About Me

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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.

28 februari 2017

Editorial: Kurt Russell covers GQ in double denim, Discusses Legacy

Kurt Russell covers the October 2016 issue of American GQ in double denim, sporting a Levi’s denim shirt and 7 For All Mankind denim jeans with a Calvin Klein collection coat and Tom Ford leather belt.
Source: The FashionistoPh. Sebastian Kim

27 februari 2017

Similarities in Fashion & Art by Bianca Luini (01)

Bianca Luini is a fashion design graduate living in Milan, Italy. She sees fashion everywhere and everything in fashion. Love her beautiful and creative way of finding similarities in fashion combined with art, design, architecture, nature, photography etc. Below you find the similarities she found in these 2 photos. On the left Chloe Norgaard has been photographed by Terry Richardson versus the fluid abstract painting by Mark Chadwick. Remarkable similarity, isn't it? I wrote more blogs about her inspiring work, see MORE BLOGS
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Sources: WISF and Mark Chadwick
Match #337.

Furniture Design: Beautiful Credenza by John Pomp Studios (03)

Sometimes I get really excited while doing blog research. I was impressed by this beautiful Rondelle credenza from John Pomp. What a great artist! John is devoted to glass for more than 20 years as a mastercraftsman. I am completely in love with his beautiful designs. I wrote earlier another Blog about his beautiful hand-blown glass pendants.
More about the artist:
John Pomp is an artist, trained as a painter and sculptor, devoted to glass for more than 20 years as a mastercraftsman. He learned the ancient art of Murano glassmaking from Italian maestros, transforming the seductive material into a classic modern collection of lighting and furniture. As an artist his creativity never rests. His desire to create beauty with artful pieces for interiors drew John Pomp to work with precious metals, lavish hides and exotic woods, all age-old crafts. Now a team of his talented artists and craftsmen make up multi-disciplinary studios under one roof in Philadelphia. This passion for craftsmanship drives John Pomp: to use traditional techniques to reveal the natural beauty of the material for a collection that is subtle, artistic and refined. The result is a highly crafted, technically sophisticated nouveau classic interiors collection that celebrates the quality of the materials and the hands that brought it to life. This is the luxury of furniture destined to be heirlooms.

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Source: John Pomp

26 februari 2017

ART: Inspiring Fluid Painting by Mark Chadwick

A few pieces caught my eye this week, like this interesting artwork from the artist Mark Chadwick. This is one painting from his Fluid series in black, white and grey. Love his coloruse and the fluent used lines. 
More about the artist:
Born in 1983, Mark Chadwick is a contemporary fine artist who lives and works in the United Kingdom. Chadwick studied Fine Art at Birmingham City University and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2006 and Master of Arts in 2008. Specialising in abstract painting Chadwick's work explores ideas surrounding authorship, process and chance encounters. In his current series of fluid paintings, the unique display of forms and colours are brought together by the artist's hand but manipulated through the use of machines or natures forces. Some paintings are spun or shaken while others rely upon reactions between materials or gravity to allow the painting to almost form itself. The paintings are built up of many layers of paint, each creating it's own flowing abstract surface left open to interpretation by the viewer.

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Source: Mark Chadwick
Note: these photos have been placed with approval of the artist. 


Highlights from the Roberto Cavalli runway show for Spring/Summer 2017.

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Source: VOGUE

25 februari 2017

ART: Beautiful artwork by Dutch artist Jeroen Monnikendam (02)

Be Inspired by this beautiful artwork 'Coming Home' by Dutch artist Jeroen Monnikendam. What a lovely painting as well as his delightful coloruse & painting technique. I wrote earlier another blog about his inspiring work, see Blog 01.
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Note: these photos have been placed with approval of the artist.

Lighting Design: Beautiful wooden 'Abacus' Table Lamp by Boyd Lighting

Today I spotted this elegant 'Abacus' Table Lamp from wood by Boyd Lighting. Isn't it a Beauty?
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Source: Dering Hall

22 februari 2017


Highlights from the Rodarte fashion show for Spring/Summer 2017. Be Inspired ........

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Source: VOGUE