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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 oktober 2016

FASHION: 1950's DIOR HAUTE COUTURE

What a lovely vintage Haute Couture photo from Dior (1950). Wish you an inspiring and stylish day!
Thank you for reading this blogpost.

30 oktober 2016

FURNITURE DESIGN: Elegant Agnes Armchair by Magni Home Collection

Sometimes I get really excited while doing blog research. I was impressed by finding this beautiful and elegant armchair. It's the 'Agnes Armchair', hand-crafted in Southern California with a white gold leaf finish by Magni Home Collection. Very interesting company with the focus on elegant, stylish and sophisticated furniture pieces. Below you will find the links for much more inspiration from this inspiring company.

More about James Magni
James Magni: Global Modernism. The end result speaks for itself. This is the mantra behind innovative interior and furniture designer James Magni, whose signature aesthetic mixes modern elegance and sinuous simplicity with a strong architectural background. Named as one of Architectural Digest’s Top 100 Designers and famed for his signature aesthetic of “Global Modernism”, James Magni’s award winning designs are frequently lauded by the press for sinuous simplicity with strong, sophisticated architectural backgrounds. The New York Times declared, “…prophetic designer Magni, is trim, tailored, as a Jil Sander suit.“ In 2007, Robb Report Luxury Homes honored Magni Design Inc. as part of their “Top 40 Interior Designers” worldwide.

With a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Magni’s love for residential design was born when he took a job with Dallas firm HMBH Architects. Now, with his Los Angeles-based company, Magni Design, Inc., the designer works with an impressive list of clients from around the world, taking how they live their lives functionally and aesthetically and formulating design concepts specific each project, client, location and budget.

Magni — who travels extensively searching for unique items — describes his design style as “Modern Globalism” and takes his cues from international influences including French items from the 1930s and ’40s, Asian elements, handcrafted African tribal pieces and, most importantly, art. Influenced by such design greats as Mies van der Rohe, Carlo Scarpa, Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann and Maxime Old, Magni also incorporates his past training into his interiors, often taking a very architectural approach. “I have immense respect for architects,” Magni says. “Interior designers must understand what the architect is doing and dovetail seamlessly with his or her work. I frequently go back and read about great architects’ philosophies ranging from Le Corbusier to Andrea Palladio.”

Sources: Dering Hall and MAGNI

29 oktober 2016

RUNWAY: ELIE SAAB F/W 2016-17 COUTURE, DETAILS (02)

Be inspired by this elegant & stylish design from fashion designer Elie Saab from his couture collection for F/W 2016-17. For my longtime followers, I guess you noticed already that I am a huge fan of the beautiful designs of Elie Saab, see also this link BLOGS ELIE SAAB
Source: VOGUE UK

28 oktober 2016

ART: Beautiful & refined artwork from Russian painter Vladimir Volegov

While surfing tonight on Facebook I saw this beautiful painting from Russian artist Vladimir Volegov. Could not resist to reshare it with you, as I am a great admirer from his beautiful and inspiring work. Just enjoy ......

27 oktober 2016

VINTAGE FASHION - PHOTO LOVE - NORMAN PARKINSON (14)

While surfing on internet this afternoon I saw this beautiful photo from fashion photographer Norman Parkinson, New York, East River Drive, NY, 1959. 
More about Norman Parkinson (1913 - 1990)
Norman Parkinson established his first photographic studio in 1934 and following World War II rapidly became one of Vogue and Harpers Bazaar most prominent photographer. Sharing with Toni Frissel the honor of being the first to have brought models outdoors, the British photographer privileged a realistic and impulsive aesthetic. He brought glamour and fantasy to his narratives that featured colorful and elegant yet humorous compositions that often took place in exotic landscapes - ‘I like there to be a joke in practically every photo I take.’ He discovered such models as Grace Coddington and Jerry Hall whom he depicted in 1975 in the USSR and pushed a certain Brian Ferry fascinated by her portrait to ask her to pose for a Roxy Music album cover and become her girlfriend. Rigorous yet surrealist are adjectives that would perfectly describe not only his images but also the man. The quintessential British charmer had an incredible allure and attitude dedicated to style. 

Thank you for reading this blogpost! Source: The Red List
More photos via my Pinterest moodboards Vintage Fashion/HC 

RUNWAY: Roberto Verino S/S 2016 Menswear

While surfing tonight on internet I saw this interesting collection from the Spanish fashion designer Roberto Verino for Spring/Summer 2016. What a beautiful and stylish designs!

