vrijdag 19 juli 2013

From here to there

In the north of Amsterdam there's the industrial area of the NDSM wharf. 
Every summer there's a great theatre festival, Over t Ij.
Various performances in raw surroundings, with a view on the docks.
My favorite one was 'Van hier naar daar' (from here to there), in a cargo container. You were asked to write a letter about a memory, in a lovely post-office setting. On beautiful paper and with a fountain pen. Today I received on my doormat someone else's memory!

maandag 1 juli 2013


Last saturday I visited the graduation exposition of HKU (School of the Arts). 
Like every year I've seen some very interesting projects in various fields of design; interior, fashion, product and illustration.  
But the coolest project by far was 'Een vergeten taal' (a forgotten language) from graphic designer Deborah van Mourik.
She invented a so called 'flowerbar' to revaluate the symbolic language of flowers. Just choose some of your personal characteristics which you file on the 'karakterkaart' and she handpicks the seeds of the flower who carries these features. Plant them and you get the most original bouquet!