SIMPLY SLOW

SIMPLY SLOW is an online community hosting a magazine and a warehouse, presenting you stories and makers from around the globe.

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.

Once in a while SIMPLY SLOW organizes small get-togethers to create an inspiring awareness for authenticity by cultivating community.

With great pride we would like to introduce you to our makers, who work with their hands, head and heart. Refusing to be rushed, SIMPLY SLOW is a growing community sharing a common idea that there is a lot to explore to simplify your life.


Simply Slow Photography by On a hazy morning
Simply Slow Photography by On a hazy morning

CAFFENOL

Photography by on a hazy morning
Styling by Studio Jasmijn Boots Art direction by orphan socks
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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. 


CAFFENOL

CAFFENOL

At this get together we will be introduced into the fascinating world of an alternative photographic process by using simple household products.

NATURAL SOAP

NATURAL SOAP

The craft of making natural soap is a pure balance between chemistry and cooking. Scientifically, soap is the saponification of a fat with lye, regarding to our senses , soap is so…

NATURAL INDIGO

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…


OUR PHILOSOPHY

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


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OUR GET TOGETHER LEATHER

 Photography by Jitske Hagens Styling by Stefanie Maas
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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 … 


CAFFENOL, THE RESULTS

CAFFENOL, THE RESULTS

At this mid October day Amsterdam was at it’s best, enveloped in crispy autumn weather. We loaded our La Sardina-camera – orinoco ochre – and went for a walk. We…

GET TOGETHER CAFFENOL

GET TOGETHER CAFFENOL

On Sunday October 11th we gathered at our venue Spaces for an intimate Caffenol get-together. Our makers Madri van Veldhuizen and Anna Meijer from Lomography Benelux were preceded by Joyce…

ABOUT CAFFENOL

ABOUT CAFFENOL

When we first heard about the alternative photographic process Caffenol, we were charmed by it’s simplicity. Caffenol is a film developing method using instant coffee, washing soda and vitamin C…

GET TOGETHER SOAP

GET TOGETHER SOAP

Since 1497, soap is manufactured in Amsterdam. Amsterdam’s newest soap factory ‘De Amsterdamsche Zeepfabriek’ revives this tradition. They seethe soap as it was usual in those days. Made of natural…

MEET OUR MAKER MARGOT RUTTEN

MEET OUR MAKER MARGOT RUTTEN

One morning in March we met Margot Rutten from SOaP7 while she was making soap at her laboratory in Haren/ Groningen. At our upcoming get together she will guide us…

BOUGH BIKES

BOUGH BIKES

2015 February 24  The days are getting longer. As we jump on our bicycles and head into the city, the cool winter breeze still kisses our checks when we pass the…

GET TOGETHER NATURAL INDIGO

GET TOGETHER NATURAL INDIGO

2014 November 16 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…

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…


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NATURAL SOAP 

Photography by Jitske Hagens Styling by Stefanie Maas
Art direction by orphan socks
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CRAFT

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


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OUR GET TOGETHER PRINT MAKING

Photography by Marjon Hoogervorst
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SIMPLY SLOW

Come curious
Feel connected
Leave cheerfully