Maartje van dem Noort + SWAH

December 22, 2010

Oh my, you’ll love this shop and the things in it…Amsterdam is a direct train ride from where I live, only 4 hours away, and yet I rarely make the time to go there. This year I only visited once and stayed only 3 days — clearly more time is needed in such a diverse and lovely city. Since discovering recently the lighting of Maartje van dem Noort sold in a shop called Store Without a Home or SWAH), I have vowed that next year I will definitely make time in my schedule to visit Amsterdam a few times and linger a bit more… There are so many creative people who live there and some have the sweetest ateliers and shops. I think I’ll show you one now called Store Without a Home.

Maartje van dem Noort + SWAH

Maartje van dem Noort + SWAH

Maartje van dem Noort + SWAH

Maartje van dem Noort + SWAH

Store Without a Home is located at IJburglaan 354 in case you are currently in Amsterdam and want to catch a peek, though they are moving locations in January so check their blog for updates next year. I love how quirky and creative it looks – their products are whimsical and I imagine in person, a real delight to behold. I especially love the Hang Me Lightly pendant, Cloud stools, and the Paper Alarm Clock.

(images: store with a home)


  • Reply yvet December 22, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Thanks for you sweet comments about Amsterdam.
    I’ve been living in Amsterdam for 6 years and absolutely love it.
    This store is amazing!

    Bye, Yvet

  • Reply juliette December 22, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    wow, those fabric paper lantern covers look pretty amazing as well! So many clever ideas!

  • Reply Ellen Vesters December 22, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Hi Holly,
    I love SWAH. Did you also know about the store RESTORED? Same concept, but existing for a longer period. Very lovely people too.
    X Ellen

    • Reply decor8 December 22, 2010 at 1:29 pm

      @Ellen — I’ve heard of Restored but never been… I have to visit!

  • Reply my best friend jules December 22, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    This shop is divine! I lived in Amsterdam for a while, and it was one of my favorite shops! Miss it so much! I love those lanterns! Well, I’m love with all of it! :)

    Xo Mervi

  • Reply Brooke H December 22, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    I so need to visit these stores! LOVE everything but those cloud stools in particular need to live with me. More reason to visit Amsterdam soon.

  • Reply Raina Kattelson December 22, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    OH, wish I had known about it when I was in Amsterdam- well a good reason to go back.

  • Reply Dolly December 23, 2010 at 7:11 am


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