Archive for July, 2015

Enter the Loft | An Amsterdam Pop-Up

July 19th, 2015

The Loft is a fully designed and decorated loft space located along a canal in downtown Amsterdam, which is open twice per year for two weeks as a pop-up concept store for design enthusiasts to visit, be inspired and invest in an exclusive, lovingly curated collection of items for the home. Co-founder and head designer of The Loft, 28-year-old Kassandra Schreuder, invited me behind the scenes a few months ago to document the inspiring space for a 4-page feature in the Dutch magazine vtwonen. With the feature out this month, I thought you’d enjoy reading about The Loft and Kassandra’s role in the project. I translated Caroline Westdijk’s wonderful interview she wrote to accompany my images into English (you’re welcome) so those outside The Netherlands who are thinking of visiting Amsterdam could read along too. Get the full scoop, plus the full image collection I shot for vtwonen below!

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After studying economics and consumer phycology, Kassandra started working at The Playing Circle, a company that rents out beautifully designed meeting spaces in unusual buildings throughout Amsterdam. It was during this time that Kassandra was given the opportunity to launch a concept called The Loft, a platform created to inspire those with an affinity towards design, art and interiors. Between the two-week, bi-annual pop-up events, design enthusiasts can shop the online boutique for a carefully curated selection of interior items.
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Yvestown in the Kitchen

July 8th, 2015

My good friend Yvonne, a wonderful photographer, stylist, chef and the author behind the lifestyle blog Yvestown (mostly about Yvonne’s home and her life in Belgium), wrote a beautiful book last year all about food and living in the kitchen. As a foodie and someone who spends a lot of time in the kitchen, I’ve had my eye on the book for a while now so was delighted to see that the book is now available in English. This week I finally got my hands on a copy of the book, ‘Yvestown in the Kitchen‘ and it has left me utterly inspired and in awe of the work that Yvonne poured into this gorgeous book. Here’s a peek inside at some of my favourite bits.

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In the book, Yvonne goes inside the homes of her closest friends and family, including her own home, showing us their different styles, pantries, crockery and favourite recipes. It’s a ‘nosy glimpse into someone else’s kitchen’, as Yvonne writes, and is both entertaining and inspiring, and packed with delicious recipes that I am looking forward to trying. The little vegetarian pizzas above will be making their way onto our dinner table this week.
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