This apartment of 55 m2, divided over two floors is the home of an artist who works mainly with installations and contextual projects, 2 of which are currently on-going in situ: a light-installation with porcelain, textile and led-lights as well as an urban gardening project.
The apartment is situated in Amsterdam Westerpark, in a house built 1902 and consists of livingroom, kitchen and a bathroom on the 3rd floor and a bedroom in the fourth/attic level of the house. It also has two balconies, one on the front of the house and one, larger on the back of the house.
The place is very light due to windows facing both front and back(N/S) and has a warm and pleasant atmosphere with wooden floors and lots of textile. The interior is a mix of old, inherited furniture, such as the dining table and chairs made by the artists great grandmothers father at the occasion of her marriage 1914 as well as the cinema chairs originating from Biografteatern Fågel Blå in Stockholm. The childhood cinema of Ingmar Bergman which he frequently visited up until its closure in 1999. Whilst the guest bed comes from IKEA and the upstairs bed is custom built at site.
It is all blended with art from this and fellow artists as well as old filmposters from favourite movies. In the livingroom is also a small wood stove from the 20´s, bought at the Waterloo Plein flea market, where a fire can be lit in the evening.
Comprehensible, easily operated central heating system with plenty of very hot water. 50MB wireless internet. Vintage B&O stereo system with classical turntable for vinyl, as well as a collection of records to go with it. It provides an excellent sound. Also any modern device for MP3 can effortlessly be plugged in. A CD player is present, as well as the connection cord for external device.
Freezer/fridge/watercooker/an excellent juicer/herbs and greens
Washing Machine, a collection of vintage and modern board games and plenty of books, good and less good are also present and for use.
Depending on the season: umbrellas/hairdryer/shoeshine equipment…u name it . It is after all a fully functioning and well equipped home…
Available when the owner/inhabitant is travelling/working away from home.
Maximum 3 guests at a time. Upstairs sleeps 2, if in one bed. Futon matress.
In the livingroom is a bed which sleeps one. 90 wide.
… and now to what sets us apART (yes, thats the art)!
This installation plays with the idea of enlightment as a manifestation in nature. With porcelain, textile and light. The intention is to provide for a very peaceful, relaxing athmosphere.
A work in –constant- progress, as all will keep growing and deteriorating alternately. It connects to the light- installation through being the material side of the the same idea. Throughout the year herbs, rare leaf vegetables of high nutritional value, salads and some other edible plants are grown. It is done with a window farm, upside down pots hanging from the ceiling as well as in ordinary pots and on the balconies. It also involves a worm-compost. All to be cared for, learned about and from as well as harvested and enjoyed also by guests; in the amount the guest in question is comfortable with.
maybe the most important ingredient for the sustainable urban dwelling.
And great pets as well ;)…
We work with Eisenia Foetida, the prettiest! -it is a stripy italian compost worm, famous for its fast reproduction and great soil production rate.
Soon we will also have bees on the roof!
They are currently holidaying (working away!) in westAmsterdam. There they will stay until the roof is ready for them..
flexible check-in/out’s, just let us know what you prefer.
We hope to hear from you soon…