The origins of our Delft Blue pottery is in faraway places like China and Japan.
The map above is of Elsewhere. Next to it a shell, richly dressed in iridescent mother of pearl. It is a spread from a book on color inspiration for the home that I worked on as an art director, curated by Heleen van Gent. It is a guide to composing color schemes for a personal interior, creating elegant and playful space to feel at home in. I always felt that my home is my shelter, a safe place where I can do and be what I want. Like the room I had back home with my parents, or the ones I lived in abroad. An island in the outside world. Always a place to come home to, and occasionally run away from.
“Earth, sea and sky.
Mix as you please.”
Always a good idea.
The book is the wonderful result of hard work by a team of utterly gifted stylists, photographers. writers and designers, all commissioned by Dutch interior magazine vtwonen. And I could add the year it was printed, but looking closely and rediscovering the work, I feel it is a timeless document showing the ways of color.