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This plastic fishing company is making office furniture out of plastic waste

Plastic Whale is a professional plastic fishing company that offers boat trips during which tourists — while sightseeing — will pick up plastic from Amsterdam’s canals. The plastic bottles that are being collected get turned into office furniture, in collaboration with Vepa. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Amsterdam, Fishing, Plastic Waste, and Plastic Powered by...CONTINUE READING

Apple store evacuated after iPad blows up in smoke, reports says

Apple Store in Leidseplein square in Amsterdam has been evacuated after an iPad exploded, Dutch outlet AT5 reported Sunday.  The incident was confirmed by the city’s fire brigade, which tweeted that three people had respiratory problems following the incident.  SEE ALSO: Food is actually being served on iPads and it’s my nightmare The incident was...CONTINUE READING

A design studio is reducing a city’s plastic waste by using it to print street furniture.

A design studio, called The New Raw is experimenting with using plastic waste as a raw material that can be used by 3D printers to create furniture. Their project called Print Your City aims to solve plastic’s biggest design problem—a material made to last forever, but used carelessly in a throwaway culture. Read more…More about...CONTINUE READING

The hands of this giant clock are drawn in real time by what seems to be a human painter

Dutch designer and artist, Maarten Baas, was commissioned by Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam to design the airport’s clock as one of his “Real Time” series pieces. This giant steel box that is hanging from the airport’s ceiling has managed to deceive many people offline and online, since the illusion that the artist managed to create...CONTINUE READING

An Impressionist painter’s gritty street photos of Amsterdam circa 1900

A cyclist on the Prinsengracht. Image: George Henrik Breitner/Rijksmuseum via Europeana George Hendrik Breitner was born in the Netherlands in 1857, and developed a talent for painting by the time he was in his twenties. After encountering Impressionism during a stint in Paris, he became a leading figure of Amsterdam Impressionism, often sketching scenes of...CONTINUE READING

Amsterdam's night mayor has an alternative for Sydney's lockout laws

Amsterdam and Sydney are polar opposites when it comes to nightlife. While the Dutch capital contains numerous clubs with 24-hour licenses, Australia’s largest city has operated strict lockout laws since 2014. Patrons are forbidden from entering licensed venues located in Sydney’s city centre after 1:30 a.m., and alcohol service is cut at 3 a.m. on...CONTINUE READING
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