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Benjamin Feenstra

Tornado Alley

My summer holiday of 2012 was a 3000 mile road trip in the United States. It was one of my best holidays ever. So, how come I never wrote about it here? The answer is simple. Since I arrived back…

Square 2013, part four

As promised yesterday, here’s the compilation episode of Square Journaal 2013. It was broadcasted during last months Square after party (watch it here). I directed this service, but during the broadcast of this compilation episode I briefly slipped out of…

Square 2013, part three

It took a while, but as promised, here’s the third and final episode of Square Journaal 2013. Enjoy! And to make it up with you (for the long wait), I’ll post the compilation episode, which includes some great new scenes, tomorrow.…

Supermoon

Yesterday I photographed the so called ‘supermoon’ (see above). It’s the normal moon, but because it’s fairly close to Earth, it appears to be 12 percent lager and 30 percent brighter. Today, the moon will be even closer, so I’ll…

Bald Eagle

My summer holiday of 2012 was a 3000 mile road trip in the United States. It was one of my best holidays ever. So, how come I never wrote about it here? The answer is simple. Since I arrived back…

Skeuomorphism

These days, everyone seems to talk about skeuomorphism, not in the last place because of Jony Ive’s design revolution at Apple. I follow this discussion closely because this discussion also applies to Kiozk.com, a company I co-founded. More on skeuomorphism later, first…

Chess Academy Baku

Wolf Prix is well known for its incomprehensible sketches. And I was fortunate enough to be around when he made one for the Baku Chess Academy. Before we continue, first some background info. The same client of the Central Bank…

Central Bank Azerbaijan

“And here’s the Non Disclosure Agreement”, simultaneously, she presented me with a piece of paper which I had to sign. Otherwise, my stay at Vienna architecture firm Coop Himmelb(l)au would be very short lived. The Non Disclosure Agreement prevented me…

Square 2013, part two

As promised, here’s the second episode of Square Journaal 2013. Enjoy! This year, Square Journaal (English: Square News) isn’t a news show. Instead, it’s more like a short movie mixed with news-items, aimed at teenagers. Our story: Baroness Lulu von…