Ingrid Siliakus’ paper origami buildings

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By Zolton in Architecture on Friday 21 May 2010

Taking inspiration from the work of the originator of this origami artform, Professor Masahiro Chatani, Amsterdam-based Ingrid Siliakus does paper replicates of the ‘buildings of master architects and intricate abstract sculptures’.

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Amsterdam’s Stumptown Coffee Roasters

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By The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Wednesday 14 April 2010

Attention all hipsters: Stumptown Coffee Roasters are setting up shop in the land where cafes rein king: Amsterdam. Adding to its Portland, Seattle, and New York locations, this all-too-trendy coffee boutique is due to open its European doors on 1 May.

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Eat Love: Food Concepts

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Friday 15 January 2010

Tablecloths made out of pastry dough, marshmallow installations, meals where diners take small bites as dictated by a drum. These are just but some of Dutch-designer Marije Vogelzangā€™s fabulously quirky and over-the-top creative projects, executed via her Amsterdam-based food design company Proef. [image via Eat Me Daily]

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Imagining Mozambique at Maxalot Gallery

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By Yuko Shimizu in New Events on Saturday 22 August 2009

On August 27, a fundraising traveling group show opens at Maxalot Gallery in Amsterdam. Eleven artists from around the world were asked to create a piece that would help to enlighten the public to the every day life of the children of Mozambique, in the hope of inspiring awareness and positive action in some capacity. Some beautiful works will be on display from Marcos Chin [above], Catalina Estrada and Para, among others.

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Amsterdam’s Matchbox building

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By Casper Johansson in Architecture on Saturday 11 July 2009

Designed as offices and commercial spaces for creative industries, the Matchbox is the work of design team Allard Meine Jansen and ‘houses twenty-two corporate units, a rooftop restaurant and semi-underground parking in the artistic hub of Amsterdam North’. The building’s shape was derived from piling boxes of matchbox on top of each other [see the photo below] and has been conceptualized to give every company its own space and identity. In addition, ‘bridges constructed above a central atrium garden act as catalyst for the networking between companies, while distributing sunlight through the building’.

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Amsterdam’s SubmarineChannel

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By Zolton in Cool Websites on Monday 3 November 2008

This video is so cool. Our friends over at the Amsterdam-based SubmarineChannel, an online portal for, and about, global digital media, have this animnated piece up called Molotov Alva and His Search for the Creator. It’s just brilliant, and one of many interesting interviews and animations that the SubmarineChannel host on their Vimeo page.

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Idea Living

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By Andy in Cool Travel on Tuesday 29 July 2008

Tucked along one of Amsterdam’s many narrow, gorgeously paved streets, I.d.e.a. Living stocks a range of jewellery and homewares perfect for kitting out an outfit or apartment. Modern whites, splashes of strong colours, clean lines and a distinctively European style make

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The Nine Streets

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By Andy in Cool Travel on Sunday 27 July 2008

The Nine Streets, or ‘De Negen Straatjes’, is so named for the nine small, cosy streets between Raadhuisstraat and Leidsestraat, just minutes from the heart of Amsterdam.

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