Archive for ‘Amsterdam’

January 16, 2019

Grey hairs.

When I discovered my first grey hair when I was beginning 20’s, I panicked and called my dad. He calmed me down by making me laugh with his unique sense of humour (Some of you might not get it, for that I apologise). I remember this moment clearly. I was in the bathroom at my job, looking in the mirror. I don’t remember what I was scared of. My dad then told me: “Don’t worry, when your pubic hairs start becoming grey, that’s when you are getting old.”.

Soon after this, he passed away. The only parent I had left. I trusted him, I told him everything. I was so close to him. After not being there for me when I was little, he made up to me when I was growing up, gave me a beautiful little sister and then he went. I’m grateful I’ve had those years with the better version of him while growing up, but I’ve been so angry and sad that she won’t grow up with him and his wisdom.

On other people I always find grey hairs charming. It took a while, but for this reason I learnt to accept the fact I was getting grey hairs too. Good, because I’m a dark haired person now closer to 40’s than 30’s (even though it doesn’t always feels this way) and from then on I got many more.

I’ve met a few men that dye their grey hairs and this to me shows their insecurity, makes them look weaker in my eyes. Is it a coincidence that these men always drive huge cars? Somehow I associate a man with grey hair as strong and wise, full of knowledge, not full of years. Those insecure guys that are afraid to show their grey hairs, do they not wish for more knowledge? Do they want to stay boys for ever?

This post started as an introduction on Conscious coloring with hair brownies from Instituut Haar en Gezondheid, but became a super personal post instead. On that note,

How do YOU feel about grey hairs? On yourself and on others?

dyeing my grey hair

Dyeing my grey hairs at Instituut Haar en Gezondheid (See my last post HERE). Curious about the result? Keep an eye on the blog! 

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January 16, 2019

Conscious coloring with hair brownies from Instituut Haar en Gezondheid

Until meeting Dianne the Mebel of Instituut Haar en Gezondheid in 2011,  I’ve always dyed my hairs. Chemically. I did this to be different, to look different, because I wanted a change, not to cover up grey hairs (Started dyeing my hair when I was 10 or 11). As you’ve read HERE, Dianne introduced me to conscious coloring at her salon. This year I went back in search of Clean Shampoo  and Dianne introduced me to her henna hair brownies. She makes these by hand, so you can make your own unique colour compositions and naturally dye your hair at home. If you’re unsure of how to do this, you can also visit one of her workshops.

I was curious how red my very dark hairs could actually become with natural dye only, so I asked Dianne to prepare me the most colorful combination possible for my hair. She made me a unique combination of mahogany, auburn, apricot and golden blonde. Since I’ve got quite some grey hairs, the colour combination should give me highlights and I was really looking forward to how this would work out.

still video henna

The henna brownies are really easy to use. Since they contain shea butter which melts at 32c, you simply hold it above a candle and grate it (It’s all natural, so yes, you can use your cheese grater). Then you mix it with warm water and this paste is your hair dye! It’s definitely easier and less messy than the powdered henna I once bought.

grating henna

From the last time I knew that my darkest hairs would not become red from the henna paint, but the plants and spices in the henna brownies are so beneficial for the hair, that all my hair became healthier, shinier, curlier.  This time was no difference. My hair appears to be more full, even more thick and overall prettier. People around me did not see the colour difference unless I’d be in sunlight, but they did see I something changed in my haircut and they liked it, but couldn’t place their finger on it. I love it. My grey hairs are now golden red and the rest has a red shine.

While waiting for my colour to catch on, a new customer walked in, Valeriya. Dianne was very enthusiastic, because Valeriya was a hair-dye-virgin! She never chemically treated her hair, but wanted to cover her grey hairs and was recommended this salon by a colleague. Because her hair is quite a bit lighter than mine, I took some before and after photos with her permission, to show you what plant based hair colouring can do. Judge for yourself, what do you think?

Conscious coloring Valeriya before

Dianne made Valeriya a unique henna mix of nut brown, cinnamon, rust brown and golden.

Conscious coloring Valeriya after

 

Because of my bad photography skills you can’t really see how well the grey hairs are covered, but you can see that Valeriya’s hair now has a much warmer colour and is much healthier and curlier thanks to the henna and herbs. She was very pleased with Dianne’s work and pleasantly surprised by the effects on her hair.

