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Carolijn Slottje: Interior Design

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  Decorations in the park (the Noorderplantsoen), during the ten days that the annual Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival is held are often refreshingly original, and in some cases thought provoking for the viewer. Summer 2012, saw the inclusion of an unusual collection of birds throughout the park: outlines of over 30 familiar species native to […]

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Frogs etc. – Jasper Oostland

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    It is a series of brightly coloured cards depicting a variety of animals, which have been attracting my attention for a while. Each has its own story, and is illustrated to incorporate realism, in the accuracy of their detailed rendering, plus a hint of the world of cartoon in their personification. Although frogs […]

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Portrait of a Sculptor – Ynskje Penning

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It is two o’clock on a Friday afternoon, as I make my way along the narrow stone alley of the Uurwerkersgang. I pass the Harmoniebuildings of the Rijksuniversiteit on my right, complete with its boundary of metal bicycle racks, filled to capacity as usual. A little further down on the other side is Ynskje Penning’s […]

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What’s Hot What’s Not – Beam me up Scotty

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  The next step in the evolution of sky travel seems to have resulted in the partial dispensing with the check-in staff. Booking online, checking in online and printing out your boarding pass at home, to avoid the queues at the airport, has become standard procedure for most people, but at Schipol Airport they’ve taken it one step further at […]

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Angélique Boter – illustrations as words

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    The Autumnal air is still mild as I make my way through the Rivieren neighbourhood of Groningen. My Vespa is parked a little way off outside a doctor’s surgery because of another disruptive bout of building and road alterations, leaving the street impassable. Trees line the street of my destination interview, and at […]