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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.

31 juli 2012

INTERIOR: DECORATING WITH HERMÈS WALLPAPER

Below you will find a new collection of Hermès wallpaper with beautiful designs.
Jouw huis in een effen kleurtje schilderen is heel makkelijk. Het enige dat je hoeft te doen is de roller over de muur te halen. Behangen is een heel stuk lastiger, zeker als je met patronen te maken hebt. Maar ja, je moet er wat voor over hebben om je huis in Hermès style te brengen. Het Franse modehuis heeft haar nieuwe collectie behang uitgebracht, die geïnspireerd is op hun shawls. Er zitten mooie designs bij! Voor een impressie zie de behangvoorbeelden hieronder.

30 juli 2012

INTERIOR: the Jimmie Martin Hibiscus Sideboard

Love this design: the Jimmie Martin Hibiscus Sideboard from the interior designers Jimmie Karlsson & Martin Nihlmar. For more information about the company, please find the link below.
More about the company:
Jimmie Martin Limited is an established luxury brand based in London since 2004. Jimmie Martin provides an eclectic showcase of one-off pieces of furniture combining the decadent and quirky with the nostalgic and urban. All pieces are individually finished off to either the customer’s personal taste, or to the ideas of the founders, Jimmie Karlsson & Martin Nihlmar.
Source: JIMMIE MARTIN

25 juli 2012

FURNITURE DESIGN: INDUSTRIAL LOOK (1)

I really love this industrial look at Maisons du Monde. Would like to decorate a house with these beautiful furniture. I guess that the results will be fantastic! Wish you a lot of inspiration. For more information just have a look at their website.    
Ik ben helemaal weg van de industriële look bij woonwinkel Maisons du Monde. Prachtige meubelen om te zien. Zij importeren allerlei soorten meubelen uit de gehele wereld, zoals exotische houtsoorten (teak en shorea), maar ook Indische palissander, Chinese lak, een Tibetaanse koffer, Indonesische acajou, geboende den zoals bij Engelse brocante. Het is met recht een ontdekkingsreis tussen al dat moois. Een leuke en veelzijdige woonwinkel. Ik kan je deze winkel van harte aanbevelen en wens je veel inspiratie toe. 

21 juli 2012

The yummiest tent on the campsite!

Mmm ..… strawberries. Nothing says summer like these red lovelies. In this case a great big pile of them with a splash of cream. You'll have the yummiest tent on the campsite. However, we cannot accept responsibility for others licking your tent. Funny tents available at FieldCandy.

FieldCandy tents are fun. But they’re serious too. They keep you as dry in the rain and as snug in a gale as any conventional high performance tent. They used good old-fashioned cotton, so you don’t get the condensation that comes as standard with most modern tents. Below you will find another nice design: a tent like a melon.

WHAT A MELON!

15 juli 2012

FASHION: Elegant hats from the UK

Beautiful & elegant hats, designed by James Lock & Co. Ltd, Ladies' & Gentelmen's hats & caps.

About the company
James Lock & Co. is founded in 1676. Lock & Co. is a family owned business in London, providing ladies' and gentlemen's quality headwear and a high standard of personal service developed from over 300 years of experience. Ask any London taxi-driver for "Lock's" and without question he will take you to Number 6, St James's Street, S.W.1, the home of James Lock & Co., Hatters. A postcard from abroad was once promptly delivered there, although it was addressed simply to 'The best hatters in the world, London'. Established not later than 1676 to wait upon the Court at St. James's the business now serves customers from all corners of the earth. Its survival is the consequence of progressive conservatism, of confidence in quality and a demonstration of the effectiveness of persistent personality and individuality in an increasingly mass-minded world. For additional information please have a look below for the direct link.

12 juli 2012

ART: Dutch artist Nic Jonk - colourful paintings (2)

really love the work of the Dutch sculptor/painter Nic Jonk. His works consist of bronze sculptures, paintings, glass objects, ceramics etc. Yesterday I published a blog about his beautiful bronze sculptures = Blog-Bronze Sculptures Nic Jonk. Today I will show you some examples of his bright and colourful paintings as well as his glass objects. 

