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The ‘crossover collective’ is a social machine that focuses on an ancient form of communication as social activity: collective embroidery. The machine was designed by Floor Nijdeken and on show during the tradeshow ShowUp, which was held in Amsterdam at the 2nd and 3th of February.

Like this focus on transfering knowledge or ‘heritage’ by interaction. Besides the fact that a lot of knowledge is getting lost by solely learning from books and nternet, there is less passing through of knowledge and inspiration by the seniors in the trade. Our society is also changing and people hardly communicate in real social exhange anymore. A lot of spotaneity is getting lost, which to me is one of the fun parts of life. Sitting together at this machine and sharing skills, stories, knowledge, having fun and having a little part of you left in an embroidered carpet. Couldn’t agree more with his slogan ‘collect memories, not things’.


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‘True identity is something known in one heart
and recognized within another’

Struck by the work of Donna Verheijden at the Masterclass Exhibition of the Sandberg Institute, which had its opening last friday in Amsterdam. Her distinguished style with words, music and images makes an impressive view on today’s world.

a dialogue

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Why design’ is a video series by Herman Miller design that shows the world through the eyes of their designers and shares why they value their point of view.

“At Herman Miller design is the language we use to ask questions and seek answers to the problems our customers face. The design process is a journey into the unknown—or as George Nelson once quipped, “I have never met a designer who was retained to keep things the same as they were.” Before we decide what we do and how we do it, we like to begin by asking the question “Why?”

The point of view shown in the video about Yves Béhar is so totally up my alley, a great talk about the importance of having different kind of views.

dare not to know

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There is this idea
of collecting
all that is happening around us.
Keep track of this crazy year,
this disrupting year.

Yet still there is beauty,
and happiness,
and music.
Beautiful stories.
I start collecting,
this year.

I don’t know which road it will take me,
but there will be interesting stuff.
Uncertainty, confusion
and happiness.

We can’t go back to normal.
Normal never was.
We need change.
Let’s go back to better.

We will not go back to normal.
Normal never was.
Our pre-corona existence was not normal
other than we normalised
greed, inequity, exhaustion, depletion,
extraction, disconnection, confusion,
rage, hoarding, hate and lack.
We should not long to return, my friends.
We are being given the opportunity to stich a new garment.
one that fits all of humanity and nature.
_ Sonya Renee Taylor / over grow the system

I’ll keep track.
Of mavericks and makers.
Those who don’t know
but start building towards change.
Those who believe that their dreams can
and will make a difference.

Dare not to know,
a way of progressive insight.
A journey towards better.