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Dec 30

Inspiration series: Interieur08

13 comments 2008 at 08.18 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

It has been too long since I blogged about Modern Home Design, but this post will kinda make up for it ;) At the end of October I visited Interieur08, the 21st international biennale for creative interior design in Kortrijk. I have been too busy to go through all the pictures to make a good selection. No time like the present, so I just took a break to get the ball rolling and use these as another inspiration series.

Apr 01

Belgian designers in The White Hotel

17 comments 2008 at 09.13 am posted by Veerle Pieters

The Modern Home Design category mostly features design for the house or garden but for today’s post we leave our comfort zone in search for an affordable design hotel in Belgium. London, New York and Paris already had them but since a few years Brussels now also has its own ‘White Hotel’.

Dec 17

Piet Stockmans

10 comments 2007 at 07.09 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

It’s high time to add something to our Modern Home Design section again. There isn’t a large presence on the web where you can find out about Belgian designers. This isn’t because they are not there. I am amazed of what my little country has to offer design wise. You may have already noticed my set of outdoor furniture articles done by Belgian designers. Today however we focus on a totally different and more fragile sector namely ceramics.

Sep 13

Outdoor furniture part 3

17 comments 2007 at 12.36 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

Nothing as nice as spending the afternoon in a lovely garden enjoying the view. That’s eactly what we did in the previous part 1 and part 2 about Belgian companies that specialize in design outdoor furniture. In this final piece we expand across my border to see what others have to offer. I’m sure there’re more brands out there but I tried to find the ones that have design running through their veins.

Aug 01

Belgian outdoor furniture part 2

15 comments 2007 at 10.29 am posted by Veerle Pieters

We continue our exploration of Belgian brands that are leaders in designing premium outdoor furniture. If you have been following along you’ll know that we started this series with Royal Botania and Extremis. Today we shed our light on Tribù and Some.

Jul 27

Belgian outdoor furniture part 1

28 comments 2007 at 09.12 am posted by Veerle Pieters

It’s Summer time in the Northern Hemisphere and on request of a few readers we look into the world of outdoor furniture design. A sector where Belgian designers apparently are making name and fame abroad. It’s probably due to the fact that we Belgians try to enjoy as much time outside as the weather allows. The garden is becoming an extension of the house and we pay more attention to it.

Jun 16

Design icons Charles & Ray Eames

21 comments 2007 at 03.38 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

One June 17th, 1907 an American designer was born. He worked together with his wife Ray for most of his life and made a tremendous mark in design history. Both their legacy contains many classic, iconic designs of the 20th century. If you are a fan of design furniture you probably already guessed that I am talking about Charles and Ray Eames.

May 23

Stylish faucets for the bathroom

29 comments 2007 at 04.09 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

In our previous Modern home Design article we talked about the ‘bath tub becoming furniture’. Today we explore the bathroom solutions a bit deeper by looking at faucets. I only focus on brands that pay attention to the design of their products. Most of these are not the cheap ones you pick up at the local hardware store but in return you get lifetime quality. Some brands like Hansgrohe actually give that guarantee on both mechanic and finish. Make your chest wet (no pun intended) for a journey through the land of water.

Apr 29

The bathtub becomes furniture

33 comments 2007 at 06.48 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

I don’t know if you have noticed it also, but the last few years the bathroom is becoming more and more a place to go to relax and unwind. That privilege is no longer just for spa’s or 5 stars hotels. Today we will highlight one item you’ll find in there, the bathtub.

Feb 27


25 comments 2007 at 07.13 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

One aspect of living is owning a lot of stuff that needs to be stored in some way. So today we are going to look into the world of ‘dressings’ as it is known here and probably ‘dressing room’ in the United States. Officially it means a small room next to the bedroom to store and hang cloths. There are a lot of solutions out there from antique to modern, for all spaces and budgets.

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