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Er gaat niets boven Groningen

The province I live in is a wonderful place to be. It is green and quiet, yet has a vibrant university city in the middle. There is sea to the north, woods to the south and unassuming friendly people all around. Making a series of videos and ads was right up my alley. So I…

Thank you

2014 was a year of personal growth. In my relationships with family and friends, in my freelance work and at the Academy for Pop Culture. I’d like to thank everybody who has helped me grow last year. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. In particular (and no specific order) I’d like to mention a…

Coaching art

Lately I have had the opportunity to coach two young artists in their projects for the CBK Groningen. Sarah Janßen was the winner of the Hendrik de Vries Stipendium and worked on projections that took filmclichés into a new context. More recently I worked closely with Anneriek de Vries in her creation of the work…

Bright Ideas

After a good run of 55 copies Bright Magazine is no more. The physical magazine that is. It’s substituted by a bi-weekly online magazine called Bright Ideas. It means I won’t be reviewing cars the way I used to, I’ll be writing more about people, ideas and larger subjects. I have written two articles so…

Honeywell Evohome review

There’s something quite annoying about my house. It is incredibly difficult to heat every single area at the time you need to be there. I’ve had electric heating as a supplement for my studio, but was still frequently finding myself with a hat on and in need of gloves behind the computer. Honeywell promised to…

Philips Hue DIY birth announcement

Now that it’s pretty easy to tell your 563 Facebook Friends all and anything about yourself in a matter of seconds, taking the time to make an official offline printed birth announcement, might feel like too much work. On the other hand it’s a lot more personal to get a card sent specifically to you…

Thank you

2013 was a year to be thankful for. I’ve been working on some challenging projects with talented and nice people for demanding but fair clients. And to surpass everything else, we got to invite young Filip into our lives. So in no apparent order: here’s my thank you’s for 2013. José, Joas and Filip for…

1568 is everywhere

My granddad used to have a small museum next to his house. We could make tin soldiers there. But he also had a big collection of diorama’s. Everything from cavemen to Napoleon at Waterloo and Willem van Oranje being assassinated. When I showed even the faintest of interest in history he’d bring me books about…

Off-topic #6: Doing it three times

Some time ago I stumbled onto the book “50 succesmodellen” (or “the change book” in English) by Michael Krogerus. It’s a tiny little book filled with ideas, frameworks and models. Boy, that sounds boring. It ranges in topics from “Recognizing winners” to “What does your circle of friends say about you”. The most helpful one…

Cousteau aftermovie

Every semester I get the pleasure of a new group of students to help and collaborate with. We call this team Cousteau. These explorers get to know each other on a field trip. We’ve been to Berlin, Paris and Leuven but this year we’ve been at nearby Dwingeloo. In a couple of houses at the…

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