Collage titled “it rains it pours”, created for open call organised by BEELD I Kunst werkt.
I recently decided to wrap up the vintage chapter of smykke.be, and am now selling the sets that were curated for the 6 different concepts on 2dehands.be. For each set that’s sold, I’ll donate 5€ to the Sheltersuit Foundation. I hope you’ll find something you like and treat yourself or maybe surprise a friend with some vintage treasures. Enjoy the shopping!
During the month of May 2020, the Billboard Project Antwerp presents artists and art- students of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp and Sint Lucas Antwerp. 200 posters / works of art, placed in billboards in the Antwerp streets, contribute to society during this difficult times. Artists share their thoughts and emotions about the current pandemic crisis.
The original exhibited posters, printed on only one edition, are signed by the artists and are now offered for sale. I’m really happy that I could buy a beautiful work by Subin Son, and support a good cause at the same time, as the proceeds go entirely to the Suicide Line/Zelfmoordlijn1813.
More works available here.
Origami For Life is an initiative of the artist Charles Kaisin which aims at raising funds for a COVID-19 special care unit, by creating an Origami art installation. For each Origami received, a donation of €5 will be made to the Erasme Foundation.
I was happy to contribute to this great project with 100 birds. Can’t wait to see the installation at KANAL, Centre Pompidou!
So excited about this design competition!
Sofa company invites you to design their next sofa: deliver a brief presentation of your concept and design, a sketch or drawing of the sofa with the dimensions of each element and specifications for colours and materials, keeping a sustainable approach in mind.
My first post for Fashion Snoops has been published on their website today! Although writing is a bit out of my comfort zone, it was great to follow all the F/W 20/21 runway shows and to suggest themes, create collages and copy for their Hot Now postings.
So far I mainly assisted the Pattern & Graphics department in the research process, delivering visuals for their trend reports. More about that right here.
During this Trend Talk at the Niko Inspiration Center in Antwerp, Hilde Francq presented 4 themes for FW 20/21, covering material use, patterns, textures, color schemes and combinations.
Some personal favorites/discoveries below: eco-friendly macramé coffins by Shaina Garfield (Revive), “cross-dimensional” marriages certified by artificial intelligence company Gatebox (Enhance), crystallized surfaces by Erez Nevi Pana (Forsake), Seoul-based eyewear brand Gentle Monster store on Argyll Street in London’s Soho and Surrealist Dinner with Jules Verne theme by Charles Kaisin (Reclaim / Surreal escape).
I just spent a few days at one of the most inspiring design events of the year: the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. Running from October 19 – 27, you have plenty of time to discover new talent and explore interesting themes that affect all of our lives, creating discussion and generating new ideas and prototypes.
Last year, the theme ‘If not us, then who?’ focused on taking responsibility in making choices. This year’s theme is an appeal for follow-up action and is therefore literally a call to action: ‘If not now, then when?’.
Below are some of my favorites of the 2019 edition.
Feel free to follow my instagram account for coverage of design events and fair reports.
Designers featured above: Huynjee Jung, Sejoon Kim, Yoon Seok-Heyon, graduation projects at Veem and Campina site, Alissa + Nienke, Elle Decoration booth, Dutch invertuals, Willem Van Hooff, Ahn Sung-Hwan, Antigoon, Lotte Cremers, Danielle Van Geer, Lex Pott, Arsenio Rodriguez, Sander Wassink.