Jessica den Hartog

This year at the DDW we were inspired by the work of Jessica den Hartog. Every year Dutch Design Week (DDW) takes place in Eindhoven in October. The biggest design event in Northern Europe presents work and ideas of more than 2500 designers to more than 295,000 visitors from home and abroad. The DDW is different from other design events, because it concentrates on the designs of the future.

Vertical farming, urban agriculture and a floating farm

At present, our food system is inefficiently organized. Our food travels many kilometers, uses a lot of water, is wasted and pollutes the environment. Nevertheless, the 7 billion inhabitants, often living in large cities, must be fed. In order to do this in a sustainable way, food production must be integrated into the urban infrastructure for a significant part. Food flats and urban agriculture are important alternatives to this.

Tree Landscapes

Recently we discovered Pierre Pellegrini, a Swiss photographer who delivers absolutely beautiful black and white photographs. We especially like his series “Tree Landscapes”….in this blog a selection of different images of this series; inspiring landscapes with snow, trees & fog.

DJ100

What is the DJ100?

The Sustainable Young 100 gives an overview of Dutch young entrepreneurs, young professionals and students who demonstrate that a sustainable future is possible. These pioneers are a source of inspiration for each other and for the established order! Anyone under the age of 32 can register. Every year, a jury of 10 will choose the 100 most inspiring young initiatives.

Sustainable treehouse in France

What does sleeping in a sustainable treehouse with view of the Mont Blanc sound like?

Last June I visited France where my brother-in-law Michel and his family have a camping site. I just love to be here. My favorite spot is behind their house sitting on the rocks and looking out over just nothing but nature and mountains.

3 sustainable designs of everyday products

As the state of the environment becomes an ever-pressing issue, designers are developing eco-friendly alternatives to all sorts of products. Nowadays, you also see that the bigger brands and companies are developing more sustainable products. Of course, we are very happy with this! We made a list of 3 inspiring examples of eco-friendly design.

Camping Buitenland

With ‘Camping Buitenland’, in one of the most beautiful areas of Drenthe, five friends, including Floortje Dessing, will shape their Buitenland dream in the coming years. Camping Buitenland is located on a 9 hectare site, just below Nieuw-Amsterdam between a swimming lake and a forest.