Each month, we share our favorite places to go, things to eat, things to see and experiences you must enjoy. We will also share with you awesome and innovating new companies, artists and entrepreneurs to keep an eye on. These are our five Hutspot Tips for May.
Thomas Azier – Rouge
Singer, writer and producer Thomas Azier is known for his atmospheric, yet energetic pop songs. His powerful voice blends in perfectly with his use of experimental electronics, creating a dynamic sound that is easy, yet surprising to listen to. On the 12th of May, he will release his second studio album Rouge that is mostly written and recorded in Paris.
It seems like Thomas Azier is very much inspired by the city he lives in. His debut album Hylas was written and recorded in Berlin, which resulted in a more darker collection of songs. Recently published tracks like ‘Gold’ and ‘Talk To Me’ reveal a much lighter sound, almost hinting to a more romantic and dreamy Azier. Go Paris!
Time & Style
Amsterdam has just gained a very special interior shop. Time & Style merges traditional Japanese techniques with modern lifestyle. The end result is a stunning collection of furniture pieces, accessories, lighting and art that all have the same calm and serene aesthetic to them.
The store is located in former police building Raamport. While you are there, look out for the hidden terrace that is full of Bonsai beauty!
Visit Time & Style at Marnixstraat 148, 1016 TE Amsterdam
Jule Cats – In Disguise
Jule Cats is inspired by forced migration within Dutch cities. Conversations reveal that there is a lot of build-up anger, sadness and confusion among people that need to leave their home unwanted. The Rotterdam based product designer decided to use these emotions and has translated them into physical objects.
The vases are made from plastic resin and concrete and can be mistaken for a beautiful underwater landscape. Jule used waste concrete from old buildings, referring to the stories that inspired her.
The In Disguise vases are available at Hutspot Rotterdam.
The Living Museum
From the 26th till the 28th of May, Het Stedelijk Museum will organise a weekend full of performances created by its visitors. The museum is currently hosting an open call for anyone that is willing to create a performance based on an existing art piece. From rap to dance and from poetry to singing: everything is possible!
The idea behind this form of exhibiting is based on the book ‘Fahrenheit 451’ from British writer Ray Bradbury (1953). The book is promoting the concept of collective memory and tells the story of a group of people that communicates stories and idea’s without the actual source existing anymore.
Song to Song
Song to Song is the newest film from director Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life). Packaged in a Texas inspired music scene, the film deals with themes such as love and self-confrontation. Song to Song follows two intersecting love stories and has assembled a power-house of talent including Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Natalie Portman.
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