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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 april 2018

Exhibition: Unique chair collection by Richard Hutten at Gemeentemuseum The Hague

Book chair 2008, Cloud Layers 2013, Muybridge Chair 2007. Ph. Jacqueline Knudsen
I found these inspiring chairs on Linked-In today by Dutch designer and art director Richard Hutten. Richard Hutten not only designs chairs, he also collects them. Since he graduated from the Design Academy in Eindhoven (NL) in 1990 he has been buying unusual chairs or exchanging them with designer friends for his own designs. His collection now numbers more than a hundred items, from unique prototypes to the great design classics, from graduation projects to unique pieces. The Gemeentemuseum in the Hague, the Netherlands will be showing this summer Hutten’s personal collection alongside chairs of his own design, like the Berlage chair based on a chair designed by architect H.P. Berlage.
Chairs from designer friends. Ph. Jacqueline Knudsen
The exhibition Richard Hutten – Sit! will feature a hundred chairs ‘that matter’ according to this Dutch designer, whether because of their cutting-edge design or because the maker is someone who is dear to him. All the items in the exhibition are Hutten’s own work or are from his private collection and date from the 1990s to the present day. The exhibition Sit! will be held from March, 10th 2018 till August, 19th 2018. For more information about the exhibition, see the link below. Be Inspired ......
Richard Hutten - Chair for the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
‘Experimenting and trying things out is all part of the game with the ultimate goal of making that one chair that really matters.’
Richard Hutten - Satellite Chair – Offecct (2015).
Richard Hutten - This Chair – Lensvelt (2004).
Richard Hutten, 1990 table-chair.
The Dutch designer Richard Hutten. Ph. Vincent Mentzel
More about the designer
Richard Hutten is the founder of Richard Hutten Studio BV in 1991. The Richard Hutten Studio is a multidisciplinary design firm. A team of experts work in the fields of interior design, industrial design, furniture design and art direction. The Studio creates contemporary, playful, iconic designs, which can stand the time. Circulair economy and sustainable design are among the core competences of the studio. 

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Ph. Jacqueline Knudse

Runway: Fantastic Haute Couture gowns by fashion designer Ali Al Khechen (02)

While surfing on internet tonight I saw these fantastic haute couture gowns from the very talented Lebanese fashion designer Ali Al Khechen. What a fabulous couture designs! I wrote MORE BLOGS about his beautiful work. Be Inspired ...........

More about the fashion designer:
Ali Al Khechen is a Lebanese fashion designer, dedicated to being at the forefront of global fashion trends, escaping into a world of glamour, femininity and elegance with a sophisticated edge. He started designing when he was very young. He was very creative at making clothes for luxurious women. His classical royal designs were made in a very delicate way. He dealt with the most famous designers in Lebanon and Arab countries. 
Ali’s aim is to blend elegance with innovation. Focusing on luxurious fabrics and quality craftsmanship, the clothes are detailed and tailored yet maintain a sexy modern edge. His design sense commands a sophisticated look with an acute sense of taste for elegance and glamour. They featured streamlined silhouettes in luxurious fabrications with elaborate beading and embroidery. A creation from the Ali al Khechen collections are a statement. One that exemplifies style, attitude and elegance of a woman. 

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28 april 2018

Fashiontrend S/S 2018: Floral dresses to fall in love with

Floral dresses to fall in love with. We saw again for the season Spring/Summer 2018 lots of floral dresses. It seems to be a continuing and popular fashiontrend coming back every year. Loved the last floral dress too from H&M, a simple but lovely short floral dress. Take a look at these coolest floral dresses for S/S 2018! 
Self Portrait S/S 2018
Sacai S/S 2018
Giambattista Valli S/S 2018
Gucci S/S 2018
Louis Vuitton S/S 2018
Chloé S/S 2018
H & M short floral dress
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26 april 2018

Runway: Marni S/S 2018 RTW, seen at Milan Fashion Week

What a delightful and colorful collection from Marni for their season Spring/Summer 2018 RTW, seen at Milan Fashion Week. Be Inspired .........
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Source: VOGUE

Art: A detailed portrait of Isabella of Parma by Jean-Marc Nattier, 1758

While surfing this morning on internet I found this beautiful painting 'Portrait of Isabella of Parma' by Jean-Marc Nattier, Oil on canvas, 1758. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Be Inspired ......
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25 april 2018


Highlights from the fashionshow from Fendi for the season Fall/Winter 2018, seen at Milan Fashion Week 2018. Be Inspired ........

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Source: VOGUE

24 april 2018

Inspiring Quote: Wake Up and Be Amazing .........

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Source: unknown, found on Google+

In the Spotlight: Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist Avi Edri from New York (01)

Via Facebook I came recently in contact with Avi Edri, a very talented Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist from New York. I was immediately touched by his fantastic makeup and hair photos and approached him if I could make some blogs about his beautiful work. Below you will find the first serie of photos. For more inspiration, see THIS LINK. Be Inspired ..........
More about the artist:
Avi Edri has been called a highly gifted, energetic and innovative makeup artist and hair stylist by his clients. Edri uses his knowledge of advanced makeup artistry and the cosmetic industry to perform magic on any client he touches. Avi was interested in makeup from the time he was a child. Born in Israel to a family of artists he started painting before he could stand. Edri knew at age 13 the beauty industry held opportunities for his creativity. He began working on neighbourhood women changing their look like a small magician. Avi’s reputation spread and by age 17 he was working in an upscale salon. Avi also shared his talents as an instructor in the Ort Beauty School (Haifa, Israel).
In 1992, Edri listened to the call of the world’s fashion mecca. Once in New York City Avi gained enough experience that by 1999 his creativity and resolve found him working with one product line in New York and an upscale salon in Miami. Edri was asked to work on photo shoots for magazines and catalogs as well as events that included runway fashion shows and touch ups for celebrity attendees. His collaboration with art directors, stylists and photographers helped him excel in image transformation; ranging from color and cutting to style and make up enhancements. Avi is always open to creating something new and innovative for his clients while, at the same time, supporting their vision. In addition to his talents and energy, Edri brings his strong interpersonal skills. He is dedicated to matching professionalism with a sense of fun and creativity.
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Note: these photos have been placed with approval of Avi Edri.
Sources: Avi Edri and Yelp

20 april 2018

Bathrooms: Baths with decadent marble tubs

NY City upper West Side duplex-master bathroom by Lilian H. Weinreich Architects

Be Inspired by these baths with decadent marble tubs. A decadent tub is essential to creating the perfect spa-like bathroom. See how top designers use luxe marble tubs to elevate these spaces and transform them into relaxing next-level retreats. Love the checkered bathroom too. 
Bathroom at Bellagio residence in Bel Air, CA by Kelly Wearstler
Master bathroom tub-alterations and addition to a 1920 residence by John B. Murray Architect
New York residence by Marble Crafters
A bath at the Turnberry residence by Michael G. Imber, Architects
Hudson Street brownstone-modern bathroom with a marble bathtub by J. Patryce Design

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Source: Dering Hall