I somehow started to attend the so called ‘design debates’, in the Design Academy Eindhoven. The previous one, on mapping (the conflict), was quite interesting (perhaps because of my life-long interest to maps).
This one, labelled ‘Disruptive Design‘, promised to be interesting, too, but turned to be very boring.
I knew the story of Avular, a start-up that is (going to start) making industrial drones (they were one of the participants of the High-Tech XL accelerator where I was supposedly a mentor.)
There was nothing ‘disruptive’ in the presentation by Ramon Haken, especially in terms of ‘design’. It’s a good project, and in many ways a local favorite, but the story was like many other millions of such kind.
The opening of the last day: Michio Kako tells about the future of the ‘perfect capitalism’.
More wonders under the cut:
In view of our recent move to the new studio we became a bit obsessed with everything “interior designy”. These a just a few impressions from the newly opened design shop in the city, presenting a bit a less mainstream things.
Few more pics under cut
Everything is under Bosch’s Umbrella these days; the world decided to celebrate the 500th anniversary of his death (?!), and native town Den Bosch is the epicenter of this hurricane of remembrance.
This is stand in a local bookshop with the books and other stuff related to Bosch, his art and his time:
There is a large exhibition of his work in the Noordbrabant museum in Den Bosch which we will try visit (it’s guaranteed, thought, since all the tickets seem to be sold already!) More on this later.
Behind the cut a few other books I found interesting when browsing the shelves.