BNN's drugs and sex test

Posted on January 24 2008 by Bob
Categories: RopeMarks

Today, 24 Jan., is the recording of BNN's national drugs and sex test (Dutch: Spuiten en Slikken test) for Dutch national TV. We will be present for a short demonstration and to ask one of the questions for the panel and Dutch audience to answer.

The program will be aired on TV in march or april, we'll let you know the exact date through this blog.

Wish us luck!

KamaSutrA erotic fair, jan 2008 edition

Posted on January 18 2008 by Bob

There seems to be some confusion in the Netherlands. Well at least in our little circle of friends and acquaintances :)

Coming weekend, January 18 to 20, there is another edition of Hollands biggest erotic fair "KamaSutrA". Contrary to the rumors, this edition we will not be present with our own booth.

However, we will be present on Saturday 19nd from approximately 18:00 to the end of the day. You can most likely find us in the booth of Kamasutra TV. We will be there for one or more demonstrations and we will be doing the 22:50 bondage workshop for the "classe de erotique".

Do note, our demonstration(s) and the workshop will be taped for airing on Kamasutra TV (Dutch national night time TV program). All precautions will be taken to avoid getting the "innocent" on tape :)

See you all the 19nd!

Amsterdam Fashion Week at the ABC Treehouse

Posted on January 07 2008 by Bob
Categories: RopeMarks

23 January 2008, 8PM
At the ABC Treehouse
Voetboogstraat 11, 1012XK Amsterdam

Fashion: Any mode of dressing or adornment that is popular during a particular time or in a particular place… It serves as a reflection of social and economic status…” - Mirriam-Webster

Fetish: a form of sexual desire in which gratification is focused abnormally on an object, part of the body, or activity. A course of action to which one has an excessive and irrational commitment. - Oxford English Dictionary

Japanese Bondage: aka Shibari (しばり|, Shibari). Literally "to tie" or "to bind", aka Kinbaku (緊縛|, Kinbaku) "bondage", or Kinbaku-bi "beautiful bondage". Kinbaku is a erotic Japanese style of bondage which involves tying up a person using visually intricate patterns. - RopeMarks

On 23 January 2008, 8PM The ABC Treehouse celebrates Fashion Week’s edgier themes with a special presentation by RopeMarks, famous for their expertise with Japanese Rope Bondage, and for emphasizing the beauty and eroticism of this classic art form.

RopeMarks will demonstrate that, using their techniques, any woman can be transformed into a beautiful fetish fashion model. A second demonstration will emphasize the beauty of classic Japanese rope bondage, an art form that can be traced as far back as the middle ages.

RopeMarks is Bob and Chantal, a lifestyle couple from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. They have specialized in Japanese bondage (a.k.a. Shibari, Kinbaku or Kinbaku-bi) through self-study and follow up study in Akechi ryu in the land of the rising sun (Japan). Their specialization was born out of passion; a passion for each other, a passion for Kinbaku and a passion for the bound female form in all its artistic and erotic glory. Their work is heavily rooted in medieval 17th century Japan.

Their Kinbaku has been featured several times on Dutch national and international television. National and international, fetish, media (printed or otherwise) from around the globe (from Europe to Japan) is regularly in contact with them for interviews, use of material or bookings for photo shoot or film opportunities. Their artistry in Japanese rope is considered among the best in the worldwide scene and ranks number one in what the Netherlands has to offer.

The ABC Treehouse presents – and supports the efforts of others to present - artistic, literary, and political projects which nurture dialogue and cooperation within the Dutch and multicultural community. It is a not-for-profit project of The American Book Center ( one of the largest sources of American (and British) language books on continental Europe.

What: RopeMarks
When: 23 January 2008, 8PM
Where: At The ABC Treehouse (Voetboogstraat 11, Amsterdam), near the Spuiplein

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