This owl in the Netherlands loves to land on people’s heads

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Friday 17 April 2015

There’s an owl in the Netherlands who doesn’t like to land anywhere else but on top of people’s heads. It’s either your dream come true or your worst nightmare (if you check out the size of those talons).

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You can now book a room inside a crane for your vacation

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Friday 8 August 2014

We have found the perfect hotel room where there will be no next door guests talking non-stop or making the walls shake till three in the morning. Two, in fact and both are located inside a crane! The next time you’re in Netherlands, do check out Faralda NDSM Crane Hotel in Amsterdam and Crane Hotel in Harlingen.

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In the Netherlands, they have a roundabout for bikes. And it’s gorgeous!

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Tuesday 11 February 2014

Again, the Dutch have proven that their country is oh so perfect. While most countries are still trying to integrate bike programs on their crummy roads, the Netherlands are already light years ahead. Introducing, the ‘Hovenring’, one of the world’s first bicycle path roundabouts.

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From the LAEM Store: Oranje Hoodie by Vaughn de Heart

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By Alison Shepard in New Fashion on Wednesday 12 June 2013

Orange is the new black with the latest and greatest from Vaughn de Heart. Inspired by the nickname for the Netherlands football team, which aptly means ‘Orange’, we love the colour and statement of this super-soft hoodie. Available now in the Lost At E Minor store.

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Yawning duvet cover induces sleep

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Products on Thursday 11 April 2013

Having trouble sleeping? This Dutch designed duvet covered in images of people yawning may be just the thing you need! If humans are indeed social animals with the habit of copying others, then in theory this duvet should lull you to sleep. What better way to feel sleepy than to wrap yourself in dozen of sleepy people?

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Photos taken from the back seats of abandoned cars

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Tuesday 31 January 2012

Photographer Alicia Rius is based in the Netherlands. Her series, From the Back Seat of My Car, is a testament to her vision of viewing abandoned objects as ‘hidden treasures’. She writes: ‘I did not plan this project. I never looked for these cars, and in fact, I think they found me. I wanted to immortalize their beauty and turn the tin into something romantic’.

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Mac ‘n’ Cheese: awesome short animated film

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By Mike Harrison in Video on Friday 9 September 2011

I love short animated films. I could watch them for hours. This particular one was made by four students from the Utrecht School of Arts in the Netherlands within a time-frame of five months.

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Tête à Tête: experimental short films by Axel de Wilde

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By Axel de Wilde in Video on Friday 19 August 2011

Tête à Tête is a combination of film, photography and stop motion in the guise of three short storylines and a series of portraits around a contemporary topic. It’s all the work of SOETr (aka Axel de Wilde), a freelance designer from the Netherlands.

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Hilvarenbeek by Dan Deacon and Jimmy Joe Roche

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By Gerry Mak in Video on Wednesday 25 May 2011

Jimmy Joe Roche and Dan Deacon were in Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands, a while back where they made a film titled after the historic Dutch town. It’s completely hilarious, surreal, and absurd, but it somehow captures something about the pop-saturated, neon apocalypse a lot of us have in mind.

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Fully functioning pens made from candy

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Products on Thursday 31 March 2011

Find yourself hankering for a little snack during the midday paperwork? Wishing you just had a little something to tide you over until dinner? How about a pen? While you’ve probably already considered gnawing on your writing utensil, or perhaps you already possess an array of half-masticated pens (guilty!), what would you say to a fully functioning pen made out of candy?

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Change your interior design using 3D video-mapping

Nini Baseema Contributor

By Nini Baseema in New Trends on Saturday 19 February 2011

Don’t we all get tired of our interior design every now and then? Sometimes I prefer the simple white, other days a colorful hippie-style, and that etno style is really comforting somehow, too. But who can afford to buy new furniture all the time? The team at Mr Beam from The Netherlands came up with a perfect solution for a daily redecorating.

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Flooded river Maas in the Netherlands

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By Rob van Praag in New Photography on Saturday 12 February 2011

These are some pictures taken in January 2011 of the flooded river Maas in the Netherlands.

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Futuristic ten metre touchscreen from the Netherlands

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By Jade Rehder in New Trends on Friday 11 February 2011

Clever clogs engineers at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands have brought us a step closer to living out our Star Trek fantasies: a ten metre long touchscreen that senses up to a hundred multitouch inputs at a time. Incredibly sensitive, and with built-in effects, it is curved over 135 degrees, creating an immersive […]

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Pepe Heykoop’s amazing Bendible Chair

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Design on Friday 30 January 2009

Working out of The Netherlands, Pepe Heykoop has designed a chair that bends in all the right places, and just when you need it to. Titled Restless Chairacter, the chair was his graduation project at the Design Academy in Eindhoven.

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By Casper Johansson in New Illustration on Wednesday 19 September 2007

Sauerkids is Mark Moget and Taco Sipma, an artist team working out of Rotterdam, Netherlands. Their illustration work is ‘a combination of innocent childhood imagery and the mental confusion of everyday life’.

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