Thursday, November 28, 2013

limited edition for la mesa

These are the limited edition angels I designed for my friend and German distributor Sabine Wittig from the online shop La Mesa.
Working on it, I remember it was in June, was great fun! Sabine and I had a great creative vibe together, we understood each other very well.
Funny, those 'spring-feel' colours were a point of discussion - I was rather sceptical about them - but Sabine insisted. It became the most fresh and nordic angels I ever designed. And I do think they make a difference between all the red, silver and gold during the season. Good choice, Sabine!
For sale at La Mesa and at several shops throughout Germany.

Monday, November 25, 2013

preparing for christmas

Although Saint Nicholas is still in the country I took some Christmas-photo's of a couple of my products. Please feel free to share anywhere! You can download these and other new images HERE. Thanks!

Sunday, November 17, 2013


I am a great admirer of Susanne de Graef's work.
I wrote about her lamp 'the rithm of light' 4 years ago. And now she catches my attention again with her art called 'Recollections'.

Susanne explains: When you buy a postcard of an impressive painting you just saw in a museum you take the recollection home and somehow it feels like you own the original painting. Through the recollection (and the reproduction on the postcard) it became yours.
Susanne made a relief print in metal of an object, so it became a recollection of the object it once was (can't figure out what it is actually, and I don't mind).

I like the way she thinks and I love the result of her work. I want it on my wall! And it is within reach, even for me, it only costs € 275,- For sale at Studio de Winkel.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

image diary

I felt a little tired when people asked me: Why are you not on Instagram?
I thought: gimme a break, please! I am on Twitter, Blogger, Facebook and Pinterest, I design and run a hectic business, I have a family and a household...

But I gave in. I am on Instagram now and I love it. I do think it is an addition to the other social media: it's fun, it's easy and it speaks in images, the language I love so much.

You can follow me HERE.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

a balanced collection

What/who inspires you the most?
I had to answer this question a couple of times in interviews in the past few years. I was always searching in my mind and heart for thé name of thé artist or thé piece of art that lightens my creative fire the most.
There are many artists and designers I admire to pieces. But if we speak of superlative degree I have to admit there's only one piece of art that inspires me the most: NATURE.
As a product designer you could say:
Nature is always in fashion, combines form and function in a great way and has a very balanced collection of beautiful products in which all the shapes and colours match.

All the images can be found on my nature-pinterest board.