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.

31 maart 2016

Farewell to Zaha Hadid, the great dame of architecture (1950-2016)

So sad news. Zaha Hadid, groundbreaking British-Iraqi architect has died aged 65. A brilliant architect and a true inspiration. Huge loss to the architectural world! She left behind 17 jaw-dropping buildings. She will be greatly missed. May she rest in peace.
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ART: Colorful Digital Artwork by Dutch artist Jeanet Hage (03)

I recently visited an Art fair close at my place and found some beautiful and colorful digital artwork from the Dutch artist Jeanet Hage (Deco-Foto).Below you will find digital art which was made of green veggies. I  posted several blogs from her interesting work, see also: Blog nr. 01, Blog nr. 02 and Blog nr. 04
More about the artist
Project design is what Jeanet Hage always has inspired and her inspiration source is nature. She says: 'Nature can offer immeasurable possibilities for photographing'. Jeanet is since 2009 busy with Digital Art. This means: art created by the computer. She is using merely her own materials, unless it concerns an assignment for a client. A new design starts by working with forms, lines and colors of a selected photo. The images of the original photo are often not recognizable anymore and became (half) abstract and figurative creations. Are you also inspired by this interesting abstract work? See her website below for more information. 
Source: Deco-Foto
These photos have been placed with permission of the artist. 

30 maart 2016

LIGHTING DESIGN: Elegant table lamp by designer David Easton


More about the designer: David Easton
David Easton is one of the world’s most sought-after interior designers. While he has made his name as a neo classicist, his erudition of architecture and decoration is wide-ranging and continuing.
In recent years, he has shifted to a more streamline, contemporary aesthetic as a response to his own shifting taste. “It’s necessary to move forward,” says David. “I see a desire to simplify life and for less complicated interiors. I think the future will be about a more intelligent use of resources and a more intelligent support of lifestyles.”
David was named to the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 1992 and has twice been presented with Classica America's Arthur Ross Award and most recently, his peers honored him with the "Lifetime Achievement" award at London's Design & Decoration Awards.
David Easton

29 maart 2016

FURNITURE DESIGN: Big Table by Alain Gilles for Bonaldo

What a beautiful table design by Alain Gilles, the Big Table for Bonaldo. "2009 Good Design Award", awarded by the Chicago Architecture and Design Museum (USA). What a beauty!
It has been sculpted in 3D by the hand rather than by the pure logic of the computer. Even though it is a large functional table and follows some strict rules, all the legs have their own characteristics. They have been positioned and oriented manually in order to give the whole structure a warmer and more human feeling. 

Sources: Alain Gilles and Bonaldo.

RUNWAY: GIVENCHY S/S 2016 (NYFW)

Beautiful detailphotos from the collection from Givenchy for S/S 2016, seen at New York Fashion Week.
 
Source: VOGUE

28 maart 2016

Farewell to football player Johan Cruijff - R.I.P.

Painting by Dutch artist Anita Reijnders.

COLOR INSPIRATION - COLOR SEASON (33)

As Interiorstylist/Color consultant/Homestager I am always looking for interesting color palettes which I can use for decorating rooms and to inspire my weblog readers. Below you will find the color palette 'Color Season'. Be inspired by this lovely color palette. Enjoy your week!    
Source: Design SeedsFor more photos, 

27 maart 2016

THANK YOU VERY MUCH - 700,000 PAGE VIEWS

Good Morning. 700,000 page views since I started with my weblog ByElisabethNL on December 11th, 2011. Thank you very much for your interest in my blogs. I really appreciate this. It's a pleasure for me to look for interesting blogs which I can share with you about interior/design, fashion/haute couture, photography, art, antique etc. Wish you a stylish and inspiring week and greetings from Holland. Irene Pouw, Interior & Fashionblogger (ByElisabethNL).
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VINTAGE FASHION: BRIGITTE BARDOT (06)

Brigitte Bardot is the epitome of French glamour and timeless sex appeal. In honor of her birthday (she was born on 28-09-1934 in Paris), we look back at some of her most iconic fashion moments. Here we see a dreamy vintage fashionphoto from Brigitte Bardot. 
Source: Who What Wear. 
Ph. Pressefoto Kindermann-ullstein bild via Getty Images.

