Saturday, December 31, 2016


The history of the iPhone began with a request from inventor Steve Jobs to Apple Inc.'s engineers, asking them to investigate the use of touchscreen devices and a tablet computer, which later came to fruition with the iPad. Many have noted the device's similarities to Apple's previous touch-screen portable device, the Newton MessagePad. Like the Newton, the iPhone is nearly all screen. Its form factor is credited to Apple's Chief Design Officer, Jonathan Ive. On January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs announced the iPhone at the Macworld convention, receiving substantial media attention. Jobs announced that the first iPhone would be released later that year. On June 29, 2007, the first iPhone was released. On June 11, 2007, Apple announced at the Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference that the iPhone would support third-party applications using the Safari engine on the device. Third parties would create the Web 2.0 applications and users would access them via the internet. Such applications appeared even before the release of iPhone; the first being "OneTrip", a program meant to keep track of the user's shopping list. On June 29, 2007, Apple released version 7.3 of iTunes to coincide with the release of iPhone. This release contains support for iPhone service activation and syncing. In 2012 Dolf Pauw bought his first iPhone 4. Now he uses iPhone 5 and this is the result with the iPhone camera the last four weeks. LINK history iPhone

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Card 2016

The first Christmas cards were commissioned by Sir Henry Cole and illustrated by John Callcott Horsley in London on 1 May 1843. The central picture showed three generations of a family raising a toast to the card's recipient: on either side were scenes of charity, with food and clothing being given to the poor. Allegedly the image of the family drinking wine together proved controversial, but the idea was shrewd: Cole had helped introduce the Penny Post three years earlier. Two batches totaling 2,050 cards were printed and sold that year for a shilling each.
Since the 19th century, many families and individuals have chosen to make their own Christmas cards, either in response to monetary necessity, as an artistic endeavour, or in order to avoid the commercialism associated with Christmas cards. With a higher preference of handmade gifts during the 19th century over purchased or commercial items, homemade cards carried high sentimental value as gifts alone. Many families make the creation of Christmas cards a family endeavour and part of the seasonal festivity, along with stirring the Christmas cake and decorating the tree. Over the years such cards have been produced in every type of paint and crayon, in collage and in simple printing techniques such as potato-cuts. A revival of interest in paper crafts, particularly scrapbooking, has raised the status of the homemade card and made available an array of tools for stamping, punching and cutting.
Advances in digital photography and printing have provided the technology for many people to design and print their own cards, using their original graphic designs or photos, or those available with many computer programs or online as clip art, as well as a great range of typefaces. Such homemade cards include personal touches such as family photos and holidays snapshots. Crowdsourcing, another trend enabled by the Internet, has allowed thousands of independent and hobbyist graphic designers to produce and distribute holiday cards around the world. LINK card 2005 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Miley Cyrus

Performes "Jolen" from the The White Stripes

Miley Ray Cyrus is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Born and raised in Franklin, Tennessee, she held minor roles in the television series Doc and the film Big Fish in her childhood. Cyrus became a teen idol for her portrayal of the starring character Miley Stewart in the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana in 2006; her father Billy Ray Cyrus additionally starred in the show. Cyrus subsequently signed a recording contract with Hollywood Records; her debut studio album Meet Miley Cyrus (2007) was certified triple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for exceeding three million shipments. Cyrus released her second album Breakout and launched her film career as a voice actress in the animated film Bolt in 2008. LINK on youtube LINK The Backyard Sessions - "Jolen"

