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Isysia & PUMA // An Artistic View On Fashion

By on Aug 28, 2014

AJANAKU invites upcoming artists to share their view on fashion. Not in words, but through their artistry. By incorporating a fashion product in their work, each item is approached as a piece of art. This time we asked the talented illustrator Isysia from Belgium to share her vision on the iconic shoe PUMA ‘States’. PUMA ‘States’, 1980 Back in the 80’s, the PUMA Suede became the IT shoe in the hip-hop scene on the streets of New York City. A timeless classic and an integral part of sneaker history, the style was embraced by many sub-cultures and called by many names: the ‘Suede’, the ‘Clyde’, and PUMA ‘Joints’ to name a few – but it was the UK scene that adopted this style and made it their own, aptly re-naming it the PUMA ‘States’, after its birthplace. Initially, the shoe was not sold in Britain and was hard to find: but the legendary status amongst the NYC...

MTV VMAs 2014 Playlist

By on Aug 27, 2014

Last Sunday saw the 2014 edition of the VMAs. Like every year, there are certainly talking points, like the amount of ‘Booty’ shaking going on, Taylor Swift trying to dance, Miley trying to good in this world, and this time not twerking, allof us wanting a Blue Ivy in our lives, and a few awards here and there. If for you it was about the music, then turn your speakers up and enjoy the MTV VMAs 2014 Spotify Playlist below!

Bacchus Winefestival Amsterdam // Monday Giveaway

By on Aug 25, 2014

Perhaps the best weekend to head to the woods for a walk, experience nature, have good food and do some wine tasting, will be with the Bacchus Wine Festival, when the Amsterdamse Bos will be turned into a musical haven with rich fine wines. Thanks to the collaboration with ten well-known wine traders from Amsterdam and its surroundings, more than 250 wines from all over the world can be tasted at this beautiful location on September 6, 7 and 8. Participating wine traders are: B.J. de Logie, Bolomey Wijnimport, Chabrol Wines, De Wijnschuur, Henri Bloem, Okhuysen, Sprezzatura, Vindict Wine, Vleck wijnen and Wijnkoperij de Hermitage. Various mobile kitchens will provide sensational food platters, that will go hand in hand with the different wines on offer. Together with good beverages must come a genuine festival spirit, so the organizers say. Therefore, live on stage will be an eclectic...

10 Creative Gin & Tonic Cocktails

By on Aug 20, 2014

The Classic Gin & Tonic, how much we love it! But it’s always great to see bartenders add fresh ingredients and create a twist on the classic. Below are 10 creative ideas to ‘pimp’ up your classic G&T at home! Enjoy!     1. Cucumber and Rose Gin and Tonic Ingredients ‌1 litre filtered water handful of scented rose petals, washed 360 ml Gin 1 Lebanese cucumber, unpeeled, thinly sliced lengthways into ribbons tonic water Method Pour filtered water into a shallow tray, scatter with rose petals and freeze solid (3-4 hours). Break into rough shapes with a meat mallet and freeze until required. Fill 12 bountiful lowball glasses generously with rose ice. Pour 30ml (or more) of Gin into each, add a curled ribbon of cucumber, then pour over a splash of tonic (or not – this drink is perfectly delicious neat) and serve immediately, scattered with extra rose...

THE WYTHE HOTEL, BROOKLYN – NEW YORK

By on Aug 18, 2014

Wythe Hotel started with the discovery of a factory on the Williamsburg waterfront. The building was constructed in 1901 and has been converted into a 70-room hotel, a rooftop bar, and a stand-out restaurant. This is a perfect hotel away from the touristic streets of Manhattan, and in the new centre of New York,...

Alchemy Blues by Scotch & Soda

By on Aug 15, 2014

Earth, Fire, Wind, Water,Heart, by your powers combined… oh wait this is not about Captain Planet. Although he’s blue the following  is about Scotch & Soda’s latest denim project:   Last night Amsterdam based fashion brand Scotch & Soda celebrated the launch of the Alchemy Blues Project for Amsterdams Blauw, at the ‘Made My Day’ gallery in Berlin. The project  tells the story of four graphic designers whose lives revolve around their passion for denim and love for the city of Amsterdam. Inspired by Alchemy, the designers customized five Japanese selvedge trucker jackets. Free to let go of the usual way of working but keeping in mind the four basic elements of alchemy- air, earth, wind and fire, the jackets were re-imagined into four individual style pieces. The fifth piece was created by the designers all together and went into production. Just like...

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