On this page are the things that keep me up at night, the intriguing details of my surroundings that I want to share & all the random bits of creation that otherwise get lost in the creative process.
So for you it's basically a blog.
21 April 2017 - Angkor Wat Bracelet, Cambodia
13 April 2017 - Visualisations Kankercel, Utrecht
4 April 2017 - We are building fatberg: internship for Arne Hendriks
20 March 2017 - Rendering for Nathan Yong Design
10 March 2017 - Acoin: anonymising electronic payments in a cashless future
6 March 2017 - Acoin, final model
Think of Acoin as a USB flash drive for money. It stores cash electronically and displays the amount stored. Acoin is not connected to the cloud. It is an offline device in an interconnected world. Electronic transactions make our lives increasingly traceable, which creates a risk of a reduction of personal freedom.
Start paying with Acoin to regain your financial anonymity!
1 March 2017 - Acoin: regain your financial anonymity. The future dangers of data mining
Our spending habits create an outline of who we are. You might think targeted advertising is all there is to this story, but your data gets traded with whoever is willing to pay. When governments get rid of cash because it will "reduce crime", how much freedom will we have left? Electronic payments with Acoin are completely untraceable. It stores your money on the device, and not in a database. So when you lose your Acoin, your money is gone. Just like cash. All of the components to complete offline wireless transactions are inside, and you can store money on it through your phone.
25 February 2017 - Acoin: anonymising electronic payments in a cashless future
For storing money, Acoin relies on cryptocurrency keys. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are a decentralized form of currency, free from all government controlled banking systems. The integrity of the system is maintained by a community of users. Every connected phone or computer becomes a node in a network that verifies the validity of transactions. This ensures the safety and stability of the currency. These digital currencies work with keys that allow access to blocks on a blockchain, or public ledger. Because of this, it is impossible to create money out of thin air. In other words, all money on an Acoin will always be valid.
22 February 2017 - Acoin, exploded view
20 February 2017 - Models: shaping process for Acoin
19 February 2017 - Malaysia, Tangkak. Banana trees at night and jungle canopy.
3 February 2017 - ⚡ Lightning Ring fashion shoot
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17 December 2016 - Cambodia, Temples of Angkor Wat
27 November 2016 - Fashion portrait shoot by AJ Sharma
29 October 2016 - Deepavali. Little India, Singapore
18 October 2016 - Opening exhibition MEDIUM RARE, Singapore
15 October 2016 - Project in progress: ''Ascension"
A seed is planted, it grows, rain falls, the fruit is harvested, cooking begins and dinner is served. The cycle starts again. Transformation is continuous. According to Brazilian chef Alex Atala, like life, food is a cycle. He states: “Behind every dish, there is death.”
This means cooking can be seen as the act of killing, and eating getting rid of the evidence. However, dining is not only the end, but also a celebration of life. I set out to create a set of tableware that translates this philosphy into an experience prior to dining, as we tend to forget that life and death always precede food.
Upon serving the dish, the diner is not presented merely a plate of food. Rather, they are confronted with their own reflection. Made out of stainless steel, the first layer represents vanity, beauty, and life. When the first layer is lifted, not the food, but a second layer is revealed. This black, granite cover represents death. Its shape, weight and material reference to mausoleums and tombstones. The third layer is the food. The dish is the most beautiful moment in the process of transformation, thus the plate completes the experience, resembling a flower. Time is used as the element that connects the three products, both physically and metaphorically.
The objects feature an edge divided in 12 segments, on which they stack together.
21 September 2016 - Visualisations
16 September 2016 - Studio Work
15 September 2016 - Project progress
2 September 2016 - Rochor centre, HDB apartment building, Singapore
21 August 2016 - Neon green leaves, Singapore.
8 July 2016 - Color Studies
28 June 2016
24 June 2016 - Lightning, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
7June 2016 - Woensel West, Eindhoven. Pictures taken about 10 minutes apart.
5 June 2016 - Street in Woensel West, Eindhoven, The Netherlands at 2 am
1 June 2016 - Double exposure series // The ambiguity of problems // There is always a third option
21 May 2016 - Testing new camera lens: Helios 44/2
15 May 2016 - Photo through old stained glass window, Leuven, Belgium
8 May 2016 - Checkpoint Alpha Marienborn, Germany
10 April 2016 - Accidental self portrait, Budapest
4 April 2016 - Fascinating sausage photography, research & interest
25 march 2016 - Casting Aluminum
A while ago I decided that I wanted to do a more structured experiment with MIG printing. Before this test I welded a few things, and explored what the different possibilities on the machine were. But I had never done a structured test, with all the settings front to back.
Until this test: all these welds were made on voltage setting 2, but with different wire feed speed settings. The weld on the left was with the speed on 1, and all the way to the right wire speed in increased to 9, which is the maximum.
The third one from the left is the one with the optimum setting for cleanliness. With a lower speed, the weld stays to hot compared to how much it grows, so the metal starts dripping. With a faster speed spikes inevitably start to form as the wire feeds to quickly. I used these findings for the objects I welded to combine with glassblowing. These I wanted to be spiked, to poke inside the glass while blowing the glass in/around it.
25 Februari 2016 - Strijp S, Eindhoven, at 6 in the morning
24 Februari 2016 - Burnt mirrors are beautifully yellow
18 Februari 2016 - Metal & glass. That yellow shadow is so lovely.
14 Februari 2016 - Glass molten over metal
24 Januari 2016 - Grasshopper trials
19 Januari 2016 - This would look amazing filled with soap bubbles
27 December 2015 - Bimmah Sinkhole Oman
30 July/1 August 2015 - Roadkill series, Australia