Saturday, December 31, 2011


Calendars have always been an important part of human life, keeping us updated about passing days, weeks, months, seasons and years or even ages. However, there has been a great shift in the form of calendars, which nowadays other than fulfilling their primary function are fast becoming a piece of functional art to decorate contemporary apartments.

Friday, December 30, 2011


One of the most beautifull theatres of the Netherlands is yesterday destroyed by fire.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

EAST of BEST @ Roodkapje

EAST of BEST shows 14 young Bulgarian contemporary artists.
The selected works represent a second generation of artists after the changes in 1989. They are not entangled in the periphery's schizophrenic identity that formed the 90s to the 21st century artistic production. The "new" works are inquiries and interventions into the present referring to politics and economy; to culture, memory and identity; to the world of things and the world of images; to aesthetic and theoretic discourses. Moreover, the presented artists are actively involved in cultural and political debates within Bulgaria; most of them have been nominated for, or won local awards for contemporary art such as the renowned BAZA, Gaudenz B. Ruf and M-Tel awards.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Pistacchi Design

This product is a combination of unforgettable fairytales and East Europe tradition. This unusual food container designed by Mike He is a gift for fans of the Little Red Riding Hood story and Matryoshka dolls.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Gerco de Ruijter

"How abstract can a landscape become while remaining a landscape?" de Ruijter suggests that "all of these objects arranged to form rows create a new form of abstraction, not because of the image’s emptiness but, to the contrary, because of the presence of so many 'things,' and their patterns and rhythms," as if we could farm and harvest barcodes directly from the ground.

Monday, December 26, 2011


The Gullkistan residency was founded in spring 2009 and is now run all year round. Guests can choose to stay either at a farmhouse where there is room for 3-6 people or they can stay in new apartments in the village. A workstudio is in a renovated barn at the farm, about 10 minutes walk from the village.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Wishing you a Cool X-Mas

Wishing you a Cool X-Mas (DPhoto)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Untitled @ vimeo

starring: Barbara de Loor, Job Weeda and… via facebook

Friday, December 23, 2011

winner rotterdam architectureprize 2011

RandstadRailstation Blijdorp

Architect: Maarten Struijs –Gemeentewerken Rotterdam

"The winner is a project that scores high on all criteria. It is a public project that is part of a larger whole that transcends even the city limits."

Thursday, December 22, 2011


Through my work in the tradition of collage I am pursuing the very personal obsession of creating narrative scenarios in small format. Using antiquarian books, makes the work at the same time an exploration of nostalgia...

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Machiel BOTMAN @ Gitterman Gallery

Gitterman Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of black and white photographs by Machiel Botman.  The exhibition will open on Wednesday, December 14th and continue through, February 18th.

This exhibition of Machiel Botman’s black and white photographs from the past ten years is concurrent with the release of his third monograph, One Tree (Nazraeli Press, 2011). A key figure in Dutch photography, Botman has always photographed as a way to understand life. He is not restrained by photographic conventions; rather, Botman utilizes a variety of exposures, depths of field and focal distances, resulting in a style that is uniquely his own. His books are equally singular. They are autobiographical and chronicle the stages in his life, but they do not follow a linear narrative.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

John van ’t Slot @ CBK Rotterdam

Under the title "Landscape with little neurotic disorder and other paintings," exhibits the Rotterdam artist John van 't Slot early and recent work in the exhibition space of the CBK. Van 't Slot is a gifted painter: "What he can do with a brush!" Lamented one critic ever in the magazine Art in America. He approaches the graceful way many recognizable themes from art history.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Mladen Stilinović: Insulting Anarchy

I wanted to make an anarchical exhibition including works that differ stylistically and thematically, but no matter how I place the works, I always seem to get a structure far from being anarchical. That is the reason why this exhibition is entitled Insulting the anarchy. This title is of course an alibi for all of mine insanities and impertinences, for my artistic »freedom«. My aim is to have many voices, not just one voice...

