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We have a long history (and friendship) with German interview-magazine Freunde von Freunden, and therefore finding Joachim’s interview online this morning almost feels like coming full circle. After first writing about Freunde von Freunden as early as 2011 and for instance creating the Another Someting x FvF mixtape in 2012; it is clear to say that it is a very special honor to be part of the Freunde von Freunden Workplaces profiles. On a sunny Saturday some weeks ago Felicitas Olschewski and photographer Jordi Huisman visited the new studio at the edge of Amsterdam’s city center in the historical Nieuwmarkt area, almost feeling like a little village within the village of Amsterdam, in which we find ourselves in a beautiful spot right at the mouth of what becomes the canal Herengracht. The conversation starts at the beginning of Joachim’s career, from dropping out of art school, the love for collecting, favorite projects that were created over the years and finally the exciting projects that lay ahead. read more…

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We are super proud to share our latest work, the new national and international stamps of 2014 for the Netherlands. Together with Fleur Derogee and with the good help of Willem van Roosmalen we’ve created a series of stamps showcasing the very stereotypical icons of the Netherlands in af very, very Dutch way. With a hint to the old Delfts-blue, we transformed the icons into monotone coloured objects, almost like little porcelain statues, or 3D printed if you will, and put them into the abstract Dutch landscapes. All in the national colours red, white and blue. read more…

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2013 was an amazing year! A year with great heights, far travels, and inspiring connections. Trips to Tokyo, New York, Basel and more. Always dipping into the unknown, meeting inspiring people and discovering great stories. Business-wise it was a preparatory year. We’ve worked on the new Dutch stamps which will be launched on the second of January 2014. We’re working on our own watch brand. We’re working on a new bicycle brand, a travel concept, a new shop experience and much, much more that will see daylight in 2014. We’ve strengthened our team with Chris, our premium researcher and chief editor of the blog, and we’ve worked together with the so many amazing people. We hardly can’t wait for the new year and really looking forward to keep it all going. Thank you all for the support and have a great start of the new year!

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I was honored to become one of the One Minute Wonders of Present Plus, the creative outlet of my good friend Nalden. One minute wonders is just that: a series of video portraits featuring wondrous people telling their personal story in 60 seconds flat. Artists, entrepreneurs, designers, and rain-makers offer insight into their individuality, their motivations, and what really makes them tick.
Introduced as ‘Eternally curious designer, editor, curator and creative director’, here’s 60 seconds of my vision – to make the world a little better by creating and sharing everything beautiful. read more…

I think the first time we’ve mentioned a big redesign of Another Something & Co was more than a year ago. Another Something & Co is still a side project. So while we were busy working on the Blue Jeans exhibition, a new Tenue de Nîmes store, the KLM inflight sales programme, the identity for Skins Cosmetics and much, much more, we collected some lost hours and worked on this big restyle.
The new site is build by my good friend Wilco of Drost & Co. It is the ultimate fusion between the blog, our social network, and the work we do with the company. read more…

We wish you all the love, magic and mystery in this new year! At Another Something & Co. it will be a little quiet the coming weeks since we’re working on a big update. But stay tuned, we won’t disappoint you!

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Over the past year we’ve been working on an exhibition on denim which opened last week in the Centraal Museum, Utrecht, the Netherlands. Putting together 350 years of denim history into a more than 100 meter long indigo timeline. A rich history including classic paintings from ‘The Master of the Blue Jeans’ and old sample books dating back to the 18th century, to the designs of Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Maison Martin Margiela, Marithé + François Girbaud and Yves Saint Laurent – and one of the oldest Levi’s and Lee jeans to Momotaro, Atelier Tossijn, Naked & Famous and Rapha – it’s all there.
We’ve created a more than 100 meters long cabinet, starting like a loom in an almost black indigo colour, morphing to slate blue and finally ending in a bright white workshop. A three-dimensional timeline showing the rich history of 350 years of Blue Jeans. The exhibition is accompanied with a book we’ve designed together with Studio wilfredtimo, which will be available at Tenue de Nîmes (a.o.) anytime soon.

Blue Jeans — 23 November 2012 until 10 March 2013,
Centraal Museum, Nicolaaskerkhof 10, Utrecht, the Netherlands, open Tue – Sun 11.00h – 17.00h

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For CitizenMag of the Citizen M Hotel I wrote a little piece ‘On Why I Travel’. Here’s a little excerpt: “Spruce magazine once had the legendary payoff. “Turn heads. Set the tone. Be informed. Have it first.” It inspired me in my work, in my private life — basically in everything I do. It also helped me in read more…

A short online summer brake to get some work done. We’ll be back soon! (& stay tuned at FacebookTwitterInstagram)

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The first Curated gift I made was send out this week. A first gift, dedicated to my love to travel. The love for the unknown, of putting everything together you can’t mis and hit the road. Whether it’s from Utrecht to Amsterdam or Amsterdam to London, Los Angeles or Lisbon.
The only thing with traveling is that it doesn’t go really well with my need for structure. In a bag, or a suitcase, things move around, because you have to open up your luggage at the customs, or need that one particular item at the bottom of your suitcase and everything will move upside-down. I needed something to solve this problem. Something special. read more…

mb!, the online magazine of Mercedes-Benz about design, lifestyle, fashion and music, just launched their Dutch edition. With the first video in a row, ‘The Art of Style’ featuring the photographic duo Maurice Scheltens and Liesbeth Abbenes, a feature on DUS Architects and their lovely projects and a little talk with Petrovsky & Ramone, I feel read more…

