David Enker

The Christmas Lockdown

Haarlem, 15 December 2020   Today is the last day of my son’s day care. Full lockdown #2 starts tomorrow. Yaron is 2,5 years old, so he is too young to be left alone. As my wife is the one with the important job I will be the one…

Creative design: Narrow down or diversify?

The Digital Revolution. We are in the middle of it. In this day and age of rapid developments, should one specialise in one thing (popular or niche), or stay ahead of the curve and learn a bit of everything as to stay up-to-date with skills…
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The Amazing Whale Jaw

Took the bus between Haarlem and Schiphol, and passed along Hoofddorp, where there is this remarkable busstop called "The Amazing Whale Jaw" made by NIO architects (from Rotterdam). The building is completely made of polystyrene foam and polyester…
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MVRDV Comics Museum Hangzhou

Dutch architects MVRDV have just won the competition for the Comic and Animation Museum CCAM in the Eastern Chinese metropolis of Hangzhou.   For their design the planners were inspired by modern comic strip aesthetics and created a self-explanatory…
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Joost Swarte

Comics artist, illustrator, graphic designer, architect, Haarlemmer. He has done several covers of the New Yorker ...and of the famous RAW magazine Film & theatre building he designed www.joostswarte.com |…

Louwman Car Museum

Last year I visited the Louwman Museum. Even if you don't particularly like cars, this is incredible. The huge collection of the most beautiful cars in the world are housed in this amazing building, situated between The Hague and Wassenaar. Well…