Bubble & Stitch, Amsterdam : The New Laundry Experience

BURO NANA have designed the branding and interior design for Bubble&Stitch, a laundrette shop in Amsterdam with a new 24/7- open retail concept based on an app and a locker system. This American concept has already been put into practice across the USA and some European countries, and is opening for the first time in the Netherlands.After registering online and downloading the application, the customer can simply use the service 24/7 to drop off laundry in one of the available clean boxes. A notification is given when the order is ready for collection. Services include dry cleaning, ironing and small repairs. source thecontemporist




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Amsterdam Pop Up : The Loft

The Loft is a periodically recurring pop up store, hosted by Amsterdam venue and event space The Playing Circle. Everything in the beautifully decorated showroom is deep rooted in craftsmanship and natural materials and the rotating designs provide endless amounts of inspiration for any dweller looking to give their home a lift. Plus anything and everything in The Loft is for sale. source :







Chef ALAIN DUCASSE’s Tokyo-based eatery Beige has tapped Karl Lagerfeld to design a one-of-a kind Christmas cake for its 10th anniversary. The creative director of Chanel, Lagerfeld chose to recreate an iconic lipstick shape combining rich flavors of caramel and dark chocolate. source :


Pampshade by Yukiko Morita, Japan

Kyoto-based artist Yukiko Morita loved bread so much that she created the Pampshade. It is a bread lamp made from actual baked bread (comprising only bread flour, salt, yeast), with added LED, batteries, and ‘some other secret ingredients’.

Pampshade combines the word ‘lampshade’ with the Japanese word for bread, ‘pao’. She has created Pampshades in the shape of baguettes, croissant, batard, and other shapes. Each loaf is coated with a layer of resin in order for it to stay as a useable lamp without rotting. via designtaxi





Holographic Tree of Light by Studio Droog, Amsterdam

Holographic Tree of Light by Studio Droog, Amsterdam

Studio Droog’s Tree of Light was recently revealed at the Rijksmuseum and it is now claiming to be the biggest holographic projection of a Christmas tree to date.

The tree is projected onto a canvas of 33 acrylic panels that cover a massive distance of 20’ x 25’ in width and height. Four projectors create the image and over time, it changes color from blue to green. Shapes, stars and moving branches are integrated into the digital tree as well, to make it seem even more life-like than it is. What’s interesting about the tree is that its panels seem quite translucent and the tree itself quite opaque. This effect was created by using titanium oxide to catch and reflect the light, which seems quite magical.

The striking holographic tree will be on display at the Rijksmuseum until January 6th, 2014.