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!