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Shop stop: SLA in Amsterdam

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{photo credit: Teska Overbeeke }

I really noticed during our summer in Amsterdam that 'Amsterdammers' as we call our selves ... have really picked up on the Pure - Slow- and live healthy movement ... fresh markets, shops carrying organic products and now SLA. 

A restaurant serving salads, healthy snacks, juices and soup all in a beautiful surrounding

Nicemakers, Dax Roll and Joyce Urbanus designed this place and I love what they did. Perfect colors, style and ambiance ... very inviting indeed. 

Dutch people are not the best or should I say creative cooks in the world (including me!) but we do know how to make a Salad. During summer and spring and nowadasy even in winter we love to bring a very good salad to the table. 

I don't think Nina Pierson and Jop van de Graaf, founders of SLA, were having traditional Dutch salads in mind when creating SLA ... no I believe they were more intrigued and inspired by the beauty of Hortus Botanicus, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world located in centre of Amsterdam, and rooftop gardens in New York. I am very Happy people like them are bringing more Green to Amsterdam.

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Address: Ceintuurbaan 149 Amsterdam

All images via Dutch photographer Teska Overbeeke 

found via Frame

.. i love SLA 

 

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Pure at Hills & Mills

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The leather Handles from Monday brought me to Hills & Mills. A great café / bakery in Delft (one of the smaller but absolutely very beautiful cities from the Netherlands).

Here it's all about PURE .. a word I have came across very often this summer in Amsterdam ... Pure Markets, Pure Restuarants and Pure bakeries like Hills & Mills ...  seems like the Dutch are embracing a new 'honest' way of living. Good! 

Only one mission at Hills & Mills:  'Practicing Happiness' ... and looking at the pictures their food and drinks will do just that :)

And three guidelines  … for everything they do:
1. We build on the pure in the world. Pure people, relationships and products.
2. We do the right in every situation. The right intentions and actions. Also at the right speed, taste and resources.
3. We enjoy that everything and everyone is connected. 

Unfortunately no time for me this year to stop by but definitely a place to ad to my travel tips list. 

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All images via the FB page.

.. Hills & Mills

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Shop stop: P5 in Singapore

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If you are wondering where to go for the best design furniture in Singapore how about starting right here at P5. Brands like moroso, e15, artek and royal tichelaar makkum all under one (beautiful) roof.

When I walked in I was happily surprised to see  the vases by Hella Jongerius when I mentioned them to the sales person he was impressed that I recognized them and understood I knew a thing or two about design  so we started chatting... Aloyus, no longer the salesperson, but the owner and founder of this shop, is as passionate about furniture as he is about food ... hopefully soon he will show me around in town and chat about our love for design. P5's address.

Today I am helping you with a visual tour inside P5

ps. If you can't find it here perhaps wonderful Foundry just 5 minutes away can help you.

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Unami in Oakland, California

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When opening a brick and mortar shop I would use these images for my inspiration board ... 

They are from pop-up shop Umami Mart. Normally a Japanese food blog and webshop importing speciality and luxurious Japanese kitchen  ware. They were part of Popuphood, an initiative in Oakland (outside San Francisco), giving stores six months free rent in dead areas of town to invoke new life and growth and hopefully allow the new shop owners to sign a long term store lease after the test period. 

The shop was designed by Arhoj.

 

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.. Umami Mart

.. Popuphood

 

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Creative People Projects in Singapore

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You know how much I love sites like Coffeeklatch , wheretheycreate and freundevonfreunden so I am delighted to see we have our own Singapore version. 

The Creative People Projects is the eye-candy site from Rebecca Toh, who takes us to studios, ateliers and offices from creative people here in SG and Taiwan.

Rebecca Toh got the idea for this Portrait Project came about when she realized how far away she was from the people she admires. Then she remembered that she has a camera... "and that with a camera one always has the perfect excuse to get closer, to walk into lives, to achieve a form of intimacy that is usually unattainable. I hope this photo project will eventually be a record of some of these moments spent with these wonderful, super-talented people."

Creative People Projects only shows us how much creativity there is on this side of the planet ... and that so much more can be expected in the future...

I'm happy to be so close to these people and can't wait to meet some of them in person too. 

Enjoy some of the images here on Bloesem already, but visit the site for all!

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All images by Rebecca Toh

..Creative People Projects

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Shop stop: colonel in Paris

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It always starts with the Front and here it already looks amazing, my favorite color blueish grey ... so the rest is probably good too ... what am I talking about... well a shop in Paris called Colonel that I have marked as a must-visit next time I am going to Europe.

In 2010 Isabelle Gilles and Yann Poncelet met each other while sipping cocktails and the rest is history ... a beautiful collection lamps from their own brand and a beautiful brick and mortar shop carrying other great brands like HAY too. 

I shared some more images on BKids the other day. 

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All images by Colonel

..colonel

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