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2 w ago
Lola Lik is an Ideas Hub Bringing Locals and Refugees Together
While other innovation accelerators focus on disadvantaged demographics like developing countries or female empowerment, this ideas hub encourages Dutch locals and refugees to work together. Located...
6 w ago
Stain-Repelling Business Shirts
Labfresh's Collared Shirts Are Impervious to Stains and Sweat
Labfresh, an Amsterdam startup, sells a pristine white business shirt—the type of clothing that immediately scares off anyone who tends to be clumsy while eating and drinking. However, the...
6 w ago
Monumental Law Firm Interiors
This Law Firm Design is Based on Fluidity and Balance
The Amsterdam-based law firm Stibbe recently moved to a new office, which was designed by the firm Fokkema and Partners. Upon entrance, the space immediately appears as quite expansive—a...
11 w ago
Terraced Lakeside Complexes
'BIG' and 'BARCODE Architects' 'Sluishuis' is a Port on IJburg Lake
‘Sluishuis’ is a new residential development set to be built in the neighborhood of IJburg, on the eastern edge of Amsterdam. What sets Sluishuis apart from other developments in the...
11 w ago
Heat Map-Inspired Shoes
The New Low-Top Cleo Design Was Based Off a Unique Inspiration
A collaboration between the Amsterdam sneaker label ‘Filling Pieces’ and the UK-based retailer ‘END’ has resulted in a new design for the Low Top Cleo silhouette. The shoes...
13 w ago
The 'Power Parka' Hides and Charges Many Different Devices
The ‘Power Parka’ is like a coat that James Bond would wear on an exploit to the Arctic Circle. The coat, designed by Amsterdam-based Thom Kool, looks like a hip winter jacket, but it...
15 w ago
Ornamental Indoor Plants
The Kokedama Collection from We Smell the Rain is Inherently Modern
The Kokedama collection from the Amsterdam-based design studio We Smell the Rain aims at enabling users to incorporate indoor plants to help liven up their living space. Designed by Kim Band, the...
16 w ago
Recycled Refugee-Made Bags
Refugees Make the BAG2WORK Bags from Recycled Life Vests and Boats
BAG2WORK is a project centered around the current refugee crisis taking place in European countries. Conceived by Didi Aaslund and Floor Nagler, two Dutch designers working under the moniker of No...
8 w ago
Co-Habitable Livestock Houses
'Barn Rijswijk' Can House Both Livestock and People
Despite what its name might suggest, ‘Barn Rijswijk’ isn’t designed as shelter for just livestock. The building, which is located outside of the rural town of Rottenburg, Holland,...
12 w ago
Top 40 Modern Trends in November
From Social Media Art Exhibits to Auto Brand Condominiums
These November 2016 modern trends range from social media art exhibits to auto brand condominiums like Aston Martin’s luxury skyscraper that is set to be built along the coast of Miami, Florida....
16 w ago
Restorative Hangover Bars
The 'Matt Hangover Bar' Supplies Beds, Inhalable Oxygen and More
A late night spent at a bar generally leaves a person with a hangover, but the ‘Matt Hangover Bar’ actually aims to reverse the effects of feeling poorly from drinking too much. The...
18 w ago
Hermes' Pop-Up Store Takes Inspiration from the Task of Doing Laundry
Hermes is a popular brand that is most known for its expensive scarves and its new pop-up store combines luxury with a relatively banal activity. Doing laundry is not the first thing that people...
21 w ago
Self-Propelling Cargo Boats
The 'Roboat' Program Will Put Autonomous Boats in Amsterdam's Canals
Amsterdam is second only to Venice for its fame as a city veined with canals, and the Roboat program is a plan to take advantage of technology in navigating and traversing those bodies of water. A...
22 w ago
Waste-Reducing Food Trucks
This Truck Reduces Food Waste by Creating Dishes from Unusual Animals
The ‘Kitchen of the Unwanted Animal’ is a food truck based in Amsterdam that reduces food waste by using animal meat that many people opt not to eat. The unusual food truck concept...
22 w ago
Eclectic Exclusive Footwear
Filling Pieces' Sleek Sneaker Series Was Promoted with Stylish Imagery
Filling Pieces, an Amsterdam-based footwear label, released a lookbook for its ‘Inner Circle’ range—a selection of sleek sneakers that it showcases through the lens of a vintage...
23 w ago
Mechanical Gear Timepieces
The Leff Amsterdam D42 Tube Watch Features Notches Rather than Numbers
Focused on providing a classic, minimal timepiece for everyday use the Leff Amsterdam D42 Tube Watch has a simple aesthetic that is inherently designed for effective use. The notches prevalent on...
24 w ago
3D-Printed Urban Cabins
The Designers of This Cabin are Inviting People to Stay Overnight
Dutch design studio ‘Dus Architects’ has created a 3D-printed urban cabin that is situated in a public place overlooking the Amstel river in Amsterdam. The unique project comes as a...
25 w ago
Hosting Preparation Services
GuestReady Helps Airbnb Hosts Ready Homes for Short-Term Renters
With the massive popularity of services like Airbnb for travelers who need short-term living spaces, competition among hosts has increased, making a service like GuestReady a necessity. No longer is...
6 w ago
Lighted Pedestrians Crosswalks
'Lighted Zebra Crossing' is a Safe Road Feature in the Netherlands
Pedestrian crossings pose a significant safety hazard for people on the roads, and the ‘Lighted Zebra Crossing’ is one infrastructural attempt to make those urban elements as safe as...
8 w ago
Shared Airport Buffets
KLM's 'Bonding Buffet' Connects Travelers Who are Alone in the Airport
The holidays are all about gathering with loved ones to spend time with one another, but at Christmastime many people find themselves alone in the airport. This year, KLM decided to put an end to...
9 w ago
Global Radio Projects
'Radio Garden' Collects Radio Stations from Around the World
Radio is an old medium for entertainment compared to many of the ways that consumers get their content today, but the Radio Garden project is a way to merge radio with more recent digital technology....
20 w ago
Chic Cycling Raincoats
Senscommon's 'Cyclist Raincoat' is the Product of Four Years of Research
The ‘Cyclist Raincoat’ is a fashionable unisex coat designed specifically for the needs of cyclists. Cycling is a great way to commute, but it offers no protection from the elements...
21 w ago
Operatic Beer Pairing Events
'Hopera' Pairs Beers with Famous Arias
While pairing beer with food is nothing new—in fact, many would argue that food-beer pairings are essential to experience both properly—‘Hopera’ is an event that takes beer...
25 w ago
Cloudy Airport Installations
This Installation Features a Wall Sheathed In a Cloudy Sky Pattern
Schiphol Airport at Amsterdam is a popular transit point for many people traveling through Europe; now, visitors passing through the airport will be able to take in the stunning sight of an airport...
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