Fest Amsterdam | South | De Pijp area


FEST Amsterdam was founded in 2013 from a personal need for well designed furniture without the high-end prices. owner Femke Furnée decided to fulfil this need by designing affordable furniture and home accessories herself. FEST Amsterdam has quickly become a brand known for its Dutch design with a fresh twist and a pop of colour. When visiting the store in the Pijp area our eye caught the new collaboration with Mae Engelgeer 'Crush' consisting of a series of graphic cushions and small vases pictured below.

With the current demand for lasting design, craftsmanship and beautiful materials and fabrics Fest hits all boxes, they follow the latest trends, but comfort, durability and timeless design always come first. In the store at the Van Woustraat a wall filled cabinet shows the smaller accessories, cushions and lamps by both Fest and different designers who collaborated with the brand.

With velvet still going strong a series of chairs in different shades of velvet and other selected Kvadrat fabric, a brand Fest is often working with, is grouped around the table. The bench, which will be available in various finishes is set for release this fall. Throughout the store you will find a selection of sofa's chairs, rugs and small tables by Fest Amsterdam.

More about the collaboration with Mae Engelgeer and the launch of 'Crush' can be found at my interior design blog Vosgesparis.com

Fest Amsterdam
Van Woustraat 111
1074 AH Amsterdam
Open Tuesday - Saturday from 10am - 6pm
website: Fest Amsterdam
area: South | De Pijp




Menage a Trois Amsterdam | Nieuwmarkt Area

Menage A trois is a new fashion initiative in Amsterdam by AnneMarie Kramer, Bridgitte Kleyn and Vanessa Tersteeg and can be found within the Droog Design building, one of Amsterdam's finest stores to discover Dutch design and grab a coffee or glass of wine in the Droog cafe, or if the weather is nice wander through the Rossana Orlandi-esque garden. When visiting Droog the other day my eye caught the huge black Limited edition ceramic tulip vase by Eduard Hermans at the all new Menage A Trois store in the back of the ground floor.

At Menage a Trois you will not only find fashion brands like Rick Owens, Maison Margiela and Y/Project but also a handpicked collection of art and beauty objects. I was immediately sold by both the collection and the atmosphere in the store, and also really happy to see my favourite French brand Mad et Len represented at the store. The furniture consisting of sculpture like objects is designed in collaboration with product designer GuidoToonen.

Menage A Trois
Staalstraat 7b
1011 JJ Amsterdam
Open every day from 9am - 7pm
website: Menage A trois
area: Lastagne/Nieuwmarkt












Boutique Hotel | Karwei pop-up store Kalverstraat | Dam area (CLOSED)


At the vtwonen & design fair Dutch DIY store Karwei presented their collection in a beautiful hotel setting; 'The Boutique Hotel'. Beautiful decorated with luxury wallpaper by Graham & Brown, all the right colours on the wall and a range of home accessories with a luxury feel in a colour range of intense emerald green to midnight blue it was the talk of town.

Sofa.com Pop Up Store until november 20 | Pijp area (CLOSED)


With showrooms in Amsterdam IJburg, London, Bath and Scotland the British furniture manufacturer opens its first pop-up store in Amsterdam. From Monday, October 24th, 2016 until Sunday, November 20th you are welcome to see and try out the luxurious fabrics and handcrafted sofa's, and get advice and inspiration to choose your ideal sofa. During these four weeks you have the chance to win a bench with a value of € 1,600, for the first ten visitors who buy a piece of furniture or check in on Facebook and post a picture on twitter or Instagram there is a of bottle champagne.

Misguiding Guide of Amsterdam by Scotch & Soda



Dutch fashion brand Scotch & Soda introduced a new city guide during a release party last week. With a handful of well-known creatives enlisted as Scotch & Soda’s trusted ‘Misguiders’. The Misguiding Guide of Amsterdam seeks to unearth a side to the city you can’t mouse click to - and help us roam the ‘ungoogleable’. The Misguiders are all renowned influentials in their respective fields of music, style, business and art.


Hangar Amsterdam | North area


Hangar Amsterdam is located at Amsterdam North and the latest establisment by Tim Immers, owner of restaurant Moustache and Jop Pollmann is build out of corrugated sheet and with the look of an old hangar perfectly fitting it's industrial surroundings.