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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 september 2016

FASHION: CHIQUE & SENSUAL S/S 2016 COLLECTION BY BEBE

While surfing this morning on internet I saw these beautiful designs from the fashion brand Bebe. What a lovely, chique and sensual collection for Spring/Summer 2016. I wrote earlier another blog for inspiration for Little Black dresses, see Bebe LBD.
More about Bebe
Bebe is the go-to destination for chic, contemporary fashion. The brand evokes a mindset - an attitude, not an age. It's a true original, always defining fashion's next stride forward. Designed for the confident, sexy, modern woman, Bebe is a global label that embodies a sensual, sophisticated lifestyle.

Source: BEBE

29 september 2016

Architecture: Magnificent project Eden by interior designer Marcel Wanders

While surfing on internet this morning I saw this magnificent project 'Eden' by Dutch product and interior designer Marcel Wanders. Eden by Marcel Wanders realizes a vision of a luxurious, sophisticated prefabricated house designed as a peaceful sanctuary. It is a home away from home to reconnect with others and create treasured memories.

More about the designer
Marcel Wanders. Dubbed by the New York Times as the “Lady Gaga of Design,” Amsterdam based Marcel Wanders is a prolific product and interior designer and art director with over 1700+ projects to his name for private clients and premium brands such as Alessi, Bisazza, Kosé Corporation/Cosme Decorte, KLM, Flos, Swarovski, Puma, among scores of others. Regarded by many as an anomaly in the design world, Marcel has made it his mission to “create an environment of love, live with passion and make our most exciting dreams come true".
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Sources: Revolution Precrafted and Marcel Wanders

28 september 2016

Runway: Christian Lacroix, pretty in pink

More about the fashion designer Christian Lacroix (1951)
When the French designer launched his first couture collection, in 1987, his eccentric theatricality immediately seduced the fashion scene. He had originally studied art history aiming to become a museum curator. A taste for the past that was recognisable in his garments that evoked the baroque style and used the crinoline and 18th century “pouf”. In 2010, he stopped designing fashion.

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Source: The Red List

RUGS: Beautiful abstract rugs by Jonathan Josefsson (02)

Hand-tufted rugs inspired by patterns found in biology. 
Abstract art isn’t always found on the walls. For Swedish artist Jonathan Josefsson, it’s also found on the floor in the form of rugs. Completely tufted by hand, Josefsson’s rugs are the result of experimenting with colors, free forms and patterns, while being reminiscent of patterns found in biology (think intestines and human cell formations). Just take a look below for inspiration. 
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26 september 2016

Lovely Wedgwood tableware from the collection 'Cuckoo'

While surfing on internet this afternoon I saw this beautiful Wedgwood tableware. It's from the serie 'Cuckoo'. I am really in love with these lovely tea plates. Aren't they beautiful?

Source: Wedgwood. Ph. courtesy Wedgwood.

24 september 2016

DESIGN: The Woolsey Ping Pong table for design lovers by Sean Woolsey


A few pieces caught my eye this week, like this beautiful Ping Pong table for design lovers by Sean Woolsey. It is a sleek, multifunctional table with a solid black walnut top. The table sits on solid walnut legs and has a powder-coated steel net that can be easily removed. Need a dining table? The Woolsey Ping Pong Table can be converted to a dining or conference table as well. What an elegant and beautiful design! Love the use of walnut too. 
Sources: Design Milk and Sean Woolsey

22 september 2016

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE: GORGEOUS GARDENS (02)

The arrival of Spring means new greenery, new flowers and more time spent enjoying the outdoors. See some of my favorite gardens created by landscape designers and architects on Dering Hall. Earlier I posted Blog nr. 01
Design by Wadia Associates.
Design by Howard Design Studio.
Design by Howard Design Studio.
Design by Conte & Conte.
Design by Howard Design Studio.
Design by Janice Parker Landscape Architects.
Sources: Dering Hall and Dering Hall - Design Pros

Travel: Wonderfully colourful Australia travel poster, 1930 by Percy Trompf

More about the artist
 The artist Percy Trompf (1902-1964) was born in Victoria, Australia and began his commercial artistic career designing confectionery packaging. He also designed thousands of advertising posters, but the widespread recognition of his posters for the Australian National Travel Association and the Victorian Government Railway is probably what he is most known for. His bright, colourful, optimistic pictures had wide appeal, especially during the Depression and in the 1930s his posters attracted lots of attention overseas.

