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2017

2017

I’ve been writing new year’s posts since forever on this page! Excited. 2016 has been an odd year, politically horrible, personally instable. But! Whenever I do my Old Year’s Conclusions – which I like much better and find far less stressful than New Year’s Resolutions (all in Significant capital letters) I think about the year that has gone by and make up my mind. What did I learn in 2016? What could it mean for 2017?

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Vacature (Abroad Internships)

Vacature (Abroad Internships)

Vijfsterren Sales & Marketing stagiaires gezocht voor hotel op Ibiza!

Studie: Horeca / Hospitality

Missie/Visie van het bedrijf:
Dit high profile vijfsterrenhotel en restaurant op Ibiza heeft een zeer internationale clientèle. Privacy en rust staan hoog op de prioriteitenlijst en door de professionele en persoonlijke service komt een groot deel van de gasten jaarlijks terug. Op een prachtig plekje op het eiland, omringd door natuur en met uitzicht op zee, werkt dit bedrijf hard om aan hun eigen hoge standaarden te voldoen.

Stage:
Tijdens je stage ben jij bezig met boekingen en reserveringen, vanuit verschillende netwerken. Je gebruikt voor elke boeking een andere aanpak en hebt te maken met diverse voorwaarden. Online, offline: persoonlijke discipline is belangrijk! Wil jij meer leren over marketing en sales in de hotelwereld? Dan zit je hier op je plek.

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Two (emotivehome)

Two (emotivehome)

I just realised that I’ve been focusing on the concept of ‘feeling at home’ for quite some time now. It started with an essay about The Help, in which I wrote about emotive homes and physical homes, terms I made up but seemed to resonate with my life. Living in Bath I didn’t feel like I’d closed off my Dutch life. I was half living in one world, half in the other. I had more than one home.

And it felt difficult to combine them, in my mind. This is because the notion of ‘home’ doesn’t just come with a house, it comes with certain obligations, habits, memories and a group of friends that needs nurturing and love. It is something I love doing; taking care of friends, discussing our lives and listening to their troubles, hopes and fears. 

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VIDEOCULTUUR: M.I.A.’s Borders pleit voor North, South, East and Western (Vileine)

VIDEOCULTUUR: M.I.A.’s Borders pleit voor North, South, East and Western (Vileine)

‘Freedom
I’dom
Me’dom
Where’s your We’dom?’

M.I.A. is niet vies van een activistisch statement. In Borders, één van haar meest visueel spectaculaire video’s, trekt ze alles uit de kast in een reactie op Westerse politiek. We zien een groep donkere jongens over hekken klimmen. Ze zitten in overvolle boten, lopen in lange rijen door het water en hullen zich in gouden warmhoud-dekens. Samen met M.I.A., oftewel Mathangi Arulpragasam, staan ze gestapeld tot een gigantische menselijke piramide in de vorm van een schip.

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BORRE AKKERSDIJK FOR BYBORRE (Imprint Magazine)

BORRE AKKERSDIJK FOR BYBORRE (Imprint Magazine)

“It’s difficult being in fashion: the only thing you can do (for the environment) is make sure that it stops.”

Borre Akkersdijk is a textile whirlwind, taking in all the interesting materials and techniques he can find, spewing out great, innovative products and lots of knowledge to start on the fabric development of the future.

PAST: WHAT MADE BYBORRE WHAT IT IS TODAY?
Imprint: Can you tell us how BYBORRE started, for you?
Borre Akkersdijk: At graduation I had already made my first small collection. I mostly did textile development. We ended up in a mattress factory where we changed the whole production process. Which lead to us starting out with fashion.
Imprint: You were interested in textile before you went to the Design Academy?
BA: Yes definitely. At about five years old I was already SUPER intrigued by accessories and buttons. I went to a technical design school but I wasn’t feeling it, so I started working for a shoe company at seventeen. I designed children’s shoes. That was my first product. At that moment I really wanted to build more concepts. Make things. So the Design Academy was the proper choice for me.
Imprint: What did the shoes look like?

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VIDEOCULTUUR: Rihanna twerkend versus Drake op de bank in Work (Vileine)

VIDEOCULTUUR: Rihanna twerkend versus Drake op de bank in Work (Vileine)

De video van Work bestaat uit twee delen. Deel één, door Director X, speelt zich af in The Real Jerk, een club waarvan de naam zien afgebeeld in Rastafari kleuren. We zijn op Barbados. Rihanna treedt binnen in een grote, roze bontjas met hood, maar daaronder draagt ze een netjurk en bikini in, alweer, Rastafari kleuren.

