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Five reasons not to miss Nuits Sonores & European Lab Brussels 2018
With so much to cover, we distil five essential points to keep in mind for Nuits Sonores & European Lab Brussels’ second impressive feast on all things electronica.
“I want to create something that can stand on its own.” Midnight Chardonnay founder Mamiko Motto on the debut edition of her nomadic festival concept
With the first edition of Midnight Chardonnay hosted this coming Saturday at Antwerp's Het Bos, we put a few questions to founder Mamiko Motto.
Five reasons not to miss this year’s BOZAR Electronic Arts Festival
Out of an already fine selection, we've hand-picked five of our not-to-be-missed events in prep for the opening night tomorrow Thursday.
12 innovations in personal living
A hand-picked list of Belgium's most useful and effective initiatives within the sharing economy, sure to facilitate your daily life.
Full disclosure: Why we’ll soon be urging you, over and over again, to submit a project for Brussels
A few words about our work on Make.Brussels, Atrium.Brussels' latest initiative to reenergise downtown Brussels.
David Hachez on start-up rising star Jean-Philippe Lens
Entrepreneur David Hachez picks Jean Philippe Lens as entrepreneur to keep an eye on.
My top iOS apps by Damien Aresta
Graphic designer and technology buff Damien Aresta presents his very favorite iOS apps and explains why you should try them out.
The best of 2012
We're about to begin publishing our end of year lists, and here's a quick run down of what you can expect.
Damien Aresta talks podcasts, belatedly inspired by a bunch of captivating audio files. Read all about it.
The best online shops for fashion
Online shopping goes native with our pick of Belgium's best e-tailers, plus a round-up of our favorites abroad, with a focus on sites featuring Belgian brands.
The best start-ups in Belgium
Handpicked by our in-house team of editors, designers and web developers, we select the most promising Belgian technology start-ups of the year.
Our Christmas wish list
Starting today and up until Christmas eve, we’ll be putting forward two present proposals a day meant to make your end-of-year gift search that little bit easier. Today: A knitted cardigan from Henrik Vibskov and scarf by SPRB.
Win: Share our iPad AppStore link and win yourself a Word goodie bag
Share our iPad AppStore link on your wall, take a screenshot and email it to us. How to win yourself a Word goodie bag in three easy steps.
The interview: Magne Furuholmen
We speak with 80s pop icon and a-ha founding member Magne Furuholmen about his work as a visual artist and eco-activist.
London’s The Peoples Supermarket wins smart future minds award
A supermarket for the people by the people - this is the motto of the winning project. A sustainable food cooperative that provides healthy, local food at reasonable prices convinced the international jury at the smart urban stage Frankfurt.
Win a complete Braun cruZer set
Monday means give-away, and today we have a complete package of Braun's cruZer range to hand out to a lucky reader.
Contest: All you need is a camera
Just as going digital democratised the sometimes uppity world of photographers, so to has the introduction of HD features that have made movie-making increasingly accessible to anyone toying with a semi-decent camera. No more lugging around heavy and bulky equipment that costs an army and requires years of in depth studies to manoeuvre. Since adding-on […]
A few words about our iPad app
Our iPad app having hit Apple’s AppStore last week, we thought it useful to give you a little background information on it. You know, the why, who, what, when and all. We first started toying with the idea of developing an iPad app towards the end of the summer 2010. Apple had just released its […]
Those everyday little things
What better way to tackle our pick of items that tickle our fancy this month than by pigeonholing them into categories? Not just any categories. Categories we entertain somewhat of a love and hate relationship with. Love because they inspire our everyday. Hate because they make our everyday budgets smaller by the day. Photographer Melika […]
Let there be light
With our wardrobe summer lift nearly complete, there still are a couple of things we need to bag before setting sail for the month. Need a watch, a pair of sunglasses, shoes, a perfume, a pair of Chinos and sandals. Easy. Writers Nicholas Lewis, Philippe Pourhashemi and Randa Wazen 01. Scent of a summer We […]
Getting diggy with it: our QR codes
You might not have noticed it, but we took a step closer to the future in our last edition, the red album. Indeed, QR codes (those god-ugly barcodes you can see at the tail-end of some of the red album’s stories and features) were introduced to our pages, the sole purpose of which is to […]
Red hot like a chili pepper
We’re raising the stakes and turning the temperature up this month with our pick of red marvels – everything from a life-changing camera to a revolutionary little notebook. Photographer Benoît Banisse Art direction and styling Flore van Ryn 01. Just click it We’ve become experts at commissioning photography, art directing as well as styling it, […]
Goods from the Gulag
Just when we thought we finally had found an excuse to call in caviar by the kilos and crates-full of vodka to brighten up our days, we settled for nostalgia over flamboyance. Frugal meals and geeky memories prevailed, which didn’t stop us from messing about with KGB worthy spy gear or Tsar-like ornaments. Photography Benoit […]
Tap that thang: we want to hear from you (in return for some booze)
Our iPad app comes out early January. Expect a more engaging and immersive editorial experience. Print, digital, video and sound – all-in-one. Its starting point will be the magazine (as with pretty much everything in Word world), its scope the neighbourhood (you know, Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Eindhoven, Maastricht, Amsterdam, Paris, London, Koln) and its reach […]
Take a mental cruise across Belgium’s modest territory; go for a quick imaginary spin along its motorways, through the bigger cities and down the country lanes. Notice any recurring features? While ‘medieval wonders’, ‘peaceful country- side’ and ‘millions of road signs’ are all valid answers, you couldn’t have possibly missed the ubiquitous construction sites, ongoing […]
Some like it rough
Unpolished, stiff, battered and worn-out, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this month’s showstopper selection was handpicked by a bunch of brutes. A far cry from the smooth and flashy must-haves spread all over the glossies’ gargantuan September issues, we lay our latest cravings bare and rough. Photography Benoît Banisse, art direction and styling facetofacedesign 1. […]
The last few outlaws ride the waves
They provided the soundtrack to our teenage years and introduced us to sounds overlooked by the mainstream, but is there still a role for pirate radio stations in the podcast era ? Writer Marcus Barnes, photography Charlotte May Wales, additional research by Renasha Khan In 1994 we fell in love with a new sound that we […]
The Special Showstoppers: At the back of the bus
The nomadic lifestyle of the band on the summer festival circuit is both a blessing and a curse. While such movement adds exponentially to both industry cred and the rock ‘n’ roll allure, the effects on both sanity and hygiene can be much less desirable. Whether struck by stress, boredom, the sense of imprisonment, or […]
We made your world
Many of the objects that we overlook or take for granted have had an extraordinary role to play in human history. From concrete to the cathode ray tube: yesterday’s breakthrough discovery often becomes tomorrow’s trash. Photography Guy Van Laere Additional research Hettie Judah “For over one billion people in the developing world, glasses are a […]
Life at the cutting edge can get pretty exhausting – kept awake at night by genius ideas, burning through the shoe leather as you sprint your way too and from the patent office, wrestling frustration as things fail to fall into place just so – we thought we’d help out with a little selection of […]
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