Sunday, 29 November 2015

pAn


Yesterday I visited the art and antiques fair pAn Amsterdam.
Me and my companion have seen so much beautiful, expensive and rare objects!
Underneath some of my favourites...





Sunday, 22 November 2015

Pigeon Service


Christien Meindertsma designed a permanent installation for Texture Flax Museum
(Kortrijk Belgium) in 2014. The installation consists of 200 pigeons spread across the building.
Her inspiration came from the traveling and espionage pigeons that were locked into the building
of the Linen Thread Company - which is today Museum Texture - during the First World War. 
The pigeons are created with 100% flax. The linnen comes from five different flax
weavers in Belgium and each fabric has its own structure.
The pigeons are hand made and filled with flax seeds.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

11-11


The Day of the Armistice in Belgium commemorates the end of The First World War.
During WWI the Netherlands gave shelter to 1.000.000 Belgian refugees.
 Nowadays I feel ashamed when I see some rejections to take care of Syrian refugees.
I can only keep hoping for a worldwide ceasefire... 

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Cool Kit



I suspect this is a Swiss army shoe polishing and sewing kit. 
In the little pocket I found several Swiss army buttons :)
Found it at a thrift shop for 12 Euros. Dates from around WW II.
 I just love it!





Wednesday, 4 November 2015

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The kenderman found a vintage truck at the flea market. Made in Holland by Zabo.


It's really hard to take a photo without at least one curious Bengal.