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Modefabriek

Modefabriek: Fashion Yearning & Learning

With over two decades passed since the first Modefabriek in 1996, Amsterdam readies itself once again for the business-to-business tradeshow to launch once more. Brimming with a top selection of brands and designers, ...

Selvedge Run

Run, Selvedge Run

Berlin’s beloved order tradeshow, Selvedge Run, takes place twice a year (in January and July), and is set to open next week for it’s fifth edition. Nestled once again in the Kulturbrauerei (previously a red-brick ...

SADEVILLAIN II

SADEVILLAIN II: Sade Is Doomed (Again)

Not much is known about elusive British hip-hop icon MF DOOM. His stage persona, like his lyrical prowess, is memorable, yet difficult to grasp - never letting his listener settle nor escape. One thing we do know about the ...

John Hoppy Hopkins

Exhibiting Hoppy: The Decade that Shook Britain Revisited

The 1960s spelled change for young people in the UK. The days of youth conscription were dead, and on their grave was built a post-war monument of drugs, sex and the ‘British Invasion’ of Rock’n’Roll. It was the ...

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Sonos PLAYBASE: For maximum effect

Once in a blue moon, a product will sneak up on us. Sonos reinvented home audio through smart engineering plus smart marketing when they released their wireless PLAY speaker series. Who knew we needed music in every room ...

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Sjamsoedin’s first official solo release, ‘Orion’ (Video + Full EP)

Exactly a year ago we paid Dutch DJ/producer Sjamsoedin a visit in his Amsterdam-based studio for an interview for our S/S-issue, ready to geek-out over his new obsession: modular synthesizers. Increasingly drawn to the ...

Lemonaid

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonaid

Unethical farming, children living in poverty, global pollution; it’s hard to know where to start when looking to make a difference. Well now, “Drinking Helps.” That’s what Hamburg's organic and Fairtrade soft-drink ...

Code Denim issue Launch

CODE Denim Issue Launch at Gibson

Overlooking Amsterdam's glittering lights, we launch CODE’s denim issue. Location: the A’DAM Toren, in the Gibson Room. As the sun falls below the horizon, the offices of a brand that have almost solely dominated the ...

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Kristina Fender: Middle finger on the shutter

The motorcycle photography of Kristina Fender is subculture at its most pure form. Wild styled guys aside even wilder styled machines raised their finger to the world that they were, for that moment, leaving behind. CODE ...

Roll Out The Blue Carpet

Roll out the blue carpet: Amsterdam Denim Days

The countdown has begun, the fourth installment of Amsterdam Denim Days is fast approaching. For our part, we’re about to launch a CODE denim special. Here’s how it’s going to go down at Denim Days. Future of Denim ...

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Good Friday: Kendrick Lamar’s Damn. drops, to rise again on Sunday?

Today’s feature comes in two parts. Why? A month or so ago rumours were stirred: Kendrick Lamar was releasing what he called a “very urgent” album. Well, the appositely-titled Damn., a follow-up to 2015’s To Pimp A ...

Surama Eco lodge

Ultimate Getaway: Surama Eco lodge

You may have been planning for Greece, Spain or France this year. Stop now! One of our editors came back from Guyana with the ultimate getaway. A lodge in the heart of the wilderness: Surama in the Guiana Shield, an ...

Thundercat Drunk

Tumbling Down the Rabbit Hole with Thundercat’s Drunk

Bass player, singer and producer Thundercat earned a Grammy for his production work on Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly in 2016. He laid the foundations of jazz for that acclaimed record, which would in turn take home ...

Sir Edmond Vanilla Gin

Sir Edmond Vanilla Gin: A Rebellious Spirit

The gentlemanly chap emblazoned on the label of this Vanilla Gin? That’s Sir Edmond. He’s a flamingo. Generally, flamingos do not migrate, wear monocles or produce spirits - but Sir Edmond is a rebellious bird who works ...

Snowboard design

The most exciting snowboard design of next year?

With a huge nose and channeled base, Korua Shapes’ Tugboat took home Product of the Year at ISPO design awards last week. Snowboard design is going through an ‘everything is possible’ phase again. Designers charge at ...

