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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.

30 maart 2012

DESIGN: BOREK OUTDOOR FURNITURE (3)

Prachtige collecties van Borek Outdoor Furniture, gezien bij Dacks.nl. Hieronder treft u een impressie aan. De firma Borek is ooit begonnen met het importeren van parasols. Zowel op de parasolmarkt, waar Borek in Nederland marktleider is, heeft Borek sinds enige jaren een eigen meubelmerk onder dezelfde naam. Mede door geen enkele concessie aan de kwaliteit te doen is Borek op de exclusieve buitenmeubelmarkt een serieus alternatief. Voor meer informatie zie DACKS.NL.

Eerder schreef ik al 2 blogs over de Borek Outdoor collecties: de South Beach Teak Collection en de Collins Collection, beiden ontworpen door Eric Kuster.
Source: DACKS.NL
Note: deze foto's zijn met toestemming van Dacks.nl geplaatst

29 maart 2012

Organizing Your Books - Book Shelf "Will be Read"

Nice and easy way of organizing your books as "Has been read" and "Will be read". This special shelf is basically designed for separating the books that we have read and we will read. Designer: Mebrure Oral. For more information please have a look at her website, see enclosed link below.
About the designer:
Mebrure is an Istanbul based industrial designer. She graduated from Industrial Design department of Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey in 2010. Currently lives and works in Istanbul.
Mebrure Oral - industrial designer
Source: Mebrure Oral, website: Mebrure Oral/Book Shelf

28 maart 2012

INTERIORSTYLING: Lovely pink baby bedrooms (Eijffinger 3)

Sweet baby bedrooms in pink colours. Be inspired by the wallpaper collections from Eijffinger for decorating a lovely baby bedroom for your little one. Eijffinger used special photo wallpaper for the walls. Earlier I placed two other blogs, see Baby Bedrooms Eijffinger (1) and Baby Bedrooms Eijffinger (2).

INTERIOR: CASAMIDY ARMCHAIRS (3)


Beautiful armchairs, seen at Casamidy Mexico / Brussels. Love their style! Casamidy was established in 1998 by Jorge Almada and Anne-Marie Midy with the objective of combining contemporary design with traditional artisan methods of manufacture. All the items presented on their website are original ideas of Jorge and Anne-Marie. Earlier I placed 2 other blogs about their beautiful products, see Blog 01 and Blog 02.
Note: these pictures have been placed with approval of Casamidy / Jorge Almada

27 maart 2012

FURNITURE DESIGN: Bisazza Bagno Bathroom by Marcel Wanders

Bisazza Bagno Collection by Marcel Wanders
Love this design! Beautiful bathroom inspired by Baroque furniture, designed by the Dutch interior designer Marcel Wanders. Bisazza Bagno and Marcel Wanders teamed up to create the Bisazza Bagno Collection: a line full of bathroom furnishings. Mirrors and consoles in black and white, a shower and chandelier in one and a bathtub and sink made of white fiberglass which looks like a bar of soap. 
Bisazza Bagno Collection by Marcel Wanders
More about the designer:
Quote: "Marcel Wanders graduated cum laude from the School of the Arts Arnhem in 1988. In 1995 he opened his own studio based in Amsterdam. Marcel Wanders is a product and interior designer who drew international recognition for his "Knotted Chair" produced by Droog Design in 1996.

Five years later, in 2011 he co-founded the successful design label Moooi, of which he is the art director. Marcel Wanders is now ubiquitous, designing for global brands and high end furniture companies such as B&B Italia, Cappellini, Puma, Swarovski, Bisazza, Poliform, KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines, Flos, Magis, Google, Target, Baccarat and more recently Christofle and M.A.C. Cosmetics, Additionally, Marcel works on architectural and interior design projects, such as the Meha Grand Hotel in Bonn, the Mondrian South Beach Hotel in Miami, the Villa Moda Flagship store in Bahrain, as well as private residences in Amsterdam, Mallorca and Jakarta.

