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Buckminster Fuller & Others

Buckminster Fuller was some man. As a pioneer in designer/scientist/philosopher/problem-solver/futurist he’s added some profound thoughts & ideas to human culture we can still feed ourselves on.He paved the way for today’s trend watchers and just recently scientists discovered some of the oldest molecules of our universe are shaped like his Geodesic Domes – incredibly stable […]

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Dutch Design #8 – Fire Drawings by *Glithero*

These fire drawings by designers Tim Simpson and Sarah van Gameren of Studio Glithero remind me of hours of pyrographic fun we had at my primary school’s creative class: it was the thrill of the actual process that excited most, the idea of burning your mark on a bit of plywood. According to the duo: […]

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The Importance of Keeping Bees

While the world has yet to find a cause (and solution!) for colony collapse disorder more and more city farmers reintroduce bees to urban areas and teach us cosmopolitans about the basics of nature. A mesmerizing short film of urban farmer, chicken wrangler and beekeeper Megan Paska promoting the importance and benefits of beekeeping on […]

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Autumn Gold – a documentary by Jan Tenhaven

The Dutch have a great saying: rest rusts – the five 83+ old protagonists (and GREAT characters) of this inspiring and witty documentary Autumn Gold are the living proof. All training to be in top form for the Geriatric Olympics in Lahti, Finland, we get valuable insights into an alternative way of aging. They’re not […]

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Dutch Design #7 – Gravity Stool by Jólan van der Wiel

Jólan van der Wiel manipulates the natural forces of gravity & magnetic fields to shape his design – a very organic, fascinating process that makes me feel humble and in awe with the wonders of physics. And the result shows just that: an extremely powerful yet sinister/disturbing looking stool. Jolan about his designs: There are […]

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Paris is Burning – a documentary by Jennie Livingstone

I spent my weekend browsing through LOVEFilm’s online streaming catalogue making a list of golden and undiscovered oldies to watch. That’s how I came across tour-de-emotional-force Paris is Burning – a documentary on NYC’s ball culture filmed in the mid to late 1980s, exploring a colourful & marginalized subculture defined by race, gender, class and […]

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Pani Jurek – Maria SC.

I am obsessed! Vases coming from all ends and I like them. Just over 2 weeks ago I posted about Chris Kabel’s Hidden Vase project followed last week bij Giorgia Zanellato’s Narciso and now a Polish designer joins my club of vase fetish. Designer Pani Jurek of Gang Design was inspired by the Polish scientist […]

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Narciso – Giorgia Zanellato

Just 2 weeks ago I discovered Chris Kabel’s invisible vases and now I stumbled upon vases that multiply! Italian designer Giorgia Zanellato focuses on the functionality of a vase – not just to hold flowers & provide them of water but to display the flowers to their greatest potential. So she uses mirrors to draw […]

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Hello… – Mattatje Oorlog vs Lionel Richie

Incredibly clever & smile enforcing edit by Matthijs Vlot – aka VJ Mattatje Oorlog – of many films supporting Lionel Richie’s master love song ‘Hello’. So much emotion! Matthijs’ website seems to have gone through the roof after this video going manically viral and is now unavailable but I can only hope to find more […]

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Dutch Design #6 – Chris Kabel

January is a great month for flowers. Not so much because there’s a wide range of choice – because there isn’t – it brings new life in any dull post-festive home. So I love my flowers, but have a troubled relationship with vases. My ‘wardrobe’ for blooms consists of all-round compatible black and transparent options […]

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