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GASSAN'S pre-owned: watches that transcend trends and fads

Trends in the watch world are, quite appropriately, not temporary fads: in the world of the mechanical watch, different laws apply and time runs at its own pace. This does not mean that there are no trends to be discovered, although GASSAN prefers to call a watch trend a development. An important development in the watch world is the […]

This is: a pearl for your coffee table

MASTERS selects 3 pearls that should not be missing on your coffee table. These books all offer a glimpse into the lives of different icons through unique images. Text: Fleur de Jong Image: TASCHEN Books Peter Lindbergh | Azzedine Alaïa This book celebrates the artistic collaboration of Peter Lindbergh and Azzedine Alaïa. […]

How DMD Amsterdam brings modern and monumental together

Every estate, monastery, mansion or coach house has its own story. Designer and founder of DMD Amsterdam Dick Mulders knows how to bring this story back to these buildings like no other. At the same time, the designer brings the twenty-first century into the building, bringing the modern and monumental together in a unique way in his designs. Text: Fleur de Jong Image: […]

The MASTERPIECES by Charlotte Bakkenes: 'I see sustainability as the new luxury'

Her designs are characterized by black and white silhouettes, sharp tailoring, femininity and complex use of traditional handicrafts and artisanal techniques. Charlotte Bakkenes actually wanted to become an architect, but chose fashion and graduated Cum Laude from the Amsterdam Fashion Institute as a fashion designer in 2018. Yet the love for architecture and […]