Stigerwoods pop-up store | Dam area

If you are looking for a one of a kind handmade holiday gift this might be the one you are looking for. Martijn Smulders is an Amsterdam based artist who is transferring photos to wood. Travelling around Thailand some years ago he came across a piece of wood with an image printed on it.

Back in Amsterdam he started experimenting with printing machines and different techniques. After a while he got a hold of the technique and added the coating of the photo with gloss epoxy. 

Nowadays he sells his work at Hutspot and Bijenkorf Amsterdam invited him to sell his work from November  26 – December 24  in a pop-up store at the Bijenkorf (4th and 5th floor) His work consists of a collection of all sorts of edible exotic fishes, but he also took inspiration from the Rijksmuseum.

Stigerwoods pop-up store 
Bijenkorf department store
Dam 1
1012 JS Amsterdam
Website Stigerwoods 
Area: Dam

pictures © Stigerwoods


For the next two days Dutch Elle decoration will take over the Posthoorn church for  their yearly design festival ... Expect two days filled with design, and many interesting talks by Foreign and Dutch experts and designers.

For the full program please have a look at the website Elle decoration Live and here for the speakers 

this year Location... For last years Elle document I made have a look here Elle decoration festival 2014

Haarlemmerstraat 124-126
1013 EX Amsterdam
area: Haarlemmerbuurt 
see the location on your MAP and have a look at our APP to see all interesting places around the Posthoornkerk

DaWanda pop-up store | Pijp area

From online to offline... unique gifts, live crafting and DIY-workshops all in one place that's what DaWanda is planning in their first pop-up store at Gerard Doustraat 76 in the Pijp area. With around 320,000 crafters offering more than 5.3 million products for sale DaWanda is Europe’s biggest online marketplace for handmade products and DIY.

During the two weeks before Christmas you can find the most beautiful, unique gifts, DIY-workshops and special must-haves in the DaWanda pop-up store.  And it’s not all about special gifts, DaWanda also motivates everyone to be creative themselves. The store will provide an opportunity to join DIY-workshops and you can be inspired by watching crafters make things in the store.

Da Wanda Pop up store

Gerard Doustraat 76 | see on map |
1072 VW Amsterdam

area: Pijp area
Open between December 12th-24th

Activities and opening hours can be found here: DaWanda Pop up store 

Relationship of Parts | Flos event at Mobilia | Utrechtsestraat area

If you love great brands and interior design Mobilia at Utrechtse straat is a must see in general, and the other night I attended a small event at the store organised by Mobilia and Flos called 'Relationship of Parts' an installation and storytelling performance hosted by Giovanna Castiglioni, daughter of famous industrial designer Achille Castiglioni.

Until the 29th of November some of the most iconic lamps including some sketches designed by 
Achille for Flos are shown in separated parts over the first three floors while on the fourth floor all lights are put together. More info can be found at the Mobilia website. Of course you can also have a look at the regular Mobilia collection.

Mobilia Living
Utrechtsestraat 62-64
1017 VR Amstrdam
+31 20 622 9075

Opening hours:
Monday to Saturday 09:30-18:00
Website: Mobilia Woonstudio
Earlier blogpost: Mobilia Woonstudio
area: Utrechtsestraat - City centre

Thing I like Things I love @ Magna Plaza | Dam area

With two stores in town Thing I like Things I love opened their third store this weekend at Shopping mall Magna Plaza, located just behind the royal Palace. At the store you will find selected Interior and clothing items next to their own clothing label that can be found in their stores, online and in several shop-in-shops throughout the Netherlands. Other stores at Jan Evertsenstraat 106 | De baarsjes and Ceintuurbaan 69 | Pijp area

Things I Like Things I love
Magna Plaza shopping mall
Nieuwezijds voorburgwal 182
1012 SJ Amsterdam
Opening hours
Monday 11AM - 7PM
Tuesday - Saturday 10AM - 7PM
Sunday noon - 7PM
website: Things I like Things I love
area: Dam area

Travellers Factory POP UP store & a special Event at Misc | Old West area

TRAVELER’S FACTORY is the flagship store of TRAVELER’S notebook & company and it’s located in a back alley in Nakameguro, Tokyo. Finding the store is like finding a hidden cave filled with TRAVELER’S notebook treasure: Here you will find original items exclusive to TRAVELER’S FACTORY, items much sought after outside Japan.

For a limited time, Misc-store will create an in-store TRAVELER’S FACTORY and we’ll carry these exclusive TFA items. Special paper refills, mugs, postcards, charms and more and a special section where you can customize your notebook with original stamps and stickers. travellers Factory pop up till Nov 24th 2015.

TFA Caravan 7 & 8th November at Misc-store

A great event for Paper lovers this weekend as the First-ever TFA Caravan will take place at Misc-store the event is very Japanese and a must-go for paper lovers. A so called "paper buffet" with a selection of special Japanese Paper stock and a craftsman from Tokyo spiraling your notebook in front of you. 

De Clercqstraat 130
1052 NP Amsterdam
telephone: +31 20 700 9855
Website: Misc-store

area: Old West