The Curators: Droog Design Studio’s Amsterdam

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Based in Amsterdam, Droog is an anti-disciplinary design studio, driven by the endless curiosity and know-how of its original founders Renny Ramakers and Gijs Bakker. Ramakers’ background as an art and design critic, art historian, curator and lecturer pairs perfectly with Bakker’s industrial design knowledge and passion for good design. The pioneering spirit of Droog […]

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Restaurant Find: Dum Dum Palace Amsterdam

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The cool kids behind Hot Mama Hot have brought something new to the eclectic and cultural fusion that is Amsterdam’s Zeedijk and boy, it does not disappoint. With its prime location in Amsterdam’s Chinatown, Dum Dum Palace Amsterdam specialises, unsurprisingly, in Asian cuisine. But when you’re surrounded by a plethora of the city’s finest Asian […]

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Cafe Find: Toki Amsterdam

It’s a rare experience when a physical space captures a moment. Where time stands still and worries slowly trickle away, like on a lazy Sunday morning when sunlight filters through an open window and you rouse to the smell of brewed coffee. Off the beaten path of Amsterdam’s Haarlemmerdijk sits Toki, and that’s exactly the […]

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Cool Bar Find: Bar Basquiat Amsterdam

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Yet another hotspot – this one named in honour of the great American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat – has popped up in the achingly cool, ever up-and-coming, Amsterdam Oost. Bar Basquiat effortlessly captures the spirit of the neo-expressionist painter, with his bold and captivating work ingrained in the distressed metal and paint-splattered concrete of the Studio Modijefsky-designed […]

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Pop-Up Shop Find: F**king Hell Das Shop Amsterdam

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Visual artists and unrelenting antagonists, Jake and Dinos Chapman – also known as The Chapman Brothers, have teamed up with architecture and design studio UXUS to create a pop-up experience in Amsterdam’s infamous Red Light District. The space, evocatively named ‘Fucking Hell Das Shop’, acts as a continuation of the brothers’ drive to make art […]

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