So, whether you….
….would like to cover up your grey hairs,
….want to be more conscious about what you put in your hair,
….have decided to stop using chemicals,
….need to give your hair a boost,
….want to change your look,
….would like to have some highlights,
….are a blonde,
….have black hair,
….have chemically dyed your hair before,
….are a hair dye virgin…
The henna brownies from Instituut Haar en Gezondheid are for YOU!

Let me know if you have any questions and I’ll get Dianne to answer them for you.

You can find INSTITUUT HAAR EN GEZONDHEID’s WEBSHOP HERE and if you’re in Amsterdam, of course you can visit the salon: Amstel 186 (just behind Rembrandtplein and just across the Waterlooplein).

DLCS Management is now also on Instagram: www.instagram.com/dlcsmanagement
Keep an eye on the page, soon you can expect videos there of my last visit to Instituut Haar en Gezondheid.

 

November 20, 2018

My search for conscious & natural shampoo ended at “Instituut Haar en Gezondheid”

Consciousness

When I started this blog, the term “consciousness” wasn’t hip yet. Luckily, conscious living and consuming became a bit of a trend. For me this process of becoming more conscious of how much waste I produce, what kind of products I use and what I consume, this awareness that almost felt natural to me, happened when I felt I was finally growing up.

The search for natural shampoo

Due to my mixed roots, my thick, dark hair is naturally curly. I’ve mistreated my hair, dyed it in many colours chemically (until I met Dianne te Mebel of Instituut Haar & Gezondheid) and used random beauty products for my hair and body. A couple of years ago I started getting rashes after showering and searched and found natural alternatives for the industrially made shower gels I used until then. The years after this though, I struggled to find good alternatives for my hair shampoos. I tried many shampoos that were advertised to be organic and natural, from many different countries, bought in local “organic shops” (“Natuurwinkels”), as well as online. The problem I had with these shampoos was, that most of them would clean my hair, but they would flatten my curls, make my hair frizzy and take away its shine. From some of the shampoos I ordered online from companies that branded as being completely organic, biological and natural, I figured out they had some chemical ingredients anyway AFTER I got them delivered at home.

Do you know what you put in your hair?

I’ve considered making my own shampoo and did some research, but you know, it’s one of those things that’s still on my To Do List for one day when I will make the time for it. For years I’ve continued my search to the perfect, natural shampoo and I occasionally tried some of the regular shampoos again as well. These actually sometimes make my curls pretty for a while, but contained chemicals and/or stuff like: Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES), Parabens, Sodium Chloride, Polyethylene Glycols (PEG), Diethanolamine (DEA), Triethanolamine (TEA), Dimethicone, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Triclosan, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), Synthetic Fragrances, Formaldehyde and Alcohol. WHAT? You don’t know what these are, apart from one, or maybe two?? EXACTLY! That’s my point! Then why would you put them in your hair?

What if I would have remembered her sooner?

I’d never been in touch with Dianne te Mebel again since writing those blogs, when all of a sudden I remembered she KNOWS how to treat hair. She treats hair consciously and has been doing so before this became hip in Amsterdam. I decided to ask her advice about shampoos. I contacted her and she told me to pass by, so she could introduce me to her self-made natural shampoos and other natural hair products.

Instituut Haar en Gezondheid

Dianne’s salon is very centrally located next to the Amstel river that Amsterdam has been named after and it’s warm, welcoming and cozy. I don’t think she advertises much, because for sure people always come back after having visited her the first time. When I entered, I felt like all of the clients present were regulars that have been coming there for years. Dianne’s salon Instituut Haar en Gezondheid (Institute of Hair and Health) specialises in dying your hair naturally with henna (CLICK).

Instituut Haar en Gezondheid at Amstel 186, Amsterdam. Photo by DLCS Management

Instituut Haar en Gezondheid at Amstel 186, Amsterdam. Photo by DLCS Management

Natural hair products!

As soon as I entered, I was pleasantly surprised. I saw beautiful shampoo bars that looked like a piece of art, natural argan oils that Dianne brought from Morocco herself, natural apple cider vinegars that will give your hair a boost, henna brownies, hair masks that look super tasty but are for your hair, rosewater to condition your hairs and many more natural products without packaging that instantly made me happy; I knew I found what I’d been looking for.

