Phonebloks – can a LEGO-style phone concept work?

Olly Wright, senior strategist at our office in Amsterdam, was bombarded with messages about ‘phonebloks’ a new innovative design phone concept. The idea of a LEGO style phone is really nice, but will it work? Olly’s reaction was a mix of nostalgia and surprise…

Claire Parker judges corporate design a.s.r.

Claire Parker, Creative Director at our Amsterdam office, is part of the ‘corporate design panel’ of Marketing Tribune magazine, so every month she will judge a corporate design, together with Tom Dorresteijn from Studio Dumbar and Stefan Pangratz from VBAT. This time the design panel was asked to judge the corporate identity of a.s.r., an insurance company.

Claire Parker judges corporate design ‘Peace of Me’

Claire Parker, Creative Director at our Amsterdam office, is part of the ‘corporate design panel’ of Marketing Tribune magazine, so every month she will judge a corporate design, together with Tom Dorresteijn from Studio Dumbar and Stefan Pangratz from VBAT. This time the design panel was asked to judge the corporate identity of ‘Peace of Me’ designed by Studio Piraat.

The Amsterdam studio away afternoon

Last week the Amsterdam studio went on its away afternoon for a bit of creative inspiration and exercise. They went to an amazing studio in the Jordaan (old heart of Amsterdam), the interior of which looked like an upside down wooden beamed ship hull. Here’s a summary by Zayne, one of our Design Directors in Amsterdam.

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A feast of design in Breda

Five days of storytelling with workshops, lectures, performances, exhibitions, and master classes with 125 international designers – the Graphic Design Festival Breda really is one of a kind, displaying most of the work outside in the public space. Alex Halfpenny, designer at our office in Amsterdam, visited the festival.

Friday Favourites

McLaren’s new supercar, Facebook Timeline for fashion history, Google Maps manipulation and lots more on Friday Favourites.

Our Top 10 picks for the London Design Festival

The 2012 London Design Festival runs from 14-23 September, with a fantastic selection of over 300 events. Here is our selection of the best 10 things we think are worth checking out.

Dutch team visits the MOTI Museum, Breda

Tjeerd, Alex, Mary, Alicia, Gary, Claire, Lee, Neil and Sam, a bunch of designers from our Amsterdam office, recently visited the MOTI Museum in Breda. Alex wrote a nice summary about ’100 years of Dutch Graphic Design’, The Pop-Up Generation, DIY and the Supermart exhibition. Definitely worth a visit!

Mahiki Coconut wins First Place at Mobius Awards

Mahiki Coconut has won a First Place statuette at the Mobius Awards in the Food and Beverage packaging design category.

The importance of crafting: Made by Hand

The Made by Hand site has some great short films about people who are passionate about making things by hand, an absolute belief and conviction in craft. We talk with Graham about the crafting of our projects – the blood sweat and tears that goes into getting it just right. And this guy seems to relish it as well.

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