Garyou Tensei


A series of 108 hand-painted, traditional Japanese kaina. Japanese half-sleeve tattoo designs applied to the upper left and right arms. All of the designs in this volume are by the young tattoo artist Yushi ‘Horikichi’ Takei.

Good LuckUitverkocht

Good Luck


Good Luck tattoos are frequently worn by those who really need them: people you would not always call winners. Dices, eight-balls clover leafs, playing-cards, horse shoes: we use all of these symbols to appeal to lucky forces. And if they don’t help, at least you can say: you can’t win if you don’t play.

True LoveUitverkocht

True Love


Tattoos last longer than romances’ is an old school tattoo shop sign. The true love design is, of course, a fool’s tattoo. Many a wearer of a romantic tattoo will eventually hear the reproachful words: ‘I told you, you shouldn’t have done it, you’re gonna regret it’, and so on.




Literally a metal device that prevents a ship or boat from drifting, the anchor came to represent a sailor’s last resort in stormy weather, a symbol of well-grounded hope.




The sweetest girl I ever kissed was another man’s wife… my mother


Artists and their inspiration


This book covers the development of modern and contemporary art in Indonesia, from the colonial period in the 1930s to the present time of globalization. Each chapter is based on important historical moments that changed the course of the art world. N.B. Still available at Amazon.com and Periplus, Indonesia

Anansi 2.0Uitverkocht

Anansi 2.0


Tien nieuwe Anansi-verhalen geschreven door Surinaamse jong volwassenen onder begeleiding van de Schrijversvakschool Paramaribo.

Schaakmat in JakartaUitverkocht

Schaakmat in Jakarta


Oud-ambassadeur over de gespannen verhouding Nederland – Indonesië begin jaren negentig. Nederland en Indonesië beleefden begin jaren negentig spannende tijden in hun onderlinge relaties. De irritaties aan beide zijden liepen op. Aan Nederlandse kant door gebeurtenissen in Indonesië waarbij schendingen van mensenrechten een belangrijke rol speelden: executies, bevolkingspolitiek, Oost-Timor, Aceh.

Teken en zie de wereldUitverkocht

Teken en zie de wereld


Getuigenissen van Surinaamse veteranen over de Tweede Wereldoorlog en de Korea-oorlog. Dat Suriname een belangrijke rol heeft gespeeld in WOII is evident. Honderden jonge mannen én vrouwen gingen als vrijwilligers en dienstplichtigen het leger in. Bekend zijn de Surinaamse gunners, die dienst deden op de marine- en koopvaardijschepen van het KNSM.

Oceania at the Tropenmuseum


Oceania at the Tropenmuseum is not in the first place a book on art form Oceania, but rather a treatise on the coming into existence and growth of a well-known Oceanic collection, which started at the beginning of the 20th century with the bringing together of the collection of the Colonial Museum in the Dutch provincial town of Haarlem

Health Economics for Developing Countries


This book is an introduction to health economics and finance for lower income countries, which is easy to use and read and does not assume previous training in economics. It explains health economics in an accessible applied way using material from, and relevant to, developing countries.

Chain Empowerment


This is a book of hope for Africa’s smallholder farmers. It shows how they can earn more from their crops and livestock by taking control over the value chains they are part of – chains that link them with consumers in Africa’s towns and cities, as well as in other countries

Architectural Quality


Tjeerd Dijkstra describes which concepts play an important part in the definition of architectural quality. After a reflection on these concepts, he enters into the procedures of monitoring and assessment.