 

Edible looking natural meringue hair masks at Instituut Haar en Gezondheid. Photo by DLCS Management

Edible looking natural meringue hair masks at Instituut Haar en Gezondheid. Photo by DLCS Management

 

The shampoo bars smell like spices and weigh about 120 grams each. They’re being wrapped in some paper (with a cute ribbon) to safely take home (I’ve already reused these for a present), but other than that there is no packaging = no waste. They’re easy to take with you (Even in your hand luggage when flying!) and will last you about 50 washings. Oh and they’re vegan and only tested on humans!

 

A selection of the natural shampoo bars at Instituut Haar en Gezondheid. Photo by DLCS Management

A selection of the natural shampoo bars at Instituut Haar en Gezondheid. Photo by DLCS Management

 

Heavenly hair washing

To make my morning even better, Dianne announced that she’d be washing my hair for me, to demonstrate the shampoo bar. I love having my hair washed and she was explaining what the shampoo bar was made of and where she gets the ingredients, so this was heavenly.

Eden natural shampoo bar by Instituut Haar en Gezondheid

Eden natural shampoo bar by Instituut Haar en Gezondheid

The Eden henna shampoo bars come in a few different “flavors” and Dianne chose me the “Henna Color shampoo Eden Red/Auburn”. Besides henna, my shampoo bar contains jojoba, rosemary, juniper and grapefruit, also cocoa butter and shea butter. Since my hair hasn’t been dyed for some time and is about black, we don’t expect that the henna will actually color my hair (apart from maybe the grey ones), but last time Dianne dyed my hair, it was revitalised and conditioned and super healthy again thanks to the henna (Read about this HERE) and this lasted for months.

(I don’t like posting pictures of myself on this blog, but I just had to show you how happy Dianne’s hands & products made me) . DLCS Management

 DLCS Management

Already after a minute I loved the smell. My hair felt clean. After washing my hairs twice, she also conditioned it with her “Sweet Rose Conditioner bar” enriched with sweet orange oil, shea butter and avocado oil and then sprayed in some of her apple cider vinegar (includes plants, blue malva and lemon), which made my hair shine and made the skin on my head feel fresh. Of course I had to test her rosewater and argan oil as well and this stuff smells and feels so amazing!

(I don’t like posting pictures of myself on this blog, but I just had to show you how happy Dianne’s hands & products made me)  

Conclusion?

After this visit I really stretched the time I waited until washing my hair again, just to observe the effect of Dianne’s products on my hair. After a week, my hair still felt and smelt clean. I just really couldn’t wait to try the shampoo bar myself, so I decided it was time. I figured out that you only need to make the bar a little moist to get enough shampoo on your hands and then hair. It foams a lot very easily! There is no way I’ll squirt shampoo in the shower instead of in my hands again and it’s just a tiny little bit that I need for every washing. I’m sure this bar will last for quite some time! It’s been a couple of weeks now and I’m still happy.

Institute Hair and Health, Amsterdam. Photo by DLCS Management

Institute Hair and Health, Amsterdam. Photo by DLCS Management

 

So. My conclusion? Until one day I’ll get to my To Do List and will make my own shampoo, I will never use anything else again.

 

My Eden natural shampoo bar by Dianne te Mebel . Photo DLCS Management

My Eden natural shampoo bar by Dianne te Mebel . Photo DLCS Management

 

Exciting!

Oh wait, I almost forgot. I’ve got some exciting news as well.
1.:  Soon Dianne will dye my hair with her natural henna products at Instituut Haar en Gezondheid again and I’m very much looking forward to this.
2. : There’s a webshop! See:  www.hennabrownies.com . For now most of the website is only in Dutch, but Google Translate is your friend and of course you can leave me a message if you have a question. The Henna brownies come in 25 colors and there’s a step-by-step manual on the site (If you’re not confident enough to color at home with the manual AND you’re located in The Netherlands, FYI, every once in a while there are workshops in the salon where you can learn to color your own hair, how to best treat your hair and receive more tips while enjoying a healthy lunch).