The good thing is, that I’m extremely busy working on 4 huge projects: An exhibition in Centraal Museum (Utrecht, NL) on Jeans opening this November, the complete communication and branding of Joolz strollers, advising KLM on what to sell in their airplanes and the always ongoing and growing Tenue de Nîmes, something next level… The read more…

While planning my trip to Lisbon in a few weeks, I was asked by Álvaro Tavares Ramos from the beautiful blog ‘O Editorial’ for a little interview (in Portuguese). O Editorial is a Portuguese blog featuring design, be it a Charles & Ray Eames chair or a simple product package, notes on Lisbon, travel and read more…

Tomorrow we’re flying to LA again, for a well deserved week… of business. I’m looking forward to meet Mr Freedom, Rising Sun and all the others again, and very much looking forward to the Rose Bowl Flea Market on Sunday. Expect random updates here, and a little more on twitter. See you on the other read more…

Last year was amazing! We traveled a lot, saw beautiful places, met inspiring people and and were fortunate enough to share some lovely stories thru Another Something. We hope you’ve enjoyed it. We did! The year is coming to an end and we are having a little focus time on some clients to finish the read more…

We’re back! Thanks to Wilco for his wordpress coding and his ideas on moving Another Something forward making it a more visual attractive publication.
We didn’t change a lot, but really wanted to give more attention to the images, so the center column got bigger, the left column clearer and the right column a mix of our friendly association (the people and brands we support), special features, the images we ffffound and the svpply’s we like. read more…

Thank you for all the inspiration, the great stories you’ve shared, the loyal visits to Anothersomething, the collaborations and the trips we did last year. It was truly amazing! Special thanks to Hugo Verweij and Tobias Ulrich from Cherry Picked Blossom for their contributions. And of course my clients TravelTeq, The Hous of Denim, Royal read more…

A little update on our Samsung Galaxy Tab project. In the night from Thursday to Friday last week I took the car, together with Haim, to head east and find some good spots for our Ideas in Motion project. Scrolling on Google Maps the day before, I found some ‘holes in the ground, some chalk read more…

For Ideas in Movement I was invited to start an experiment with the Samsung Galaxy Tab. I asked Hugo, Raymond and Mathijs to join me to create some kind of ultimate digital escape. Based on augmented reality you will dive into the silent and serene woods where strange things can happen. For this experiment we read more…

Next week I will start an experiment in Another Galaxy. Stay tuned…

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Proud to be part of this newcomer we present you the new dutch knitwear label Knit-ted. Knit-ted launches its first collection with high-quality knitwear basics that are comfortable, stylish and timeless, with subtle, surprising details.
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I was off for a few days, enjoying the summer at the Dutch waterside and trying to relax after weeks of hard work. In the coming days I will post about a beautiful book I’ve received by the Dutch upcoming photographer Valentina Vos; I will post about some new e-bay finds (a vintage 60’s Tudor read more…

Last week Stuart Hobday from Executive Edits interviewed me about Anothercompany, about branding and the way we work with clients. Thank you Stuart – it was very refreshing to answer your questions. Read the interview here >

Fresh from holiday I dived into my mailbox and found a lot beautiful stuff. Thank you all for sharing, will share it with the rest of the world in the coming days… — Joachim

While still in Morocco, still offline, still traveling around with my lovely girl and my little boy and celebrating my birthday today, I just found one tiny hotspot to do one Anothersomething post to give you a glimpse of this wonderful trip. Traveling around between cities, mountains and deserts I found a dose of inspiration read more…

Last weeks Jonathan Looman (aka Lowman) made some more or less necessary changes to Anothersomething. One of them was to make the special features more special by changing the layout into something more magazine-like. And since we’re so happy with that we invited some friends to start participating in Anothersomething, in the special features, to read more…

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We are very proud to announce that we, together with Tenue de Nîmes, may cary the beautiful Japanese Midori Traveler’s Notebook in our little online boutique. The Traveler’s Notebook is a hand made black leather cover with white and an extra ruled paper refil (nr 003 and nr 002) made in Japan, a zipper and read more…

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We are very proud to bring you the news that the first restyled issue of Blend, the Blend Paper, just hit the stores. The dutch paper focusing on fashion, music, art, culture, media and people comes six times a year, the Blend Magazine (the international english glossy) will be our next project and will be published four times a year. We started the restyle process 6 months ago and were involved in shaping the whole concept and idea behind the magazine and helped it grow into two different issues, a dutch paper and an international magazine. Enjoy a little preview after the click and get yours in the newsstands around in Holland.

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We finally moved to our new office/studio/bureau/shop which we will call Another Workshop. In the meanwhile we’re working on the new Anothercompany website. Stay tuned, stay connected, stay curious… and keep on inspire us.

“What is thought to be the edge is only the beginning.” — Unknown I’m excited! The first post in a new decade, a clean slate, time to think about the future. At this moment Anothercompany is growing into a real studio, into our little workshop in the centre of Amsterdam. There we will continue to work read more…