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Rose rhythm

Happinez 5 | 2017 The Unplugged Happinez Issue with pictures I made at a nunnery in Myanmar See also Pink Prayers July 2017

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Out of Fashion | The New Fashion

OUT OF FASHION | THE NEW FASHION is a picture poetry book embracing time as a treasure. Away from the fast lane of fashion it takes us on an inspirational world tour meeting forgotten textile makers and methods. Silent branding, mending, contemplative clothing and unplugged crafting reminding us again who we really are : creative […]

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Tea Time

The Art of Tea has a cherished and long tradition in the Eastern Culture. It is grown, prepared and consumed with respect to nature, body and spirit. I had been and worked in Taiwan many years before, but I never had time for tea, until this trip in 2015. Now I would love to return and take time for […]

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Well Aged

Everybody wants to grows old, but nobody wants to be old. This photo essay embraces the beauty of ageing. Time leaves its traces on everything and everyone. That’s what we call life.   This photo essay including trend post was published at PantoneView in 2014 See and read also more on my blog Well Ageing and my Embracing Ageing […]

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Embracing Ageing

Embracing Ageing | 2016 | 7 Rust works on recycled cotton canvas Sizes 30 x 40, 61 x 76, 90 X 136, 110 X 135, 82 X 135, 145 x132 and 400 x 135 cm Time is the infinite artist Inspired by the Japanese Mono-ha and Wabi Sabi, and as a counter reaction to a […]

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Pink Prayers

While there are plenty of monasteries in Myanmar, there are only a few nunneries. I was able to visit one of the nunneries; the Daw Nyanasari nunnery in Sanchaung township in Yangon, where 250 women from 8-86 are living. Eaindawaddy (42) takes me by the hand and shows me around. Our communication is with gestures, smiles, […]

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Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue | 2015 | 11 Indigo Pigment on linen canvas 80 x 120 cm Color is, beyond mind and matter, pure vibration, speaking directly to the soul. Indigo blue is my all time favorite color. It is crosses borders, like the sky and the ocean. It is ageless, timeless and universal. It […]

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Vietnam Blues

Opposite the Temple of Literature in Hanoi you’ll find the Indigo Store. In a half-day tye dye workshop with the charming Hjo I managed to make this fine tye dye dots indigo piece. The aim of the Indigo store is to preserve and restore the traditional culture of the Black Tay ethnic minority in Sapa. […]

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Imperfection

Happinez 7 | 2015 The Imperfection Issue with pictures I made during my travels in Uzbekistan, Taiwan, India, China and Morocco resulting in a Calligraphy photo essay (with words by Eveline Helmink) and Wabi Sabi article (written by Anne Wesseling) Special thanks to Taiwanese Master Calligrapher Chen Hung-Mien carving and writing the word happiness in […]

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Vitamin(e) B.

(He)Art Installation for the Meditation Exhibition Museum of Religious Art | MRK Uden Inspired by the Bridgettines nuns in Uden and their founder Saint Birgitta (1303 – 1373) hundreds of hearts were crafted (through knitting, crocheting and embroidery) by old and young . The hearts were filled with recycled religious textiles. A special limited edition Vitamin(e) B. booklet is available at the MRK […]

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Natura Mater

Herman de Vries (I prefer to write his name with capitals instead of the lowercase he choose to write his name himself) represents the Netherlands in the Rietveld Pavillion at the 56th Biennale in Venice. He is one of the most essential and poetic artists I know. Herman de Vries Is. He makes me, although […]

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(De)construct

The 2015 Venice Biennale hints more towards a title ‘End of the World’ instead of ‘All the World’s Futures’. Amidst all turmoil, chaos and deconstruction I reconstruct and find serenity, a peacefull nothingness and empty spaces, that are far from empty. The 56th International Art Exhibition in Venice reflects a state of the world in […]

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Made in Taiwan

Happinez 5 | 2015 Photography of Taiwanese Lantern making Artisans at work for Taiwan Lantern July 2015