 

 

www.instituuthaarengezondheid.nl
www.hennabrownies.com
Instituut Haar & Gezondheid
Amstel 186
1017 AG Amsterdam
(The Netherlands)

 

 

Which natural products do YOU use for your hair?

Are you as conscious about what you put in your hair as about what you put in your belly?

 

DLCS Management logo

DLCS Management logo

 

October 11, 2018

Happy National Coming Out Day!

National Coming Out Day (NCOD) Logo created and donated by Keith Haring to the Human Rights Campaign. DLCS

National Coming Out Day (NCOD) Logo created and donated by Keith Haring to the Human Rights Campaign. DLCS

National Coming Out Day (NCOD) is an annual LGBTQIA+ awareness day observed on October 11 and 12 in some parts of the world. Founded in the United States in 1988, the initial idea was grounded in the feminist and gay liberation spirit of the personal being political, and the emphasis on the most basic form of activism being coming out to family, friends and colleagues, and living life as an openly lesbian or gay person. They believe the foundational belief is that homophobia thrives in an atmosphere of silence and ignorance, and that once people know that they have loved ones who are lesbian or gay, they are far less likely to maintain homophobic or oppressive views.

In more recent years, the idea of the “lesbian and gay community” has been largely subsumed into the idea of the LGBT community, and the idea of “coming out” expanded to not only include the voluntary self-disclosure of a lesbian, gay, or bisexual sexual orientation, but also transgender, genderqueer, or other non-mainstream gender identity.

Coming-Out Day has (also) been held in The Netherlands since 2009. Even in a country like The Netherlands, that is incredibly safe and very tolerant and open compared to many other countries, it is necessary to pay attention to creating more awareness for this topic. 

Unlike the Gay Pride and Roze Zaterdag in The Netherlands and The Belgian Pride in Belgium, there is no big central celebration on Coming-Out Day, but in several places smaller activities are organized by local gay and youth organizations, whether or not in cooperation with heterosexual sympathizers. Some information about activities in  The Netherlands today: http://www.coc.nl/comingoutdag2018

I wish you a Happy and safe (inter-) national coming out day, because I believe it is very important that YOU can be yourself. I hope agression and ignorance will one day be minimised.

#ComingOutdag2018
#ComingOutDay2018

And.. ThX Wikipedia.

October 6, 2018

Urban Gipsy

Oxford dictionary:

Urban:
“In, relating to, or characteristic of a town or city.”

Gipsy:
“A nomadic or free-spirited person.”

Not much of a nomad, but a city person with a free spirit that realised that nature feels most like Home. How does one balance living in a city while wanting to consume nature?

 

Urban Gipsy Logo

 

Growing up in a town which felt tiny back then, I craved for living in the big city. The capital has the worldwide reputation that everything is possible and it’s the craziest. I couldn’t wait to experience that for myself. Pretty much as soon as I was a legal adult, I head off and figured out it was true.

 

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Besides study and work, I continuously indulged myself in to the temptations and craziness that were always available. I discovered sides of myself I had only fantasised about and explored (almost) as much as I could (Yes, almost, because I do have my limits, you know).

 

DLCS Management Blog pic2

 

After some years of work and play, something started stirring. For a while I’d thought that person dancing on the dance floor in the middle of the night was me, until I was introduced to the wonders of nature. I really got to know the country I had previously passed through and finally felt at home. I decided, that’s where I want to be one day. I realised I’d spent years searching for what I’d finally found, without even knowing it.

 

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Right now I am writing this from a village with barely 100 inhabitants. Besides a church, it seems like there’s not much more.

BUT.

There are gardens, there is fresh air, the doors don’t need to be locked, the birds are twittering (yes, twittering and not tweeting), there are bees, herbs and fruits and there is the view on the mountains.

