travel

Mirthe’s Barcelona

Artist and designer Mirthe Blusse and I go way back. Last year, we worked together on a series of travel journals for the German newspaper Die Zeit. She drew beautiful black and white pictures of several iconic buildings in Europe. She then moved from Amsterdam to Barcelona, where she works as an artist in residence. Read more…

Texas Energy Bars

Travelling can be extremely difficult. When travelling I always search for the out-of-the-ordinary, that special feeling of belonging, of being awestruck by a view, a place, a dish. In reality, though, I often end up accepting that less than perfect is all I can get. A cool restaurant serving mediocre food. Or the other way […] Read more…

Berlin: Neue Heimat

In Berlin, Sundays traditionally are for flea markets. Here you’ll find beautiful vintage clothes, tableware and cutlery, hand made items from artists all over town and the world. The most beloved markets are Mauer Park and Arkonaplatz in the Prenzlauer Berg / Mitte area, Boxhagener Platz in Friedrichshain and the markets on RAW Gelände in […] Read more…

Farewell Lunch in DC with Wessel de Jong

Over the past 3 years he has spent much time at our kitchen table: Wessel de Jong, correspondent for the Dutch broadcasting company NOS in DC, but most of all a good friend. He recently moved back to the Netherlands, but before he did he took me to his favorite places to eat and drink, […] Read more…

Berlin: Neni

O happy days: former West-Berlin has a new hot spot, and it’s called Bikini Berlin, a concept mall with many nice-looking international pop-up shops in a great building. Go there, we’d say. Read more…

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