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16 Feb


Antique Mirrors

February 16, 2018 | By |

Our antique French mirrors for projects by real estate agency DSTRCT Amsterdam. Read More

15 Jun


Portrait Painting Inspiration

June 15, 2017 | By |

Some fun ideas of what to do with old portrait paintings. Inspiration from Pinterest

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08 Nov


Mix & Match Monday

November 8, 2016 | By |

Our Iceblue Venetian Chandelier featured by VanGoghle’s Mix & Match Monday! Love the combinations! Thanks @Vangoghle!

Read the whole article here!



12 Oct


Scotch & Soda Misguiding Guide of Amsterdam

October 12, 2016 | By |

Picture Perfect Centre – Un-TIP #26 by Casper Reinders – Expensive Small Talk: ‘Get chatting to Michiel {Wildschut}, before you know it you’ll be walking out with something amazing you totally don’t need’. Launch of Scotch&Soda’s Misguiding guide of Amsterdam in our store!  #misguiding

With texts by Fiona Hering and illustrations of Jan Rothuizen. We love this publication!

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A Misguiding Guide? The forgotten art of personal discovery. Find here how to get lost. #misguiding

A video posted by Scotch & Soda (@scotch_official) on





08 Jan


The Cyanometer

January 8, 2016 | By |

cyanThe Cyanometer Is a 225-year-old tool for measuring the blueness of the sky. It was invented in 1789 by Swiss physicist Horace-Bénédict de Saussure and German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt who used the circular array of 53 shaded sections in experiments above the skies over Geneva, Chamonix and Mont Blanc.

The Cyanometer helped lead to a successful conclusion that the blueness of the sky is a measure of transparency caused by the amount of water vapor in the atmosphere.

Source: This is Colossal

23 Dec


40Winks – The most beautiful small hotel in the world

December 23, 2015 | By |


If you need us this Christmas, you can find us at 40Winks.

Brainchild of acclaimed interior designer David Carter, 40 Winks offers a truly unique experience of London’s East End. An intoxicating mix of old and new, 40 Winks has an atmosphere and ambience unlike any other. 40 Winks is regularly used in fashion shoots – and with one glimpse of the interiors you will see why.

Once you will reveal the correct answer to the secret riddle (you will receive it by email a few days earlier), the eccentric proprietor will usher you upstairs to join a bunch of strangers for cocktails and canapes whilst being read scary stories. Oh boy, yes!

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40 Winks is situated in an elegant Queen Anne townhouse built in 1717. With just two gorgeous rooms, it can either be considered a very tiny boutique hotel or a wonderfully lavish B&B. The interior is a real mixture of old and new, full of antiques and Bohemian decor, whilst exuding glamour and decadence with a large dose of Mr Carter’s very apparent sense of humour: Jesus wearing red slippers and a top hat, mannequin hands in a fruit bowl, interesting wall murals and a crown-toting ornamental dog. These are just a snippet of the curiousities that fill this wonderful house. There is even a sweet little courtyard garden full of greenery, where you can sit and sip tea and cocktails.

109 Mile End Road
London E1 4UJ
020 7790 0259
Nearest station: Stepney Green
Bedtime Stories £25 per head
To book, please email





20 Mar


Spring is coming!

March 20, 2015 | By |


Check out our collection!

11 Feb


Buttons Up

February 11, 2015 | By |

10buttons-moroz-tmagArticle“Buttons can be made from just about anything, from elephant skin to raffia,” announces a text on the wall of “Déboutonner la Mode” (“Unbutton Fashion”), a new exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. And it’s true: The 3000 buttons on display, gathered by prolific collector Loïc Allio, include pearls, leather, fur, bone, wood, straw, plastic, Wedgwood and papier-mâché. Petite canvases though they may be, each button is a full-fledged artistic work, created by craftsmen ranging from embroiderers and ceramicists to jewelers and silversmiths.

“The exhibition is about understanding the role of the silhouette,” Véronique Belloir, its curator, explains. “It puts in context what buttons say about fashion, and beyond fashion.” As for the button’s place now, Belloir feels it has withdrawn into something “subtle and discreet.”

“Déboutonner la Mode” is on view through July 19 at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, 107 Rue de Rivoli, Paris, lesartsdecoratifs.fr2012-48-437-ph1


Bouton, France, vers 1950, Pearls of glass
Bouton, Henri Hamm, vers 1910-20

Source: T Magazine

22 Oct


Travel, Atlases & Maps Auction

October 22, 2014 | By |

This diverse sale by Sotheby’s London (Oct 31), includes private collections of natural history, topographical and costume books and photographs of China! We love! Have a look at our picks.


George Edwards, A Natural History of Uncommon Birds, London, 1743 – 1764, hand-coloured engraved plates, est. 14,000 – 18,000 GBP

Sothebys-rare-booksOtto Brunfels, Herbarum Vivae Eicones Ad Naturae Imitationem, Strassburg, Hohann Schott, 1532, est. 60,000 – 80,000 GBP 

Sothebys-china-japanChina and Japan, 1890s-1910, albums, est. 2,000 – 3,000 


22 Oct


Sotheby’s Furniture Auction Picks

October 22, 2014 | By |

Get inspired by our picks from the upcoming 19th Century Furniture and Decorative Art auction at Sotheby’s New York, 29 Oct 2014.

Sothebys-bombe-commode Maison Jansen, ca. 1880-1980, Louis XV style decorated bombe commode, Paris, mid-20th C, est. 6,000 – 8,000 USD

Sothebys-panterAntoine-Louis Barye, Panthere de Tunis No2, est. 3,000 – 5,000 USD


Charles Cumberworth, 1811-1852, Louis-Philippe gilt and patinated bronze five light candelabra, France, first half 19th-Century, est. 15,000 – 20,000 USD


A pair of Meissen ‘Schneeballen’ bottle vases and covers, late 19th C, est. 6,000 – 9,000 & est. 8,000 – 12,000 USD