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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.

31 januari 2021

Furniture Design: the Jimmie Martin Hibiscus Sideboard

While surfing on internet today I found this colorful sideboard painted with flowers. It's the Jimmie Martin hibiscus sideboard from the interior designers Jimmie Karlsson & Martin Nihlmar. What a lovely design! Get Inspired ......
More about the company:
Jimmie Martin Limited 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.

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30 januari 2021


Beautiful photos from fashion and fine art photographer Jingna Zhang. Flowers in December. Phuong My Fall/Winter 2013-14. Get Inspired ........
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Sources: Jingna ZhangPhuong My and Profoto
Photos: courtesy of Jingna Zhang/Phuong My.

29 januari 2021

Highlights of Dior's Fall/Winter 2021 Menswear

Highlights of Dior's Fall/Winter 2021 Menswear included the Dior You Tube movie (at the end). For his Winter 2021-2022 collection for the House of Dior, men’s artistic director Kim Jones draws inspiration from the masculine extravagance of ceremonial garb – a living link with the past, still dynamic and alive today. Like haute couture, it connects the now with then: a window into history and heritage. Alongside heritage, the contemporary: with this collection, Kim Jones and Dior debut a collaboration with the Scottish-born, Trinidad-based artist Peter Doig. Get Inspired....
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Furniture Design: The elegant Ritz Slipper Chair by Eric Kuster Metropolitan Luxury

While surfing this afternoon I saw this beautiful chair from the Dutch company Eric Kuster Metropolitan Luxury. It's the Ritz Slipper chair. Its low-slung design invites you to slip effortlessly into its comforting form. Without armrests, you’re able to assume practically any position you desire. Soft cushioning and a plethora of finishes make Ritz a stunning addition to any space. I am completely in love with this design as well as the chosen fabric and color! I wrote earlier more blogs about this interesting designer, MORE BLOGS Be Inspired .......
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Sources: Eric Kuster and Dering Hall.

28 januari 2021

Furniture design: Tropical plants frozen in resin by Marcin Rusak

Today I spotted this beautiful furniture collection 'Flora Noir' by London-based designer Marcin Rusak. It's a series of resin furniture patterned with leaves and flowers trapped in the surfaces. These pieces are on show at Twenty First Gallery in New York's Chelsea. The exhibition debuts a console, a coffee table, a sculpture and a wall lamp. Flora Noir opened on 12 May 2017 and remains on view until 16 June 2017. The designer runs a studio in the UK capital. All of furniture pieces are produced in the Netherlands. What an inspiring and creative collection!

More about the designer
Marcin Rusak situates his work at the intersection of value, ephemerality and aesthetics. He studies contemporary patterns of consumption, industry methods of manipulation, and the complicated systems we support. In his pursuit of authenticity, Marcin creates work that asks questions, references history and proposes possible future scenarios. Utilizing the power of materials, volume and form he moves fluidly from decorative art objects to sculptures, two dimensional work and back again each time with a story as his guide. 
Marcin has a background in both humanities (BA from European Studies from University of Warsaw) and art programmes such as Man and Living at the conceptual Eindhoven Design Academy, Netherlands as well as receiving an MA in Design Products from London’s Royal College of Arts. Recently Marcin has been awarded the Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon Prize for emerging artists. He has exhibited at group shows including “What is Luxury?” at the V&A, Design Miami/Basel, London, Milan and Dubai design fairs. Recently he had his first solo show at the Contemporary Applied Arts gallery in London.

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Exhibition photography is by Eileen Travell.

27 januari 2021

Lighting Design: Stunning metal LED pendant lamp by Cameron Design House

While surfing on internet today I found this stunning metal LED pendant lamp 'Lohja' by Cameron Design House. What a Beauty! This iconic pendant light is inspired by the tranquil lakes of Lohja, Finland. This contemporary design won the International Design and Architecture Award for best pendant / chandelier. Exploring tranquility, space and equilibrium, the Lohja combines simplicity with geometry creating a striking, balanced sculptural form which changes appearance from each angle. Get Inspired .....
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Ph. via Architonic.

26 januari 2021


 Get Inspired by the highlights of Fendi's Fall/Winter 2021 Menswear, seen at Milan Fashion Week. The collection showed a kaleidoscope of colours and a sense of comfort and home in troubled times. From ribbed cable knit long johns, cardigan scarves, mitten cuffs to pyjama-inspired outerwear such as a floral belted duvet coat with wide lapels, pyjama piping on trench coats and pullovers, the ensembles formed the symbols of multi-functionality, utility and undeniable leisure.
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