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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 juni 2013

Interiorstyling: a white modern interior

You can give a room a very fresh look by using mainly white tones. Here is a white sofa combined with white cushions, a white rug, white design chairs, a classic mantelpiece and a modern white bath, for a fresh and modern look!
Collage made by Irene Pouw.

29 juni 2013

MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2013: Tofu armchair by Leonardo Talarico

Easychair made of Tofu by Leonardo Talarico.
TOFU is the provocative armchair by Leonardo Talarico.  As its name suggests, this piece of furniture is entirely made out of Tofu, one of the most nutrient, soft and ancient aliment. Through a dehydration process and subsequent thermal shock, tofu gains important mechanical properties and it can be used as a structural material. The armchair is treated with a natural colour that is able to change shades of colour based on the acidity of the material.
Tofu Armchair by Leonardo Talarico - detail.
About the designer:
Leonardo Talarico (Milano,1988) is a young Italian designer, who is collaborating with some of the most prestigious firms in the design world such as Cappellini, Mercedes Benz, Alcantara, Ceramica Flamina, Henry Timi and various others. Rcs group has recently included him among 15 Italian talents under the age of 35.


27 juni 2013

23 juni 2013

FASHION: GORGEOUS IN YELLOW (01)

Below you will find some beautiful evening dresses, fashion for men, purses and shoes in the color yellow. On July 5th, 2013 there will be also part 2 available for Fashion: gorgeous in yellow (02). For more inspiration in yellow tones please have a look at my Pinterest profile "Color it Yellow", see the enclosed link below.
Alexander McQueen Spring 2013 RTW.
Elie Saab Spring 2012.
Fashion for Men - yellow accents.
Gorgeous in Yellow.
Knit in Yellow.
Viktor & Rolf yellow suede heels. 
Carolina Herrera Spring 2012.
Yellow purse. 
Naeem Khan Resort 2013.

11 juni 2013

RUNWAY: gorgeous evening gowns by Pavoni

Gorgeous evening dresses with refinement and grace, designed by Pavoni. Superior fabrics, impeccable craftsmanship and incomparable design. For more information please have a look at the enclosed link below.
 
About the designers:
As the unique & exquisite peacock struts itself with pride, elegance and pure iconic beauty, so does the woman who wears PAVONI. PAVONI is an exciting new luxury fashion house that caters to women with an inspired sense of taste, as well as an appreciation for superior fabrics, impeccable craftsmanship and incomparable design. Co-founders Gianni Falcone & Mike Derderian chose the peacock, which has long been recognized as the embodiment and symbol of elegance, to be the inspiration for the line.

The designers aimed to create a line that would distinguish itself as the epitome of sophistication- a line that embodies everything a woman should be; delicate yet strong, opulent yet dignified. The PAVONI muse is a woman who while being tasteful, does not lack the confidence and desire to make a statement when entering a room, a woman who appreciates standing out from the crowd but who does so with refinement and grace. No expense is spared when it comes to fabrics and craftsmanship; as the goal is to offer haute couture artistry, style and quality.

PAVONI has quickly become one of the most inspired luxury labels on the market today. Their vision of classic traditional elegance fused with a contemporary edge was an instant hit. After only four seasons PAVONI has already garnered international acclaim, proven itself a fierce competitor amongst some of the biggest names in the industry, and has overnight become a celebrity favorite.

Source: PAVONI

09 juni 2013

GARDENS: The Ada Hofman botanic garden (NL)

In August 2012, my sister and I visited the beautiful Ada Hofman botanic aquatic garden in the Netherlands. We really enjoyed! We had a fantastic sunny and relaxing day there full with inspiration and made, of course lots of inspiring photos. Beautiful memory. 
More about Ada Hofman, the designer
Approximately 30 gardens containing 50 ponds, including prefabricated versions and ponds constructed with liners, have been laid out around 3 large natural ponds. Together they in turn form one large garden. Ada Hofman has succeeded in assembling one of the largest collections of plants, shrubs and trees to be seen in Holland, totalling approximately 3000 different species.
Many animals have been put out in the ponds and also in the garden, such as grass snakes, frogs, blind worms, various types of fish, salamanders and lizards. The green frog population is the largest in the Netherlands. Birds are also enthusiastic visitors to the garden and the kingfisher is a regular guest. In the Summer they have butterflies, last year no less than 22 different species diurnal butterfly.
Another unique feature is the roof garden complete with pond. A 600 - square - metre garden has been laid out at a height of 3 metres on the roof of Ada Hofman's private house. From the roof garden visitors have a splendid view out over the aquatic garden and the private pond constructed in 1994. For more information please have a look at the enclosed link below.
Source: Ada HofmanPhotography: Irene Pouw