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strategically driven,
identity based
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journal

Lifestyle | Mongolia

"During my journey through Mongolia I realized that less belongings and less space can create more space". The "great place" of designer Judith Everaarts is featured. The nomad families in Mongolia travel through the steppe with their livestock and are always looking for the best piece of pasture land for the animals. They have no schedule and no deadlines. They live in one place until they decide to move on. Many of them are still nomads and migrate from region to region according to the needs of their herds or according to the season.
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THUIS (HOME)

The Dura Vermeer Inspiration Centre, "de Verbinding" in the Leidse Rijn district of Utrecht was officially on October 13th, 2020. "THUIS" is Dura Vermeer's spacious showroom, covering 33% of the total area of the Dura Vermeer Inspiration Centre.
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Casino Utrecht in progress!

The contours of the new Holland Casino Utrecht on the A12 highway have been clearly visible for some time now. But also the actual finishing and furnishing, the last phase in execution has started. In order to be and remain an attractive entertainment environment, we are working hard here in Utrecht to create such a design in close collaboration with Gensler, Las Vegas. The completion is in the summer of 2021.
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insights

From yellow ATMs to white bank branches

Last week, the Dutch newspaper Volkskrant reported that the coronavirus crisis is forcing banks to close even more branches and banks such as ING and Rabobank are planning to reduce branch numbers quickly. Many of the bank offices that were temporarily closed due to COVID-19 restrictions won't resume operations.


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Design for the interim normal

Over the past few weeks, we have posted photographs by colleague and photographer Judith based on the theme 'retail and hospitality in coronavirus times'. The photos explore how retail and hospitality are dealing with the measures to contain the spread of coronavirus and, in particular, how they are communicated and implemented. The photo series showed some fun and inspiring solutions, but also more than that.


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Isn't it time to rethink and reform the concept of shopping streets?

We develop concepts for, among other things, shopping streets. This is a big part of what we do. However, sometimes we visit places where people seem to cling to idea of the archetypal shopping street. The idea of a shopping street as a place for leisure, where you can stroll from shop to shop looking for a new outfit, stop for a coffee or snatch up a gift.


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