Delft Blue, the well-known blue and white pottery, ironically arose as a cheaper alternative to (there’s that stinginess again!) for Chinese porcelain and dates back to the 16th century. Traditional Delft blue is mainly popular among tourists nowadays, while the new generation of hyper modern design vases are showcased in the majority of hipster homes - either with or without tulips. Next to Delft blue, the Netherlands also leads the way in a different type of ‘code blue’: there’s no other place on the planet where the streets are dominated by so much blue. Surprise surprise: we are of course talking about denim. Amsterdam is considered the ‘denim capital’ of the world and The Netherlands is even home to a bonafide Denim Academy, where a new generation of designers are taught the tricks of the denim trade. Among the many cutting-edge Dutch denim brands, it’s Denham that attracts attention. The brand combines heritage denim traditions with modern fits, premium denim fabrics and specially developed washes.