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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 2016

EXOTIC ANIMAL PHOTOGRAPHY: AMELIA AND THE ANIMALS

Stunning photos from the child Amelia posing with animals. 
Since she was 3 years old, Amelia has been posing with animals both exotic and common in an extraordinary photo series called Amelia and the Animals. The photographer behind the series, Robin Schwartz, is also the model’s mom!

The first photo in the book, taken in 2002, features a 3-year-old Amelia and a chimp named Ricky. Schwartz told the Telegraph that a book of chimpanzee photos she published in 1993, Like Us: Primate Portraits, had put her in contact with some “chimp people” who in turn helped open doors to access other exotic animals, like the elephants and tiger cubs that Amelia has also posed with. Schwartz writes that her daughter is a natural around animals, showing “enormous fortitude and ingenuity in relating to each individual animal with kindness and respect” and exhibitng a calming effect on them.
Photos via Aline Dufault / Google+

29 juni 2016

ART: PICASSO - DOVE OF PEACE

Love this painting from Picasso, Dove of Peace as a symbol for peace. There are so many things happening in the world right now. So many people are longing for peace. Let's connect inside ourselves with this peace symbol, if you prefer this too.  
More about the artist.
Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973) was an artistic virtuoso who co-founded Cubism and produced an astounding 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures during his brilliant 70-year career. Picasso’s unparalleled body of work was so vast and its phases so unique, that art historians have divided it into specific periods. A child prodigy, Picasso took advanced classes at the Royal Academy of Art in Barcelona when he was only 15. His revolutionary Cubist works, with their distorted shapes and fragmented forms, established art as a genre that does not need to literally represent reality. Zealously embracing every medium from primitive art to sketches to Surrealism, Picasso had an unrivaled influence upon 20th century art.
Source: ART.COM

28 juni 2016

COLORFUL OUTDOOR FURNITURE FROM PAOLA LENTI (07)

While surfing on internet this afternoon I found some beautiful outdoor furniture by designer Francesco Rota for Paola Lenti. Love the pink Float Easy Chair as well as honey yellow and pink poufs. The colors give such a happy and relaxed feeling, for a real Summer feeling! Hope I inspired you too. 
Easy chair Float by Francesco Rota for Paola Lenti. Ph. Purity.ae
Old monastery in the centre of Milan with colorful outdoor furniture by  Paola Lenti.
Ami Compact Armchair by Francesco Rota for Paola Lenti. Ph. Switch Modern.
Afra Pouf by Francesco Rota for Paola Lenti. Ph. via Switch Modern.

BEAUTY: Amazing Avant Garde hair photography by Christian Hough

Stunning Avant Garde hair fashion photography by Christian Hough. 
Christian Hough is a professional hair, beauty and fashion photographer based near London in the UK. He is widely regarded for his professionalism and creativity, working with a broad range of professionals and creatives within both commercial and editorial markets. 
Photo via Pinterest.
Source: Christian Hough

27 juni 2016

MUSIC: WHITNEY HOUSTON - LIFE IN PHOTOS

I always loved the music from singer Whitney Houston. She had such an extraordinary voice. It's so sad that she has gone. She was the superstar diva whose fantastic voice wooed tens of millions of fans across the world. With the tragic news of Whitney Houston's untimely death at the age of 48, we look back at one of the greatest female artists of all-time. From mother to actress and multiple Grammy-winning singer, let's remember and celebrate this special lady. 
For more photos, see the links below. 
Whitney Houston performing at the Brit Awards in London in 1999.
Whitney Houston with her daughter Bobbi at her last pre-Grammys party.
Sources: Stylist-01 and Stylist-02
Picture credit: Rex Features.

26 juni 2016

FASHION: Otherworldly - Innovative fashion design by Tanel Veenre (03)

Innovative fashion design by Tanel VeenreIt's a design found in the interesting fashionbook Otherworldly. Challenging traditional ideas of reality vs. fantasy, ‘Otherworldly’ offers a glimpse at the fearless creations of some of the fashion industry’s most forward-thinking designers. Published by Gestalten and edited by media artist Theo-Mass Lexileictous, this 305-page book is packed with striking images of avant-garde costumes that defy normality and introduce a new world where nothing is pre-determined and everything is encouraged.
Photography: Tanel Veenre.
More innovative fashion on my Pinterest page

25 juni 2016

Lighting Design: The Viiva light by Nathalia Mussi at IMM Cologne 2016

While surfing on internet this afternoon, I saw these interesting lighting designs, the Viiva light prototypes by Nathalia Mussi, seen at IMM Cologne 2016. These Viiva light prototypes (built in cooperation with Airam Electric) were inspired by the flatness of Oled light panels. “Hanging horizontally, the Oled panels disappear into their own thinness, leaving empty the slim wire structure and highlighting the absence of a traditional light bulb,” says the designer.
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24 juni 2016

ART: Beautiful Art from Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh (03)

Vincent van Gogh - The Seine Bridge at Asnières. Ph. via Pubhist
‎Vincent van Gogh - The Flowering Orchard (1888). Courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Sources: Pubhist and WikiArt

22 juni 2016

RUNWAY: ALEXANDER MCQUEEN F/W 2016-17 MENSWEAR

Inspiring collection from Alexander McQueen for Fall/Winter 2016-17 Menswear.
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Source: VOGUE

20 juni 2016

VINTAGE FASHION - PHOTO LOVE (08)

While surfing this afternoon on internet I found this lovely vintage photo: 
Fashion photographs Avtorsta Basmanny Lillian, made in the period 1940 - 1960.
Photos via Pinterest/Vintage Fashion/HC

19 juni 2016

LIGHTING DESIGN: THE LOOP TABLE LAMP BY HIMMEE

While surfing on internet I found this interesting design, the LOOP table lamp by Himmee designed by Timo Niskanen, founder of Himmee (2014). It's remarkable that inspiration for design can strike anywhere at any moment. Niskanen was taking his dog for a walk when he noticed the loop obstacle in the snow on the mini golf course. With that, the basic form for the LOOP lamp was born. Love the fluent round line in this design, very beautiful!
Sources: Design Milk and HIMMEE

18 juni 2016

RUNWAY: Alberta Ferretti Limited Edition S/S 2016 Couture

Inspiring collection from Alberta Ferretti Limited Edition for Spring/Summer 2016 Couture. 
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Source: VOGUE