July 17, 2014

MEET MISS RUBY TUESDAY



Meet Ruby Tuesday & Miss Ruby Tuesday

Spreading its love since 2011, Ruby Tuesday is a fresh concept label based in the Netherlands. While it still has a young presence on the fashion scene, Ruby Tuesday brings forth an authentic, yet accessible look, which can be best transcribed as effortlessly chic and transparently timeless.
After the big succes of the women's collection with it's iconic basics Ruby Tuesday decided to launch a small collection of fine pieces for the little ones.

The people behind the brand are amazingly cool, kind and slow moment lovers, they know the drill since they got a full house of girls themselves!

Ruby Tuesday will be in our store from Oct '12, Miss Ruby Tuesday from Jan '15!


July 15, 2014

GORGEOUS GREY

Gorgeous Grey

Grey is the most versatile and complex of colours, you can create any mood with the right shade of grey, from the palest silver to the darkest midnight.
We love the softest grey from cool to warm to give a light sophisticated feeling to a room or exterior. Or dark and moody, envelope yourself and create drama.
Our grey's are different, they are created with natural pigments which reflect light in a different way making beautiful natural warm greys.


We love the softest grey from cool to warm to give a light sophisticated feeling. Or dark and moody...envelope yourself and create drama.

YES we're going to meet the creatives behind our natural paint brand this weekend, proud and big smiles. Welcome BAUWERK COLOUR to our cool brands gang, our slow store, welcome in NL!

July 12, 2014

SLOW ART MUZE


This year we will open our slow store Brands Unxpctd. Part of our philosophy is slow Art. To keep ourselves calm and pay attention to our sixth sense we have to slow down sometimes... 

Work of Leoniek Bontje
Et Dieu… crea la femme (film uit 1956 van Roger Vadim met Brigitte Bardot)
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect. (Chief Seattle)
In most works of Leoniek Bontje (Purmerend, 24-12-1969), you see women. Women who look tempting and self assured, like Brigitte Bardot in Et Dieu… Crea la Femme. These women look strong, beautiful and lovely. They are made of threads, so they are also vulnarable and changable.
The threads are like the lines of a drawing. But they are also symbol of ‘the web of life’. They represent the way of life, the relationships and connection between people. “For me, the threads represent the desire to be together, the connection between people. The threads can capture you, but they can also guide you like they guided Ariadne out of the Labyrinth, says Leoniek Bontje. “The threads tight you down and by cutting they give loose ends, so they also represent life lines for me”.
Leoniek Bontje studied Fine Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and graduated in 2008. She showed her work in different places and galeries. 








We are thrilled to welcome Leoniek Bontje in our slow store and represent her work beautiful Art works

June 15, 2014

EXPECT THE UNXPCTD









Offline stores in an online world...
We believe in stimulating the senses and in slow Sunday's...Expect the unxpctd at Brands Unxpctd

He + She + Mini + Interior + Fashion + Fabrics + Food + Flowers + Art + UNXPCTD  

Slow opening October 12...hope to meet your stories, for Today I wish you all a happy slow Sunday


May 15, 2014

CONCEPT SPOTLIGHT



Supporting design has always been the focus of Est. 

Making space to express individual styles and wonderful curatorship of style, Est magazine has become an adult magazine with high end design and extra ordinary features.

The brave world of the best Local Hostel in Haarlem NL is one of our latest spotlight productions and definately our cup of tea. We are proud to collaborate with Est Magazine for almost 3 years now to give spotlight to trends, shops, brands, creative talents and strong concepts.

Looking forward to the next spotlight project but first we are going to enjoy this latest issue of Est magazine!

Photography: Marjon Hoogervorst
Styling and production: AnoukB
Hostel concept: Hello im local
Latest issue Est: Est Magazine

May 13, 2014

REAL BRANDS



Real brands care about their products like parents about their children...new collaborations thanks to our project for Fashion brand Anecdote!

Photography: Marjon Hoogervorst  
Styling: AnoukB
Brand: Anecdote

May 09, 2014

BELLO LIMONCELLO





Almost weekend at Hello im local hostel in Haarlem...soon more pics of this lovely place will be featured in design magazine Est!

Wish you all a bello limoncello wknd!

Photography: Marjon Hoogervorst
Styling: AnoukB