dinsdag 11 mei 2010

toilet drawings

Yesterday I finally remembered to take pictures of our toilet while the sun was shining. "Why?", you may wonder. Because recently Olga Scholten made some beautiful, funny little drawings in a corner near the ceiling, because I designed a closet for her.

Olga Scholten is a graphic designer based in Amsterdam, and works for several companies like Het Zuiderzeemuseum and Het Concertgebouw. She also make really funny animations, if you have a moment to spare, check her website and play.

Two years ago she was invited by Dave Eggers to be a part of his exhibition at Apexart 'Lots of Things Like This' in New York, and now she's organising an exhibition like that herself with drawings by different artists from all over the world, to open sometime next year.

She also published a book with lovely, poetic and funny (and also sometimes sad) drawings, that you can order through her website.

And she made some cute little drawings with edible ink for some cupcakes for the book Happiness is a Cupcake, that I made with Sanne Dirkzwager.Happiness is a cupcake set
Happiness is a cupcake set
Stephanie Rammeloo & Dirkzwager, S.

maandag 10 mei 2010

Julie Cockburn

Today I was working on a colour scheme for a beautiful house that a new client bought. I started with collecting images for a mood board, and I refound this beautiful image of a nice, cool and sleek toilet, in an Elle Decor from a year or two ago. The atmosphere would fit nicely in the house, which is already breathtakingly beautiful. But what caught my eye especially was a lovely artwork on the wall by Julie Cockburn
Julie Cockburn makes touchingly beautiful sculptures and paintings created out of printed image, or books, and other objects she found. Like Plasticine Flowers, from a still life painting, or An Attempt to Copy a Drawing I Made When I was 5 (like the title explains: a drawing she copied, in embroidery). Or, the one that made me curious about the artist, a sculpture of pages of a book, the Keats Flower book. More recent work you can find with Re-Title.

zondag 9 mei 2010

Sur Place

 One night you do this and another night you do that. Yesterday we went to the opening of Sur Plus, in Mediamatic in Amsterdam. 
It is always inspiring to get an insight of how some people live and their passions and now we could explore the world of the fixed gear subculture (a lot of couriers). Our neighbours DUS architects  (who are always good for inspiring projects) built a big indoor track, so you can cycle past the portraits made by riders that had really cool accidents (at least, it looks like they feel that way), documentaries, rare fixed gear bikes, wall paintings and installations.