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Monthly Archives: November 2019
Tomorrow 10 years ago Dutch singer/poet/artist Ramses Shaffy died. Today my favorite radioshow Taalstraat (Language Street) is honoring Shaffy’s rich repertoire and valuable contribution to the Dutch language. Sing Fight Cry Pray Laugh Work and Admire are the lyrics … Continue reading
This is work I did in art school, in 1990. The assignment was in fact a competition issued by a publishing house. It concerned a book design for Leo Vroman, the Dutch poet /scientist. The poetry hadn’t been published … Continue reading
Michael Kiwanaku returns Music I have been listening to on a loop recently.
I stumbled upon a series of magic trees – Arbres Magiques – the cardboard scent diffusers you buy to customize your car with The Right Smell. There’s a choice in scents, ranging from flowers to fruit to fresh water and … Continue reading
Something I noticed in Rotterdam today, where I visited a location we booked for a photoshoot next week. Double checking. The alley where I spotted this funky piece of graffiti is the alley that led me to the back entrance, … Continue reading
Shtisel is a family name. The series a soap opera of a cult. I am watching it on Netflix. “Wunderschön” is one of the comments on YouTube. Review by The New York Times