This saturday I attended Hello Etsy in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The worldwide marketplace of handmade goods organized this gathering around the theme of "Small Business In A Big World". I'm not a true crafter ( and don't have an Etsy shop ), but as a graphic designer I can very well relate to being a small business in a big world.
The venue was great: I had never visited Piet Hein Eek's studio / factory / store / gallery / restaurant / office before but was happily surprised. It's nice to know there is such a space at only 20 minutes from where I grew up!
Even though my pictures show lamp shades & empty spaces, the day was chockfull with great speakers and mingling amongst the enthusiastic audience.
It was lovely meeting Anastacia, Christine, Hanna, Philomeen, Diane, Kim, Miriam, Em, Giova, Thea, Yann, Marie, Anne, Anne, Rhiannon and so many more creative folks! Totally agree with Floris Dekker "Getting to meet each other is the most powerful thing".
While I'm off to explore all the blogs & Etsy shops by all the new people I've met, I can warmly recommend you to watch some of the talks online. You can find them here.
To win the latest copy of UPPERCASE magazine, head over to Philomeen or Giova for a giveaway!
6 thoughts on “Hello Etsy @ Dutch Design Week”
Ohhh now I'm extra sorry I missed it! I've also heard great things about Piet Hein Eek in Eindhoven… really should go there to satisfy my curiosity one day :)
I was told they serve the best brunches, so you should totally hop on the a train to Eindhoven some day!
It was nice to meet you there, Judith!
I love how you highlighted the main ideas!
Thanks Anastasia! It was lovely meeting you too!
Gaaf! Ik had gewild dat ik er ook heen was gegaan. Zo inspirerend allemaal…
De volgende keer gewoon gaan he! Lijkt me erg leuk om je ook een keertje te ontmoeten.