24 August 2012

Cuisine Art

Clase Premier cover, portrait of R. Redzepi
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How amazing is this cover?  Clase Premier created this wonderful optical illusion: a portrait of René Redzepi made out of food and kitchenwares, all strategically placed on a white tablecloth. Click on the image to get a better view of its genius.

Want to know exactly how they did it?  Watch the video here or here.

10 July 2012


photographer Michael Chase

artist Lecia Dole-Recio
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Make sure you check out Michael Chase's site. I discovered this photographer's Tumblr a few months ago and he never fails to inspire me. It's filled with amazing pictures of all kinds of textures and colours. Worth a visit!

20 June 2012

Plant shelter



Life is moving in many directions, so blogging is taking a back seat. Still, today I simply HAD to share this: 

Rachel adopts neglected plants and nurses them back to life. She then rehomes the plants, making sure their new owners will take good care of them. There's a facebook page too, documenting the plant shelter's progress.

  Part of her 'cure' is naming each plant,which I find intensely moving! I even found two plants with the names of my godchildren, Ava and Abel!

You can also ask Rachel to adopt your plants while you're on holiday. These plants won't be rehomed of course (nor renamed, I hope :-))

Just lovely, don't you think?


Look here for another beautiful plant-idea!

12 May 2012


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I'm off to the south of France for some sunshine. See you in two weeks!


7 May 2012


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Hunter mag #20
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The current it-colour.

2 May 2012


Whitefish, Elizabeth Mayville, 2011
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Photographer Alessandro Guerani

It's official: fish are the new owls! They're popping up everywhere.

1 May 2012


Trees, an exhibition by architect Andrea Branzi at Carpenters Workshop Gallery in Paris until May 16.

23 April 2012

Everything fades

Self-portrait, A. Paperno, 2003
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10 April 2012

Raf at Dior

Raf Simons

Raf Simons is to be Dior's new creative director. Belgium is proud of you, Raf!

6 April 2012


French literary magazine Ligne 13 has the most beautiful covers.


I just died at birth, L. Bourgeois & T. Emin, 2010
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Schwangere und schwan, J. Beuys, 1959

4 April 2012

Colour story

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Yellow, red and black. Hey, it's the Belgian flag!

30 March 2012


Photographer Tomio Seike

Vues privées, Hedi Slimane
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I love the silvery shine.

26 March 2012


Textile artist Diana Harrison
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Reed Krakoff, PF2012
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Blog tip

designer Michael Verheyden

painter Piet Raemdonck

photographer Zeb Daemen
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The internet has allowed us to take a peek into other people's lives. There have been (and still are) the many blogs showing us the homes of creative people. This concept now seems to have been tweaked. You may already know initiatives like The Makers and Studio Makgill x GF Smith's Naturalis Works (who focus mainly on craftspeople). Beautiful pictures of people's work environment, at times accompanied by interviews on what inspires them.

Now Belgium has its very own blend: Coffeeklatch. Its name stems from the Dutch word for an informal get-together over coffee. And that's exactly what its creators Magali and Bart do. They meet up for coffee with Belgian (and some Dutch) people from different creative fields and offer us a slice of their lives and environments.  Even though the interviews are in Dutch, you can still enjoy the wonderful photographs. Definitely worth a visit!

25 March 2012

Wall archaeology

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I am a wall archaelogist these days.  Peeling away layers and layers of wallpaper I'm discovering our apartment's past lives. Some inhabitants clearly loved woodchip. Those that came before preferred stripes and were heavy smokers.  With every layer a new story unfolds. Perfect meditation.

19 March 2012

Say it on a coat

Cairo 7 questions, J. Rothuizen, 2008

Jesus said, S. Foxton, 1987 - click to enlarge
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14 March 2012

13 March 2012


Close-up of a moth's wing
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Photographer Rinne Allen

12 March 2012


Union Libre, Leon Ferrari, 2004
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and artist Roy Nachum

9 March 2012

Colour story

Spider, Joris Hoefnagels, 1578
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2 March 2012

Liebster blog award

March has brought me Spring and another wonderful gift: I was awarded with the Liebster blog award by the lovely Gudy of Eclectic Trends. Gudy, who is based in Barcelona, is not only a very talented stylist and trainer in Visual Merchandising. She's also one of the kindest souls I've 'met' over the past few months. It's a true honour to be among the ones she's chosen to award. If you want to 'meet' her too, click here. Thank you, Gudy, for such a lovely gift!

The Liebster award is a way for bloggers to help each other out by spreading the word about their blogs. The rules for this award are:

1. Thank the giver and link back to them.
2. Nominate 5 other blogs with less than 200 followers. (I couldn't find the exact amount of followers for every one I chose, so I might have broken the rules there :-))
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Hope that the 5 you nominate will keep the cycle going to spread all that good blogging karma!

So, here are the 5 blogs I'd like to pass the award on to - they all belong to people I feel a real connection with and they all share a love of beauty:

1. A butterfly in my hair. Pure beauty.

2. Chez Danisse.  She touches me with her writing every time.

3. L'inventaire de l'esthetique. Stunning French photography.

4. Designskool. A great resource for beautiful design by the mysterious Justine - I have no idea where she's based.

 5. Casual poet culture. A poetic blog from Singapore - definitely a creative hot-spot to watch.

I hope you'll enjoy them just as much as I do!  

28 February 2012

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22 February 2012

Blog birthday

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Today my blog turns 1!  

It's been a lovely year of self-discovery. Yet, most of all I'm impressed by all the wonderful, kind and inspiring women I've 'met' through this blogging thing (yes, they've all been women - men are welcome too though!) 

Thank you all so much for being part of my world!

Love, E.

21 February 2012


Tim Walker, W mag, March 2012
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Waiting for the trees to start blossoming.