Ever since Iris showed her beautiful photos of concept store Outspoken on her blog, it was on my want-to-visit-list. My former hometown Den Bosch doesn't look like the city I used to know anymore (it has been over a decade!), but it does make me proud that it's home to cool places like Mariapaviljoen, eetbar Dit, the Museum Quarter and the updated Verwersstraat with shops like Oh and Westside. And of course this new gem: Outspoken.
In December and January, Majke Hüsstege and her team propose an XL edition of the Outspoken store. The entire art gallery is transformed into a concept store with a very well curated selection of pieces you won't find anywhere else. No regular concept store knick knacks, but one-of-a-kind artwork, affordable design pieces, furniture, neon art by Marco Vuijk, lighting, fashion (really nice pieces by Barbara Munsle, Elise Kim and Studio Ruig!), handbags and lots of interesting surprises everywhere.
Neon art by Katharina Arndt:
I loved this beautiful and ultra light wooden lamp shade by Studio Daniel:
And these smooth ceramics by Cor Unum: