business card

I’ve still got some material from the Amsterdam and Cologne Events I want to show you.

The average buisness card is credit card sized and from white paperboard with black font ( best fonts are Helvetica, Rotis or Arial ).

This is Stephan Siepermann‘s idea of a buisness card:

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‘Business candle’

| mocoloco.com |
- Stephan Sieprmann’s latest lightning work at imm cologne

try to be critical

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Couple days ago, while surfing the www, I found an article over the Lilium Tower project in Warsaw on dezeen design magazine. Zaha Hadids architecture is like the most specific design a ‘love it-or hate’ it thing. And I am not the biggest fan of Zaha. But I want you to show what made me laugh…

my 3 favourite comments on the article:
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another blog – live!

That’s the common blog we know: (Wikipedia abstract)

A blog (a portmanteau of web log) is a website where entries are commonly displayed in reverse chronological order. “Blog” can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog. Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject; others function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs.

That’s Stephanie Rudolph’s idea of it:
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The place (or www)
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Her friends (or subscribers)
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The experiences she makes (or her posts)
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The possibilty to meet people (or to network)
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Each visitor gets an entry card (to count her traffic) – I was nr. 51
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| sinakatherina |
– stephanie is building her own ‘blog’ – pics of the process

copycat

When I was in Amsterdam 3 days ago, I get off the train and saw the Bijenkorf ( netherlands famous department store ) shop window…

…that’s what I saw
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window decoration | bijenkorf | ? | 2008 – approx. $100

…that’s what I was thinking about
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rag chair | droog design | tejo remy | 1991 – approx. $4,200.00

so what about cutting-edge design?

| david report blog | Interview with tejo remy

hookers en vogue

Amsterdam. Netherlands. The Fashion Week is going on. On the ouderzijds achterburgwal (street name) in the city centre you can buy the latest couture party dress in the red light district of Amsterdam. Some of the former prostitution establishments are temporarily available for sixteen fashion designers. It’s a cultural clash of fashion and prostitution, they say.
In one shop front window a ‘women’ (rather a girl) in garish lingerie is advertising her body to passers-by and in the next front window you find one of the hippest designers the dutch fashion avantgarde has thesedays – a brave performance somehow, I must admit.
But possibly it was me who was the bravest on that day. 5 to 10 prostitutes yelled at me and some more showed me their middlefingers (no photos of that) . I guess they don’t like it when people take pictures of them… just for you guys, just for you.

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window girl

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| sjaak hullekes | – arnheim fashion

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| mada van gaans | suddenly men are interested in fashion

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| jan taminiau |

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wanna go for a walk?

| redlight fashion |

design contest in Cologne … my 3 best talents

That will get a little bit messy. I’ve still got some cool stories to tell from both Cologne and Amsterdam. Here’s one from the IMM Cologne. The [d³] contest attracts 450 product submissions every year. Entrants must be students or recent graduates who completed their studies no longer than three years ago. This year there were 35 prototypes on display. Here are three of them.

raphael van allmen
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This year, first place went to raphael von allmen from switzerland for his chair with flexible backrest. Raphael studied at ECAL University of art and design Lausanne. I like his chair and the fact that he speaks polish (learned it because of his girlfriend).

jordi canudas
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Jordi Canudas is born in Barcelona but works and lives in London. His sofa is a piece of interactive Architecture. A wall and a place to sit or to lounge. Movement, sound and touch hint at what might be happening on the other side.

aylin kayser & christian metzner
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The two Germans developed a wax lamp which melts when it is used… good design and marketing.

| imm design talents 2008 |