Almost too beautiful to drink – this is completely true when you look at Kim Dickson’s impressive coffee artworks. The 33-year-old chef-barista of the hip café Coffee & Coconuts in De Pijp has already stood behind the coffee bar in Melbourne and London to make coffee enthusiasts smiling. He uses his simple but highly artistic […]Read more "Into the world of coffee – Barista Kim Dickson about Latte Art"
In the second instalment of the ‘Future of Live Music’ podcast series, Ina and Sidonie chat with Mame, an aspiring pop artist entering the music scene. They discuss the role of social + mass media, what’s changing in the live music scene in Amsterdam, and the future of gaining fame in the music industry. Mame’s […]Read more "Finding Fame in Amsterdam – The Future of Live Music 2"
“I think Coloured Goodies is needed everywhere.” This sentence describes the mission and vision of cultural entrepreneur Ellen Brudet. For the past 13 years, Ellen has focused on creating a store for the Afro-Dutch society in The Netherlands. Ellen Brudet After giving birth to her first son, Ellen discovered that there was an enormous shortage […]Read more "“If they could do it, who am I to say I can’t do it?”"
In this podcast Ina and Sidonie discuss with Amsterdam creative Conrad Hornung the changes that have been happening in the live music industry, specifically pertaining to the rise of streaming services, social media and government involvement. The venues mentioned in this podcast: Waterhole, Alto Jazz Bar, Bourbon Street, Duivel. Check out Conrad’s latest work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFCJl4JG7dE&feature=youtu.be […]Read more "The Future of Live Music"
From LP to Spotify, what happend? With Jae Fly we are investigating the business side of HipHop. As an artist, do you really need a record label to get popular? Post Malone showed us he could do it by using SoundCloud. What are the newest trends in the industry, what will happen in the future, […]Read more "Do we need Record Labels in the Future?"
We took a look in the life of Amsterdam based hiphop artist Jae Fly to find out the beginning of Hiphop and what change it has been going through the past years. With more than a million streams on his songs, Jae Fly, born in Lagos and now living in Amsterdam, explains us the change […]Read more "The Journey from Grandmaster Flash to Jae Fly – Hiphop"
“I love creating custom design pieces to help people be their best selves”. – Jeroen Bloemers, founder of Studio Jeroen Bloemers Jeroen Bloemers is a very creative, daring and authentic artist. In his own studio he creates customized pieces for people, who want to express themselves in a different way. With his creativity he can […]Read more "AMSTERDAM INNOVATORS EP.2 – JEROEN BLOEMERS"
Young entrepreneurs Constantine Wahle and Kick van Doorn brings you SKANDL; a co creative agency which collaborates with diverse (freelance) creatives. In this episode we talk about their perspective within the creative industry and how they believe in creativity.Read more "THE MOVEMENT EP.4 – SKANDL"
In this episode, we speak with Gijs Determeijer. Gijs is one of the owners of Halal, a video production company in Amsterdam. The company acquired it’s name because they once made a video for the Den Haag based rapgroup DHC, who have Arabic roots. The rappers called Gijs and his colleagues ‘halal’, which is a […]Read more "Gijs Determeijer – co-owner and creative director of Halal"
Rogier ‘de Reiger’ Smalhout is the co-founder and creative director behind Appelsap Fresh Music Festival. Appelsap is one of the first hiphop based festivals in the Netherlands, and has been around for almost twenty years. Rogier is the creative mind behind Appelsap’s identity – he has been working to keep Appelsap ‘fresh’, and different from […]Read more "Rogier Smalhout – creative mind behind Appelsap Fresh Music Festival Amsterdam"
After our last podcast with teacher Ron van der Wal, we’re wondering what would students think of the creative industry? They’re open minded and because of the lack of experience, they will think about their own future and how it will be if they have to start tomorrow. We asked a few students about their […]Read more "The vision of students – The Creative Industry #4"
I don’t want to be a teacher and I don’t think I am – Ron van der Wal Since the first day of our minor Global Trendwatching. We felt inspired by Ron van der Wal, who is teaching concept development in this course. We asked him some personal and work-related questions to get to know […]Read more "Ron van der Wal – The Creative Industry #3"
Going vegan is predicted to be one of the biggest food trends of 2018. We started to look for healthy food companies that fit in with this value. Nowadays we see that there are a lot of healthy companies, but we looked for a company that distinguishes from the others. BeSoHappy is about more than […]Read more "Be So Happy – The Creative Industry #1"
Nowadays there is a range of different companies. Some of them already exist for 100 years, others just emerged. For all of them, it is a challenge to keep existing. We live in a world of intense pressure from competitors. Only the best ones, with a strong mission and vision, survive. Cortès is a family […]Read more "Fred Vandermarliere – The Creative Industry #2"
“There isn’t a more intimate medium imaginable than this.” Marvin Jacobs says. Podcasts are starting to become mainstream. The problem is that some people have no idea how they can use them or why they bother at all. The word podcasting is a combination of the words “broadcasting” and “iPod.” While Radio Stations decide when […]Read more "Medium of the future: Podcasting"