Monday, March 31, 2014


I love it: design companies that survive trends, hypes and time....
Paapje is a handscreenprint/textile manufacturer based in the Netherlands and founded in 1930! They have an impressive history of collaboration with designers, artists and architects. Most of their products are based on natural themes and of course everything is made with organic textiles. 
Their special way of printing is so wonderful, the textiles show a kind of depth and it looks like light shines through.... 
I hope Paapje will stay forever!

Friday, March 21, 2014

singapore bloesem class

Right (me in my teachers dress) photo taken by Susi
Back from Singapore! I had such a great time! Singapore is clean, green and safe and I met some lovely people! 
Above you see photo's of the amazing area of Tiong Bahru, where the Bloesem shop is located. Teaching at Bloesem class was so much fun! We decided to plan some more for Amsterdam in autumn (maybe digital pattern making for beginners...).

I loved exploring the city: from the shiny posh malls to sleepy green villages, from the botanical gardens to little India... It was so wonderful! Thanks, dear Irene (who organised everything) for the great hospitality, your support and friendship! X