Posts tagged Décor

Benelux Beckons: Kitsch Kitchen

This kitschy home décor hideaway is akin to stumbling upon a foreign supermarket during an acid trip… sans food. What you will salivate over is the candy-colored collection selection of swirl-y and sparkly knick-knacks for adults and kids. Picture a mind-numbing selection of miniature metallic windmills, plastic Popsicle holders, fruit-patterned luggage, paper Lanterns, patio sets, umbrellas, wacky wrapping paper, toy animals, kaleidoscope key chains, beach balls and floral-painted wrenches. Peruse the top floor for an equally amusing assortment of custom-designed furniture and hand-painted ceramics.

Photography  Photography © Michael Thieberg

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Benelux Beckons: Sprmkt

  • Sprmkt
  • avant-garde clothing, accessories and furniture
  • SPRMRKT collection, Martin Margiela, Chie Mihara (shoes), Acne (jeans), Marc Jacobs, Christian Dior and more
  • sprmrkt.nl
  • Rozengracht 191-193, Amsterdam
  • (31)-0-20-330-5601
  • info@sprmrkt.nl
  • .50 – $14,000 Euros
  • Click here for a store map!

DISTRICT: THE JORDAAN

This artsy area is brimming with avant-garde shops, street-side cafés, groovy galleries and low-key bars, all nestled on narrow, coble-stoned streets named after local flowers.


Sprmkt

This massive industrial space showcases a dizzying array of artifacts you’d expect to find on a film set. Formerly a supermarket, this super cool store is stocked with retro furniture, ‘60’s style spider lamps, antique mannequins, oval-shaped standing mirrors, couches and shag rugs. Since setting up shop in 2003, owner Nelleke Strykers has also branched out into clothing (Acne jeans are a best-seller), shoes (Chie Mihara is a fave), leather bags, art books, CD’s, vintage fabrics (for pillows, curtains and clothes), sunglasses and old stock designer jewelry. Due to popular demand, “Super Plus” – a new store within the store was set up, which carries pricier labels like the coveted Martin Margiela. The ongoing art and photography exhibitions are also a must. 

Photography  Photography © Michael Thieberg

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Benelux Beckons: The People Of The Labyrinths

After two decades of business, this avant-garde outpost is still going strong. Initially conceived as a graduate school art project by co-owners, Hans Démoed and Geert de Rooij, this “Kingdom of Cool” continues to outshine the competition. A one-stop-shop for eclectic clothing, home décor and cosmetics, it’s the hippie-chic, electric-hued frocks you’ll flip for (think one-of-a-kind hand-printed and hand-died prints inspired by Baroque and Bauhaus). Can’t find what you came for? Splurge on a custom-made creation from shabby chic furniture, curtains, bedding, lamps, leather jackets to wine glasses. The friendly staff even spruces up clients’ home and office spaces.

Photography  Photography © Michael Thieberg

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Benelux Beckons: The Frozen Fountain

This dynamic décor shop stocks a mind-blowing assortment of international furniture, lighting, off-the-wall accessories, clothing and art (a past exhibition showcased silhouettes from the famous Dutch design duo, Viktor & Rolf). Housed in a spectacular gallery-cum-loft space, you’ll coo over the range of contemporary couches, retro rugs, cutting-edge ceramics, Samsonite luggage and computer bags, rain boots, jewelry (Gem Kingdom rocks!) and kitschy gifts (Elvis cards anyone?).

Photography  Photography © Michael Thieberg

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