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Rescued Film Project

The Rescued Film Project is an online archive gallery of images that were captured on film between the 1930's and late 1990's. Each image in our archive was recovered from found film from locations all over the world, and came to us in the form of undeveloped rolls of film.  We have the capability to process film from all era's. Even film that has been degraded by heat, moisture, and age.  Or is no longer manufactured. Why do we rescue film? Every image in The Rescued Film Project at some point, was special for someone. Each frame captured, reflects a moment that was intended to be remembered. The picture was taken, the roll was finished, wound up, and for reasons we can only speculate, was never developed. These moments never made it into photo albums, or framed neatly on walls. We believe that these images deserve to be seen, so that the photographer's personal experiences can be shared.  Forever marking their existence in history. Film is an organic material that degrades over time. We are committed to rescuing as many images as possible, before they're all gone. We Need Your Help. Found film? CONTRIBUTE it to The Rescued Film Project for free processing and archiving. Expired film developing or old film developing. Do you recognize someone in the project?  Please let us know so we can reconnect them with their lost, but not forgotten images. via Kristin Stuestøl Norway LINK rescuedfilm

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Lisa Weeda

Chapbook: De benen van Petrovski 
Photoset:   Robin Alysha Clemens 
Publisher:  Wintertuin Nijmegen

The legs of Petrovski is the literary impact of two journeys Lisa Weeda made to and through Ukraine, the country where her grandmother comes from and where still resides a large part of her family. It is seeing a story about taking chances and opportunities of contemporaries and their uncertain future, a country where Lisa is not sure whether she should feel at home there. LINK wintertuin (in Dutch) LINK Lisa Weeda (in Dutch) LINK Robin Alysha

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Abel Tasman school

Abel Janszoon Tasman (Dutch: [ˈɑbəl ˈjɑnsoːn ˈtɑsmɑn]; 1603 – 10 October 1659) was a Dutch seafarer, explorer, and merchant, best known for his voyages of 1642 and 1644 in the service of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). He was the first known European explorer to reach the islands of Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) and New Zealand, and to sight the Fiji islands. LINK Abel Tasmanschool

Friday, November 25, 2016

Maceo Parker

Special guest Candy Dulfer. Seen @ Theatre Rotterdam

Funk and soul icon Maceo Parker is still smartly dressed and brings his infectious music by wish live. The alto saxophonist played in the past with such luminaries as Prince, James Brown, Bootsy Collins and Ray Charles. On his own performances, he navigates between James Brown's' 60s soul and George Clinton's freaky funk and touches of jazz and hip hop. Maceo Parker (1943) is a living proof that funk keeps people young. He used to be an essential part of the engine that James Brown as swinging did bounce around the stage. The unmistakable sound of Maceo was played on big hits like Papa's got a brand new bag, and I feel good. He helped build the alternative funk empire of George Clinton and Bootsy Collins, and he played with artists such as Ray Charles, Prince and Red Hot Chili Peppers in recent decades. 
LINK maceoparker

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Arno Nollen

Photo from future writer Edna Azulay 
Writing for Performance @ HKU

1993-1997 Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam, cum laude Esther Kroon prize award for best student of the year
1964 born in Ede, The Netherlands. Via Instagram
LINK arnonollen  LINK deschrijfopleiding Writing for Performance (in Dutch)

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Tegenlicht010 Wij zijn het Volk

nov 3 @ Banier 
In recent years is a close-knit community developed around Tegenlicht010, the volunteer team from Rotterdam. Not only on social media, but also thanks to the residents company de Banier (the Banner), home of the organization from the very beginning, Rotterdam people find them more often.

Following the VPRO Tegenlicht item Wij zijn het Volk, there was last Thursday night a Tegenlicht Meet Up in Rotterdam. With artist Bonita White and writer, speaker, poet and journalist Hans van Willigenburg in the Banier. Next meeting dec 8. LINK Tegenlicht010  LINK VPRO

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Protecting Art

Sometimes once in eight years its time that the seeling needs a fix. Today is the day. LINK how its looks

Sunday, October 30, 2016


The name Twists for this platform refers to a famous art magazine published from 1918 to 1932 and was the mouthpiece of the Amsterdam School artists. This' opening manifesto of architecture Wendingen explains Wim Jacobs, director of Ship from what the magazine and the platform have in common. 

