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Dutch Design Week part 5: Graduation show

Today we visit the Design Academy graduation show. I never miss this at Dutch Design Week. Above you see ‘Printstrument’ by Kristaps Polïtis, a 3D-printed toy that focuses on the fun of making music. Twenty-five different modules give kids the freedom to create their...

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Dutch Design Week part 4: TAC

Back with another helping of Dutch Design Week goodness! Today we're visiting TAC (Temporary Art Centre). So many things to show you, let's get started. Above you see 'Paper' by The Materialists.   Dusthack, Fieldwork in china. Beautiful.   Lamp Zerno by Sergey Makhno...

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Dutch Design Week part 3: Piet Hein Eek

It's always a joy visiting the Piet Hein Eek buildings. Not only do they house his own workspace and shop, there are also other talented designers to be found. Such a vibrant place.   Ontwerpduo's mirror image styling:   There are small and larger surprises dotted...

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Dutch Design Week part 2: Veem

At Dutch Design Week, the Veem building was transformed into a mysterious laboratory. I loved the atmosphere, it was like stepping into another world. Here's a little sample of what I saw there.     Different floor, different mood. Is this the future of food?...

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Dutch Design Week Part 1: Klokgebouw

The theme for Dutch Design Week 2017 is STRETCH. DDW is definitely one of my favorite design events as it's so laid back and there is SO much to see and do. This year I have enough to share for a whole week and so that's what I'll be doing right here on visual...

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Finding your path: Lina Skukauské

This interview with inspiring Life Coach & Energy Psychology Practitioner Lina Skukauské is part of the ongoing Finding your Path series here on, to hopefully inspire you to follow your own path in life. Lina is currently traveling full-time together...

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Summer blog break and new things coming up

That's right, I'm gifting myself a one month break from blogging here on visual strands. Work will continue behind the scenes though, as a new series of 'Finding your path' is coming up through september and beyonnnd! It's going to be super inspiring: some very...

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Plants: 4 favorite art prints on society6

We all love plants and art, right? If you are feeling a bit lost searching for plant-related art to adorn your home (there's SO MUCH out there!), here are four of my personal favorites on Society6:     Thirsty by Beth Hoeckel   Fugl Par by Swen Swensøn   Sunset by...

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Textielmuseum Tilburg

Does textile museum make you itch and think of musty old fabrics behind glass? Think again. I visited Textielmuseum / TextielLab in Tilburg last Saturday and wasn't disappointed. The last time I was here, was during college. So a 'few' years ago, then. I was happy to...

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  • The art of Cathy McMurray
  • Nature & Folklore: Adam Pritchett
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