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.
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
The third edition of the Show Up event highlights today’s ceramics, scandinavian design, stationary, pillows and more. Love to be there tomorrow!
CD cover for CAGE THE ELEPHANT. Someone lost his or her mind with this brilliant design. I love it. Can’t seem to find who made it..
Last tuesday I was teaching illustration on the Barbaraschool. The children of the Barbarashool made poems and illustrations. I loved this poem and drawing by Paul Anthony:
Loop steeds rondjes
Ik zoek naar de uitgang
I’m getting lost
keep walking round and round
I look for a way out