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TRIED & TESTED: BRAINY DAYS AMSTERDAM

April 15th, 2014

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Around the corner of Tenue de Nimes in Amsterdam you will find a new shop called Brainy Days, the store of Vera. The store will be there for half a year and Vera, the owner, will gather the most original gift items in here. From inspirational quotes to cutting boards shaped like a diamond. Last Friday she officially opened the doors and she launched an online magazine at the same time (click on this link to see more). With an overload of cool interior shops in Amsterdam (from Friday Next to Maison NL and from Hutspot to Six and Sons) Brainy Days knows how to select the most special pieces with a more than fine price tag. From an Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: PORTRAIT HAARLEM

April 14th, 2014

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In former stables at the Raamvest in Haarlem, Portrait recently opened its doors: a concept store run by three friends. And we are equally pleased with their taste, sense of design and collection! The huge space serves as a shop and a cafe and is open every day (except on Tuesday) from 10am to 5pm. We see a man sitting near the window reading a newspaper with a cup of coffee, a group of friends chatting in the cool bamboo chairs and a couple of guys are sitting on the long reading table. But, as Rogier, one of the owners, says: ‘come on weekdays and you will find people working here behind their laptops’. That’s something Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: CHYE SENG HUAT HARDWARE SINGAPORE

April 11th, 2014

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The heritage district of Jalan Besar is definitely an upcoming neighborhood. You’ll now find a few cool cafes and shops (like Konzepp) in between huge hardware stores. Shops where you can buy anything that has something to do with cars or technique. Chye Seng Huat Hardware was also a hardware store. But a few months ago it was transformed into a place where Papa Palheta roast its beans, where you can drink coffee on the ground floor and where they organize workshops upstairs next to a great shop which was, unfortunately, closed during my visit. You can Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: BLOESEM SHOP SINGAPORE

April 7th, 2014

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What I like about online shops/blogs is that they now also present themselves offline in an original way. In February we saw Net-a-Porter launching a magazine and recently the popular interior blog Bloesem opened a shop in Tiong Bahru. That’s a nice neighborhood where you will also find Plain Vanilla, Open Door Policy and the Tiong Bahru Bakery for example. In-store they organize workshops (like Jurianne Matter did recently), they are working on the website and ofcourse you can buy great stuff for your home. Irene of Bloesem collects interior items she likes but she also makes them herself. Like pillows, a beautiful hanging system and stunning leather planters – all with Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: DOVER STREET MARKET NEW YORK

February 22nd, 2014

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This store feels like a museum! Although Dover Street Market is a six stories high building, the entrance is tucked away in a small street between Park and Lexington Avenue. You will be greeted by a doorman and while I was in doubt whether to go left (to the shop) or right (to the cafe) someone who worked there gave me the advice to take the elevator and start on the top floor and zig-zag my way down. Every floor is different and showcases the most fashionable brands there are right now. From, ofcourse Comme des Garçons, and from Supreme, Nike, Alexander Wang, Erdem, Rick Owens, Christopher Kane and many more. Rei Kawakubo, the Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: BAGGU BROOKLYN

February 18th, 2014

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Most striking feature:

The colorful Baggu bags and the new blue and white striped duffel bag (I just love stripes). Around the corner of Pilgrim Surf & SupplyMociun and Isa Baggu started with a pop up shop a few years ago. That was such a success that they now have a permanent shop in Williamsburg. And it’s their only shop, because Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: THE KINFOLK STORE BROOKLYN

February 13th, 2014

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Most striking feature:

The wooden structure inside the store. It’s only there for a short period of time, because they are working on a performance and gallery space behind it, and once that opens, they will remove the structure, but it’s has a stunning design. Kinfolk Studios, don’t confuse it with Kinfolk Magazine, is a design company from Brooklyn (they design bikes and fashion and everything else they couldn’t find anywhere else) with their headquarters at 90 Wythe Avenue. There you will also find a cafe downstairs and Scandinavian restaurant Aska (more about that in the post of this afternoon) . Now they bought the space next door and turned it into the Kinfolk Store. They sell Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: MALABABA MADRID

January 22nd, 2014

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Most striking feature:

The green interior. Malababa isn’t exactly a new address, but when I got there I still was pleasantly surprised by the modern interieur. It looks like a theme in Madrid to bring the garden inside (see also my posts of restaurant Ana la Santa and Blanca 6). That, in combination with the raw walls, een old door that now serves as a table and some small vintage tables makes this shop special. But what Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: MISC STORE AMSTERDAM

January 3rd, 2014

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Most striking feature:

They sell the most beautiful stationary in the world. From calendars to pens and from quotes provided by the School of Life to magazines such as Another Escape. The Misc Store Amsterdam was already a hugely popular online shop, but when someone from Germany actually stood in front of their office in Amsterdam because he thought they had a real shop, they came up with the idea to rent a slightly bigger space to work on their webshop and use it as a showroom/shop. Now they have found their location on Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: ESPOO BUTIK ANTWERP

December 29th, 2013

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The wall with beauty products of La Bruket (from Sweden)? The dish cloths from Ferm Living (Denmark)? Or a calendar of Hay (Denmark)? The newly opened espoo butik Antwerp sells Scandinavian inspired products but also pillows of Donna Wilson or towels (United Kingdom) of Mae Engelgeer (The Netherlands). In a beautiful restored building in ‘t Zuid. Very close to Read more…


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