THE GREAT INDOORS:branded by space

Maastricht. Netherlands. If somebody says that Eindhoven is the Meltingpot of Design in the Netherlands, I would answer back that it was Maastricht’s turn this weekend.

The Great Indoors were in town. Starting with a Conference which explores the growing influence of interior design on the private and public domain and complementing it with lectures by different designers. This event offered a unique opportunity to share the visions and experience of some of the world’s most talented designers. Thanks again to Guus Beumer, director of Marres and NAI and Robert Thiemann, founder of Frame, who made The Great Indoors possible.

nai maastricht
Conference | NAI Maastricht

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Lectures | NAI Maastricht

li edelkoort
lidewij edelkoort
trend forecaster | nl

hella jongerius
hella jongerius
designer | nl

|the great indoors|
|frame magazine|

woonmecca 2007: ‘pimp’

Maastricht. Netherlands. The trade show of interior design is in town. A lot to see, some common stuff to forget. Outstanding the commercial ‘I don’t have style – but I can buy it’ things.

But my Academy had the idea to have a stand where students can pimp old furniture. These are Fabian von Spreckelsen’s and my results: (spontaneously we invent a group)

‘pimp my furniture’ stand
Academy of Fine Arts Maastricht

Group Strijkijzer | table, chair and candleholder
the white quadrat is a bowl which can be taken out

Group Strijkijzer | table

The branding of the electric iron became our brand.
Group Strijkijzer (nl) = Group electric iron

|woonevent maastricht|
|Academy of Fine Arts Maastricht|
|mecc maastricht|
|first aid design – fabian von spreckelsen|

one minutes award: make it short!

Gent. Belgium. Its a yearly competition for videos of exactly 60 seconds which everybody can join. The awards were hand out on Saturday 10 November in the Concerthall Miry at 8 pm.
All nominations for the categories best of the world, inside out, portrait, visual knacks etc. were screened and the winners got their own ‘monkey’. Thanks to the two hosts – they made the audience constantly laugh with their dry sense of humour. In 2008 the Award Ceremony will take place in Beijing, China.


one minutes award ceremony
Award Ceremony

maria tarantino
Maria Tarantino, Jury | Film and Televison maker
A commercial identity, Mrs. Tarantino?

thierry mandon
Tableua vivant | Thierry Mandon, 2007

|the one minutes|

select: I hate the german accuracy

I wanted to participate into a photo competition. I got a reminder from my personal organizer at 7 p.m., 4hours ago. At 2 a.m. I wanted to upload them. But then I went on the website I was more than surprised. They have already chosen the winner!! The topic was ‘urban’. These are my photographs:

belgium matylda krzykowski

germany matylda krzykowski

netherlands matylda krzykowsi

poland matyldakrzykowski


national museum of ethnology: what is your tribe?

Leiden. Netherlands. I guess there are many people who are interested in ethnology. But who can bear everything in mind? The National Museum of Ethnology is there to dunk in the diversity of cultures and tribes.

was the ‘used-look’ really new?
roy villevoye
| a man from the asmat tribe |
| asmat clothes |
| found by ‘JVS casuals-jeans-mode’ |

|roy villevoye|

a white black man

|tom van der leij|

|National Museum of Ethnology|