Sorry sorry sorry for my long absence! It’s been crazy over here!
Especially the period around Whitsun was very very busy. On Whit Sunday I was at the Utrechtse Fabriek in Utrecht. Going to a market always means working extremely hard the week before. You have to supplement your stock, decide what you will show at the market, iron your tablecloths and a million other things that always come in mind last minute.
The Utrechtse Fabriek was a nice cozy market, with friendly visitors and fellow exhibitors. Unfortunately it was such a beautiful day, that is was a bit too warm to stroll around in the sun. I guess a lot of people chose the beach that day …
The next day, Whit Monday, was even warmer … and that was the day I choose to move my gear to my new studio. It was also the day we discovered that I had collected a lot of stuff and machinery. So it was quite a heavy day … that almost started with a ticket for parking on the sidewalk. After a long long intense conversation with a city guard I wriggled out of it … but it was close … Since I had so many things, large things, we had to drive four times and in the afternoon there was this major event in the city called Roparun … which meant a huge traffic jam … but at the end of this long, warm day everything was in my new office!
The weeks after that were filled with tidying and finding my way in this lovely new workspace. In between I had a lot of nice assignments … photos will follow on the blog later on. First more about my new office: It’s super centrally, literally in the middle of the city, which gives an enormous vibe! I share my workspace with Kim from Papiermonsters. She makes amazing stuff as you can see at her website: http://www.papiermonsters.nl/
Together with Karin from Lecarpentier, Quirine from QS Grafisch Ontwerp, Monice from Monice Janson and Olga from Ontwerpkeuken we share an office. I am so glad to be here and to work here!!
This week is partly devoted to the preparations for the Swan Market in Antwerpen. Prien was already there in May and that was such a wonderful day! The weather was perfect, the people were very friendly and the entire atmosphere was truly that of a festival! I am looking forward to Sunday! Hopefully the weather will cooperate! At the moment the weather reports contradict each other … and when it will rain that day, I won’t go .. because my booklets can’t handle the moist … so my fingers are crossed and I hope to see you in sunny Antwerp this Sunday!!
Next Sunday, Prien will be at the Utrechtse Fabriek in the Griftpark in Utrecht. This creative and relaxed outdoor market offers a wide range of unique products. There will be 55 webshops presenting their finest products, you can attend workshops and there is enough space to enjoy a nice picnic 🙂
Hopefully it will be a sunny summerday! Hope to see you next week! Until that time I am working very hard to replenish my stock 🙂
The Swan Market goes international! This Sunday is the international kick-off in Antwerpen. Prien will be there as well. Curious to explore this new area 🙂
Hope to see you in Antwerpen this Sunday! The weather forecast is great, sun, little wind and 15 degrees … an ideal day to wander around in this great city. Of course you can visit the Swan Market at De Grote Markt, a super central location. When you are in the mood for more shopping, this is the ideal Sunday to visit Antwerpen! Normally the shops are closed on Sunday, but this day it is Spring Midseason sale and the shops will be open!
Done shopping after the Swan Market, it is also nice to walk around and sightsee a bit. There are a lot of beautiful buildings such as Onze-Lieve-Kathedraal, de Bourla and Het Steen. Looking for something more modern, then choose the direction of Het Eilandje, this former harbour district has been transformed into a bustling area centered around Het MAS. This extraordinary building accomodates Museum aan de Stroom, a gathering of several museums. I really can recommend this museum, both the architecture and the exhibits are well worth the effort to visit! Another tip is Het Fotomuseum at the other side of the city; ’t Zuid. When you walk from De Grote Markt to ’t Zuid, one of the best ways is to take De Kloosterstraat, the place for antiques and flea. And don’t forget to visit one of the thousand terraces or to eat at one of Antwerpen’s great restaurants!
Want to know more about visiting Antwerpen, check out: http://www.allesoverantwerpen.nl/
Coming by car, you can park at the Grote Markt parking: http://www.antwerpseparkings.be/CMS/
Hope to see you Sunday! Prien will be there with Kim from Papiermonsters … hopefully side by side 🙂
This Sunday you can find Prien’s products live at the Original Market in Leiden. In the garden, around the Rijksmuseum Volkenkunde in Leiden you can find a lot of creative entrepreneurs. The product range is very divers, from clothing to vintage to accessoires and not to forget stationery. Feeling a little hungry or thirsty after all the shopping …. just look for a food stand and enjoy a nice cup of coffee or eat a delicious tosty.
Hope to see you on Sunday! The new vintage collection will be for sale … not even on the site yet … just a short sneak peak in the blog 🙂
Enjoy your weekend!!
The kick off of the 2014 Swan Market season starts with a swinging festival in the Fenixloods. This robust, typically Rotterdam location is the place to be this weekend. Since it is inside, a little bit of rain now and then doesn’t matter. There will be food and drinks and more important a lot of cool stuff. Looking for a nice present or something for yourself, don’t hesitate and visit the market. It’s for free! And there will be live performances as well.
Prien will attend the festival on Sunday. Where my stand will be, I don’t know yet, hopefully next to Papiermonsters 🙂
I will have the new Spring Collection with me and the new Retro Summer Series …
Hope to see you this Sunday! Enjoy your weekend!
The place to be this weekend is the Feel Good Market in Eindhoven.
Once again Strijp S will be the decor of a vibrant and creative market. Despite the beautiful weather of recent days, it is still early in spring, so the market well be indoors. There will be live music, a lot of delicious food and even more handmade and unique stuff to see and buy.
Prien will join this edition of the Feel Good Market. There will be new series of notebooks and other stationery. So come and visit Prien’s market stall to see it yourself!
… just a few more days of hard work to get ready in time 🙂 … See you Sunday!!
This Saturday and Sunday (October 12th and 13th) Prien will be at the Webshop Till You Drop Fair. The location is great! An old compound feed factory called DeFabrique in Maarssen (close to Utrecht). Come and meet Prien and dozens of other great webshops. Hope to see you this weekend!
For more info about the fair, the location or the directions:
This weekend the Rotterdam Swan Market will be a two day festival in combination with the World Food Festival. So there will be even more food (and music) – also in the evening – than on a normal Swan Market. It’s not only about eating, but also about food knowledge; Stimulate your senses in the Future Food House and don’t forget to shop some nice products at the market afterwards 🙂
Due to other commitments Prien can only join the festival on Sunday. The weather forecast is excellent, so I hope to see you this Sunday!
Have a nice weekend!
This morning I was at the Harvest Festival at Heemraadsplein in Rotterdam.
The atmosphere at the festival is so calm and relaxed. You can buy a lot of super good en tasty organic food. Ofcourse every exhibitor has products you can taste and if you are too lazy to cook at home, there is plenty of organic ‘fast food’ choice. I bought some delicious chocolat from Evermore, some Maasstroompjes -typical Rotterdam cookies- and very very old cheese from Kaasboerderij Booij.
You can buy local products every first Saturday of the month at Noordplein in Rotterdam.
Enjoy your weekend! I certainly will 🙂 Some good cheese in the fridge and some nice presents for the birthday party this evening!
Today Prien will be at the Swan Market in Rotterdam.