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Welcome! Thank you for visiting my weblog. I am Irene, Elisabeth Pouw, a Dutch blogger. As blogger I am connecting my readers with beauty, style, quality and craftsmanship in various subjects like interiordesign, architecture, haute couture, photography, art 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.

21 februari 2024

Art: Japanese beauty in Art Déco style by artist Ichiro Tsuruta (02)

While surfing earlier on internet I found these elegant and colorful paintings from the Japanese visual artist Ichiro Tsuruta. I am really impressed about the beauty he is showing in his work. 
I wrote MORE BLOGS about his beautiful artwork. Be Inspired by his interesting artwork. This is a repost of my blogpost of 20-07-2018.

More about the artist
Ichiro Tsuruta is a Japanese artist born in 1954 in the city of Hondo-shi (current Amakusa-shi), Kumamoto, Japan. He grew up surrounded by rich nature of the Kyushu's Amakusa region. He liked to paint since he was a young boy. He graduated from the department of Graphic Design at Tama Art College and worked on Western style and realistic style illustrations. He then became interested in the concept of beauty in Japanese tradition and Buddhist art. Ichiro's paintings are influenced by ‘Ukiyo-e’ the ancient Japanese paintings of young women such as ‘Utamaro’ and ‘Hokusai’. In fact the Japanese women he has created are the result of the perfect union of European Art Deco and Japanese sensibility. From the inner sense of Ichiro’s beauty are born his illustrations of women or muses, as he calls them. Here beauty, elegance and eroticism meet and interweave. Since 1987 Noevir, cosmetics company of Japan had adopted Tsuruta’s painting of imaginary beauties for their campaign for eleven years. Now he is working mainly as the painter of “Bijinga”, “Butsuga” (Buddhist art) and so on.

18 februari 2024

Beautiful staircase design by Cousins & Cousins

Would like to share with you today this beautiful staircase design at Carlton Hill with a view from the top to the black & white houndstooth tile floor. It's from the portfolio of London-based architects Cousins & Cousins. This blogpost is a repost from my post of 21-08-2015. Be Inspired .......

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Ph. via Desire to Inspire/Midcenturyjo.

17 februari 2024

PFW: Best Bags from the S/S 2024 Runways, Part 1

 Would like to share with you today some inspiring fashionbags from the Paris Fashion Week for the season S/S 2024. From inventive under-the-arm totes to mini and oversized versions of brand classics. Will post later on Part Two. Be Inspired .......
Best bags PFW S/S 2024-Louis Vuitton S/S 2024
Best bags PFW S/S 2024-Acne Studios S/S 2024
Best bags PFW S/S 2024-Chanel S/S 2024
Best bags PFW S/S 2024-Chloé S/S 2024
Best bags PFW S/S 2024-Dries van Noten S/S 2024
Best bags PFW S/S 2024-Miu Miu S/S 2024
Best bags PFW S/S 2024-Peter Do S/S 2024

Best bags PFW S/S 2024-Victoria Beckham S/S 2024

Best bags PFW S/S 2024-Valentino S/S 2024

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Photos: Launchmetrics Spotlight

Colors: What a delightful Colorpalette in Pink and Mintgreen

Would like to share with you today this delightful colorpalette in pink and mintgreen. It looks so fresh and colorful. Be Inspired ......
Earlier I wrote more blogs about colors, SEE HERE

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Source: Ph. Cr. Trendhunter

15 februari 2024

Architecture: 8 Elegant Pool Designs

While surfing on internet I found some elegant pool designs. I was thinking about sunny Summer days spent poolside. See below some of my favorite pool designs from talents on Dering Hall, from breathtaking infinity edge outdoor creations to light-filled indoor masterpieces. This is a repost of my blogpost of 16-05-2016. Just enjoy .....
Elegant pool design by Mariani Landscape.
Elegant pool design by Greenblott Design.
Elegant pool design by KZ Architecture.
Elegant pool design by Taylor & Taylor.
Elegant pool design by Berghoff Design Group.
Elegant pool design by Tres Jolie Maison.
Elegant pool design by Jaycox Architects & Associates.
Elegant pool design by Howard Design Studio.
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Source: Google Search

