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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 april 2020

Editorial: Dovima lensed by Richard Avedon for Harper's Bazaar, October 1955

Beautiful vintage editorial photo from Dovima lensed by fashion photographer Richard Avedon for Harper's Bazaar, October 1955. Be Inspired .......
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28 april 2020

Lighting Design: the 'Oda' glass lamp by Sebastian Herkner for Pulpo

What a beautiful handblown glass lamps! It's the ‘Oda’ glass lamp designed by Sebastian Herkner for the German design brand Pulpo. The collection is inspired by photographs of industrial water towers taken by German artistic duo Bernd and Hila Becher. Much like these structures, the main body of the lights has a rounded form that is supported by a metal frame. "Like the silos and water towers of which they are inspired, Oda's simple forms appear both subdued yet bold," explained Pulpo. Designed by Herkner in 2014, the Oda lamp is one of the brand's most popular products and is available in three sizes and a range of colours. Be Inspired ........
Thank you for reading this blogpost. Sources: Dezeen (01), Dezeen (02) tag Pulpo and Sebastian Herkner

25 april 2020

Runway: Louis Vuitton F/W 2020 RTW, seen at PFW

Be Inspired by this Louis Vuitton F/W 2020 RTW collection, seen at Paris Fashion Week. It was a medley of sportswear, streetwear, formalwear and uniforms that looked as if they could either belong to motorsports or the space vessels of science fiction. 
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Source: VOGUE

22 april 2020

Elegant Daydream Outdoor Furniture from DEDON

While surfing today on internet I saw these inviting daydream outdoor furniture from the brand DEDON. Love this elegant design! I guess it will be a real eyecatcher on your terrace. I wrote earlier more blogs about DEDON, see HERE
DEDON, an inspiring company
DEDON is an international brand that creates high-end woven furniture using a sophisticated synthetic fiber, weather-resistant and aesthetically refined. They say ..... they always choose for quality. 

It began in 1990 when Bobby Dekeyser founded DEDON while starting with the creation of an innovative weatherproof synthetic fiber. The company set out to create a new kind of woven outdoor furniture, one that combined modern technology with luxurious hand-craftsmanship. A search for the world’s best weavers led DEDON to Cebu Island in the Philippines. While the early years were marked by trial and error, the uniqueness of the product, the artistry of the weaving and the company’s obsession with quality set DEDON apart from the beginning.

Having revolutionized the outdoor furniture business, DEDON continues to set the standard for quality, artistry, innovation & design. Today, DEDON is represented in more than 80 countries on six continents. 

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Sources: Trendir and Dedon

19 april 2020

Flashbacks from the Christian Dior couture show from S/S 2018 (Part 03)

Be inspired by these flashbacks from the Christian Dior couture collection for Spring/Summer 2018 by Maria Grazia Chiuri and presented at Paris Fashion Week. See our favorite looks from the catwalk to discover below. For the three other blogs I wrote about her fantastic work, see HERE.

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Sources: Arc Street Journal and DIOR

16 april 2020

Architecture: Agua House by Barrionuevo Sierchuk Architects

Be inspired by this beautiful Agua House by Barrionuevo Sierchuk Architects. Designed with unique design & materials, Barrionuevo Sierchuk Architects have designed this modern house called “Agua“. The design of the house is based on two stone walls, made of Laja Neuquen that interact all over the house. The color of the stone is the origin of all the color pallet of the house. Love it!
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Source: Barrionuevo Sierchuk Architects

13 april 2020

Design: Another Country unveils collection inspired by Rietveld's iconic red & blue chair

While surfing this morning I saw this interesting furniture design inspired by the work of early 20th century designer Gerrit Rietveld by British brand Another Country. Be Inspired ......
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Source: Dezeen

10 april 2020

Wishing you a quiet and peaceful Easter

Wishing my readers a quiet and peaceful Easter. So many persons are sitting worldwide in a lockdown in their countries under difficult circumstances because of the Coronavirus. It is hard to find words what to write in these crazy and unknown times. Keep safe and healthy.
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A look back at Hubert de Givenchy & Audrey Hepburn's Greatest Moments

Audrey Hepburn in a custom white and black Givenchy gown in the film Sabrina, 1954
On March, 12th 2018 it was announced that Hubert de Givenchy passed away in Paris at the age of 91. The iconic designer, who founded the house of Givenchy in 1952, was known for his elegant, sophisticated creations that influenced fashion for over five decades. But it was his relationship with Audrey Hepburn that took his legacy to the next level and hers too. The designer and actress forged a special bond that lasted the duration of both careers, shaping their works in Hollywood and the fashion industry. Hepburn, who served as Givenchy’s greatest muse from the 1950s until her death in 1993, wore the label in some of her most famous roles including Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Sabrina and Funny Face. As we remember the late designer, take a look back at his special relationship with the Hollywood icon. 
In another undated photo, Givenchy and Hepburn are photographed in his Paris workshop, circa 1950s
Hepburn trying on one of Givenchy's designs in an undated photo, circa 1950s
The actress wore a Givenchy dress to the 26th annual Academy Awards in 1954, where she won the award for Best Actress for her role in Roman Holiday.
The duo is spotted out together in Italy while Hepburn filmed The Nun's Story, 1958
Hepburn in the famous little black dress designed by Givenchy, worn during the opening credits of Breakfast at Tiffany's, 1961
Givenchy and Hepburn go for a stroll together in Paris in an undated photo, circa 1980
Hubert de Givenchy receives California's Lifetime Achievement Award. For the occasion, Hepburn wore a stunning red feathered look created by the couturier, 1988
Givenchy and Hepburn pose together in the designer's Paris atelier, 1991
At a restaurant in Paris, Audrey wears a hat and caped coat, 1978
Audrey wears a white and black pin-striped suit with a matching wide-brim hat and oversized earrings for a portrait alongside Givenchy, 1985
Audrey wears a black satin Givenchy dress adorned with blush pink roses, 1988
Audrey and Hubert embrace backstage at his S/S 1992 fashion show in Paris, 1991
At the 40th anniversary of the Givenchy fashion house, 1991
The duo appears alongside each other at a special 40th anniversary retrospective for Givenchy in Paris, 1991
Hepburn wears a hot pink Givenchy ball gown alongside the designer at the 8th Annual Night of Stars Fashion Festival in New York, 1991 

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Source: Elle Decor