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Mini Shopping Center of Cool

The Mini Shopping Center Of Cool (MSCOC) is the smallest creative shopping center of Amsterdam, where all sorts of designers sell unique (read: not mass produced) t-shirts, sweatshirts, accessories, jewelry, art & art prints and books. The MSCOC, founded by Natalie Semaka, now wants to… More.

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For the wild and adventurous

One of the things I fell in love with when I moved to Amsterdam almost a decade ago, was the lively, thriving spirit of the alternative underground scene in the city. For me it stands for art, creative spirit, free expression, anti-establishment and anything other… More.

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“Print”

The Vertical Gallery, located in the staircase of the new WOW hostel in Amsterdam West shows an exhibition around printmaking such as silk-screen print, RISO print, etching, etc. The exhibition PRINT is curated by Sigrid Calon and features works by artists fascinated by printing processes, including Michiel Schuurman, Zeloot, and Sigrid… More.

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Flying Atlas

Writer and copywriter Sidney Vollmer just published a diary (in Dutch) with his tweets from 2014 called “Atlasvlinders” – in English ‘Atlas moths’. The cover of the book was designed by Jarr Geerligs. Geerligs cut the butterflies and title out of an old Atlas that he bought in a second-hand shop… More.

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Wanderbrief

I was in Cannes this week and found out that the famous Backpacker Intern Mark Van Der Heijden is going professional by upscaling his trade. In Cannes – where he was an official speaker –  Van der Heijden pitched his startup Wanderbrief. According to the website Wanderbrief is a… More.

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Finding myself in India

KesselsKramer is publishing a book by its Art Director Bart Eysink Smeets documenting his journey of finding himself in India. People continue to travel across the world to discover different cultures, experience the unknown and, thanks to movies such as ‘Eat Pray Love’, to serve the new number… More.

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Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response

Everyone at MassiveMusic has a favorite noise printed on their business card. Mine says ‘Bob Ross’. Before YouTube I used to put on my headphones and sit in front of the TV whenever Bob Ross was on. It would fill me with an indescribable sensation. A… More.

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Alles Cannes

Like Wesley ter Haar (MediaMonks) and David Snellenberg (Dawn) highlighted in their presentation at ADCN’s Illuminating Talks I also believe that creativity is an attitude. A healthy ‘Amsterdam’ approach to life. A flavour that us natives of the city call “Bijdehand”. The word that applies to the antics… More.

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The Electric Knife Orchestra

Made by Neil Mendoza the Electric Knife Orchestra is definitely not the first music generating installation, it sure is the most deadly one. Made from sixteen knives and one meat cleaver all perfectly aligned to play the unforgettable ‘Staying Alive’ by the BeeGees. The knife Tesla Coil is the… More.

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Awesome Amsterdam

I love Amsterdam. Almost everything about it. But just like the rest of the world, Amsterdam can always use some more Awesomeness. This week I attended the very first edition of “Awesome Amsterdam”, which is the Dutch chapter of the Awesome Foundation (“Forwarding the interest of… More.

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