Design and style from a Scandinavian perspective

Reporting from Amsterdam

Hi everyone! I'm feeling a lot better now, thank you for all your get well notes and messages!
And guess what, I'm in Amsterdam, my favourite city in the world! The days are pretty busy with shopping, so not much blogging will occur in the coming days, but I want to let you know about two art projects I stumbled over here in 'dam.

The first one is located in the Nine Streets area, and consists of several different parts scattered throughout this little neighbourhood. I saw some of them today, and a couple of them were very cool and well performed, while other could have used a little more work, or thought... You can see photos from one of them here, and read more about the project here.

The other art project is yet to be seen, I'm going to go and see it tomorow together with Pia and Riley whom I met on the blog meet that Holly arranged. (Thanks for a wonderful evening to everyone who was there, it was so nice to meet you all! Sorry if I seemed a little quiet and distant, but I was so tired from walking around the city for five hours, and from the cold I'm having, that I could barely find enough energy to sit up straight.)

This second art project is called ikikik! (mememe!) and is a collaboration between the Mediamatic Foundation and a group of Parisian artists/activists/fashion designers called Andrea Crews (their photo blog here).
The outline is something like this: Fill a room with huge piles of vintage clothes. Invite visitors to pick items and either create a new outfit for yourself (sewing, cutting and gluing) or let one of the artists create something for you. Doesn't it sound exciting? I'm so looking forward to tomorrow! If my clothes turn out ok, I'll show them to you here. I hope I get something as cool as this (photo from the mediamatic website):

Update! The designer who makes the outfits weren't there on the day we visited, so nothing was made. However, sweet Riley offered to go back on Wednesday and make me something and then send it over to me in Stockholm. Now isn't that great?! I'm so excited!

And speaking of fashion, check out Riley's fab clothing line; jackson, johnston & roe! I'm in love with the jacket and blouse in these photos:


  • evie says:

    this sound like such a great idea I cant wait to see if you post your result. have fun!

    2008-09-07 | 02:15:22
    URL: http://handmaderomance.blogspot.com/
  • Pikaland says:

    Oh my, I just stumbled onto your site and I love everything here -- so inspirational and beautiful! I'll have to go through your posts in the morning with a cup of coffee and slowly let everything sink in!

    2008-09-07 | 17:14:23
    URL: http://www.pikaland.com
  • Diane says:

    Thanks for alerting me to this designer. I really love her simple but unique designs! Kind of the aesthetic I've been into lately...

    2008-09-08 | 08:41:50
    URL: http://www.eyeprinciple.blogspot.com
  • erika says:

    It was great meeting you too in Amsterdam!

    2008-09-10 | 12:36:25
    URL: http://mikodesign.blogspot.com
  • jimin says:

    a such beautiful line. i am in love too...

    your blog always inspire me.

    2008-09-11 | 23:38:07
    URL: http://www.smallvillestudio.blogspot.com
  • Ingunn says:

    I love everything here -- so inspirational and beautiful!

    Have a nice day.


    2009-05-08 | 22:27:41
    URL: http://hjemmetsgleder.blogspot.com/
  • links of london says:

    This is amazing! Ha ... ...

    2010-09-09 | 05:05:25
    URL: http://www.yeslinksoflondon.com/

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