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Start This Biz

Start This Biz – founded by freelance art director Jarr Geerligs – sells unique company names with a logo and URL as a starter kit. Geerligs, who likes to come up with quirky names and fresh logos, created brands such as Vélophile, Café Sober and Lick Salon – in Dutch. Geerligs: “It is for entrepreneurs… More.

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Screenshaver

For those “who don’t want to go through the hassle of grooming a handlebar” in Movember, Amsterdam based creatives duo Bas van de Poel and Daan van Dam (working at Anomaly), together with Hong Kong based animator Wong Ping (nowhynowhy), created a ‘Screenshaver’ (You can watch the trailer here). “Whenever your computer is not in use, the animated figure starts shaving every… More.

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Only the chocolote bit at the bottom

Kickstarter allows you to make your wildest dreams come true. Take the Bacon Sprinkles by Natwerk that we recently featured. Or these pointy chocolate filled bits (“Puntjes”) at the bottom of a Cornetto. Silly, this initiative by creative team Sharon Goldstoff and Jimmy Mars? Not really, there’s even a Facebook page called “Eating a Cornetto quickly… More.

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Uncommon

Uncommon is seeking the uncomfortable in the comfortable. Uncommon are those who dare to fly without wings. Uncommon is seeing big, in small. Uncommon is 4 agencies, 3 months each. Dawn, Natwerk SUE and Achtung! launch the first cross-agency advertising traineeship program in the Netherlands (maximum age 27, at least 2 years working experience, you have to… More.

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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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