Tag: Amsterdam

Hotel The Exchange, Amsterdam

Hotel The Exchange, Amsterdam

Hip hotel in Amsterdam where each room is unique and dressed like a model by designers from the Amsterdam Fashion Institute. 61 rooms ranging from 1 to 5 stars

Interior with soul in Amsterdam

Interior with soul in Amsterdam

  Vtwonen is always full of inspiring houses and this one, labelled “house with soul” has a very peaceful feel to it.

Sukha Amsterdam 

Sukha Amsterdam 

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Super excited to be sharing my favourite shop in Amsterdam, Sukha Amsterdam. But don’t panic if you don’t live in Amsterdam everything can be ordered online and delivered fairly swiftly, I’ve done it many times! However if you are in Amsterdam then make sure you pay them a visit, it is the most wonderful place EVER! So firstly what does Sukha mean? It means ‘joy of life’ in Sanskrit. And that is exactly what they are about…Beautiful, simple, ethical and sustainable design, handmade products and natural materials. Everything beautifully made and I think I could happily move in to the shop or buy the lot! How could you not want to? But before I get carried away showing you some of their goodies, here is what Founder & Owner Irene Mertens says about Sukha…

We find it important that the Atelier Sukha range is ethically and sustainably made, so we are involved in the production process from start to finish. Not only do we source the materials ourselves, we also work closely with the local communities that produce our designs: our soft woollen scarves are knitted by Nepalese women whilst the men make sturdy wooden daybeds, and our gorgeous cotton and linen tops are handmade by women in India. By providing them with a regular and fair income, we aim to create a better life for themselves and their families.

There is also a Sukha foundation which provides underprivileged children in Nepal the chance of a happy and independent future by providing training and housing, you can read more about that here.

No more waiting let’s take a look (all these items have either already made their way into my house ior they are on my wishlist!) this is just a small selection of what you can find online, go shop away!

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Wooden beads
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Day Bed

 

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Chulto Cushion

 

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Hammock Chulto

 

 

 

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Blanket Lazy
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Lazy Sofa 
Pouf Cleo
Pouf Cleo

 

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Chulto Carpet
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Spoonbag Koen
Sukha Pottery
Sukha Pottery
Simply white in Copenhagen

Simply white in Copenhagen

   What do you think of this beautiful Copenhagen apartment? It belongs to Irene Mertens, owner of the fabulous Sukha shop in Amsterdam. I seem to be drawn to these white, peaceful, rustic spaces just lately most probably because my house is such chaos with […]

Enter The Loft | Part 2

Enter The Loft | Part 2

As promised some beautiful images from the Amsterdam pop-up store, Enter The Loft, where everything you see is for sale!This edition was done in The Vaudeville Theatre and was their winter 2014, or second, edition.Just pure delight…enjoy…You can view Enter the Loft number 1 here.

Enter The Loft | Part 1

Enter The Loft | Part 1

Super excited to see that The Loft is opening its doors again today for 2 weeks only so if you are lucky enough to be living in Amsterdam or close  by then I would definitely recommend a visit.Let me explain…The Loft is a periodically recurring conceptual pop-up store where everything you see is for sale! What could be better than that! It looks like a fully furnished apartment but everything there is up for grabs.First featured in July 2014, the space was designed entirely by The Playing Circle. Over the next few days I will sharing pictures of The loft #2 as well as the one open at the moment.But for now this is how it all started…enjoy!