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Ball

If you’re looking for something a little different to decorate your tree with this year and you’re keen on designer chic… here you go! These lovely two-toned glass Christmas ornaments were designed by Badini Createam & Selab for Italian design powerhouse Seletti. They are coming in 9 different colors (orange will not be available at launch), each x-mas ball measures 8 cm or 3.14″ in diameter and comes in a beautiful These Pantone Christmas ornaments have a chance to become this holiday season’s hotshot!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Johan Gustavsson

The work originates from very strenuous – almost meditative – moments the artist actively seeks. This way all his prior emotions unite and this enables him to entrust the ‘sum’ unto paper. So he is not just a contemplator but also a participant in his world. Themes as aesthetic, the position of the artist in the art world and the way art relates to society mix easily with ordinary themes as family, relations, politics, fashion, security, freedom and melancholy.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Daan van Golden @ De Hallen Haarlem

By devoting a solo exhibition to Daan van Golden (Rotterdam, 1936) the museum wants to emphasise the unabated importance of his work and show in which ways a younger generation of artists associates itself with it. Van Golden is a typical artist’s artist, whose artistic views have particularly met with response among his colleagues. Van Golden has never been too concerned about prevailing artistic trends and has always carved his own path. In the last few years the international recognition for his work has soared: the large retrospective Red or blue was shown in London, Geneva and Lisbon. The exhibition in De Hallen Haarlem comprises a selection of his paintings spanning a period of 50 years.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Brandon Mosley, a recent graduate from Louisiana Tech University, explored some possible future architectures for the town of Picher. Mosley specifically proposes a kind of museum of abandoned mines, inserted directly into one of the old entry shafts.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sally Mann

Sally Mann (born in Lexington, Virginia, 1951) is one of America’s most renowned photographers. She has received numerous awards, including NEA, NEH, and Guggenheim Foundation grants, and her work is held by major institutions internationally. Her many books include Second Sight (1983), At Twelve (1988), Immediate Family (1992), Still Time (1994), What Remains (2003), Deep South (2005), Proud Flesh (2009), and The Flesh and the Spirit (2010). A feature film about her work, What Remains, debuted to critical acclaim in 2006. Mann is represented by Gagosian Gallery, New York. She lives in Virginia.

Monday, December 12, 2011

the Acumen Fund

The now iconic quote debuted in a 1997 television commercial for Apple Computer. The text was said to have been partially written by then Apple CEO Steve Jobs (along with Rob Siltanen and Ken Segall).

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Greg Gossel

Greg Gossel was born in 1982 in western Wisconsin. With a background in design, his work is an expressive interplay of many diverse words, images, and gestures. Gossel's multi-layered work illustrates a visual history of change and process throughout each piece. He has exhibited in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Copenhagen, Milan, and London; and in 2009 he was invited to create a large scale mural on the façade of Miami’s Aqua Art Fair.

Saturday, December 10, 2011


Banquet Atelier & Workshop is a Vancouver-based studio engaged in creating quality goods celebrating the natural world and the animals that inhabit it: water birds, northern wildlife, forest creatures and under the sea.

Friday, December 09, 2011

A carbon fibre violin made from scratch

Start out  by drawing a violin on paper ,  working out the curve heights , plotting the lot on paper and…

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Denis Rouvre

Denis went to  École National Louis  and worked as a photojournalist for Globe (1988), since then his passion for photography grew every day. You’ll find dozens of portraits of celebrities, personal projects, exhibitions, …, and even a long video from the project Automaton.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

What sort of phone do you want today?

Nokia releases a new phone concept - GEM - which revolutionizes mobile design by turning the entire handset into a touchscreen...

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

André Kruysen

André Kruysen's sculpture encompasses many contradictions. The sacred effect of light stands in sharp contrast to the fast-moving image culture we inhabit and which is a ubiquitous presence in every area of our lives. Kruysen is inspired by the chaos that surrounds us, but seeks to distil a meditative experience from it.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Rumen Dragostinov

Was born on 17-09-1956 in Sofia. Member of the UBA section caricature. Vice President of FECO Bulgaria. Worked in the field of graphic design and caricature. Participated in cartoon exhibitions both at home and abroad. Winner of 30 national and 150 international awards for cartoon. Participated as a member of international juries of cartoon contests in Serbia, Azerbaijan, Syria, Turkey...

Sunday, December 04, 2011

'Shop Til You Drop'

A new stencil that appears to be the work of famed street artist Banksy has been spotted in London, England. The work takes the phrase “shop till you drop” literally, depicting a shopper plunging from a high rise building.

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Building the Revolution @ Royal Academy of Arts in London

Havsko Shabolovski residential block and the radio tower Shabolovka, Moscow
This exhibition examines Russian avant-garde architecture made during a brief but intense period of design and construction that took place from c.1922 to 1935. Fired by the Constructivist art that emerged in Russia from c.1915, architects transformed this radical artistic language into three dimensions, creating structures whose innovative style embodied the energy and optimism of the new Soviet Socialist state.

