Two days after arriving in Utrecht, Deepa and I walked into the Galerie de Vink in the city and saw this huge painting inside.
It was just one of those things I wanted to have. I talked to Jeroen about it and dragged him inside.
Found out it was affordable and about 1/3 the price of huge paintings in Metro Manila.
But first I had to think about how to send it home. I looked for a shipper online before going out of town to Eindhoven, Nuenen, Antwerp, and back to Utrecht.
I finally found a shipper and today I dragged Jeroen back to the gallery. It was now in the window.
And I bought it!
I haven’t really bought anything of significance during this trip, except for a new Cos wardrobe and a bag. So I felt this was a great way to remember our trip to my husband’s hometown.
Dutch artist Karin Vermeer combines digital art and photography with acrylics, oils, modeling pastes, gels, chalk, colored pencils, and many other unusual materials to create modern art portraits like these.
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Biologically I am 70% Filipino and 30% German/American/Spanish.
Inside I am 50% Filipino, 40% Japanese, and 10% Dutch.
Whenever I see great Dutch design, I am proud of that 10% of my heritage.
They say all Filipinos can sing. The way I see it, all Dutch are artistic. Well maybe most of them.
I’m lucky to have a father-in-law who appreciates art and design. He was the one who gave us our own Rietveld chair at home.
For his 70th birthday, my father-in-law chose the Piet Hein Eek events space to accommodate 100 friends and relatives from all over the Netherlands. (more on this later)
As an added treat, guest were treated to an informal tour of Piet Hein Eek’s massive showroom and workshop, where you can buy anything on display.
Let me show you some of my favorite pieces.
The Dutch designer works a lot with rough, distressed, and recycled wood, with touches of bling
Aside from mixing all kinds of wood, he softens the pieces by adding cushions made from all kinds of mismatched fabric
The beds look so comfy
I love that they sell the log cabinny woolen blankets