TO GO: DESIGNJUNCTION LONDON

September 18th, 2014

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THE STUDENT HOTEL DEN HAAG

September 15th, 2014

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What a success! After the opening of The Student Hotel in Rotterdam at the beginning of 2013, they opened one in Amsterdam in September last year and now The Student Hotel in Den Haag is also open. The concept is simple and therefor a huge success. Students (both national as international) can rent a room. Like in a hotel, but you share the kitchen and sometimes the bathroom with other students, just like in a dorm so you quickly meet your fellow-students. Also they have a few suites with their own kitchen and bathroom. Everything is decorated in hotel-style, so it all looks neat and clean without being boring. The best part of the hotel, in my opinion, is Read more…


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HOOG VUUR AMERSFOORT

September 8th, 2014

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The old Prodent factory in Amersfoort is nice. Very nice. You will find small creative companies next to an architecture firm and a place where they refurbish wooden boats. But the reason I’m here is because of new restaurant Hoog Vuur. A restaurant that not only looks great, but where you can also have high-quality food. In the interior we see lots of wood, lots of plants, long communal tables and three eye-catching wood ovens of Weltevree. The design agency we already know of Read more…


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OUR CURRENT OBSESSIONS AMSTERDAM

September 5th, 2014

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Joachim Baan is the owner of Another Something & Co. A beautiful blog showing a great selection of design news and products which make his hearts beat faster. The latter category is labeled as ‘Our Current Obsessions’. These are products that look good aesthetically, but also often bring a smile on your face when you study them up close. Just like this minimalistic tube that appears to be an alcohol test (from Lapka). Creative as Baan is (he is also co-owner of Tenue de Nîmes, works as a graphic designer for de Volkskrant among others, and he made the book 52 Weeks, 52 Cities together with his brother and world renowned photographer Iwan Baan) he decided to show his Read more…


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PETITE PASSPORT IN VTWONEN ♥ BLOGS

September 4th, 2014

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Great news! vtwonen, the biggest Dutch interior design magazine, launched a magazine called vtwonen ♥ blogs that was made by bloggers only. Blogs like Trendenser, Decor8, Beeldsteil and Bodie and Fou all have a good number of pages to show you their work (meaning: stunning images) and tell you more about it. All focused on the most beautiful interiors ofcourse. And the great thing is that Petite Passport is in it too. 8 pages full of my favorite places from the past year. From Villa Extramuros in Portugal to Host in Copenhagen. And ofcourse I tell you why I love those places so much.

On the end they share my design sin: greed. Because ‘I can’t stop discovering while I’m in a (new) city. I always think: maybe there’s another fantastic spot in that street. And in that street. And in that street. Result: ten streets ahead and I’m still busy exploring even when my feet can’t carry me anymore.’ 

I love to give you an impression of the pages in vtwonen ♥ blogs. Buy the issue here if you want to read all of itRead more…


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BEST OF AUGUST 2014

September 3rd, 2014

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Bye bye August, hello September! Just like January I love September because it feels like a new start. Everyone is back from their Holidays and we can think of new places to go! Maybe you follow me on Instagram and Facebook too, maybe not, but last month I made the decision to live together with my boyfriend of 3,5 years and by doing that divide my time between Barcelona, the Netherlands and ofcourse the rest of the world. So you can expect a lot more Barcelona updates – like Nino Viejo, the most popular post of this month and the new restaurant of Albert Adria and Paco Mendez in Barcelona.

Have a lovely September! x Pauline

Most popular posts of August:

1. Nino Viejo in Barcelona Read more…


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ARTTE BARCELONA

August 27th, 2014

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At Artte in the l’Eixample district of Barcelona art comes together with great food and tea (that explains the two t’s in the name). In the restaurant there’s a stage where they organize poetry, theatre and music performances, they also have a website where you can support local artists and throughout the whole property you will see beautiful pieces of art. The tropical print in the cafe is definitely striking. It’s only temporarily, because every few months they paint it white again and another artist gets the chance to fill the wall. Nice! Then there’s Read more…


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ULTIMA PARADA CORCA

August 25th, 2014

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Near the village of Corçà in Bisbal (Spain), you will find Ultima Parada, a beautiful interior store. Once this was a ceramic factory, but since five years photography duo Bèla Adler and Salvador Fresneda turned it into a design heaven full of industrial furniture and a stunning collection of vintage design. The couple travelled all over the world, for more than twenty years, to shoot fashion campaigns for magazines like Vogue, Glamour and Marie Claire. They still do that on a regular base, but they also have two vintage design shops. One in Barcelona (on Calle Rosselló, close to Hotel Omm) and a more recent one on the beautiful Costa Brava. Salvador Fresneda says he mainly collects stuff which touches his heart. When he buys something it doesn’t necessarily have to be of a world famous designer, he just has to like it. So Read more…


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NEW SPOT: SOHO HOUSE CHICAGO

August 21st, 2014

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3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you’re already a fan and member of the Soho House Group. This is their first property in Chicago.
  2. If you go to Pizza East everytime you’re in London: they’ve got one here too.
  3. If you love hotels with a stunning rooftop.

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NINO VIEJO BARCELONA

August 18th, 2014

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Let’s start this week with a world premiere! An inside look of Nino Viejo: the newest restaurant of Albert Adrià and Paco Méndez in Barcelona. Only open for two days when I went there for dinner on Friday and I want to shout it from the rooftops: you must go here when you’re in Barcelona! Vale, let’s start with a short introduction before I tell you about my experience. Albert Adrià is the brother of Ferran Adrià, the man behind the legendary El Bulli restaurant, and he is rapidly changing the Sant Antoni and Poble Sec neighborhoods into a gastonomic heaven. First there was restaurant Tickets, then Pakta, Bodega 1900 and now there’s this new Mexican kid on the block called Nino Viejo. In this last restaurant Adrià works together with chef Paco Méndez. Born in Mexico, worked for El Bulli and now he has the ambition to be the best Mexican restaurant in the world – outside Mexico. Nino Viejo means old child which means that we should never lose our young spirit: therefore there’s no stiff atmosphere in this taqueria style restaurant, but it’s rather loose and casual but with extremely high service. If you, for example, take Read more…


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