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HOW COOL IS THAT | FEBRUARY 2018

HOW COOL IS THAT | FEBRUARY 2018

We bring you each month our coolest places to go, the 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 February favourites:

EVAN Menswear | Rotterdam

Monday, February 5th, it finally happened, the spectacular comeback of designer Evaa Kuik! Her EVAN Menswear fashion show was a great success. Young, daring, controversial as ever, but also colourful and hopeful under the theme of ’The Cry Baby Club’. The idea was to create a new collection not only for men but for the first time also for women. The concept, based on the fascination of the designer for youth cultures, who define their style by outspoken designs in clothes and accessories. At the same time, the collection is an ode to all powerful men and women who have given the designer inspiration during the time of her illness and to fellow sufferers who struggle with the same disease. An impressive label with a strong story-telling.

MORE | EVAN Menswear | photo: Videobird

Special thanks to a wonderful team, voordekunst crowdfunders, models, agencies and all lovely people who helped to create this successful production for EVAN Menswear. Partners: Press: Twenty8 PR Location: Sir Adam Hotel Show production: Guido Leurs Catwalk direction & styling: Julieta Piacenza Vanderhoeven PA: Tashira Wouden Set: Savannah Staphorsius Evana Kuik HMU: FAB For all beauty Visagie & Haarstyling, SRM make-up & brows, @Esmee Visage, Naomi Nagelkerken Knitwear: Jacqueline Auwema Music: @SoundsLikeBeats Photography: Aron Beijl, Marco Daniel Silva Video: VideoBird, Shoes & socks: Mascolori, JC Brands fashion agency Graphic Design: Evana Kuik & Discover my City Light design: Sound2Light Made possible by: Sir Adam Hotel, Delilah Cosmetics, Voordekunst, VSBfonds, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Kunstgrasnet.nl, Propress Steamers, Evian, Solan de Cabras, Bickery Food Group

Videobird | Amsterdam

Looking for a professional film crew, creative video production, and concept development company? Based in Amsterdam, the Videobird professionals are great creative minds who think along in creating the best imaging and storytelling possible. For Floris Modderman, co-founder and owner of Videobird, the video is his message as a picture is worth ten thousand words. Take a look at their portfolio and who knows, Videobird will fly your way!


MORE | Videobird | Photo: Aron Beijl 

Evian Fruits & Plants | Évian-les-Bains

Combining natural mineral water from the Alps with a unique pairing of fruit and delicate botanicals is a pretty perfect match! These new Evian flavours come in a beautiful water drop shaped bottle with a concept really focusing on nature fusions. Each of the three flavours mixes one fruit with one plant. The pink bottle is Rose and Grape, yellow is Lemon & Elderflower and red is Raspberry & Verbana. And as much I loved the red bottle and totally on board with every single one of those flavours, I’m a pink lover. Also amazing as a cocktail – gin with lemon, creme de cassis and some of the Evian grape & rose water. Love it! Which flavour is your favourite?


MORE | Evian | Photo: Aron Beijl 

Propress – UK

It is great to learn how a Propress professional steamer makes life so much easier backstage at a fashion show. With over 30 years of manufacturing their top of the range steamers, Propress has built a great reputation in the fashion industry. Their great amount of success is also due to their experience in a variety of fabrics, not just clothing. Silk, leather, carpet and even lampshades, they are able to offer their quality services to many different clients and adapt to their every need. The brands’ founder, Brian Fillery, was a fashion agent who saw first hand how vital it was to remove the creases from fabric, so garments are displayed in the best fashion. Brands worldwide have recognized how great Propress steamers are and they now export to over 30 countries on 5 continents.


MORE | Propress | Photo: Propress UK

Take a look at Intersteam Europe (distributor of Propress NL) supporter of the EVAN Menswear fashion show.

Delilah Cosmetics | Amsterdam

Did you know that Delilah Cosmetics is born out of friendship, a passion for cosmetics and the desire to help women of all ages to look and feel beautiful? This new British brand is very easy to love! One of the new products we’re thrilled about is the Pure Light the Collection. Pure Light is a remarkably illuminating and brightening powder, giving soft, multi-dimensional radiance to any skin tone. This luxurious boxed kit contains 3 beautiful pressed powders: Lunar to brighten, Solar to bronze and Aura to illuminate. It comes with a beautiful brush which is the perfect size and shape to apply the powders either all over or on targeted areas. All three shades work on all skins to achieve an incredibly flattering, soft radiant glow, bronze sheen and illuminate and brighten the complexion. The micro-fine formula is super blendable making application effortless for a luminous and fabulous result. All Delilah Cosmetics are paraben free and dermatologically tested. Find out more at the flag store in Amsterdam or at SRM Make-Up & Brows Rotterdam.


