Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Going Dutch

Leave it to a Dutchman! While still a graduate student at the Design Academy Eindhoven, Joep Verhoeven did us all a favor and put form over function. Why NOT inject a little beauty into something as common and necessary as a chain link fence? I swore I would never have one, but we do (came with the house) and love its purpose (dogs). While most of it is covered with vines and shrubs, there are a few areas where I would love to place this Lace Fence instead!

The organic and curvilinear patterns available include Blossom, Drops and Leaves.

Top: Blossom  Bottom: Leaf

The lace fence is produced by the Dutch design house, Demakersvan, and is available in the U.S. through DroogUSA.

Currently in the Netherlands, there is a competition quite unlike any other I've ever seen. Just check out these sand sculptures at the Zandsculpturenfestijn (Sand Sculpture Festival) running from the 15th of April to the 29th of October. The Festival information is here.

The winner of the competition with the Marine motto, created by Arianne van Rosmalen and Susanne Ruseler.

Aren't these amazing?

[1-2, 3, 4-6]


  1. Hi Annie,
    I wouldn't mind having a chain link fence like that, is beautiful. Love the sculptures too!
    Have a great day!
    XXX Ido

  2. That fence is incredible! I love lace, and to think the work that went into it. I am loving the new white fence around our American dream :) XO, Kelly

  3. Dear Ann, If I have to have a chain link fence (and thank goodness I don't) then I want it to be a chain link fence adorned with lace. The sand sculptures are remarkable and beautiful, especially the very last one.

  4. I am continually amazed at the talent that is out there. This is incredible and I would have never thought of it.

  5. What a pretty place the owrld would be if all chain link fencing was like that! What fun Thanks Ann. Cheers Heather

  6. The lower part of the fence is indeed useless but if the beans could climb onto the fence above the chickens reach then it would work. chain link fence prices



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