Discover Eindhoven, The Netherlands in this catalogue of creative happenings

Telling tales Telling tales
May 7th, 2011

Mischa (35) and Nanning (33) Tydeman are at it again. Telling fabulous stories on behalf of four talented ladies who illustrate – Misses DanĂ¯elle van Dieten and Smits, Kim Welling and Marieke Coenen. Works by these illustrators are to be viewed for one more chance, tomorrow in Mischa’s apartment, Lichtstraat 2 in Eindhoven. The pursuit of the whimsical, poignant, charming is here in the Netherlands. And that’s thanks to the shy, modest, brilliant, curatorship of Nanning and Mischa Tydeman. I’m not making it up

Emptying a home to fill it with talent Emptying a home to fill it with talent
October 31st, 2010

What I like about the idea of the House of Talent is that many of the designs to be seen during a week like this can be somewhat obtuse, hardly practical – bordering on art. There’s nothing wrong with that. On the other hand, sometimes you feel like you’re walking through a trade show or some sort of “home and interiors fair” which is a little bit uninspiring in terms of “design” in an important sense (mind you, beautiful stuff). What this House of Talent is, is three-fold. It creates a podium for a range of designers and it puts an interesting range of products in context. Then there’s the third bit. You need the talent of curators Nanning and Mischa to put the right pieces together, from the right curtain color to the complementary artwork (not part of the exhibition, but fitting nonetheless).