21 september 2016

20 september 2016

Lighting Design: The Eiffel Tower, a bronze table lamp by Studio Job

What a very nice and creative lighting design from the Eiffel Tower! The Eiffel Tower is reimagined as a bronze table lamp by Belgian artists Studio Job. Polished & patinated bronze, handblown glass, LED light fittings. Love it! 
Sources: DezeenYatzer and Studio Job

18 september 2016

FURNITURE DESIGN: The Overgaard & Dyrman wire dining chair (02)

While surfing tonight I found these beautiful wire dining chairs from the Danish company Overgaard & Dyrman. They combine saddlery & metal work. Aren't they beautiful?



More about the company


'Our quality lives in every detail'
With a strong passion for traditional craftsmanship and refined details, Overgaard & Dyrman is a contemporary design brand and furniture maker located in Denmark. By merging traditional craft techniques with modern technology Overgaard & Dyrman's approach to design, bridges the past with the present.

"We celebrate traditional craftsmanship and embrace modern technology by bringing the two together in our way of designing and manufacturing. We love furniture with a handmade finish and merged with the use of modern machinery, it gives us the opportunity to preserve the fantastic craft skills that are still among us, and to combine these with complex forms and modern manufacturing methods." 

-Overgaard & Dyrman
Sources: Overgaard & Dyrman and Trendir

16 september 2016

BE INSPIRED: 'CONCRETE LOOK' WALLPAPER FOR DECORATING

Using concrete in interior is popular. Concrete gives an industrial atmosphere in a room. Besides using concrete furniture or flooring you can also create a 'concrete look' by using concrete look wallpaper. Below you will find a photo for inspiration. 

14 september 2016

ART: Anna Vinogradova, Russian Painter (03)

Be inspired by this fantastic work from the Russian painter, Anna Vinogradova. Have a look at some of her beautiful artworks. What a fantastic painter! I made two other blogs about her amazing artwork: BLOG 01 and BLOG 02.
About the painter:
Anna Vinogradova was born on January 3, 1975 in Krasnodar. In 1994 she entered the Yaroslavl Art School, which she left one year later and entered the preparatory course of Graphic faculty of Repin Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture.
Already in the year 1996 she became a student of Graphic faculty of Repin Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, where she was taught from 1996 to 1999 in studios of V.Starov, I. Razdrogin and V. Vetrogonskij. After the third course, Anna Vinogradova decided to withdraw from the Graphics department and moved to the third course of the faculty of Painting in the studio under the direction of V.Pimenov, where she continued her studies, guide by such masters as N.Blokhin, N. Lysak. In year 1999 she produced a series of costumes' sketches for the cycle of ballets -mysteries of the Vologda choreographic ensemble called "Russian Ballet 21st century".
Performances were implemented in year 2000 under the state program 'The Great Ustyug — Homeland of Father Frost'. In 2001, together with A. Vladimirov, Anna made a mosaic "Our Lady of Vladimir" for the plaque-chapel in honor of 2000 years of Christianity in the city of Vologda. In 2006 Anna graduated from the Institute with diploma work called "The procession of Shrovetide train", assessed with mark "excellent.
After graduating from the Institute in summer 2006, Anna Vinogradova was invited to the USA, where she has become a real member of the Association of America's portrait painters. At that time she also took part in a Show-exhibition in Florida. Vinogradova's paintings are sold in best U.S. galleries in Chicago, California, Florida, New Mexico. Her paintings are also successfully sold on the art markets of China and Russia. The artist has participated in more than 20 travelling exhibitions held by the "Gallery of 20th century painting" of St. Petersburg Art Center in China. She has also taken part in travelling exhibitions, organized by "Peredvizhniki (the Itinerants) of 21st century" stream in Russia and the European Union, where her works of art are under intense interest.
In 2008 Anna Vinogradova joined the St. Petersburg Branch of Russia's Union of Artists. In May 2009 Anna Vinogradova, together with Gennady Bernadsky and Yuri Kalyuta, represented masters of Russia at the "Repin academist's exhibition" in Beijing at the Palace of Nationalities of China. Paintings of Anna Vinogradova are in private collections in Russia, the United States, Japan, Holland, Germany, France and other European countries, as well as in numerous private collections and museums in China.