The ‘Kultuurfabriek’ is right around the corner. So when the former Mexican restaurant got a new owner, I could follow the furnishing of the space day to day. As time passed by, my curiosity increased.
What the hell were they planning with that toilet that could be seen from the street? And a few days later: why was the toilet, including toilet paper holder, wrapped with knitted wool?
The very charismatic German owner, Elif, explained it to me. Together with her boyfriend Wouter they had lots of plans. She designs and makes costumes. In the first place for opera, ballet… but you can come up to her with any wild idea. Right away she will go through her collection of fabrics and start thinking out loud about how to realize your idea.
More specific she has a taste for corsets. Not for me though. I’m still thinking about a three piece suit. Not easy to find a nice one for women and certainly not tailored. Also the accessories she has in store are worth taking a look at.
But they have many more plans. Workshops knitting, making space available for performances or lectures…
It seems as though the neighborhood will profit from the couple’s great enthusiasm!