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Time

Metal. Wood. …as time goes by… 1.00 x 1.00 m 2015

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Holy Bloom

A long, long time ago there was a Saint Birgitta (1303-1373). Her order has survived more than 700 years and today there are still 55 Birgitta convents worldwide. Since I heard about her, some years ago, I had to know more about this woman that was also called Birgitta. There are two Birgitta convents in […]

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Raining Sand

Although Dubai is full of colour, with more than 200 nationalities, commited to promote intercultural understanding and exchange, it is the sand, the sea and the rich Arabic identity that stick with me this time. Dubait invites us to review space, beyond and in its iconic skyscrapers and towers. In between old and new, past […]

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Good Fortune

After years of working and living in Hong Kong I have only visited the city after 1997, the year it was handed over and returned to China, once. Now I am here to visit Art Basel, Art Central, the high end international galleries on Hong Kong Island and see new initiatives and creative hubs in old textile […]

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More than Zero

My art road trip from Chicago to New York starts with a perfect day: Bowie for breakfast, a lunch break with Kapoor and Dylan for dinner. Can’t think of a better start for this extraordinary Chicago|New York art week, with a stopover in Pittsburgh, visiting the Andy Warhol Museum and seeing the Duane Michal’s exhibition at […]

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Beacon Beauty

It is the absence rather than the presence of form, extending boundaries, creating awe… Dia Art foundation, founded in 1974, is committed to initiating, supporting, presenting, and preserving extraordinary art projects. In May 2003, Dia:Beacon opened, on the banks of the Hudson River in a former box-printing factory. A 240,000 square feet space exhibits single-artists large-scale minimal […]

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(Sm)all

“The foundation of greatness is honoring the small things of the present moment, instead of pursuing the idea of greatness.” Eckart Tolle   Inspired by all the art I saw last month in galleries and museums I curated my own online exhibition. Combining old-time favorite with not so famous and some young upcoming artists. It’s […]

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Golden Hands Marrakech

Happinez 6 | 2014 ‘De gouden handen van Marrakech’ Concept, photography and words Moroccan Craftsmanship Artisans at work in the souks in Marrakesh   September 2014 More on Morocco  Special thanks to Anke and Marie-Thérèse from Householdhardware and all the golden hands in Marrakesh  

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Holy Faith

Wherever you go in Santa Fe the spirits of the Native Americans travel with you and appear in all that is manifest. Holy Faith in the land of enchantment. Native American Hopi Kachina dolls, Navajo textiles and adobe shamans… Old native American portraits (Museum of Indian Arts and Culture) are here combined with my pictures. […]

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Hope Trees

Concrete. Cotton. Wood. Wishes waving in the wind…Peace of mind… 2014

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Vanity free

True treasures are vanity free, modest and humble, found where most people forget to look. A photo essay combining art exposed at some of my favorite Venetian places like Palazzo Fortuny, Grassi and Franchetti with my street shots.   June 2014, Venice   Shirin Neshat, Sturtevant, Anne-Karin Furunes, Danh Vo, Dora Maar, Latifa Echakhch, Richard […]

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Isness

Cherry blossoms, pilgrimage, indigo, zen and serenity. Japan 2012 28 x 21.5 cm 496 pgs   See also the Happinez publication here and the special edition of silk scarfs inspired by the japanese cherry blossoms here    

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Home in Hombroich

Museum Insel Hombroich, together with the Raketenstation Hombroich, a former missile base, is one of my favorite places in Europe. A place where art meets nature. Art and cultural objects from two millennia are exhibited in ten ‘walk-in sculptures’, and buildings designed by international architects, together creating an extraordinary indoor/outdoor environment.   April 2014, Neuss […]

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Amidst Emirati

The United Arab Emirates have been for years my stopover hub, flying from west to east and back. Little did I know about it’s seven emirates; Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al-Qaiwain, Ras al-Khaimah and Fujairah. During SIKKA Art Fair, Art Dubai and Dubai Design week I enjoyed the UAE fully and learned how […]

