21 January 2016

This is Happening | Haarlemmerbuurt

Doing some late Christmas shopping the other month I finally popped in at 'This is happening' at Haarlemmerdijk. First thing noticed: a great interior consisting of steel frames, huge mirrors and a neon green room at the back, designed by Staat

This is happening is more than a regular barber shop, inspired by the street fashion of the big cities they love to 'upgrade' your own style and not so much change. The combination of good hair, both for men and women, beautiful fashion labels, fine jewelry and cool gadgets makes this salon and store an inspirational place... I spotted some Nomess furniture and accessories, one of my favourite Scandinavian brands and found an amazing home fragrance!
This is happening
Haarlemmerdijk 40-42
1013 JD Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 6202440

Opening hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10AM – 7PM
Thursday - Friday 10AM - 9PM
Saturday - Sunday 10AM - 5PM 

website: This is happening
area: Haarlemmerdijk

1 January 2016

Local Goods Store | Amsterdam's finest at De Hallen | Old west area

The store to find the work of local Amsterdam entrepreneurs and designers. From cool design gadgets, refurbished lamps, local liquor and honey to books and fashion like Oost/West sweaters referring to the Amsterdam neighborhoods.  
Local Goods Store | De Hallen
Hannie Dankbaarpassage 39
1053 RT Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 788 4435

Opening hours

Tuesday - Friday noon – 7PM
Saturday 11AM - 7PM
Zondag: noon - 7PM
website: Local goods store
area: Old West

23 December 2015

His Manners men store | De Pijp

Men love to shop as much as women....if you give them the right stores! On the Amsterdam Next blog and in the APP I covered several shops focusing on and where men love to shop. Hutspot is no longer unknown, 'Property off' a little gem in the Herenstraat and the Haarlemmerstraat en-dijk has several stores that focus on men.

His Manners is the latest concept store for men in the Pijp. The store has a tough look with metal stairs and blue steel walls. Leather products play a central role and even one of the walls is covered in leather. His Manners is the place to shop for leather bags, gadgets and gifts, products that all fit the 'must haves' category where quality and a stylish look are really important. Next to bags, watches and other small wanna-haves there are a few objects for your home including an outdoors fire place.

His Manners
1e Van der Helststraat 1-D
1073 AA Amsterdam

Opening hours
Monday & Sunday noon - 6PM
Tuesday - Saturday 10AM - 6PM
Website: His Matters
area: de Pijp

19 December 2015

Danish brandstore BOLIA | Utrechtsestraat area

With a grand opening and a 20% discount on everything! till december 27th, Bolia opened it's first store in Amsterdam and the Netherlands. You have to believe me if I say the team build up the store in only two weeks and the result is pretty amazing!

Two floors of affordable Scandinavian design and a brand that with their slogan 'Sea, smell, hear, touch & taste' has the mission to give you a new and inspirational experience.

In the store you can try out the furniture in different cozy settings, I especially loved the basement where a more darker atmosphere was created with soft velvet, dark walls and an industrial room divider. With the many styled corners this store offers everything to find some new inspiration for your interior and see a fresh and different Scandinavian we haven't seen in town before.

Utrechtsestraat 78-80
1017 VR Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 8086991
Opening hours:
Monday-Friday 10AM - 8PM
Saturday - Sunday 11AM - 6PM

Website: Bolia
Area: Utrechtsestraat

9 December 2015

WDSTCK at Auction O N E - December 13 | ART Europe | Eastern Docklands

'Broken loose from the ground you are surrendered by the waves that move seemingly unpredictable throughout space’
It's no secret I love the work of Dutch WDSTCK the other week I was invited at their showroom and atelier in the woods... a really amazing experience. I will show some pictures on Vosgesparis next week, meanwhile you can see an earlier post I made about them last year here: SPRMRKT X WDSTCK

6 December 2015

Christmas tree market at Hutspot | Rozengracht

Hot Chocolate with Marshmallow, Glühwein, and some nice bites like gingerbread and chocolate... and the Thomas Wessels Quantet jazzing up the day! Hutspot is ready for Christmas and organizes a Christmas Tree Market, on December12 at the garden of Hutspot Rozengracht.