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More And More Art Auctions Are Moving Online

This development reflects broader trends in the retail industry, where high-street shops are disappearing as more and more sales take place online. According to figures from Eurostat, the EU’s statistics office, the ranks of e-shoppers are constantly swelling—about 80% of consumers in the Netherlands, the UK and Sweden purchase goods online.  – The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, UK, Sweden, Eu, Netherlands, Visual, Eurostat, 03.20.19


Rijksmuseum Begins Talks With Sri Lanka And Indonesia About Returning Art Looted Art In Colonial Era

“‘It’s a disgrace that the Netherlands is only now turning its attention to the return of the colonial heritage’, Rijksmuseum director Taco Dibbets [said]. ‘We should have done it earlier and there is no excuse.’ … The Rijksmuseum has around 4,000 colonial objects, not all of which, Dibbits says, were stolen. All objects are owned by the state so museums cannot take the decision to return an object on their own.” – DutchNews.nl
Tags: Art, Indonesia, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, Visual, 03.12.19, Taco Dibbets, Dibbits


Sketch, maker of popular design tools, just landed $20 million in Series A funding from Benchmark in its first outside round

You’ve probably noticed: design has become central for many businesses that might have once considered it an afterthought. Indeed, with sales and marketing so thoroughly optimized at this point — and companies wondering how else to trounce the competition — there’s now a race afoot for numerous startups looking to become the Salesforce of design. InVision is one of them. Just three months ago, the design collaboration startup raised $115 million in Series F funding at a $1.9 billion valuation. M...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Europe, Design, Adobe, Netherlands, Portugal, Sketch, Mac App Store, Benchmark, Invision, Figma, SA, Pieter Omvlee, Puttagunta


At SXSW, New Dutch Wave Presents an Optimistic View of the Future

For the third year in a row, a selection of top Dutch designers are representing the Netherlands at SXSW in Austin. New Dutch Wave brings together six cross-disciplinary innovators who are thinking through some of the world's biggest issues and presenting new ways forward. They all seem to ask the question: "If not now then when?" The selected designers (including our very own Dave Hakkens) were chosen based on the following criteria: impact, innovation, experiment, and originality. Some, like H...
Tags: Design, Austin, Netherlands, Social Impact, Sxsw, Sheltersuit, Design Festivals, Texas University, Timmer, Waller Creek, Dave Hakkens, Hakkens, Bas Timmer Bas Timmer, SXSW Timmer, Dave Hakkens You, Andre Amaro Together


UNStudio unveils sustainable vision for The Smartest Neighborhood in the World

In Helmond’s Brandevoort District in the Netherlands, an exciting new development had boldly declared its plans to become “The Smartest Neighborhood in the World.” Known as the Brainport Smart District (BSD), the tech-savvy and sustainable initiative has taken one step closer to reality thanks to the recently unveiled spatial plans created by a design team led by UNStudio. To be developed in phases across the span of 10 years, the Brainport Smart District will be a one-of-a-kind, mixed-use neig...
Tags: Design, Urban Design, Netherlands, UNStudio, Helmond, Sustainable Living, Metabolic, Energy Production, Living Lab, Communal Living, Circular Design, Brainport Smart District, The Smartest Neighborhood In The World, Felixx Landscape Architects & Planners, Habidatum, UNSense


Rembrandt in the Blood: An Obsessive Aristocrat, Rediscovered Paintings and an Art-World Feud

No one had spotted a new painting by the Dutch master for four decades — until the scion of a storied Amsterdam family found two.
Tags: Art, News, Auctions, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Christie's, Rembrandt, Sotheby's, Collectors and Collections, Rembrandt Harmenszoon, van Rijn


All the Rembrandts: The Rijksmuseum Puts All 400 Rembrandts It Owns on Display for the First Time

If you've wanted to see some Rembrandts, as most every art lover has, you've wanted to go to the Rijksmuseum. The jewel in the crown of the Netherlands' most popular museum must surely be Rembrandt's masterpiece The Night Watch, whose latest restoration will stream live this summer. But Rembrandt enthusiasts planning their first trip to the Rijksmuseum only after the completion of that restoration may want to reconsider, given that between now and June, they can see not just some Rembran...
Tags: Google, Art, College, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Smithsonian, Rembrandt, First Time, Rijksmuseum, Facebook Twitter, 21st Century Los Angeles, Marissa Fessenden, Smithsonian Artnet Related Content, Masterpiece Rembrandt