E:Mist

Salt of the earth botanicals from E:Mist

At CODE we like fragrances. We like quality stuff to treat a man’s skin well. This winter we came across a not so usual suspect. Swedish born, Amsterdam based Eva Elvelin is the mind behind home-brewn cosmetics label ...

Christopher Raeburn

Christopher Raeburn recycling camo

To mark Fall/Winter 2017, Christopher Raeburn teams up with Save The Duck to create Recycle - a sustainable luxury capsule collection which deconstructs the seasonal shifts of urbanity, but with a military twist. Recycle ...

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Wind up: RedBull King of the Air is Live

The Red Bull King of the Air is a favorite online feature for some of our editorial team. Today the 5th edition is going off. In the limelight is Ruben Lenten, who’s back from a long journey through cancer recovery and a ...

Plantage Frederiksdorp

In the palm of Suriname: Plantage Frederiksdorp

With 98 percent unspoiled rainforest and a super chilled population Suriname is set to become the hot destination for travellers heading to South America. The palm shaded Plantage Frederiksdorp, once a coffee plantation now ...

Money Hallelujah

Money Hallelujah: Gorillaz in the White House

“We are still humanz.” The hashtag that lead the emergence of new single from Gorillaz on the eve of the 45th presidential inauguration. Poet Benjamin Clementine looks astutely into the lens: “Here is our tree, that ...

Totaldac

Is Totaldac the best DAC in the world?

Vincent Brient has made music his life. In search of true live-like sound, he’s set himself up a modest pile in the wide open landscape of St. Michel, France - an audio craftsman in the striking wetlands below a ...

Ricky Powell

The ghosts of hip-hop past

Like free jazz, it takes control and concentration to style-out sloppy. You need to know the game before you can be in the right place at the right time. From today, Sneakersnstuff basement will be transformed into a vault ...

Avant Arte

Avant Arte: the Tinder for Art-Lovers

With no background in art, no entrepreneurial experience, what started as two young guys’ search for the next Picasso, became a global call to open the art world to everybody. Three years later, their Instagram’s about ...

Bonobo Migration Review

Estranged familiarity: Bonobo’s Migration reviewed

Aptly titled, Bonobo’s sixth studio album is all about the changing of place. “How one person will take an influence from one part of the world and move with that influence and affect another part of the ...

Mobile Headphones

Best kept secrets for listening to music on the go

With Spotify venturing into offline streaming and Apple’s merciless expulsion of the beloved 3.5mm headphone jack, we thought it time to throw in our two-cents on how to get the absolute most from listening to music on ...

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Terra Incognita: Stillpoint Lodge

Some places are simply magical. Stillpoint Lodge, situated on a cosy private peninsula in Halibut Cove, Alaska is just that. Magical. Combine unspoiled surroundings, a remote location, intense vistas and glow-in-the-dark ...

Demerara Rum

Demerara Rules the Waves

Sure, it was the British Royal Navy who sailed the Seven Seas and wrecked havoc amongst its rivals for over two centuries. But if it hadn’t been for Guyana’s Demarara rum, they may not have had the “Dutch Courage” ...

The Skate Room

The Skateroom: Empowering children one skateboard at a time

It’s not uncommon for skaters to be leading the way in new cultural trends. Those roll-up Dickies, the Vans slip-ons; all thanks to skating. Now an artistic trend is emerging: decks. Normally, skaters wear them down, ...

Lee Rider 101 Fall Winter

Lee’s Fall / Winter: Vintage meets modern

Since the 40s and 50s, the Kansas cowboy rodeos and the films of James Dean, Lee’s Rider denim has been part of outfits through generations. To celebrate it’s 75th anniversary, CODE stylist Imruh Asha got ahold of their ...

The Steamery

Steaming as a Life Hack

For every guy who always looked with a tinge of despair and disgruntled respect at men who dressed in impeccably fresh clothing, this reality is now within reach. CODE tried one of the portable steamers of Swedish brand The ...

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PARFUM OBSCURE

Some things are so good or special that you’d rather not let other people in on them. But Parfum Obscure, the love child of Dutch interior designers Xander Vervoort and Leon van Boxtel, deserves recognition. “You ...