Friday TopFiveDay! #44

Our favorites of week 32

Hot-hot-hot-hot-hot 5!

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!


Joey Ruiter has a wonderful basic design aesthetic with a good sense of minimalism and humor. His latest design is a fun play on street objects taken out of context and put to surprising use. “I wanted to create a piece that is museum-worthy that’s completely unnoticeable and so familiar, you’re just going to walk past it.” Well sir, mission accomplished!


Ceramic carpets

Tal Batit makes wonderful ceramics (see his great portfolio). But his ceramic wall carpets are something different altogether. It made us think of the work of crazy Dutch collective We Make Carpets.


Refresh your horizon

Simple ideas are the best. Like this one by Sonali Ranjit and Vaishnav Balasubramaniam: Window Swap. So far one of the best ways to broaden your horizon from behind your computer screen! (the windows are 10 minute movies with sound, watch on your computer, not on phone).


Dot dot dot

Another example of smart and simple: let a bunch of drones outfitted with spraycans loose in a gallery space. Looks exactly how you would expect it to look: excellent!

Alu ride

Banzai missed the boat on BIG money when skateboarding caught on in the 80s, but they were among the first to explore the wild open territory in the 70s. In 1976 they released one of the most timeless skateboard designs ever, made entirely from anodized aluminum and featuring one of the world’s first double kicktails, it went on to become an icon of sidewalk surfing. Now Banzai reissues the classic board in aluminium in two sizes and in 5 colorways, each one in a limited edition of 50. They’re also throwing in a different limited art print with each color. Sweet, go score one quick!


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