Tulips Turn the Netherlands’ Countryside into Art

Millions of tulips have turned the outskirts of Lisse, the Netherlands into a modern masterpiece. Between mid-March and mid-May, nearly 800 varieties of the flower bloom, turning the usually monochromatic Dutch countryside into something of a natural wonder, as thick strokes of bright, almost artificial-looking color create a beautifully striped landscape. The flowers are part of the country’s massive flower farms, which, in 2014, produced …

Studio Visit: Lex Pott

The Dutch designer on using extensive research and experimentation to create a new language from archetypical materials

Since graduating cum laude in 2009 from the prestigious Design Academy Eindhoven, young Dutch designer Lex Pott has been very busy—first with working for Hella Jongerius and Scholten & Baijings, and then with starting up his own studio. When we stopped by his Amsterdam studio recently (which he had just moved into), Pott was working on a patina concept for Volvo and about “20 other …