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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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Great custom made order for a wooden pendant with opal

Great custom made order for a wooden pendant with opal

Design sketch for a great custom made order for a wooden pendant with opal. Soon we will be on holiday. It’s been pretty busy in the studio this summer. So I am looking forward to a few days of leisure. Do you know that more and…

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Woodturner Liam Flynn

Woodturner Liam Flynn

Liam Flynn has been making wood vessels in his Co. Limerick in Ireland studio for more then 25 years. His work has evolved over the course of his career from smaller explorations of open vessels to his current work exploring volume, shape and line. His…

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Pinterest favorites

Pinterest favorites

Today I like to share a few Pinterest favorites. Quite recently I started on this visual social media platform and I like it. For me Pinterest means gathering beautiful images and sometimes I dig a little further for information about a particular topic. And of course it’s…

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In the studio

In the studio

Recently Jan has made a beautiful ring made of the (old) gold that the customer brought with her. The customer brought gold jewelry which she never worn anymore. The gold is weighted so the costumer knows the worth of the gold. After that we melt the gold and…

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Yurina Kira

Yurina Kira

Wooden brooch by Japanese artist Yurina Kira. So sorry but this time I was not able to find more information about  the person who created these beautiful brooches and wall pieces. Wall piece by Yurina Kira Yurina Kira is Japanese and she is a woman. I could…

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