La Dolce Vita

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Music Monday (or Tuesday) | Aloe Blacc – The Man

Hopefully you’ll feel like Aloe Blacc when you get back to work after a short Easter Holiday. A perfect power song to get you going. As written on his website: “With “Wake Me Up” having sold more than 2.8 million copies in the U.S., Blacc notes that one of his main ambitions is to use his surging popularity to affect social change while continuing to infuse his music with a mindful positivity.” NJOY!

Aloe Blacc | Facebook

Our week in Instagrams

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It was a busy week filled with traveling and working on new projects. Exciting! Not so many Instagram posts because of our busyness,  but we’re still here! #nevertnotbusy #drtylndryontour #sorrynotsorry <3

At the beach preparing for Seoul! | Archie Grand notebook | It’s so lovely when it’s sunny #Amsterdam | After #surf green juice | Late lunch at Seminyak

Algemeen Cool Nederlands | New Event

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Street language is something we are used to in the city of Amsterdam. It’s part of our culture and still changes everyday. With music, spoken word, stories and poems the Tropenmuseum celebrates the innovation of the Dutch language. During the Algemeen Cool Nederlands (the Dutch saying for Oxford English) Event rebels, innovators and real language lovers are coming together on stage. A cool collaboration from The Achievers Night and SPOKEN, two concepts which strive to connect hip hop, music and literature.

 

The night kicks off with Achievers Night, an initiative from record label Top Notch and Publisher Lebowski. Writers and musicians will perform on stage, including f.e. Akwasi (we wrote about him earlier). The second part of the event will be related to SPOKEN – an initiative from rappers Blaxtar and Manu. During 15 minutes rappers will try to entertain the audience. Without lights, music or help from a DJ, just with words.

 

This event is founded by the exposition Zwart & Wit. (Black & White).  Personal stories, photos, movies and an art show how ‘black and white’ used to live together since 1863 in Holland. This exposition will be held until July 1st at the Tropenmuseum.

Algemeen Cool Nederlands | Saturday, April 19th | 19.00 – 22.30 |   Grote Zaal KIT, (Mauritskade 63) |  €9,-.

 

22tracks list | Het Tropenmuseum

Kiss and tell

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I got to learn about KISS AND TELL after I bought a nice new shirt which appeared to be from this brand. I noticed that there was a label in the shirt telling me who made it (Mohammed from North-Indea, on the pic above) and how long it took him to finish (2 days). I did know the shirt was made from handwoven silk, but I didn’t know this brand had a really cool story and way of working. KISS AND TELL takes care of the people it works with, and the planet. All the clothes are made from a natural wild silk and together with local NGOs they keep traditional silk farming alive and create fair jobs for local weavers in North-East India.

I love it when brands succeed in creating fairtrade products that look good as well. I must say that I never really search for fair fashion, but it does add so much value to your item when it has such a good story and background. A brand to keep an eye on. And to make it even better: you can meet your weaver on the website of the brand and send him a thank you note – so nice!

Music Monday | Coachella 2014

Happy Music Monday! This complete Pharrell Williams Coachella 2014 set is perfect to watch on a Monday Morning. From behind our desk we get a little bit of the vibe of that cool California festival. It’s high on our travel wish list to be part of Coachella one day.  NJOY!

Pharrell’s Full Coachella Setlist:

‘Lose Yourself to Dance’
‘Come Get It Bae’
‘Frontin”
‘Hunter’
‘Hot in Herre’ (with Nelly)
‘I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)’
‘Pass the Courvoisier, Part II’ (with Busta Rhymes)
‘Lapdance’ (with Tyler, the Creator)
‘She Wants to Move’ (N*E*R*D song)
‘Brand New’
‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ (with Snoop Dogg)
‘Beautiful’ (with Snoop Dogg)
‘Aerosol Can’ (with Diplo)
‘Hollaback Girl’ (with Gwen Stefani)
‘Blurred Lines’
‘Marilyn Monroe’
‘Get Lucky’
‘Happy’

(credits Billboard.com)

The i-D Magazine A-Z of Dance

Dance Dance Dance. One of our passions. My biggest passion. This is a must see short movie which shows all the awesome moves. From A – Z! For this special i-D / Diesel collaboration the best dancers in the world are shot by Jacob Sutton. The film, shot in Los Angeles, stars some dancers you might recognise including the pole dancer – Nicole the Pole -  from Rihanna’s ‘Pour It Up’ video and the Soul Step team fresh from the Rick Owens FW14 catwalk show. They all dance in the new Jogg Jeans by Diesel denim, with a 360 degree stretch. NJOY!

i-D Magazine | Diesel

Eating in Amsterdam

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Our previous post about eating in London was received so wel, that we decided to make a small list about our own town as well. These are some of our favorite restaurants in Amsterdam:

  • BAUT | Very nice (industrial) restaurant, the food is great, perfect portion size, and really really nice staff. Reserve ahead because it’s always full!
  • Woo Bros | If you are looking for the most delicious sushi (or other Asian food) in town, accompanied by a perfect cocktail: go here.
  • Toscanini | There is only one thing to say about this place: it’s the best Italian restaurant in town.
  • Bistrot Neuf | Cozy and cool, my favorite spot to celebrate a birthday.
  • Lion Noir | If you have a little more to spend, this place is perfect for a special night out.
  • Hotel de Goudfazant | Goudfazant is one of my favourites since years. Special location (North) and a very good atmosphere, a good place to have dinner with the whole family.