 

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September 18, 2015

Bluegrass concert@Home Of Art tonight

Last time Cousin Daddy played Bluegrass Music for us at Home Of Art, we had a beautiful sunny day and now it Seems we are lucky again! See you tonight? Music from 20.00h, but you’re welcome any time before! Oh and if you dress in Style and wear a jeans overall, Home Of Art offers you a drink on the house

September 6, 2015

Glass art necklace

Today’s choice: a beautiful unique glass art necklace by Jelena Popadic, borrowed from our gallery Home Of Art 

 

September 1, 2015

Upcoming events at Home Of Art in Amsterdam

SEPT 16 Eadon @Home Of Art
JOIN THE EVENT:
https://www.facebook.com/events/131598640518411

He passed by Home Of Art and joined a spontaneous jamsession once, now he will be back and have his own concert!Eadon is a Dutch singer-songwriter from Haarlem, who studies at the Conservatory of Utrecht. In 2014 he formed a band around himself and now he entirely focuses on his own music. Preparations for the debut single are currently in full swing. Inspired by Michael Jackson, Esperanza Spalding and John Legend, he writes groovy, swinging, but always narrative songs.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eadon/920705397953798

 

SEPT 04 Opening party expo Mariana Oliveira & Jasmine Karimova

Mariana Oliveira + Jasmine Karimova by Stefania Ballero

Mariana Oliveira + Jasmine Karimova by Stefania Ballero

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOIN THE EVENT:
https://www.facebook.com/events/571756589629550

About Mariana:
“The medium of printmaking enables me to explore the textures and shapes of found objects and transfer them directly into paper. Using rust to represent the process of decay, each piece evolves through disintegration, acting as an antidote to the materialism of modern industrial life.”
http://moliveira.nl

 

Mariana Oliveira Home Of Art

Mariana Oliveira Home Of Art


About Jasmine:
“Jasmine is a 17 year old artist and singer-songwriter (composing and accompanying herself on the piano) based in Amsterdam. As an artist, she works primarily with oil paints; texture, form and colour playing very important roles in her work. In both her music and her art, she draws inspiration from herself and the environment around her – working primarily with themes related to the human condition (thus the many portraits and of usage human anatomy in her art)”
https://www.facebook.com/karimovajasmine

 

Jasmine Karimova Home Of Art

Jasmine Karimova Home Of Art

 

Home Of Art is an Art Gallery in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Van Baerlestraat 39H (Museum District).
https://www.facebook.com/HomeOfArtAmsterdam
(Give us a LIKE!)

 

