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Monday, 24 December 2012


Something you will laugh about all day! Mr. Majestics brother. 
Click on image!



Mr. Majestic turns out to be a very happy camper when it snows. 
So let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

(Only to bad that it is raining now. For days. Wet and muddy dogs are not funny when they are yours.)

Friday, 21 December 2012


A new car has joined the ‘moving on’ card collection at Kaartje2go.

It’s the irresistible FIAT 500!
The most important furniture on top, (go easy with the Eames chair!) and some lovely birds, off course.

Sunday, 18 November 2012


Wonderdog turned 11 today!

Mr. Majestic and the football from which a whole side ‘disappeared’.


Film project # 2
This project is a oneminute sketch we had to made as practice for a threeminuteshort  that will be our end film and will be graded in january.
So, I filmed and filmed and filmed when we took a trip to Barcelona. I used a photocamera (Fujifilm X10), so it wasn’t obvious for other people that I was filming. I think. Maybe some people were wondering why someone would be standing still for several minutes to take a picture.
The technique I used is like a lomography-style (photography), shooting from the hip, shooting while walking and just aiming in front of me.
From all the footage I created this first minute to start the story.

Going to the beach shows the start of a journey to the sea. How far will we come in just a minute...

naar zee | going to the beach

To watch, click on image. Thank you.


Film project # 1
In this first project there were six of us. And all six of us had a job and a opinion. I wrote the script and passed it on to the next person. So it happened that someone became the actor, someone filmed, someone edited, someone took care of things, someone opened up her house as film hub, someone overlooked and someone found some great music. Then all six of us gave a little. And then it was ready.  And all six of us were happy.

We made a threeminuteshort
We are Van der Berg | Exel | Hoekstra | Quist | Spin and Untersalmberger.

What if all is done, all is remembered, all is lived.
Over and over. And still, you are here. 


To watch, click on image, please.

Some scenes from the script in Dutch.They describe the storyline, how to shoot, pictures and the meaning of the shots.

Saturday, 27 October 2012


Red cap with Nadia is also available as postcard at kaartje2go. Check out my collection so far!

For an old fashioned winterish season with a little fantasy and fun (and lots of birds, offcourse).

Friday, 26 October 2012


This is a great knitted cap and under it lives a gorgeous boy named Jasper.
I couldn’t stop watching this picture. And the cap.
(even if it is a little dark, oh well it’s fall time, darkness creeps in everywhere).

So it happened that Nadia had to had one. And now all she needs is a Jasper for company.

Friday, 19 October 2012


Thinking about...

Eten        To eat

Mercat de la Boqueria (grote versmarkt), Barcelona, 2012

Spanje 2012.
Het vlees is niet goedkoop, maar we hebben honger. Ook al is dat niet aan ons af te zien. Met onze dikke buik staan we voor het uitgestalde vlees en fantaseren over het moment van het spetteren in de olie en ruiken de geur van het braden.
Er is zoveel, de keuze is zo groot. Honger.
Misschien moesten we vandaag maar een groter stuk nemen dan eten we morgen wel wat minder. Want het is best duur.
We hebben het hier niet breed en de tijden zijn slecht. Maar eten hebben we hier nog. Het is vers en uitnodigend. We gaan wel naar de markt, dat scheelt toch wel iets.

We hebben hier de keuze. Minder eten, minder nieuwe kleren, niet meer naar de tandarts, tweedehands schoolboeken, een goedkoper huis.

In ieder geval niet minder eten.

Spain 2012.
Meat is not cheap, but we are hungry. Even if you can’t tell that by looking at us. With our big belly’s we gaze at the meat in front of us en fantasize about the moment it sizzles in oil and the delicious smells reach our brain.
So many meat. So many choice. Hungry.
Maybe today we will buy a bigger peace, we can eat a little less tomorrow.
Because it really is kind of expensive.
We do not have many means and times are rough. But food we still have. It’s fresh and it is calling on us. And we go to the market, that’s still a little cheaper.

We have a choice here. We can buy less food, less clothing, don’t visit the dentist, second-hand schoolbooks, a more affordable home.

Anyway, less food. Never.