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An editor’s note

For a while I have been posting various articles on this website. The articles I posted varied from new fashion items, party pictures, cool gadgets to an incidental recipe. I would like to thank all the readers up till now for following my “blog”. But it is time to move ahead.

We will be merging this website and content to a new platform. Take things to a new level and focus more on the international aspect of the articles.

So, now you talk about “we”? That’s correct, together with Daniel, my coworker, we are building a new online magazine about lifestyle, fashion and all the things related to that.

I have been inspired by many bloggers and magazines but I think this website could become more than just a collection of short blogposts. From now on, we will slowly move to the new magazine. One of the next steps is working together with international writers.

You are very welcome to read and enjoy the new website, and please do participate in this project. We are looking for writers, editors and other people that can help us grow this magazine to become the new cool thing on the Internet. And beyond.

For more information, feel free to contact me via derek@applestreet.nl or the contact form. I hope to see you all in the near future, online and offline…

Screenshot of the new website

New office and showroom

This week I’ve been painting the new Derek’s office. It’s located on a special location in Amsterdam, Meneer de Wit. The office is close to the A10 highway, the trains and with public transport or even walking it’s very close to the city centre.

Hope you like it. I still need a new floor, so if anyone can help me with that, it would be very much appreciated.

 

 

A new post on Fashionbloggers.nl

This weekend I’ve made a new blog post on www.fashionbloggers.nl about my workshops. It’s in Dutch and I have made a special deal for my readers. Have a look and see for yourself.

The car

As I’m working on the start-up of my company, I’m also searching for a car. A car for business and pleasure. There are tons of rules and regulations about owning a car, but I just want a car and I will use it for business purposes sometimes.

Finding a simple, cheap, elegant, stylish car that works is quite a task. Also, it needs to be big enough to carry around a lot of stuff.

Cars that are stylish and affordable are almost always second-hand. New cars are expensive and do not fit within my budget. Oldtimers or youngtimers are perfect for this job. But which one? An American car that always breaks down and is almost entirely made out of plastic? An old Mercedes, with colours like army-green, off-yellow and vague-grey? A Land Rover? A mini-van?

For me, it’s a hard choice to make. I therefore have asked some people to help me searching for the right car. If you have any suggestions, please let me know in the comments below.

Mercedes Benz

Mercedes Benz

What to do with the clothes you bought a couple of years ago?

What to do with old fashion items? Still wear them? Store them until they become vintage? Throw them away?

Every season I buy new stuff, sometimes a lot, sometimes just one item. It also differs if I buy expensive clothing or cheap, or a combination. In my opinion, it is possible to combine new fashion with older clothing, unless the older pieces are really time-specific.

For some reason, I don’t throw away clothing. Only if it’s unfixable or really ugly. But then again, I don’t know where I keep it. My closet is so full that at least 25% needs to be ‘in transit’ (on the floor, in the laundry or in the washing machine). Next to that, I don’t have the idea that I wear old clothes a lot (except for some good shirts). So, where the hell are those old pieces?

Maybe I need to clean up my closet and store some old pieces or throw them away. I don’t think that the clothing I’ve bought a couple of years ago can be sold second hand.

I’m wondering what other people do, do you throw away old clothes?
Do you sell it? Store it? Wear it?

A tidy closet

A tidy closet

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