My first Amsterdam International Fashion Week

…was quite nice. Stupidly enough sitting front row at the closing show of the week does make you feel special for those 15 minutes. I was lucky enough to see some pieces from the deceased designer Percy Irasquin, whose work is amazing still. This was my view:

Amsterdam International Fashion Week 2010

Amsterdam International Fashion Week 2010

I’m blogging somewhere else too

I love TED, and have been lucky enough to visit the very first edition of TEDxAmsterdam. Wanting to get more involved, I contacted the organisation and now I’m actually part of it. Amongst others, I’ll be blogging a bit and this week my first contribution was posted. Check it out:

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Random acts of kindness ftw

It’s been a while that I heard about the Swedish magazine T-Post, the world’s first wearable magazine. As they explain on their website: “Every five weeks, subscribers receive a new t-shirt in the mail. News story on the inside. Artist interpretation on the front. All-around conversation piece.”

T-Post Issue nr. 51 - Higher Education Or Just Plain High

T-Post Issue nr. 51 - Higher Education Or Just Plain High

Cool concept with great graphic t-shirts, but it doesn’t stop there. Inspired by real-life superheroes (and maybe a little Kick-Ass) they invite everyone to unleash their inner superhero and perform a good deed. The fun thing is they want you to do it while wearing a superhero costume and film it so it can be shared with the rest of the world. The video with the most views wins $1,000 or a lifetime subscription to T-post. Being a big fan of random kindness (one of the reasons why I believe in the tattoo I got), I absolutely love this contest. You too? You can enter your video untill June 14th. For a smile on your face, check the video below or all the all the other entries so far here.

Louis Reith is one to watch

“Who?” you might think. Louis is a Dutch illustrator and designer who creates simple yet beautiful artwork. He creates geometrical ink designs, mostly black but sometimes with some subtle use of colour too. One fact about his work is that he works on old book covers. This is something that makes me, as a bibliophile (yes, that is a word), even more enthusiastic! You can check his work at his website, or his better updated Flickr account.  

Spaceball by (c) Louis Reith

Spaceball by (c) Louis Reith

Last week, Louis won an art competition organised by Nike. Five artists were asked to design a piece to support the Dutch National Soccer Team during the World Cup, below you’ll find Louis’entry. People were asked to vote via this website and Louis’ work won deservingly. His piece of art is printed on a huge canvas and will be shown on the center spot during the first friendly match of  The Netherlands (vs. Ghana) on the 1st of June. 

(c) Louis Reith for the Nike Art Challenge 'Bloed Oranje'

(c) Louis Reith for the Nike Art Challenge 'Bloed Oranje'