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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.

29 januari 2013

COLORFUL ART BY DUTCH ARTIST TON PRET (02)

Louis Vuitton Art Edition by Ton Pret
About the artist:
Ton Pret is a painter artist with a very personal style, characterized by a very bold use of color, incredibly imaginative figures and an explosion of enthusiasm, spontaneity and positivity.
Dutch Artist Ton Pret. Photo by Fotoflex Nederland
Although as a child Ton drew a lot, molded and did other forms of creativity, it took many years before he decided to become a painter artist. From one day to another, he knocked over the helm and has followed his heart. He also has no single artistic training, but is a pure autodidact who totally isn’t guided by rules or tendencies, but only follows his spontaneity and inexhaustible paintings of Ton are his transformation of reality into the world of his fantasy, as Ton only knows. With these paintings he gives the viewer the opportunity to share his fantasy world. The viewer is token to another dimension and experience, which gives a certain feeling of happiness.
Ton Pret - atelier
In a very short time, Ton became well known in the world of art and his work was also seen in the famous Amsterdam Beurs van Berlage, the Fortezza da Basso in Florence, the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Ascona, Paris, Barcelona etc. Not only his paintings and sculptures are sought after by collectors and enthusiasts, but also his famous art shoes, jeans, jackets, watches, design furniture etc. have become true collector items. For this reason Ton designed special art shoes for Dutch most exclusive shoe brand Greve and also for the catwalk in Paris. Among his clients are well known collectors and celebrities, who also appreciate his work and even one of them let Ton painted his Ferrari 355 GTS in a real driving artwork.
Perotti Design by Dutch artist Ton Pret
Although people keep trying to box the style of Ton in a certain place, they can’t find the right box so just the “Pret style” it will be.  
Ton Pret Watch
Ton Pret has quickly established his name in the art world. Not only his work was seen in the "Beurs van Berlage" in Amsterdam at "The foreign affairs of Dutch design, but also in the Fortezza da Bazzo during the Florence Biennale. His artwork have now found their way into Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, America and the rest of the world will surely follow.
Sold Art Bag Business Class from artist Ton Pret
The "inner child" of Ton Pret, his inexhaustible imagination, his special feeling for color and a positive attitude. All this forms the base for his colorful and interesting artwork which is every time different and special and has positive impact on the people. Ton wants his art to reach the child in the man again and he does this with great success.
Concept Ton Pret Art T-shirt, construction of taste
It is not surprising that his works is in great demand by art lovers, various art collectors, companies and celebrities. For more information please have a look at the enclosed link below. 
Red Bull Painting
Wooden panel - Cat drinking milk
Ton Pret Car
Source: TON PRET


Note: these pictures have been placed with approval of Ton Pret.

13 januari 2013

FASHION: RALPH LAUREN FALL 2012 RTW

Beautiful collection. Overall takeaway: Downton Abbey in the house.
Downton's themesong opened the show, clueing us in on what to expect. Lauren paid tribute not only to the lovely ladies of the manor, but to the men. Edwardian-inspired menswear looks in herringbones and flannels with fair isle sweaters, complete with newsboy caps, gave way to elegant evening smoking jackets and top hats. With walking sticks, so utterly chic
The dresses were exquisite: velvet, beaded, silk, lamé - looks you'd see at dinner with the Dowager Countess. A feather cape was gorgeous, a metallic beaded blouse was spot on. And while there were quite a few looks you could envision the characters wearing, the collection didn't feel costume. Lauren paired a gold lamé gown with a biker jacket, for example.
Another major high point of the collection were the accessories. The bags - doctor bags in alligator, sumptuous leather satchels with gold chains - were riveting. The shoes were platform, high and sexy.

Source: FASHION ETC

DECORATING IN A ROMANTIC WAY

Lovely cushions & plaids in a romantic way, 
available at Maisons du Monde (series textiles Bovary).
 
 

ABSTRACT ART BY DUTCH ARTIST JUDY BAKKER

Dutch Artist: Judy Bakker
Below you will find abstract art from the Dutch artist Judy Bakker. Her work is autodidact. Judy paints very intuitive. Her use of color is mostly moderated, sometimes varicolored. Her style is abstract, geometrical / abstract expressionism. She shows her work at her home gallery. Visitors can get a good impression how the painting will fit in a homely environment. Judy sees painting as a challenge, a discovery and sometimes even as a struggle. For more information please have a look at the enclosed links below.
Title: Rich Colours
Title: Conversation
Citaat: Judy ziet schilderen als een uitdaging, een ontdekkingsreis en soms zelfs als een gevecht. "Heerlijk, een poel van verwarring en daarna het gevoel van geluk", vertelt Bakker. "Oude muren of elementen daaruit zijn een onuitputtelijke bron van inspiratie. Vooral de gelaagdheid ervan spreekt mij enorm aan en dit probeer ik ook op het doek over te brengen. Het moet een combinatie worden van spanning en rust". Of zij daarin slaagt? Bepaal het zelf en kom kijken. My Home Gallery is te vinden in Bergen (NH). Voor meer informatie zie de bijgevoegde links hieronder. Bron tekst: Groot Alkmaar Dichtbij/My Home Gallery (2 okt. 2009).
Title: All Red
Title: Simplicity
Title: Back on Track
Title: Summertime
Title: Fantasy Bubbles
Title: Holi, Festival of Colours
Title: Contrast
Title: Black and a bit more
Title: Search
Title: Rich Colours
Title: Love Birds
Title: Family in Colour
Note: these pictures have been placed with approval of Judy Bakker.