Posts Tagged ‘ Dutch ’

Food Cubes?


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In 2014, Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant contacted conceptual design studio Lernert & Sander to create a piece for a special documentary photography issue about food. Lernert & Sander responded with this somewhat miraculous photo of 98 unprocessed foods cut into extremely precise 2.5cm cubes aligned on a staggered grid. Looking at the shot it seems practically impossible, but the studio confirms it is indeed the real thing. The photo is available as a limited edition print of 50 copies printed on 40 x 50cm baryta paper signed by the artists for about €500.

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Dutch Architects To Use 3D Printer To Build A House


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Dutch architecture studio Universe Architecture is planning to construct a house with a 3D printer for the first time. The Landscape House will be printed in sections using the giant D-Shape printer, which can produce sections of up to 6 x 9 metres using a mixture of sand and a binding agent. Architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars of Universe Architecture will collaborate with Italian inventor Enrico Dini, who developed the D-Shape printer, to build the house, which has a looping form based on a Möbius strip. The team are working with mathematician and artist Rinus Roelofs to develop the house, which they estimate will take around 18 months to complete.

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Misa Campo


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Misa Campo was born on the 23rd of January 1987 in Montreal in Quebec, Canada. Her father is Filipino and mother is Dutch. Misa has two sisters named Jen and Marie that she loves so much.  Misa started her career as a bartender at a nightclub and her boss suggested that she work Hot Import Night car shows. She is mostly known as a hot import girl appearing at auto shows and Hot Import Night events. The sexy Filipina has done several appearances in Maxim, AskMen, DragSport and a lot of other magazines. Her career also includes dancing go-go at hip-hop events. She was the face of Rocawear Canada (urban clothing label created by Damon Dash & Jay-Z).

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Scary Beautiful Shoes


I have seen many girls wear heels that they are not able to walk in or wear for long periods of time, but a new pair dubbed “Scary Beautiful” is definitely the most treacherous footwear I have ever seen. The massive heels appear backwards on the foot, so the wearers feet point straight down the back, as if in ballet shoes, with their shin leaning against the front “heel” end of the design to balance. The shoes are a collaboration between artist Leanie van der Vyver and Dutch shoe designer René van den Berg, and serve as a commentary on today’s impossible standards of beauty.

Superyacht Lady Petra Launched By Heesen Yachts.


The 47m Heesen superyacht Lady Petra, boasting sophisticated exterior by Omega Architects and beautiful interior by Bannenberg & Rowell, was launched on Saturday, April 28.  This wonderful vessel offers luxurious Owner´s suite situated on the upper deck, with the guest cabins located on the lower deck, providing the Owners with full privacy while aboard.  The interior decor is inspired by the 20th Century industrial Dutch design, optical geometric studies, and shapes coming from industrial components such as formers and frames.  There is a media and games room, ideal for children, situated in the area that is normally reserved for the master cabin forward on the main deck.  During the ceremony of the launching his new superyacht, Frans Heesen took the opportunity to announce his retirement from official functions in the company that bears his name.

Spend A Night In A Dutch Ice Hotel.


It could be any standard hotel room in the quaint northeastern Dutch city of Zwolle, with a bed, a minibar, bathrobes and two pairs of slippers.  Except for the room temperature, which hovers just above freezing. Welcome to the first Dutch ice hotel, all the comforts at eight degrees Celsius (46 °F).  “If you take a shower before bed, make sure your hair is dry or it will freeze. Do not drink too much alcohol, or eat too heavy a meal. Make sure you change clothes before entering the room,” hotel manager Annet van Limburg told first-time visitors.

Built for an ice sculptors’ festival in Zwolle and managed by a local hotel, the structure has three rooms and stands in a refrigerated warehouse.  It is the first time in Europe that an ice hotel has opened this far south, Van Limburg said. Indeed, the idea comes from the north.  With some 47 rooms for the 2011/12 season, the largest ice hotel is at Jukkasjarvi in northern Sweden’s Lapland.  “Unlike Canada and Lapland, the hotel here is not situated in nature,” Van Limburg said pointing out: “There, the guests sleep in minus 20 degrees.”

Inside, abstract patterns carved from the ice adorn the meter-thick walls of two of the rooms. A third has a nautical theme, including a giant shell carved into its ice.  Carved from a solid ice block, like a giant ice cube, the room’s main attraction is a square bed, which lights up in pink, blue and green lights through lamps installed underneath in its ice.  It took about 10 days to build the three rooms, where guests can stay from December 3 to January 29. A night for two including breakfast will cost 199 euros ($259).

The Wonderlamp Collection.


I’m not quite sure what my recent fascination with lighting is, but I’ve been coming across some extremely unique examples of ways to light a house or apartment.  Belgian studio ‘Studio Job’ together with Dutch designer Pieke Bergmans presented their ‘wonderlamp’ collection at Italian gallery Dilmos during Milan Design Week.  Studio Job creates monumental objects made of cast bronze, while Bergmans has made a name for herself developing mouth-blown crystal forms which coagulate into fluid forms.  For ‘wonderlamp’ the light giving blubs of Bergmans are linked to seven bronze objects from Studio Job.  With the collaboration, the unique style of both designers remains intact.