Category Archives: joie de vivre
Today the 27th Edition of the Cinekid Festival has started!
The premiére of this festival is the Swedish youth movie Eskil & Trinidad.
Until the 25th of oktober 74 films will be exhibited, along with 26 television premieres, 21 documentaries, 12 dramaseries and 5 infotainment programs. The festival takes place on the great athmospheric grounds of the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. In the Media Lab you’ll find 14 international mind-blowing installations, 21 unique workshops and master classes with real stars, the latest gimmicks and gadgets and 14 new apps for kids in a Mini AppLab. For further information check out their website.
As ‘Fotograaf des Vaderlands’ Ilvy Njikiktjien is for one year the face of Fotoweek and acts as the Ambassador of the Dutch photography.
‘Kijk! Mijn Familie’ is the theme of Fotoweek; for ten days an ode
to photography. Especially for Fotoweek 2013 Ilvy makes a photo series about birthday parties. She visits 100 birthdays. Special and particular ordinary parties. The fotoweek is starting today and runs until the 29th of september. Look here for all activities.
‘On a wednesday’ is an attempt to collect stories. Stories give a sneak peak into someone’s life. Just by asking ‘what are you doing’ on a Wednesday. It’s such a charming simple idea. The project is created by Dave Dawson and Bekka Palmer. Striking.
I’m so anxious about how this project will end; ‘40 days of dating’
by Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman. As an experiment the two good friends, with opposite relationship problems, dated for 40 days.
“It’s been said that it takes 40 days to change a bad habit.
In an attempt to explore and hopefully overcome their fears and inadequacies, Tim and Jessica will go through the motions of a relationship for the next 40 days: the commitment, time, companionship, joys and frustrations. Can they help each other, or will they fall
into their same habits? Will they damage their friendship? What if
they fall in love?”
They have set up a set of six rules in order to focus on each other and on the project.
1 _ they will see each other every day for forty days
2 _ they will go on at least 3 dates a week
3 _ they will see a couples therapist once a week
4 _ they will go on a weekend trip together
5 _ they will fill out the daily questionaire and document everything
6 _ they will not see, dat, hookup, or have sex with anyone else
And of course the typographic illustrations they’ve made are fun,
but what else is there to expect of two great designers.
Be sure to follow it. Just . love . it.
Besides love and chocolat a nice piece of interior eye candy doesn’t harm at all, especially when spring is not here yet. Design and image by Christien Meindertsma
An oh so true touch in these words to end this week. Looking forward to a great weekend, hope you do to. Have fun out there! The words are by Charles M. Schulz, creator of Peanuts. Staying in and ready for more Charlie Brown, then you might like this read.
As part of Hong Kong’s ‘Bienniale of Urbanism and Architecture’ the French-Portuguese architect Didier Fiuza Faustino designed this wonderful swing set ‘Double Happiness’. This ‘real-life-acting’ billboard feels like a nice break-free-addition to escape for some playtime. Must be fun to use.
Not much to add to this adorable gem ‘growing up’ by ‘run river north‘, formerly known as ‘monsters calling home‘. It just has it all to me, totally on repeat this song.
Thnx Leo Blokhuis for pointing this one out.
In this contemplative end-of-year mood these serene, soft pictures of the ‘Full Moon Story’ by Kim Kyoungsoo is the spot-on visualisation. Asked by Vogue Korea he realized a series of portraits that
re-actualizes the traditional Korean ‘Hanbok’. Which many Korean people are wearing during the National traditional festivities ‘Chuseok’. With these asthonising pictures with their poetic almost surreal touch to it i’m taking a breath for a few days longer. And then on to 2013, which is almost crawling in like those kittens; young, freah and playful. Can’t wait.
via the Design Ark
Striking picture from the downtownfrombehind series. DFB is a photographic series capturing subjects riding their bike from behind
on some 200+ streets, avenues and lanes below 14th street in New York City. The series gives the feel and vibe of this part of the city,
an environmental portrait.
A rainbow, lovers and dreamers on today’s triple twelve date. Perfect little gem this quote by Kermit the Frog. Just adding that bit of fun you need for a perfect day.
Must be so funny walking, jumping or is it climbing in this interactive installation ‘on space time foam’ by Tomás Saraceno at the Hangar Bicocca in Milan. The installation invites visitors to take a leap of faith onto a series of transparent membranes up in the air at 24 meters height. Because of gravity, weight and movement the membrames becomes
a space-time surface. Although based on the quite complicated quantum physics and string theory this installation is a great treat for the eye and must be a fun experience.
Pictures by Alessandro Coco via Gessato
Always making me ‘jump in puddles’ kind of happy; the Kinfolk magazine. Love their natural approach towards entertaining: simple, uncomplicated and less conceived. As stated in their manifesto: Kinfolk is a growing community of artists with a shared interest in small gatherings.
Kinfolk is the marriage of appreciation for art and design and love
for spending time with family and friends.
Pictures by Laura D’Art, Michael Graydon, Young & Hungry.