EAT | DRINK | SHOP | THINK at Hotel Droog A’dam

This spring we got the chance to enjoy a lovely weekend at Hotel Droog, Amsterdam.
A little designheaven in the midst of Amsterdam with a stunning view over the rooftops of Amsterdam, fully equiped with a little kitchen, bedroom, livingspace, all totally filled with beautiful Dutch design. The hotel is part of a multi-space location that opened its’ doors in 2012 and has become the destination for a drink and a bite in the beautiful cafe, to do some exclusive shopping in the store filled with wonderful brands, or to be inspired by exhibitions in the courtyard and finish the day with a stroll through the fairytale garden. A perfect place for a dreamy weekend in Amsterdam!

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Hotel Droog is located at Staalstraat 7b, Amsterdam. Daily open 9am – 7pm

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EAT | DRINK | SHOP | THINK at Hotel Droog A’dam

‘MY FAVORITE FLOWER’

FOR THE NEW ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN OF BLOEMENBUREAU HOLLAND

Last week we were asked to collaborate and shoot an image for a new advertising campaign for Bloemenbureau Holland, called #lievelingsbloem or ‘My favorite flower’. Since nature and flowers are one of our biggest inspirations that was an absolute dreamjob to style and shoot. Lucky us, we just got a lovely gift that week after a shoot in Amsterdam, so these colchicum bulbs, one of Autumn delights’ for sure, were perfect for this occasion. Not only because of their promising beauty, but also as a reminder that sometimes on the least expected moments in life you’re fortunate enough to meet people that give you wings…

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All images by Hilde van Gerwen SPONS VORMGEVERS
First image created for #watbloemendoen advertising campaign Bloemenbureau Holland

Images are all copyprotected, please don’t use without permission

‘MY FAVORITE FLOWER’

AN EVENING FILLED WITH WONDER…

Last evening we got the change by special invitation of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam to pre-view and photograph two new exhibitions of Frans Post & Hercules Zegers, opening its doors in a few days from 7 October to 8 January 2017.  It turned out to be a magical evening, not only because of both artists’ incredible work but the way it’s curated and diplayed in this exhibition really makes you step into a magical world of wonder.

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FRANS POST – Animals in Brazil

The 17th-century artist from Haarlem—who worked in Brazil between 1637 and 1644 in the entourage of Johan Maurits of Nassau-Siegen, governor of the Dutch colony there—is famous for the paintings of Brazilian landscapes that he produced after his return to the Netherlands. That the native flora and fauna depicted in these paintings must have been based on original drawings made in Brazil was always suspected. Until now, however, not a single animal or plant study from his hand was known. Alexander de Bruin, curator of the image collection of the Noord-Hollands Archief, stumbled, to his utter amazement, upon the unrecognized studies. These drawings, together with a selection of related paintings and corresponding stuffed specimens of the South American animals, lent by the Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, are to be seen in a wonderful mix that makes this exhibition a must-visit this autumn.

Exhibition: – Frans Post, Animals in Brazil –  runs from 7 October 2016 to 8 January 2017 Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

All images by Hilde van Gerwen – SPONS vormgevers

AN EVENING FILLED WITH WONDER…

Summer eve wanderings…

Looking back on June, one of my favorite months of the year, as a beautiful month filled with new adventures and wanderings. Not only in my garden, with the arrival of the beautiful roses with their divine scent and enchanting names as ‘Nina Renaissance’ and ‘Ghislaine de Feligonde’, but also with a wonderful evening wandering through an empty concerthall in Amsterdam. We got the opportunity with 20 other Instagrammers to visit this grand historical building which houses 128 years of classical music history. We got to see the backstage rooms where the conductor has his final moments before entering the personal elevator leading him to the big stage of the main hall and all the musicians of the orchestra rehears with their violin, cello and piano before playing their part of the symphony…

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Summerdress by Little Creative Factory, Barcelona
Hairbow by Free Babes, Denver USA

All images by Hilde van Gerwen SPONS VORMGEVERS

Summer eve wanderings…