On March 6, 2014 has kicked off in the Shipping in Amsterdam Wendingen Platform for the Amsterdam School. The website is an initiative of the Museum Ship, which works with the support of the Amsterdam housing associations since 2001 to turn the Amsterdam School on the map. For the website to be a success, the museum relies on the principle of crowd-sourcing: connoisseurs and enthusiasts are asked to use the platform to help with an inventory of the Amsterdam School across the board - from residential block for beauty and bridge to glass art. The editorial board invites everybody to describe objects in their (direct) environment. The platform makes it easy for enthusiasts to come into contact with peers and professionals from all over the Netherlands. For although the Movement its name from the capital, there are in all provinces (and even abroad) to find examples of the Amsterdam School. LINK read more  LINK objects

Thursday, October 13, 2016

my favorite color

Photo by Dolf Pauw 
you can vote see link

LINK NRC photo

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


I have been painting on money for more than twenty years, re-shaping its content and context in order to question a prevailing emphasis on money in our world. Working on paper notes has also allowed me to explore ethical, political and aesthetic questions that surround notions of agency and currency. As an artist, currency is my medium of exchange with you. My currency is painting and drawing, my mind, ideas and spirit. Money is what is there, currency is what I have added. Painting on money gives me some power to determine (rather than be controlled by) money’s function within society. This relates to the concept of agency; it explores the extent to which we have the power to define (rather than be defined by) the currencies in our culture.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Auke de Vries and Hans van der Pennen 
newsletter by Kees Koomen 

This art site with information about galleries, museums, artificial spout borrow, artists, exhibitions, auctions and art fairs is supplemented and updated daily, partly by our editorial staff, partly through the galleries, museums and artists themselves. A website like this is never "finished" and complete. Do you know more, for example, artists, or have any suggestions? Send us an e-mail. You will find this site a must? Do us a favor and make the website known to your art loving friends. Tell, please email, do it now! LINK (in Dutch)

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Gispen Specials

The Customer is Always Right

Gispen’s tubular steel furniture and Giso lamps enrich many Dutch homes and offices. They remain popular classics among collectors, corporate clients and individuals. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen celebrates the hundredth anniversary of this famous Dutch furniture manufacturer with an exhibition of the company’s ‘specials’: unique commissions and limited editions. LINK Read more

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Jheronimus Bosch, The Netherlands 2016

Royal Dutch Mint issued a silver plated 5 euro and silver proof collectors coin

The design was made by artist Danielle van Vree. The coin is available in Copper-Nickel in UNC and BU quality, in Silver Proof, in Gold Proof (10 euro coin), and in coloured set. The coins in the coloured set (which can be seen here) are individually numbered which has never been done before on a Dutch collectors coin. The reverse depicts several fragments of paintings of Jheronimus Bosch which include The Haywain Triptych, The Garden of Earthly Delights, Magician and The Last Judgement.  LINK Royal Dutch Mint (in Dutch)

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Grace VanderWaal

New future talent 
Source: NOS, NBC and Youtube

Grace VanderWaal was born on January 15, 2004, VanderWaal began composing her first songs at age three, using a wireless microphone. As a preteen, she found songwriting inspiration by watching movies and trying to imagine what a character was feeling, and "what it would be like if I were them, and wrote a song. A lot of my songs are like that." VanderWaal has written original songs (including those she has sung in competition) and recorded them, accompanying herself on ukulele, on her YouTube channel, Oh Never mind it's just me. She also sings and uploads covers of popular songs, including "Ex's and Oh's", "Pity Party", "Imagine", and "Breathe Me". After learning to play the ukulele, VanderWaal began to perform during open mic events at small venues near her home. For the June 7, 2016, broadcast during the eleventh season of NBC's America's Got Talent, VanderWaal auditioned with her original song, "I Don't Know My Name", and was Howie Mandel's "golden buzzer" act. Cowell called VanderWaal "the next Taylor Swift." She would continue the trend of performing only original songs, including her next performance at the quarterfinals on August 23, 2016, titled "Beautiful Thing", a song written for her sister. For the semifinals on August 30, she performed "Light the Sky", and for the September 13 finals, she sang "Clay", a song about being bullied. In September 2016, she signed a deal with Columbia Records. LINK Youtube and NBC