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Studio Visit: Lex Pott
Since graduating cum laude in 2009 from the prestigious Design Academy Eindhoven, young Dutch designer Lex Pott has been very busy—first with working for Hella Jongerius and Scholten & Baijings, and then with starting up his own studio. When we stopped...
DESIGN
Dutch Designer Rugs from ICE International
Dutch rug-maker ICE International's hand-knotted throws grace some of the most esteemed establishments the world over. From The Savoy in London to the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, ICE is no stranger to high profile clients. The family-run company's latest...
TECH
Mujjo Leather Wallet Case for iPhone 6
With Apple Pay potentially changing our perception of what the modern wallet will become, Dutch accessories design brand Mujjo has released a beautiful new case that keeps this in mind. The Leather Wallet Case for iPhone 6, in black and tan colorways...
DESIGN
Nockstone Modular Building Blocks
Nockstone is a concept stemming from a collaboration between two Dutch designers, Melle Koot and Volken de Vlas. It's a modular building block that can be interlocked together with other Nockstones without the need for auxiliary joiners like glue...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Amsterdam
Much like the city's compact urban landscape, Amsterdam's creative history is also densely formed, and even a quick visit to the Dutch capital can be extremely inspiring. Interestingly, you often hear Dutch people say they strive to act "normal"—yet...
DESIGN
Studio Visit: Dirk Vander Kooij
Less than three years ago we watched the budding Dutch designer Dirk Vander Kooij explain his graduation project to a packed house at Cape Town's Design Indaba conference. The Design Academy Eindhoven alumnus humbly presented Endless Flow, a "dining...
STYLE
Korshun Footwear
by Dora Haller Dutch footwear designer Anna Korshun creates leather shoes that don't require any glue or stitches. Almost magically constructed, the upper and outer soles are clicked together and then wrapped by a rubber layer that ensures a solid...
DESIGN
Interview: Aldo Bakker
by Stefano Caggiano Designs by Aldo Bakker look quite different from designs by his father Gijs Bakker who, in 1993 founded—with Renny Ramakers—the worldwide famous “conceptual design" brand Droog. Rather than focused on the concept, Aldo Bakker...
DESIGN
Interview: Mirjam Vogt of Magazin
With one large window facing the street, Magazin looks out onto one of Amsterdam's newest design districts. The artisanal shops lining the long street of Czaar Peterstraat seem to have appeared almost overnight, although locals will tell say it's...
FOOD-DRINK
Smool Kitchen Tools
Dutch design agency Smool, led by founding designer Robert Bronwasser, presented an exhaustive collection of products for the home this past week in Milan as part of Ventura Lambrate. Among the furniture, television and even transportation designs...
DESIGN
Interview: Victor Muller on the Spyker B6 Venator
By Josh Rubin and Evan Orensten "For the tenacious, no road is impossible." So goes the Spyker motto, a saying that has taken on new meaning with this week's unveiling of the Spyker B6 Venator at the 2013 Genenva International Motor Show. Designed...
CULTURE
Tribute to Hieronymus Bosch in Congo
Sponsored content: One of the most captivating artists at Miami Art Week, Belgian artist Jan Fabre painstakingly creates massive allegorical works entirely out of naturally shedded jewel beetle wings. In the series "Tribute to Hieronymus Bosch in...
DESIGN
The Originals Collection
Made in Amsterdam, The Originals Collection from Mujjo celebrates the understated but energetic nature of signature Dutch design, which Mujjo founder Remy Nagelmaeker describes as "contemporary and simple, but elegant and often innovative in shape...
DESIGN
Maarten Baas
Dutch designer Maarten Baas deals in the unexpected. "Beauty and ugliness is something that I find interesting," Baas explains. "I have the feeling that our sense for beauty isn't so pure anymore. I sometimes try to shake up the way we see things...
DESIGN
An Interview with Dirk Vander Kooij
Dutch designer Dirk van der Kooij is obsessed with rapid prototyping. Best known for his Endless Chair, made from a continuous string of recycled plastic using a 3D printer, the design has grown into a range of products all with the goal of making...
DESIGN
Fragile Future Chandelier
Among stunning 20th-century artworks from European galleries, there's always a contemporary design gem or two to be found at London's Art + Design Pavilion. In 2008 we came across rAndom International’s Temporary Printing Machine at The Carpenters...
DESIGN
Brand Van Egmond Anniversary Collection
Commemorating 20 years of success in the design world, Brand Van Egmond is celebrating their anniversary with a new collection of their "haute couture" lighting. With an approach based on the idea of making real sculptures, BVE's fixtures (many...
DESIGN
Daphna Laurens
A study on value, the transformer-like Vault structure from the prolific Eindhoven-based design team Daphna Isaacs and Laurens Manders speaks to the notion that truly priceless items are intangible, and can't be tucked away in a safe. Comprised...
CULTURE
A Shallow Wade
Dutch artist Ron van der Ende beautifully transforms pieces of found wood into inventive examples of bas-relief, creating sculptures that span the traditional church to a Nascar Charger. Van der Ende displays his labor-intensive works in a new solo...
STYLE
Maaike Mekking: Witch-Craft-Wo-Man-Ship
While much of the recent London Fashion Week lacked the edge of past seasons with designers taking the safer route by showing subdued ready-to-wear collections, Dutch-born designer Maaike Mekking seized on high drama (what some might say fashion does...
DESIGN
Cut & Paste
A curious collection of improbable objects, "Cut & Paste" is the brainchild of the incredibly talented Kiki van Eijk. The project, currently on view at Secondome Design Gallery in Rome, marries disparate elements of material, color, finish and...
FOOD-DRINK
Hotchocspoon
The "iPhone among hot chocolates," Hotchocspoon is made of a wooden spoon stuck into a large cube of solid drinking chocolate. To enjoy it, simply stir into a searing cup of whole milk for a deliciously rich treat. Available in over 46...
CULTURE
The Dutch Touch Art: Hand-Painted Oils
by Tisha Leung Preserving the style of painting popular during the Netherlands'; Golden Age, the Dutch Touch Art Company's newest collection of oil paintings celebrates the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's discovery of Manhattan. Other reproductions...
DESIGN
Marcel Wanders: Behind the Ceiling
A breathtaking monograph of prolific designer Marcel Wanders, "Behind the Ceiling" investigates the designer's motivations and inspirations, going beyond a simple catalog of work to lend real insight into what makes him tick. The coffee...
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