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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.

29 februari 2012

NYFW FALL 2012: Naeem Khan


Naeem Kahn has always designed with a nod toward his native India. But this season, inspired by a trip home last Fall, Kahn translated the extremes of Indian culture, from Tilaka dots to elaborate paisleys into a breathtaking collection worthy of Maharajah splendor. The title “The Body as a Canvas: From the Mughal Paisley to the Hindu Tilakas” tells the story. The collection featured mostly neutral colors, letting the fantastic workmanship shines. For more pictures please have a look at the enclosed link below.

Source: Quintessenceblog/NYFW2012/Naeem Khan
Photos by Alessandro Garofalo/GoRunway.com

28 februari 2012

Nice outdoor furniture: the Groovy Chair

This nice chair, the Groovy Chair is available at Beaufurn. Beaufurn's transparent and solid contoured polypropylene Groovy chair is both comfortable and fun. For outdoor or indoor use. They are stackable for easy storage making them perfect for terraces and patios with limited space. Available in cristal clear – solid white - red - orange - charcoal black.


Source: Urban Gardensweb.com, website: Urban Gardensweb.com/Groovy Chair

27 februari 2012

Decorating: Vintage Typewriters

No matter how high tech your life gets, some classic gadgets should always be welcome in your abode. Let's face it - no matter how sleek and pretty an iPad looks, a vintage typewriter or phonograph is always going to qualify better as an interesting decor accessory. Below you will find some inspiring ideas for decorating with a vintage typewriter. For more vintage examples please have a look at the links below. For your own vintage typewriter: check out Kasbah Mod.
For a refined space reminiscent of a Parisian atelier, choose a much older typewriter model — think late 19th century or early 20th century models.
The red of this typewriter adds a major pop of color against the cool, neutral grays in the room.
1930s Remington typewriter


23 februari 2012


Gorgeous high fashion. Love the green colors! The theme was metamorphosis – like the mutation from flora to fauna, aqua to solid. Oceans of organza undulated and glittered like late-night waves and contrasted with slick blazers. Waxed snakeskin tops rubbed shoulders with reptile prints, all in a bold, green palette. Shimmery corsets were wrapped in a deluge of silk, but daywear was controlled and pencil-shaped. The Tim Burton feel was furthered by an ankle length skirt with giant pocket, paired with a simple sleeveless blouse. Bravo, Giorgio. 
For the complete review please have a look at Fashionista.com, see enclosed hyperlink.

FURNITURE DESIGN: the Leather Ox Chair

This leather chair named the Ox Chair is a true symbol of power and could be a good choice for any office. The chair is big and looks very comfortable. The headrest of the Ox Chair is bigger than a normal one and specially designed to be in tone with the chair's name and to represent two ox horns. The Ox Chair is designed by Hans J. Wegner and available in 4 colors.
Sources: Freshome and Citrondesign.se

20 februari 2012

Nice Outdoor Furniture / Leuke buitenmeubels

Terwijl ik aan het browsen ben op internet kom ik deze 2 leuke tuinbanken tegen bij Tafel-Design.nl, te weten de design Tuinbank Wednesday en de design 2-zitsbank For Two. Leuke, frisse kleuren.

Design Tuinbank Wednesday (door Peter Kos)
De Wednesday is de ideale bank voor in de tuin op het gras, of op de veranda. Het materiaal van deze design tuinbank voelt aangenaam aan doordat het 100% kunststof direct de lichaamswarmte aanneemt. De opening achteraan in het midden van het zitvlak, zorgt voor de afvoer van het eventuele regenwater. Tevens kun je aan dit handvat de strak vormgegeven design tuinbank van 10 kilo gemakkelijk optillen en verplaatsen. Verkrijgbaar in de kleuren: groen, blauw, oranje, grijs, wit en zwart.
Design Tuinbank: For Two (door Adriano Tolomei)
For Two, een leuke eye-catcher voor in de hal, tuin of op het terras. Een design 2-zitsbank voor zowel binnen als buiten. Rotatiegegoten waardoor deze licht is in gewicht en supersterk! Verkrijgbaar in de kleuren wit en oranje.
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Hanglamp Glow: niet voor niets de winnaar van de 100% Designprijs Rotterdam in 2006. Een prachtige hanglamp van Marc de Groot, die zowel geschikt is voor moderne als klassieke interieurs. Door een ingenieuze boogconstructie van RVS verenstaal en gespannen bilaterale superstretch stof ontstaat een sfeervolle en functionele hanglamp. Ik vind het een prachtig ontwerp. Source: TAFEL-DESIGN.NL

19 februari 2012

Designers embracing wood


More and more designers are embracing wood as prime material for their designs.

1. Piet Hein Eek: Stools from recycled wood, with original paint colors.
2.Front for Moroso: Soft Wood Sofa. Looks like wood, is actually printed fabric. Really soft!
3. Ferruccio Laviani for Emmemobili: Evolution dresser, combining traditional woodworking with modern design.
4. Martin Vallin for Cappellini: The Secret Clubhouse. Made out of recycled wood.

This image shows the Anti Comfort Chair from Andrea Branzi. Made from recycled Venetian “briccole”, which were used in the canals and waterways.

Source: Design Collection Spot.com, website: DesignCollectionSpot.com/EmbracingWood

18 februari 2012


As most people know, we had in Holland from 25 - 29 January 2012 the Amsterdam Fashion Week 2012. Below you will find the highlights from designers like Erny van Reijmersdal, Sage & Ivy, Monique Collignon, Dennis Diem, Said Mahrouf, Supertrash, Green Fashion and Marloes Blaas. Hope you get inspired. Under each picture you will find the direct link to the website Modeblog, just for more information, if you like. Earlier I placed a blog about the highlights AFW-2012 part 1, see enclosed link Blog/AFW2012/Highlights-01

Source: MODEBLOG.NL, see the enclosed links below the pics.   
Foto credits: Peter Stigter + pics Marloes Blaas: foto’s via Cream PR + Peter Stigter 

AFW2012/Erny van Reijmersdal

AFW2012/Erny van Reijmersdal



AFW2012/Monique Collignon

AFW2012/Monique Collignon
AFW2012/Monique Collignon

AFW2012/Dennis Diem&Said Mahrouf

AFW2012/Dennis Diem&Said Mahrouf

AFW2012/Dennis Diem&Said Mahrouf
AFW2012/Dennis Diem&Said Mahrouf

AFW2012/Green Fashion
AFW2012/Marloes Blaas

AFW2012/Marloes Blaas

AFW2012/Marloes Blaas

AFW2012/Erny van Reijmersdal