THE LIFE OF BIBI
An insight in the life, process and thoughts of jewellery designer Bibi van der Velden, and her way of life and work. Find out more about the craftsmanship of…
So happy with the magical place we’ve created in Portugal. After four months of travelling around Australia and New Zealand and enjoying the outdoor surf lifestyle to the fullest, we decided to leave Amsterdam. We moved to this house we found in Portugal and spent three years renovating and working on it. Now, it’s the family home I’ve always dreamt of - thank God I never do things half-heartedly 😉
I always feel better at the beach. And it’s not just a feeling - it is scientifically proven that spending time by the ocean is good for your wellbeing. Staring at the ocean changes our brain waves’ frequency and puts us into a mild meditative state 🧘♀️ Much needed to keep my balance ⚖️🌊
The true art of design and jewellery is through a personal touch. Movement and transformation is a delicate thread that naturally joins everything together we create. Our pieces are fashioned from precious haute materials but there’s always a very human quality to every design.
This Mother’s Day, I want to tell the story of how one woman has handed down her passion for life and work from one generation to the next. And what better way than through the lens of the relationship between me and my mum, the sculptor Michèle Deiters? The #mymotherXmymuse campaign celebrates just how inspirational my mum has been to me. How she led me to choose an artist’s path. How to me, she’s an icon. Read on for Michèle’s take on motherhood, family, and creativity.
The newspaper/magazine supplement of the Telegraaf came to my house for a wonderful interview. The result of which you can find in the @telegraaf.nl from previous weekend. The lovely photography is by René Bouwman. One thing I’m definitely going to miss about this house is the swing!