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Friday, 19 November 2010

Urban architecture


City Observation.
This is a Willemswerf office building next to the river Nieuwe Maas in the heart of Rotterdam city. Rotterdam is full of huge new and modern skyscrapers. Unfortunately in my opinion the city does not have the warmness because of its buildings. It is lack of anything old since the Germans bombed it down during the WW2. One can see Rotterdam as a cold with its achitecture, yet professional by its people.
Jackie Chan slid the slope on the film Who am I.
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Inside Design Amsterdam 24.9.2010

We went to Inside Design-fair in Amsterdam. It was great to see young designers works, but also different design manufacturers new collections. The main fair was in the mooi (=beautiful) Lloyd Hotel. In one of the rooms they were demonstrating how to repair old Thonet furniture. I had a chance to give it a try! Once you know how to do it, it's quite simple, but you need to focus. I'm planning to go to learn how to do this weaving,since the craftsman himself promised to teach me at his workshop! I think it's a great opportunity to learn traditional craftmanship, which I'm highly interested in.