Gorgeous S/S 2024 RTW collection from fashion designer Zuhair Murad, Part 4

Would like to share with you today the gorgeous S/S 2024 RTW collection from fashion designer Zuhair Murad. His designs are so feminine, sensual with a touch of glamour. It's always a joy to see more of his new collections. I will post the coming period several blogs from this collection. 
At the end of this blog I also added the You Tube movie where all the gowns are showed. Be Inspired ....... Earlier I wrote more blogs about this fantastic designer, SEE HERE 

More about the designer
Zuhair Murad  is a Beirut-based Lebanese fashion designer. He is considered to be one of the most talented designers of the 21st century. Zuhair Murad was born and raised in Baalbek, Lebanon in 1971. His passion for fashion was visible from an early age. When he was 14, Zuhair won a TV contest with three outfits which defined his personal and particular style. That childhood passion led him to study at a design school in Paris and in 1997 he opened his very first atelier in Beirut. In 1999, Murad celebrated his international debut at the Alta Roma Fashion Week, following an invitation from the Camera Nazionale della Moda and three years later he presented his couture collection for the 1st time during Haute Couture Week in Paris.

Zuhair Murad, fashion designer. Source: A&E World

Chosen by L’agenzia per la Moda to appear at the official opening of the 2001 festival in Rome, Murad quickly became known as one of the best designers in Italy. This was the beginning of a new era for him. In 2005, he debuted the first Zuhair Murad RTW collection, a more simple – yet still aesthetically glamorous – contemporary line designed to meet the expanding needs of his clients. Two years later inaugurates his Parisian “Maison de Couture” in the heart of the Triangle d’Or on “François 1er” Street.

The international media has declared him as ‘the star rocketing designer’ and ‘one of the most promising young designers for the new era’ due to his unique style and creativity which ensure his ongoing successful career.

Since 2009 an enormous amount of celebrities likes to shine at important events with his unique pieces. His ability to turn every woman who wears his amazing pieces into a goddess make some believe that he stole Cinderella’s fairy grandmother’s stick and everything he designed was created with pure magic. His unique creations that define oriental essence and beauty have made their way towards all the major podiums, boutiques and personalities.

What initially began as a young boy’s hobby with little sketches and pictures painted on paper and canvas has now grown into a fashion empire with strong regional recognition and a growing global reputation.

‘I started from scratch and worked my way up’, says Murad who’s adventurous and aspiring nature have lead him to where he is today. Zuhair Murad is the perfect example of how ambition, perseverance and creativity can lead to an eclectic runway of life.

‘It’s about sensuality and femininity, along with a touch of glamour.’

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Sources: ZUHAIR MURADFashion Elite and A&E World
Photos: courtesy of Zuhair Murad

13 februari 2024

Runway: Carolina Herrera S/S 2024 RTW, Part 1

 While surfing on internet today I saw this beautiful collection from Carolina Herrera S/S 2024 RTW. So elegant and sophisticated. Be Inspired ........ I wrote more blogs about the fashion brand Carolina Herrera, SEE HERE 

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Source: VOGUE

09 februari 2024

Outdoor Furniture: LEVEL Outdoor Lounge by Henrik Pedersen for HOUE

While surfing on internet today I saw this elegant outdoor lounge called LEVEL designed by Danish designer Henrik Pedersen for the brand HOUE. The LEVEL outdoor lounge is a modular seating system for the outdoors with the ability to create endless configurations. The collection consists of six modules: one left and one right sofa, a lounge chair, an ottoman, coffee table and side table. This post is a repost from my blogpost of 26-08-2018. Be Inspired ......... 
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Sources: Design Milk and Houe

07 februari 2024

Runway: Viktor & Rolf S/S 2024 Haute Couture

Would like to share with you today this inspiring haute couture collection from Viktor & Rolf for their season Spring/Summer 2024.

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Photos: Launch Metrics
Photos: courtesy of Viktor & Rolf