This week I visited the dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany. The thirteenth edition of documenta is dedicated to artistic research and imagination exploring commitment, matter, things, embodiment and active living in connection with theory (Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, artistic director). I was impressed by the variety of the art work and I really liked that the city ..read more..
The French creative duo “Super Groupe” was founded by two graphic design/textile students in Paris. They are mixing up photography, video, illustration and textures to create colorful and positive identities. They will inaugurate the exhibition “House of 100 hands” the 8th of June 2012 in the “Vlaams Cultuurhuis De Brakke Grond” (Nes 45, NL-1012KD Amsterdam) ..read more..
We hope you all enjoyed Queen’s day! There was a nice place for everybody to celebrate. In the Vondelpark, kids were selling home made cakes, old toys or clothes and playing instruments. The town canals were full of boats with people dancing to music. In the streets, nice fresh food and drinks were sold. The ..read more..
Insects are becoming interesting nourishment as an alternative to pork, chicken and beef. In Asia, Africa or South America insects are a common meal. 150 years ago we still ate insects in Europe, for example cockchafers in the soup, because they were nutritious and not expensive. Insects don’t need a lot of water, space nor ..read more..
The Salone Internazionale del Mobile (International Furniture Fair) 2012 starts today in Milan. It will be open on Saturday and Sunday to the general public. About 176 Dutch designers are represented during this global event. Thanks to the independent foundation Materiaalfonds, who is celebrating its 40th birthday, a lot of young Dutch designers have the ..read more..
The “noma” is a Danish two Michelin star restaurant in Copenhagen directed by René Redzepi. The name noma is a combination of the two Danish words nordisk (Nordic country) and mad (food). In 2010 and 2011 it has been labelled as the Best Restaurant in the World by “Restaurant”, a British magazine dedicated to the ..read more..
Biomimetic, also known as bionics or biomimicry, is a science that reproduces characteristics of one or more biological systems. The term means “imitation of life”. In the 70s Wilhelm Barthlott, a botanic and bionic professor, discovered that the leaves of the Lotus flower are always clean. They clean themselves. Today this effect is patented and ..read more..
Part of my internship at it fits! and fullinsight was to create a shopping guide of Paris. I had the chance to rediscover the city where I am studying and I really enjoyed it. I made a personal choice of interesting shop addresses and I hope the pictures will inspire you to prepare your own ..read more..