Pjotr de Jong is founder of the branding agency Vandejong and creative director of Foam Magazine and the international photography fair Unseen . For Smile In Your Face I have selected seven artists and designers from the disciplines, where I find inspiration: architecture, photography and design. Photography is my greatest passion: I work at the[...]
Great series by documentary photographer Erik Klein Wolterink, showing the insides of Amsterdam kitchens. The works were made in commission of the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts and the City Archives. Very interesting to see the insides of the kitchen and the things stocked in cupboards, ovens and fridges, instead of the same old boring usual interior[...]
Treehotel Sweden, the hotel with some pretty unique places for staying like ‘The Birdsnest’ and ‘Mirrorcube’, now has a tres cool new addition to their range of accommodation called ‘The Ufo’. Book here.
Friday October 7th I’ve never been to the AFFR, but this weekend 100 movies will be screened at LantarenVenster, all concerning architecture and urban development at the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (AFFR). The festival opens with the Turkish movie Ekümenopolis (Imre Azem, TU, 2011, 88 min.), a documentary about the metropole Istanbul, suffering from a[...]
Remember this much praised design called ‘SLEEPBOX’..? Arch / Architecture & Design have now actually installed the first real life examples at Sheremetyevo International Airport, Moscow. The SLEEPBOX is a tiny, all in one space where you can rest, relax and work when you are traveling. It can be placed just about anywhere, but seems[...]
Great multi-functional piece of furniture by Garance Echazarreta, a French creative who graduated from Eindhoven Design Academy 2 years ago, and who is still living and working in the Netherlands. ‘Our position in a space acts on our emotions and on our thoughts. Living under high or low ceiling rooms, standing and sitting in a[...]
German street artist EVOL creates hyper realistic miniature buildings and cities in all sorts of places, by stenciling flat surfaces. The one shown here is made in a field near Hamburg as part of the upcoming MS Dockville music and art festival, and is presumably the best one so far. The installation took 8 days to[...]
Prada’s ‘Men’s Spring / Summer 2012 Collection’ presentation has one of the best runways ever. The brilliant design is done by AMO, a partner office within OMA, and consists of 600 blue foam blocks arranged in a 1.5m by 1.5m grid, with the blocks intended for audience seating also functioning as edges for the various catwalk paths. Via.
Jan Vorman travels the world to repair buildings, walls and other structures, for his project ‘Dispatchwork‘, using LEGO! The mix of old and the colorful new, is pretty wonderful. Cities he’s travelled so far include Tel Aviv, New York and Amsterdam. I you wanna join the project and do some repairs in your own city,[...]