Road Trip(ping)

This road trip is making me feel so inspired. I never thought I would love the US this much!

This calls for the video art of Hans Gremmen:



2363 miles, from Chicago (IL) to Los Angeles (CA)


Captured from the screen using Google Street View. Duration of the complete movie: 5hrs 11min 49sec. This clip shows the road between miles 1894 and 1931, just outside Kingman (AZ).

Can you believe how amazing this idea is? Hans spent hours and hours making screen images of Google Street View, following cars around… More clips can be viewed here.


Artist statement (2010-2011):
Highway 66 is the main migrant road. 66–the long concrete path across the country, waving gently up and down on the map, from the Mississippi to Bakersfield–over the red lands and the gray lands, twisting up into the mountains, crossing the divide and down into the bright and terrible desert, and across the desert to mountains again, and into the rich California valleys.
66 is the path of people in flight, refugees from dust and shrinking land, from the thunder of tractors and shrinking ownership, from the desert’s slow northward invasion, from the twisting winds that howl up out of Texas, from the floods that bring no richness to the land and steal what little richness is there. From all of these the people are in flight, and they come into 66 from tributary side roads, from the wagon tracks and the rutted country roads. 66 is the mother road, the road of flight.


Exhibition: Gulliver’s Collections by Pet van de Luijtgaarden

Finally The Day was there.
The Unveiling of The Giant
It was as exciting as Pet van de Luijtgaarden had promised it to be.

First shrouded in darkness.
Then lights began to flicker accompanied by some 80’s sci-fi movie score…


pet van de luijtgaarden ellen vesters


pet van de luijtgaarden ellen vesters


pet van de luijtgaarden ellen vesters


pet van de luijtgaarden ellen vesters


pet van de luijtgaarden ellen vesters


pet van de luijtgaarden ellen vesters


pet van de luijtgaarden ellen vesters


pet van de luijtgaarden ellen vesters

(These amazing pictures were made by Staplab-Utrecht)


Again my lamp – that is included in the exhibition – made it to the telly! Watch the item on Gulliver’s Collections below:
(for those who really only want a sneak peek at my lamp: take a look at 37.23)


ellen vesters lampBekijk de video in andere formaten.

Maybe I should consider going back to 3D seeing all the attention this lamp has been recieving…?

Go see the exhibition (also great with kids)! It will only be running for a few more days, until the 22nd of July.
More information:


Wearing some flowers in my hair…

Dutch summers seem to be about singing swimming in the rain these days…
After longing for some sun for so many weeks finally Mr Rockstar and me are of for better weather: California here we come!



PS1 While I am in San Francisco I will be meeting up with textile superstar Kathryn Clark. How exciting to meet an online buddy in real life!

PS2 If ANYbody knows ANY creative solution to those ugly plastics preventing viewing please let me know!

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After having stayed in an absolutely adorable hippy appartment in Frisco (♥ AirBnB!) we are now on the road to greener pastures. Looking for some great campsite to stick around at… I hope to overwhelm you with stunning pictures when I get back!