Shylights

Having admired their work at last year’s Dutch Design Week, I was thrilled to discover Studio Drift has created Shylight, a kinetic light sculpture that unfolds and retreats during a 30 foot (9 meter) fall. The choreographed motions mimic the same action of blooming flowers or the billowing of parachutes. Now permanently installed at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

Material Valley

Objects and textures and palettes - oh my. Loads of inspiration from a top materials and finishes colleague. Thanks for sharing, J!

I <3 Amsterdam

Vintage Dutch Package Designs

Keeping my eyes peeled for these canisters at the markets. (via The Dieline)

Like Knows Like

A fun little peek behind the curtain: mini-docs about creative rock stars and where they find their inspiration. Bonus discovery: the filmmakers live in my ‘hood! (via Swissmiss)

#amsterdamintags

#amsterdamsaddles

 

Food Huggers

Just launched on Kickstarter! Food Huggers are the brainchild of dream team Michelle Ivankovic and Adrienne McNicholas. Check out the campaign and support smart thinking.

Klaas Kuiken

Thoughtful roof-friendly homes for birds, by Dutch product designer, Klass Kuiken. Check out his glass bottles too. Thanks, MI!

V is for Val

A cheese-eating, bike-riding Canadian, now living in Amsterdam. Loves great design but creeped out by ballpoint pens. Alternate dream jobs include animals and cooking, but not cooking animals. Personal mantra gifted from an expert on the subject: Fortune favours the brave.

A is for Ali

Design hybrid by day. After hours she shoots film with toy cameras, sew clothes from books with Japanese instructions that she barely understands and hangs out with her husband, two beautiful girls and three crazy dogs. Personal mantra is "Don't worry, everything is going to be amazing". And for the most, it is.