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Entries in Dutch (51)


Working on a Saturday

It's like I say time and again. If you have to drag your sorry self into work on a Saturday then it certainly helps if it's somewhere stylish. I have two offices today, both by Amsterdam-based interior design and branding agency Tank. Lingotto uses suspended timber dowels as visual dividers while Doom & Dickson (fabulous name) has a definite retro vibe.

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Living small and living large

Living small. Tiny house. Buzz words for a fleeting trend vs social movement and way of the future. Wherever you stand on tiny houses there is something we can all agree on. How incredibly stylish and devilishly clever is this compact recreation house near Utrecht in Holland by Roel van Norel and Zecc Architecten? It comes in at 40 m² or about 430 ft². Yes you can shake your head and say it's great for a holiday but you couldn't live there forever. Why not? I know I'd love to give it a try.

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A penthouse in Utrecht

I can't make up my mind what I like better. The black stairs and the encaustic tiles that link the two floors? The artwork, especially the photography? The sleek, black kitchen as counterbalance to the white, bright apartment? The light flooding in from the windows? The view? Perhaps all of it! Whatever it is, it's apparent that I love this penthouse in the Dutch city of Utrecht, home to interior designer Jeroen van Zwetselaar of ZW6.

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School Loft

Imagine having old gym equipment in you living room. Would you be tempted to swing on the rings or lounge on the sofa? You could if you lived in an old school. I think I'd be hanging out in the kitchen of this loft conversion by Amsterdam-based Bricks Studio.Love it all.


Loft and light

No it's not déjà vu. I'm not reposting. Look up. Perched atop the Stout & Co. Amsterdam building is an expansive black box. Standing on the street craning your neck you'll notice large walls of windows and what appears to be a tree growing on the rooftop garden. A passerby would be forgiven for stopping and pondering what exactly is up there. We know. By Puur Plus Ontwerpers.

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