Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Flybird at OntFront

September 29 2012 the Dutch designer Frankie Boateng of Flybird will be creating a leather bag live at the OntFront store (Haarlemmerdijk 121b Amsterdam). Drop by this upcoming Saturday between 13:00-16:00 to see the Flybird team live in action. Pure craftsmanship and real devotion to design. Lego!

 (Frankie Boateng live in action)

Monday, September 10, 2012

OntFront in SUSIE 2012 Amsterdam (in Dutch)

OntFront is featured in the upcoming shopping guide SUSIE 2012 Amsterdam. We're so grateful. The write up is done right and Zazou looks stunning on photo. Check it out!



Saturday, September 8, 2012

Barber

Just around the corner from the OntFront store a new barber shop for men opened up. It's simply called barber. They focus strictly on old straight razor shave, or trim (yes, beards!). The owner, Petra has learned these classic and forgotten techniques of this traditional craft. So this is an enterprise we most definitely support. So do drop by at the Binnen Oranjestraat 24 in Amsterdam. Go Petra!









Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Haarlemmerdijk 121 (1958)

The OntFront store is located on the Haarlemmerdijk 121, in the centre of Amsterdam. This part of the centre is also called the 'Haarlemmerbuurt'. It has a great ship building history and even its own dialect. The Haarlemmerbuurt used to be a rough neigbourhood back in the days, hence the Amsterdam dialect term 'Haarlemmerdijkies', which means cunning, sly, vile, or vicious.
Now the Haarlemmerbuurt is the most vibrant and fly hood if you ask us. Here's a picture from 1958, Haarlemmerdijk 121.