Tuesday 29 September 2009

Did You Know 4.0

Amazing visualisation of shifts in interaction patterns, social media habits, approach to advertising, mobile usage and more. (thanks to @geertdelaet's Wassup Session).

Monday 28 September 2009

Car free, Care Free

I'm a bit late with this post, cos the 'car-free-sunday' in Brussels was already more than a week ago, but as the summary is based rather on what I saw than on the actual fact of having a virtually car free city center that day, i judge it less important (to my own convenience, you understand).

Anyway, as I have no bike (in Brussels) I was forced to jump on my skateboard as only means of travelling. Lukily I did have a cycling companion to take care of the uphill parts. A logic pleace to roll down to was the skatepark at La Chapelle (Kapellkerk), where Brussels FM had installed their truck to pump some beats. Ragga at my time of arrival ,I remember. Nice.

After a beer and hanging around around we continued our way to Bar Recyclart, where some customizing was going on for bikes and skateboards. Also some fine skateboarding as a matter of fact. I took the opportunity the check the inside of the heavily painted station again and took some pics to document.

It was a nice day and a nice initiative to ban all cars out of the city for a day. Therefore I must disagree with the nerdy chit chat about Brussels being even more dangerous when the cars are banned... Car free is care free :)

Friday 18 September 2009

Thursday 10 September 2009

Escama Studio - Recycled Fashion

I'm not a handbag man, nor a fashionasta, don't get me wrong, but I think this is cool. Handbags made from pull-tabs or pop-tops as they call it. A cooperative of women in Brazil is producing this great stuff, real recycled fashion. They also have an amazing website where you can see which person actually created your bag, as her name is on the hang tag inside the bag. The cooperative provides a basic income to people in the community through the production of these handicrafts. In a setting where they can make friends and regain self-esteem. Nice!