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BLOOW | Zooming in on the index for BLOOW Amsterdam – 29072017

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Heroes rock

Commodores

BLOOW | Heroes, Afro’s like halo’s.

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MOOD

moodboard

Moodboard BLOOW

SEO

tags for BLOOW moodboard

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Sanitation

Since I started BLOOW AMSTERDAM it has been no trouble making relevant images. Concentrating on the color blue in daily life cuts a path through the jungle of impressions and associations. This is a contribution from a reader that made me smile, yes, there’s blue everywhere. Once you start looking.

 

Looking at it a bit longer, it made me think of the luxury of a clean toilet. Today, 2.5 billion people live without access to improved sanitation, according to the Water and Sanitation Program.

It’s incredible what influence the access to a toilet has on the development of a child, and the futures of large communities. WSP supports poor people in obtaining affordable, safe, and sustainable access to water and sanitation services. The ultimate goal is to raise them from poverty.

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fact

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Megaphones

composition with blue

Megaphones a composition with blue by a 10-year old + Fernand Léger – The Railway Crossing, 1919

A composition of magazine paper rolls, done by a 10-yearsold pupil of the local school.

It looks like a modern Léger, a message from a world where media are the new (industrial*) revolution.

* a big theme in Leger’s work.

 

 

 

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DESKTOP | Serendipity Blue

BLOOW | DESKTOP

BLOOW | DESKTOP | This Week’s Blue

 

 

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Atmospherical STUFF.

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FEBRUARY 2016 | iforinspiration.com

 

… you don’t need a reason when it’s coming from your heart, Stevie Wonder sings.

Perfect last name by the way.

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View in a room

scotch and sofa

After Klimt by Clara Fialho – on sale at Saatchi’s online Gallery

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Evening Bag

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Evening Bag

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Copy or inspiration

In the parallel universe called fashion a front page topic is the design of a new it bag, a blue tote by Balenciaga, resembling very much the shopper we all know by the name of FRAKTA. With all the sampling going on, it is hard to tell if this is about copying someone else’s baby or taking it to a next level and creating something new.

Demna Gvasalia designer for Balenciaga defending his work: “I think there is something about these everyday things that you see all the time and you want to understand why they’ve become everyday items for millions of people—this bag must be one of the most sold in the world, so, of course, there is something attractive to a designer in that regard. Designers are curious people by nature.”

Marcus Engman, the head of design at Ikea is mostly flattered, but would like to stress the characteristics of the real thing (above right, ad by Acne studio).

Apparently the discussion about the inspirational qualities of the mundane IKEA blue has sparked a true DIY movement of making your own Ikea merch.

Interesting.

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On Instagram fans started the account @ikeaclothes to aggregate the most daring Ikea hacks

(read about it on Vogue.com)

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Postcard size art

online art sale

Neuroaesthetics – Postcard size art by Martina Lasinger – one left for sale at Postmodern

Postmodern, a small online art gallery I discovered. It sells postcard size art made by upcoming artists, or established, but known by larger work. Affordable and versatile.

A great little idea.

online art sale

Postmodern – online gallery for postcard size art

Postmodern

About the work Neuroaesthetics by Martina Lasinger (from Postmodern):

“An object’s beauty may not be universal, but the neural basis for appreciating beauty probably is. When the human nervous system experiences beauty, certain parts of the brain consistently light up. These qualities, according to Beauty and Brain are grids, zigzags, spirals and curves. Such findings indicate that on some level, beauty may be universal regardless of culture or experience.

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PS | 22072017 | I bought Neuroaesthetics, the work by Martina Lasinger, pictured above. It arrived in the post on Thursday.

It’s a fascinating grid of rectangles, like a 3-D map in which the alleys seem to be the slippery slopes. Four neighborhoods tied together in the centre, forming a pyramid.

Clever, beautiful.

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BLOOW | Pyramid

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