Products & Furniture by Vincent Van Duysen

Sometimes I feel like function can get lost in the beauty of an object, I regularly come across works, now mainly thanks to the shop, that fit in both categories but could be classed as a bit too ‘precious’. This leads to another dilemma, the idea that something of this nature loses its functionality because of its beauty or feel. Does this make it non-functional? Has it lost its purpose? I couldn’t say I’ve found the holy grail of answers, but it’s …

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Design in the Jacques Dupuis Archive

At the moment I feel like I have inspiration flowing at me from all different angles, one website that sums up this feeling nicely is that of Jacques Dupuis. Mr Dupuis was a Belgian architect who happened to be quite a major figure in the countries design and architecture scene, following mainly modernist ideals in the 1950’s. Although his architecture was, and still is, very well-known, like most designers of the time he didn’t just stay …

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Living Quarters Photographed by Mieke Verbijlen

After a little gap between any photography related articles, although every post here does feature an exciting array of imagery, I thought it was about time I highlighted an individual that’s been particularly inspiring for a little while. I’ve had the portfolio bookmarked in my reader and I’m checking back regularly to see if their has been any new series added to the ever growing list on her …

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Atmosphere & Philosophy, When Objects Work

Today I thought you might appreciate this brilliant selection of imagery from the When Objects Work website. This company was founded by Beatrice de Lafontaine in 2001 after a career in the bespoke interior decoration business. The Belgian company produces and distributes exclusive objects designed by leading designers and architects, such as Shigeru Ban and John Pawson, whose work has a minimal and simple aesthetic. In fact I’ve …

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Furniture and Objects at City Furniture

Wow, I’ve been having an incredible time this morning searching through the City Furniture website. It’s an online design gallery specialising in 20th century furniture, they also sell other objects such as lighting and ceramic works, if you’re lucky enough you can even catch some art/sculpture in the shop. Although I couldn’t find too much information on these guys it’s actually based in Belgium with every item being sold through the …

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Selection of Work from AABE Architects

Yesterday we visited an architect from the past in the short film of Russel Wright’s home, so today I thought we’d highlight the work of someone a little more present with a collection of work from Belgium based collective AABE Architects. Coming across their portfolio yesterday I was taken back by their sleek minimal style which has quite a classic feel to it, less is certainly more on this evidence and they’ve got the balance of substance and mini …

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Mobiles by Renilde De Peuter

I’ve been swooning for a few weeks over Renilde de Peuter’s mobiles, you may know this creative through her blog called “At Swim Two Birds” which she named after a Flann O’Brien novel. She’s a real talent and is basically a graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium and is well known for her textiles, also knitting and patchwork. These mobiles have been available to purchase through the Mr. Kitly shop and …

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