August 30, 2015

An overview of past cultural events at Home Of Art

  • AUG 28 Adamastor @Home Of Art
    An acoustic Portuguese/gypsy/ bluegrass/punk band with a touch of saudade!
    Adamastor plays up-tempo Portuguese Gipsy punk that won’t let anybody stand still! Based in Amsterdam, we express our love for music from our home countries; Portugal, Spain, Hungary and The Netherlands. Adamastor is a Mythical Monster. He lives in the sea. His roar is our sound, the storm is our soul!
    Members: Joao Costa João Santiago Angél Martinez Reka Bakker Julius Kleipool https://soundcloud.com/adamastormusic
  • AUG 21 Jazz @Home Of Art -Santeri Sulkunen & Michael Stratz
    Santeri Sulkunen is a Finnish guitarist, composer and producer. https://soundcloud.com/santeri-sulkunenVideo recorded and edited by Paul Smith: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paul-Smith-musician-author-public-speaker/443714792495223 :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUOBrTlGSyM
  • JUL 24 Start your WKND@Home Of Art -Accoustic violin session with Katarzyna & Sara
    Katarzyna Składanek is a 25 years old Polish violonist. She has just finished her Masters Degree at the Musical Academy in Bydgoszcz, Poland. She participated in many international music workshops and competitions, and also co-operated with many orchestras and chamber groups with whom she performed in Germany, Spain, North Korea and Italy. Now she is about to start a job in the Philharmonic Orchestra in Olsztyn, Poland. https://www.facebook.com/kaska.skladanek
    Sara Kalinowska is a 23 years old violinist born in Bydgoszcz, Poland. She finished her Bachelor’s Degree at the Academy of Music in Gdansk, Poland and then continued studying at the Conservatorium in Utrecht. She participated in many orchestral workshops and projects around Europe. This summer she is going to play with the Nationaal Jeugd Orkest during the Summer Academy. https://www.facebook.com/kizia1miziahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fXhfhRsarA
  • JUL 10 The WooHoo Revue @Home Of Art
    The group all are amazingly talented musicians, and the Woohoo sound is a frenzied blur of Balkan, gypsy, swing and jazz.
    http://www.thewoohoorevue.com.au
  • JUL 05 Jarrod’s jam @Home Of Art
    Jarrod Brereton is a fabulous saxophone player from Australia.
    https://www.facebook.com/jarrod.brereton http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-gs9vPtflw
  • JUL 05 Foundation Klawer Fundraiser with Pistoleros de la Paz & Klaver Trio @ Home of Art
    Stichting Klawer (Foundation Klawer) organised this benefit at Home of Art in cooperation with Didge Mama Lies and special guests Los Pistoleros de la Paz in order to collect money to support children in the South African village Klawer. ‘Klaver Trio’ performed this day for the first time in this formation. Klaver Trio is: cello player Lucas Stam, Drummer/Percussionista Clara de Mik (plays for ‘Slagerij van Kampen’) & Lies Beijerinck on the Didgeridoo(s). Klawer Foundation is committed to underprivileged children in the Western Cape of South Africa. Self-esteem through Music, Dance and Art is their motto ! https://www.facebook.com/StichtingKlawer
    Lies Beijerinck, a.k.a. ‘Didge-mother of Holland’, has played the didgeridoo since 1993. Although classically trained in harp and cello, Lies developed her own style busking on the streets, and was soon discovered by the Amsterdam dance scene, subsequently playing with DJ Tiësto in front of 25,000 people. Lies is known for her powerful percussive style and clear harmonics, and is one of the finest exponents of the didgeridoo in the world. http://www.liesundertrees.com
    Pistoleros de la Paz; A couple of friends with some experience in the underground musicworld but with very different musical roots (rock, techno, classical, salsa, flamenco) decided to celebrate their musical and cultural differences taking part in a festival. After this wonderful experience Pistoleros de la Paz went on to continue spreading a message of tolerance and unity full of positive energy by playing a.o. Rumba, Latin and Pop music. Members: Marcel Capell (ES/NL) – Vocals / Guitar Ruben Montes (ES) – Percussion Erol Ileri (ES) – Keyboard Fabian Izurieta (VE) – Bass / Vocals Dionisio Rosales (EC) -Tumbadoras / Bongos http://pistolerosdelapaz.org
  • JUN 27 Journey of a Clandestine Instrument + Darwin Medina + Abraham Sarache on Cuatro @ Home Of Art, Organised by TuCuatro
    Descendents of the Guitarra Renacentista or Renaissance Guitar can be encountered far & wide, from the islands of Hawaii in the form of the Ukulele to the Charrangos of the altiplanos in Peru & Bolivia. As a son of the Renaissance Guitar brought to the lowlands of Colombia & Venezuela in 1498, the Cuatro is an instrument which has undertaken an evolutionary journey only recently to have started as of the end of the 90’s. http://tucuatro.com After this concert one of our most amazing spontaneous jam sessions took place; Here’s Home Of Art’s friend soprano Vanja Schoch with cuatroplayers Darwin Medina on Cuatro and Abraham Sarache on piano:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Znx2ETR6UmgDarwin Medina: http://darwinmedina.bandcamp.com/release
    Abraham Sarache: https://www.facebook.com/AbrahamSarache
    Vanja Schoch: http://www.vncs.net
  • JUN 18 Pit Hermans on Cimbalom @Home Of Art
    Cimbalom player Pit Hermans will perform Greek, Balkan and Oriental melodies and impro’s. She will also sing in the language of her past life, and explain about that. With several guest musicians (saz etc). https://soundcloud.com/cimbalompit
  • JUN 02 Barcelona Gipsy Klezmer Orchestra@Home Of Art AGAIN   https://www.facebook.com/BgkoBarcelonaGipsyKlezmerOrchestra
    An impression (taped with mobile phones, sorry for the quality!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HrSpRXy7B0
  • JUN 01 Barcelona Gipsy Klezmer Orchestra @ Home Of Art
    Barcelona Gipsy Klezmer Orchestra (BGKO) has been thrilling audiences all over Europe with their soulful, vibrant show of traditional and popular Balkan, Gipsy and Jewish music from Eastern Europe. BGKO has also been inspired by Barcelona’s eclectic music scene, from Latin-American melodies, traditional Catalan and Middle Eastern music to electrifying Jazz and Rockabilly. BGKO is an international ensemble based in Barcelona, well-known for exploring musical roots, creating and performing with outstanding personality.
    BGKO is:
    Robindro Nikolic- Clarinet, Serbia/India
    Mattia Schirosa- Accordeon, Italy
    Julien Chanal- Guitar, France
