Ellende in Amsterdam

Ellende in Amsterdam

Such a pretty word for misery. Amsterdam Spied while cycling around the city, this beautiful word means misery. When did it first appear? How long after did I notice? I’m on my feet now. Who is behind ellende? What will walking...
Mondkapjes

Mondkapjes

AllWhiteBlueBlackPatterns MONDKAPJES We’re addicted to single-use plastic and kicking the habit is going to take a lot more than going cold turkey. But this typology is not about plastic, though disposable surgical masks do contain a layer of plastic, it’s about...
Bin across the road

Bin across the road

The bin across the road There’s a bin across the road. Dutch text on the sign above it roughly translates to: “Do you want to live on a clean street? Then don’t leave your rubbish beside the bin.” The evidence above suggests that the sign is largely ignored, or...
Just like in the movies

Just like in the movies

Just like in the movies Amsterdam • May 2020 One sunny Saturday morning a good few weeks into the first lockdown, piercing screams and incoherent shouting from a nearby apartment changed the mood of the day. The crash of a mirror shattering. Bundles of 12” singles,...