ODA to transform Rotterdams historic post office into a vibrant destination

After sitting vacant for over a decade, Rotterdam’s former Central Post Office, the Postkantoor, will soon undergo an extraordinary transformation into a vibrant, mixed-use destination. Designed by ODA New York, the adaptive reuse project will span 58,000 square meters and sensitively restore the building’s early 20th century architecture while injecting new programming ranging from retail to a five-star hotel. ODA will work in close collaboration with local architecture firm Braaksma & Roos Ar...
Tags: New York, Design, Post Office, Architecture, Gallery, Netherlands, Hotel, Historic Preservation, Restoration, Green Renovation, Rotterdam, Historic Architecture, Adaptive Reuse, Mixed-use, Kimpton, ODA


Louvre Abu Dhabi to exhibit Rembrandt and Vermeer masterpieces

Dutch Golden Age art exhibition to open at museum in UAE capitalThe Louvre Abu Dhabi, the first museum to carry the name outside France, has announced that it will display works by Dutch masters Rembrandt and Vermeer this month.Works by the two artists are part of the gallery’s first exhibition of 2019 – Rembrandt, Vermeer and the Dutch Golden Age: Masterpieces from the Leiden collection and the Musée du Louvre. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Europe, France, World news, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Art and design, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt, Leiden, Vermeer, Rembrandt Vermeer, Louvre Abu Dhabi, UAE capitalThe Louvre Abu Dhabi


An Industrial Designer's Story of Losing Passion, Falling in Love with Roadtrip Adventures and Designing a Watch

The following essay and photos (edited for length and clarity) come to us from Netherlands-based industrial designer Laurens de Rijke. Enjoy!______________The past five years I have spent developing my first take on a so called 'driver watch'. This first series of watches is called the Amalfi Series, named after the beautiful Amalfi Coast in Italy. It is a watch that is focused on the gentleman driver that loves to take out his car in the weekend. Maybe my story is a nice article on your website...
Tags: Silk Road, Design, Nato, Paris, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Kazakhstan, Vespa, Amalfi Coast, Object Culture, CNC, Tbilisi Georgia, Vostok, Technical University of Delft, Roadtrip Adventures


Studio Roosegaarde wants to turn space waste into shooting stars and 3D-printed housing

At the Space Waste Lab Symposium in Almere, Netherlands, artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde of Studio Roosegaarde announced his creative new solutions for reducing space waste. The main project of his ambitious proposals will be Shooting Stars, a collaborative effort between Studio Roosegaarde and the European Space Agency that will pull floating space waste through the Earth’s atmosphere to create a sustainable alternative to traditional fireworks. The second solution will explore repurposi...
Tags: Design, Earth, Gallery, 3d Printing, Netherlands, European Space Agency, Luxembourg, Shooting Stars, The Netherlands, Daan Roosegaarde, Carousel Showcase, Upcycling, Space Junk, Space Debris, Studio Roosegaarde, KAF


Light-filled, sustainable office in the Netherlands produces all of its own energy

Dutch firm Team Paul de Vroom + Sputnik has just completed work on a beautiful, light-filled office in the Netherlands. Built around an open-air patio, the Big Green Egg’s new European office is designed to foster an inspiring work environment. Additionally inspiring, however, is the building’s sustainable profile, which includes solar panels that make the building 100 percent self-sufficient, a gray water collection system, natural building materials and a large green roof. The architects wor...
Tags: Design, London, Netherlands, Ossip van Duivenbode, Team Paul de Vroom Sputnik, Netherlands Built, Big Green Egg Europe, Team Paul de Vroom Sputnik Photography


Another Ceramic Streetchair in Rotterdam

Found in Rotterdam this ceramic streetchair. The post Another Ceramic Streetchair in Rotterdam appeared first on Happy Hotelier.
Tags: Art, Hotels, Netherlands, Street Art, Rotterdam, Photo of the Day


Rotterdam Ceramic Street Chair

Found this Ceramic Street Chair in Rotterdam. The post Rotterdam Ceramic Street Chair appeared first on Happy Hotelier.
Tags: Art, Hotels, Netherlands, Street Art, Rotterdam, Photo of the Day


Jet black lakeside home in the Netherlands designed to embrace the surrounding nature

Located just south of Amsterdam, the Vinkeveense Plassen is known for its incredible lakes and surrounding nature. When one family approached Dutch firm, i29 Interior Architects and Chris Collaris to build a home in the idyllic area, the designers created a beautiful 592-square-foot home strategically designed to embrace the incredible natural surroundings. Situated on a elongated island plot next to the lake, the home was designed with an inside-out strategy to make the most out of the limit...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Tiny House, Home Design, Tiny Home Design, Passive Home Design, Minimalist Living, Lake House Design, Modular Homes, Wooden Homes, Interior Architects, I29 Interior Architects, Timber Homes


