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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.

29 februari 2020

Flashbacks from the couture fashionshow by Ralph & Russo S/S 2018 (Part 01)

Be Inspired by these flashbacks from the couture fashionshow by Ralph & Russo for the season Fall/Winter 2016-17. What a radiant colors in red, pink and purple! For more haute couture see THIS LINK

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Sources: VOGUE and Ralph & Russo

28 februari 2020


La Lampe Gras, icon of the 20th century
Be Inspired by this beautiful and timeless lighting design, La Lampe Gras. In 1922 Bernard-Albin GRAS designed a series of lamps for use in offices and in industrial environments. The GRAS lamp, as it was subsequently called, was astounding in its simple, robust and yet very ergonomic design. There are neither screws nor welded joints in the basic form. In 1927 the Ravel company purchased the patent and started production of the GRAS lamps. I wrote earlier Another Blog about this inspiring lighting design. 

Bernard- Albin Gras was one of the most innovative designer of the 20th century. The functional esthetic of his lamps and especially the design of details such as those of the arms, stems, brackets and bases were truly original and far ahead of his time. Early on Le Corbusier was seduced by the modern design and user-friendliness of the lamps. He became one of Bernard-Albin GRAS’s most enthusiastic supporters using the lamps in his own offices as well as employing them in numerous architectural projects all over the world.

Others such as Robert Mallet-Stevens, Jacques Emile Ruhlmann and Eileen Gray followed this trend as well. Furthermore, such well-know artists as Sonia Delaunay and Georges Braque also used these lamps in their studios. For the first time in history, a lamp was equally popular in professional as well as in residential applications. Today, the GRAS lamp has become sought after a collector’s item all over the world, most notably in France, in the United States and in Japan. Bernard-Albin Gras’s talented and visionary design has proven to be timeless.
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Photos: courtesy of La Lampe Gras. 

26 februari 2020


Drew Barrymore wearing Isharya jewelry
Beautiful jewels from the brand Isharya. Isharya is a luxury fashion jewelry brand with wearable statement pieces which effortlessly fuse California chic with Bollywood glamour. Already covered by top stylists, celebrities and notable trendsetters, Isharya jewelry is regularly featured in top fashion publications, such as Elle, Harper's Bazaar, InStyle and L'Officieland worn by celebrities and young Hollywood, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez, Brooke Burke, Drew Barrymore, Eva Longoria, Selena Gomez and Hilary Duff. Isharya's jewels has been spotted on hit TV shows such as Modern Family, Gossip Girl and Royal Pains and it can be found in many fine retailers including Henri Bendel, Stanley Korshak and Net-a-Porter. For more information please have a look at the Isharya website below.
Janelle Snowden wearing Isharya jewelry
Kimberley Perry wearing Isharya jewelry
Pia Toscano wearing Isharya jewelry
Source: www.isharya.com
Also online available at: 
www.isharya.com, www.zalando.nl and Buhjah, Amsterdam.

24 februari 2020

Bathroom Inspiration: Crocodile Leather Black Walls

While surfing this morning on internet I found this inspiring bathroom design. Provided its waterproof, you can go for bold in a bathroom space. Below you'll find a crocodile black skin embossed vinyl with brass fittings to create a glamorous, masculine, nightclub vibe in the bathroom. The crocodile leather black walls are by Osborne & Little. The brassware is by Waterworks. Be Inspired .......
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Source: Ideal Home UK

23 februari 2020


Beautiful Black and White fashion photo

Long time readers of my webblog discovered already how I love elegant, stylish hats. I shared already quite some designs with you. Wearing a hat can really make a difference for your appearance! Today I decided to write a series of 8 separate hat design blogs. So take a look at these stylish hat designs below. Aren't they beautiful? For more inspiration see also my label HAT DESIGNS or take a look at my PINTEREST MOODBOARD 'HATS' Hope you like them too. :-)  
Hat Inspiration & burgundy lipstick
Dita Von teese at the races in a Philip Treacy hat
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22 februari 2020

Christian Dior S/S 2018 Haute Couture, seen at PFW (Part 01)

Be inspired by these flashbacks from the Christian Dior couture collection for Spring/Summer 2018 by Maria Grazia Chiuri and presented at Paris Fashion Week. See our favorite looks from the catwalk to discover below. For the three other blogs I wrote about her fantastic work, see HERE.
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Sources: Arc Street Journal and DIOR

20 februari 2020

Art: Cloud Gate sculpture at Millennium Park, Chicago by Anish Kapoor

While surfing on internet tonight I saw this inspiring sculpture. It's the Cloud Gate sculpture at Millennium Park, Chicago by the artist Anish Kapoor. The Cloud Gate sculpture, also known as "The Bean" is one of the highlights of Millennium Park. Designed by the artist Anish Kapoor, the Bean sculpture is made of 168 highly polished stainless steel plates - giving the appearance of liquid mercury. Up close, the highly reflective nature of the sculpture captures the beautiful skyline of Chicago. What a beautiful and impressive piece of art! Be Inspired .......
More about the artist
Anish Kapoor (Bombay, 1954) has lived in London since the early 1970s where he began his distinguished career as a student at Hornsey College of Art and Chelsea School of Art Design. Over the last 20 years, Kapoor has emerged as one of the most prolific and respected sculptors in the world. In July 2004, Kapoor unveiled his first-ever site-specific installation in the U.S. with a monumental work that anchors Millennium Park. 
Anish Kapoor

The internationally-acclaimed Anish Kapoor has had solo exhibitions of his work in venues such as the Guggenheim Museum in New York, Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, Kunsthalle BaselReina Sofia in Madrid and CAPC in Bordeaux. He has also participated internationally in many group shows at the Whitechapel Art GalleryThe Royal Academy and Serpentine Gallery in London; Documenta IX in Kassel; Moderna Museet in Stockholm; Jeu de Paume and Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. Public collections of Kapoor's works are on view at a broad range of international cultural institutions.  

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18 februari 2020

Haute Couture from the Old Days (01)

I guess you've noticed already how I love beautiful haute couture images from the past. Women look so elegant and stylish here in black and white. Below you will find some pictures for inspiration.
Legroux Soeurs Hat - 1952 Norman Parkinson
Beautiful lady 1952
1950's Coco Chanel
Balenciaga hat, 1954, photo by Henry Clarke
Antonio Castillo for Lanvin dress 1957
Chanel 1930
Dior 1957
Dior 1953
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Pictures are from Pinterest/Vintage Fashion