Brût Amsterdam is a great new store in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Brût – French for raw- is the perfect word to describe their collection. Each product has a history, often initially not made to be used in homes. For example, parts of an old machine now function as a table stand. You can visit their bricks and mortar shop in Amsterdam or check out their ‘vintage industrials’ online.
Brût Amsterdam – Witte de Withstraat 126, Amsterdam
Saturday I visited Flavourites Live in Amsterdam, a shopping event organised by shopping portal Flavourites. Over 160 online shops were present with a booth selling their products during this 3-day event. Together with some more bloggers I got a tour around the cool and urban location (an old factory in Amsterdam). If you like shopping and discovering new shops this is a great (yearly) event to visit. Above some pictures to get an impression of the event.
For those living in The Netherlands, or for those who are in the ‘neighborhood’ in November, there is a great event that can’t be missed! Online shopping portal Flavourites is organising their unique web shopping event for the third time. From 18 – 20 November over 160 online shops will be selling their most beautiful items live (in stead of online) during this 3-day event in a cool and urban location in Amsterdam. Very handy, especially with the holiday season approaching. And there is more than shopping … you can also attend some fun workshops. For more information you can visit the Flavourites Live website (which is in Dutch).
From Africa with love is a new showroom/gallery located in the heart of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The gallery is showcasing and selling contemporary interior design by some of today’s most talented South African designers. Shop owner Mariette de Haan (image above) was present at the Woonbeurs showing some of the products that she carries in her collection.
The cool canvas wall hanging (in top image) was also on display in the VT Wonen huis. I also love the cardboard pendants in the image above. If you are in Amsterdam and you would like to visit Africa with love, this is the address: Brouwersgracht 188A.
Also food magazine Delicious is present on the Woonbeurs. I was immediately drawn to their beautiful booth as I loved the styling of it. I wasn’t suprised to learn that Marieke from Pimpelwit is responsible for the styling (concept by Maaike Koorman). Great job!
(top image by me, all other images from Pimpelwit)
I had the pleasure to be invited to join the Blogger Meetup organised by publisher Sanoma Media during the Woonbeurs in Amsterdam. Last Saturday around 30 Dutch bloggers got a special tour around this home design fair.
During this yearly event design labels and companies (small and big) are showcasing their latest products. Also all Dutch interior magazines are present with a booth which is actually a house, decorated in the latest trends and in the style of that particular magazine.
Kirsten Jassies, content manager Home Deco at Sanoma Publishers, took us around the fair introducing us to the various houses. Today I am showing you the VT Wonen house where we were greeted by VT Wonen’s head editor Monique de Ruiter.
The VT Wonen booth/house was designed by VT Wonen stylists Frans Uyterlinde and Fietje Bruijn.
If you have any questions about the products featured in these images let me know and hopefully I can give you a bit more information. The beautiful cushions on the bed below are from Le Cerise sur le Gateau.
More posts about what I have seen on the Woonbeurs will follow in the coming days, so stay tuned!
Sanoma media is organising a Lifestyle&Interior Design bloggers meet up during the Woonbeurs (Interior Design fair) in Amsterdam this Saturday. 45 bloggers will be getting a tour around the woonbeurs, access to the VIP room, meet&greet with chief editors of home deco magazines and are able to network while having a drink.
I am happy to attend this meet up and I’m looking forward to see the VT Wonen booth (which is a decorated house) at the fair. For those of you not attending the fair, I will be shooting some pics which I will be posting next week. Thank you Kirsten Jassies (content manager Home Deco at Sanoma Publishers) for organising this fab event and for embracing blogging!
‘t Japanse Winkeltje (in English: little Japanese shop) in Amsterdam is a gallery space, shop and Japanese culture centre housed on three separate floors. Amsterdam based NEZU AYMO Architects have provided this shop with a total makeover, creating a playful interior with tactile qualities, surprising use of materials and a subtle sense of japaneseness.
The interior walls and ceilings on all floors are covered in natural materials. One side of the shop features undulating fabric shelves and on the other side loops of white mesh made of paper yarn soaked in rice water surround the wooden shelves.
Address: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 177, Amsterdam
(images by Jeroen Musch / via Dezeen)
A great new interior store has opened its doors in Amsterdam. Friday next, a concept store for interior and lifestyle, sells a unique mix of furniture, fashion and food. A trendy and accessible selection of renowned brands and small, exclusive upcoming designers can be found in their collection.
Friday next also offers personal and high-quality interior services to individuals and companies. Theirs collection ranges from lounge chairs to (dinner) tables and seats, sofa’s and cupboards. A selection of these products is also available in their webshop.
Address: Overtoom 31, Amsterdam
I recently posted about Bed & Breakfast Boulevard Leopold in Antwep (you can read this post here). The beautiful images that were included in the post are shot by Studio Aandacht . It is worth showing more of this Amsterdam based studio’s portfolio! Above and below you see some of their photography work.
Studio Aandacht’s founders and creative directors are Tatjana Quax (1968) and Ben Lambers (1969). This multi-visual duo combines clear thinking, styling, photography and graphic design with a pragmatic approach towards marketing and advertising. Trying to achieve selling, creative and ingenuitive work. The emphasis of this work is allways on the visual aspect. Ben and Tatjana believe that big ideas are born in small communities.
(images by Studio Aandacht)