S731 on Jul 19, 2016
I bought this as a gift for my best friend, and it's beautiful! Miranda was helpful throughout the process, and she actually sent it out much quicker than expected. I'm so happy with the end result, and I know my friend will love it.
Memories can change into leaves and flowers
"My work began with a story. The story of the last woman on Earth, abandoned by Mother Nature. She was cared for by Flora and she grows into a beautiful natural human. Generations later a girl, half natural / half man, discovers a hidden garden in the woods. A garden full of memories, insights and dreams.
This garden of beautiful moments is still the place where I go when I need inspiration. It is hidden deep in my heart. In this garden nature reflects our world, our existence, our lives, my life. In this garden nature can grow undisturbed and I can be myself.
Sometimes ... when the time comes, I will show my discoveries to the outside world through my work. Or I allow someone to take a look in the garden, we go together on research and we come to a beautiful work of art.
It is a fine place. So pure and so ordinary. Different. Pure different. "
Miranda van Dijk is the artist behind the company Puur Anders (Pure different in Dutch). "I print (vintage) photos on fabric and turn them into leaves and flowers.
Her botanical sculptures are a visual translation of her poetic short stories. They can stand on their own, but together with the story they form a dreamy picture book, with the text as a guideline and her work as illustrations. Miranda loves to talk about change, development and women's growth. Her Garden of beautiful moments is her inspiration.
Miranda won the 2012 jury prize of the contest Unexpected Craft by Museum Boijmans and worked with Dutch magazine Ariadne at Home, Etsy and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. She has her own shop with one-of-a-kind items, but mainly works on commission and creates her own stories.
Miranda van Dijk
Owner, Maker, Designer
I love making up short stories, mostly about the relationship between nature and humankind. Pure stories, different ones. PUUR ANDERS means pure and different in Dutch.
I’m Miranda van Dijk, the designer and maker of Puur Anders. I create fabric flowers and leaves with photographs. Puur Anders means pure different in Dutch. The idea behind the name is that you can find beauty everywhere. Even in the normal things, they could be right on your doorstep. So common, but so extraordinary. Different. Pure different.
* Featured in Top 25 Etsy Moms of 2013 by Babble.com.*
* Featured shop on Etsy blog USA *
Enjoy your visit!
my website: www.puuranders.nl
my blog: www.puuranders.blogspot.com
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
* For fellow Duchies, I also accept bank transfer, contact me for more information.
WEBSHOP ITEMS: Your order will be shipped within 3 days. As soon as your order is shipped, you will be sent an email to confirm that it’s on the way. When the item isn`t in stock, Puur Anders will send you an email about the new delivery time.
DOMESTIC DELIVERY: Delivery within The Netherlands will take about 1 - 2 workingdays after shipment.
INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY: Delivery within Europe will take about 2 to 7 workingdays after shipment. Delivery outside Europe will take about 4 to 12 workingdays after shipment. Keep in mind these are estimated timeframes. Also when you live outside of Europe your order can get held up in customs.
All payments must be received before your order will be processed. The shipping costs are inclusive packaging costs. Packaging costs are the costs for shipping your order, not for the giftbox.
DOMESTIC DELIVERY: Delivery charges depends on the weight of the package (most of the time: € 3,50) . Before checking out in your shopping cart you`ll see the shipping costs for your order.
Every item is shipped as letter mail (without insurance or track and trace), so it fits in your mailbox. The flowers don`t fit in a mailbox package, so these will be shipped as a package with track and trace (= € 8,00).
INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY: Every item is shipped as letter mail (without insurance or track and trace), so it fits in your mailbox. The flowers don`t fit in a mailbox package, so these items will be shipped as a package (also without track and trace). If you prefer shipping with track & trace/insurance, please contact Puur Anders. Puur Anders will adjust the charges. Delivery charges for countries within Europe and the rest of the world depends on the weight of the package. Before checking out in your shopping cart you`ll see the shipping costs for your order. Please Note: Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the customer’s responsibility. Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying.
Refunds and Exchanges
Puur Anders cannot be responsible for orders lost /stolen/broken in the mail.
Additional policies and FAQs
Every item is handmade with care. Please be careful with water and fire. All of the items are not suitable for children. Puur Anders is never responsible for damage to the items caused by uncareful use, violence or abuse. Neither is Puur Anders ever responsible for physical injuries caused by the jewelry.
Every item is handmade and therefore unique. Colors and products may vary a bit.
All prices are exclusive shipping costs. According to the Tax Collectors Office Puur Anders is a small business and is discharged of the administrative obligations according VAT. Puur Anders cannot collect or reclaim VAT.
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS – Please Note: Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the customer’s responsibility. Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying.
Prices are correct at time of publication, errors and omissions excepted. Orders will be processed at the published prices, otherwise, in the case of any unexpected change in price, you will be informed and asked if you wish to reconsider your order before proceeding. All prices are stated in Euro’s (€). Customers living in countries without the Euro (€) as their national currency, must be aware of extra costs their bank will probably charge for making a booking in Euro’s.