As if the cobbled lanes and canal lined streets of Amsterdam needed any more romance injected into them, along comes street artist Max Zorn. With some humble PVC plastic sheets covered in sliced and layered packing tape, he is creating emotive and dreamy portraits laced with the mystique of years gone by.
January 24 was the official opening night of Amsterdam’s latest Fur Free project. Hosted at one of the world’s oldest botanical gardens, the Hortus Botanicus, five fashion designers such as Bas Kosters, And Beyond, exhibited a fur-free fashion showcase in the greenhouse.
Proef Amsterdam is a little restaurant in Amsterdam West. Proef means ‘taste’ in Dutch, and it’s all about tasting honestly produced food, presented in a very original way. Order a pear juice and it’s served in a jam jar; on the table is a notebook with funny questions in it. Creativity is literally boiling in […]
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’.
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.
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 Vogelzang’s fabulously quirky and over-the-top creative projects, executed via her Amsterdam-based food design company Proef. [image via Eat Me Daily]
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.
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’.
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.
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