In 2010 Marcel Wanders and the Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced their collaboration, together with Aedes Real Estate, on a new hotel project, the Andaz Amsterdam Hotel. In 2005 he was named International Designer of the Year by Elle Decoration". Unquote: for more information please have a look at the mentioned websites below.
Bisazza Bagno Collection by Marcel Wanders
Bisazza Bagno Collection by Marcel Wanders
Bisazza Bagno Collection by Marcel Wanders
Bisazza Bagno Collection by Marcel Wanders

24 maart 2012

INTERIORSTYLING: Lovely blue baby bedrooms (Eijffinger 1)

Lovely baby bedrooms in blue colours. Be inspired by the wallpaper collections from Eijffinger for decorating a nice and fresh baby bedroom for your little one. Eijffinger used special photo wallpaper for the walls. Earlier I placed two other blogs, see Baby Bedrooms Eijffinger (2) and Baby Bedrooms Eijffinger (3).

22 maart 2012

In The Spotlight: Jewelry Designer Rodrigo Otazu

Rodrigo Otazu: 
inspiring and very creative jewelry artist, who has a real eye for beauty! He looks at jewelry as if the stones have a personality, a soul. He feels intuitively how to combine the stones together to give a great result, that WOW-effect. Rodrigo breaks rules with his spontaneous and unusual way of designing jewelry. "The more freedom you give him the better will be his results", he said. Below you will find an exclusive interview from Lilogi as well as an You Tube movie about the Rodrigo Otazu Collection. For more information please have a look at the enclosed link below. 
Exclusive interview with Rodrigo Otazu
In December 2011 I read this interesting interview about Rodrigo at Lilogi. Quote: "Rodrigo Otazu is an Argentinian jewelry designer who possesses a captivating personality that adds flavor to each of his designs. Rodrigo admits to viewing the world as his playground. He constantly travels, seeking inspiration to fuel his desire to create beautifully crafted pieces. He adores music, art and the beauty that surrounds all of us around the world. While designing his collections, he reinterprets old Hollywood glamour for women who want to look chic and powerful today.
Rodrigo states that the most defining characteristic of his work is ‘light’. This, in turn, often motivates his decisions to incorporate Swarovski crystals into his award-worthy designs. He credits Vogue for discovering him while he was living in Australia and designing his very first pieces of jewelry. In 2003, Rodrigo collaborated with Christian Lacroix for Lacroix's couture show, which caught the eyes of several celebrities including Britney Spears and Madonna. Intense drama and spirited glamour are characteristic of his pieces. It is therefore no surprise that Lady Gaga is now credited as his biggest fan, choosing to work with Rodrigo to enhance her jaw-dropping looks.
For those of us who are inspired to add a bit of sparkle to our lives this holiday season, there is no better way to start the week than with today’s exclusive interview with Rodrigo Otazu. Rodrigo's designs are exquisite and his zest for life and inherently optimistic outlook are admired. When we asked Rodrigo for his holiday message, he said: “Keep your focus and don’t let anyone tell you that your dreams cannot come true. Do not let anyone stop you. The strength that you need is in yourself - never forget that and have a great and positive 2012. With love, Rodrigo."

Source: RODRIGO NEW YORK and YouTube. 
These photos have been placed with permission of Rodrigo Otazu. 

21 maart 2012

Borek Outdoor Furniture (2) door Eric Kuster

Collins Collection
Prachtige outdoor furniture van Eric Kuster, genaamd de Collins Collection. Eric Kuster ontwierp in opdracht van Borek een serie bestaande uit eetstoel, wing chair, chaise longue en lounge chair. Deze stoelen zijn voorzien van Sun Loom geweven bekleding en daarmee zeer goed bestand tegen weersinvloeden. Nu al een klassieker! Voor meer informatie zie de bijgevoegde link van DACKS.NL.

Eerder schreef ik 2 andere blogs over de Borek Outdoor Furniture, te weten: de South Beach Collection ontworpen door Erik Kuster Borek(1)/South Beach/Erik Kuster en Borek Outdoor Furniture (3).

Note: de foto's van Dacks zijn met toestemming van Dacks.nl geplaatst.

INTERIOR: CASAMIDY MEXICO / BRUSSELS (1)

Beautiful furniture and pictures, seen at Casamidy Brussels/Mexico. I really love their style! Also lbeautiful old place where they made the pictures. Casamidy was established in 1998 by Jorge Almada and Anne-Marie Midy with the objective of combining contemporary design with traditional artisan methods of manufacture. All the items presented on their website are original ideas of Jorge and Anne-Marie. Earlier I placed two other blogs about their beautiful work, see Blog 02 and Blog 03
Note: these pictures have been placed with approval of Casamidy/Jorge Almada