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I consider myself a Japanophile. In 2018 I visited Japan for the first time after years of anticipation. I had finally found the perfect travel companion in my boyfriend - who is just as positively obsessed with Japan as I am - since I’m not one to travel solo, unless it’s for work purposes. In the first week we arrived we already agreed that after this trip we would come back to Japan as soon as we could. And this year we made it back, in March, right in the middle of the global COVID-19 outbreak. We hesitated for a long time if we should travel at all, but the situation in Japan seemed fairly mild and under control, except for big events and most museums everything was still in operation. At the same time the situation in Europe was getting worse, so we felt it might be even better to escape to Japan than to stay in The Netherlands, where we might go under lockdown, which had just happened in Italy.
Virtual Design Festival  is the world's first online design festival, taking place from 15 April to 30 June 2020. With much of the wo...
Nobody - is a photo series inspired by the Rotterdam street scene at the time of the corona crisis. A time when the city comes to a standsti...
In September Kukka moved to a new studio space, in "De Wasserij" builing in Rotterdam. De Wasserij (the laundromat) is the ne...
Despite technological advances in new materials, design processes, artificial intelligence, 3D-printing, miniaturized electronics and d...
On the 29th of March I gave my very first TED talk at TEDxRotterdam, about rethinking the way we colour our clothes.
Yesterday I gave two short circular textile printing workshops at the DWGWD festival , a Dutch sustainability festival for everyone who wa...
January means fashion and textile trade fair month. The 8th Future Fabrics Expo in London presented the latest developments in sustainable...
Let's start the year by debunking on of the most repeated lines I've heard in the last two years. Namely: that fashion is the second...