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Into the PRESENT

The making of the PRESENT installation. The installation is on view and hosted at Riad El Fenn during the Marrakech Biennale 2014. Artist meets Artisan + Tradition meets Design + Past meets Future Unveiling the conscious cosmos, humanity is on the edge of a rebirth. A tribute to all women and the rights of women […]

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Full of Emptiness

Axel Vervoordt, with his wife May, their two sons Boris and Dick, combine traditional crafts with art. ‘Keeping the very best and eliminating all but the essentials. Developing an art of living which transforms the ordinary object into an objet d’art and the everyday gesture into perfection – the fullness of emptiness.’ Axel Vervoordt is […]

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Recycled

White Washed Rag Rug 140 x 120 cm From personal to universal.. from rags & rug to sculpture..from disposed to exposed 2013 Thanks to the women artisans of Morocco for the initial Boucherouite

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Within walls

Read more about Morocco in the articles I made for Hand/Eye Magazine thanks to ByHand Consulting: Chez Monsieur Michelin The future of craft Design beyond borders Diamonds are a girls best friend     June 2013, Morocco

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Felt Stories

Happinez 8 | 2013 ‘Verhalen van Vilt’ Concept, photography and words Working with felt artisans in Kyrgyzstan May 2013 More on Kyrgyzstan click here More info on felt products see www.shirdak.nl Special thanks to Jyldyz Asanakunova and her family in Bokonbaeve

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Kyrgyzstan

Together with Marianne Tuerlings from Shirdak I travelled for Happinez to Kyrgyzstan Meeting with traditional felt artisans like Jyldyz Asanakunova and her family in Bokonbaeve May 2013  

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Truly Trulli

The village of Alberobello in Puglia An UNESCO World Heritage   April 2013, Italy    

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Trust, Unity, Freedom + Love in Venice

Crossing borders in time and space We are ONE, linked up with all there is, was and will be Unique + United   Always a pleasure to wander in wonder at the Biennale in Venice. A photo essay with some of my favorite 2013 art pieces, mixed up with street shots.     September 2013, […]

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Nothing but white

Happinez 4 | 2013 ‘Niets dan wit’ Concept, photography and words Being Blank Photo diary 2012   Click here to see the whole diary

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Travel Light

100% chiffon silk 200 x 135 cm ‘Now – stones’ ‘Feather – love is the true nature of being’ Limited Edition Contact me if you would like to know more

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Dutch Wax

Vlisco fabrics coming alive in Africa My pictures are illustrating the article ‘More than Africa’ by Keith Recker at PantoneView

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Present in bronze

The making of the bronze egg Present in the inspiring and poetic studio of artist Winneth Sala August 2012  

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Sakura Swing

100% chiffon silk 200 x 135 cm ‘Cherish – what is for what it is’ ‘Enoy – the present is yours’ Limited Edition   Contact me if you would like to know more Go here to see more Sakura pictures from my trip to Japan

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Pink glasses

Happinez 2 | 2013 ‘Roze bril’ Concept and photography Sakura festival in Japan 2012   Subtleness: the beauty of bloom I selected a few pictures which are printed in a limited edition on silk   Click here to see more    

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Ruthless perfection

Architect Peter Zumthor creates spaces of sensual silence, surrounding you, like a second skin, a bare experience of just being… A perfect nothingness, beyond form, yet given form through a skilled use of materials, with great respect for matter and an eye for detail.     The Kolumba Art museum in Cologne and the nearby […]

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Stilled

Happinez 6 | 2012 ‘Verstild’ Photography See  more about my trip to Uzbekistan

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Present

Bronze Egg 0.21 cm height Birth; a co-creation in the here and now 2012 Thanks to Winneth and Yakov Sala

