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ELLE festival @ Hotel The Exchange

June 25, 2014 | posted in Amsterdam, Events, Fashion | by | Leave a comment

On the 27th, 28th and 29th of June ELLE festival will take over downtown Amsterdam. Discover the most exciting new trends in fashion, food and interiors. Whet your appetite for a day of ELLE festival at Café Stock, the daytime café of Hotel The Exchange. Get spoiled and adrenalized with our coffees and croissants, or[...]


Lloyd Hotel presenteert Rakugo Show

June 13, 2014 | posted in Events, Performance, Theatre | by | Leave a comment

Lloyd Hotel Amsterdam presenteert op 19 juni bijzondere Japanse stand-up comedy met Rakugo Master Tōgetsuan Hakushu. Anders dan de Westerse standup comedians, knielt de Japanse Rakugo artiest op een kussen gedurende zijn show. De enige accessoires die worden gebruikt zijn een waaier een een zakdoek genaamd tenugui. De show wordt Engels ondertiteld. Master Hakushu is[...]


Ryan McGinley ‘Vertical Color of Sound’

May 23, 2014 | posted in Nudity, Photography | by | Leave a comment

The wilderness of America, it’s unruly flower meadows, great lakes and black caves are bathed in a wash of surreal color in the euphoric images of New York photographer Ryan McGinley’s latest exhibition, Vertical Color of Sound, with naked models swirling in the midst of a Bacchanalian frenzy. A lovely new series of nudes, made on[...]



May 16, 2014 | posted in Art, Events, Fashion | by | Leave a comment

“Let me paint your favourite song…”. Roxanne Dekker (1982) is an illustrator from Amsterdam who works with a youthfull speed. What’s in her head, she has to get on paper and that can be in many different ways. Roxanne likes to show you her colorful, new shaped little worlds. She wants to tell you stories[...]


Steinbessers Experimental Gastronomy at the Lloyd Hotel: Spring edition

May 7, 2014 | posted in Amsterdam, Events | by | Leave a comment

Under the culinary guidance of chef Femke van den Heuvel, in collaboration with Marjolein Triesscheijn, Steinbeisser together with the Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy invites you to a creative-culinary event, where a 5 course menu will be served, made of plant-based ingredients from biodynamic farming sourced in different regions of the Netherlands. Located in the charming scenery of[...]


Ilja Keizer for Dutch newspaper NRC

April 3, 2014 | posted in Photography | by | Leave a comment

A small selection of photos that I shot for the weekend special of Dutch quality newspaper NRC. From top to bottom: Ann Demeester, Maartje Wortel, Monic Hendrickx, Yvette van Boven and Middas Dekkers. Find more here. _ _ _ _ _ _


Hassan Hajjaj ‘Kesh Angels’

February 10, 2014 | posted in Photography | by | Leave a comment

Great series by Maroccan photographer Hassan Hajjaj, who shot the ‘biker girl gangs’ of Marrakech. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


Da sind die Zwei:

January 30, 2014 | posted in Art, Photography | by | Leave a comment

Oh My, do I love this gem of a photo project I bumped into, by this photographers duo who call themselves ‘die Zwei‘. The photos feature two beautiful creatures who aim to live in a world not wholly dominated by the everyday digital, social medialized nothingness, but who seek for beauty and romanticism instead. ‘Die[...]

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Trussardi SS 2014 by William Wegman

January 14, 2014 | posted in Art, Fashion, Photography | by | Leave a comment

Great SS 2014 campaign shot by world famous artist / photographer William Wegman for Trussardi. Campaign features Trussardi’s mascot, the Greyhound. ‘I dedicate this project to the Greyhounds of Trussardi,’ Mr Wegman said in a statement. ‘Mysteriously calm, wonderfully photogenic, and, most of all, incredibly elegant.’ _ _ _ _ _

Older Posts

Édouard Levé’s ‘Pornographie’

Wonderful series by French writer, artist, photographer Édouard Levé (who unfortunately committed suicide in 2007), created in 2002 showing a range of typical porn scenes, only with the actors fully dressed. For more works go here. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


Alexis Dahan ‘Blue Puddles in New York’

Nice. Sidewalk and gutter irregularities create small puddles after each rainy day. I dropped some blue pigments to create a temporary blue artwork in the city scape. By Alexis Dahan _ _ _ _


Chet Faker by Ilja Keizer

Singer Chet Faker was shot by Ilja Keizer for CODE Magazine Germany. Find more here and here. _ _


Nella by Ilja Keizer

Some new personal works that Dutch photographer Ilja Keizer shot with the amazingly beautiful Nella. Find more here and here. _ _ _ _ _ _


Gone With The Wind

Lovely line of furniture by Georgian design studio XYZ Integrated Architecture. _ _ _ _ _ _ _


Ruben Bellinkx ‘The Musical Chair’

Love this weird film by Belgian artist and professor Ruben Bellinkx. _ _ _


Marlene Marino films a dancing Rose McGowan

Beautiful intimate footage of actress Rose McGowan shot by Marlene Marino, at Rose’s home in Los Angeles. ‘It’s an obviously personal piece as Rose McGowan reveals total abandon in her dance and body language.’ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


Killing it: Tim Hecker

Killing it: 1. Performing at the highest level. 2. Always looking fresh, somebody who is doing well. Killing it big time: Tim Hecker with his Virgins LP. A next step in his ever evolving killer oeuvre of eerie drone / ambient soundscapes. Released via Kranky / Paper. _ _ _

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