Posts Tagged ‘petitepassport’


March 8, 2011

Most striking feature:

Lovers of Alexander Wang, Philip Lim and Rick Owens need to stop by at Public Beware. It’s a small shop at Brick Lane with a fantastic collection with the looks of those famous designers for affordable prices. I liked the pants above, they are only 41 pounds (48 euro). They also sell fabulous shoes. Don’t miss it.

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February 3, 2011

Most striking feature:

Years ago I visited the Ysbreeker and by then it was just an ordinary cafe. I heard about the renovations last year but couldn’t believe the difference when I walked in yesterday. There’s a lot more space and the design is very welcome in that area of Amsterdam. While everyone is sitting in the front of the cafe – overlooking the river Amstel – I like the back. Simple chairs in contract with the wall made of plants. That’s something I love: bringing nature inside. A good spot to drink a cup of tea in the morning or end the day with a glass of wine. Oh another plus: in summer there’s a huge terrace.

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October 14, 2010

There’s a new sweet little store in Amsterdam called Lite/Dark. They sell freshly squeezed juices and the most delicous kind of chocolates.
My friend and ex colleague Brigitte van der Loo highly recommends their fruit in chocolate. Perfect as a present because they pack it in a beautiful designed bonbon giftbox. My other friend Kirsty Nagel, who shot the pictures, tried the Dark Chilled Chocolate Milk & Banana: ‘Delicious! With real pieces of banana in it.’

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September 26, 2010

Some of my favorite things spotted at Inside Design: the interior and design event of ELLE Wonen in the Netherlands. It was located at the Lloyd Hotel – a hotel with rooms in different categories. From dorm rooms with a bathroom next door till a romantic suite at the 6th floor. Extra special was the preview of the H&M Home Store. Already open in Stockholm and Copenhagen, soon followed by London, Helsinki and Amsterdam.

How does it work? First you will see all the products of H&M Home. One product of each curtain, towel or cushion. So you can see the size, feel the material and decide what you like.

Then you walk towards this wall filled with magnets of all the products in the showroom. You choose the ones you like. And…

… paste them on this H&M Home board. With this you walk towards the cashier and she will get the stuff for you.

Other things I liked: this baby bed with huge yellow wheels underneath it by Made by Midas.

USB sticks in the ELLE Wonen shop.

And baby’s first design chair!