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Together

Wood, stone, leather Polen, Oman, South Africa 0.51 cm height 2012  

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Rebirth

During the Bread & Butter fashion fair I found eternal beauty in Berlin Every ending has a new beginning The birthplace of something new is in the void Energy never disappears it transforms   Joseph Beuys, Anselm Kiefer, Anthony McCall, Daniel Libeskind, Menashe Kadishman, Qiu Shihua, Carl Andre, Jewish Museum, Hamburger Bahnhof, Holocaust Monument, Michelberger […]

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Shaping Stones

Silence Sun. Sand. Sea. Salt. Storms Silence Smell. Sound. Sight. Sipping Silence   May 2012, Spain For more info contact Yvon www.jump4art.com      

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Ancient Energy

Meeting with our ancestors at Bushmans Kloof A real place of power, rock art, ley lines, roots of old trees and wellness retreat Mother Nature’s true empowerment   February 2012, South Africa

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Wise lessons

Happinez 1 | 2012 ‘Wijze lessen’ Traveling with Inuit shaman Angaangaq in Greenland Concept, photography and words

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Oman omen

A play of light, beyond duality, a place of pure wellbeing A few days of paradise in the Chedi hotel and Wahiba desert   January 2012, Oman    

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Enlightment

Voodoo inspired bottle 0.35 cm height 2011

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Old, new, borrowed, blue

Hand Eye Magazine Photography and words Fall 2011 www.handeyemagazine.com

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With Love

Happinez 8 | 2011 Concept and photography

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Haitian Hands

Making baskets, hearts, bowls and from recycled cement paper, vetiver and sisal Inspired by voodoo symbols   A project supported by Keith Recker of the HAND/EYE December 2011, Haiti www.handeyemagazine.com For more info contact Pascale or Satyr at JacqmelCraft@ArtisanBusinessNetwork.com  

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Totem

2009 1.90 cm height

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Clean Cotton

Clean Cotton Creative founder, concept, design, production, branding 2004 www.cleancottoncompany.com

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Seduced

Silk, sufi, sacred geometry & holy trees Uzbekistan 2011 28 x 21.5 cm 442 pgs

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Dignified Ageing

Santral Istanbul Museum of Energy Former power station October 2011  

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Just B.

Just B. Beauty comes from within Creative founder, concept, design, production, branding Photography Miep Jukkema and Peter Gramberg 1991-1996  

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Bohemian

The art inspired shirt collection Creative founder, concept, design, production, branding and curating with contributions of many artists oa: Rob Scholte, Hugo Kaagman, Rosemarie Trockel, Tim Ayres, Ronald Hooft, Aldert Mantje, Ido Vunderink, Peter Klashorst, Bart Domburg, Jurriaan van Hall, Danielle Kwaaitaal, Scott Neary, Harald Vlugt, Martin van Vreden, Ronald Slabbers, Joost Swarte, Martin Bril…. Photography […]

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Color Energy

Happinez 6 | 2011 ‘Kleuren energie’ Prayer Flags Concept and photography Sikkim 2007 See also Wishing Well

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B.YOND

Shop in Brussels Collection made out of recycled materials like denim jeans, wool, cotton and plastic bottles Creative founder, concept, design, production, branding 1994-1997

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United

2010

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Frozen Freedom

2011

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Ancestors

2.40 cm height House of Spirits 2011

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Purity

1.20 cm height Totem on canvas 2011

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Completion

1.15 cm height 2010

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Balance

1.45 height Sweden 2010

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Cotton Puja

The organic cotton trail from growth to cloth 2009 28 x 21.5 cm 214 pgs

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Being in Benin

Being in Benin The artisan becoming artist and the artist inspired by artisans 2008 Based on a journey to Benin with Heartwear 28 x 21.5 cm 290 pgs See more on Benin here

