After graduating in both Design and Fine Arts, Foekje was determined to create objects that are functional and yet, give space for thought. Colourful designs seem playful, but they are inspired by serious topics and her desire to help our environment. For her Bottle Vase project,
Foekje visited many rivers and beaches and witnessed what plastic pollution does to our environment. This inspired her to design Bubble Buddy, a tool that helps to reduce the plastic waste we create.