MORE | Delilah Cosmetics | Photo: Aron Beijl

Collaborations, tips or suggestions? Email info@inconcept.nl and we will be in touch. We hope you enjoy reading our monthly tips as much as we do making them. Do you know something that you think is worth to visit, watch, eat or listen to? Please let us know.

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HOW COOL IS THAT | JANUARY 2018

HOW COOL IS THAT | JANUARY 2018

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 January favorites:

Art Rotterdam | Rotterdam

The 19th edition of Art Rotterdam is once again located in the iconic Van Nelle fabriek. For a large group of art lovers, Art Rotterdam is becoming more and more the annual moment to seize the opportunity and obtain a magnificent work of art. The fair offers an annual stage to the newest developments in visual art.

Furthermore, during Art Rotterdam, the entire city of Rotterdam is alive with different museum exhibitions, site fairs, open ateliers and pop-up shows. We especially love the platform Young Collectors Circle, guiding beginning art collectors to find their way through Art Rotterdam. You are going to the exhibition floor under the guidance of passionate collectors, which not only focus on how and why to collect, but also on practical issues such as prizes and presenting art at home. Sat 10 and Son 11 February, 2.00 pm. Limited number of places available. Open from 8 Feb to 11 Feb 2018.

MORE | ART ROTTERDAM

Sir Adam Hotel | Amsterdam

Looking for the perfect place to stay during your visit to Amsterdam? Check out the music-inspired well designed rooms at Sir Adam. Located in the iconic A’DAM Tower, Sir Adam Hotel combines artful luxury with a hip, cool and creative location offering stunning views over Amsterdam.

With style and character, the lobby doubles as a busy burger joint and bar with the name The Butcher’s social club, with reception on a lounge mezzanine. Staff are lovely, upbeat and super friendly in an unforced way. We love the Seventies disco lift, complete with mirror ball, coloured-light floor tiles and great music. Let’s rock and enjoy your stay!

MORE | SIR ADAM HOTEL

voordekunst | Amsterdam

Crowdfunding campaigns have become the go-to funding strategy for new start-ups and entrepreneurs. More and more artists and institutions are becoming aware of the opportunities being offered by this type of public financing. The first and largest crowdfunding platform for art projects in the Netherlands and expert in advising and guiding in all matters related to crowdfunding is voordekunst. Most projects are successfully accomplished, like the one Dutch designer Evaa Kuik (1989) started for her comeback fashionshow of EVAN Menswear.

MORE | voordekunst

International Film Festival Rotterdam | Rotterdam

IFFR is one of the largest audience and industry-driven film festivals in the world. During 12 festival days, hundreds of filmmakers and other artists present their work to a large audience. The festival’s Official Selection includes more than 500 feature, mid-length, and short films out of over 50 countries. It aims to organise and stimulate film-related activities in Rotterdam.

All festival venues are easily accessible by public transport. Most places are within walking distance from Rotterdam CS and from each other, with LantarenVenster on the Kop van Zuid as an exception, which you can reach by metro, tram and bike. The 47th IFFR wil be from Wednesday 24 January till Sunday 4 February 2018.

MORE | IFFR

NYFW | New York

Founded in 1943, New York Fashion Week was the first fashion week ever. In the 80’s, the term ’Fashion Week’ comes into use. In the 90’s the event is branded ’7th on Sixth’, later on in 2013 changed in New York Fashion Week (NYFW). Today, the New York Fashion Week remains for use by anyone. This means any show held during the historical timeframe of New York Fashion Week (roughly speaking, the second week of February and September), is an official New York Fashion Week show. Today, at New York Fashion Week you’ll find enough outfit inspiration on and outside the catwalk.

MORE | NYFW Photo: Imaxtree.

Collaborations, tips or suggestions? Email info@inconcept.nl and we wil be in-touch. We hope you enjoy reading our monthly tips as much as we do making them. Do you know something that you think is worth to visit, watch, eat or listen to? Please let us know.

