Top 5 Archive — 09

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Before our Tip 5 there was our Top 5. These are the archived pages from our 5 weekly hot tips from yesteryear.

1: Laughter in the Valley

We are ready for the final season of Silicon Valley. The last season, that can always go either way; total flop or pure genius. According to Martin Starr (Gilfoile in the series), it’s all right : ) For us, the season is already a success when we are treated to some new classic Jared moments.

2: Marbelous

Graphical hero Michiel Schuurman made a series of stamps for PostNL that gives every Dutch person a flashback to their childhood. Michiel was commissioned because he won a Dutch Design Award in 2017 for fabric manufacturer Vlisco, for which he has been working since 2012. General tip: follow Michiel.

3: Tasty subscription

It is clear that mobility will take different forms in the coming decades. Not only in terms of form, technique and costs. Car ownership and use are also seriously considered. BlaBlaCar is already well known in the Netherlands, and Smart Cabs are on the road in Twente. But our hearts beat a little faster when a good concept is also given an appealing design. Enter Canoo: an electric car/bus/pill designed under the direction of Richard Kim, known for the BMW i3 and BMW i8. The idea of the Canoo is that you subscribe to this car. You use it when you need it and share it with another group of subscribers. In theory a good plan, but in reality it also looks good!

4: Five Spice Girls and six guys named Herb

Twitter user @edgette22 discovered something strange about the Twitter account of the fast food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken: the company followed only 11 other accounts. With a little click, he discovered that those 11 accounts refer to the 11 spices that KFC uses in the preparation of its chicken. That such an Easter Egg is invented is one thing (kudos to Wieden+Kennedy), that someone actually discovers it is another. Before long, @edgette22 was immortalized in a delightfully kitschy painting depicting him as The Colonel lifts him through the mountains on his back.

5: 3D Open house

Real estate is actually quite an innovative industry. The world of home sales has transformed from the cliché-types in (coat) suits to a predominantly digital universe. Just think of the power of Funda, drone videos, 3D films of interiors, etc. We came across Matterport’s tool with friends who are selling their house and were quite impressed (just click in a room in this demo for the best result). Matterport makes a kind of dollhouse from photos of a house that you can walk through with great care.