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HOW COOL IS THAT | NOVEMBER 2017

We bring you each month our coolest places to go, food we love and experiences we enjoy. We will also share with you news about inspiring artists, designers and entrepreneurs. Here the list of our 5 November favorites:

TerraLannoo | Houten

Looking for the perfect book pics to knock out your Christmas shopping? Publisher TerraLannoo, headquartered in Houten, The Netherlands, is a leading publisher of exclusive titles in the areas of art, photography, interior design, outdoors, design, fashion and gastronomy. Find out more at TerraLannoo or come by at the INCONCEPTstore Rotterdam to check out the new arrivals!

MORE | Uitgeverij Terra | Photo: Floor van Dijk

Warm Hart Rotterdam | Rotterdam

This is an event we love to support: Warm Hart Rotterdam! As there are many people living among us who will have no warm Christmas at all, Warm Hart Rotterdam will reach out to those in need. On 20 December there will be free coffee, tea and warm Christmas gifts for the homeless in Rotterdam. On 21 and 22 December, they will also help out families and allow them the joy of giving their children a special Christmas with respect. In order to provide everyone with a hot drink these days, please take a look at project ’Suspended Coffee’. For just € 1,50 you can pay a hot drink for someone else who cannot afford it.

Donations of new, unwrapped gifts and cash are also highly appreciated and will be accepted through December 18. Sofacompany NL is also running a awesome campaign. A large number of fabulous showroom furniture will be on sale during the holiday season at 40 – 70% off and 10% of the sales will go to this charity. Warm Hart Rotterdam is a initiative by Guido Leurs (Cinta Coffee) and Evana Kuik (INCONCEPT).

MORE | Warm Hart Rotterdam | Photo: Floor van Dijk

Ice rink | Rotterdam

Already ordered your free tickets for the Grand opening of the coolest place in Rotterdam? Celebrating its 5th year anniversary the ice rink entrance is free on 2 December from 9:00 – 22:00. So sharpen your skates! At 13:00 Sinterklaas will visit the rink with his Pieten, so be in time and don’t miss it. At 16:00 Mayor Aboutaleb of Rotterdam will officially open the first lustrum and from 17:00 onwards there will be a Silent Disco at the Funcourse. Headphones are available for just € 5,00 per person. Check the website for there will be more surprises coming up. See you there?

Open from 2 December 2017 to 28 February 2018

MORE | Schaatsbaan Rotterdam | Photo: Schaatsbaan Rotterdam

Kokodama | Sri Lanka – The Netherlands

Hanging plants or works of living art? Interior inspiration? The Kokodama is a handmade sphere made from natural coco fibres. The inspiration for this concept lays in the Japanese bonsai-technique to process plants in Moss Balls. With its natural look and materials, the Kokodama is the indoor gardening trend you’ll love. Perfect for every season and super pretty!

Create your own piece of nature by utilizing various sizes and plants. The plants are easy to care for and effective at increasing oxygen and clearing out toxins for cleaner breathing air, some of which even have the NASA stamp of approval. Brighten up any space by adding more green to your room or office.

MORE | Kokodama Collection | Photo: Hans Pol Fotografie

Rotterdam Museum | Rotterdam

What does the development of the Coolsingel say about how Rotterdam sees itself, and its changing ambitions as a city? The Museum Rotterdam organized an exhibition to present the stories of Coolsingel’s centuries of changes. It is an ode to this vibrant heart of Rotterdam. In the next three years the new Coolsingel will become a real urban boulevard with lots of green where locals can stroll and shop. The exhibition is composed around a timeline, and offers an impressive cinematic experience. Stories about historical objects shed light on key themes.

Open from 4 November 2017 to 8 April 2018.

MORE | Rotterdam museum |Photo: Floor van Dijk

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HOW COOL IS THAT | OCTOBER 2017

HOW COOL IS THAT | OCTOBER 2017

We bring you each month our coolest places to go, food we love and experiences we enjoy. We will also share with you news about inspiring artists, designers and entrepreneurs. Here the list of our 5 October favorites:

 

POWERMASK | Rotterdam

Interested in the colorful, cheerful and idiosyncratic world of masks? Come and see the fabulous expo POWERMASK – The Power of Masks at the Wereldmuseum Rotterdam. In the exhibition guest curator Walter van Beierendonck presents his own unique, multi-faceted vision of the phenomenon of masks. Open from 1 September 2017 to 7 January 2018. The exhibition is accompagnied by the richly-illustrated book POWERMASK: The Power of Masks’, by Lannoo Publishers (on sale for € 39.99 at the museum shop).

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Want to win 2 free entrance tickets? Follow #inconceptstore and #wereldmuseum on instagram and tag a friend who would also like to go.

MORE | Wereld Museum | Photo: Wereldmuseum

 

PURPUZ | Utrecht

Need some help to find more balance and get the most out of life? The Purpuz Planner will help you to achieve all your goals step by step. It is not just a weekplanner, it’s a guide to make you organized simple and inspiring. By motivating, inspiring and reflecting on yourself, it can keep track of what your goals are, what the highlights were and where you can still work on in your life. Every spread has a separate space for notes. Really great 2018 must have! Limited edition in store, so hurry.

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MORE | Purpuz |Photo: Jeff Zimberlin Photography

 

CINTA COFFEE | Rotterdam

There is a new coffee bar in town, and what kind of a bar! Cinta means “love or adore” in Indonesian, so Cinta Coffee means coffee lover. Cinta Coffee a coffee bar with Indonesian influences. Think of delicious kopi tubruk, spekkoek (Indonesian cake), noodles and home-made pandang cake. In addition, you can also find delicious pastries such as blueberry cake, Oreo cheesecake and vegan cakes from HappyFood & Health. Cinta Coffee is a recognizable, stylish and modern concept where the community can come together and where the social aspect is one of their main focus. Cinta Coffee has a homey atmosphere with lots of green, comfy couches, nice chairs, art on the walls and of course they have delicious coffee. 

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MORE | Cinta Coffee | Photo: Ileenja Marina photography

 

THE SLOW | Canggu

If you’re traveling to Bali soon, we’ve got this highly curated slow retreat you cannot ignore. The Slow, set on the beautiful coast of Canggu, is a place to slow down, discover art, enjoy good music, food & wine! The eclectic space gravitates around The Owners personal art collection, mixing 4 concepts: architecture, design, boutique accommodation and all-day dining and drinks. An unique stop to rest your bones, stir your sense and expand your mind.

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More | The Slow | Photo: INCONCEPT

 

SRM MAKE-UP & BROWS | Rotterdam

Looking for a place to enjoy a little bit of you-time? Look no further! Located in the centre of Rotterdam (Coolsingel 83, at first floor), founder & beauty professional Soraya is specialized in providing you with an exceptional make-up & brow service. Her main focus is making your visit truly fabulous by using the best products and giving you a personal experience. The services offered include a day, night and party make-up, wax, tweeze, tinting and brow make-up, but also very cozy workshops up to 6 persons, perfect for a girls get-away. SRM Make-up & brows is a beautiful spot, definitely worth visiting!

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More | SRM make-up & brows | Photo: Colinda van Iperen