Love and peace and handmade treasures

 Hippy Market Punta Arabí IBIZA // PHOTO: Rossana Photography

There might be a few things about Ibiza you didn’t know if you haven’t been there yet. Apart from its unique atmosphere, beautiful weather and breathtaking serpentines, the place has a lot more to offer. As a matter fact, if you visit the island in the off-season, you might be able to enjoy empty and peaceful bays and beaches wrapped up in the most magical light.

But we are not done yet. Ibiza also offers a great opportunity to experience history together with shopping.  Have you heard about its famous Hippy Market? Read more

“Local Goods Market” – an absolute must go in Amsterdam

“Local Goods Market” – an absolute must go in Amsterdam

The CROWDY HOUSE is an online platform and marketplace for designers.

Food, clothing, books… and a lot of surprising designs! That is what you will find at the Local Goods weekend market in Amsterdam. Every two weeks, the passage of de Hallen throbs with life thanks to the original work of the many local artists and brands who sell their multi-coloured creations to the visitors. From handmade decoration items to modern 3D-printing techniques in the fabrication process of jewellery, the pleasant walk through the venue is a constant delight.

The spirit behind this beautiful initiative, started by the platform Packhuis de Zwijger, is well-explained in the following paragraph taken from their brochure:

“In these times where there are so many flagship stores and the world is dominated by mass production, the Local Goods Store (founded following the success of the Local Good Market) gives a new voice to young entrepreneurs. The products are made by local, independent makers, who want to share their story with you.”

Some of the brands presenting their creations on the first weekend of March in this inviting atmosphere were:

  • Studio Hamerhaai. One of our favourites due to their amazing robot-shaped lamps and mini-wardrobes made out of wood that had previously protected paintings during a museum renovation.
  • Winter in Holland. Focusses on creating exceptional fabrics, both handmade and -dyed.
  • Benjamin Spoth. We loved his incredible upcycled lamps made from leftover wood.
  • Atelier Am. Founded by Amber Rep, a young local artisan who produces porcelain products.

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