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The New Material Award

The New Material Award

What had been known as the DOEN | Materiaalprijs from now on will be called the New Material Award. Yesterday, Het Nieuwe Instituut presented their plans for the new-style award. 

 

Ministry of New

Ministry of New

Dutch designer Marlies Bloemendaal opens the creative studio Ministry of New in Mumbai.

 

Viktor&Rolf opens first boutique in Paris

Viktor&Rolf opens first boutique in Paris

Entirely cocooned in grey felt, Viktor&Rolf’s flagship boutique on the prestigious rue Saint-Honoré in Paris is conceived as only the beginning of the duo’s retail expansion. 

 

War Child Offices

War Child Offices

The Dutch branch of charity War Child recently moved to a new modern office space in Amsterdam. The challenge faced was how to turn a boring office space into an inspirational one on a budget? 

 

Urban Crafters give crafts new lease of life

Urban Crafters give crafts new lease of life

The Culture Participation Foundation is supporting twelve initiatives which tackle heritage participation. Education, exhibitions and above all engaging events hope to get the younger generations involved in the Dutch traditions. 

 

Jan Boelen in Ljubljana

Jan Boelen in Ljubljana

Jan Boelen is trying a new concept during the upcoming 24th Biennial of Design in Ljubljana, Slovenia, which is celebrating its 50th birthday next year.  Boelen is turning his dislike of design events into something positive.

When Science meets Design

When Science meets Design

One of the most important frontiers in contemporary design is devising ways to apply science in new and practical ways. Last night at Mediamatic in Amsterdam a scientist and a design author presented their current research for the audience to consider.  Just how can these two disciplines better cooperate?

 

Storytelling on Steroids

Storytelling on Steroids

Where did all this storytelling come from? Why are so many professionals suddenly so eager to spread the storytelling gospel? And who blazed the trail for an Age of Storytelling in mainstream communication?

Craft is never out of fashion

Craft is never out of fashion

A passion for craft, honest materials and honest food is what linked the participants of this year’s Meesterlijk. The yearly event held at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam is organised by Uniquole.

 

Interior decorating in war time

Interior decorating in war time

We need a new language to deal with virtual reality, was one of the messages delivered by American writer Matthew Stadler in the ninth Benno Premsela Lecture in Amsterdam last week. 

 

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