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Iceland

The beauty of pure being 2007 28 x 21.5 cm 194 pgs

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Traveling in the USA

2006 28 x 21.5 cm 98 pgs

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Wishing well

Blowing in the wind Sikkim 2008 28 x 21.5 cm 226 pgs  

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Gratitude

My first land art project Diepkloof, South Africa 2011 28 x 21.5 cm 152 pgs

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Illuminations

Biennale Venice 2011 28 x 21.5 94 pgs

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Dutch Dots

Living cultural heritage in Staphorst ‘Staphorst stipwerk’ 2011 28 x 21.5 92 pgs

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Taking Care

Sri Lanka   2005   28 x 21.5 162 pgs

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Clean Cotton Book

Concept book Clean Cotton 2007 28 x 21.5 cm 114 pgs

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Play

it’s all part of the game

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Abundance

of possibilities in a pure yes

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Talking sticks

the story of silence

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+

more = more

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Eye

It’s all in the eye of the beholder

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Path

there is only one road to stardom…..yours

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Fading feathers

a color card of freedom

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White

squares and stripes on stone pebbles

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Radiating

the power of love…

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I am an angel

and so are you.. Poetry and pictures 2002 28 X 21.5 cm 124 pgs  

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At Home

A Design Academy Eindhoven Masters project in co-operation with artisans from Kutch and Dastkar New Delhi   2005 23.5 x 16.5 cm 46 pgs

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Signs of Happiness

Happinez ‘Tekens van geluk’ 2008 25.7 x 25.7 cm 144 pgs Dutch

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Puur

The art of well-being | Spring 2009 15.4 x 11.2 cm 92 pgs Published by Terra Lannoo Dutch www.dekunstvanhetzijn.com

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Lief

The art of well-being | Summer 2009 15.4 x 11.2 cm 92 pgs Published by Terra Lannoo Dutch www.dekunstvanhetzijn.com

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Wijs

The art of well-being | Autumn 2009 15.4 x 11.2 cm 92 pgs Published by Terra Lannoo Dutch www.dekunstvanhetzijn.com

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Stil

The art of well-being | Winter 2009 15.4 x 11.2 cm 92 pgs Published by Terra Lannoo Dutch www.dekunstvanhetzijn.com

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Strijdom van der Merwe

Happinez 5 | 2011 Concept, photography and words

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Beach Treasures

Happinez 5 | 2011 ‘Strandschatten’ Concept and photography

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Dutch Dots

Hand Eye Magzine Concept, photography and words Summer 2011 www.handeyemagazine.com

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Benin Blues

Hand Eye Magazine Summer 2009 Read the article at www.handeyemagazine.com See more on Benin here

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Mali | Happinez

Zo goed als nieuw Concept, photography and words Mali Happinez 3|2008

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Hong Kong

Fortune Telling Hong Kong Concept and photography Happinez 3 | 2008

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Soul Symbols

Soul Symbols Happinez 4 | 2004 Concept, photography, words

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View

Shopping beyond sustainability Concept, words and photography Textile View Magazine Issue 82 Summer 2008

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Wonderwood

participation exhibition 10 years wonderwood booklet special edition by wonderwood 2009 www.wonderwood.nl

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Stiletto

Stiletto Magazine 1983 Australia

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Cover

Cover Magazine Winter 1980 Photography Fashion Shows Paris

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Fred de la Bretoniere

Design consultancy 1998 Concept for Soulbook and slogan ‘For every sole a soul’

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Pj’s

Design and production Concept Lidewij Edelkoort 1991

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Mexx

Head Designer Girls 1984-1988 (pictures Mexx)

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DAE

Design education Mentor, coordinator and interim head IM and Man & Humanity Masters 2000-2006

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Be One

BE ONE Design and development of a tool for soulful branding 2003

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Wasted

My contribution to wasted by Tomoko Mukaiyama wasted is an international art project that challenges the transience of the feminine virtue of fertility wasted is an installation of 12.000 silk dresses, a piano concert with multi media and is reaching out to audiences to participate or engage in the process of this project through a ritual 2010 […]

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Herbal Heritage

Morocco November 2010

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Pin Poetry

Sikkim April 2007

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