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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Imagine 306 kilowatts

Electrified. A bit of a lazy pun, but that’s how we felt when watching this ad. When you normally talk about the power of a car, you talk about horsepower. And we can all, more or less, imagine what the power of a horse is. But what to envision when talking about kilowatts? Achtung! asked… More.

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Lemz wins Dutch Digital Design Award

The case – or rather Lemz – that has already won an incredible amount of advertising awards (among which 13 Lions in Cannes), this weekend also won the prestigious Dutch Design Award at the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. The jury about the concept: “The case not just shows convincingly what design can do for us, but also… More.

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Meals That Get You Laid

The provocative title “Meals That Get You Laid” is the title for a cookbook created by five friends; photographer Jaap Vliegenthart, entrepreneur Otto Jurgens, ad creatives Marc Bennink and Ivar van der Zwan and designer Esther van de Steene. The book is almost finished, but to actually print it the team is trying to crowdfund the… 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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Limited Kia

A limited edition Kia painted by Herman Brood Selwyn Senatori, very nicely filmed, with one of Vivaldi’s seasons bringing the finishing touch. Created by Woedend!, directed by Aaron van Valen (Comrad), and sound by Audentity.

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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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#HappyToHelp

We knew that KLM is a pioneer in answering questions via social media. Already in 2011 they created an activation around it; KLM Live Reply. This week again the Dutch pride wants to show that it’s the most social media friendly air carrier in the world. KLM launched the hashtag #HappyToHelp for a Twitter takeover event. This… More.

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