Going to Antwerp? In such a stylish city so full of life, creative stores and delicious restaurants - why not stay in a stunning Bed & Breakfast such as Boulevard Leopold. Situated in a 19th Century house, located in the old Jewish neighborhood of Antwerp, this charming location was renovated with flair, warmth and typical Belgian minimal elegance. They do not accept credit cards so bring cash or organize a bank transfer before you go - other than that little hiccup for international travelers, if you can get over that, check them out!
Going to Brussels? Instead of going to a traditional hotel, try renting an apartment or a guest room in the heart of the city, in a private 19th century house - completely renovated in 2009 - LE COUP DE CŒUR welcomes
you in its guest rooms of charm. Affordable luxury is at your fingertips ... With various possibilities, it is best to check their website for pricing, pictures and locations.
East meets West at an entrepreneur’s historic estate in the Belgian countryside, with interior design by Axel Vervoordt and grounds by landscape firm Wirtz International. Via Architectural Digest.
Growing up in Belgium (in my early years) and being exposed to the work of both Axel Vervoordt and Jacques Wirtz on a regular basis, I never realized the impact it would have on me as an adult, and how staying in beautiful places designed by these two men had profoundly influenced my sense of style. Any time I see the work of Jacques Wirtz - for example - the open and minimal landscapes bring me back to the summers spent in my grandmother's garden amongst others. I just love the pictures because I read images better than I read text, but you can read the whole article here.
Ann is a Belgian ceramic artist who transforms clay into highly modern pieces while still retaining the raw and simple aspect of this humble material. This series has a deep message but also tons of humor!
"As ceramist we practice one of the oldest
professions in the world, yet we live in a fast changing society in
which technology controls our daily lives.
Nowadays the existence of smart phones and tablets
allows that the digital world and its social media to intrude upon the
inventive live of the artisan. It is a challenge to integrate the
modern, very fast, technological lifestyle into the slow, meticulous
craft of ceramics. I made a series of work, attempting to reconcile the
With three locations in the North of Belgium (Antwerp), HotelO offers travelers a sophisticated, warm, hip, minimalist and totally Belgian Design experience in one of the country's most eclectic and creative cities - Antwerp.
Wednesday October 17, 2012 through Sunday January 6, 2013
Jules Wabbes is one of Belgium's most important furniture designers, yet he remains unknown to the mass public. This exhibition presents, for the first time, a complete overview of his work as 'furniture designer' with a specific focus on the pieces he designed for Foncolin, and his participation at the Milan Triennales in 1957 and 1960. In addition to pictures and original drawings, the exhibit will also feature unique pieces, including prototypes amongst which some have never been shown to the public before.
Wabbes est l’un des plus importants créateurs belges de meubles, mais
il reste un inconnu pour le grand public. L’exposition présente pour la
première fois un aperçu complet de son travail comme designer de
meubles, avec une attention particulière pour les meubles du Foncolin et
pour ses participations aux Triennales de Milan en 1957 et 1960. En
plus de photos et dessins originaux, l’exposition comporte surtout des
pièces de mobilier uniques, parmi lesquelles différents prototypes qui
sont pour la première fois présentés au public.
If you live anywhere in Europe right now, you’re most likely experiencing subzero temperatures. Antarctica In A Bag is a beautiful photo series by Belgian architect Francois Delfosse, creating the illusion of large icy landscapes using nothing more than a ordinary plastic bags. To see more of his work go here.