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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. Get in touch: visit our SUBMIT page.
Would you like your shop to be considered for a feature or would you like to 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 about what they do.
– 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 is the owner of studio groenling. Find her art & illustration here: