I feel really guilty about not writing enough. But please bear with me people, I will get the hang of it again. I just have to figure out how to combine a full time job (which is great!) with blogging…It is going to work, I promise. I mean, there is enough to write about. Some of my friends have been doing some great stuff, I’ve seen some lovely things coming by on my feed and there is this amazing event coming up in my home town.
If you like design, food trucks, pop up stores and festivals, you should definitely go to Designkwartier Den Haag from the 16th to the 18th of May. This new design festival, in the nicest neighbourhood of The Hague, will be a ‘low-brow’ event where product- and interior design is combined with the great little spots the Zeeheldenkwartier has to offer. Think pop up stores in museums, mini malls in living rooms and food from firetrucks. What I like most about this new festival is that it’s ‘sale-minded’. This sounds kind of wrong but what I mean is that Designkwartier, opposed to Eindhoven’s Dutch Design Week, will be a festival were designers sell their products instead of ‘exhibiting’ them. This makes the festival very accessible for everyone, instead of being pretentious and focused on professionals. Just browse through new and refreshing products, have a chat with the designers and buy whatever you fall in love with.
Designkwartier is an initiative of Edwin Pelser (yes from the amazing shop Edwin Pelser) and interior stylist Susanne Kennedy. The festival will have a great amount of contributors like the editor in chief of Eigen Huis en Interieur, who will transform her amazing home into a mini warehouse! You can see and buy work by great Dutch designers like Floris Hovers, By Tomm, Makii, De Intuïtiefabriek, Arnoud Dijkstra, Jolien van Schagen, Studio Snowpuppe and many more.
Images by some of the contributors, from the Design Kwartier Facebook page.