december 18, 2013


Hundreds of bearded men strutted their stuff at the World Beard and Moustache Championships in Anchorage, Alaska, and photographer Matthew Rainwaters was there to capture it all. This resulting collection of portraits features the bushiest, most stylish, and downright weirdest beards from around the world. Taken straight on, the photographs are stark and stunning—the beards […]

Posted in: Appearance


december 17, 2013


Hair salons, mainly men’s salons, have boldly succeeded in warding off the crisis. in England, the number of barbershops has even risen this year. This is probably due to the relative ease with which a barbershop can be established. And also, because you can’t get a haircut online. But there is more to the segment […]


december 17, 2013


Realitree is an idea that needs to help to grow. Realitree will be a game that counters all the politics and disinformation about climate change. Together, we can help to reframe the conversation, and help our communities at the same time. realitree was one of the top ideas chosen by Al Gore and his organization: […]

Posted in: Living, technology


december 16, 2013

0 is charming, and operates on a very small scale. It started with one person who moved to Bos en Lommer, Amsterdam, where he did not know many people. The newcomer’s hobby: baking cakes and creating very tasty desserts. More often than not, too much food is made, and sadly, some of it ends up […]

Posted in: Food


december 14, 2013


A HotTug is a wood-fired hot tub in which you can enjoy a blissful bath. The HotTug is a tugboat that transports you through the water, through quaint Dutch landscapes, or the port of Rotterdam. The HotTug was designed for carefree fun on the water. There is absolutely no need to move around in a […]

Posted in: Human Movement, Leisure


december 10, 2013


A paradigm shift in the science of food is underway. Fifteen years ago, proper nutrition meant augmenting the types of food we ate. Buzzwords such as low-carb, low-cal, non-fat, low-glycemic, organic, and natural made their way into our food vocabulary. Yet we are becoming fatter and unhealthier. Philips Design envisions a range of products that […]

Posted in: Food, Health, technology


december 5, 2013


Of the 2.6 million people aged 65+ more than a million is lonely or very lonely in The Netherlands. Granny’s Finest prevents loneliness. Seniors practicing crafts in groups supervised by young designers. Young people are learning from the old and reversed. They producing beanies, heads, shawls etcetera. The consumer can buy all these products and […]

Posted in: Appearance, INSPIRING