by Kelly on December 7, 2013
Our beloved Hiro left for the rainbow bridge this past Wednesday. I don’t understand how fate can be this cruel to us. He is the third bunny I have had to say goodbye to in a mere five years and it hurts, so much.
For the first time in years I was looking forward to the Christmas holidays (Mickey passed away on Christmay Day 2008) and now it all doesn’t matter anymore…
Hiro left this world at our home, in my arms and with Steven by our side. I hope that will have served as some kind of comfort on his journey to the rainbow bridge.
we miss you so much.
I hope you can find the company of Jack, Mickey, Snoepie and Pinky over on the rainbow bridge.
Send my love to them, will you?
One last kiss from your bunny mom & dad
by Kelly on November 28, 2013
by Kelly on November 21, 2013
I visited my friend Stijn a couple of weeks ago which led to this impromptu portrait session. I love how the photos turned out and they inspired me to a new feature on the blog: the picture of… Every week, I will dig into my photo archives to show you a portrait that hasn’t appeared on the blog before. It’s a fun way for me to rediscover some of my work and I hope it might inspire both you and me for future photo shoots.
by Kelly on November 19, 2013
When I read a press release with the sentence “this is not another pop-up”, I’m intrigued. Especially when it also talks about a new generation of pop-up concepts and that the likes of Baroness O. (online store/creative studio) and Sofie Claes (fashion designer) are involved.
Let me introduce you to The Plantshop. Based in Antwerp, from November 21st until December 28th, The Plantshop promises to spoil us with coffee, design, magazines and plants. But there’s more: the temporary restaurant will stuff your stomach every Thursday night (reservation required).
These creative gals also worked together on a special project. Top-secret as for now, the only thing we know for now is that it is a cross-over of sorts between fashion and design.
Furthermore, Baroness O. will present her capsule collection Jacky by Baroness O. together with other items from the webshop.
Designer Sofie Claes will present her AW13 capsule collection which she will complement with a line of silver leather garments.
Opening hours – Thursday through Sunday – 11am-7pm
Also open on December 23 & 24, 27 & 28.
For dinner reservations, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
by Kelly on November 18, 2013
The event was started a couple of years ago by the brains behind Lola Life Lines, a hip & retro webshop, based in Bruges. The first edition had a mere 12 stands, but now hosts over 80 stands ranging from webshops to designers.
I think it’s safe to describe De Vitrine as a real-life Etsy fest mixed with a couple of gift webshops. It’s nice to be able to see and touch the things you usually browse online in real-life.
The best thing about the fair though is that the entrance is free and it’s probably the ideal spot for a business to get recognized.
If you want to take it in yourself: the spring edition of De Vitrine is set for March 22nd and 23rd, 2014.
by Kelly on November 13, 2013
As I told you before, I headed to DesignMarkt in Ghent over the weekend. The aim was to find affordable design pieces and that mission proved not to be impossible. Unfortunately I didn’t get to stop by the Bought @ DesignMarkt photo booth, since the desk lamp I had my eye on was pinched just in front of me.
by Kelly on November 11, 2013
This past week included our second wedding anniversary and a visit to my friend Stijn and his cats at his new pad in Ghent. While in Ghent, Stijn and I headed to DesignMarkt (mainly to drool over the many Eames rocking chairs) and indulged in waffles and coffee at Wasbar. This rainy November month is probably the best excuse ever to commit to baking a dozen of cupcakes every Sunday.
by Kelly on November 8, 2013
The fall edition of Designmarkt will have the honor to present the reissued Boomerang table by renowned Belgian architect Willy Van Der Meeren. It’s the first in a series of long-forgotten design classics from the twentieth century that will be reissued. Other visionary designs will include work by Renaat Braem and Lucien Engels, but first up is Van Der Meeren.
Frederic Rozier, design expert and founder of DesignMarkt, is the brains behind LostNFound, the collective that is responsible for the reissuing of these designs. He claims it’s a pity these designs got forgotten over the last couple of decades and hopes to give them the recognition they deserve.
As for the production of these items, quality is important to Rozier. For instance, all objects will carry the Made in Belgium label in order to maintain the authenticity. However, the collection will be available outside Belgium as well.
Set of three tables black (L), red (M) and grey (S): 770 euro
black (L): 285€
red (M): 275€
For sale at Galerie Rozier / Design 7 Nieuwpoort 7 – 9000 Gent
Online at www.lost-and-found.be
by Kelly on November 6, 2013
If you’re still looking for the perfect 2014 calendar, this post might be something for you. Unless you don’t like pet rabbits, that is.
Every year, the pet rabbit community Bunspace creates a calendar with photos of their members. The process is easy: you buy a ticket (proceeds go to an animal shelter) to upload a certain number of photos. When the upload-period finishes, members can vote for their favorite photos. The photo with most of the votes gets to be on the cover of the calendar. The other photos get their place on one of the monthly collages.
By the end of the summer, I browsed back to Bunspace to see if any of my photos made the calendar and to my surprise I found out that one of the photos I submitted, would be on the cover of the calendar.
I’m extremly proud that my photo will be on display in several households across the globe. The rabbit on the cover is Robby and he lives with my parents. My own boy Joey and the late Jack are also made it to the calendar, they’re part of the February collage. I guess it’s better luck next time for our pet rabbit Hiro and the late Mickey.
If you want to brighten up 2014 by looking at rabbits all year long: the calendar is available for purchase over on the Bunspace store.
by Kelly on November 1, 2013
The weekend of November 9-10, the ICC in Ghent will welcome the fall edition of DesignMarkt also known as the home of vintage design. From what I’ve heard, a wide range of items will be available, be it affordable or that one master piece you’ve been hunting down for a while. The former might be a good thing if you weren’t sure of going yet. I admit, I usually skip these things because they never offer something affordable, so I hope this one proves to be different.
Next to the vintage design market, there are also some other activities such as the 101 Lights exhibition in co-operation with Design Museum Gent. This exhibition serves as an overview of the design light fixtures through the years. Most vendors will be bringing extra vintage lights, so if you’re looking for a fancy light for the coming winter months, I’m sure you’ll more than find your way here.
Another exhibition is hosted by LostNFound, founded by the man behind DesignMarkt, Frederic Rozier. They aim to re-issue the long-forgotten iconic design pieces by famed Belgian architects and designers.
First in the series and to be presented exclusively at DesignMarkt will be the Boomerang T3 table by Brussels architect Willy Van Der Meeren.
Keep an eye out on the blog as I will dedicate a special post to the re-issued Booomerang on the occasion of DesignMarkt 2013, the fall edition.
And if you were wondering what COS is doing in the photos above: the Swedish brand will be present at DesignMarkt with a special, mobile pop-up store. I’m curious to see what that is all about.
Hope to see you there next weekend!