It’s been a long two days.A very long two days.
The Ragged Priest went on a family vacay to Eindhoven in Holland.
Waking up at 2.30am and not going to bed until the following 1.30am is hard..especially when it is literally the hottest day in the history of man kind..ever…but it was worth literally every second.
Our friends over at Spectre collective were hosting a big bbq and we thought it would be rude not to go!..you know..for work.
Eindhoven got completely bombed during the war so literally everything went. This means pretty much all the architecture is post war so everything is really still relatively young.
It was also where ‘Philips’ used to have a lot of their factories, but after having relocated to, I think, Amsterdam, lots of these buildings are now very desolate looking.
Where we spent most of our time looks a little industrial because it’s still quite a corporate place – loads of big companies operate from there. You see loads of multi-story factory looking places, some of these are still factories..but some, like the places we were lucky enough to go into have been converted into show rooms or offices or cafes or bars or restaurants or skate parks. Oooo or big open plan apartments.
Another thing that makes it zeer cool is the fact that it’s apparently basically an hour away from everywhere else that you could want to go..Like Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, Brussels, Utrecht etc..
Or, if for some reason you don’t fancy any of those places you could just hop in’t car and drive to France or Germany.
As you can tell I’m pretty sold on Eindhoven. Anyway, back to the reason we were there..We were lucky enough to be asked (by Spectre collective) to show some of our new Autumn/Winter 2013 collection along side some other really great brands. We’re going to be working pretty closely with Spectre collective now so it’s all very exciting.
And the party! Well -There was a pool, a dj on top of a caravan, food (really good food), a f*cking HUGE indoor skatepark, amazing clothes, amazing interiors, amazing people..and the beer flowed like wine. Work can be really hard..
(p.s. caffeine is the new love of my love, without it I would not have survived the trip)