“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness” // WANDERLUST

By on Sep 16, 2014

WANDERLUST is an eye-opening and mind-broadening exhibition, curated by the cultural producer Sasha Dees. Central to this exhibition is the importance and influence travel has on artists and their work. Most of the selected artists wander(ed) to a great number of countries, for shorter or longer times, supported by the Mondriaan Foundation or on their own merits. There is always that strong desire and impulse to travel and explore the world, to learn and be inspired. They continuously expand their art practice by applying their encounters, experiences, new insights and knowledge, acquired while wandering, in their work and/or work methods. The artists involved are amongst others: Yasser Ballemans who used carnival as a sculptural and cultural manifestation; Wouter Klein Velderman researched the importance of making artistic decisions with others in order to grow; Charlotte Schleiffert...

Not A Brand Just Ties // Modernizing the Classic Suit

By on Sep 12, 2014

NOT A BRAND JUST TIES Is a small The Hague-based company, owned by Erik and Martijn . They both love to surf. And they both love to wear a tie to complete a fresh outfit. But they couldn’t find a tie that bridged the gap between their work and leisure. ‘ We think that a tie is a timeless classic and one of the most versatile accessories for any outfit. But in our opinion traditional ties are boring.’ So they decided to come up with their own creations and start their own company. They set down with different graphic designers to start a series of six neck ties. The designs in this collection combine traditional patterns with modern graphic design, which reflects Erik and Martijn’s passion for nature, surfing, city life and design. Inspired by the Dutch coast, this first collection features, among others, designs of a wood-pattern, tire tracks and dazzle camouflage. The...

Isysia & PUMA // An Artistic View On Fashion

By on Aug 28, 2014

AJANAKU invites upcoming artists to share their view on fashion. Not in words, but through their artistry. By incorporating a fashion product in their work, each item is approached as a piece of art. This time we asked the talented illustrator Isysia from Belgium to share her vision on the iconic shoe PUMA ‘States’. PUMA ‘States’, 1980 Back in the 80’s, the PUMA Suede became the IT shoe in the hip-hop scene on the streets of New York City. A timeless classic and an integral part of sneaker history, the style was embraced by many sub-cultures and called by many names: the ‘Suede’, the ‘Clyde’, and PUMA ‘Joints’ to name a few – but it was the UK scene that adopted this style and made it their own, aptly re-naming it the PUMA ‘States’, after its birthplace. Initially, the shoe was not sold in Britain and was hard to find: but the legendary status amongst the NYC...

Bacchus Winefestival Amsterdam // Monday Giveaway

By on Aug 25, 2014

Perhaps the best weekend to head to the woods for a walk, experience nature, have good food and do some wine tasting, will be with the Bacchus Wine Festival, when the Amsterdamse Bos will be turned into a musical haven with rich fine wines. Thanks to the collaboration with ten well-known wine traders from Amsterdam and its surroundings, more than 250 wines from all over the world can be tasted at this beautiful location on September 6, 7 and 8. Participating wine traders are: B.J. de Logie, Bolomey Wijnimport, Chabrol Wines, De Wijnschuur, Henri Bloem, Okhuysen, Sprezzatura, Vindict Wine, Vleck wijnen and Wijnkoperij de Hermitage. Various mobile kitchens will provide sensational food platters, that will go hand in hand with the different wines on offer. Together with good beverages must come a genuine festival spirit, so the organizers say. Therefore, live on stage will be an eclectic...

Herschel Supply & Clarks Originals

By on Aug 8, 2014

Herschel supply is the epitome of a creative voyager. With it continuously seeking opportunities to cross new borders, the backpack manufacturer makes sure to leave a novel mark on new territories. For this fall, Herschel Supply has come together with Clarks Originals to redesign the brand’s classic silhouettes the Desert Boot® and hiking inspired Vulco Guide Boot®. Renowned for their iconic designs, Clarks Originals represents a style that has stood the test of time, respected by generations past and present. Re-imagining the popular Desert Boot silhouette, the Herschel Supply and Clarks Originals partnership gives rise to a unique boot, tailor made to take the great outdoors or city in stride. A few weeks ago we saw the preview of Herschel’s boot, and attended the launch of its newspaper THE JOURNAL, which contains a curated collection of art and photography. At the event we met with...

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