Renske Mehra

Renske Mehra is a writer. She makes understandable and interesting stories about difficult subjects.

STUDIO &lotte: Dutch Design Week’s Hidden Gem #2

Lotte de Jong is a spatial designer for well-known brands and organizations. She allows herself to design her own work once a year. This time she is exploring what using alcohol and pills do to you. As well as questioning ingrained habits. “‘How’s your hangover? ‘ –...

Alissa + Nienke: one of the nine Hidden Gems at the Dutch Design Week

Alissa + Nienke will be at the Dutch Design Week (DDW) this year with two exhibitions. They will be exhibiting a series of paneled drapes, currently on display at the Minister of Education, Culture and Science, along with their research into 3D weaving techniques. Threads, threads, threads. There...

King meets with designers at Sectie-C

King Willem-Alexander visited Sectie-C this afternoon. The power of creativity and the role of designers in society were the main topics of today’s program. The reception is by Martijn Paulen, director of the Dutch Design Foundation, and Mies Loogman, board member of Sectie-C. She welcomes...

After being the smartest region, now also the best place for living?

Eindhoven as worldwide number three when it comes to quality of life. Number one if you only consider the European cities. According to figures from database Numbeo, Eindhoven is almost at the top of the list. So after being the smartest region, now also the nicest? We dived into the figures....

[PORTRAITS] 5x makers at GLOW

This year, GLOW is presenting 32 light artworks from the Netherlands and abroad. As always, great emphasis is placed on the innovative and experimental work of local makers. New in this year’s festival is the collaboration with Nanjing, sister city of Eindhoven, in which traditional Chinese...

OS ∆ OOS: DDW Hidden Gem #8

The Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven is the largest design festival in Northern Europe. Every year we pick nine designers that we think are this year’s hidden gems. You can read their stories here. Today: OS ∆ OOS and their Body of Work Marking the fifth year they worked and operated in Eindhoven,...

Dorieke Schreurs: DDW Hidden Gem #7

The Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven is the largest design festival in Northern Europe. Every year we pick nine designers that we think are this year’s hidden gems. You can read their stories here. Today: Dorieke Schreurs about sustainable paint.  What does an artist do at the Dutch Design Week?...

Naresh Ramdjas: DDW Hidden Gem #3

The Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven is the largest design festival in Northern Europe. Every year we pick nine designers that we think are this year’s hidden gems. You can read their stories here. Today: Naresh Ramdjas and the Campina Dinners Naresh Ramdjas is a food stylist, chef, designer...

Ten minutes to get out of this escape room

The Eindhoven Maker Faire is a celebration of Eindhoven’s maker culture. On 29 and 30 September you can build gliders, weave carpets and make your own 3D printed robots. And program yourself out of an escape room. Lex van Gijsel tells us how (and why). If you’ve never tried it, how can you choose...

Vivid Text, an alternative to emojis

Annegret Bönemann graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven with an online program that allows you to ‘read’ other people’s feelings while chatting. Like emojis, but not exactly. Is there a difference between empathy online and in real life? Yes, explains Annegret. Research...

Dementia and caregivers

This is a series of stories about students graduating in the field of design and mental health. This time we talk with Evie Sparidaens. Last year she graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven on the subject of dementia. It is not the patient, but the caregiver, who is central to her work. More...

Student team InMotion presents new electric race car

Tonight the student team InMotion unveiled their plans for the coming years. The students of the TU/e and Fontys Hogescholen are building a new version of their electric race car. The ambition is to drastically reduce the charging time of the car. Sure, they know what driving fast means. With...

5 Great events in Eindhoven this summer

There is plenty to do this summer in Eindhoven. We share our five tips for events on tech, design and innovation. EHV Innovation Cafe EHV Innovation Cafe takes place every Thursday in Kazerne. This is the place to meet and mingle with people in the field of technology, design and knowledge. On the...

“Tricking is about dealing with fear”

Every sport has its own scene. Tricking is known for having an open culture where knowledge is widely shared among its members. Knowledge about how to train your body and how to eat healthy. The tricking community is a warm community. “We are just like hippies.” This is a series of portraits...

“You have to be fully comfortable with what you do”

Bart van der Linden became world champion freerunning in 2016. This year he will be organising Hop the Blok, Eindhoven’s freerunning festival, for the fifth edition during EMOVES. This is a series of portraits of the people behind EMOVES, Eindhoven’s annual urban culture festival. Last...

“The power of breakdance is that everyone is equal”

Friday afternoon in the Rugged Studio at Strijp-S. On the first floor, overlooking the BMX training hall, we meet with breakdancer Vicky Bergmans. She is only 16 years old, and she just qualified for the Olympic Youth Games that will held in Buenos Aires later this year. At EMOVES Urban Culture...

Training in Eindhoven for the 2020 Olympics

BMX freestyle will be a new discipline at the Olympic Games of 2020. And Shanice Silva Cruz will hopefully be the first female participant from the Netherlands. We meet with her in the 040 BMX Park to talk about her Olympic dream. This is a series of portraits of the people behind EMOVES,...

Emil van der Wijst talks about graffiti in Eindhoven

Step in the Arena is an international graffiti festival that takes place on June 30th and July 1st in the Berenkuil in Eindhoven and is part of EMOVES. Co-founder Emil van der Wijst remembers the first piece he saw as a teenager. “There was an anonymous aspect to it, that made it kind of...

Eindhoven alumni at Salone del Mobile in Milan

The world’s biggest design event, the Salone del Mobile in Milan, starts this week. And just like last year, the Design Academy Eindhoven will be there. A delegation of twelve recent graduates present themselves amidst a typical Milanese urban setting, under the name NOT FOR SALE. Via Pietro...

Student team STORM now a company

Two years ago, the STORM students drove around the world in 80 days, putting electric motorcycling on the map. Now they are bringing their technology to the market. First of all in Kenya. Bas Verkaik of STORM tells us how.  Bas Verkaik opens the doors of the Momentum building on the TU/e campus....

Breakfast with… Bjorn van de Langenberg

It is a cold Thursday morning in Eindhoven when Bjorn van de Langenberg walks into the cafe. The temperature outside feels like thirteen degrees below zero. A strong wind is blowing from the east. Bjorn “was in doubt this morning” but decided not to come by bike from Boxtel (a 30 km ride). He...

Robot SAM is now working for Wall Street

There’s a tiny village in the middle of Strijp-S in Eindhoven. With 24 sea containers and a shared vegetable garden. This is the special workshop of a group of creative Eindhovenaren. Architects, designers, and organizers. It is also the place where robot SAM came into being. Inspiring,...

Breakfast with… Hans and Bert-Jan

Breakfast with… Cute, a breakfast section with someone who has something exciting or special this week. Only with these two gentlemen, this is a quick one. Bert-Jan: “I tend to forget breakfast.” Hans: “Sometimes a cracker with cheese.” Bert-Jan Woertman commercial...

Hannah van Luttervelt: Hidden Gem #4 of DDW

During Dutch Design Week, E52 will be introducing you to the festival’s Hidden Gems. Ten special designers who we feel are the stand-outs of this edition. A different Hidden Gem will enjoy the limelight each day of DDW. Today: Hannah van Luttervelt (designer and board member Sectie-C) What Human...

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