ShowUp | Trade Show for Home & Gift | 2-3 februari 2014

The third edtion of showUP, the new dutch Trade Show for Home & Gifts will take place on 2 & 3 february 2014. 75 exhibitors with over 150 brands will be present. From tableware, scandinavian design and stationary, to trendy interior accessories, handmade pillows and stylish plaids. 

The exhibitors are well curated mix of big international names, self producing young designers and upcoming brands. showUP is the perfect place for direct buying. Carefully selected participants guarantee new products and styles, you will see the latest trends and you will pick up loads of inspiration at this unique event.

For info & tickets : ShowUp

ELLE Inside Design becomes ELLE Festival

Inside design becomes ELLE Festival, one festival combining ELLE , ELLE food and ELLE Decoration | Amsterdam June 27-29-2014

De tiende editie van Inside Design Amsterdam, afgelopen september, was een feesteditie. Bijna 150 ontwerpers presenteerden hun werk in designzaken, metrostations, boekwinkels en koffiebars in de Amsterdamse binnenstad. En voor het eerst in tien jaar was er niet alleen ruimte voor interieur, maar ook voor mode en food. Dat beviel zo goed, dat we in dit ELLE jubileumjaar nog een stap verder gaan: vanaf nu gaat Inside Design Amsterdam gebroederlijk samenwerken met zusjes ELLE en ELLE  Eten, en maken we er samen één groot feest van onder de nieuwe naam ELLE Festival.

ELLE festival, het lekkerste mode- en designevent van het jaar, georganiseerd door ELLE, ELLE Eten en ELLE Decoration.

De Jordaan & de 9 straatjes in hartje Amsterdam.
Gevestigde namen en jong talent uit de wereld van design, mode en food presenteren hun kunsten en diensten vanuit verschillende ELLE-huizen én in de straten van Amsterdam. Daarnaast viert een aantal winkels het festival mee! 

27 - 29 juni, het eerste weekend van de zomer, als de dagen het langst en de nachten het lekkerst zijn.

Design Icons | Get a free ticket for you and a friend | February 8-9 '14

After a successful first edition in 2012 |see my post here|, Design Icons will return annually as of 2014. The much awaited upcoming edition will take place on February 8 + 9, once again in the beautiful venue of De Overkant. This former shipyard has been restored into a charming event location. Situated on the North shore of ’t IJ, there is a beautiful view to the city center.

The industrial atmosphere of De Overkant is the ideal setting to showcase the design icons of the past century. 60 dealers from all over Europe will gather, offering their finest vintage design pieces from the 1930s - 1980s. A diversity of objects will be presented: from well-known classics to anonymous designs, with Eames next to Mies van der Rohe and from Italian-chic to raw industrials.

In collaboration with Design Icons we have a free ticket for you and a friend to come to 'De Overkant' and admire all these design icons yourself. Simply leave a comment below and we will pick a winner next week! | comments closed |Congratulations Deborah Bos, enjoy! |

© | pictures via Design Icons

Natural Simplicity | The all new Dille & Kamille

For years I have been waiting to see one of my favorite brands to open a store in my hometown and it is finally there! Dille & Kamille offers all essential basics for your home, garden and kitchen. Just about everything they sell is functional and designed of natural materials.

Find Dille & Kamille at (Korte) Nieuwendijk 16-18 | Very close to Central station at Dam|Spui area

Cottoncake | A small concept store

Drinks at Amsterdam based Cottoncake, a small and beautiful white world with a cozy corner to relax, have a drink and read some magazines. Find cotton cake at the Pijp area half way the Albert Cuyp Market at 1e van der Helst straat 76, more info on their website

SLA Amsterdam | New Salad bar at Westerstraat

With an all new Salad bar | the first can be found at Ceintuurbaan 149 | Pijp Area| and more planned, SLA opened it second Salad bar at Westerstraat 34 | Noordermarkt area | this week. I had the pleasure to have a late lunch there today and enjoyed a great salad and a delicious avocado smoothie. Definitely a place I would recommend if you are exploring the area and looking for a healthy lunch break... just have a look at the menu and see for yourself!