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Tenniscoats – Baibaba Bimba

A hideous neighbourhood in Ebuisu, Japan on a rainy day and yet Tenniscoats manage to swipe me of my feet with this enchanting lullaby. They’re about to release their latest album Papa’s Ear on 23 January and by the sound of things it will make for good late-night listens during these frosty winter months. La […]

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Dutch Design #5 – Lucas Maassen & Sons Furniture Factory

Lucas Maassen has employed his 3 sons, Thijme (9), Julian (7) and Maris (7). His Sons are responsible for the paint job of the furniture which is build in the factory. They get paid 1 Euro for every piece of furniture they paint. As agreed by the contract they signed. Due to Dutch child labour […]

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Reindeer Wrangling by Eva Weber

Reindeer Wrangling on Nowness.com. German film maker Eva Weber travelled to Karigasniemi village in Utsjoki, Finland, to capture the Sámi people reindeer wrangling. With only a few hours of daylight and the sun setting at 2pm, temperatures plummet to minus 18 degrees Celsius leaving us with this striking and magical short of Santa’s sleigh pullers. […]

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La Mer de Pianos – Tom Wrigglesworth & Mathieu Cuvelier

I love pianos. A beautiful Rippen upright decorates our living room and is currently undergoing a restoration after getting water damaged from travelling a sea or two. Jeez Louise, if only I knew what I was letting myself in for! After weeks of careful sanding I am only halfway. But it’s worth it – the […]

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Cotton Farmers – Kathleen Robbins & Mary Carol Miller

Cotton is no longer King of the Mississippi Delta. Farmers are switching to other crops like soya beans and corn, or to a whole new life all together. Photographer Katleen Robbins and writer Mary Carol Miller – both born and raised in the Mississippi Delta – have documented the vanishing trade of cotton farming: desolate […]

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Dutch Design #4 – Shelter

Shelter is a collection of space dividers composed of Bute fabrics, meticulously unthreaded in to new geometrical patterns. I recently upholstered my ’66 modernist chair with the an adorable tweed by Bute fabrics and love how Henny van Nistelrooy dissects their woven patterns into these works of art. In response to the brief “Shelter” by […]

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Bon Iver – Holocene

What a stunner, this video for Bon Iver‘s Holocene by Nabil Elderkin… Love the visuals with Bon Iver’s icy tunes and the song’s lyrics – And at once I knew I was not magnificent – the effect rugged nature can have on us tiny, insignificant beings. Little Hilke is a lucky boy to wake up […]

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Scottish Craft #2: Bird Table (ware), Teahouse

Kevin Andrew Morris’ recent project Bird table (ware), Teahouse consists of a series of ceramic objects – Teapots, Bowls and Birdhouses – and their relevant counterparts – Birds and Teabags. Kevin takes the conventional functionality away from the domestic object by placing it out of its ordinary context. With other words, he let’s us decide […]

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Dutch Design #3: Forgotten Memory

Home decor is often made for touch – we want to feel the design & sense the products origins. Design graduate Jetske Visser playfully ponders on this thought and created a product whose origin has been forgotten and therefor can’t exist for what we think it is made for. Jetske on her project: “I wonder […]

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Meet Your New BFF: Little Printer

Who says print is dying / dead? I won’t be the first (or last) to post on this sweet Little Printer and it makes sense: bloggers have started the DIY mini-publishing era & that’s what Little Printer is all about. Can’t wait to make my own little dailies to have or hand out. And the […]

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