About Me

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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.

15 februari 2013

ZAC POSEN PRE-FALL AND F/W 2012

Zac Posen - Zac Posen Pre-Fall and Fall/Winter 2012
Blending inspiration from the Orient with signature construction and fit, the Zac Posen Pre-Fall and Fall/Winter 2012 collections reinterpret couture traditions from the past for the American royalty of today. Elements of chinoiserie inform origami-like structures, while bias free-flowing gowns nest along-side opulent evening coats and anatomically seamed dresses.
About Zac Posen:
New York native Zac Posen enjoyed a meteoric rise to the top almost as soon as he started his career. After interning at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute and then studying at London’s Central Saint Martins, he launched his namesake line in 2001 at the age of 21. Soon celebrities and young society wore his designs to parties and red-carpet events, drawn to the line’s impeccable tailoring and modern spin on ’30s and ’40s silhouettes.

14 februari 2013

INTERIORSTYLING: INSPIRATION (03)

I really like design, especially in combination with soft colors like white and beige combined with luxurious materials like leather and marble. Here are some of my favourites (Minotti and Rolf Benz). 
Above: beige armchair Minotti. Below: beige sofa Rolf Benz
Source: above/below Minotti
Source: above/below Rolf Benz
Sources: MINOTTI and ROLF BENZ

11 februari 2013

Surreal photo manipulations by Thomas Barbèy

The photographer Thomas Barbèy loves nothing better than to create works that inspire and fascinate his viewers. The photographs are surreal in nature, heavily laden with metaphors and illusions. There is something whimsical about the photographs; ultimately producing curiosity and joy in its viewers. For more interesting pics see the enclosed link below.
Thank you for reading this blogpost.
Source: Enpundit/Thomas Barbèy

09 februari 2013

INTERIORSTYLING: dreamy bedroom in blue & white hues

Love this fresh bedroom in white tones combined with soft blue colors, a white wooden canopy bed and wardrobe as well as white bed linen and curtains. From the bedroom you have a wonderful view at the sea. This collage gives me a mediterranean feeling by combining white and light blue colors with wood.
Painting: Histor, nr. 221, colors Janvier, Ciel, Mare, Triangle.
Collage by Irene Pouw

03 februari 2013

ART: Exuberant, Explosive, Sensual Art - Françoise Nielly

Francoise Nielly lives in a world of images.
She has explored the different facets of "image" all her life, through painting, photography, roughs, illustrations and virtual computer generated animated graphics. It is clear now that painting is her direction and her passion. She gets her sense of space and construction from her father, who was an architect. 
 

Growing up in the South of France where she lived between Cannes and Saint-Tropez is never far from the light, the color sense and the atmosphere that permeates the South of France. This is coupled with her studies at the Beaux arts and Decorative Arts and her sense of humor and of celebration.
Françoise Nielly's painting is expressive, exhibiting a brute force, a fascinating vital energy. Oil and knife sculpt her images from a material that is, at the same time biting and incisive, charnel and sensual. Whether she paints the human body or portraits, the artist takes a risk. Her painting is sexual, her colors are free, exuberant, surprising, even explosive. The cut of her knife is incisive, her color pallet dazzling.
Françoise Nielly is a passionate woman who loves life, wide open spaces, sushi, blue lagoons, the Internet, humor, books, Paris, New York and Vancouver. Resolutely inscribed in her epoch, she is an accomplished artist. Twenty years of artistic expression explain the maturity of her work and the perfect mastery of her art.
She lives and paints in Paris near Montmartre; shows and sells her work in Europe, Canada and in the United States. Nielly left a high-pressure career in advertising over a decade ago to focus solely on her art. For more information please have a look at the websites below.

01 februari 2013

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN - SAM STRINGLEMAN

"An innovative table design that combines edginess with a digital biology.”
On 16th January 2013 I received the newsletter from Behance and I couldn´t resist to show some interesting pictures from Sam Stringleman´s industrial design project called Fall Off.

About the project Fall Off
Fall Off is a computer generated table in which surface density is defined by the placement of objects on a virtual table through a web interface. The table utilises a voronoi pattern, which is a mathematical way of dividing a space into a number of regions.
About the designer