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Wanderbrief

I was in Cannes this week and found out that the famous Backpacker Intern Mark Van Der Heijden is going professional by upscaling his trade. In Cannes – where he was an official speaker –  Van der Heijden pitched his startup Wanderbrief. According to the website Wanderbrief is a… More.

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Finding myself in India

KesselsKramer is publishing a book by its Art Director Bart Eysink Smeets documenting his journey of finding himself in India. People continue to travel across the world to discover different cultures, experience the unknown and, thanks to movies such as ‘Eat Pray Love’, to serve the new number… More.

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Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response

Everyone at MassiveMusic has a favorite noise printed on their business card. Mine says ‘Bob Ross’. Before YouTube I used to put on my headphones and sit in front of the TV whenever Bob Ross was on. It would fill me with an indescribable sensation. A… More.

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Alles Cannes

Like Wesley ter Haar (MediaMonks) and David Snellenberg (Dawn) highlighted in their presentation at ADCN’s Illuminating Talks I also believe that creativity is an attitude. A healthy ‘Amsterdam’ approach to life. A flavour that us natives of the city call “Bijdehand”. The word that applies to the antics… More.

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The Electric Knife Orchestra

Made by Neil Mendoza the Electric Knife Orchestra is definitely not the first music generating installation, it sure is the most deadly one. Made from sixteen knives and one meat cleaver all perfectly aligned to play the unforgettable ‘Staying Alive’ by the BeeGees. The knife Tesla Coil is the… More.

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Awesome Amsterdam

I love Amsterdam. Almost everything about it. But just like the rest of the world, Amsterdam can always use some more Awesomeness. This week I attended the very first edition of “Awesome Amsterdam”, which is the Dutch chapter of the Awesome Foundation (“Forwarding the interest of… More.

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Amsterdam Is Public

This year cultural organisation We Are Public celebrates its anniversary: a year ago they started their search for 2.500 culture fans to collaborate on a new way of discovering culture and crowdfund cultural initiatives – half of the proceeds go to the institutions and artists they collaborate with.… More.

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The Curly Letter of Amsterdam

A few weeks ago a new book was launched in Amsterdam about the curly letters that can be found painted on the windows of old ‘brown’ cafés in Amsterdam. Re-Type founder Ramiro Espinoza researched the letter for almost a decade and created a digital font out of it, named… More.

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Amsterdam’s Open Ateliers

Photo of Itamar Gilboa‘s artist studio in Amsterdam. Photo credit: Jordi Huisman. Source FvF.  Bustling below the surface of Amsterdam’s picturesque canals and grachtenhuizen is a thriving underbelly of contemporary bohemian artists. Once a year these artists open their studios to meet visitors and showcase their work… More.

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