High-rise living in Utrecht to be transformed by a sustainable vertical village

A trio of high rises are expected to outreach Utrecht, Netherlands’ tallest building and be a beacon of sustainable urban living in the historic city. The MARK Vertical Village, designed by a consortium of architects and developers, won a recent high-rise development contest and the team plans to break ground starting in 2021. The residential buildings will surround an urban forest and feature extensive greenhouses at their pinnacles. Urban agriculture will also be integrated into every level,...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Urban Design, Paris, Netherlands, Utrecht, The Netherlands, Sustainable Design, Affordable Housing, High-rise, Mark, Utrecht Netherlands, Schulze, Vertical Village, Mark Vertical Village, Dom Tower


Download Vincent van Gogh’s Collection of 500 Japanese Prints, Which Inspired Him to Create “the Art of the Future”

Vincent van Gogh never went to Japan, but he did spend quite a bit of time in Arles, which he considered the Japan of France. What made him think of the place that way had to do entirely with aesthetics. The Netherlands-born painter had moved to Paris in 1886, but two years later he set off for the south of France in hopes of finding real-life equivalents of the "clearness of the atmosphere and the gay colour effects" of Japanese prints. These days, we've all seen at least a few examples of tha...
Tags: Google, Art, Japan, Microsoft, College, France, Paris, Netherlands, Seoul, Arles, Van Gogh, Vincent, Simon Schama, Facebook Twitter, Vincent Van Gogh, Theo


Ave Maria by Maurizio Cattelan

In Rotterdam I saw an exhibition about real life like figures in Kunsthal Rotterdam. Three wax arms protruding from the wall. The post Ave Maria by Maurizio Cattelan appeared first on Happy Hotelier.
Tags: Photos, Art, Hotels, Museum, Netherlands, Rotterdam, Ave Maria, Maurizio Cattelan, Photo of the Day, Kunsthal Rotterdam


Gorgeous Winter Scenes by Nicholas Bott

~ Nicholas Bott is a contemporary Canadian painter originally from the Netherlands who has adopted the vast landscape of the country, particularly British Columbia, as his muse.  His style is reminiscent of a couple of the Group of Seven landscape painters, such as Lawren Harris and Tom Thomson.   These gorgeously rendered wintery scenes by Bott […]
Tags: Art, Landscape, Winter, Religion, Inspiration, Painting, Canada, Netherlands, British Columbia, Bott, Tom Thomson, Lawren Harris, Nicholas Bott


Dutch Design Week Highlights: New Material Award

The New Material Award is one of few awards that focuses on the use of new materials and innovative technologies. Every two years, visual artists, designers and architects (working in the Netherlands) are challenged to contribute their material-based approaches to a better and more sustainable society.We joined the award ceremony and took a closer look at the exhibition during this year's Dutch Design Week, revealing what the jury decided to be the stuff of tomorrow's products. Award Ceremony ...
Tags: Europe, Design, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Chris, Design Festivals, Andrea, MVRDV, Chris Kabel, Veem, Materials that Matter, Xandra, Xandra van der Eijk, Eric Klarenbeek, Maartje Dros


Dutch art panel's ruling against Jewish family criticised as 'step back'

Committee backed museum in battle over Kandinsky painting obtained before Nazis invadedThe decision of a Dutch art committee to back one of the Netherlands’ most prestigious museums in its attempt to hold on to a prized painting obtained from a Jewish family in 1940 has sparked an international outcry over the fate of Nazi loot across Europe. The binding ruling against the descendants of Emanuel Lewenstein has come under heavy criticism after it emerged that the committee had taken into account ...
Tags: Art, Europe, Painting, World news, Culture, Art and design, Second world war, Netherlands, Jewish, Wassily Kandinsky, Committee, Kandinsky, Emanuel Lewenstein


Download Over 325 Free Art Books From the Getty Museum

In 2014, Getty Publications announced the launch of its Virtual Library, where readers can freely browse and download 325 art books from the publisher’s backlist catalogue. The Virtual Library consists of texts associated with several Getty institutions. Readers can view extensively researched exhibition catalogues from the J. Paul Getty Museum, including Paul Cézanne's late-life watercolours, when the painter raised the still life to a high art (Cézanne in the Studio: Still Life in Watercolors...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, College, Netherlands, Getty, Montreal, Paul Cézanne, Guggenheim Museum, Antwerp, Facebook Twitter, Cezanne, Getty Museum, Peter Paul Rubens, Jan Brueghel, Getty Research Institute


Want to See All the Vermeers in the World? Now’s Your Chance

The Mauritshuis in the Netherlands, working with Google, has created an app that provides a virtual museum filled with all of this artist’s works.
Tags: Google, Art, News, Museums, Netherlands, Google Inc, Jan, Vermeer, Mauritshuis, Mobile Applications, Augmented Reality (Computers, Meet Vermeer


