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  • How avant-garde became the norm for Dutch teens How avant-garde became the norm for Dutch teens

    The Dutch are often characterised with Calvinistic values such as 'down-to-earth’ and ‘practical with a twist’. But as teens embrace the wacky and the wonderful, how is this juxtaposition reflected in Dutch fashion and design? And is ‘avant-garde’ really for everyone?

  • A YouTube reviewer is mesmerising kids A YouTube reviewer is mesmerising kids

    With nearly 3 billion views on YouTube, the mysterious 'Disney Collector' and her simple videos of her unboxing toys are captivating children. Never revealing her face, she calmly takes the viewer through the unpacking process. But what makes her so fascinating?

  • A social shopping network for women A social shopping network for women

    The Chinese e-commerce industry is estimated to be worth in the region of $244 billion in the next ten years. Itugo is a social shopping platform for Chinese women that sells branded products, letting them share their purchases and updates, and get style inspiration.

  • Step-by-step cooking with SideChef Step-by-step cooking with SideChef

    89% of Americans cook at home frequently, with the highest 41% doing so five or more times weekly. With many still in the post-recession mindset, costly meals out are more infrequent. SideChef is an app that aims to bring those interested in cooking together.