Friday, December 02, 2011

The Wacom Inkling

Wacom have (finally) started sending out orders of their new product, the Inkling. It’s very good. Not perfect, but very good. The announcement video set some very high expectations, some of which are matched by reality, while some… aren’t.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Holga iPhone Lens Filter Kit

Everyone with an iPhone 4 or 4s is about to have everything they know about iPhoneography turned on its head! We're expecting this to be a huge hit as a gift for the Holiday season!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Susan Kare

susan kare’s designs have become an integral part
of the computer culture.
she is a 2001 recipient of the chrysler design award.

kare, who’s office is based in san francisco,
designed most of the distinctive icons, typefaces and
other graphic elements that gave the original
macintosh computer its characteristic appearance.

some of her most famous icons
the trash can (for discarding files),
the watch (which means the computer is busy and
can't be used), and the portrait of a computer with
a sly mona lisa smile (which means the machine is

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


The Soft Atlas of Amsterdam, is a collection of hand-drawn maps of the city 
I grew up in. For this book I visited a supermarket, a prison-cell, the
mayors office. I walked with a blind man and local residents trough their
 Nieuw Amsterdam 
Design: Roosje Klap

Monday, November 28, 2011

tenerife centre of dramatic arts

'Tenerife Centre of Dramatic Arts' by Spanish firm gpy arquitectos is a multi-level cultural and 
educational facility located on the island of Tenerife, Spain. conceived to directly interact with
the backdrop of the city and surrounding landscape, the design features a large 'urban stage' 
that creates an artificial topography of zigzagging platforms and ramps. Via designboom

Sunday, November 27, 2011

MK collection sale @ Gavelers Auctioneers

Cover By Lissitsky, El

Sachs, Tom
Nutsy’ s Cup, for Deutsche Guggenheim

Emmo Grofsmid and Karmin Kartowikromo were synonymous with a deeply rooted passion and appreciation for artists, the art in their gallery and their private collection.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

John Baldessari T-Shirt @ MOCA Store

Tips for Artists
This 100% cotton t-shirt features John Baldessari’s 1966-68 painting, Tips for Artists Who Want to Sell. Image measures approx. x inches. Silver version available in unisex sizes only.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Artblogs (Kunstweblogs)

List of Artblogs in The Netherlands 2011, via Cultuur in Wageningen

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Claire Harvey

photography by Gert Jan van Rooij
Claire Harvey's work consists of solitary figures engaged in day to day activities. It is amazing to see how well she had captured the mood of the subjects in her work considering how small the pieces were. The size, spacing, and subject matter of her work had an amazing ability to block out all the 'noise' of the exhibition.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Follow the latest news, meet other Volkswagen fans, share your thoughts on the wall and your pictures in the gallery - and take part in exclusive Volkswagen Fanwagen contests. Join in and have fun!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Window Dressing @ Bijenkorf Rotterdam

A display window (most commonly called shop window (British English) or store window (American English)) is a window in a shop displaying items for sale or otherwise designed to attract customers to the store. Usually, the term refers to larger windows in the front façade of the shop. (DPhoto)

Monday, November 21, 2011

bart van heesch

Designer bart van heesch (1968) graduated Eindhoven Design Academy in 1994. he collaborates with different companies and has his own label.

Sunday, November 20, 2011


At one day Konstantin was walking on a flea market and saw a beautiful “Lubitel” twin lens camera. He asked the salesman how much will it cost, he said $20, Konstatin bought it without even thinking. Camera worked fine so he realized that he need to buy film and take pictures. Bought a pack of five 120 B&W films and started shooting.

Saturday, November 19, 2011


MSSS’s “Medallic marathon” continues in 2011. Professor Bogomil choose this humorous title for the new 2011 Medal Project. The project consists of seven medallic art sessions – from February to May and from October to December. Although the participants in the project enjoy full freedom of choice of subject, materials and techniques, each session has its own theme, setting a framework of particular universal problems. The idea is for each of the seven medallic sessions, and respectively exhibitions, to have an atmosphere of its own. Furthermore, different approaches to and interpretations of the same subject are of great interest to students. Via: Panayot Panayotov-Paneto (BG)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Dance capital of the Netherlands

On Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 November, Rotterdam is the dance capital of the Netherlands, with workshops, performances and a big party.