Creatives in a Broedmachine

The past few months I have been very involved in a project in the city of Beverwijk called ‘Broedmachine‘. Literally Broedmachine means ‘Incubator’, in English people call it a makerspace, start-up hub or artist community. Broedplaats might be a very Dutch concept. I help the volunteers in this place organize. Broedmachine exists of 100% volunteers, it […]

Project: Subscription Service for Flowers

I am very proud of my mother and aunts who have taken it upon them to modernize and update the services of their flower shop Rinus de Ruyter bloemisten. They now offer a ‘subscription service‘ where you automatically receive flowers every week / two weeks /month. I helped them to realize this project, together with Kingsquare […]

ELMN expositie op het Amsterdam Maker Festival

Afgelopen weekend hebben we met het European Local Makers Network een expositie gehouden op het Amsterdam Maker Festival bij Makerversity. We hebben superveel geïnteresseerde bezoekers mogen verwelkomen! Voor iedereen die er niet was, of iedereen die even terug wil kijken: hierbij de makers uit onze expo: Over Hollyhock: Femke zocht leuke stoelen voor buiten, en […]

European Local Makers Network exhibtion on the Amsterdam Maker Festival

Ohhh I am really looking forward to this weekend when 20 beautiful makers and artists will join the ELMN exhibit at the Amsterdam Maker Festival. I am especially impressed with all the people who volunteered to help out! It feels like teamwork! Sarah designed the very first ever logo of the European Local Makers Network, […]

The YAKFA Cinema travels to Lowlands Festival

The YAKFA Cinema, the mobile cinema ANNNA and Oerknal rent out, made by Wim Aardenburg and Mike Schouten, is going places! It is going to Lowlands Festival and de Uitmarkt this year in cooperation with ARTtube. We are super proud. ARTtube will show movies about art & design in the cinema, and in the evenings […]

European Local Makers Network (ELMN)

Last Thursday we made a start for the European Local Makers Network (ELMN)! Let me tell you a little more about this initiative. I started a Meetup group a while ago with makers from the Amsterdam area. There is so much potential in this group! So when Makerversity Amsterdam hosted an open night for new members, we […]