So today was a little bit of a strange day. I woke up really sick (apparently I have an infection on my balance organ… *hmmm) - imagine waking up on a fishing-boat…
So this morning, I was really grumpy and sad because in the evening I was invited to the opening of a new Pop Up Store -> ‘Tarmac’ in Aalst. And with my balance-distortion i wouldn’t be able to make it! But after sleeping the entire day, i woke up at 7 P.M. feeling pretty ok.
So, hooray! I could go! Happy Happy happy me.
Completely disorientated from sleeping the whole day I drove to Aalst.
And I was really blown away!
Wim and Iwein, the owners of the Tarmac store made a selection of 40 Belgian designers! And they did an amazing job!
Prints, t-shirts, high class fashion items, jewelry (silver, printed, wood…) furniture, home accessories, Illustrations, handbags and even more!
Here a selection of the finest things I ran into in the shop…
Really cool prints on t-shirts, tote bags and other items!
I already knew the designer of these really nice necklaces since our previous collaboration between My Ex Boyfriend and Moss pop up store in Antwerp. (Check -> http://moss-shop.tumblr.com) And i still love them a lot. She has an amazing eye for color!
3) Another jewelry designer http://www.madamevolt.com
Geometric, nice colors, a lot of triangles! Completely my style!
The really nice bike is made by the Fietserij - a social project in collaboration with the Teleshop. (You know them from 'de Kringloopwinkel’)
5)http://www.ambetmanalo.be This guy is a genius. He designs and creates furniture. And I saw this amazing coffeetable. Seriously the day I become rich, i’m going to contact this guy! :)
If he reads this, maybe we should collaborate? No? :)
Bluette is a brand specialized in belts, based in Antwerp (Belgium). They design and produce fantastic leather belts. Every single item is handmade in their factory in Italy.
I really don’t know how to describe this one, so i suggest you check the website. (3D printing/ Butterflies/ …)
8)Eva Mouton - this girl is hilarious. (I don’t know her personally but with her cartoons on her blogpost it almost feels like i do. http://evamouton.wordpress.com In Tarmac she sells really nice buttons. (And i’m definitely going back to buy the 'unemployed and energetic’ button)
High standard jewelry.
10) Have you noticed my shitty writing yet? :D Just go and check the pop up store!
https://www.facebook.com/popuptarmac => Pop up store
Open on Wed-Fri-Sat from 10-18hr.
Address = Pieter van Aelst gaanderij 24, 9300 Aalst