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HOW COOL IS THAT | DECEMBER 2017

HOW COOL IS THAT | DECEMBER 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 December favorites:

Stedelijk Museum | Amsterdam

As from October last, Keith Haring’s, ’Velum’ will be on display again at the Stedelijk Museum. Ring a bell? The ’Velum’ was made as an addition to his solo exhibition in 1986. For this show, Haring didn’t simply want to present artwork he’d already made – he insisted on making new work. He created this amazing, incredible piece of art of 12 x 20 meters in just one day, using spray paint. Making it his biggest piece in Europe, he turned the event into an energy-fueled performance. While photographers and journalists looked on, he painted rapidly and rhythmically, moving over the canopy, hip-hop playing in the background. Now 30 years later and restored, the enormous piece of art was placed in its original location above the stairs, it is back for everyone to enjoy. I really cannot wait to go see it. What about you? Open from 11 October 2017 to 2 June 2018.

MORE | Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

EVAN Menswear | Rotterdam

The young Dutch fashion designer behind the menswear label is Evaa Kuik (1989). In 2011 she studied at the Geneva University of Art and Design, followed in 2012 with an internship at Baartmans & Siegel, London UK. June 2013 she graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam with a BA in Fashion Design. In 2014 Evaa launched her own menswear label, EVAN Menswear.

Her first capsule collections were presented at FashionLab, a lab for promising talents and young professionals as part of the MB FashionWeek Amsterdam 2014 and 2015. She received international press coverage, describing her collections as young, daring, impressive, androgynous, controversial, beautiful and stylish. June 2016, Evaa was selected to be the Dutch nominee for the International Woolmark Prize 2016/2017. After diagnosed in 2016 with a rare disease, which she has shared with the world at Linda.tv, she now is back on track. Check out her story as she makes her comeback in 2018 with a spectacular show!

MORE | EVAN Menswear | photo courtesy Flaironline.nl

Westerkaatje | Rotterdam

In the centre of Kralingen, you’ll find Westerkaatje, a small but cozy and great place to enjoy food, food and food! Delicious tapenade, salads, bread, savory and sweet pies and complete dishes. Besides food, you find a lot of amazing products; wonderful gifts for friends and family who love cooking. Are you having a party and find no time for you to cook? Westerkaatje cater for small and large parties, so don’t to worry but just relax and enjoy your party! My favorite? The oliebol, made with leeks and raisins and btw, the staff is really friendly.

Address: Lusthofstraat 51b Kralingen & Benthuizerstraat 60d (North) Rotterdam

MORE | Westerkaatje Rotterdam

H10 Hotels | Barcelona

There are 2 out of the many modern, luxury H10 hotels in Barcelona we love to stay for their perfect locations. H10 Port Vell lies between the fishing district and beaches of La Barceloneta and the medieval Barri Gotic and trendy El Born. The location is perfect for walking to the city centre, taking a stroll along the harbor or enjoying delicious tapas in one of the excellent hotspots nearby. H10 Port Vell serves a la carte dishes throughout the day and is also known for its amazing breakfast.

The H10 Metropolitan is housed in one of the city center’s historical buildings, which has been completely renovated and decorated by the prestigious interior designer, Lázaro Rosa-Violán in a style that goes back to the industrial Barcelona of the 19th century. As well as its modern rooms, you’ll find The Kitchen Restaurant, the Edén Bar with access to a pleasant terrace with swimming pool, and a top-floor terrace with plunge pool that offers fabulous views of Plaça Catalunya and Tibidabo. Great for city trip lovers!

MORE | H10 Hotels Barcelona

Puck & Hans | Rotterdam

This summer, the Amsterdam Museum hosted the first retrospective exhibition of Puck & Hans, the iconic fashion duo, widely known in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s for their striking creations. Their clothing items were characterized by a mix of exclusive materials, quality and playfulness. Their career began in 1967 when they opened their first shop in the Hague, followed by Rotterdam (1971) and Amsterdam (1974). For the amazing exhibition 50 years later, all items were collected from famous and unknown customers.

A part of these unique and fabulous vintage pieces are now for sale at the Inconceptstore in Rotterdam. If you are looking for a real Puck & Hans vintage piece, go for it while you still can! The store is located at the Coolsingel 83, in the vibrant heart of the city.

MORE | INCONCEPT

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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