Magical Daydream helps you transform boring everyday moments into creative and fun ones.
It’s a happy place for creative souls with zero time, small business-owners with big dreams, street-artists and superheroes, grown-ups who love to play hopscotch, funky goofballs and vivid daydreamers.
If you also believe that you can never have enough rainbows, glitters or polka dots, you’ll feel right at home here. Other things I believe in?
Magical Daydream Manifesto
You are never too old to play.
Happiness can be found in the small things.
In pursuing silly ideas to bring a spark to this world.
Life is as beautiful as you make it.
Anyone can be creative.
In courageous people who act on their dreams.
In learning new things daily.
In living a passionate life by doing what you love and creating your own magic.
You have the power to turn ordinary life into a series of extraordinary rainbow-coloured moments. I’m here to help you create the confetti filled life you deserve.
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Hi! I’m Mariëlle. Magical Daydream was born from a desire to change the feeling that my life was boring and meaningless. I started exploring ways to break the mundane everyday routine in playful ways and use my creativity to make other people smile. I have discovered that life can be beautiful, fun and extraordinary when you decide to live it in such a way.
I try to touch and inspire the world around me with acts of kindness. I once did this by folding 1000 origami paper cranes and handing them out to 1000 random strangers. But usually I brighten people’s day in smaller ways, like spontaneously baking cookies for your neighbours, planting flowers in my neighborhood by guerrilla gardening, doodling on bananas and sneak them back into the supermarket or turn ugly street stains into art. I also designed a Kindness Kit, which encourages people to make a positive impact in a similar way.
I believe that you need to create your own adventures: build blanket forts in your living room, host a Blacklight Science Fair dinner party for your friends or watch the sunrise on your rooftop. I created an ‘Instant Inspiration Kit’ to provide you with an infinite amount of ideas to create a sparkling, fun and adventurous life too.
I am Dutch and live in The Netherlands, but an adventurer and explorer at heart. I lived all over the world and travelled to many places. I love crossing amazing experiences off my bucket list, like: fly a hot air balloon, learn to surf, swim in bioluminescent plankton, exhibit my artwork and travel the world by myself.
Mariëlle van Aart-Coppes inspires people from all over the world to break the everyday boring routine with a spark of fun on her blog MagicalDaydream.com. She is on a constant quest to create tiny sparks of happiness in this world. She is an inspirator, teacher and speaker.
In 2017 Mariëlle was appointed by her municipality to be the first ‘curator smilefactor’ of Eindhoven. Her mission: make inhabitants smile by creative use of the public space. She makes people smile in ways ranging from her 1000 paper crane project (in which she gave away handmade origami cranes to 1000 random strangers), to creating balloon trees or messages that only appear when it rains.
As a designer and Master of Science she is fascinated by how to effectively create products that elicit play, break the everyday routine and inspire people to live a happier life. She designed, programmed and built a magic fountain that invites playful behaviour, which was exhibited at TEDxBrainport.
Mariëlle teaches the course ‘From Dreamer to Doer‘, in which you learn how to get creative shit done in hectic, everyday life. She also taught a class of 50 bachelor students in Denmark a course on kindness, dreams, play and creativity. Her colourful and fairy-tale-like paintings were exhibited at ‘Kunst aan de Vaart’, featured in the TV show ‘De Slimste Mens’ and used as book cover.
Mariëlle was born in the Netherlands but has lived all over the world. She is obsessed with polka dots and rainbows and loves coffee.
Press & Media Coverage (most in Dutch)
Balloon Trees [Studio040, Omroep Brabant, Flow Magazine Blog]
Rainworks [Studio040, Eindhovens Dagblad , Omroep Brabant, Omroep Brabant: radio interview (from 44.50), E52]
Yarn bomb project [Studio040, Eindhovens Dagblad]
1000 Origami Cranes [Flow Magazine Blog, KarmaTube]
Other [Flow Magazine Blog]
e-mail: marielle [at] magicaldaydream [dot] com