We at Blue Blood absolutely love Selah Sue and her music, that’s why we would like to share her song ‘This World’ with you.
We asked our friends on facebook, twitter and here on our blog to send in photos of their favorite Blue Blood denim. We received a lot of beautiful examples from you guys, thanks for that! We especially liked the photos from Stan Koolen of his 5 year old Blue Blood denim, thanks Stan for your pictures! We will contact you by e-mail for your reward. P.s. We also love your Gourmet shoes!
Etsy is a great site to find unique handmade items. Whether you’re looking to buy a present for your friend, grandma or just for yourself, Etsy has something for everyone. This site is created for anyone that wants to make a living out of making handmade goods. Buyers and sellers are all connected on this site and we at Blue Blood picked out a few things that we really like.
One maker decided it was time their plum tree needed trimming. The wood was used to create eco green candle holders. We at Blue Blood have always loved wood, this can specially be seen within our stores. Wooden floors are key at Blue Blood.
We also really liked the wooden buttons this maker created.
Another interesting product is created out of a blend of vanilla, cinnamon, orange and the liquor Southern Comfort. This piece of soap is definitely aimed at those tough men out there that enjoy the strong scent of Southern Comfort while using this so called “All Liquored up soap”.
Ellen Lohse graduated from Rhode Island School of Design and then went on to design books. She now sells her fantastic work on Etsy too. We have posted her work on The Darjeeling Limited before if you can remember? This one below is of Grace Kelly and Stewart.
And finally what a hilarious way to start the new year with this great printable calendar from Keep Calm and Carry Spoof 2010. For only $5,00 you get the pdf sent to your email and you will be able to print this super funny calendar a million times if you like. Why not start January 2010 with a calendar that tell you to make a resolution and then to break it straight away!
Eric Chueng and Sean Martindale are the implementers of the project Poster Pocket Planting. They fill the city streets of Toronto with more green scenery. What they do is they create “pots” in existing poster walls, they then fill these up with soil and place a plant within it. The poster pocket planters hope that this form of creating green wall systems will encourage other activists to start this method in other cities. It has already been picked up in Brooklyn. Due to the cold weather Eric and Sean have stopped planting new plants into poster pockets. Instead they actually saved some greens that they had put out on Harbord to save them from the frost. These little plants have been carefully brought inside. We love what they do and who knows maybe the streets of Berlin, New York and Amsterdam will look much greener soon. Lets hope so.
Last week some awesome sneakers arrived at our Blue Blood store in the PC Hooftstraat in Amsterdam! Coming from LA, sneaker brand Stampd’ is a huge success! Prior to setting up Stampd’, designer Chris Stamp used to paint his graphics on Chuck Taylor’s and Toms. He got such a rush from this that he decided to launch a website whereby consumers were able to design there “one of a kind” sneaker. This was a huge success that led to Chris Stamp starting up his own brand. He uses these sneakers as a source to portray his vision of what streetwear really is today and aims therefore to bring fun back into this scene. Both male and female sneakers are now available in our store. Here is a sneak preview.
Can’ wait to have them? Run to our Blue Blood PC Hoofstraat store before there gone…
We came across some hilarious images of all kinds of people dressed in denim outfits on Mr. Mort’s blog. We simply couldn’t resist to share them with you guys! Great! Check it out!
We at Blue Blood owe our name to our love for Denim and the indigo that we have coursing through our veins. We are glad we are not alone and that there are a handful of ‘geeks’ like us out there. Cotton Duck is one the most prominent Denim Heads on the internet. We are extra proud of him since next to his Denim obsession he also shares our home town Amsterdam. Samuel better known as Cotton Duck finally put up his own blog.
Guess we will be spending even longer hours gazing at our screens… Check it out! Or should we say… Stay away! Don’t get sucked in! Be aware of the consequences… Here’s a preview:
We hope you will enjoy it as much as we do!