Monday, 26 January 2009

Sara Hillenberger
To describe the relationships between corresponding parts, the deeper symmetries, which are concealed by asymmetries on the surface, the theorist of evolution, Gregory Bateson, once talked about "the pattern which connects". He writes:"What pattern connects the crab to the lobster and the orchid to the primrose and all the four of them to me? And me to you? And all the six of us to the amoeba in one direction and to the backward schizophrenic in another?"

This quate is from the book Patterns in design, Art and Architecture.
Gregory Bateson, Mind and Nature: A Necessary Unity (New York/Dutton:1979),p.8.

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

This morning I opend my mail to find that Mieke Fokkinga send me this link

What I love about her work is the diversity in size
She makes books, drawings but also installations
Also if you click on statement in her site the word tomorrow is all you find
It is then linked to a weather forecasting site. 
Then you think did I miss something? and go back to her site...................
Go and have a look for yourself.

I loved it, her work has a red line running throught it very strongly but its not held together by some tekst.

Monday, 19 January 2009

Jill Bliss I found through a dutch magazine called 1o1 woonidee├źn.  She makes beautifull drawings that can be found on note books; walls and in exhibitions is a design companey I found by flicking through some magazines. I loved this project they did.  They decribe their work as:

Loovvool builds distinctive brands & aspirational design solutions.

Loovvool Interactive develops innovative & captivating experiences.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009


Diana van Golden, Charlotte Vonkeman en Marije Cnossen are XS-M-L. Their name reflect their clothing size litterally, but also their work method. Their designs play with the shift in size of functional objects, this creates new functions for these forms. 

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

One of the reasons that it's taken me some time to place new news on my blog is because I've been busy planning my first presentation. Carla Piebes was so kind to let me use her shop window for the new pattern that I created. The pattern is based on city maps and the way that roads connect each city with the next. By zooming out the connections take on shapes that we see in other forms like veins. I chose to screenprint the pattern on material to create a  link to the human body. The material becomes a layer of veins that connect different structures/organs/cities with each other. 

I hope everyone had a beautiful xmas and new year. 
I will admit  I'm abit late. 
As you can see this festive season there was a lot of cake involved. We had such beautifull weather, the crips clear blue skye called for a walk in the dutch landscape.