Monday, October 31, 2011

Bedding for Galerie Tydeman

It feels a little bit like New Year's. The parties were great, but now all is over, and we have to wait for another year to have such a great week again. The Dutch Design Week is over, and I have enjoyed as many locations and galleries as I could squeeze in my own busy schedule of sewing and delivering pillow cases to my stockists and being present for talks and meetings.
Below you see a snapshot impression of the duvet cover I made for Galerie Tydeman. The response was great and it has inspired me to continue on this path and design more compositions for bedding. The Duvet cover is sold exclusively through Galerie Tydeman. You can contact them here: It will also be available as a single duvet cover, and special requests can be done as well.
The throw pillows & cases are also for sale through my own website and by special order via my stockists.
And of course I have written a story about the cedar waxwings. It is printed on the cover for you to enjoy
The Cedar Waxwing is a beautiful bird. I met him when I was staring at a waterfall in Canada. Suddenly he was sitting on a branch next to me. They hear the sound of water and it draws them to it. I am sure he is enjoying the look of the water gushing into the river just as much as I am. They look pretty tough with that mask and the mohawk. But they are very social birds, living in large groups. They are able to pass berries over to each other and feed each other. Next to that they enjoy the fine things in life. They like their berries and are not very picky when it comes to quality. Sometimes they raid a tree with berries that are already fermenting. The berries make them drunk. For a while they just tumble over the ground and flap their wings with no effect. Until they are sobered up and then it is on to the next meal.

The duvet cover is made of 100% organic cotton and full color printed on the loveliest sateen. The covers are handmade with love.

If you would like more information contact me through mirthquake [at] gmail [dot] com.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Agenda Dutch Design Week

Dutch version see below

The Dutch Design Week is upon us and I already heard there's a lot of attention for it, calling Eindhoven; the Milan of the Netherlands. I am very pleased so many people like, bloggers, editors and designlovers come to my hometown. I would like to share where my products can be found in this week from 22nd - 30th of October.

Firstly Gallery Tydeman, a very charming initiative by brother and sister Tydeman. They empty their home to fill it again with the work of designers they've found throughout the Netherlands. They have asked me to design a duvet cover for the bedroom.

If you're visiting the centre of the Design Academy in De Witte Dame, you're just minuted away from their apartment. From more information click here.

The second event I am taking part in is the presentation "Openhartig" of the Temporary Concept Store. This shop sells my pillow cases and dresses. They invite their designers to speak about their work. On Sunday October 23rd at 4 pm/16.00u I will tell all about my philosophy. This shop is also close to De Witte Dame en Design Academy. Click here for details.


Lastly my work is part of the Etsy mini exhibit about their platform and story telling. It can be see in het Klokgebouw / Strijp S. Etsy is an online platform for creatives and I run my international webshop there. More information click here.

I would love to invite you to one of these events (or all three!). See you there!

De Dutch Design We
ek nadert en hierbij zou ik u graag willen wijzen op de activiteiten waar ik aan deelneem met mijn vogeltjes. Deze week wordt de DDW van 22 tot 30 oktober georganiseerd en trekt wereldwijd geïnteresseerden.

Allereerst Galerie Tydeman, het meest charmante initiatief: Broer en zus Tydeman maken hun huis in het centrum van Eindhoven helemaal leeg en richten het opnieuw in met de mooiste designmeubelen en designitems. Bij hen zal mijn allereerste dekbed te zien zijn temidden van allerlei prachtigs van andere ontwerpers.


Als je een bezoek brengt aan de Witte Dame of de Design Academy ben je er al vlakbij. Op 5 minuten lopen vind je de galerie. Voor openingstijden en route kijk hier.

Het tweede event waar mijn werk te zien is, is de presentatie "Openhartig" van de Temporary Concept Store. Deze winkel verkoopt mijn kussens en jurkjes en nodigt de ontwerpers van het werk in de winkel uit een lezing te geven over de achtergrond van het werk. Ik zal zondag 23 oktober om 16.00u wat gaan vertellen over wat mij drijft en welke technieken ik gebruik. Deze winkel bevindt zich ook vlakbij de Witte Dame en Design Academy.


Voor meer informatie over de andere ontwerpers en de locatie, kijk hier.

Daarnaast maakt een van mijn kussens ook deel uit van de selectie artikelen die door in het Klokgebouw worden gepresenteerd. Etsy is een online platform voor creatieven en ik heb er mijn internationale webshop ondergebracht. Etsy heeft altijd leuke initiatieven waar je je creatieve talent kunt ontwikkelen. Tijdens de DDW onganiseren ze een workshop Storytelling. Meer informatie kijk hier.

Graag wil ik u uitnodigen om een van deze evenementen te bezoeken. Ik kom u graag tegen. Kijk hier voor de andere evenementen. Laat u verrassen door een van de vele interessante evenementen die worden georganiseerd!


Monday, October 17, 2011

NRC National newspaper

Lucky, that's what I am to be featured in these big magazines and newspaper. Now even a National Newspaper. I was briefly interviewed on my work and mainly on Etsy and what it meant for my business. I told the journalist all about my customers, why birds(always a question that comes up somehow) and what Etsy did for me. Along with three other sellers and EtsyNL's spokesperson Marta Pakovska I could share!
Lots of wonderful new folks have found my shop now.

Interview and text: Marleen Luijt.


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