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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 #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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Dutch Design #2: The Flax Project

Christien Meindertsma travelled the world with her pig 05049 – her TEDxTalk on the same pig (how its parts make the world turn) was both fun & confronting. With her latest project Christien dissects the process of traditional rope-making using the original material flax as it was done in the 16th century. Flax used to […]

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What’s cooking #1 Cook Me – Black Bile

Belgian designer Tuur van Balen takes food & dining to a whole new level. With the help of leeches Tuur collects his own blood, then marinades the leech in a yeast whos DNA has been ‘programmed’ to be a biosensor. The yeast can then measure the chemicals and hormones in your blood that relate to […]

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Video Worth Watching – TEDxAmsterdam

The Dutch National Ballet & Amsterdam’s creative community comes together over ideas worth spreading. Creative folk from WE ARE Pi & the Dutch National Ballet have made this mesmerizing teaser for the upcoming TEDxAmsterdam. Rutger Hauer will be sharing thoughts alongside video and live speakers to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. […]

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