.
She decided to donate half of the purchased amount in her shop to the Red Cross Japan.
read her text here.
Sometimes I still miss to walk around in the factory, to hear the noise of the machines, to be part of some kind of working system and to work together with colleagues.
I also met Christine from Twinklebird. She wrote me an e-mail sometime ago and since then we stayed in touch. I'll write about her work soon, it's very special.
Besides having a wonderful blog called alittlehamster, Lenneke also makes beautiful jewelry. I love her signature tassels. The packaging is very original and gives it even more a personal touch. I always like it when a collection shows a personal taste and style, and her collection definitely has that. On my blog (see beautiful webshops) you can find a link to her shop, but you can also find it here.
A selection of work that will be shown at DEK22. Click on the images for more information about the designer or here.
DURAN//VANDERPOORT PRESENT ‘HOW IT’S MADE, AND WHY IT’S SO FUCKING EXPENSIVE’
Sometimes people wonder why designer products are ‘so expensive’. But not everybody realizes that in order to get to a good product, the designer often took a long, time consuming , and sometimes expensive path before arriving at the final product. Think about materials costs, various experiments, prototyping etc.
This exhibition at the renowned Dek22 gallery space in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, will highlight the works of fifteen artists and designers, with a heavy focus on the process they went through. By showing the steps from initial idea to final product, the public will not only gain an insight in the artistic process behind the design, but it will also come to appreciate the poetic side of this process. Learning about the failures, the dead ends, and the u-turns which preceded most successful designs, will add depth and value to the works on view.
A shop will be open during the exhibition, where the works of the represented artists are for sale. These works are often hand-crafted by the designers and are one-offs or limited editions. Most of the exhibited works are available for sale as well.
Official Opening 4th of March, 17.00h
Opening hours: March 4 2011 - March 27 2011Thursday - Sunday14.00h - 18.00h
Willem Buytewechstraat 22