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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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Cookie Art

Being There got fed up with the overly annoying retargeting banners (that follow you all over the web after you’ve checked out a product or city trip online, which Maaike Schutten called ‘stalkvertising’ in her column). The agency came up with a wonderful idea to get rid of them. By simply accepting the cookie on the… More.

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How Facebook distorts reality

Amsterdam can be as exotic as you want it to be. We already knew that. But it’s what Amsterdam based graphic designer Zilla van den Born proved quite convincingly with her Facebook trip through South East Asia. For five week she hid herself in her apartment in Amsterdam and travelled through Asia with Google, Photoshop and Facebook.… More.

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A finger… In Almost Every Picture #13

We’ve often written about Erik Kessels’ accidental photography books, because we love the casual everydayness of them. Here’s a new one, from the series In Almost Every Picture. It’s book #13 already, and this time his photos feature a finger in front of the lens. The press release: “Over the course of this book, the… More.

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Beepocalypse now!

If you haven’t yet heard, our honey bees have been mysteriously disappearing on mass. Even Einstein knew that if they go, they’re taking us with them! Without going too far down this sulky road, know that help is at hand. Amsterdam is slowly but surely becoming part of the solution in reversing this Beepocalypse, and… More.

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Here there + everywhere

Some of the best companies started in a garage. We started ours in a kitchen – my kitchen. It’s a great place to munch on some concepts, but the work flow got a bit messy. We needed office space. A friend offered us a desk at his garage-turned-into-digital-workplace. We could stay a month, until we’d… More.

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Cucalu enhances your creativity

Amsterdam based Headmade (not based in Germany, as the URL suggests), created the app Cucalu, which is a “game” that helps you to stretch your creativity, just by taking photos of geometrical shapes in your environment. It is the brainchild of artist Daniel Disselkoen (we once featured his Maneater in the Talent of the Month section), and… More.

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2.500+ days

Local designer Ruben Steeman (a.k.a. buro rust) has been making fineliner drawings every single day for the past ten years in A5 sketch books. Ruben has kept all of these volumes and recently decided to turn them into a book containing more that 2.500 of his black & white diary entries. He chose to go… More.

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The noPhone

noPhone is a project by Hyper Island and Silver + Partners NY creatives Ben Langeveld, Ingmar Larsen, Mariana Oliveira, Alanna Watson and Van Gould, and is a “a technology-free alternative to constant hand-to-phone contact“. The 3D printed device was designed to “fulfill all smartphone-holding needs without preventing the user to engage in real life interactions.” They want to target… More.

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