WINIFRED WIKKELING called MUDHAUS in 2001 to help her brand a line of exquisite body cremes and lotions. Again, my good fortune in finding clients was in effect as I was handed a client who's very name was dying to become a brand. It didn't hurt that she also hailed from the Netherlands with ties to Suriname and that her product had important floral infusions. And then there is the whole Dutch tulip thing. Let's just say that working on this project meant being immersed in all things beautiful, poetic, rich, fragrant and sensuous.
Winifred and I also spent much time discussing the possibilities and promise of design. She had a strong inclination towards a deeper understanding of design history. And the importance of an aesthetic life. Again, it's a Dutch thing. Earlier this year I was very pleased to discover that this conversational interest of hers had manifested itself in a blog which she elegantly added to the site MUDHAUS designed for her. Be sure to visit winifredwikkeling.com and prepare to get lost in dreams of "an ideal world" and other aesthetic journeys.