Rotterdam-based agency Bikker came up with a nice piece of visualisation: the ‘Logo Projector’, which is a nice tool that reflects the colour position of (mostly) Dutch brands and their context. As you can see, many, many logos are blue or red. Why?
In an effort to recycle clothing and decrease waste fashion, department store Marks & Spencer launched ‘Shwopping’, a project that combines shopping and swapping. The fashion brand covered a couple of facades of buildings in hipster town East London with 10,000 pieces of unwanted apparel, resulting in a brilliant, colorful temporary installation that completely changes the face of the buildings.Read more →
Dutch artist Edwin Deen came up with a new machine to instantly create rainbow patterns on walls. Using a sprinkler installation that’s normally used to water the garden, the machine is able to turn any tunnel or alley into a fresh rainbow like space. Currently part of the ‘Use it Again’ exhibition at the Ampelhaus in Oranienbaum, Deen’s Rainbow Machine can also be used for indoor purposes as it transforms clean white spaces into almost perfect colorful gradient rooms.Read more →
Makers & Brothers is an online store dedicated to locally crafted Irish products, founded by Jonathan and Mark Legge. A week ago the brothers opened a temporary pop-up shop on the top floor of the Brown Thomas department store in Dublin. Between the usual products that are available at a huge inner-urban department store, a small shed built of wood and corrugated iron has popped up in order to bring beautiful locally produced design items to a new group of customers. We spoke with Jonathan Legge about design culture in Ireland, his passion for local crafts and the way he thinks the artisan economy contributes to Dublin’s and Ireland’s identity.Read more →
What was supposed to be a temporary transformation looks to be a permanent change. The South Spanish town Juzcar was turned entirely blue for the latest Smurfs movie by Sony Pictures. After 141 days blueness, the inhabitants of the small town have voted to keep the façades of the buildings blue forever. The reason is…Read more →