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FOOD-DRINK
VL92 Gin & Tonic Emergency Kit
More than just curious paper packaging (though it is lovely, thanks to design agency Rare Fruits Council), VL92's Gin & Tonic Emergency Kit is a smart option for the ever-famous cocktail—and those who want to quickly whip it up. With the recipe incorporated...
CULTURE
Summer Dreams at Het Nieuwe Instituut
Having served as an archivist at Rotterdam's Het Nieuwe Instituut, for the past two decades, Alfred Marks is making a curatorial debut with "Summer Dreams," an exhibition inspired by the way the Dutch spent their leisure time in the last century...
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...
DESIGN
Heineken Future Bottle Design Challenge 2013: Remix Our Future
Advertorial content: After the success of last year's inaugural bottle redesign challenge—which saw over 30,000 entries from more than 140 countries—Heineken today launches its second annual global bottle design competition. This year...
FOOD-DRINK
ToastaBags
A game-changing food invention that just about rivals sliced bread, ToastaBags provides a mess-free method for making a sandwich toasted to perfection. This child-friendly product is ideal for those with an affinity for sandwiches that ooze with...
DESIGN
Leon Ransmeier
A kind of Shaker simplicity marks the work of Leon Ransmeier, a beauty that results when an object is exactly what it's meant to be and nothing more. A humidifier is a pristine bucket filled with water; an extension cord wraps itself neatly around...
DESIGN
Milan Design Week 2009 Recap: Makkum
Every year during the Salone del Mobile, the Netherlands' oldest company, Royal Tichelaar Makkum, mounts a quiet exhibition of its latest projects in a humble, sun-drenched space off of Via dell'Orso in the city center. The space is noteworthy...
DESIGN
Double Dutch at London Design Festival
The Double Dutch show was surely the most sensual and evocative display of design talent seen at the London Design Festival last week. A small unused gallery in the Brompton Design District was overtaken by a banquet of flora and fauna, the stunning...
CULTURE
Urban Cactus
On the harbour in Vuurplaat, Rotterdam, a proposed Urban Cactus rises from the usually boxy Dutch architectural landscape. Responding to the natural setting of being on the harbour, UCX Architects envisage a housing project that is green with stacked...
CULTURE
Tattoo Darling
From the land of tulips, Edam cheese and clogs comes Angelique Houtkamp—tattoo artist, painter, collector and shoe designer. Making her imprint on the global art stage, Houtkamp's images reflect the graphic romance of old–school...
CULTURE
The Burning House
I was recently in L.A. for the weekend and was lucky enough to catch “The Burning House,” a collaborative installation by Faile, Swoon and David Ellis at New Image Art now extended through 17 March 2007. Walking...
FOOD-DRINK
Filliers Fruit Jenevers
Nothing says summer's arrived like a cold jenever on ice. Jenever is a liquor made from juniper berries (and often grain) that comes in many varieties. Only those made in Holland or the northern part of Belgium are able to use the name jenever...