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Ketel One – Everything You Need To Know Is On The Bottle

Posted in Animation, food, illustration by aldorf on February 3, 2011

Dutch vodka company Ketel One approached Droog to develop an animation for Ketel One agents and bartenders to understand and spread the message behind the bottle. Working with illustrator, Clo’e Floirat, they developed this one minute animation to bring the story of Ketel One to life. Charming and simple.


John’s Phone – Meet the World’s Most Basic Glorious Cell Phone

Posted in design, ideas, innovation, your take on... by aldorf on December 6, 2010

John’s Phone is the world’s most basic cell phone. They have 5 colors to choose from and a limited Gold Edition. John’s Phone allows you to make and receive calls anywhere in the world: no frills and no unnecessary features such as a camera, text messaging and an endless number of ringtones. John’s Phone keeps things simple. Designed by John Doe Amsterdam, making the cell phone a unique piece of Dutch design.

John’s Phone is a large-key phone. It requires no explanation. Perfect as a kids’ cell phone and for older users too.

The back of the phone features a flap containing an address book and a pen.

More about John’s Phone here.


Reinvent Everything – “Color Makes People Happy”, New Paint Shop Opens In London.

Posted in ideas by aldorf on August 25, 2010

Reinvent everything – “Color Makes People Happy”, new paint shop opens in London. Simon March is selling ecofriendly Dutch brand Dofine and he has just 60 carefully selected, quirkily named shades in stock. Pick between Broad Bean, Dog Biscuit or Old Towel.

53 Grove Vale
SE22 8EQ
Telephone 0207 207 1120
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Robotic Electric Car by Dutch startup 2getthere

Posted in ideas by aldorf on January 27, 2010

Dutch company 2getthere build these for Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City. Probably the most innovative technology to debut in Masdar City. A network of self-driving electric cars.Masdar’s futuristic vehicles won’t run on a track. RFID sensors built in overheads and magnetic sensors attached to the roads guide the cars, which automatically stop when pedestrians stand in the road. The battery-powered cars are charged using solar energy stored in battery packs.

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