Art Rotterdam 2014

Yesterday we went to the opening of Art Rotterdam in the wonderful Van Nelle factory. The place was over crowded but we still managed to see some interesting works. We will visit this art fair again later this week to have a better look, it really seemed worth a second visit. Tip of the week: if you are near Rotterdam in the Netherlands you should go there!

The Van Nelle factory is an industrial montument, initially designed by Michiel Brinkman, after his sudden death Jan Brinkman and Leendert van der Vlugt finished it around 1930. This building is an icon of the Dutch “Nieuwe Bouwen” movement, or as we say in German the “Neue Sachlichkeit” The Van Nelle building was a factory for coffee, tea and tobacco, nowadays it houses companies and hosts events. The building and it’s surrounding alone are worth the visit to the Art Rotterdam Fair. (image Van Nelle factory via archined)

From 6 to 9 February 2014, this international art fair Art Rotterdam has 114 participating galleries, half of them are from abroad

For some Party Snaps made at this opening go HERE

feeling green about indigo

feeling green about indigo

Feeling green about indigo? IMPOSSIBLE! The denim industry is a huge and horrible one, it affects both the environment and people: it turns rivers blue and people sick. It isn’t and can’t be sustainanable in any way…..

This post is about facts. We aren’t going to quote articles or tweak them into our own words. (We only recycle when useful and we don’t want to clutter The Web too much) So please click the links to read and see what we feel everybody should know about (their) jeans.


UN-FABULOUS_Those faded, distressed blue jeans might be harboring a dirty secret. By Lily Kuo in Chinavia

Reuters/Bobby Yip_Even dirtier than they look
feeling green about indigo

Wastewater discharged from a denim washing factory in Xintang, Zengcheng. In Xintang, where the economy is centered around textile production, Greenpeace has found high levels of industrial pollution and has documented the effects on the community.

River Blue, The Movie