December 23, 2019

Longest Dutch street name sign disappears

Filed under: Weird by Orangemaster @ 11:43 am

In Early December, not too long ago in a land not too far away – Duiven, Gelderland in the East of the country which some of you might know for its big Swedish furniture store – was able to claim they had the longest street name in the country: Laan van de landinrichtingscommissie Duiven-Westervoort (roughly, ‘The Duiven-Westervoort land use committee lane’).

However, the 2.6 meter-long sign disappeared or was removed two weeks after it was unveiled. It is unclear why the sign is gone: theft, repairs, who knows. And nobody knows if the city of Duiven is planning to make a new one. My money is on ‘stolen’ simply because the sign is so unique. The street had technically been around since 2010, but only recently got its own sign. Easy come, easy go.

Talking about signs always reminds me that an entire Dutch neighbourhood has street names based on Lord of the Rings.

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December 18, 2010

3D printed shoes by Marloes ten Bhömer

Filed under: Design,Fashion by Branko Collin @ 3:38 pm

These winged women’s shoes were designed by Marloes ten Bhömer and were 3D printed using photo polymer material.

The advantage would seem to be that you can have them made to fit your feet perfectly. The Rapidprototypeshoe is on display at the Design Museum Holon in Israel until 8 January 2011, where visitors can apparently have a pair made to measure for themselves.

(Link: Bright. Photo: Marloes ten Bhömer.)

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