Running a professional blog on your own is a lot of work! Some of the larger bloggers I know work with a team of guest bloggers to churn out the content every day – but I decided early on that Interiorator is a reflection of my own vision as an interior stylist, a writer and – hopefully – an influencer. The biggest consequence of this choice is that I have to plan ahead – especially if I want to publish as much original stuff as I can. I thought it would be cool to share five events I’ll be writing about next month.
1 Microsoft #connectnow
Next Monday, I’m going to the Art’Otel in Amsterdam for a presentation organized by Microsoft about future trends and technology. Trend forecaster Thimon de Jong of TrendsActive will be there, as well as Microsoft evangelist (interesting title!) Marcel Timmer.
2 Object Rotterdam press preview night
Then, on Wednesday night I’m going to the press preview of Object Rotterdam, the design spin-off of the larger Art Rotterdam art fair. Part of Object Rotterdam is on the top floor of the massive new de Rotterdam skyscraper – so that should definitely make for some cool pictures.
3 Design Icons Amsterdam
Better put on my warmest sweater and coat, because it’s usually pretty darn cold at the Design Icons fair in Amterdam. Still, it’s a small price to pay for an event with so much vintage design on display – like this Kho Liang Ie chair for Stabin I photographed during the 2012 Edition.
4 Fong Leng at the Amsterdam Museum
While texting furiously with Desiree of Vosgesparis.com last Monday, I walked past the Kalverstraat entrance of the Amsterdam Museum and saw they have an exhibition of one of the best fashion designers the Netherlands have ever had, la Grande Dame Fong Leng – and her eccentric muse Mathilde Willink. I’m going there in two weeks.
Fong Leng and Mathilde Willink / Photo by Paul Huf
5 Taking the new BMW i3 for a spin!
Wednesday, February 18 is probably the day on my calender I’m most looking forward to. BMW was kind enough to lend me their new i3 for the day. I’ll be taking 3 for an electric spin for the first-ever car review on Interiorator.