Material Valley

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

Printing Things

Touted as the third industrial revolution, Belgian design studio Unfold explores the possibilities of 3D printing and digital production. ‘In all likelihood, this development represents the largest technical upheaval in manufacturing since the invention of the lathe.’ Think about that. (via Gestalten)

I <3 Amsterdam

Imagine Finding Me

In her “Imagine Finding Me” series, London-based Japanese photographer Chino Otsuka inserts her current self into her childhood photos, envisioning what it might be like to meet herself as a child.

Buchstaben Museum

This museum of letters is a collection of signage pieces from around Berlin. A perfect excuse to go back!

Test Print of the Year

Every layer of colour from Palefroi’s screen print projects in 2013. (via Printeresting)

Pixelated Embroidery

Yes, please! Photographer Diane Meyer’s series, Time Spent that Might Otherwise Be Forgotten, features photographs incorporating small areas of pixelated cross-stitch that blurs out areas of the pictures. (via Design Milk)

VUHL + Hoi Bo

Better late than never: two excellent identity projects by Blok Design for VUHL cars and Hoi Bo bags and clothing.

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.