Friday TopFiveDay! #62

Our favorites of week 12

Top, top, top, top, top!

Every week we share a top 5 of the most interesting, coolest, funniest and most exciting stuff that we have encountered on the web and elsewhere. In our studio we have been sharing things that we see around us and that we find remarkable, for as long as we’ve been a team. This way we keep each other informed of the world outside of our personal perspective, because we have a collective hunger for the new.

With this overview we give you some insight into what fascinates us. In addition to projects from clients and self-initiated projects, this is what Jort, Vivian, Jord, and John Patrick are talking about in the studio. Do share this list and let us know if you have any tips!

Cut up magic

Did we mention Lola Dupré already in a previous Top 5? Not sure. Not really important either, she just keeps on making the most awesome cut ups!! Next level collages, all handwork, all beyond comprehension. The pictures of her work desk add some extra sense of wonder.


Stoned cocoon

The name Powerhouse Company sounds more like a Bulgarian cover up operation than like a high level architecture firm. But thankfully their architectural designs are by no means fitting to that name. Their work is a mixture of gentle, detailed, distinguished brutalism and modernism. With poetic use of materials. Give us the keys of that Villa JM, we want it bad!!



Every designer who works in print every now and again, deals with color swatches, Pantone, CMYK mixing, different finishes, varieties of paper. You need to see in print how colors interact and how colors mix. It’s refreshing to see that interpreted in a totally different technique. Evelin Kasikov’s book is about print, but printed without a trace of ink: in 219.647 stitches. It is a personal project that she has been slowly working on past 6 years.

Artificial prohibition

Was there ever a time you longed for a drink as much as now? We need to brawl badly! But patience is required, in The Netherlands all bars and restaurants are still completely locked down. Photographer Paul Bakker took to the streets to document how empty Amsterdam nightlife currently looks. It’s a beautiful document, but sadly depressing at the same time…


OK, so we let you know we’d like the Villa JM as our new home. While wishes are being granted, we’d suggest to put this off road monster on the driveway; this beautiful little monster is up for auction at Sotheby’s).


Check all of our Top Fives here