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This weekend: Object Rotterdam 2020, Art Rotterdam 2020 and a Motley Crew

This weekend: Object Rotterdam 2020, Art Rotterdam 2020 and a Motley Crew

I’m a bit of a rush today, but that is not going to keep me from sharing with you this one tip: if you’re into art, design and all things visual, come to Rotterdam this weekend! There’s so much going on here at the moment with Object Rotterdam, Art Rotterdam and A Motley Crew. Object Rotterdam 2020 I’ve been to – and ... Read More »

Object Rotterdam 2019 from top to bottom

Object Rotterdam 2019 from top to bottom

Time flies when you’re having fun! One year ago today, I was racing against the clock to get my book finished. Together with designer Ingrid Robers, I was spending every waking minute tweaking the layout and making sure that everything was perfect. It was a hectic time, to be sure – but I still made time to visit Object Rotterdam. ... Read More »

Object Rotterdam 2018 – the morning after

Object Rotterdam 2018 – the morning after

Do you know what I like best about design exhibitions like Object Rotterdam? The morning after! I go through all the photos I’ve taken and as I drink at least five cups of coffee, I read all the websites of the designers whose work I’ve seen. For me, it’s the only way to truly take in everything I’ve seen. So ... Read More »

See you at OBJECT Rotterdam 2017!

See you at OBJECT Rotterdam 2017!

Time flies when you’re having fun – and even when you’re not, the years seem to go by at the blink of an eye. Case in point: I took these pictures at last year’s edition of OBJECT Rotterdam and never got around to publishing them, for crying out loud! I know, my head hangs in shame, because OBJECT Rotterdam always ... Read More »

Ten reasons you MUST visit OBJECT Rotterdam 2015

Ten reasons you MUST visit OBJECT Rotterdam 2015

Normally I don’t do clickbait headlines like ‘You won’t BELIEVE bla bla’ or ‘X reasons you really should…’ but here I am promoting the living SHIT out of an event that has turned into one of the highlights of the Dutch cultural season. Yes folks, the 2015 edition of OBJECT Rotterdam is coming up and I’m pulling out all the ... Read More »

Floris Hovers toy cars at Object Rotterdam

Floris Hovers toy cars at Object Rotterdam

Toot, toot! Beep, beep! I felt like a five-year old boy again when I saw these beautiful toy cars by Floris Hovers at Object Rotterdam last week. Such a simple concept, designed and made with a lot of warmth. Such a shame I missed the designer – I would have loved to meet him. Oh well, maybe next time! Read More »

House of Ababa at Object Rotterdam

House of Ababa at Object Rotterdam

How dim-witted can you be? I got home last Thursday night after a visit to the Object Rotterdam Art Fair, started editing the pictures I took and THEN found out that the ‘Probleme de Luxe’ sign I liked so much actually said ‘Porbleme de Luxe’. Brillaint! The sign was part of House of Ababa’s temporary home on the 30th floor ... Read More »

Fransje Killaars COLORS Object Rotterdam

Fransje Killaars COLORS Object Rotterdam

As you may have noticed, I routinely turn up the contrast and saturation in Photohop when I edit the photo’s I take. It’s one of the secret ingredients of Interiorator – I love it when colors really pop. After I came home from Object Rotterdam last night and started editing the pictures I took  of the work of Fransje Killaars ... Read More »

Art Rotterdam – 6 insider tips from director Fons Hof

Art Rotterdam – 6 insider tips from director Fons Hof

It’s that time of the year! Yes, from 8 February until 11 February 2018 Art Rotterdam will once again open its doors and I can’t wait to go there. It is the must-see accessible art fair where art lovers can discover works by new and innovative artists. I sat down with Art Rotterdam director Fons Hof and asked him to ... Read More »

The depot men of Kunstuitleen Rotterdam

The depot men of Kunstuitleen Rotterdam

I write about the many joys of  Kunstuitleen Rotterdam all the time and so you probably know by now they have an extremely big and varied collection of art for you to rent. But where do they keep everything? I decide to go looking for the answer with Frans Tuink and Paul Post, the two depot workers of Kunstuitleen. They do ... Read More »

Work Art | Play Art – I OBJECT!

Work Art | Play Art – I OBJECT!

So you think it’s impossible to follow all those trends you see in interior design magazines? I object! In this new installment of Work Art | Play Art I’ll show you how easy it is to use statues and other art objects from Kunstuitleen Rotterdam if you want to get your living room ‘on trend’ for 2015. Dus jij denkt dat ... Read More »

Flinders! Flinders! Flinders!

Flinders! Flinders! Flinders!

