Ace & Tate is a growing brand that designs and produces glasses. Optical glasses and sunglasses.
Designed in Amsterdam, manufactured in Italy and finished back in Amsterdam.
Named after cellulose acetate from which a majority of the frames are currently formed.
A brand to be proud of. As Ace & Tate understands the golden combination of craftsmanship, honesty and charity. That means that Ace & Tate sells spectaculars of great quality for a affordable price, made in honest circumstances with sustainable materials, and that they also do good for people in less good conditions. From every sold pair of glasses Ace & Tates donates an amount to Sightsavers that provides people in need with access to eye care.
Ace & Tate is only shipping to The Netherlands and the UK at the moment. But… the brand is expanding rapidly and will add Germany to the country list soon. More countries will follow.
Can’t wait? Just visit Amsterdam!
TOMS+, the premium range of TOMS, has its first designer collaboration in da pocket. The great Tabitha Simmons, British shoe guru and stylist, designed a collection of 10 pretty styles. Simmons’ designs show her signature cricket stripes, but also Swiss dots and a lot of silk. I love the wedges!
It’s the first time that Simmons designed for tiny feet as well. Look how cute these babies are!
The Nine Streets is a popular shopping area in the heart of Amsterdam. A must-go district for lovers of small independent boutiques, specialty shops and hip lunch spots. Most of the tiny streets have names of animals, like the Wolvenstraat, meaning ‘Street of Wolfs’. It’s exactly that street where I first met the love of my life. Some things I’ll never forget..
In that same petite area, in a former garage, Dutch fashion brand Anecdote recently opened the doors of its first brand store. Together with stylist Stella Willing the Anecdote team has transformed the dull space into a lovely and light shop. A shop that breaths the freshness and softness of Anecdote as a contemporary label for women.
Anecdote’s founder is Jet van Beuningen. She has started her own fashion brand 4.5 years ago.
A dream came true!
Well, tell me Jet..
* What are your favorite addresses in the 9 Streets area?
“For unique and beautiful books I visit Mendo (Berenstraat 11) and I like to drink a coffee at Relax at Home (Huidenstraat 19). It’s a client of us, they sell various women’s brands next to Anecdote. For flowers I visit Gerda’s (Runstraat 16). And, I visit the newly opened supermarket Marqt at the Wolvenstraat (#32) for conscious grocery shopping.”
* What is your favorite from the autumn/winter collection 2013?
“The patterned Jessica sweater in Deep Night Blue.”
Lucky bastard as I am, Anecdote send me a gift bag with a stunning Wolf print T-shirt.
How I love to be spoiled!
Visiting Amsterdam? Don’t miss Anecdote at the Nine Streets!
Address: Wolvenstraat 15.
This edition of Fantastic animals, my ‘collection’ of singular animal photography, is dedicated to an exhibition that opens tomorrow at Eduard Planting Gallery in Amsterdam. Under a dark sky shows the wildlife photography of Belgian photographer Robby Bolleyn.
For more than 15 years Robby Bolleyn has travelled in Tanzania (Eastern Africa) to capture the wildlife in his own special way. Under a dark sky shows magical and graceful portraits of African animals.
The selection of limited edition prints is the result of a series of extensive safaris in Tanzania. Robby Bolleyn wanted to portray the African animals as mysterious and elegant creatures, while capturing their wildness and savagery. Searching for penetrating portraits, he aspired to present the African animal kingdom in an unusual and authentic manner.
Well, I guess Bolleyn is very happy with the result of his wish, as his beautiful pictures add some kind of emotion to the nature of the beasts.
All images were taken in natural conditions, mainly within the Serengeti ecosystem. The animals were not to be viewed with a merely observant eye, but were to be examined with much more depth. Each image had to be a challenge, every single time.
Robby Bolleyn was born in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1966. He studied Photography and Marketing and started his career at the World Wide Fund for Nature, but decided to devote his life to full-time photography.
Under a dark sky – wildlife photography by Robby Bolleyn
26 October – 21 December 2013
Eduard Planting Gallery | Fine Art Photographs
Eerste Bloemdwarsstraat 2
Today is the day! Not only my boyfriend has turned one year older, but also Framed in Print opens at Foam. This exhibition presents an overview of forty years of photography from leading Dutch magazines as reflected by the work of five photographers: C. Barton van Flymen, Bart van Leeuwen, Boudewijn Neuteboom, Bart Nieuwenhuijs and Peter van der Velde.
They determined for a significant part the look of lifestyle magazines from the last 40 years. Their work, commissioned by Dutch magazines such as Avenue, Elegance, AvantGarde and Nieuwe Revu, had a great influence on advertising and fashion photography in the Netherlands. Without losing any of their power, the photographs will be a trip down memory lane for many. The exhibition has been produced by Hans van Blommestein and Bart Nieuwenhuijs, in collaboration with Foam.
Thematically arranged, typical magazine themes are highlighted in the exhibition, such as documentary, culinary, fashion, interior design, travel, portraiture and sports – from Belize to Bhutan, from California to Korea, from Chanel to Gaultier, from André Hazes (Dutch torch singer) to Andy Warhol, from Marco van Basten to Candy Dulfer, from organic chicken to king crab. The best of the work by these photographers has been brought together within these themes and an intriguing portrait of an era has been created.
The exposed work has had a great deal of influence on advertising photography. I love especially the photography of Boudewijn Neuteboom, who worked a lot for Avenue. Avenue was one of the first, no it was the first Dutch glossy that highlighted fashion in an outstanding way. It’s such a pity that my boyfriend and I have other plans for his birthday, and that I miss the opening and Boudewijn (thank you for the invitation!) Read more…
You must see this video, it makes me soooo very happy!
Since 1955, Loes Veenstra has knitted over 500 sweaters that she stored in cardboard boxes in her home at 2e Carnissestraat in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The sweaters have never been worn.
Museum Rotterdam discovered the collection, and with Wandschappen invited designer Christien Meindertsma to develop a book, Het Verzameld breiwerk van Loes Veenstra uit de 2e Carnissestraat.
Droog will present the book along with a selection of sweaters from September 27th until October 31st. The sweaters and the book will be available for purchase. Hurray!