It was great to see so much focus on insects during our recent trip to Floriade. This insect hotel, placed among flowers, created one of my favourite picture-memories from the show.
About the makers
Frysian Design is part of a care organisation based in Vrijburgh Farm, The Netherlands. They support people to learn how to work on beautiful, at least partly hand-made items, many custom-designed to commission. Specialities include insect hotels and wooden furniture that incorporate natural or recycled materials.
In this world of mass-produced goods, made as cheaply as possible, boxed up in warehouses, ready to be supplied by next day delivery (or we’ll want to know why), I smiled to read this via GoogleTranslate on their website:
Due to the attention and care that we pay to the products together with the participants, delivery may take a little longer than you would like, but then you will have something unique.
Bloggers are often accused of saying one thing and doing another. To some extent, of course that’s true. Writing this reminds me that I’ve been very tempted to chase up an order of second-hand clothes from circular fashion retailer, Thrift+, an example of a great idea, imperfectly executed. Would that be hypocritical, or prudent?