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Amsterdam’s Open Ateliers

Photo of Itamar Gilboa‘s artist studio in Amsterdam. Photo credit: Jordi Huisman. Source FvF.  Bustling below the surface of Amsterdam’s picturesque canals and grachtenhuizen is a thriving underbelly of contemporary bohemian artists. Once a year these artists open their studios to meet visitors and showcase their work… More.

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New boys from Berlin

Two weeks ago I attended the Deutscher Werbefilmpreis (German ad-film awards) in Berlin. Besides the general conclusion that ze Germans are putting out quite some good work, the surprise win of the night was a film (or series of 3 actually) from Deezer made by advertising… More.

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Communicating through cooking

Last week my fiancé and I (Philip) went to Lebanon for a new project. We stayed in Beirut, a city with amazing restaurants and nightlife. A friend took us out for lunch to a restaurant called Tawlet. I was completely surprised. It wasn’t just another… More.

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Touched by an angel

I have a preference for hands-on experiences. See art for real over Tumblr. To jump on a flight to Shanghai or share a coffee with a fellow creative. This is also why I often find myself front left in the church of creative expression, to witness… More.

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Amsterdam’s Highest Cuisine

Let’s be frank, the Dutch are famous for far greater things than haute cuisine. Yet what happens when the capital’s creative class combines forces with artisanal pilgrims and lightly fuse some ‘ole fashioned Dutch adventure? Baked is a new haute cuisine concept with a distinct Amsterdam… More.

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Are there any questions?

‘Are There Any Questions’ is an inspirational lunch at Mata Hari organized by the restaurant and studio Docko. Every lunch starts with the questions that is normally asked at the end of a speech. Last months lunch speaker was Thimon de Jong. An expert in the… More.

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Attachment

Forget Whatsapp, Snapchat or iMessage, send a message in a bottle. Made at ECAL ‘Attachment’ is a poetic machine. While connected to a website, it lets visitors send random balloon messages to random people around the world. View it here.

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Making fast food even faster

People have no time. They are busy. Always. That’s why freelance art director and conceptor Marc ter Horst and Ingrid Koenen created “Livin’ Fast,” a fast food blended deluxe that can be consumed even faster – but in style. Three menus blended into three cocktails,… More.

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Nearly Not There…

In the bosom of Amsterdam’s historical center, snugly nestled between the Port of Call tattoo parlor and the Condomerie, is one of Amsterdam’s finest contemporary art spaces. Undetected by the swarms of tourists blinded by the flashing XXX lights, and locals who tend to avoid… More.

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May War Rest In Peace

A big message brought in a small way. Art director, artist and contributor of this blog Jarr Geerligs created these miniature tombstone scenes in the city of Amsterdam. Some are placed at famous war monuments, such as the statue of Anne Frank and the resistance monument across… More.

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