Twenty 4 amsterdam

Twenty 4 amsterdam

One of the things I'm most excited about for the coming year(s), is the redesign and reopening of…

One of the things I'm most excited about for the coming year(s), is the redesign and reopening of the Shell Tower in Amsterdam. ID&T, a creative music event company and partners have a vision that will transform the…

Landfill harmonic

Landfill harmonic

This is so cool. Landfill Harmonic is a small town in Paraguay where a youth chamber orchestra…

This is so cool. Landfill Harmonic is a small town in Paraguay where a youth chamber orchestra plays Beethoven and The Beatles on instruments made out of scraps from the local landfill. For more fantastic ways to…

Supermarket wildlife

Supermarket wildlife

Provocative art by Agan Harahap - a series of photographs (entitled 'Garden Flesh') featuring…

Provocative art by Agan Harahap - a series of photographs (entitled 'Garden Flesh') featuring wild animals "trapped" in supermarkets forcing us to conisder the complex relationship between humans and animals in our…

Dear fashion

Dear fashion

Today I received a beautiful and inspiring book called "Dear Fashion" from Emmi Ojala, an…

Today I received a beautiful and inspiring book called "Dear Fashion" from Emmi Ojala, an illustrator and a "magazine lover". She was one of the first participants of the "Free Fashion Challenge", a challenge to…

Sauna box

Sauna box

A sauna is not what you would call a bare necessity in life, but I like the way Canadian design…

A sauna is not what you would call a bare necessity in life, but I like the way Canadian design studio Castor has re-invented the not so sustainable sauna. This design is actually completely self-sufficient, with…

Brilliant blinds

Brilliant blinds

Argentine architect duo Constanza Nuñez and Gabriel Pires Mateus found vast amounts of…

Argentine architect duo Constanza Nuñez and Gabriel Pires Mateus found vast amounts of roller blinds discarded across the city of Buenos Aires. Due to a constant transformation in this city, old houses are…

If plants could talk

If plants could talk

I'm not so good with keeping my plants alive, but this idea might just help :-) These witty plant…

I'm not so good with keeping my plants alive, but this idea might just help :-) These witty plant pots from Veinticuatrodientes design with written song references across the surface such as 'help, i…

Currency collage

Currency collage

I've seen art made of pretty much everything recycled: wood, floppies, vinyl, cassette tapes and…

I've seen art made of pretty much everything recycled: wood, floppies, vinyl, cassette tapes and even wasted food. But to make art out of money, that would seem like a very costly hobby. Luckily, the art from…

Sew it forward

Sew it forward

The Good Wardrobe chooses stitching over shopping by launching a new style-sharing platform. Here,…

The Good Wardrobe chooses stitching over shopping by launching a new style-sharing platform. Here, you can share and learn about sewing, which is a great way to extend the life of your wardrobe, while having fun and…

A nano tech energy belt

A nano tech energy belt

If this concept actually ever becomes a reality, it is nothing short of mind-blowing. Always wanted…

If this concept actually ever becomes a reality, it is nothing short of mind-blowing. Always wanted to get rid of your love handles? With this energy belt you could convert excess fat into energy. Artificial protocells…

Thank you bambo!

Thank you bambo!

My daughter Suki is 8 months old and I have to admit...  I'm totally in love. All the cliche's…

My daughter Suki is 8 months old and I have to admit...  I'm totally in love. All the cliche's are true :-) I try to make 'strawberry' choices for my little girl. The one big challenge of course: diapers! I'm very…

Beautiful summer house

Beautiful summer house

This holiday home made out of a shipping container(!) really makes me (a) desperate for summer and…

This holiday home made out of a shipping container(!) really makes me (a) desperate for summer and (b) super keen to start making more things myself. I feel so proud of myself when I upcycle old bottles or books at home…

Tribe wanted

Tribe wanted

The story of tribewanted.com has captivated me for years. Ben Keene put out a call for people to…

The story of tribewanted.com has captivated me for years. Ben Keene put out a call for people to join a new online tribe in 2006. He wanted to build a sustainable tourism community. For the last years he has been doing…

Strawberry fashion

Strawberry fashion

This month we’re not just knee deep in snow, but also in a Strawberry proof fashion…

This month we’re not just knee deep in snow, but also in a Strawberry proof fashion wave!  From the great initiative MINT at the Modefabriek, to “Sustainable Stories” at Pakhuis de Zwijger with…

Know what you eat

Know what you eat

I love these beautiful food prints of artist Valentina Faffaelli. It makes you want to…

I love these beautiful food prints of artist Valentina Faffaelli. It makes you want to cook instantly!  According to her "we are what we eat". But what exactly do we eat? She decided to use design as a way to…

Freshly butchered...

Freshly butchered...

Normally I look away whenever I see big pieces of fresh meet hanging somewhere. It makes me shiver.…

Normally I look away whenever I see big pieces of fresh meet hanging somewhere. It makes me shiver. But these freshly butchered carcasses are actually quite beautiful!  Tamara Kostianovsky, a New York…

Doll's house

Doll's house

The awesomest and most designy, dual purpose doll's house you'll ever see ;-) The Qubis Haus coffee…

The awesomest and most designy, dual purpose doll's house you'll ever see ;-) The Qubis Haus coffee table transforms into a dolls house by adding sliding panels made from locally grown, sustainable oak.

Strawberry ski cabin

Strawberry ski cabin

Now this is what I call a cabin! Rather than completely knocking down the existing structure,…

Now this is what I call a cabin! Rather than completely knocking down the existing structure, Architects from Savioz fabrizzi renovated an old wooden house from its original agricultural use to create a…