26 oktober 2016

LUXURIOUS FURNITURE DESIGN BY RALPH LAUREN HOME (01)

Sometimes I get really excited while doing blog research. While surfing on internet today I was impressed by finding this beautiful Tubular Steel Bauhaus Desk. It is inspired by a 1930's piece by Ralph Lauren Home. Isn't it a Beauty? I wrote MORE BLOGS about Ralph Lauren Home. Be Inspired ......
More about Ralph Lauren Home As the first fashion designer to present an all-encompassing home collection, Ralph Lauren introduced a distinctive vision and unwavering commitment to craftsmanship. Each collection is marked with a discernible appreciation for the handmade and a respect for skills and materials honed through generations of artistry. Ralph Lauren Home offers an expansive luxury collection including handsome furniture and lighting; distinctive area rugs; fabric and wallcovering; fine china, crystal and silver; decorative accents and luxurious bed and bath linens.

Sources: Dering Hall and Ralph Lauren Home

22 oktober 2016

COLORFUL ART BY DUTCH PAINTER HERMAN BROOD, PART 2


Two years ago I had a meeting in the WestCord Art Hotel in Amsterdam. I was very surprised to see there such an interesting & colorful collection of paintings from the Dutch artist Herman Brood. Herman Brood (5 November 1946 – 11 July 2001) was a Dutch musician & painter. As a musician he achieved artistic and commercial success in the 1970s and 1980s and was called "the Dutch greatest & only rock 'n' roll star". Later in life he started a successful career as a painter. Below you will find an impression. I added at the end of this blog several links for you for additional information. Earlier I published already BLOG NR. 01
Herman Brood. Ph. via LXRY

If you like, you can take a look inside the WestCord Art Hotel Amsterdam to see 360º photos of the inspiring work of Dutch artist Herman Brood. See the enclosed link Virtual Tour Art at WestCord Art Hotel Amsterdam
Photo Herman Brood. Ph. via excellent-art.nl

21 oktober 2016

Furniture Design: Beautiful Art Deco style storage pieces that embrace the Art Deco style (02)

While surfing this morning on internet I saw some beautiful Art Deco style storage pieces that embrace the Art Deco style with highly polished woods, metal accents and smooth, curvilinear shapes. I guess you noticed already that I love Art Deco. Below you will find the Cabinet D10 by Arte Veneziana called 'Next Deco'. Isn't it a Beauty? Earlier I showed you another stunning Art Deco piece, the Biedermeier Commode by Birgit Israel. Enjoy your day!
Sources: Dering Hall and Arte Veneziana

QUOTES: What a lovely quote from Yves Saint Laurent and so true

20 oktober 2016

Lighting Design: Milky blown glass pendants by ‎Jamie Harris‬ at ICFF 2016

New York based glass artist & designer Jamie Harris displayed these milky blown glass pendants at the ICFF 2016 (the International Contemporary Furniture Fair). It looks like melting glass. What an interesting lighting design!
Sources: Design Milk and Jamie Harris

19 oktober 2016

PANTONE'S TOP 10 COLORS FOR FALL 2016 (01)

Be inspired by the Pantone fashioncolors for Fall 2016. According to the Pantone Color Institute, Fall 2016 color palette is a unity of strength, confidence and complexity led by the Blue family and followed by earth tones and exuberant pops of vibrant colors. All of them working well to struggle against the contemporary turbulent life and to bring about a tad more tranquility and optimism around. 
Here are Pantone's Top 10 colors for Fall 2016: Riverside – Pantone 17-4028, Airy Blue – Pantone 14-4122, Sharkskin – Pantone 17-3914, Aurora Red – Pantone 18-1550, Warm Taupe – Pantone 16-1318, Dusty Cedar – Pantone 18-1630, Lush Meadow – Pantone 18-5845, Spicy Mustard – Pantone 14-0952, Potter’s Clay – Pantone 18-1340 and Bodacious – Pantone 17-3240. 

Two colors in particular are poised to dominate our homes and our closets for Fall 2016 — the new blues, Riverside and Airy Blue. According to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, she said: 'The blue hues are a continuation of the soothing, calming effect of 2016’s colors of the year. If you look at this season's entire palette, the idea of comforting blues coming to the top of the list again'. Below you will find several fashion color reports. I saw lots of beautiful colors for this season. Just enjoy the Beauty of Colors!