mieke willems' shop in Anwerp
yay, I am back to my "normal" life, two weeks and 3500 km later...
I want to inaugurate this return with a post about someone else, for a change...
The two braided girls at the beginnig of this thread are Mieke and Veronika, from Antwerp, Belgium.
I started browsing through their flickr and in a pair of clicks I immediately felt that little warm inside that you get when finding something that precisely answers to your question for beauty in the world.
These two girls are very close friends and among the wide range of things that they share there is a strong passion for collecting objects, like wood block, rubber stamps, child books, mobiles and little simple old games, thrift treasures... their aesthetics are like driven by the imaginery of a 9 years old school girl from the U.R.S.S. in the '70...in their pictures one can read a nostalgic affection for simple and naif design.
Mieke and Veronika recently opened a shop in Antwerp. I really wish they had some kind of online shop, but I feel that the range of objects they sell really needs to be seen, touched and smelled, to share the pleasure of holding that little precious thing in your hand.
Everybody off to Antwerp then!!