Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
There are days that one just has to tend to sales. Creating is one thing, being admired absolutely wonderful, but hey......Here is a picture of my marketing campaign for my designer pillows, courtesy of one of my French corporate clients Sofitel Accor.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
I am reading "Florence Broadhurst, her secret & extraordinary lives" by Helen O'Neill. I came across her name because I saw her amazing wall paper designs in a magazine. I love reading about other artists and designers, to find out what drives and inspires them. The story of Broadhurst is indeed extraordinary as only at the age of sixty!! she launched herself as a designer, founding a high-end wall paper design studio. I am a big believer in reinventing, innovating oneself. This is what keeps me passionate and full of life.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Finally some time behind my easel today. I am just a one woman band, as a start-up I simply do "the works", from designing, to sales pitches, marketing, the book keeping (aaargh my favourite part), coordinating the production of my pillows etc etc. There are days that being able to paint feels like a luxury, but it is the basis of all my creations. The great thing is that I never lack inspiration so when I have the time it just flows...Here is a detail.
Posted by Mariska Meijers at 5:50 PM
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Today I received photos of the opening of my exhibition at Originals in Singapore, courtesy of Expat Living magazine. Geri, owner of Originals, and I with Dutch ambassador Johannes W. Gruvonius Jansing who was so kind to open the exhibition.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Since I was I child every once in a while I have this uncontrolable urge to change my space. I cherish my furniture, art, nick nacks so the content of my appartment does not really change, but I am very creative moving things around. Once I start it looks like a bomb has dropped in my appartment. This is why my father nick-named me "Kate Chaos".
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Today my ever stylish friend Mo advised me to go to vintage boutique "Petit Salon". Situated at one of Amsterdam's canals the "Singel". It turned out to be a real candy store, just the right thing when you need a treat. I am now the proud owner of a "vintage" silver Chanel hand bag!
Friday, October 16, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Light is essential. I love lamps with a history, lamps that create atmosphere. I found this lamp base a long time ago in the South of France. I fell in love with it instantly. The Hermes orange, the delicate portrait "en profile" framed with little pearls. It has also been a source of inspiration for some of my work.
Posted by Mariska Meijers at 5:09 PM
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Walking in the French Quarter in New Orleans this Summer I found a great little store named after its owner Nadine Blake. One of the things I picked up was a series of cards with quotes of Mae West, hand printed by Nadine's husband. "I used to be Snow White but I drifted" was one of them. I love quotes, especially when I can relate to them.