White napkins are sticking out of Bart’s shirt collar while a small blond lady is putting foundation on his face. It’s showtime! The cameras are in position and the hostess who welcomed us in café De Allee in Eindhoven talks us through the plans for this morning. Continue reading
We’re driving through Dongen, a small village in Brabant where lots of leather tanners were located in earlier centuries. The small factories are still there. Water is an important factor for tanning, so all these factories were built alongside the river De Donge. Our destination; a small factory in leather goods, to get a brand new bag! Continue reading
Mitch from the Red Wings store got a great visit some time ago. Thom Yorke form Radiohead came in to buy a pair of Red Wings shoes. Oh, and he also gave him some tickets to his concert later that night because he was so pleased with his new boots. Continue reading
I already bought a dandy blue hat from them earlier this year, so it was not hard to find The Otherist, located in the center of Amsterdam, and founded by Joshua and his partner Steven. These guys from San Francisco have an immaculate taste in curiosa, and based their store on the so-called ‘wunderkammers‘ that were popular in the renaissance.
“Give me another one, John, and a glass of milk”. Behind the narrow counter John reaches for a small metal plate, slices some bacon, leans over his wife and puts the meat on the plate in a small oven in the corner. ‘t Kuyltje is a much-praised sandwich shop in the district De Jordaan in Amsterdam, that we had to check out.
And suddenly there was another series of stoke evenings. At a secret location proud owners of Harrie Leenders fireplaces gather to exchange mysterious knowledge about the art of fire. This selected group of fire druids, led by Bart the Burner dives into the occult secrets of stovestarting and winedrinking. Continue reading
Now that the Boxer Plus is making its way into more and more households, warming and charming a growing group of enthusiasts, it is time to shed some extra light on this special fireplace. In the form of a photoshoot.
Denim has been around for a long time. According to the exposition about denim in Het Centraal Museum Utrecht, this cotton-based fabric has been around for 350 years, far before the invention of the blue jeans that we wear today. Time to dive into the ins and outs of this iconic fabric.
Together with Bart I selected a variety of stores, expositions and businesses in order to gain inspiration and a lot of new ideas on being an innovative business in this time of age. The places we visited all inspired us because of their visions and products, each in a different way. All of them operate in a completely different field, but they all have something in common. What this something is? That’s what we will be exploring in this upcoming series of blog posts.
Somewhere in november we told you a story about Bart starting a fire with artist Dragan Despotovic and a group of children from Stichting Kunstkinderen. This was the start of a fun art project that’s now finished. It’s being exhibited as we speak.