Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Places – Rotabs-style center – Rotterdam

I went on Sunday to see the Swan market in the north part of Rotterdam. I wasn’t amazed by the market but by the place where the market was, the entire area around. Not so long time ago it wasn't really an interesting part of the city…. Now I just couldn’t believe it! All new hip galleries, cafés, great new vibe all around.
“ Groei mee in’t Swaenshals. food, fashion & design”.
The Rotabs – style center is one of the buildings, which was turned into a creative warehouse where entrepreneurs of diverse disciplines have put up small businesses. Small units with tenants, like a photographer, a publisher, a goldsmith, a café, a gallery. There are some units left waiting for other daring adventurers to set up shops!

One of the shop I really like is an "elle aime", run by Lisa Manuels, an independent illustrator and lover of everything vintage & handmade. Her shop is full of works made by different designers and artists, I spotted a work of Kim Welling, illustrator and artist from Utrecht and Mikodesing from Rotterdam, but there is much more to see.

more info  and all materials from: 
 rotabs /  and here elleaime  / kimwelling and mikodesign
photo 3/4/5/6 Rafakids