circulaire gordijnstof gemaakt van aangespoeld plastic

Jaren geleden is mijn liefde voor textiel ontstaan bij De Ploeg. Destijds nog met een eigen weverij in Bergeijk in de oude Rietveld fabriek. Hier heb ik aan de machines mogen staan en vol bewondering alles geleerd over het maken van textiel.

experimenteren & fun in Milaan: Mini living

De komende tijd zullen we regelmatig een blog posten over ons bezoek aan de Salone del Mobile in Milaan vorige maand. We bezoeken deze beurs al jaren en komen altijd geïnspireerd terug! Dit jaar vonden we onder andere het concept van automerk Mini erg goed. Mini living – built by all. was een toffe en interactieve expo over de manier waarop we wonen en onze ruimte gebruiken. Mini vertaalde hierbij hun principe, het creatief omgaan met ruimte, naar interieur…over experimenteren, delen en spelen, over op andere manieren samen leven in een stad. 

Nienke Hoogvliet

The last couple of years we have seen more and more from Nienke Hoogvliet at the Dutch Design Week. Studio Nienke Hoogvliet is a design studio for material research, experimental- and conceptual design. Nienke works as a freelance designer for different companies and institutions but also continues her research in self-initiated design projects.

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.


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.

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.

earth matters textielmuseum

The Textielmuseum is one of my favourite musea and when they host an expo about sustainable design & innovation I of course want to visit…the exhibition is curated by Lidewij Edelkoort & Philip Fimmano. They see the exhibition as “their chance to bring together designers and artists that are investigating new ways of producing ideas; innovative thinkers that are able to turn around our mentality, progressive people that develop a body of work that leads the way to another world in the making – creating a horizon of hope” Just what we need!

Bicycle Hotel Lillestrøm by Various Architects

Norway has set ambitious targets for environmental and sustainable future. An increasing number of railway stations will now have a bicycle hotel, to promote the use of bicycles. On Monday 10 October 2016 the Lillestrøm Bicycle Hotel opened in the city that has been frequently voted Norway ́s best cycling city.