Love Aesthetics

August 16, 2014

CURRENT INSPIRATION ON THE WALL / IK ZIE, IK ZIE, WAT JIJ NIET ZIET

love aesthetics ik zie ik zie wat jij niet ziet

 

images by me 

‘Ik zie, ik zie, wat jij niet diet’, translated ‘I see, I see, what you don’t see’, is a Dutch children’s game similar to the English ‘I spy with my little eye’. (Thanks to my kid Lois for reminding me of this.)

Ik zie, ik zie, wat jij niet ziet also applies to where I find most inspiration; in the basic items that have become so integrated in out daily lives that most people don’t think about them anymore, they are so well designed that they become almost invisible. Objects that are always there, taken for granted, that often get overlooked or not thought about. I get really excited about these essentials like the pencil, the notebook, the clothing hanger. But it is also their modesty and unpretentiousness what I like about them, which is also something very typical to Dutch culture.

Ik zie, ik zie, wat jij niet ziet also stands for having an own point of view, discovering new things and seeing new possibilities. How everyone has their own interpretation ans sees things that others don’t see.

I love the sound and rhythm of ‘Ik zie, ik zie, wat jij niet ziet’, the fact that the words are short, simple and all have only one syllable. I love the combination of letters visually and the shape the words make when printed out. You can see why ‘ik zie, ik zie, wat jij niet ziet’ deserves one entire wall of my workspace all to itself.

 

8 responses to “CURRENT INSPIRATION ON THE WALL / IK ZIE, IK ZIE, WAT JIJ NIET ZIET”

  1. Joy says:

    great post! I love being reminded to take a different look at the world <3

  2. Paulina says:

    The phrase is also amazingly visually appealing. I love the post. http://www.thepaarblog.com/

  3. Siel says:

    Helemaal mee eens. 🙂

  4. Muyserin says:

    A similar phrase exists in German, its rhythm also coming from one-syllable words only: „Ich sehe was, was Du nicht siehst!“

  5. Joy says:

    Definitely enjoyed reading this post! Beautiful inspiration!

    http://www.joyyiu.com

  6. Jay says:

    And that is exactly why I love to read your blog. You show simple, obvious, invisible items in an extraordinary manner, from a new more interesting perpective 🙂

  7. Karla says:

    I really love d aohtspmere there!So miss it cos my last trip there was 6 yrs ago,n actually been there 3 times bf,ever travel aione free n easy during d 2nd trip,n always dream to go again…….

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