Aliki Kirmitsi Still life design

In my previous post Personal Design I talked about two designers who introduced us with clothing based on their personal stories and memories. Aliki Kirmitsi is a still life designer and let’s herself also be inspired by personal stories and especially by her childhood. Her works are bold and fantastical at once and each has […]

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Plan B

We are stuck and the only solution is to reflect on everything we do. We have tried it all but there seems no solution. The economic crisis has started its 6th year, jobs are decreasing and people start to fear for the future. We are rethinking our values, what is important in life and what […]

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Textile grows from mushrooms?

In my previous post Living Fabrics I wrote that the textile industry will move to China. Therefore designers are experimenting with new techniques so that textile get’s a deeper dimension. But there is now a new development in the field of textiles. A new organic textile has been developed that is grown from mushroom spores […]

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Ursus Wehrli is an artist who tidies up art. He creates a playfully absurd solution towards at least providing some clarity where art makes the least sense. Many people need structure and guidance due the Stress Society. People are constantly agitated by external influences. Due to structure people will become less sensitive for these sort […]

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The textile industry will move to China. However China can’t copy the knowledge Europe has gained about textiles so fast. They will only make basic textile. If this trend continuous there will be a textile-free period in Europe. That’s why designers are encouraged to let textile revive. Textiles are no longer seen as just fabrics but […]


DDW 2013

Dementia, a trending topic at the Graduation Show of the Dutch Design Week. The number of people with dementia is growing steadily and will increase further in the future. This topic seemed to have inspired students of the Design Academy in Eindhoven. There were 3 students that stood out for me. Sanne Ree Barthels wants […]

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Sockets do not need to be hidden in plinths or behind cabinets. Lotte Douwes shows a way how we can let sockets enrich our home environment. The shapes and colors refer to nature, the source of our energy. They are meant to be shown and are soft and colorful designed. They can hang freely in […]

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