Shit Happens

Stepping out of the wrong side of the bed, bumping your little toe to the bedside, stumbling over the cat who’s constant at your feet to show you her affection, spilling milk over your fresh outfit, forgot your keys while you just slammed the door, missed the bus, forgot your lunchbox or to comb your hair, spinach between your teeth’s, two different socks, traffic jam, data loss, got fired, bad hair day, quiet desperation shit happens (and then you die)

Personal affairs can be shitty by them selves, you really don’t need the shit of the entire world. Still…you cannot close your eyes to it. Currently a large piece of coral is damaged by BAM at Curacao harbour. It happened by accident, they said. And they (BAM) will look in to it. If they appear to be guilty of the matter they will compensate. But who or what are they going to compensate? It took ages to grow; it took a minute to annihilate. It cannot be compensated by money and they cannot make new coral, that’s for sure. To get back on the shitty subject, there’s nothing you can do really, but saying he!, shit happens and proceed with whatever you were doing. And life’s goes on until it stops.

Who ever dived or snorkeld at Curacao or Bonaire knows how exeptional overwhelming, delicate and beautifull it is.

Design Shit Happens is in store @ artwearness. Cool design and a little awareness. Check us out

Tune In Tune Out

New design Tune In, Tune Out @ Artwearness. This design is inspired on the never ceasing activity in my head and probably yours! In this age of being ON all the time, the off button seems hard to find.  I do like my life and all opportunities offered to me because of these conditions we live in, but I would like to be switched off once in a while. Information overload, system meltdown. Sometimes I long to escape from our wired boxes and brick cities and crave for remote places and overwhelming nature, the sounds of the waves breaking, birds singing and a calm breeze.

Our promo is inspired on Daft Punk, a French house electro duo; Thomas Bangalter & Guy Manuel. They make futuristic dance music soaked with electronic samples. Started in the 90tees and still active and contemporary as ever. Kraftwerk (Germany 1970) came before them and led the way to new sounds. It could well be that they inspired Daft Punk in the first place….. Oh I almost forgot, the handsome guy without the helmet is Keanu Reeves....

Enjoy our selection, starting with Kraftwerk ending with Daftpunks, ‘Lose Your Selve to Dance’:







Slaved By The Bell


This weekend I read an item in the ‘Volkskrant’ on how we are all addicted to the Internet (our smartphone’s). This article about social psychologist Adam Alter reflected what I felt ever since the mobile hype started. Me, myself am laughed at because of my ancient Nokia (no problem by the way). Did I resent having a Smartphone in the first place? No, I did not. I resented the idea that I had to have one in order to be looked upon as a modern human being, not cut off by society, not a hermit. Well, whenever I feel the strong social (peer) pressure of doing something that’s not necessarily my own idea, I am getting alarmed, persistent and headstrong. So at this moment I hang to my Nokia as a leaf to a tree. I wonder who is having the benefit of social media addiction and smartphone dependency? Right guess, it is not you or I, it is the big data company, the phone Company and Zuckerberg, getting richer and more powerful everyday Creepy when you think of it. I ofthen wondered why people aren’t more critical towards this kind of mass surrender to what we call ‘technical progression’. Why do we seem to be not able to control our own mechanisms? Why are we slaved?

To be honest, Artwearness is active on most social platforms. Therefore Smartphone’s of others are used because I do not own one. Does this make me a bit of a hypocrite? Maybe. But everyone seems to live and buy on social media and not being represented, as a company equals no visibility, no vital force. And I must say I do enjoy it, communicating with the world. On the bright side, it offers us free platforms to spread our creativity and launch our ideas. That is a good thing, a great thing of internet. I still discover a lot of great creativity, great idea’s and beautiful art. But there’s a lot of bullshit too to be honest. How many selfies can a human brain bare? Why does just somebody’s face in million poses attracts so much likes, time after time? It puzzles me.

To end this discourse I would plaid to get real creative! Use this multi media tool to spread great thoughts and images, to question the world, the big data market, our selves. Lets get wiser, (suck up all there’s to learn on the net) instead of dumber (gazing at other faces). Just like Spinoza started the enlightenment movement, we need a new enlightenment to get out of the dark ages of Internet and evolve truly to a higher state of being. Just technical innovation is not enough!

This though is brought to you by Artwaerness design Slaved By The Bell. R U Interested in becoming an ambassador of this thought? Just buy this great design at our web shop and start spreading this peculiar statement

Do you want a discount? Let me know, mail us The best reason gets up to 20% .off














Kingofthemall or Queenofthemall

Queenofthemall – Kingofthemall

R u a King/Queen/ of Them All or a King/Queen of The Mall? That’s the question.

Anyway be your own King/Queen and crown your existence with this beautiful garment.

Now at sale @artwearness

(only the white shirts are discounted & please check our delivery
terms! & remember Kings day is a reoccurring event > too late for this
year> be an early adapter for next year)


British Delight

Design British Delight is extracted from an artful collaboration between (founder & house designer Artwearness & autonomous artist) Marit Otto & Mirthe Langelaan (artist, painter). This collaboration ‘Duo Ongezoet‘ was named after the material they both worked with in this project ‘candy. One of our ‘products’ from a series of candy photographs was called British Delight. 

The chosen iconic model on our promo is Iris Apfel. She stands for originality, personality, fashion and art. She was her own artwork in progress. Artwearness salutes her and all colorful people.

Design British Delight is available @ and nowhere else!






Artwearness refreshed, renewed & Improved


Today we are celebrating the new and improved website of Artwearness. The website had a complete make over. It is faster, more functional and insightful. We also launch a few new features like: More Artist @ Artwearness and an option to customize a design at your personal flavour and more. Visit us @

This blog is attached to the site, by clicking on the logo (header) above you can move to the web shop straight a way.




Democracy Is No Commodity

Democracy Is No Commodity, or is it? This seems to become more and more an essential question these days. Is the word democracy subject to decay? Potential dictatorial leaders claiming true democracy while aiming on pure undiluted and undisputed power. Hm…..

This is our ode to democracy, she’s not perfect and sometimes it feels inefficient but its basically like owning (very) old shoes, you don’t throw them away before you bought (proper) new shoes. And for now the proverbial shoe store does not have an appropriate alternative in store….

we selected some interesting links for you on the subject.

In the meanwhile check our webshop for this and more cool wearable statements:








Potential Hero

Have a nice weekend!
Design Potential Hero @ www.artwearness.comBeing a potential Hero definitely beats being no hero at all.

Inspiration for the flyer are the Dude & Walter from The Big Lebowski




Baby Einstein says,

When we look into our glass bowl and check the nearby future, we see that we are officially re- opened at Wednesday April 19 at 1600 hours. Renewed, refreshed & improved.

To quote Einstein: I look to the future because that’s where I’m going to spend the rest of my life”

Hope you spend it with us!


Design Baby Einstein is available @


Design Baby Einstein is available @




No Sense

Searching for meaning on the World Wide Web can be fulfilling as disappointing. Many things make absolutely no sense at all. Some things do.

This design makes no sense, but is still a very reasonable thing to wear…

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