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With Suit’d Suits at the Salone del Mobile 2016 in Milan

Suited Products presented their ceramic and wooden power outlets called Suit’d Suits at the famous Salone del Mobile in Milan. In the curated Ventura Lambrate district, that is renowned for the abundance of young and upcoming designers with inspiring concepts and products, the Suits were presented in our own gallery. The public just kept coming […]


Why crowdsourcing can be a bad idea…

How can you get most designs for the lowest costs? Do crowdsourcing! Go to or to or maybe even better start a design competition and invite as many designers as possible. Surely this will get you truckloads of ideas and designs, right? Welll, will it? This video of TopicSimple explains the downsides and risks of […]

Crowdsourcing image by TopicSimple

Jop’s Week in Tweets 5

Here are last week’s most popular links I shared on Twitter and Facebook about sustainability, (product) design, innovation and marketing. By clicking read more you go to the original articles and webpages. Please be inspired!   Open invitation to designers and architects to make a difference: Cambodian Sustainable Housing Competition In partnership with Karuna Cambodia, Habitat […]

Color trends 2012 and 2013 – natural is hot

What are the trending colors for 2012? Looking at the color trend reports for 2012 it becomes crystal clear to me that sustainability has entered a new stadium of acceptance by the broader public. Natural colors are the bomb in 2012! The best examples can be found in the trending colors for the automotive industry. After […]

Lotus Evora Hybrid in trendy brownish red color.

Sustainable housing: Villa 4.0

Turning a 1967 bungalow into a modern, highly sustainable villa. Interior Designer Sanne Schenk of IDing showed me this great example of sustainable architecture: Villa 4.0 Background The owner of the building got inspired by natural living when he was making a world trip with his family on a sailing boat. Making electricity and drinking […]

Villa 4.0 A bird's view on the building.