    Ivan Kovacevic- Double Bass, Serbia
    Stelios Togias- Percussion, Greece
    Sandra Sangiao- Voice, Catalunya
    http://bgko.org
    The videoclip of this concert will be online soon!
  • MAY 24 Katapulta & friends @ Home Of Art
    Katapulta is an energetic folk band that delights its audience with South-Italian music. Tarantellas, hysterical women, forbidden love. Dancing Mandolines..
    Sheba: Voice and Guitar;
    Federico: Voice, Guitar, Tamburine;
    Antonio: Accordion;
    Renske: Violin;
    Catrien: Flute.
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Katapulta/137111013041568
  • MAY 21 Bec Sandridge @ Home Of Art
    Inspired by adventure and loss, Bec Sandridge’s newly anticipated EP, WILD HEART, paints six tales decorated in nostalgia and wonder. As listeners we are guided throughout the streets of Los Angeles, New York and London by haunting yet sweet and catchy vocal melodies, majestic trumpet lines and shuffling drums and piano.Working with producers Mark Myers (The Middle East) and Tony Dupe (Holly Throsby), WILD HEART is a more mature and sure Bec Sandridge sound; we are welcomed in to listen to a secret. Though from the small sea-side town of Stanwell Park, NSW, at twenty-two, Sandridge has shared the stage with acts as varied as Half Moon Run, Husky, Passenger, Diesel, Rachel Sermanni, Andy Bull, Owl Eyes, Stu Larsen and Adalita (Magic Dirt) throughout the UK, US and Australia.
    http://becsandridge.tumblr.com
    https://www.facebook.com/becsandridgemusic
  • MAY 10 Sofar Sounds & Massive Talent Secret gigs (3) @ Home Of Art
    Sofar Sounds = Intimate secret gigs in 100+ cities all over the world.
    http://www.sofarsounds.com/amsterdam
    1. Secret Rendezvous
    Members: Sietske Morsch , Remi Lauw, Joel Dieleman, Ricardo Lekatompessy, Yori Olijslagers play: Future Electronic Soul. http://www.secretrendezvous.org
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RxdbJy2zmE2.
    2. Postcards from Mars
    Singer Singwriter music with roots in Pop, Indie Rock & Folk, based around Bart van Dalen http://www.postcardsfrommars.nl
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiDX27YPfjg
    3. The Wanderer
    Members: Danny La Haye (bas), Damian Corlazzoli (guitar), Victor Driest (keys), Marien Okkerse (cello), Bartho Staalman (drums), Nikos Frangiskatos (voice and guitar). https://www.facebook.com/TheWandererOfficial
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dTsa98_DEw
  • APR 27 Home Of Art Kingsday with Circus Hoppa
    Koningsdag (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkoːnɪŋsˌdɑx] ( listen)) or King’s Day is a national holiday in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Celebrated on 27 April (26 April if the 27th is a Sunday), the date marks the birth of King Willem-Alexander.
    Circus Hoppa is a DJ collective/ musical circus that plays a.o. Balkan Beats/ Gipsy/ Swing/ Folk/ Reggae/ Rock/ Dance & Electronica. http://www.circushoppa.nl https://www.facebook.com/CircusHoppa
  • APR 12 Home Of Art presents: Cousin Daddy
    Cousin Daddy plays “a bunch o’ Bluegrass with a bit o’ Pop, Folk, Country and Rock ‘N Roll”.
    http://www.cousindaddy.com/
  • MAR 29 Another side of the exhibition; Home Of Art presents Kariatides Duo
    Kariatides Duo (with Elliot Simpson, guitar and Nick Thess at percussions) decided to turn our exhibition into a musical surrealistic travel, through the colours, the ideas and the sounds that have inspired some of our main artists. Theofilos Lamprianidis and Fanis Zachopoulos have composed the music especially for this event.Kariatides Duo is a chamber music project which born from the desire to combine two different instruments and to explore the possibilities that this new combination can offer to musicians and to the audience. Lina Tsiva, Greek flutist and Maria Rosaria Della Ragione, italian clarinetist started to play together in 2011, when they met each other in Utrecht conservatory. Both attending the master of music in chamber music, they starts to research about the repertoire written for flute and clarinet and when the notes starts to coming out like one warm and colored sound then it is clear that this combination can actually works. Through their concerts they want to allow people know about the music and the colors that the flute and the clarinet together can express. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kariatides-Duo/138201313022218
  • MAR 08 International Women’s Day 2015: MAKE IT HAPPEN Brainstorm Session @Home Of Art
    Female (aspiring) entrepreneurs in or around Amsterdam that are interested in a professional brainstorm session in English with likeminded women on an inspiring location, initiated by DLCS. http://dlcs.eu
  • FEB 15 Buren Borrel @ Home Of Art
    “You have probably passed by already, but have you been inside yet? Home of Art invites its neighbors for a drink to get acquainted.” Home Of Art hosted a unique concert; the premiere of a new musical project!  Eva Aukes and Cecylia Fenrych played a mix of classical music of Chopin, Bach and Batsevich, experimented with live electronic sounds.
    https://www.facebook.com/eva.aukes
    https://www.facebook.com/fenrych
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP60BGc6qaE
  • DEC 23 Tara Wilts @ Home of Art
    One of Amsterdam’s freshest singer songwriters Tara Wilts will share her songs and beautiful warm voice at Home of Art. When Tara was about 6, after she treated her family to a concert with wooden spoon- microphone, she told her mother that she was made for music. Now she’s 17, writes her own music and she hopes that others will enjoy her music as much as she does..
    https://www.facebook.com/tara.wilts
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNrRpCKuhjg
  • DEC 23 Balcony Players @ Home of Art
    The Balcony Players play energetic Klezmer and gipsy music. Traditional songs and original compositions inspired on tours trough the Balkans, Brasil and the USA! http://www.balconyplayers.com
  • DEC 23 OPENING Home of Art
    The official opening of Home of Art , Amsterdam’s coziest Pop Up Art Gallery and your LAST CHANCE to buy Christmas presents with us!
    Do pass by Home of Art on Tuesday 23 December and discover artforms you may have never seen before, buy your mother a traditional Japanese dish, or your girlfriend an exciting book, finally find that painting with us that fits in your livingroom, or the carpet you have always been looking for, a comfy vintage chair, get a unique handmade broche or porcelain button, enjoy some music, meet some talented artists and more!

