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One big design ad

Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven is one big ad for Dutch Design and its Design Academy. That said, it is a very engaging and inspiring one. Maybe the power of Dutch Design is stripping something to its bare essentials without loosing the imagination. Contradictory it seems. But so is the term Dutch Design. Inspiration comes… More.

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Relight

During this year’s Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven Michiel van Abbe (VANABBETOTVESSEM) shows three light-objects, as part of the Unlocked exhibition. Michiel van Abbe’s ‘Relight’ combines light and photography into light objects.  Unlocked shows work by participants of Driving Dutch Design, a platform for starting design entrepreneurs. His and others work are on show from 18 till 26 October at Strijp-T.

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Google Wave

Most people would recognise the ‘Google camera car’ if they saw it, these days. But how about the ‘Google camera boat’? Just over a month ago, a specially-rigged boat (low to pass under the bridges) was circling around Amsterdam for three days recording the view from the canals. Google have not given a release date yet, but before… More.

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Media Laboratorium for kids

For those of you who are not working this week (it’s “Herfst vakantie”); go visit Cinekid Medialab till 18 October at the Westergasfabriek. Always a nice surprise. This year there are a few Oculus Rift installations. One lets you fly. Another one lets you be Indiana Jones. You can even build an Oculus Rift from… More.

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Deli: your personalized city guide

Amsterdam has a new city guide; Deli. It’s based on the idea that “everyone experiences the same city in a different way and ends up looking for something that is tailored to his or her personal taste. And “Through a short personality test, the user is presented with a variety of relevant suggestions of places and activities… More.

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Step away from the computer

You know we like craft. So this little film makes us tick. It’s to promote a workshop to learn to make your own posters, art or business cards. The workshop is organised by the Graphic Work Centre Amsterdam (GWA). It was made by Jan-Willem de Man (freelance art director and a team together with Frenkel Schönfeld)… More.

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Manually enhanced posters

Team Thursday created really nice simplistic posters for Moving Futures. Loes van Esch and Simone Trum of Team Thursday made a single poster design and enhanced every print of the poster with a red marker. The result is powerful and divers. It is very noticeable when you drive through the city. Great work Loes and… More.

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Image Hunters

Collecting images has been made extremely easy thanks to the world wide web. What’s more, through search the most diverse collections arise. Some collections are striking enough to exhibit. For instance, the famous ‘Pantone Merkel’ collection of Noortje van Eekelen. Or Frank Schallmaier’s men from gay dating sites, who are unrecognizable due to the camera flash. On Saturday 8… More.

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Happy Deed

“Imagine a world where everybody makes a commitment to do at least one deed that brings happiness to a complete stranger and doesn’t ask for something in return. Wouldn’t that be awesome?” Enter Happy Deed: a foundation that aims to help create a better world simply through incentivizing true social behaviour. “Do good, feel great and… More.

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The UNfappening

Credit: Jennifer Lawrence covered up by DLNQC. As we all know last month the iCloud leak – known as “The Fappening” – revealed explicit pictures of celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Kirsten Dunst. The private photos quickly found their way around the web, so the naked felt very naked. It was almost impossible to make themselves disappear… More.

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