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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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On a wednesday’ is an attempt to collect stories. Stories give a sneak peak into someone’s life. Just by asking ‘what are you doing’ on a Wednesday. It’s such a charming simple idea. The project is created by Dave Dawson and Bekka Palmer. Striking.

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I’m so anxious about how this project will end; ‘40 days of dating’ by Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman. As an experiment the two good friends, with opposite relationship problems, dated for 40 days.

“It’s been said that it takes 40 days to change a bad habit.
In an attempt to explore and hopefully overcome their fears and inadequacies, Tim and Jessica will go through the motions of a relationship for the next 40 days: the commitment, time, companionship, joys and frustrations. Can they help each other, or will they fall into their same habits? Will they damage their friendship? What if they fall in love?”

They have set up a set of six rules in order to focus on each other and on the project.
1 _ they will see each other every day for forty days
2 _ they will go on at least 3 dates a week
3 _ they will see a couples therapist once a week
4 _ they will go on a weekend trip together
5 _ they will document everything
6 _ they will not see, date or have sex with anyone else

And of course the typographic illustrations they’ve made are fun, but what else is there to expect of two great designers.
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As I’m always into the story behind a striking product, this one sure fits right in. And this intruinging title ‘absence of presence’ really helps. Various printing techniques in a white colour were printed onto the first silkscreened layer in black, and leading to a striking result of 17 different layers with different structures and surfaces. The starting point of this project was to reverse the printing process and examine the effect on the different techniques. The black basic images refer to the title; they are the line when something absent or present is approached.

Design and images of ‘Absence of Presence’ are by Raw Color.

hitting gold

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Striking picture from the downtownfrombehind series. DFB is a photographic series capturing subjects riding their bike from behind on some 200+ streets, avenues and lanes below 14th street in New York City. The series gives the feel and vibe of this part of the city, an environmental portrait.


back to basic

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Since I love craftmanship for forever and believe it will stay as
an important value for the future. I’m impressed by the Makers and Brothers project. It is such an honour to true craftmanship.
The two Irish founders Jonathan and Mark Legge define craft as a process, a production by hand or machine. As part of the exhibiton ‘A Place To Gather’ the Crafts Council of Ireland and Jonathan commissioned a short little film. The film is a poetic glimpse into Ireland, it’s makers, landscape and weather.

Pictures by Jamie and Keith


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One day I’ll surely hope to own a spoon made by Heriott Grace, but their fabrics would also do. They’re really stunning. Herriott Grace is an unique collaboration between father and daughter. In the rustic, tactile beauty of their products you can feel their passion, spend time and effort. Watch the whole movie over here.

stepping out

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‘I think I need to find a bigger place
Because when you have more than you think
You need more space’
Eddie Vedder


Re-discovered the magical soundtrack of ‘into the wild’, the time and time again moving story of Chris McCandles. He wanted to live a simple and pure life and was able to keep his dreams, his hopes and his wisdom along his journey. The story is beautifully translated into music by Eddie Vedder.

Images via Imdb