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.
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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!
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
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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!
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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.
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