SIMPLY SLOW

SIMPLY SLOW is a growing community embracing the art of authentic crafts and pure food. We want to inspire people to discover how unique everyday products are and seek the story behind them. Brew a coffee, carving wood or baking sourdough bread: each of these authentic crafts is very common, we almost forget to value. 

SIMPLY SLOW puts crafts in the spotlight it deserves to create an inspiring awareness for authenticity by organizing small GET TOGETHERS. With great pride we would like to introduce our MAKERS who work with their hands, head and hearts. Refusing to be rushed, we are a growing community sharing a common idea that there is a lot to explore to simplify your life. 

with love from AMSTERDAM


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SUMMER LEAVES PHOTOGRAPHY: Jitske Hagens



OUR GET TOGETHERS

SIMPLY SLOW puts crafts in the spotlight it deserves to create an inspiring awareness for authenticity by organizing small GET TOGETHERS. How? By introducing you on your lazy Sunday to our MAKERS. You will feel, smell, taste and learn all about their modest work. Our GET TOGETHERS will be accompanied by plain and simple food, slow drinks and a like-minded community. Come as you are, feel connected & leave cheerfully. There is a lot to explore to simplify your life. 

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UPCOMING: NATURAL INDIGO

UPCOMING: NATURAL INDIGO

Indigo dye is an organic compound with a distinctive blue color. The primary use for indigo is as a dye for cotton yarn, which is mainly for the production of…

SUMMER LEAVES

SUMMER LEAVES

Tea is all about knowledge, dedication and – most of all – sharing. There is a beautiful and complex story to tell from summer leaves to you daily cup. At this…

PRINT MAKING

PRINT MAKING

The summer solstice has passed, the sun is shining and the air is warm when we pass Park Frankendael in the East of Amsterdam. We arrive at the location of the Grafisch…

THE SCENT OF SPRING

THE SCENT OF SPRING

As we gathered in the newly opened Marie-Stella-Maris Archives in the middle of the Nine Streets, the city was alive celebrating the first warmth of the year.  In this oasis…

LEATHER

LEATHER

MAKER Marjel van Tilborg puts her heart into making handmade bags, using the best natural materials available. Invented as daily life tools first, design as second. Shaped for commonplace functionality…

CERAMICS

CERAMICS

From clay to your daily utensils, during this GET TOGETHER we strongly focussed on our passionate love for ceramics, earthen and stoneware. Our MAKER Herman Verhagen guided us in his…


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OUR UPCOMING GET TOGETHER INDIGO PHOTOGRAPHY & STYLING: Stefanie Maas & Eva van Dongen


OUR PHILOSOPHY

Refuse to be rushed
There is a lot to explore
To simplify your life


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SIMPLY SLOW AT BAGISM AMSTERDAM PHOTOGRAPHY: Jitske Hagens STYLING: Stefanie Maas


OUR LATEST STORIES

We want to inspire people to discover how unique everyday products are and seek the story behind them. Brew a coffee, carving wood or baking sourdough bread: each of these authentic crafts is very common, we almost forget to value.
SIMPLY SLOW puts craft in the spotlight it deserves to create an inspiring awareness for authenticity. By visiting our MAKERS and simply GET TOGETHER, there is a lot to discover behind the everyday … 

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MEET THE BLOGGER

MEET THE BLOGGER

2014, October 4 On October 4 we were invited by the international bloggers community 'Meet the Blogger' to host a small GET TOGETHER at their fourth conference. SIMPLY SLOW was invited…

GET TOGETHER SUMMER LEAVES

GET TOGETHER SUMMER LEAVES

2014, a slow Sunday in August On  Sunday we gathered at the newly opened SLA Zuidas to celebrate summer. Despite the lousy weather it was the perfect day for our…

GET TOGETHER PRINT MAKING

GET TOGETHER PRINT MAKING

2014 June The summer solstice has passed, the sun is shining and the air is warm. As we pass Park Frankendael in the East of Amsterdam, we hear the birds…

MAARTJE VAN DEN NOORT

MAARTJE VAN DEN NOORT

The honest simplicity of the work of illustrator Maartje van den Noort is intriguing. We first met Maartje at her light and spacious studio at 'Het Zeemanshuis'. A huge brickwork block…

THE SCENT OF SPRING

THE SCENT OF SPRING

2014, May As we gathered in the newly opened Marie-Stella-Maris Archives in the middle of the Nine Streets, the city was alive celebrating the first warmth of the year.  In…

BIRDS & BUTTERFLIES

BIRDS & BUTTERFLIES

At our upcoming GET TOGETHER we will dive into Spring and soak it up  by utilizing a selection of spring flowers and appurtenant scents. Spring is the ultimate season for fresh starts when…

GET TOGETHER LEATHER

GET TOGETHER LEATHER

2014, Sunday April 13 The North Eastern wind makes it a little cold outside on this early spring day.  However the sun warms us under the simple glass roof light…

ON LEATHER AT BAGISM

ON LEATHER AT BAGISM

On Sunday April 13th we are proud to present Amsterdam based designer Marjel van Tilborg as MAKER for our GET TOGETHER on leather. Back in 2008 Marjel searched for a…

GET TOGETHER CERAMICS

GET TOGETHER CERAMICS

2014, Sunday March 16 We were excited about our GET TOGETHER CERAMICS where we presented three MAKERS - J.C. Herman, Atelier NL and MAUKstudio. A wide range that will lead…

MEET OUR MAKER J.C. HERMAN

MEET OUR MAKER J.C. HERMAN

J.C. HERMAN Ceramics is the name of the Amsterdam-based pottery shop and studio of Herman Verhagen. J.C. HERMAN Ceramics designs, makes and sells ceramics; earthen- and stoneware. All products are handmade on…


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OUR GET TOGETHER PRINT MAKING PHOTOGRAPHY: Marjon Hoogervorst


OUR MAKERS

With great pride we would like to present our MAKERS. We admire our MAKERS for their attention to the process of creation with respect for our local resources. Their products are made with care and skill without losing the aesthetic eye of the maker.
Our MAKERS will show how special the ordinary can be and inspire you to discover the story behind the ‘everyday’, by sharing a common passion for authentic crafts: working with your hands, head and heart. 

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CRAFT

( noun, plural: crafts )
An art, trade or occupation
Requiring special manual skill


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SLOW COFFEE PHOTOGRAPHY: Jitske Hagens

OUR GET TOGETHER LEATHER PHOTOGRAPHY: Seth Carnill

OUR GET TOGETHER BEER PHOTOGRAPHY: Jitske Hagens


SIMPLY SLOW

Come curious
Feel connected
Leave cheerfully