Rastafari is een levensbeschouwing met de wortels in Jamaica, die rond 1930 ontstond binnen de zwarte bevolking, die door het slavernijverleden laag op de sociale ladder stond. De kleuren zijn rood, geel, groen en zwart en staan voor het bloedvergieten van het Afrikaanse volk tijdens de slavernij. Geel is de zon op het Afrikaanse land (rijkdom), groen het weelderig continent Afrika (vruchtbaarheid) en zwart de huidskleur van het Afrikaanse volk.

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Soft easy silhouettes by Baserange (Imprint Magazine)

Soft easy silhouettes by Baserange (Imprint Magazine)

Baserange, founded in 2012 and based in Denmark and France, produces a line of affordable under and easy wear. Their garments are basic and modern, created to show soft silhouettes that emphasize the natural beauty of the body. They focus on high quality organic fabrics and try to come up with innovative ways to minimize their carbon footprint.

Exclusively working with small family owned factories in both Porto (Portugal) and Odemis (Turkey), Baserange try to reduce their impact on the environment by working close by their headquarters in Toulouse (France). And, in the case of garments produced in Turkey: the label’s suppliers singlehandedly work with natural fabrics like silk, linen and wool.

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Valentine Gauthier (Imprint Magazine)

Valentine Gauthier (Imprint Magazine)

Valentine Gauthier
“I want to be able to look at myself in the mirror and think, okay, you’re not too bad for this planet.”

Valentine Gauthier’s studio is on the top floor of a beautiful old building – of course, we are in Paris – on Rue Charlot. Her Atlas collection, full of sandy colours, leopard prints and feminine suits – and one enticingly tough looking greyish blue jacket we desperately need to save up for – invites us to speak to the designer today.
Working as an assistant and model in Martin Margiela’s artisanal studio, Valentine is continuously inspired, and finally starts her own brand in 2007 after winning the first price in the International Festival of Young Fashion Designers in Dinard. She then opens her first flagship boutique in Le Marais.
What we’re here for today is getting a feel of Valentine’s unique world: starting with those steps in the lobby, leading you upstairs with a slant so intense we actually feel a bit drunk. We want to talk about Valentine’s detailed approach to her sustainable fashion, see how she perceives the world, find out about new collections and, in all honesty, touch some of those fabrics.

Imprint: You’re working on you’re A/W 16/17 collection. We heard you were inspired by Moroccan culture?

Valentine Gauthier: Yes. It’s all inspired by Marrakesh and Morocco, but I didn’t make the collection there. When I can, I try to produce the collection in the same place I buy the fabrics, in the same place I get inspired, so everything flows naturally.

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What is an info-graphic? (Schwandt Animation)

What is an info-graphic? (Schwandt Animation)

What is an info-graphic?

An info-graphic is a visual portrayal of facts, numbers or knowledge and consists mainly of imagery, such as charts, illustrations, and maps. An info-graphic can help explaining complex information and abstract processes in a clear and appealing manner. Short captions supply an interpretation of your content.

The form of your info-graphic is largely determined by the provided information. Forms most common are data-visualisations,  process-visualisations and explanatory info-graphics. Various applications are:

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Bath in April

Bath in April

Bath in April is so gloriously nice and pretty it’s almost unfair to the rest of the world. Brits seem to care about the state of their neighbourhoods, and I see beds of carefully selected and planted flowers everywhere. There’s more tulips here than I’ve ever seen in the Netherlands.
Imagine a town shaped of ancient Roman buildings and houses in ‘Bath stone’, a beige-to-orange pastel stone that is quite comforting and rustic. It works to make everything feel more summery in spring and for everything to feel more autumny in winter.

Bath makes me breathe. Breathe in, exhale. It is a town of creativity and ease. Of polite queues at bus stops and students dressed up as Pokémon at night. Of Mediterranean scenes on a Saturday night when everyone is out on the town and I have to skip around short skirted legs and crying creatures with heels in their hands. Bustling with life and eerily quiet at the same time. It’s a place where I can laugh out loud with my roommates, have pic nics in the sun and talk in Dutch at the Royal Crescent or stand on the balcony with a freshly made coffee in hand and look at all the light touches. It is mine.

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