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.
It’s november, the snow covers the hills around the little village Perinaldo. It’s harvesting time. Together with a group of friends and family Harrie and Margriet Leenders harvest the olives in their orchard and bring them to the presser.
A few months out of every year you can find Harrie and Margriet Leenders at their olive orchard in Vallebona, in the north of Italy. Their traditional ‘rustico’, a small farmer’s house, looks out over the beautiful village Soldano in the valley. Every year they enjoy this sight with friends and family. And every year they take home their own harvest of beautiful extra virgin olive oil.