Many people have been asking me when the multicultural souvenirs will be available on the market for purchase. I admit, I would love to see the new Dutch Kissing Couples and the Stroopwafels on the market somewhere. It would beContinue reading
One more turn around the sun
Dutch Design Week 2018. It’s already been one year! It all goes so fast! A year ago, To Kiss or Not to Kiss participated in this design event in collaboration with the Innovation Networks Lectorate from The Hague University ofContinue reading
To Kiss or Not To Kiss at the Dutch Design Week 2017, An unexpected and rewarding impact.
Dutch Design Week is busy. We all know that. But that we would be stormed by people with questions, remarks and suggestions in this way is something we didn’t see coming. And we loved it. The months of hard workContinue reading
Only a Kiss Away!
This post about ‘ Kissing” is a contribution from Allison Heidrich. Allison studies International Communication Management at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. She’s been supporting the project with the external communication and social media about our participation in WorkContinue reading
Diversity is sweet!
The richness of cultural diversity can be expressed in different types of souvenirs. As an opportunity to expand this idea, Aliana Bertolo one of my students at IDE/Open Innovator took the challenge to explore how she could express multiculturalism throughContinue reading
What has been happening?
It has been a while since the last time I posted something about this project. Apart from being busy with work and my own education, my approach to this project has been to take it one step at a timeContinue reading
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” There is no such thing as the Dutch-Chinese”…
…said Jenny Ho, whom I was fortunate to meet a few weeks ago. Jenny is a sociologist and co-founder of the China town Amsterdam Foundation. During our conversation I felt like a knew her for a long time. I enjoyedContinue reading
Liv. From the country with too much history.
Working on the ‘Chinese Kissing couple’ has been a journey that is making me learn many aspects of this country and Chinese people. What I find most relevant are the small things that during different conversations have slapped my assumptionsContinue reading
“Decorated with Gold and Silver” exhibition leads me to learn more about the Chinese culture.
I went to visit the new Exhibition at Textile Research Center -Leiden “Decorated with Gold and Silver”. I recommend to visit it and to dive into the fascinating world of Silver and Gold embroidery and garment accessories. Here you canContinue reading
From mold to final model
This project has its own pace and a mindful decision making process. Many proposals and ideas for the ‘making of ’ possibilities have agitated my creative mind up to the point of wanting to make this pieces of 180 cmsContinue reading
Qipao or Cheongsam- Chinese female traditional garment.
As I mentioned in a previous post, visiting TRC-Leiden has been like finding the Holy Grail. Thanks to Dr. Gillian Vogelsand- Eastwood I met with Christopher Ng, who is a collector of Chinese and South East Asian textiles and garments.Continue reading
Leiden’s hidden treasure
When I visited the National Museum of Ethnology, I discovered that my next visit should be the Textile Research Center in Leiden. A few weeks later I visited this amazing place which to me has been very valuable for theContinue reading
Three inspiring visits
Many things inspire me for this project. From what I see around me, to books, phrases, exhibitions and my students. I will be sharing some of these inspiration sources with you. Today I’d like to start with these three: TheContinue reading
Next to the production of models, I’ve been doing research for the content of the project, learning a bit about Immigration History in the Netherlands and facts and figures about its present population. I am also discovering many interesting designContinue reading