Besides the ongoing collections of the Bottle Vase Project, we aim to launch two limited editions each year. Each edition comes in a special box, designed by a different artist. As the editions are limited and hand numbered, they are only available as long as there’s stock and we will not produce them again.
#102 & 103 travel minis
During beach clean-ups around the world Foekje stumbled upon bottles big and small and sometimes even smaller. Travel minis are these little bottles that hold 20 ml of after sun or hand detergent on holidays. But in stead of bringing travel mini bottles to her holiday destination, she would always bring some of these minis home. The bottles used for this limited are edition come from Gambia, Morocco, France, Portugal and Thailand.
This set comes in a edition of 200 pieces and the boxes are hand numbered. For this special edition Bodil Jane designed a box, beautifully handmade by craftsmen in Portugal with an eye for detail.
This special edition was launched April 24th. Update: the pink edition was sold out quickly, but the green/mint/purple edition is still available here and at some stores. (see below)
Packaging by Bodil Jane
The packaging of the minis was illustrated by Bodil Jane. Bodil studied in Rotterdam at Willem de Kooning academy and now works and lives in her hometown Amsterdam again. Her work is often female-focused, featuring characters that are approachable. Viewers even comment that they see themselves in her work, the way you’d recognize an old friend. But for this edition she made a still life of the bits and pieces you often find at shores; a mix of natural and human made objects that have washed up.
In all of her work, Bodil builds a delicate level of detail through ornaments. It’s a characteristic she puts down to her love of collecting. She then layers these details carefully.
Each of these elements are illustrated in a part analogue, part digital style. She’s honed a handmade, homely and warm aesthetic. It’s a style that has caught the attention of a range of clients from The New Yorker to Unicef, she’s also collaborated with Caran d’Ache and makes products too. We are very proud she made a print for this limited edition.
….and at selected local boutiques
Amsterdam – Mud in May
Amsterdam – G’in West
Alkmaar – Apart Living
Den Haag – Stokstaart
Deventer – Hoge Ramen
Dordrecht – Opa en An
Dordrecht – Mavi Kids & Home
Haarlem – Petit Depot
Hoorn – Clevers concept store
Gouda – Juffrouw Saartje
Groningen – dingen die ik leuk vind
Leeuwarden – Meet Mister Fred
Rotterdam – Een Bloemetje op Tafel
Utrecht – Licht & Fijn
Utrecht – &meer
Zaandam – Zaansch Faam
#101 Robijntje (2020)
During a beach clean-up near Bari, Italy, Foekje stumbled upon this little bear. Once his little body was filled with liquid washing detergent or fabric softener and his place was on top of a washing machine. But now he was filled with sea water and washed up ashore. He never told us how he ended up there but we expect it was a long journey.
Illustration by Elzeline Kooy
Elzeline Kooy is an illustrator based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Her work is playful and evolves a lot around color, with an eye for detail. In her work, she often references surrealism and comics. Flora and Fauna also play a big part, as well as architecture, tiling and bizarre swimming pools. She has a small obsession with bricks, basketballs and palmtrees. For special edition #101 Elzeline designed a box with a lively deep sea scene.
This special edition is sold out and because it was limited it will not come back, sorry.