Twenty aims to dramatically reduce the waste of household products

Dubai Design Week — an annual event celebrating and promoting design and creativity — took place earlier this month, with imaginative minds from all over the world competing for the coveted Progress Prize at the Global Grad Show. This year’s winner, Twenty, sets out to cut down the environmental costs of packaging and shipping household products, like shampoos or cleaners, by offering dry capsules and reusable containers — just add water, and the items are ready for use. Considered to be the la...
Tags: Design, Gallery, Shipping, Netherlands, Innovation, Dubai, Waste, Green Products, Plastic Waste, Cleaners, middle east Dubai, Cleaning Products, Green Cleaning Products, Design Academy Eindhoven, Brendan McGetrick, Mirjam de Bruijn


Norwegian expedition cruise line Hurtigruten aiming to convert six of its 17 ships to use biogas

The Norwegian expedition cruise line Hurtigruten is going to do their part to help the environment. The 125-year-old company is aiming to convert six of its 17 ships to use biogas, liquified natural gas, and large battery packs by 2021. The biogas will be generated with waste fish parts – leftovers of fish processed for food – and mixed with other organic waste to use green energy to power their polluting cruise liners. Biogas is the result of speeding up the natural decomposition process and c...
Tags: Design, Netherlands, Arctic, The Guardian, Norway, Hurtigruten, Antarctic, Daniel Skjeldam, Hurtigruten Ocean


Invasive soft rush weed turned into sustainable packaging materials

Soft rush is a plant, however, it recently has been transformed into furniture and packaging materials. Born from the idea that fibers could be cultivated from the weed, Don Kwaning has designed a line of products using varying parts of the grass-like plant. Throughout the Netherlands, the plant is invasive enough that thousands of pounds are pulled from ditches, wetlands, and marshes every year and turned into biogas. Although it is also used to improve overly-sandy soil, soft rush is widely r...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Netherlands, Ikea, Reebok, Design Academy Eindhoven, Sustainable Furniture, Green Package Design, Eco Packaging Materials, Alternative Packaging Design, Plant Fibers, Don Kwaning, Kwaning


Watch “The Midnight Parasites,” a Surreal Japanese Animation Set in the World of Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights (1972)

Hieronymus Bosch’s bizarre paintings might have looked perfectly ordinary to his contemporaries, argues Stanley Meisler in “The World of Bosch.” Modern viewers may find this very hard to believe. We approach Bosch through layers of Freudian interpretation and Surrealist appreciation. We cannot help “regarding the scores of bizarre monsters”—allegories for sins and punishments far more legible in 15th-century Netherlands—“as a kind of dark and cruel comic relief.” While Bosch might have i...
Tags: Google, Art, Japan, Film, College, Animation, Netherlands, Bosch, Facebook Twitter, Chris Robinson, Josh Jones, Gallagher, Kuri, Hieronymus Bosch, Paul Gallagher, Durham NC Follow


Pranksters plant 'stolen Picasso’ in Romania

Dutch writer who thought she’d found missing painting says she was victim of hoaxA Dutch writer who thought she had found a painting by Pablo Picasso stolen in an six years ago has said she was the victim of a publicity stunt, media reported.Picasso’s Harlequin Head was one of seven celebrated paintings snatched from the Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam in 2012 during a daring robbery local media dubbed “the theft of the century”. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Europe, World news, Culture, Art and design, Netherlands, Romania, Pablo Picasso, Picasso, Rotterdam


Painting handed in to Dutch embassy in Romania could be stolen Picasso

Experts investigate canvas after artwork given to authorities by two Dutch citizens Prosecutors are investigating whether a painting by Pablo Picasso stolen six years ago as part of a spectacular art heist at a museum in the Netherlands has turned up in Romania.Seven masterpieces by Picasso, Monet, Gauguin, and Lucian Freud were taken from the Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam in 2012 in a raid that lasted only three minutes. Dutch media at the time called it “the theft of the century”. Continue read...
Tags: Art, Europe, World news, Art and design, Netherlands, Romania, Pablo Picasso, Lucian Freud, Picasso, Rotterdam, Picasso Monet Gauguin, Kunsthal Museum


Minimalist cabin in the Netherlands allows glampers to relax in style

From fancy safari tents to futuristic pods, there are various levels of glamping these days. But for those looking to get back to basics without sacrificing style, the De Grote Beer cabin located on a remote island in the Netherlands is right up your alley. Designed by Depot Rotterdam, the minimalist cabin is clad in black-washed wood with large glazed facades that allow guests to immerse themselves in the stunning nature that surrounds the site. Located on the breathtaking Terschelling Island...
Tags: Design, Netherlands, Terschelling island, Depot Rotterdam, De Grote Beer, Claudia Otten



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