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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. 

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

2016 Emmy Awards - Priyanka Chopra in a stunning Jason Wu gown

I am completely in love with this stunning gown from Priyanka Chopra. She is wearing a one-shoulder gown by Jason Wu at the Emmy Awards 2016
Source: Popsugar

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

19 september 2016

RED CARPET: THE 2016 EMMY AWARDS


The 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were held on 18th September 2016 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. There were plenty of gorgeous looks to gush over. Just enjoy .......
Padma Lakshmi wearing a glittering Naeem Khan dress at the #Emmys2016
Priyanka Chopra wearing a one-shoulder gown by Jason Wu at the #Emmys2016
Michelle Dockery in Oscar de la Renta at the #Emmys2016
Natalie Morales wearing Rubin Singer at the #Emmys2016
Kristen Bell wearing Zuhair Murad at the #Emmys2016
Emily Ratajkowski in satin Zac Posen gown at the #Emmys2016
Source: Popsugar