26 maart 2016

Beautiful Outdoor Furniture 'Meridien' via Ethimo

A few pieces caught my eye this week, like this beautiful outdoor furniture 'Meridien' from the Italian company Ethimo. In May 2016 I will post more designs from their interesting collection 'Swing' by Patrick Norguet.  
Source: Ethimo

25 maart 2016

Happy Easter!


RUNWAY: DIOR IS EXPLORING JAPAN (02)

Stunning design from the Christian Dior fashionshow for S/S 2007 Haute Couture by fashion designer John Galliano. After a decade at Dior, John Galliano proved he could still make you speechless with delight and at this point. The first girl revolved onto the runway - konichiwa! The trip to the Land of the Rising Sun had begun. Galliano's research trip to Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka, taking him not to the high rise and the high tech, but back to the tea houses and to the company of the graceful geisha. He mixed his designs with Dior's new look and made you think of Grace Kelly, as she stepped off the plane on her tour to Tokyo her ensemble drawing gasps. Today the geisha of the East met the geisha of the West. 
John Galliano - Christian Dior S/S 2007 Couture
Source: VOGUE

23 maart 2016

BRIDAL WEAR: LOVELY BRIDESMAID DRESSES IN PURPLE HUES

What a lovely purple hues for the gowns of the bridesmaids. So elegant and feminine. Love them all. These colors are my favourite personal colors to wear. 
plum-green-white #wedding #bouquets
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Source: OgotoShop.

22 maart 2016

ART: Colorful Digital Artwork by Dutch artist Jeanet Hage (02)

I recently visited an Art fair close at my place and found some beautiful and colorful digital artwork from the Dutch artist Jeanet Hage (Deco-Foto). I wrote several blogs about her interesting work, see also: Blog nr. 01Blog nr. 03 and Blog nr. 04. Be inspired ......
Digital artwork 'Waterworld'.
More about the artist
Project design is what Jeanet Hage always has inspired and her inspiration source is nature. She says: 'Nature can offer immeasurable possibilities for photographing'. Jeanet is since 2009 busy with Digital Art. This means: art created by the computer. She is using merely her own materials, unless it concerns an assignment for a client. A new design starts by working with forms, lines and colors of a selected photo. The images of the original photo are often not recognizable anymore and became (half) abstract and figurative creations. Are you also inspired by this interesting abstract work? See her website below for more information. 

Source: Deco-Foto
These photos have been placed with permission of the artist. 

RUNWAY: TOP 10 FASHIONTRENDS FOR F/W 2016-17

The four-city marathon is over. So what were the takeaways from New York, London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks? From a military marching pace to a shearling and velvet siege, to an earring assault, here are 10 fashiontrends you need to know now from the Fall/Winter 2016-17 catwalks. 
#top10 #fashiontrends1617 #fw1617 #skipants Versace
#top10 #fashiontrends1617 #fw1617 #velvet Prada
#top10 #fashiontrends1617 #fw1617 #elongatedwaists Loewe
#top10 #fashiontrends1617 #fw1617 #shearling Celine
#top10 #fashiontrends1617 #fw1617 #military Burberry
#top10 #fashiontrends1617 #fw1617 #punk Louis Vuitton
#top10 #fashiontrends1617 #fw1617 #sequins Gucci
#top10 #fashiontrends1617 #fw1617 #heritage Vetements
#top10 #fashiontrends1617 #fw1617 #sportswear Balenciaga
#top10 #fashiontrends1617 #fw1617 #earrings Marni
Source: Vogue

RUNWAY: Alexander McQueen S/S 2016 - Jeans with Embroidery

Stunning jeans collection from fashion designer Alexander McQueen for Spring/Summer 2016. 
Source: Vogue

21 maart 2016

RELAXING: Let's have a Nap by Studio Smarin (Dubai, U.A.E.)

Who doesn’t love a nap? Nap Bar invites you to take a break and rechare by Studio Smarin. The France-based studio Smarin is known for their nap-friendly lounge pieces. They recently completed an installation in Dubai called the Nap BarNap Bar is equipped with everything one might need to get their nap on: special nap pillows, ponchos, original lullabies, special herb tea and some essential oils. In a time of tech culture, the Nap Bar offers a place for you to take a break, disconnect and recharge your own batteries. The Nap Bar installation runs through March 31st, 2016 at Artroom, edition II – Collective Loft in the Zumtobel Lighting warehouse at 6A Street, Al Quoz, Dubai.