Whenever I start on a new design project here at home (i.e. every month) and need quick but complete overview of what’s on the market, I go to Flinders.nl.  This amazing webshop has over 15,000 A-brand design items, a lighting-fast customer service department and last but certainly not least – they asked me to pick one product and try it at ... Read More »

Spread ‘em with Fransje Killaars

Spread ‘em with Fransje Killaars

If I ever make a sh*tload of money, the first thing I’ll do is buy one of those awesome bedspreads by Dutch artist and designer Fransje Killaars. But wait a second, Mr. Interiorator – I hear you say. Didn’t hundreds of thousands of people distincly see a hot pink and orange checquered Fransje Killaars bedspread on your bed in the ... Read More »

Testing 1, 2, 3 heavenly recipes of the upcoming Hemels cookbook

Testing 1, 2, 3 heavenly recipes of the upcoming Hemels cookbook

It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it. Last Saturday, I was invited to test three recipes of an upcoming Dutch cookbook called Hemels – which translates as Heavenly in English. I already knew one of its authors – in fact, I consider Alexandra Hereijgers of Alexstyling.nl one of my best friends – and had the pleasure of meeting ... Read More »

TEFAF, I love you but you’re bringing me down

TEFAF, I love you but you’re bringing me down

I was at TEFAF Maastricht the day before yesterday. And I could easily write a quicky blogpost saying what a totally unique exhibition it is. I would challenge you to come up with an even finer fine art show that so effortlessly combines art from different eras in one single building. You would come up empty. But you know what? ... Read More »

Mad about the Boijmans – The Collection as Time Machine

Mad about the Boijmans – The Collection as Time Machine

How many people can claim they live just around the corner from a world class museum? Not too many, I guess, but who cares? I am one of them! And that is exactly why I was one of the first visitors to the newly opened exhibition at the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen with the exciting name The Collection as Time Machine. ... Read More »

Milan Design Week 2017 – Day 1: An interview at Moooi

Milan Design Week 2017 – Day 1: An interview at Moooi

It is the biggest interior design in the world – Milan Design Week. Needless to say, I was there. I ran as fast as my legs could carry me to the Via Savona showroom of Moooi, where I met up for an exclusive interview with stylist Martine de Schipper of Stories of Sense and Space. For the 2017 show A Life Extraordinary ... Read More »

Interior decorating cliches – here’s how I avoid them (like the plague)

Interior decorating cliches – here’s how I avoid them (like the plague)

“The strongest card for the stylist is art. ‘Art is unique and looks beautiful against a brightly colored wall. Choose rental art. Just try it'”. With these final words I concluded my recent interview for the interior design section of the most important regional Dutch newspapers. And I firmly stand behind what I said. Renting art is the ultimate way ... Read More »

Parade Touch and Histor present: The Mother of all Makeovers

Parade Touch and Histor present: The Mother of all Makeovers

Sometimes you just have to clear out your entire living room and only put back the things you really like. That’s what living interior design legend Jan des Bouvrie said a while ago during his speech at the opening ceremony of Salon Residence. I was standing in the audience and thought to myself, true that! You see, with the help ... Read More »

Summer Night City – Win a Tivoli Music System Three+!

Summer Night City – Win a Tivoli Music System Three+!

Sa-WEET! I unbox my new Tivoli Music System Three+, put it on the table and think to myself: this baby will be going places! No way?! Yes way!! You can win a Tivoli Music System Three+! Find out all the details at the end of this blogpost. To get you in the mood, I’ve created a special INTERIORATOR X TIVOLI AUDIO ... Read More »

Ditty Ketting has earned her stripes

Ditty Ketting has earned her stripes

What’s it all about? That is the question I often ask myself when I walk past the two painting I’m borrowing at the moment from Kunstuitleen Rotterdam. In this edition of Work Art | Play Art, I decide to go find the answer. Let’s go to the studio of artist Ditty Ketting in – of all places – Pernis! Vertical ... Read More »

Work Art | Play Art – Office Art works

Work Art | Play Art – Office Art works

Office artworks – it’s something we’re not very good at in the Netherlands. A few colleagues bring their yellowed leftovers from home and hang them randomly throughout the office. A Toulouse Lautrec poster that curls up under the glass of its aluminium frame – or that hackneyed photo of those construction workers eating their lunch on a beam high above ... Read More »

Work Art | Play Art – Art on a budget

Work Art | Play Art – Art on a budget

Your very own art collection for only twenty euro’s a month – it’s possible! After all, why buy art when you can rent it? At Kunstuitleen Rotterdam all you have to do is a make an online reservation of the works you like, pick them up and Bob’s your uncle! Easy? Absolutely! But how do you make your choice? In ... Read More »

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