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
The efforts it costs to get a cost price
Next to exploring stories about cultural similarities or differences in the multicultural Holland, finding out about the design – and the production process for it – has been challenging. One of the main purposes of this project is that theContinue reading
It is time to start the design production of the larger pieces. The new models of the couples will be 35 cms high. This is a size that works well for me and easy transport too. I am using plastilineContinue reading
Still working on the model making process; as I previously mentioned, the modeling clay I’ve used shrinks when it dries. For design purposes it is important to have some control that both pieces (male and female) shrink proportionately, so thatContinue reading
Hands-on, new rough sketches.
Making the first models was good to gain experience on how to work with modeling clay (the one that hardens up). This clay is not so user friendly, it shrinks while it dries and this leaves a rough texture. ThisContinue reading
First Steps, materializing ideas.
This is how it all started, the first sketch model inspired in a female Turkish folkloric dress. I transferred this idea into modeling clay and as a next step a mold was made by Montagne Aardenwerkfabriek to slip cast itContinue reading