Archive for July, 2011

Ai Weiwei / Ordos 100 at Kunsthaus Bregenz

July 27, 2011


July 26, 2011

BBQ or Tea Party?

July 25, 2011

Perhaps in an attempt to anticipate on the current political climate in the Netherlands the dress code of this year’s traditional summer BBQ was White Trash… interesting to see what we look like in the weekend…

Our First Escalator…

July 22, 2011

Funen: Rear Window

July 18, 2011

We received this pic from Sinisha Brdar, shot from his window at the Funen Park. Sinisha and his students of the Université de Montréal stay there during their workshop at the Academy. Somehow they also found the time to make some very appealing analytical drawings of Blok K… merci beaucoup!

Heute, Tomorrow

July 13, 2011

Heute Journal has just visited the office to find out more about Power Flowers. Their report is scheduled to be broadcasted on Thursday as part of the TV news, ZDF from 21:45.

Wow! What? Wow!

July 12, 2011

On the last day of his internship Jasper surprised us with an amazing present: a customized Delft Blue tile… Bob? Somol!

My First App

July 12, 2011

It had been more than 5 years since I had talked to Anthony. But once in a while my phone starts calling someone from my contact list by accident from inside my pocket. If you need a very good reason to call someone up, or if you tend to neglect your friends these accidental calls can be a pleasant surprise; almost a necessity to keep in touch. Why not script this coincidence? Why not Random Call App?

Summer in the city: Cityscapes at IJburg

July 11, 2011

Special summer offer:

N.A.P. II: Orange County De Luxe Hotel

July 10, 2011

If you did not book your summer holiday yet, we have a suggestion: Orange County Hotel in Kemer Turkey. 513 total rooms, 1102 total beds, 1 honeymoon suite, 16 connected rooms, 17 Volendam Houses. Here Dutch houses with mountain views are available! And: Ultra All Inclusive.

The hotel is conceived as a replica of the historic city of Amsterdam, wrapped around a 5000 m2 swimming pool; an azzurro canal! Cleverly, the tiles on the bottom of the pool show a graphic image of the facades, a plastic reflection of an ancient skyline…

Orange County is mostly frequented by White Russians rapidly turning Pink.

In the framework of an art project about Amsterdam after completion of its new subway, we, back in 1996, explored the potential of Amsterdam as a resort.

Where the idea that the Amsterdam canals eventually would be clean enough to swim in was profoundly optimistic, the canal / pool mash-up however was intended to raise awareness about the increasing Disneyfication of historic centers. In spite of its refreshing temptation it was meant as a warning sign.

But the Orange County Hotel is stranger than fiction. Reality happens to be far more synthetic than our imagination; a Virtual Reality mirrored…