Sunday, January 18, 2015

Lost Wanderer

Dear all!

Today I spent a lovely day in (rainy) Rotterdam.
Challenge of today: Find Museum Van Boijmans Beuningen!
After reaching my destination, which was actually really easy to find, I enjoyed myself walking around in the museum and especially looking at the Future of Fashion is Now - exhibition. Stunning to see such great designs and innovations presented in the heart of Rotterdam, giving fashion loving people the chance to get a glimpse at something that is not only important now, but also in the future.

Separated into four categories:
1) Materiality and Experience 
2) Re-Defining the Human Body 
3) New Values and New Stories 
4) Community and Politics 

Each sector did not only surprise with individual designs, but also with thought through arrangement and lighting. Victor & Rolf, Dooling Jiang, Craig Green, Iris van Herpen are only a few of the contributors of this exhibition.

Everything was worth to be seen, but where I found myself puzzling was when I entered sector four. Reading through descriptions and stories behind the artworks and designs made me think about society and communities ... it makes me sad, angry and confused at the same time.
Impressed by artwork of Tania Candiani and Lucy+Jorge Orta!

"Candiani is fascinated by the way places can connect different aspects of life and make processes visible. Her starting point is often a physical place: an environment shared by a group of people. For this project she created one dress each day for thirty days in a bankrupt textile factory. She embroidered the dresses with stories and anecdotes about the factory, revealing both the poor working conditions and the nostalgia of the workers and local residents." 

Afterwards I wandered around Rotterdam trying to find Bio Bodega, a cute little bio store close to Rotterdam Centraal. On the way I actually found a store, which of I could not remember the name, but accidentally walked past it! GROOS -  a cool "Warenhuis" offering different objects and designs (Rotterdam based designs).

https://www.facebook.com/BioBodega
http://groosrotterdam.nl

Check it out if you are in the area.
Below you will find the best photos of today.

Think squared,
Laura! :)























Friday, January 16, 2015

The Vegan Thing

Hi everyone...

It has been a real while since I posted something on my blog. Guess this is not a thing I feel like doing everyday, but more like once in a while.
These few months passed by so fast and now it is already 2015! Have a good New Year by the way :)

Next week I will have to hand in my last project Prototype at AMFI and then Semester One will slowly come to its end.. Crazy how time flies.

Now why I do post something today is because a few weeks ago I told my roommate that I could never become Vegan, but I would actually like to try... and here we are today and I have been trying to eat Vegan for 3 days now. This might seem really short (which it is), but I want to continue for at least 1-2 weeks and see after that.

People ask me why I do this and I literally always say because I wanted to do something I thought I never could do and maybe do something for myself, challenge myself.
So far I have done some research online, but still want to learn more about this topic and believe me, grocery shopping is NOT EASY haha! I had- and still have- some difficulties finding the proper groceries, but I will get the hang of it eventually :D

There are some really nice blogs and restaurants I came across while researching and I am ready to share these all with you. Maybe you also think about trying to eat vegan, then do it and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.  :)

The next few weeks I will share my experience with you all and hope you enjoy reading this.
This blog won't turn into a FOOD blog, but I have come to the point where I say that mainly "Fashion" blogging is not my thing, I hate being in front of the camera :D Be excited for more posts!

If you have any questions or really good suggestions (maybe about some vegan recipes) then let me know and comment :)

Below you will find some photos from my shopping today.

Have a lovely evening and think squared!
- Laura

P.s: Check out these sites for some infos :D
http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com
http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelysanders/how-to-eat-vegan-for-a-week-and-love-it#.idWqzjAxG