Home Of Art is an Art Gallery in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Van Baerlestraat 39H (Museum District).
https://www.facebook.com/HomeOfArtAmsterdam (Give us a LIKE!)

August 27, 2015

Home Of Art!

On December 23, 2014, my partner and I opened our Pop Up Art Gallery Home Of Art in the Museum District of Amsterdam, this is the reason I haven’t been blogging much lately.

 

What’s new?
After these hectic, but inspiring months, we have decided that Home Of Art will become a permanent Art Gallery in Amsterdam, something I could not have imagined a year or even some months ago!

 

What do we (aim to) do?

  • Home Of Art is an Art Gallery in the Museum District of Amsterdam.
  • Home Of Art is a non for profit organisation and aims to present and promote talented artists.
  • Home Of Art offers a platform for artists that create diverse art forms in the broadest sense possible.
  • Home Of Art combines art with a cozy atmoshphere and unique cultural events such as intimate concerts.

 

 

 

A request: 
If there’s anyone that could/ would voluntarily help us out with our website, please contact me!
 It’s online (http://www.homeofart.org ), but I need help with adding content & making it look good, so until now we have mostly been communicating through Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/HomeOfArtAmsterdam (Give us a LIKE! We need them.), most of our artworks and an impression of the cultural events we have hosted are there.

 

Last but not least;
If you’re in Amsterdam, please do pay us a visit! We sell art for every budget and we are pleased to show you around.

Art Gallery ‘’Home Of Art’’
Van Baerlestraat 39H
1071AP Amsterdam
The Netherlands
www.homeofart.org
home@homeofart.org

 

Besides on Facebook ( http://www.facebook.com/HomeOfArtAmsterdam),
you can also follow Home Of Art on:
Instagram (http://instagram.com/homeofartamsterdam ),
Twitter (http://twitter.com/Home_Of_Art ),
and You Tube (http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk7vT0Jlghx324q97mKDQgg ) !