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Amsterdam with Christina

Luckily I was able to see Christina one more time before she headed back to the States. It doesn’t matter where we are – America, the Netherlands, Belgium – nothing beats a girls’ day. 171 more words

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Wim Crouwel

At the age of 87 Wim Crouwel must be the doyen of Graphic Design. Born in Groningen in the Netherlands in 1928, he graduated from The Groningen Academy of Art. 191 more words

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Sawn in Three


Appearing to lie discarded on the top floor of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam is a large sculpture of a saw. Made by the Pop artist Claes Oldenburg in 1971, the work is divided into three pieces. 344 more words

Picasso et ses belles Hollandaises

Visiting Amsterdam or the Netherlands before the 28th of August 2016? If you’ve got time: grab a train to the small historic town of Alkmaar… 707 more words


Living in the Amsterdam School


The sheer variety of work on display in ‘Living in the Amsterdam School’ at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam is quite stupendous. From around 1910 to 1930, Dutch artists working as part of the Amsterdam School produced enough material to fill a dozen rooms on architecture, furniture, glass, prints and much more. 656 more words

Museumplein (Museum Quarter), Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam’s Museumplein (Museum Quarter) is the heart of the city’s cultural center, comparable to London’s South Kensington and New York’s Muesum Mile.  “Some 130 years ago, a stinky wax candle factory and marshy meadows made way for what’s become the city’s most affluent area.  789 more words


Tulips and Textiles in Amsterdam - May 2016

I have just made my first visit to Amsterdam – organised by my friend Ann. It was a perfect three day trip and as well as the usual sights (the newly re-furbished Rijksmuseum and a canal boat trip)  – textiles and fashion took centre stage. 597 more words

1950s Fabric