This spring there are so many outstanding pop-up events, with so much talent and beautiful heartdriven shops, that spring feels more inviting than ever to get OUT there and open your senses. The 12th and 13th of April, there was the heavenly ‘Pots and paper’ pop-up at the first floor of Hear Hear, organized together with Our strange nature.
I was with my little one, so taking pictures of all the nice things was not an option since I had to watch out for him not grasping all the beautiful ceramics. Luckily, Inspire Styling Anne van Midden wrote this great post about it.
And than there were these two great events this weekend. De leukste Campingwinkel van Amsterdam at Roest and the Local Goods Weekend Market in the Hallen, what a great location.
Earlier this year Best Wishes Magazine asked me what I was thinking about Amsterdam. I claimed that Amsterdam is getting it’s mojo back, because of all the new initiatives that arise. These events I’m popping about so wildly enthusiastic definitely support that claim.
Sometimes the ‘Before’ is better than the ‘After’… I just finished this tea tray at my ceramics course at Keramiek Centrum Amsterdam. I had decided to use some of those fluor stickers as a way of masking the clay before I painted it with engobe. While doing so I fell completely in love with the fluor and clay combination… I proceeded as planned anyway, and the result is this red confetti tray. It fits perfectly in my plans for making a collection of tea trays.
But I now definitely am on the look out for a way to make a fluor/clay combination.
When I fall in love…
Here’s a little update about my stockist and neighborhood coffee hang-out; the crispy fresh ‘Handsome Jack’s’. It’s now open to all public, and got some really nice reviews already:
“Handsome Jack’s promises to get more and more delightful as time passes.” Says Awesome Amsterdam
“The stranger the name, the better the coffee, seems to be the rule for Amsterdam’s latest crop of specialty coffee shops.” says Eat Amsterdam
Time to find out for yourself, also because some of my giclée and gocco prints will be for sale there as well as some postcards. YAY!!So be sure to check out if Handsome Jack’s does “get more delightful as time passes”…
Schinkelkade 30, Amsterdam