For more information please have a look at the website of NIC JONK
Note: these pictures have been placed with approval of the family of Nic Jonk.
Zoals beloofd zou ik nog een tweede blog wijden aan Nic Jonk zijn schilderijen, zeefdrukken en glasobjecten. In mijn vorige blog liet ik diverse foto's zien van zijn prachtige bronzen sculpturen, zie hiervoor Blog-Bronze Sculptures Nic Jonk. Zijn schilderijen zijn echter ook zeer de moeite waard om onder de aandacht te brengen. Neemt u vooral een kijkje hieronder of zie voor meer informatie hun website. Hier treft u een uitgebreid oeuvre aan van Nic Jonk. Ik kan u een bezoek aan het museum en de beeldentuin van harte aanbevelen.
Ter informatie:
Beeldhouwer/schilder Nic Jonk (1928-1994) staat bekend om zijn plastische beeldhouwwerken met rondingen, die in brons zijn gegoten. Hij behoort met Auke de Vries en Arthur Sproncken tot de belangrijkste vertegenwoordigers van de naoorlogse Nederlandse beeldhouwkunst. Nic Jonk heeft met behulp van zijn vrouw Greet en zes kinderen geleidelijk zijn museum en beeldentuin gecreëerd. Het oeuvre van Nic Jonk bestaat uit schilderijen, grafiek, keramiek, glasobjecten en sieraden. Verrassend te zien hoe zij dit zo mooi bij elkaar hebben weten te brengen op deze locatie in de Eilandspolder. Kunst en natuur gaan op prachtige wijze samen. Zijn sculpturen, duidelijk herkenbaar door de "aaibare" ronde vormen, zijn door heel Nederland, en ook in o.a. Amerika, Italië, Spanje, Griekenland, Duitsland en Frankrijk, te bewonderen. Zijn schilderijen, zeefdrukken en glasobjecten zijn heel kleurrijk om te zien.
 



n.b.: deze foto's zijn met toestemming van de familie van Nic Jonk geplaatst.

09 juli 2012

FURNITURE DESIGN: VITRA LOUNGE CHAIR & OTTOMAN

I really love this Vitra lounge chair & ottoman in black and white!
Charles & Ray Eames, 1956
The Lounge Chair is one of the most famous designs by Charles and Ray Eames. Created in 1956 it is now a classic in the history of modern furniture. Since 1956, the Eames Lounge Chair has combined ultimate comfort with both materials and workmanship of the highest quality. In the tradition of the English club chair, which inspired this classic design by Charles and Ray Eames, the original appearance of the Lounge Chair was defined by a dark wood veneer and black leather. However, the Eameses also created an early version with light-coloured leather upholstery. Developed in cooperation with the Eames Office, Vitra now introduces a new interpretation of the Lounge Chair. With white leather, polished aluminium and walnut veneer in a light finish, the new version harmonises perfectly with light-coloured interiors. The Lounge Chair is now also available in a version that allows maximum comfort for tall people.
Source: VITRA

06 juli 2012

JEWELRY: ISHARYA JEWELS


Drew Barrymore wearing Isharya jewelry
Beautiful jewels from the brand Isharya. Isharya is a luxury fashion jewelry brand with wearable statement pieces which effortlessly fuse California chic with Bollywood glamour. Already covered by top stylists, celebrities and notable trendsetters, Isharya jewelry is regularly featured in top fashion publications, such as Elle, Harper's Bazaar, InStyle and L'Officieland worn by celebrities and young Hollywood, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez, Brooke Burke, Drew Barrymore, Eva Longoria, Selena Gomez and Hilary Duff. Isharya's jewels has been spotted on hit TV shows such as Modern Family, Gossip Girl and Royal Pains and it can be found in many fine retailers including Henri Bendel, Stanley Korshak and Net-a-Porter. For more information please have a look at the Isharya website below.
Janelle Snowden wearing Isharya jewelry
Kimberley Perry wearing Isharya jewelry
Pia Toscano wearing Isharya jewelry
Source: www.isharya.com
Also online available at: 
www.isharya.com, www.zalando.nl and Buhjah, Amsterdam.

01 juli 2012

INTERIORSTYLING: using powerful red colors

Using the color red for decorating is so nice and powerful! I made two collages in the colors red and black combined with design. What do you think of the combination black and red? Is this your style?
Sources for photo nr. 1: 
Red kitchen: Tulp Keukens NLFurniture, available at Goossens NL.
Red color = Flexa Paintings, nr. 10L

Sources for photo nr. 2: 
Black cupboard with red and black chairs: Lines - Architonic/Peter Maly.
Red lower sideboard: Lines - Architonic/Peter Maly.
Collages by Irene Pouw.