Archive for Woodwork

The last edition of Meesterlijk Design en Ambacht

The last edition of Meesterlijk Design en Ambacht

Afterwards we were told that after 10 years this was the last edition of Meesterlijk Design en Ambacht. Too bad because I thought it was a beautiful and good initiative. And of course it is still necessary to promote crafts and handmade products and to…

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The Jewelry Story at Meesterlijk Design and Ambacht

The Jewelry Story at Meesterlijk Design and Ambacht

This year we present out latest jewelry at Meesterlijk Design and Ambacht in Amsterdam. Meesterlijk is an event where self-producing designers such as fashion designers, ceramicists, furniture makers, goldsmiths and other craftsmen show their products directly to the public. In the relaxed setting of the warmly…

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First sale via Instagram

First sale via Instagram

As I wrote here before, six month ago our atelier changed from Facebook to Instagram. Everyday I publish a photo and recently my work payed of because our first sale via Instagram is a fact! We are very happy because being visible on social media…

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A new ebony broche with ruby

A new ebony broche with ruby

Work in progress! In the photo Jan is working on making a new ebony brooch with ruby. At the last Sieraad Art Fair in Amsterdam we had 2 Music brooches with us and they were both sold! The design is by my partner Jan. There…

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A great custom order for a ebony pendant

A great custom order for a ebony pendant

Last week we received a great custom order to make an ebony pendant. The client, a woman, wrote her wishes to us via e-mail. On our site she had seen a pendant she liked, but unfortunately it was sold. She asked us if we wanted…

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Meesterlijk design and craft 2017

Meesterlijk design and craft 2017

Coming Sunday Jan and I will visit Meesterlijk in Amsterdam. Always a fun outing. This fair is a must go! Meesterlijk is an inspiring fair where self-producing designers, fashion designers, food artists, goldsmiths and other craftsmen present their products. In a mood enhancing setting, you…

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The beauty of imperfection

The beauty of imperfection

Restore, revive, valued; the beauty of imperfection. Examples of beautiful repairs. Leading Japanese labels and designers such as Kapital, Visvim, Comme des Garçons, Sasquatchfabrix, Koromo Kyoto and Blue Blue Japan working with artless sewing techniques, creating timeless, hand crafted pieces. The Japanese expression Mottainai stands…

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Japanese woodworkers Fujii Works

Japanese woodworkers Fujii Works

The husband and wife team Kenichi and Minako Fujii started producing in 2011 under the name ‘Fujii Works’. Kenichi en Minako produce beautiful pieces of functional art and are still using the age old lacquer technique in their work. I particularly like the simple wooden tea boxes….

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Meesterlijk 2017 and other matters

Meesterlijk 2017 and other matters

Next Sunday Jan and I go to the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam to visit Meesterlijk 2017. I’m very curious how this year’s edition will be. Last year we thought the Fair was beautiful. Meesterlijk brings craft, design, food and applied arts. Meesterlijk from 25 – 27 november in Amsterdam….

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Small wooden houses in Japan

Small wooden houses in Japan

This tiny neighborhood of small wooden houses is build among the trees in Shizuoka, a rural county in Japan. The buildings have the same shape as the surrounding mountains. Inside they have ultra-modern design and furnishings. This tent-like homes, Jikka, are the work of architect…

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