Tag Archives: tradition

Textile Art | Fabric Talk

  From the virtual shopwindow of Vlisco’s Boutique, here’s a selection of designs from the top 25 best selling fabrics. Knowing, the women buying this African wax cloth often decide on a fabric because of the symbolic design; the pattern … Continue reading

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Boys or girls

Preparing for a photo shoot with the theme Duch Masters I saw a documentary on tv about the Dutch village of Marken, which used to be an island. It told the story of a small community losing its traditions after … Continue reading

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Dutch portraits

Striking portraits by Rachel Dubbe. After a succesful carreer in commercial photography Dubbe embarked on a journey making some work of her own. “(…) a balancing act between present and past, tranquillity and spontaneity, chance and perfectionism, resulting in cheeky … Continue reading

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One year old at birth

Last night¬†we had a guest at our table, a guest staying in our B&B from South Korea enjoyed a dinner of Dutch pancakes and chocolate vla for dessert ūüôā I was happy to see she loves a pancake with Dutch … Continue reading

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A modern family affair

Started tonight, Transparent the tv series, episode 2. Great.

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Record sleeve art

A¬†collage of record sleeves¬†by Jigal Krant was used to illustrate an article related to¬†the past and future of paper on Monsterkamer.nl. (Monsterkamer means and actually¬†is a sample room for paper, a place¬†in Amsterdam Oost¬†where graphic designers can go for a … Continue reading

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Grab a slice of history today

If in Amsterdam today, you have a unique opportunity to grab a slice of history: Photographer Jimmy Nelson (UK, 1967) is visiting, to promote his book Before They Pass Away, a collection of absolutely mind blowing images of the last … Continue reading

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