Vegan & Vegetarian takeaway | CLOSED

It is not that I have started to write about coffee and Vegetarian food & takeaway's suddenly. But I happen to love both and with opening a vegetarian butcher in my own neighborhood I thought I should check out the opening party of the Vegetarische slager The Vegetarian Butcher produces vegetarian meat from soybean and lupin that is sold world wide and can also be found in a number of supermarkets. 

Coffee... Beer and a Windmill

Between the Amsterdam East area and the Eastern docklands and only a short trip from Central Station and one of Amsterdams Local Markets 'Dappermarket' you can find a reall working windmill... Every day people stand in front of the mill making pictures. But passing by a few times a week I never really made a picture of it, but today I did!

Atelier Sukha presents | blankets for cozy autumn nights

Autumn is slowly starting up and with this maybe last warm weekend , I was enjoying the sun all day yesterday and exploring some of Elle Inside design. |see some pictures here: Amsterdam Next| Sukha, one of Amsterdam's most loved concept stores is one of the hot-spots on the Elle inside design route through the city.

Elle Inside Design | Amsterdam 2013

Behind the starting point of Elle Inside Design at the lobster house I found these wonderful lamps of Alex de Witte aren't they amazing! Here are some more things that caught my eye on this Saturday.

MERCI pop up store | Droog Design

Good news for those who love MERCI. The Parisian Conceptstore opened a Pop up store from September 20th - October 6th at Hôtel Droog with a snapshot of the Merci experience.

HAY Amsterdam | Hay house downtown

Two months ago I shared a picture on Instagram about the new HAY Store that should open downtown near the Spui and the reactions were really great so I had to go there to make some snapshots with my camera! Last week it opened it's doors and today I found the time to have a quick look.

Harvest & Co. presents LMBRJK | Sourced & Sold and Elle Inside Design

More exciting news for the last weekend of September... While you are in town for Elle Inside Design, don't forget to visit Harvest & Co For 3 days only they will be cooperating with Design Studio LMBRJK and their gallery space will be home to the ‘Sadl Stool – Concept Store’.

Upcoming Interior Design festivals and fairs in Amsterdam

ELLE Decoration hosts its 10th annual festival of interior design from 27 - 29 September in Amsterdam in over nearly 100 hotspots all over town.

Yaya Flagship store | Amstelveen

Another store opened its doors this week. This first Yaya Flagship store can now be found in the Amstelveen shopping mall. Only 20 minutes by tram from Leidseplein!

ANECDOTE | A brand with a story | New boutique in Amsterdam

Anecdotes! It’s the things that happen to us, the stories we share with friends and family. ANECDOTE is also the name of the brand Jet van Beuningen started in 2009 and every Anecdote collection is based on one of such story's. 

his month the first Anecdote boutique opened in Amsterdam’s Nine Streets. Here is their story.... And a sneak preview into the world of Anecdote, they will take you on a journey and on your way you will be secretly surprised by small Anecdote all around.... Enjoy!

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ANECDOTE  Wolvenstraat 15  Amsterdam

The Pin Gallery | A pop up concept

In case you are in Amsterdam this weekend, have a look at The PIN gallery. 
A pop-up exhibition inspired by Pinterest and initiated by Studio Sjoesjoe who asked several pinners from The Netherlands to select 5 images that match the theme Eye Candy. Here some of my favorites pinnend by April and May and AnoukB

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The PIN Gallery August 12 - 18 2013 from10.00 - 18.00 | Lauriergracht 154  

Droog Design

Droog is a special place for design lovers. Situated in the heart of Amsterdam. Droog is a mini empire of design shops offering a selection of accessories, lighting, furniture, fashion, beauty products and studio work. But also a restaurant which I love! One! hotel room with a beautiful view over the roofs of Amsterdam and a beautiful designed garden a la Rosanna Orlandi.

Droog design (please note that brands at Droog may have been changed)
Staalstraat 7a
1011JJ Amsterdam
Dam | Spui | Munt area

Harvest and Company | New in Amsterdam | Leidseplein area

Two friends with a shared vision. Both naturally curious and eager to discover new things. Continuously hunting for treasures in whatever shape or form, selecting and gathering the things they love. From furniture to fabrics, from coffee to cosmetics, from magazines to music. All together this is their harvest. Harvest and Company is an amazing new one-stop-shop based in Amsterdam, specialized in high quality vintage furniture, interior goods, specialty coffee, fine art, and beautifully crafted items for travel, work and living. All with permanent style.

former coffee corner Headfirst

I am pretty proud of this project by Jeroen and Denise, you might remember Jeroen from my post about Sourced & Sold last year. And 
I am pleased to show you some pictures of their brand new store. It's a beautiful space, rich in history, and it’s has been used by generations of tradesmen. At Harvest they aim to create an atmosphere that inspires, excites and feels comfortable. I am pretty sure you will, just like me,  love to wander around and enjoy the great atmosphere.  

If you think you have seen it all... there is another space in the back. Here is where you will find people working on the latest finds and with its original wooden floors, the huge beautiful gray painted doors and the natural light coming in, one of my favorite parts of the store... But then it is difficult to choose what I like best because the whole concept is just magical and a true piece of art!

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Harvest and company -Tweede Helmersstraat 96 - 1054CN Amsterdam

more in this area | West Old west Vondelpark

Visiting Amsterdam {Modenus blogtour}

The other day I had the pleasure to meet up with a group of fellow interior design bloggers in Amsterdam. Modenus blogtour tour stayed in Cologne and came over to Amsterdam for one day! And I loved meeting this group with bloggers from the US and Great Britain.

We had a meet up at the college Hotel in Amsterdam where they were staying for the night and then went into town to visit several places of interest to end up at Hutspot where a small meeting with other Dutch bloggers was organised.  Here is a short photo impression of the places we visited. First stop at Droog


With a beautiful view on the roofs of Amsterdam there is also Hotel DroogWhere we had a coffee stop, with delicious macarons. The top floor of Hotel Droog is for guests. Central but quiet, the brightly-lit space, with bedroom, bathroom with separate bath and shower, living area and kitchen, provides a superb view over Amsterdam rooftops.

Next stop at the Frozen Fountain with an interesting presentation about design and the history of the shop.

At MoooiSjoerd Vroonland was waiting for us to tell about his design and answer questions. We ended our visit with a funny movie with Marcel Wanders interviewing himself. 

We ended the tour at Haarlemmerstraat for a visit at SWAH (shop without a home) and Sukha where we enjoyed the shop (and the wine) and left with a little present. Very last stop was at Hutspot to meet up with the other bloggers. It was an afternoon filled with talking, laughter and meeting new people.

Hutspot Amsterdam - New Location | Ceintuurbaan De Pijp area

Last year I wrote about Hutspot Amsterdam, where young and upcoming creative talents have the opportunity to sell their products in their own space within the shop (see: Hutspot Amsterdam) They recently re-opened the concept at their new location, Van Woustraat 4. (Abert Cuyp area) Last week I went to check it out and here is a short impression of the new shop ... pretty amazing space !

FInd Hutspot Amsterdam at Van woustraat 4 and at their second location Rozengracht 204-210