Wrap magazine!

Last week a girlfriend and I went on a little field trip to a cute DIY/haberdashery boutique in Amsterdam called Handmade Heaven. What a cute shop! There’s lots of cool products to browse, and the owner is really friendly and helpful, and she organises tons of workshops for adults and children — we will definitely be back! It was then and there that I discovered and picked up the very cool WRAP magazine. Have you heard of it? The concept is simple but strong (as with all great concepts): the magazine interviews interesting people from the creative industry, and on the back of the pages they have designed patterns that can be used as wrapping paper. The royally sized sheets are held together by an elastic band so can be easily taken out, and as an extra bonus: the back of the cover contains little matching gift tags. All paper/design lovers will love this, for sure!

The last WRAP issue featured a textile designers (Donna Wilson), a ceramicist, an illustrator, an author, a chef (and a recipe!), and a design boutique, and I’m now hooked, so I can’t wait to see what the next issue will bring.

xxx Esther


Comments (3)

February 23, 2012

That shop looks great! My friend and I – avid Babyccino readers – are going on a girly week end to Amsterdam in a few weeks time. We both love buying gorgeous and cute things for our kids, are there any other similar shops you could recommend (already had a look at the Amsterdam city guide!)? Thanks in advance!

Esther in Amsterdam
February 24, 2012

Hi Helene,
Sounds like great fun, a gilry weekend in Amsterdam! Yay!!
If you go to this shop, which is lovely if you like crafting, I can recommend going to ‘Beter en Leuk‘ for a coffee and a piece of carrot-cake afterwards, it’s not far. But note: these shops are not really in the centre! If you decide to stay in the centre, don’t miss Jan (Utrechtsestraat 74), my favourite gift shop with lots of cute gifts for kids (Utrechtsestraat has more wonderful shops so definitely a nice street to go to. Best coffee at De Koffie Salon). the Otherist (Leliegracht) is a wonderful shop with lots of special ‘things’ (no kids stuff), Penelope craft is lovely if you like knitting and crocheting. Klevering is great too, for gifts, and to spoil yourself (two locations). Keet in Huis (on KNSM island), is a very ‘Dutch style’ kids lifestyle shop with toys, clothes and bedding. And you can immediately visit Pol’s Potten and Sissy Boy Homeland next door. If you’re into design, don’t miss The Frozen Fountain. The Scheldestraat has a few cute kids shops: the Miffy shop, Meys and co for shoes (did you see the knitted front on our Facebook page?), Koter and Co (kids clothes and essentials), Oude muis en Kleine beer (lovely toys), en for lunch @7. Good ice-cream too, next door. Noordermarkt is a nice market to go to, on Saturday organic products and Monday morning (if you’re still there) fabrics and flea market. Lat but not least: both the Haarlemmerstraat (and Haarlemmerdijk) AND the nine streets are great shopping area’s. Maybe you should stay a whole week?? 😉
ENJOY!!! xxx

February 24, 2012

Oh wow, thank you so much!! That should keep us busy! You’re right, I don’t think 2 days will be enough!

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