europe

Send a Little Green via the UK

In case you’re still a fan of actually sending things in the mail (gasp!), this little something from Postcarden will make you a postal star.  A London-based design studio created this clever gift by giving the traditional greeting card a little extra life….literally. Your pop-up card comes in one of three styles, Botanical, Allotment and...

Illustration Via Germany

The work of 25-year-old artist Valentin Fischer (aka “Shu”) based in Stuttgart, Germany.

Modernity in Belgium

A selection of work from ultra-modern and creative young architects at Belgium-based dmvA. Tom Verschueren and David Driesen lead the firm. A few words from a site featuring European Architecture: They act like screenwriters, turn the program into a screenplay, spaces into sequences and so allow the building to each time tell another story. They...

Museum Minimalism

Artists Norman Beierle + Hester Kei­jserare are from Ger­many and Hol­land, respec­tively. This duo documented the clean, simple beauty of the some of the world’s greatest museums with their cameras. They dodged the framed work completely and focused instead on the clean lines and quiet of the spaces in cities like Budapest and Berlin. Comments...

Old + New in Berlin

Beautiful apartment renovation by Berlin Rodeo in, um…Berlin. {via Design Milk}

Blank CDs + Greeting Card + Dutch Design = Yes.

A brilliant idea from Amsterdam-based Bas Schmeitz and Kristian Kieft: Burney Cards

Stray Thread in Paris

A talented, American, Dubai-based apparel designer and grad-level fashion student (did you get all that?) has headed to Europe for the summer. She’s documenting her solo travels through England, France and Italy on her new blog for Dubai-based fashion-lovers: The Stray Thread. Above are some shots from her Paris adventures. Check it out…

Eco Sculpture in Sweden

More encouragement to get the single-driver off the road. This time it’s delivered in an incredibly creative way. Fifty cars literally equal one bus. Brilliant advertising campaign, in my opinion. Check it out here and here. {via psfk}

Interactive, Wearable Art in Denmark

Through December 21st, an experiment in audience-participatory art is live at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde, Denmark. Social Souvenir has 300 t-shirts on display for purchase. Each shirt includes a quote from one of fifteen renowned artists like Yoko Ono, Erik Satie and Marcel Duchamp. Once you purchase your shirt, you enter your...

Euro Guidebooks

Designed to read more like an art book or niche zine than a Lonely Planet guide, Le Cool Books are simply dreamy travel books.  I was already intrigued after going through the sample layouts for cities like Amsterdam and Barcelona, but I love them even more for their declaring that they are “completely independent, we...

Sleep with Butterflies in Paris

Most cannot afford haute couture (or can realistically wear to the office or summer bbq), but there is something in the details, the precision, the quirk, the whimsy, the fun…that’s draws throngs to the work of Christian LaCroix. Now anyone with approximately 300 Euros can sleep among his wonderland of butterflies, characters, thrones and other...

Tiny Mobile Hotel Rooms in France

Hotel overflow during large-scale events now have a stylish, modern option in France. “Abilmo has the key to solve the lack of accommodation where and when it is required.” Each tiny standalone room has its own bathroom, shower, television and tiny amenities to please even the most persnickety guest. So, the next time you head...