Based in the water is the biggest eyecatcher when you visit Groningen. Again, a great architectural building, but this one has a-symmetrical shapes. The Groninger Museum is not only a museum but also a restaurant and an innovative info centre.
This painted of the shopping centre by my brother, Leo Verhoeven, shows a rather idyllic vision of the shopping centre we both share. Its pretty rough, full of budget shops and funny cafes and framed by a shanty town style open air market. I have a real soft spot for it as the classic under dog, thats so often slated and condemned but lives on.
When I first moved to New York, enamoured by its parks and museums and design firms and restaurants and bars, I never imagined that there could be much more to its geography than that. How wrong I was. My first drive across the George Washington Bridge was jaw-dropping - the cliffs of New Jersey are astonishingly tall, covered in a dense thicket of trees. But that was just the tip of the iceberg. Drive up 87 to the Catskills or the Adirondacks and you'll witness the Hudson River winding its way through spectacular scenery and unforgiving seasons. Now I can't get enough; just two hours up the road, it's like the city never existed. Perfect recuperation after a long week.
The rooftop garden at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The museum floors below are a maze of tremendous art and inspiration, and taking the elevator to the rooftop garden is the icing on the cake. 360' views of verdant green Central Park bordered by cool glass and steel of Manhattan's cityscape in the distance.
The central ‘Mitte’ area of Berlin is packed tight with galleries and museums, which means you can cram a lot into a short amount of time, if that’s what you want.
The best of the lot is the Me Collectors Room, which shows off large chunks of the Thomas Olbricht collection alongside other contemporary private artworks. The permanent ‘Wunderkammer’ display offers over 200 pieces from the Renaissance and the Baroque periods, with a solid focus on the strange and macabre. There’s even a Mark Ryden original that fits in nicely.
It is a charming and welcome green space in the heart of Barcelona. It has water displays including a beautiful fountain and small lake along with lots of grass verges to lie down and soak up the warm sunshine. A great spot for relaxation, a walk... the place that I like the most is a glass building full of plants inside.
Graphic Designer at O Street in Glasgow.
Originally from Manchester, Tessa is an outgoing, hands-on designer with a passion for all things visual. Having graduated from Edinburgh College of Art, she joined the wild world of O Street in Glasgow where her array of to-do lists and distinctive laugh makes her easy to spot. She has worked on a variety of projects during her time at O Street, most recently for National Theatre of Scotland, Last.fm and Dance Umbrella.
Sarah is a Communication Designer and Art Director from Leipzig, Germany. She works at her own Designstudio Mindt, focusing on Visual Identities and Print Design with a love for Interior Design, Culture, Lifestyle and Yoga. She is also Co-Founder of the Apartment102 and hosts Ladies, Wine and Design in Leipzig.
Sarah’s work stands for aesthetics and clarity. Influenced by the pure design vocabulary of Modernism that emphasizes the connection between form and function, she tries to refine those qualities within the context of contemporary trends.
Anouk Kruithof is a multi media artist; she makes mainly photos as well as video-works, installations, artist-publications, collages and social in situ-works. Anouk Kruithof is fascinated by ‘the mental state of being of humans’ of her time and environment. She responds on people’s struggle to deal with the universal emotions of life. At this moments she lives In New York, because she attends the artist in residency 'photoglobal' at the school of visual arts in New York.
Jade Doskow is a photographer and professor based out of Brooklyn, New York. She shoots with a large-format technical camera and is especially drawn to antiquated utopian architecture. Recent projects include an investigation of the remaining sites and structures of world's fair sites internationally. Jade is a contributing photography blogger for the Huffington Post.
She has her MFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York and is represented by Wall Space Gallery in Santa Barbara, California. She lives and works out of Red Hook, Brooklyn, with her husband, the painter Lambert Fernando and their son Benjamin.
Olivia Sophie van Leeuwen is a partner at Halal and head of the documentary film department, Halal Docs. Halal is an established Amsterdam based film production company & photography agency with a big creative team, connected to people and networks all across the world
I am a german designer working on the interface of typography and art, currently doing my MA at the Sandberg Intituut. I research on how type can be used for embodying and shaping discourses within our society. I design Typefaces and work from a feminist perspective.
Seunggu Kim is a photographer who lives and works in Seoul. He wanted to describe how Korean people are living. He thought Photography could show our 'Real World'. And now, 'Good things are happening!' in Korea.