the story of Milou
An extraordinary girl, straight from the heart. She mostly lives in a big fantasy world , but who doesn't dare to dream is just sleeping. Meet textile artist Milou Wansink . Still a student at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, but soon this nature loving young woman will conquer the world.. read, watch and learn, but especially get inspired.
What do you do in life ? I could say I am a textile artist, but still studying textile at The Rietveld Art Academy.
Can you tell us a bit more about you as a textile artist? The beauty of flora and the exploration of crafts such as knitting and weaving inspire me constantly and bring her natural beauty in my work. I bring the feelings of the human crafts such as knitting and weaving together with the sensitivity of the plant and the reaction and interaction of it .
What inspires you? Flora & Fauna. Spinoza (forest) Travelling to France (Beauville); love to be surrounded by the lakes in Beauville and it's where my mother lives. I see that plants, humans and every form of life are connected with each other and I am so amazed about the fact that plants think, maybe not in the way how humans know this mental process, but they own a kind of cellular consciousness and are somehow able to 'adjust' each form of life.
What are your dreams for the future? what happens in the future stays in the future!
How would you describe your style? a folkloristic punk.
What are your favorite brands? Holy, Ann Demeulemeester, Plein Sud, Damir Doma, Vali, Vivienne Westwood, Dries van Noten.
What kind of music do you love? Neil young, Bob Dylan, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Santana, The Band, The Grateful Dead, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hedzoleh, The Barbecues, The Lulus Band, Loi-Toki-Tok, The Eagles Lupopo.
What is your morning ritual? My cup of Indonesian Melati tea with one teaspoon of cane sugar. And if I have bananas : it will be a spinach- Banana, Soyamilk smoothie.
With whom you would like to share a tent with in the middle of nowhere? Laura Castro Poorta.
What is your favorite season? and why? I adore all seasons. But Autumn is a special season when all the leaves are falling down, and spring when all the flora is blossomed.
Do you want to spend the rest of your life in Amsterdam? Further in life I will see myself living in deep nature.
5 things you really cannot live without? Flora & Fauna, Sandal Wood, Treasures, Knittingmachine, My holy perfume.
Is there any creative work of yours online? My website is coming soon.
what's your perception about love? I will usually drown myself in love and see all the beauty in very intensive/passionate love.
Love the smell of.. Sandal wood & Patchoulli
What was your ultimate happiness 10 years ago and today? Going to Switzerland to ski and snowboard in the Mountains. Today going to Lot et Garonne in France.
Guilty pleasure: I will not reveal my guilty pleasure.
Photography: Roos van Rij @ The Lovers & Drifters Club.