Children’s Bicycles in Amsterdam

Children’s Bicycles in Amsterdam

In Amsterdam, just like in any other city, bicycles aren’t pretty. Bikes are used every day and they need to be kept outside because nobody has a shed, and only a few get to live on a ground floor. Children’s Bicycles are also kept outside, mostly locked with a thick, fat chain so they won’t get stolen.

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Appdikted @mimiberlin has been keeping his eye out for these colorful mini bikettes. <click that link to see more images taken earlier

See more city images Appdikted HERE on Mimi’s blog

 

Doorbells in Venice/Venezia

Doorbells in Venice/Venezia

Appdikted @Mimi Berlin is trying to capture the graphic identity of Venice, Italy by collecting the images of doorbells. Doorbells in this maze of a city are embellished to the extreme in stone, bronze and copper as you can see below.

 

 Click here to see Doorbells in Milan, as seen by Appdikted.

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Children’s Bicycles in Amsterdam Photo Series

Children’s Bicycles in Amsterdam Photo Series

In Amsterdam there are a lot of bicycles to be found on the street. This photo series, by Appdikted, shows some children’s bikes. They are locked with big fat chain locks, And, just the same, as the adult bicycles: always parked in a sloppy way.

See more city images Appdikted HERE on Mimi’s blog

The Amsterdam School

The Amsterdam School

The Amsterdam School (Dutch: Amsterdamse School) is a style of architecture that arose from 1910 through about 1930 in the Netherlands. The Amsterdam School movement is part of international Expressionist architecture, sometimes linked to German Brick Expressionism.

Once a year official historic sites and city monuments are open to the public in Amsterdam. Our dear friends P.G. and A.K. went to the “Open Heritage Days” in Amsterdam and took the pictures you see below. (Thakanks for sharing guyys!! xoxo Mimi)

(photocredits; Peter Graatsma)

The images are made in the Amsterdams Lyceum (designed by the Dutch Architect H.A.J. Baanders. The windows were painted by artist R.N. Roland Holst, 1918), Villa Lebbink at the Apollolaan (designed by the Dutch architect J.H. Mulder jr, 1927 ) and “The Grand Hotel“, a former convent and townhouse, also the place where former Dutch Queen Beatrix married the German Prince Claus Felix von Amsberg in 1966. (1661-1662, 1903-1905 en 1924-1926: A.R. Hulshoff en N. Lansdorp.)

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The Dutch at Beijing Design Week

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Beijing Design Week, China’s biggest design event, has Amsterdam as it’s partnering city this year. Highlights of the Amsterdam Guest City “Design Goes Dutch” includes:

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam It present a preview of the retrospective of Amsterdam-based designer Marcel Wanders which will open in 2014 in Amsterdam. Accompanied by 5 recent projects by Benthem Crouwel Architects at Beijing’s Capital Museum. Starting Something is an exhibition that opens up an active dialogue between alumni of the Sandberg Institute, Dutch designers and students of CAFA (Central Academy of Fine Arts) in Beijing. The Made by US project launches during Beijing Design Week in partnership with the China Museum of Digital Arts. Peking Express. An exhibition of work by students from China Central Academy of Fine Art (CAFA) and the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology (BIFT) produced under guidance of renowned Dutch fashion designer Alexander van Slobbe. Towards 2050 is bringing together Dutch and Chinese professionals in the field of urban development from both private and government related organisations. SALON/BJ Various Dutch designers, like Mimi Berlin, will be interacting with local colleagues, public and spaces by showing and/or creating their work in the Dashilar area of Beijing. Rubber Duck (Beijing), designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, is a gigantic 26-metre-high yellow rubber duck, will be floating in Beijing.

Beijing Design Week 2013, will be held from September 25th trough October 5th.