In this new category I want to tell about things that fascinate me in life. This could be anything, from fascinating books to random things I notice while I’m taking a walk outside.
All my life I have lived near the dunes which I often visit. I think that started my interest in nature and biology. Sometimes I wonder whether I should have studied Biology instead of Photography. Not that I don’t like photography but sometimes I wish I knew a bit more about different sorts of plants, trees and animals. During biology lessons in high school I always was fascinated by the drawings of plants and their anatomy. Plants and flowers are a bit of art themselves. So many things happen in such a small thing. In my photography I also often use nature because the diversity keeps interesting me. When I was working on the iaminspired project I started to look for old drawings of plants because I wanted to use them in the publication of the series. These drawings started to fascinate me because they gave a realistic but still artistic insight into a plant. Last week I went to the second-hand store and found a book (‘Wat bloeit daar?’) from the 30’s about plants which included lots of drawings. In some way vintage botanical drawings interest me more than recent ones. I don’t really know why, maybe it’s the yellowed paper that fascinates me, maybe the faded colors.. Lately I saw a wonderful old book in the archives of a library which included lots of wonderful full colour prints that were glued in because at that time it was to expensive to print all the pages in colour itself. I hope one day I’ll find such a book in a second-hand store. Until then I have to do look for botanical images in my ‘wat bloeit daar’ book or on pinterest…
Spring is here and Easter will follow next week. Hopefully the easterbunny will bring some good weather because I’m getting tired of the cold, rain and snow..
Outside the flowers are still hiding in the cold ground so I looked on pinterest to get in to the spring mood:
In this category on my blog I want to show some products and brands I really like. This time, I want to show you something of Ferm Living. Simple and geometric shapes is what I really like of Ferm Living, and I am also quite fond of their way of combining bright colours with natural colours, like grey and brown. They also make stuff for kids which is more playful than their regular items, but still has their characteristic colours and simplicity.
From my previous posts about music you can see I like electronic music a lot. Not the boom-boom-noise kind of music but the more melodic sort. I also somehow prefer electronic bands with female vocals which add sort of a soft touch to the music. Furthermore I like the fact that most of the electronic bands also translate their music in an audiovisual way with great and original videos. In this blogpost I want to show some of my favourite electronic bands:
iamamiwhoami – Y (Brilliant audiovisual project, my favourite!)
Ladytron – Destroy Everything You Touch
Oh Land – White Nights. (I especially like the surrealism and randomness of the videoclip.)
[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/19714047 w=500&h=281]
Fever Ray – Seven
Marscheaux – Summer
The Golden Filter – Voluspa
Crystal Castles – Black Panther (Their music is great but the videos are not that special although this one is kind of nice because it shows the game Tron from the 80s)
Lamb – There she walks (loved this one at Lowlands festival when it was displayed on three big screens)
[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/26069756 w=500&h=275]
Cloetta Paris – Secret Eyes (unfortunately they didn’t make any videos.. but the song is great)
Another one by iamamiwhoami because I really love their music and videos:
My last pinterest post was from week 9 so I missed a week. Sorry for that, was a bit busy. But hopefully you enjoyed yourself with my other blogposts
So this time another weekly pinspiration post:
Afloat zine by Harry Diaz I read a post on the etsy blog about zines and found this lovely graphic zine. I have some plans to make some of my own zines as well.
Daytime fireworks, you don’t see this that often.
Painted wood by Cathy McMurray
A lovely print by Cathy McMurray
DIY: Colourful cubes
Garden cards by Rifle Paper Co.
There’s nothing that can motivate you more than some inspirational music. Last week I was looking at ‘recommended artists’ on last.fm and found the electro duo Cloetta Paris. I listened to some of their songs and I immediately loved it! Their songs are happy and make you want to dance. Their only album was recorded in 2008 so I hope they will release something new in the near future.