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About visual strands

visual strands is an online lifestyle zine, with a hint of green and a touch of indie. Focussing on inspiration, we feature + connect people in art, design, handmade, illustration, photography, urban green, the great outdoors and more. We aim to cover all the senses:

art | photography | illustration | handmade | vintage | design

explore | wanderlust | inspiration | living | green

interviews | tutorials |

beautiful shops
and products


Visual strands invites you to tell your own inspiring story. We are always looking for old masters and young talent. Get in touch: visit our SUBMIT page.
Would you like your shop to be considered for a feature or would you like to advertise or be a sponsor on visual strands? Visit our SPONSOR page. Let’s collaborate!


Mission statement

Visual strands touches on:
– human senses: see, sense, know, touch.
– discovery
– inspiration
– creativity
– passion
– a sense of curiosity and wonder
– making connections

Visual strands is by and for people, who:
– want to be inspired.
– are an inspiration to others.
– are passionate.
– nurture their sense of curiosity and wonder.

Visual strands. Everything’s connected.


Yvonne de Jonge

Yvonne de Jonge

founder editor

Visual strands is the brainchild of Yvonne de Jonge. Designing, illustrating, photographing, making and blogging her way through life, she found that making people shine is what makes her happiest. Yvonne ‘illustrates and makes’ (formerly under the name Mouseblossom) and is owner of studio groenling. Read more in this article on visual strands.