All posts tagged: illustration

A Typical day in the Algarve

A Typical day in the Algarve

Recently I had the privilege to visit the beautiful Algarve coastline. It was like a Pinterest picture coming to life. The rock formations are truly beautiful, the food and wine were delicious and the sun was shining like crazy. The recipe for a good time if you ask me! I illustrated my typical day in

Style Talks

Style Talks

A SELECTED BUNCH OF PEOPLE, 10 SHORT QUESTIONS AND 10 FASHIONABLE/REFRESHING/INSPIRATIONAL/AMUSING ANSWERS. THAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS FOR STYLE TALKS. THIS TIME WE TALKED WITH FLEUR KUIPERS, A GRAPHIC DESIGNER AND PAINTER FROM AMSTERDAM.   Fleur (1984) graduated from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam specializing in the Comparison of Arts with a Master’s degree in Graphic Design. She loves to

Style Talks

Style Talks

A SELECTED BUNCH OF PEOPLE, 10 SHORT QUESTIONS AND 10 FASHIONABLE/REFRESHING/INSPIRATIONAL/AMUSING ANSWERS. THOSE ARE THE INGREDIENTS FOR STYLE TALKS. THIS TIME WE TALKED WITH ILLUSTRATOR HYSHIL SANDER. Hyshil Sander is an illustrator and creative director. She started drawing when she was little and never stopped. Nature, memories, animals, and good conversations are big sources of inspiration. Her work is

5 x Instagram Creatives to Follow

5 x Instagram Creatives to Follow

Illustrations by Kelly Beeman In need of some good creative inspiration? Just make a round on Instagram and you’ll stumble upon the most awesome accounts. I selected some of my favourites: 1) Kelly Beeman The relationship between fashion and culture is key in the work of Kelly. It consists of beautiful simple, black and white

Picks of the month

Picks of the month

Photo Credits: Jimmy Nelson Every month some of my favourite picks of the month. Which can be a particular movie, a beautiful design, an awesome new (fashion) label, a hilarious product… Just everything which really caught my eye! Thrive Talks Last week I visited a special breakfast session called Thrive Talks. Initiated because of the launch

Fashion Week Illustrated

Fashion Week Illustrated

Now that all the big international fashion weeks have come to an end and the fashion circus calmed down again; it’s time for a recapitulation. I always get too excited about the overdose of images flooding the internet and social media but I especially like the backstage shots where models are still persons and not

Tour de Champagne

Tour de Champagne

I must admit, besides an occasional trip to Paris and a family holiday in Normandy a very long time ago, I never really have been to France. I’ve never seen the countryside, let alone been in another city but the capital. This was about to change since Imke and I got an invitation from the local tourist

Quirky Chairs

Quirky Chairs

What if an Eames wire chair was actually weaved by a spider, or the famous BFK chair was as literally as a butterfly? These detailed miniature drawings I made give a surrealistic view on some designer classics of the last two centuries. Each chair has its own quirky character, wether it’s a cactus or a bowl of

Brussels Contemporary Art Map

Brussels Contemporary Art Map

1) Art & Design Atomium Museum (ADAM) Everybody knows the famous designer duo, but few knew or even saw their pictures. The first temporary exhibition at brand new design museum ADAM takes us backstage in Hollywood at the set of Billy Wilder and offers us a unique stylistic time document. Furniture of the famous duo is

Revival, a series of style icons

Revival, a series of style icons

Libby VanderPloeg is an illustrator and designer living in Brooklyn. Her work comes out of a deep affinity for storytelling, music, letterforms, printed ephemera and wildlife. Recently she did a collaboration with Dusty Rose Vintage. This resulted in ‘Revival, a series of style icons’. It shows women (like Bjork, Frida Kahlo, Josephine Baker and Debbie

Threadwork

Threadwork

Women and threads are the two keywords if you see the work of Leoniek Bontje, who studied Fine Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Leoniek ‘draws’ with threads. She makes all the depicted things you see (mostly women) with threads as a symbol of ‘the web of life’. For Leoniek “the threads represent

John Dory

John Dory

In a former warehouse on the Amsterdam Canals, new fish restaurant John Dory recently opened its doors. Here they serve sophisticated regional fish dishes according to the principles of “fishtronomy”. No Canadian Lobster or Tuna from Sri Lanka, but oysters from the Oosterschelde or Mackerel from the North Sea. Chef and Patron Arjan Wennekes came