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Welcome! Thank you for visiting my weblog. I am Irene, Elisabeth Pouw, a Dutch fashion- and interiorblogger. As blogger I am connecting my readers with beauty, style, quality, craftsmanship and harmony in colors for interior / design / architecture, haute couture, photography, art, antiques etc. I love decorating & bringing beauty and harmony into interiors. I created this blog to share my passion for decorating as well as the many other things which inspire me. From time to time I am also highlighting certain interior designers, decorators, architects, stylists, photographers etc. I hope you enjoy your visit. Feel free to give a comment on my blogs. I will react back as soon as possible. Best regards, Irene Pouw from Holland.

27 december 2012

Fashion: Sequin dresses perfect for New Year's Eve

INSPIRATION:
Beautiful Sequin Dresses to Have You Sparkling Through the New Year.


Herve Leger Sequined bandage dress at The Outnet. Photo Credit: The Outnet.

Ralph Lauren Boat Neck Sequin Cocktail Dress at Bloomingdale's. Photo Credit: Bloomingdale's.

Reiss 'Linny' Embroidered Tulle Dress at Reiss. Photo Credit: Reiss.

Susana Monaco Sequin Dress at Revolve Clothing. Photo Credit: Revolve Clothing.

Tadashi Shoji Paillette Embroidered Lace Dress at Tadashi Shoji. Photo Credit: Tadashi Shoji.

Alice & Olivia Mona Sequined Dress at Saks Fifth Avenue. Photo Credit: Saks Fifth Avenue.

'Moonray' V-Neck Colorblock Sequin Dress at French Connection. Photo Credit: French Connection.

Source: FashionEtc./Dresses for New Year's Eve
Article by Lindsey Schickner

24 december 2012

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS 2012

With Christmas just around the corner 
I wish my readers a wonderful holiday as well as all the best for 2013.

Wens mijn lezers fijne, gezellige en kleurrijke Kerstdagen toe en een bruisend 2013!

20 december 2012

DESIGN: SIDEBOARD CASSIS BY BRABBU

Be inspired by this elegant and beautiful design: the sideboard CASSIS from the company Brabbu. Inspired by the warmth of tropical atmosphere, CASSIS sideboard is the touch of nature that every space needs. Composed by brushed antique brass and palisander wood, CASSIS brings tales from ancient times and from unknown natural places, in a mixture of senses. Come closer and let yourself be amazed by this perfect balance between elegance and strenght.
More about the company:
BRABBU is a design brand that reflects an intense way of living, bringing fierceness, strength and power into an urban lifestyle. They design and produce a diverse range of furniture, casegoods, upholstery, lighting, rugs, art and accessories that tells stories from the nature and the world. All these stories are written by the materials, textures, scents, flavours and colours that live inside the nature and inside the urban life. Very interesting company with beautiful products!


Source: BRABBU

16 december 2012

LIGHTING: TIMELESS BEAUTY, PORTA ROMANA

The Dutch company Co van der Horst sent me last week their newsletter with beautiful pictures from the UK Porta Romana collection. I checked out their website and I was really astonished, such elegant designs with a timeless beauty and magnificent craftsmanship. Here lighting becomes an artobject of top quality!

Of course, I couldn't resist to write a blog about this company. So, below you will find some beautiful designs from table lamps. Besides lighting Porta Romana also offers furniture, mirrors & accessories. The Dutch company Co van der Horst is working together with Porta Romana. If you would like to have a look please find the enclosed links below. 
Giraffe Lamp - Decayed Silver
Giraffe Lamp - Decayed Gold
Blob Lamp - Turquoise
Blob Lamp - Amber
Cologne Lamp - Olive with Decayed Gold
Cologne Lamp - Charcoal with Very Decayed Silver
Gourd Lamp - Prune with Perspex base

Gourd Lamp - Saffron with Perspex base
Sources: PORTA ROMANA UK and CO VAN DER HORST NL

15 december 2012

BEAUTIFUL DESIGN: FONCKEL LIGHT




Fonckel, direct your light.
Fonckel offers a brand new lighting experience, literally bringing you in touch with light. Fonckel is flexible, personal and sensitive and allows you to adjust the light exactly according to your wishes and your environment. Light is finally tangible! Check www.fonckel.com.

09 december 2012

QUICK PIC: IT'S WINTERTIME (01)


Wintertime - Istanbul Beyoglu, Turkey

Opening China Light Rotterdam (NL)




This year, a new and unique event, China Light Rotterdam, the Netherlands, will bring warmth and sparkle to the dark months of winter. The Chinese tradition of light festivals is coming to ‘The Park’ at the Euromast in Rotterdam. After weeks of preparation and building, China Light Rotterdam opens its gates to the public. In the fairytale park visitors can enjoy the largest light spectacle of Europe.

Over 40 Chinese artists have built a fairy-tale paradise complete with amazing laser shows and performances of Chinese music and dance. Wandering among more than 35 enchanting light objects of fantastical characters, flowers, animals and a 100-metre-long dragon and huge Temple of Heaven, you'll almost feel you're in the magical world of China. For more information please have a look at the enclosed link below.

Source: CHINA LIGHT ROTTERDAM NL

DUTCH DESIGN: WOODEN DESIGN BIKE

Bough Bike, a wooden design bike by designer Jan Gunneweg - Nederlands Design.
Thank you for taking a look at this blogpost!
Source: Nederlands Design/Dutch Design Fietsen

INSPIRATIE: KERSTBOOM VAN SLOOPHOUT




Een kerstboom om je creativiteit op los te laten! Zonder decoratie is hij al mooi, maar met kaarten, kerstboomhangers, (schoolbord)verf of linten wordt het wel een hele persoonlijke boom. Je kan hem pimpen zoals je wilt. Met snoep bijvoorbeeld, dan wordt het een echter kinderkerstboom. Verkrijgbaar bij Wonen met LEF, zie de bijgevoegde link hieronder.

Source: Wonen met LEF/Kerstboom van sloophout