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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.

30 september 2016

FASHION: CHIQUE & SENSUAL S/S 2016 COLLECTION BY BEBE

While surfing this morning on internet I saw these beautiful designs from the fashion brand Bebe. What a lovely, chique and sensual collection for Spring/Summer 2016. I wrote earlier another blog for inspiration for Little Black dresses, see Bebe LBD.
More about Bebe
Bebe is the go-to destination for chic, contemporary fashion. The brand evokes a mindset - an attitude, not an age. It's a true original, always defining fashion's next stride forward. Designed for the confident, sexy, modern woman, Bebe is a global label that embodies a sensual, sophisticated lifestyle.

Source: BEBE

28 september 2016

Runway: Christian Lacroix, pretty in pink

More about the fashion designer Christian Lacroix (1951)
When the French designer launched his first couture collection, in 1987, his eccentric theatricality immediately seduced the fashion scene. He had originally studied art history aiming to become a museum curator. A taste for the past that was recognisable in his garments that evoked the baroque style and used the crinoline and 18th century “pouf”. In 2010, he stopped designing fashion.

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Source: The Red List

26 september 2016

Lovely Wedgwood tableware from the collection 'Cuckoo'

While surfing on internet this afternoon I saw this beautiful Wedgwood tableware. It's from the serie 'Cuckoo'. I am really in love with these lovely tea plates. Aren't they beautiful?

Source: Wedgwood. Ph. courtesy Wedgwood.

24 september 2016

DESIGN: The Woolsey Ping Pong table for design lovers by Sean Woolsey


A few pieces caught my eye this week, like this beautiful Ping Pong table for design lovers by Sean Woolsey. It is a sleek, multifunctional table with a solid black walnut top. The table sits on solid walnut legs and has a powder-coated steel net that can be easily removed. Need a dining table? The Woolsey Ping Pong Table can be converted to a dining or conference table as well. What an elegant and beautiful design! Love the use of walnut too. 
Sources: Design Milk and Sean Woolsey

21 september 2016

20 september 2016

Lighting Design: The Eiffel Tower, a bronze table lamp by Studio Job

What a very nice and creative lighting design from the Eiffel Tower! The Eiffel Tower is reimagined as a bronze table lamp by Belgian artists Studio Job. Polished & patinated bronze, handblown glass, LED light fittings. Love it! 
Sources: DezeenYatzer and Studio Job

18 september 2016

FURNITURE DESIGN: The Overgaard & Dyrman wire dining chair (02)

While surfing tonight I found these beautiful wire dining chairs from the Danish company Overgaard & Dyrman. They combine saddlery & metal work. Aren't they beautiful?



More about the company


'Our quality lives in every detail'
With a strong passion for traditional craftsmanship and refined details, Overgaard & Dyrman is a contemporary design brand and furniture maker located in Denmark. By merging traditional craft techniques with modern technology Overgaard & Dyrman's approach to design, bridges the past with the present.

"We celebrate traditional craftsmanship and embrace modern technology by bringing the two together in our way of designing and manufacturing. We love furniture with a handmade finish and merged with the use of modern machinery, it gives us the opportunity to preserve the fantastic craft skills that are still among us, and to combine these with complex forms and modern manufacturing methods." 

-Overgaard & Dyrman
Sources: Overgaard & Dyrman and Trendir

13 september 2016

BRIDAL WEAR: Stunning wedding gowns from Sophia Tolli 2015

 
 
Sophia Apostolides, fashion designer from Sophia Tolli
About Sophia
In 2006 after 18 years in the bridal industry, Sophia Apostolides created a new bridal collection, Sophia Tolli. With its unparalleled craftsmanship and exceptional fit, the Sophia Tolli collection provides an array of gorgeous, show-stopping bridal gowns.
Source: Sophia Tolli

12 september 2016

Lighting Design: Lamp 'Gauge' by Norwegian studio Kneip (steel + LED)

I was inspired by this beautiful lighting design 'Gauge' from the Norwegian Studio Kneip. It is made from steel and has LED light. They have designed the adjustable lamp Gauge, so that it can be moved up and down or swivelled from side to side to change light levels. The Gauge lamp was first created as a tool for the designers, who found themselves working on a project that required a light source that could be adjusted and moved around the work surface. The adjustable joints, design and use of materials is inspired by tools' functionality and aesthetics," said the studio. Available as a floor and table lamp. 
Sources: Dezeen and Kneip

11 september 2016

Fashion: Léa Seydoux for Louis Vuitton's 2016 Spirit of Travel Ad Campaign

Be inspired by the lovely & colorful fashion photos from Léa Seydoux in her 1st Ad Campaign for Louis Vuitton’s 2016 Spirit of Travel campaign (at the Cuadra San Cristóbal ranch in Mexico). 
Source: Fashionista
Photos courtesy of Louis Vuitton/Patrick Demarchelier.