These beautiful ceramics are made by Dutch designers Alissa + Nienke. Having met at Design Academy Eindhoven, they joined forces by combining their expertise in material, color and having fun with experimenting.
It feels like being in a candystore..
You can see and buy their work at the exibition Meet the locals at LhGWR in The Hague, opening 18 January 2014, 4PM – 6PM.
Because you can’t have enough of them, I bought myself this beautiful big handmade pillow from Hebben & Houden, made of old woolen blankets. After one of her pillows was in the latest VTWonen, Esther has been very busy making new ones. She also customises pillows, so you can have your own new years whish on your couch soon!
I still love reading my favourite blogs, but for a while know I lost the urge to write and post myself. In 2014 I really want to post more frequent again, because it’s so nice to look through my own personal findings. I also want to be more creative again. Too little time was a bit a problem lately. (Too) soon, Jens will go to kindergarten so I weekly will have FOUR FREE HOURS! I’m already fantasizing about how to spent these hours..
While cleaning up my site, I found a very nice draft posting with forgotten pics from Hidde en Jens, playing in a labyrinth in August, this year. Such happy pictures! I can still hear their excited screams, while we searched for each other (and ran away again). Good reasons to still post this draft!
It feels likes months ago, but it’s only two weeks ago we returned from France. I love glamping: enjoying the outside campinglife, but also staying in a beautiful big tent (it doesn’t deserve to be called a tent, it was more like a wooden villa). And most important: sleeping in a nice real bed. We were having the best of both worlds!
Gisteren kwamen we terug van een heerlijke vakantie. (Binnenkort meer foto’s..) Altijd fijn om zo’n grote stapel post aan te treffen bij thuiskomst. En ik had geluk.. mijn 3 favoriete magazines lagen op de mat: 101 Woonideeën, vtwonen en.. de nieuwe IKEA catalogus! Genoeg te lezen dus vandaag. Maar nog het leukst van alles: ik ontving het geboortekaartje dat ik mocht ontwerpen voor onze nieuwe buurjongen Tijn! De kaarten werden precies gedrukt tijdens mijn vakantie, dus ik kon niet wachten om het resultaat te bekijken.
Yesterday, we came back from a lovely holiday. (Soon some pictures of those good times..) I think one of the nicest things about coming home is going through your mail! And I was lucky: three of my best magazine friends were waiting for me : 101 Woonideeën, vtwonen and.. the new IKEA catalogue! And on top of it: I recieved the birthcard I designed for our new neighbour Tijn! The cards were printed during my holiday so I was so curious to see the result.
Vanavond ontving ik een mail van Atelier Stella. Ze zou haar nieuwe voorraad om 21.30 uur in haar winkel plaatsen. Vorige keer was haar werk binnen 1,5 uur uitverkocht. Ik was dus erg enthousiast om als 1 van de eersten haar nieuwe voorraad te kunnen bekijken..Maar ik zat er naast!
Haar 40 nieuwe stukken waren nu al binnen 15 minuten uitverkocht..
This evening I recieved a newsletter from Atelier Stella. She had new stock available from 21.30. Last time, her pieces were sold out with in 1,5 hours after updating her shop. I was pretty excited I was going to be one of the first to see her new work.. but I was wrong!
Her 40 new pieces were sold out within 15 minutes!
This week I was in Lisbon for 4 days. And because my visit was work related, I prepared myself for not being able to do a lot of sightseeing. We spend all days in (cold) conferencerooms. It was a very interesting and inspiring conference, but it was too bad there wasn’t hardly any time to just wander around the streets of this great city (especially by daylight..). I did manage to make some pictures of those great Portugese tiles, to add to my collection!
A few weeks ago I attended a workshop “Painting ceramics” by artist José den Hartog, which was held on account of the Handmade expositie in Museum Boymans. Of course.. I was not satisfied by the result that day. The background was smudgy and too dark. The ‘delfst blue’ color looked purple and too light to see the drawing, which made it difficult to paint:
But how surprised I was to see the result after glazing and firing, a few weeks later! The colors turned out to be perfect with a sharp drawing on top of it. And of course.. looking closely I see a lot of flaws. It was so difficult to make straight lines with the thin pencil. (And I even missed a few lines, did you see them?) So, it’s not perfect, but hey, it’s handmade!
About meI'm Carly, living in Utrecht, The Netherlands, together with Jeroen, Hidde (6) and Jens (4). I like getting inspired by art, illustrations, design and just..daily life! Of course you can mail me!
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