Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Maison & Objet Paris and ShowUP Amsterdam

This is my sketch of one of the 3 walls I am going to fill on trade fair Maison & Objet in Paris. Finally I will have my very own stand in Paris!

I am a spoilt woman: I had my friends of &K Amsterdam representing my work in their huge and stylish stand twice a year. But we noticed that my work feels at it's best in it's own habitat, in a small Jurianne-world. Besides I think the designer herself should be there to tell her story. So here I come! 

I will be in the home accessories section, Hall 6 (don't know the stand number yet, will tell you later), from Friday the 5th up untill Tuesday the 9th of September.

Oh, and not to forget: I'll be presenting all of my new stuff at the ShowUP event in Amsterdam of course. My absolute favorite trade fair ShowUP is groing bigger and bigger, an event not to be missed! The entrance if free. It will be held in the Westergasfabriek on Sunday the 24th and Monday 25th of August.

Would love to meet you (again)!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

hermines hands

In some weeks my new paper product will be ready. Allthough this product is non woven the name will be 'Weave'.  When you see it, you'll know what I mean. I am always so inspired by textile designers, thought I should do something with it...

One of the textile artists I admire is the young Belgian Hermine van Dijck. There's a kind of softness in her work, and I can see and feel the patience and dedication she must have designing it.

And by the way, her styling and photography are awesome too! All photo's by Hermine van Dijck.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Out of the woods by Rozemarijn

These two lovely tea towels are designed by my 'extern intern' Rozemarijn Groenewold. Her designs are very narrative, nordic and poetic, but still she has a rather sturdy graphic style. I really love her work!

On exploring the target group, creating a moodboard and the actual design of the tea towels Rozemarijn only spend a short time: she has a very accurate way of designing.

And now she is looking for a company that would like to buy her designs in order to produce and sell them. Rozemarijn is an art school student so she is not able to pre-finance the production herself. Of course: if I would have had the financial resources I would have bought this little collection, but as you porbably know I have my own tea towels (and ceramics) to finance this year!  

I believe in Rozemarijn. 
I believe in her tea towels. And that's why I ask your help!

Does anyone of you know a possible next step for her?  

For example: Do you have contacts in the home textile world, do you know brands that might be interested? Maybe you know the product developper of Marimekko or Ferm Living, or maybe your ARE the product developper of Marimekko or Ferm (even better!)...

Please leave Rozemarijn a note via the email adress on her tea towel blog or leave a comment here on my blog. She (well...we!) would be so grateful for any good ideas!


Sunday, June 8, 2014

north of spain

photo's above from trekearth and mikestravelguide
Your tips and comments on my cry for vacation ideas were so helpful! Thanks a lot!

I actually managed to find a vacation that suits our wishes and that of our sons! The north of Spain is going to 'build the bridge' between the generations ;-). At least that is what we hope for!

CadaquƩs - the small white town where Salvador Dali was born - should have it all.
We will be staying there for one week, the next we will travel a little more south to Tamariu, less picturesque but still great I think and only 100 km away from Barcelona.
I am so looking forward to it, can't wait...

ps: So nice that in those 2 weeks last years summer foster parents from our cat Gijs will stay in our house again this time.

pps: It's a hell of a job organising a vacation, you definately need a holiday after it!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

blog identity crisis

Dear blog readers,
I am in a blog identity crisis. Here, I said it!

I started my blog 5 years ago with only one wish and one purpose: sharing beautiful, important, and/or personal things with you. I have never intended to become a professional blogger, I had to do the blogging on the side, since I already work 50 - 60 hours a week designing and doing business. Of course I noticed along the way that a lot of blog visitors eventually landed on my work-website as well and sometimes that even generated business.

During the past 5 years however, my online world has changed dramatically. I started using Twitter for sharing my thoughts, Pinterest for sharing images and Instagram (see above) to share photo's from my daily life. Especially INSTAGRAM has become important to me: I take photo's from my work in progress, the food I eat, my ancestors, flowers that Peter buys for me, my interior, new stuff I bought... 

The necessity of blogging started fading away over the years, the 'sharing-part' had been gradually taken over by the other media, which I noticed to be rather time consuming.

- Is there a future for blogs like mine?
- What would be the role my blog could play next to the other media?
- How can I keep it doable (time!) next to Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest?

Secretly my dream would be working with Storehouse (new iPad-only medium for telling stories in words and images) and make features with  deeper comtemplations and interviews, accompagnied by gorgeous photo's. Since my priority and my focus are on designing, doing business and providing for my family, I would have to investigate first how quick and easy working with Storehouse would be.

Feels good to get this off my chest, to share (!!) it with you...

Whether you are in the same situation or not: I would love to hear your opinion about this!

X Jurianne

Sunday, May 18, 2014

sputnik lamps

Julie Lansom wrote me an email to present her design lamps called Sputnik.
In the email I already saw she would be definately worth writing about on my blog. I picture the Sputnik lampshades (or only one huge lamp) in a spacious industrial looking restaurant with a high ceiling, high windows and a lot of plants.

Heading over to her website I discovered this 26 year old french woman is not only a designer but actually a photographer in the first place. She photographs because (quote) 'she has a shitty memory'.

Both her lamps and her photo's are poetic and still straight forward. Love her work!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

freunde von freunden

freunde von freunde
Freunde von Freunden (friends from friends) is an international interview magazine. They portray people of diverse creative and cultural backgrounds in their homes. REAL people from Capetown to Hamburg. What I love about the interviews and the stunning photography (no styling!) is the level of authenticity.

The three founders started in 2009 portraying their own friends, followed by friends from friends, and then friends from those friends... Resulting in this huge online archive that I have been spending hours in, the past few years!