Laure Kasiers (Textile Designer)

Above are samples, textures and inspirations from the website of Laure Kasiers, a freelance textile designer based in Brussels, Belgium. In altering the "purpose" of materials, she is promoting the use of technical materials and production scraps... She addresses, through research on structures and the concept of mobility, the concept of contrasts — thanks to careful selection of materials and colors. Her production is characterized by thickness and high density, offering tactile and sensitive relationships between comfort and warmth.

You can read more about Laure here

A renovated farmhouse ...

Outside of the busy city of Antwerp, Belgian antiques dealer and designer, Henri Charles Hermans and his wife Natasha Hermans, also a designer, decided to relocate their business and their home to this wonderful 19th century Farm. Henri Charles Hermans, who once worked and studied under the famous Axel Vervoordt, found this property to be the perfect canvas to showcase the couples wonderful minimalist Belgian design style. Formerly a fruit farm in the Belgian countryside, it took several years to restore the home. Read more here ....

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Mean and Mister Jones

If you like simple elegance: in design, interior design, graphic design and so forth ... check out the exquisite taste of Belgian design firm Mean and Mister Jones! From the choice of font on letterheads, to the texture and/or shades of color used, to the way an exhibition space is set up ... every detail is breathtakingly simple and beautiful. None of the elements compete with each other, rather, they complement each other in the most graceful way. In my opinion, Mean and Mister Jones is the design equivalent to J.S. Bach for the eyes. Love it!

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Patrick Van Overloop (Ceramics)

Just wanted to share some of my favorite pieces from Belgian artist potter Patrick Van Overloop. As in everything, we must be able to pick and choose using our aesthetic resonance, so these are my favorite pieces ...

Karin Draaijer

A while back, we admired (and posted on) the work of Interior designer Karin Draaijer in Belgium Week: Karin Draaijer. Recently, Draaijer sent us a batch of photos of her own house in Belgium, which illustrates her talent for color and composition: "I like to use antiques but to arrange them in a modern way," she says. Go to Karin Draaijer to see more of her work.

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Julie Krakowski

Julie Krakowski is a Brussels-based French textile designer who gets inspired by marks left by time. She is an artist I discovered through a very cool blog called "2 or 3 things I know". Her work mimics various textures such as flowers, rusted metals, cigarettes, etc. Though I wouldn't want to actually wear any of these textiles, on a visual and photo-graphic plane, I find her work and these images to be very mysterious and beautiful at the same time.

"Work based on the marks left by time. Graphic work on the unpredictable and uncontrolled creation of rust on paper. Examination of the confrontation rust and preciousness. The rust embodies the notion of change, wear and tear, the staining effect, dirt and the fact that one is repelled by rust, whereas the precious is signified by silk, fashion, the body and attraction. It is an ambiguous play between fashion and trash, change and sublimation."

- Julie Krakowski

Diner in the sky

Ok, read about this quite sometime back and still finds it pretty cool. Dinner in the sky can be rent for 22 people on 8 hours basis (Basic rental cost: table+crane+logistic & security staff 7.900,00 € and Transport in Belgium (table + crane) & client location scouting at 750,00 €).

Dinner in the Sky is an event that can be organized anywhere (golf court, public place, race track, castle, vineyard, historical site…) as long as there is a surface of approximately 500 m2 that can be secured. Of course, authorisation by the owner is also required.

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"In 1829, Charles Delvaux added a shop window to his Brussels studio. His handcrafted travel trunks quickly gained universal admiration amongst the cognoscenti. In 1883, Delvaux became a warrant holder to the Court of Belgium. And, in 1898, the House was the first to patent a model (the Edison trunk). Spurred on by this success, the range was further extended to include luggage, boxes, suitcases, and more. Never forgetting ladies’ handbags, which the House has offered since the beginning of the 20th century." You can read more here.

Delvaux is currently having an exhibition at MoMu Fashion Museum in Antwerp. If you go, try to stay at Hotel Julien!

Delvaux - the world’s oldest fine leather goods firm - has created a limited edition Newspaper Bag for the magazine Monocle.