Book week incoming…

It's that time of the year again. No, not Christmas, but the annual Book Week. The theme of the 89th edition of the book festival is 'In our family'. Want to delve into the books next week and stay a bit in the theme? These family titles can be devoured in no time. The Book Week […]

Michel van der Kroft: 'I put my soul on the plate'

Michel van der Kroft

Michel van der Kroft (Hoorn, 1969) has been heading the kitchen of two-star restaurant 't Nonnetje in Harderwijk for seventeen years. His Portuguese-inspired cuisine – based on the love for his wife and second homeland – is unparalleled. A lunch or dinner at 't Nonnetje is a heavenly pleasure, where taste, experience and hospitality [...]

A gem of a find

Insofu emerald

The discovery of the 6.225 carat Insofu emerald, at the Kagem mine in Zambia, was a pivotal moment in the history of jewelry. Chopard now proudly presents an exclusive jewelry set in tribute to the stone. Mind behind the design? A well-known American, whose talent is not limited to just the silver screen… The […]

Alicja Kwade: 'It is not a fact that a day has 24 hours'

Museum Voorlinden

With her playful, poetic sculptures and installations, Berlin-based Alicja Kwade tries to understand how the world around us works. Her solo exhibition 'Die Notnauwkeit der Dinge' can be admired in the Voorlinden museum until June 9. MASTERS talked to the artist: 'I am often asked if I am not afraid [...]