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Jili

Jili

Back in the summer of 2012, my friend Ploy introduced me to the concept of Bubble tea. We were in a mall in Bangkok and I didn’t quite understand the idea. It’s tea? With a flavor? And sweet bubbles? Ploy told me it was all the rage in Asia, and even in […]

 

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Magazyn

Magazyn

Magazyn used to be a small store hidden away in a shopping passage in the centre of Antwerp, selling a small but finely curated selection of high end interior decoration items. In 2012, Düsseldorf-born owner Thomas Haarmann moved the store to it’s current location in the Steenhouwersvest, right next to […]

 

Architecture

Garde-robe Nationale

Garde-robe Nationale

 This is a very special shop to us, because it was Dieter’s first big project in his own name. Garderobe National is an amazing boutique in the Nationalestraat in Antwerp, carrying a lot of Belgian brands. The shop consists of two radically different parts. The entrance of the store is […]

 

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BLT

BLT

Right around the time we moved into our new home, BLT opened up across from our place. We had a feeling we might like this new hotspot, with its perfectly styled interior, swanky logo and tasty looking menu and as it turns out, we were absolutely right! Not only is […]

by × July 29, 2014 × 1 comment

Drink, General awesomeness

5 Summerbars in Antwerp you can’t miss

5 Summerbars in Antwerp you can’t miss

Antwerp loves summerbars. Temporary ‘pop-up’ bars setting up camp on a special location during the summer months, offering a relaxed atmosphere, drinks, music, sometimes food and much more. Since the introduction in Antwerp of the first summerbars nearly a decade ago (including the ‘Strantwerpen’ beach bar on the border of […]

by × June 9, 2014 × 4 comments

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Magazyn

Magazyn

Magazyn used to be a small store hidden away in a shopping passage in the centre of Antwerp, selling a small but finely curated selection of high end interior decoration items. In 2012, Düsseldorf-born owner Thomas Haarmann moved the store to it’s current location in the Steenhouwersvest, right next to […]

by × April 22, 2014 × 0 comments

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Helder

Helder

Helder is a combination of a shop and a design studio, founded in 2010 by Brecht Baert and Diana Keller, who have a background in interior design and fashion design (the two met while working at Ann De Meulemeester). They have an eye for beautiful objects, and sell not only […]

by × March 13, 2014 × 0 comments

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Modern Shapes

Modern Shapes

Modern Shapes is a small but intriguing shop in the Kloosterstraat, founded by Michael Franken and specializing in incredibly beautiful ceramic objects (pottery, vases, art pieces, …) by European artists, both vintage and contemporary. One of the designers Michael focuses on, is the Italian born but Belgium based artist Antonio Lampecco, a passionate and humble […]

by × March 12, 2014 × 0 comments

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Coccodrillo Men

Coccodrillo Men

Coccodrillo is an institution in the shoe-world, founded in 1984 and since called ‘best shoe shop in the world’ by none other then the New York Times. Who are we to disagree… More recently, founders Geert Bruloot & Eddy Michiels gave in to the requests of their male shoppers to […]

by × March 11, 2014 × 0 comments

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Viar

Viar

Easily one of our favorite stops in the Kloosterstraat -a street in the center of Antwerp housing many antiques and design stores- is VIAR. The store, run by shop owner Verlaine, is a classic in the Kloosterstraat, having been there since 15 years. The huge and beautiful, loft-like space is filled […]

by × March 11, 2014 × 2 comments

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The Recollection

The Recollection

In the beginning of September 2013, The Recollection came to town. An amazing new concept store in my favorite street in Antwerp: De Kloosterstraat. The Recollection houses clothing and accessories, interior objects, art, books, beauty products and even flowers. It’s a unique space where you can spend your time browsing the impressive items The […]

by × February 26, 2014 × 3 comments

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Jili

Jili

Back in the summer of 2012, my friend Ploy introduced me to the concept of Bubble tea. We were in a mall in Bangkok and I didn’t quite understand the idea. It’s tea? With a flavor? And sweet bubbles? Ploy told me it was all the rage in Asia, and even in […]

by × June 15, 2013 × 0 comments

Architecture, Shop

Garde-robe Nationale

Garde-robe Nationale

 This is a very special shop to us, because it was Dieter’s first big project in his own name. Garderobe National is an amazing boutique in the Nationalestraat in Antwerp, carrying a lot of Belgian brands. The shop consists of two radically different parts. The entrance of the store is […]

by × June 15, 2013 × 0 comments