"God made the world and the Dutch made the Netherlands," goes the Dutch saying. The people of the Netherlands have a long history of engineering the land to meet their needs. Now with the land prices skyrocketing due to population boom and demand for
This is a sneak preview of a gorgeous jewellery collection and bags named Jova Design. It’s a joined project between the Ducth fair trade organisation Tilingo Nepra, Dutch Design in Development (DDiD) and jewellery designer Joanne Zwart.
Where we live, churches that are no longer needed for religious purposes are turned into condos and pass out of the public realm. How much more appropriate that they turn into such a magnificent shrine to the book.
The only time I ever get in a cab is when it is pouring rain, so this does not make a lot of sense to me, but it may be "a more sustainable alternative for a fast and flexible travel" from designer Gert-Jan van Breugel.
Taking unwanted bits of plastic from an injection molding machine, Dutch designer Christian Kocx has created "Non-Woven," a small collection of ultra-modern furniture, lighting and accessories. Originally presented during the furniture fair in Milan in
Who says recycling isn’t sexy? Remember Superuse, the online community interested in inventive recycling, initiated by Recyclicity in the Netherlands. These guys, together with Ed van Hint, Césare Peeren and Jan Jongert have released their first book:
At TreeHugger we love plants whether as vertical gardens, Guerrilla Gardening, Urban Vegetable Garden or air purifiers. Dutch designer Marcel Wanders (who also designed Stand In Front Of This Microwave) created yet another object that can be greened:
It's Dutch Design Week, so it seems appropriate to highlight some of the stars of the country. Dutch design has traditionally been eccentric, intelligent and part of the culture of the Netherlands. It has evolved from being witty to becoming more
World Changing has opened our life-cycle assessment hungry eyes with their inside scoop on this handy set of cards developed by Serge de Gheldere from Future Proof/ed, that help you use eco-indicators to analyze and compare the environmental impacts of
The US, which has so far lagged Europe by several years in the addition of offshore wind farms, will eventually be focused on offshore wind farms as well. Here's the example.
"...a new Dutch wind farm is being built so far out to sea that it is
Justin at materialicious is at it again, finding the most remarkable houses. Talk about recycling buildings; this is a conversion of a water tower into a residence in Soest, Utrecht, Netherlands in 2004. It is by zecc arcitechten of Utrecht,
The Delft University of Technology has built a solar powered mouse, testing whether renewable energy products, with higher functionality and a touch of design, can encourage users to adopt modern and consistently sustainable conduct. They even have the
Deftly combining contemporary symbols (like airplanes, modern architecture, a McDonalds sign and what looks to be a windmill or two) with aging materials, Netherlands-based studio Jo Meesters and vormgevingsbureau take used ceramics and sandblast them
UFOs may soon no longer be just the realm of science fiction writers: researchers at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have started working on an "ultra eco-friendly plane" of the future which, in the vision of project director
If you're wearing a sweater from Flocks, a new knitwear brand from the Netherlands, you'll be able to trace the wool back to the very animal that provided it. Because one sheep provides enough wool for exactly one sweater, the company is able to credit