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Moooi & Massimo Listri
16 October 2014

Moooi: Rather frivolous and patently clever

The first stop on a recent Design Bloggers United tour in Amsterdam was the inimitable Moooi Showroom & Brand Store. I will confess that personally, I was a little apprehensive about this particular visit. I think of Marcel Wanders (one of …

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Room 506
15 October 2014

Room 506

Republic of Fritz Hansen recently tasked leading Spanish designer Jaime Hayón with creating a complete design for Room 506 at the one-time SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen (now the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel). This hotel was designed by the illustrious Arne …

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Pistache welcomes all bloggers
13 October 2014

Bloggers tour Amsterdam

On 2nd October 2014, eight bloggers (a choice blend of writers, photographers, stylists, designers and retailers) met for their fifth blog tour in the vibrant and carefree city of Amsterdam. Design Bloggers United, we had a full to bursting agenda. With a …

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Cabin in the woods excerpt
9 October 2014

A stay at Volkshotel, Amsterdam

Image © Pim Hendriksen Photography. I recently stayed at the brand new Volkshotel in Amsterdam, the latest cool hotel kid on the block (you can read a previous zine post on Volkshotel here). This self-proclaimed “hotel of the people” aims to …

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Gero Grundmann antlers
8 October 2014

East Iceland: Designs from Nowhere

‘Designs from Nowhere‘ is an intriguing project that considers the potential for small-scale design and production in Austurland, a region in eastern Iceland that encompasses an area of 20,000km2 and is home to just 12,500 inhabitants. When searching for materials and craftspeople …

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