About Me

Mijn foto
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.

26 augustus 2013

LIGHTING: Heracleum the Big O by Bertjan Pot

Beautiful design! The Heracleum lamp by Bertjan Pot & Marcel Wanders is a force of nature. Just like the plant that inspired it, the lamp is expanding, transforming and growing new leaves to crown this exciting new design season. 
About the designer
Bertjan Pot is a designer, probably best known for his Random Light (1999). The light started as a material experiment, which is basically the start of each product created by Studio Bertjan Pot. The outcome is usually an interior product showing a fascination for techniques, structures, patterns and colors. Most experiments start quite impulsively by a certain curiosity for how things would function or how something would look. From there Bertjan takes on challenges with manufacturers to explore possibilities and push the boundaries a bit. The reward for each challenge is a new one. Studio Bertjan Pot works with manufacturers such as Arco, Established & Sons, Feld, Gelderland, Montis, Moooi and Richard Lampert.

The Heracleum lamp by Bertjan Pot & Marcel Wanders
The Heracleum lamp by Bertjan Pot & Marcel Wanders, detail.

24 augustus 2013


Why is it that Junya Watanabe's name isn’t continually lauded to the rafters as one of the Greats of fashion? His collection today proved it yet again - that he’s a unique master of cool-casual. A maker who fuses his impeccable signature cutting with familiar street-generic clothes everyone loves. He is a designer whose reality-dressing never comes without a touch of romance.

Sources: Fashionista (Photos: IMAXtree) and Vogue

18 augustus 2013

OUTDOOR FURNITURE: Poltronas Outdoor Furniture

Interesting outdoor furniture from Poltrona, named the Poltronas Showtime Outdoor Furniture, a collection designed by Spanish designer Jaime Hayon (2006). Description: armchair, sofa and cover in rotomoulded polyethylene and mass pigmented. For more information please have a look at the enclosed link below.  
About the designer:
Jaime Hayon is the most intriguing figure in new Spanish design. He has energy, talent and a style of his own, which are all distilled into the Showtime collection he has designed for Bd Barcelona design. This happy encounter between a young designer and a veteran producer has led to the birth of a furniture collection meant for the home, but which has the adaptability and the personality needed for contract furnishing. A collection in which plastics consort with upholstery, the gleam of lacquered wood and the tradition of fine ceramics in contrasts between classicism and modernity.
the designer Jaime Hayon

Source: BD Barcelona

15 augustus 2013

INTERIOR: beautiful mini chairs by Jimmie Martin

Beautiful mini chairs designed by Jimmie Martin UK. 

Jimmie Martin Ltd. is an established luxury brand based in London since 2004. Jimmie Martin provides an eclectic showcase of one-off pieces of furniture combining the decadent and quirky with the nostalgic and urban. All pieces are individually finished off to either the customer’s personal taste, or to the ideas of the founders, Jimmie Karlsson & Martin Nihlmar. For more information about the company, please find the link below.



10 augustus 2013

LIGHTING DESIGN: Stunning Recycled Bicycle Chandelier

Recycled Bicycle Chandeliers by artist Carolina Fontoura Alzaga.
CONNECT is a series of chandeliers inspired by DIY and Bike punk culture combined with aesthetics rooted in the Victorian era created by LA based artist Carolina Fontoura Alzaga. Her handmade bespoke pieces evoke a strong industrial look and invite the viewer to examine them up-close in order to come to grips with their fine details and the technical precision needed to put them together.
Carolina managed to master the challenges faced by resilient materials such as bicycle chains and cassettes and created a stunning collection which also addresses universal themes around sustainability and the environment. She admits to having a strong connection with urban bicycle culture and hopes to inspire audiences to question their ideas on what is beautiful and functional. For more information see the enclosed links below.

05 augustus 2013


Good Morning. 60,000 page views since I started with my weblog ByElisabethNL on December 11th, 2011. Thank you very much for your interest in my blogs. I really appreciate this. It's a pleasure for me to look for interesting blogs which I can share with you about interior/design, fashion/haute couture, photography, art, antiques etc. Wish you a stylish and inspiring week and greetings from Holland. Irene Pouw, Interior & Fashionblogger (ByElisabethNL).

04 augustus 2013

RUNWAY - Comme Des Garcons Fall 2013

Comme Des Garcons Fall 2013 - A meditation on tailoring. Inspiring and colourful fashion show from Comme Des Garçons Fall 2013. For the complete review please have a look at the enclosed link below.  

Source: Fashionista
Photos: IMAXtree