Nixon x artist Dan Funderburgh // The New Ornate Collection

By on Nov 13, 2014

Working hand-in-hand with Brooklyn-based illustrator, artist and wallpaper designer Dan Funderburgh, watch & premium accessories manufacturer Nixon introduces the the Ornate capsule collection. Best known for his intricate and decorative artwork, it turned out Dan was a fan of Nixon and the brand was fan of his. When the opportunity presented itself to collaborate on a watches, softgoods and accessories project, both Nixon and Dan were eager to join forces and combine his art with theirs. Dan’s intricate creations are celebrated throughout the art community. His work has been featured at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, at Pulse Miami, and is a part of the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt and Brooklyn Museum. Modern and historic. Clean and ornate. Dan’s ability to blend his inspirations into original design is masterful. But bringing his art to life on the...

Barbour x adidas Originals// Country & Sports

By on Nov 12, 2014

Last week we witnessed the launch of the limited edition clothing and footwear collection by Barbour and adidas Originals. The collection offers a wide choice of design, look and feel combining sportswear with functionality. Taking three themes, each story features jackets and trainers or boots designed to be worn together or stand alone. The stories reflect the heritage of both brands from Barbour’s country and military influences to sportswear, the heartland of adidas Originals. Country Barbour has always been synonymous with the British countryside. Celebrating this heritage, Barbour gives the iconic Beaufort wax jacket a contemporary makeover. The Adiwick jacket in a robust 8oz beeswax, retains the classic Barbour Beaufort features of large bellows pockets, studded detachable hood and rear zipped pocket. What makes this jacket unique is the extra detailing of added leather trims to...

The Affordable Artfair // Nudes for Pink Ribbon

By on Nov 1, 2014

This weekend, art is made affordable again! Until Sunday November 2, the Affordable Art Fair is taking place at the Kromhouthal in Amsterdam North; a fair where art lovers, experienced collectors as well as young art buyers can find work of emerging talents against great prices. Special collections from different galleries cost between €100,- and €6.000,-. The open character of the fair makes it easy and fun to experience what the present-day art world has to offer. On Sunday, the artist Selwyn Senatori will present his sketches of nudes that he has been making during the weekend. In a separate area, he has been drawing various females on behalf of the Pink Ribbon Foundation.“Posing naked has nothing to do with sexuality. It’s about accepting and being conscious of your own body” says the artist. With his work he asks awareness for breastcancer studies. All sketches will be exhibited...

#Daar Ergens // CD Release by Akwasi

By on Oct 17, 2014

Last week, Amsterdam rapper and theater writer Akwasi (Owusu Ansah) released his long expected album ‘Daar Ergens’ at the Mini Brand Store in Amsterdam. Together with vocalist Rob Dekay and band, Akwasi performed the complete album for the first time at a black-tie event. The rapper first made name for himself in the Dutch hip-hop scene with hip-hop formation ‘Zwart Licht’, which consists of rapper Leeroy, the producer Hayzee and himself. During his tours, he also found time to graduate from theater school and write different plays. One of them is called ‘Daar Ergens’. The album (translated ‘There Somewhere’) is a combination of hip-hop and pop, consisting of adaptations of the works of the now 10-year deceased singer and composter Bram Vermeulen, who is a great inspiration to Akwasi. The cd is brought out under the label Neerlands Dope, a new label set up by the rapper himself. The...

The Merdeka! Pack by Green Paper Boys

By on Sep 28, 2014

Our good friends at Green Paper Boys recently launched their ‘Merdeka! Pack‘ – a long sleeve jersey in black and white editions, and a black flag. The word merdeka, Indonesian for ‘independent’ and ‘free’, is based on the belief that ‘merdeka’ is an important foundation in anyone’s life. The materials are made out of polyester, spandex and nylon which is a nice blend that provides a light and breathable feel; to keep you comfortable while hustling hard. Have a look at their video below. For more information on sales, visit their...

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