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Elle Decoration Live, Snurk Horizontal Wear…and more!

Elle Decoration Live, Snurk Horizontal Wear…and more!

What do you do when you can’t sleep because it now looks very likely that an oversized Oompaloompa is going to be the next president of the United States? You get out of bed and blog like nothing has ever happened. After all, I’m more than a little behind – to put it mildly – and 5:15 AM seems like ... Read More »

Orange sunglasses, a one-woman musical…and more

Orange sunglasses, a one-woman musical…and more

What do you do when you wake up at 4AM because you’re too effin’ jetlagged to get even one more second of sleep? You get out of bed and blog! I got back last night from an epic one-week trip to Guangzhou and Hong Kong and my mind is still reeling. So many things to process – big stuff, trivial ... Read More »

Sheila de Vries: “Use your imagination!”

Sheila de Vries: “Use your imagination!”

“I had no idea what to wear this morning,” I shyly whisper in the ear of Sheila de Vries as we pose for a picture together. “Oh that quilted jacket looks perfectly fine,” she answers. My interview with the grande dame of Dutch fashion is done and she has approved of my outfit. What a relief! As I drive back ... Read More »

Screw uniformity – here’s Bernhard Willhelm 3000!

Screw uniformity – here’s Bernhard Willhelm 3000!

Do you know that joke about the Dutch design blogger who went to MOCA Los Angeles to see the ultracool Bernhard Willhelm 3000 exhibition? Well, neither do I – because he didn’t go. Another week and another exhibition I have to miss because everything seems to be happening outside the Netherlands at the moment. Which reminds of another joke that ... Read More »

Oskar Schlemmer – Visionen einer neuen Welt

Oskar Schlemmer – Visionen einer neuen Welt

Schlemmer time! The Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart is the host of an Oskar Schlemmer exhibition that you simply cannot miss. Except I am going to miss it, because I just don’t have the time to travel from my home in Rotterdam, the Netherlands all the way to southern Germany anytime soon. Instead, I’ll just have to look at these amazing pictures ... Read More »

Traffic be damned- I’m feeling New Sensations!

Traffic be damned- I’m feeling New Sensations!

It’s been over two weeks since I last updated Interiorator.com. And you know what? I thoroughly enjoyed my extended absence online. Didn’t plan it, didn’t work ahead. So sue me – a blogger needs a break from time to time. That being said, I’m glad to be back online and I promise you, this is going to be the best ... Read More »

A la vôtre, Jacques de Bascher!

A la vôtre, Jacques de Bascher!

Imagine Alien vs. Predator – except the Alien is Karl Lagerfeld and the Predator is Yves Saint Laurent. And instead of being set in space, it’s set in Paris in the Seventies – with Jacques de Bascher as the ultimate prize. So what, I hear you think? Didn’t we all hear of De Bascher in that Yves Saint Laurent movie ... Read More »

Fashion, Interior and Food do a group hug at Elle Festival 2014

Fashion, Interior and Food do a group hug at Elle Festival 2014

Phew! I’m still reeling from last weekend’s specatular Elle Festival in Amsterdam. Its predecessor, Elle Inside Design, was all about interior design. For the new Elle Festival, fashion and food were added to the mix. And with great success, I might add! After a couple of years in the business, I can safely say I know quite a lot of people in ... Read More »

Royal Showpieces shimmer and shine at Paleis Het Loo – Part 2

Royal Showpieces shimmer and shine at Paleis Het Loo – Part 2

Are you ready for some more oohing and aahing? Then sit down for part 2 of my visit to the Royal Showpieces exhibition at Paleis Het Loo in the Dutch town of Apeldoorn. And in case you missed it, here’s part one.  I’ve been a sucker for big chandeliers ever since I found out last year that they make for great photo’s ... Read More »

Diana Vreeland Garden in Hell, Bette Davis’ hell on TV…and more

Diana Vreeland Garden in Hell, Bette Davis’ hell on TV…and more

Phew! If you follow me on Instagram, you probably understand why I’m still reeling from the totally overwhelming Royal Showpieces exhibition I saw yesterday at Paleis Het Loo. What a treat! I’ll be posting pictures of the exhibition throughout the week. Anyway, the show must go on and so I thought we’d take a look at the Diana Vreeland Garden ... Read More »

Nuts about Dries Van Noten

Nuts about Dries Van Noten

You gots to be assertive when you’re nuts about Dries Van Noten and want to take some pictures of his exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Just pretend you  accidentally missed the ‘no photography’ sign and then do you thing until the guard walks up to you and says that if you MUST take pictures, use your mobile ... Read More »

Roger Tallon for Essilor 1983 eyewear prototypes

Roger Tallon for Essilor 1983 eyewear prototypes

Roger Tallon is the French industrial designer behind everything from the original TGV down to TV sets and furniture. I started browsing through the online database of all the Roger Tallon documents that were donated to the Musée des Arts Décoratifs a while ago and let me tell you, this man had STYLE. It’s pretty easy to get lost in all ... Read More »

Fifty years of fashion at the Antwerp ModeMuseum

Fifty years of fashion at the Antwerp ModeMuseum

Everyone, don’t tell Sally Spectra, but the Antwerp ModeMuseum has an overwhelming fashion exhibition on at the moment. Called ‘Happy Birthday Dear Academie’, it celebrates the fiftieth birthday of the world-famous Fashion department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Of course there’s a lot of work from the illustrious Antwerp Six on display, but you can also find designs from ... Read More »

Scala Regia and the joy of teaching

Scala Regia and the joy of teaching

Had a great time teaching my Visual Communication class yesterday at Artemis. It was their fifth lesson and I definitely saw some homework that could go straight into the pages of Vogue. Most of my students are pretty young so sometimes they come up with – say – a picture of Grace Jones and they have no idea who it ... Read More »

Exact + Attitudes = Exactitudes

Exact + Attitudes = Exactitudes

I love being reduced to a cultural stereotype – not only one of my favorite lines from Annie Hall but also the theme for today’s class  that I’m teaching at Artemis Styling Academie in Amsterdam. We’re going to be talking about target audiences and what better way to visualize them than with the help of Exactitudes, the incredible work of Rotterdam-based ... Read More »

Students, the eye has to travel!

Students, the eye has to travel!

On the train to Amsterdam again, this time for the second lesson of my teaching assignment at the Artemis Academie. I spent a lot of time this weekend thinking about my role as a teacher. It is such a wonderful and frightening challenge to guide of group of nineteen first-year students and to get them to understand the basics of ... Read More »

Stefano Pilati’s Paris apartment

Stefano Pilati’s Paris apartment

If you’re the creative director of fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna, chances are that your interior will look pretty cool as well, right?  Stefano Pilati’s Paris apartment  certainly does not disappoint! I can spend hours looking at interiors like these, analyzing what is it that makes them not good, but great. And then I usually put my hands over my face ... Read More »

Karen Walker Forever Campaign / Advanced Style

Karen Walker Forever Campaign / Advanced Style

We all get older – but as these women of show in the new Karen Walker Forever campaign, you don’t have to lose your sense of style. In fact, they really turned up the volume fashion-wise and you have to admit, they did so magnificently. You might recognize some of the women from the Advanced Style (what a cool title) ... Read More »

Yves Saint Laurent interiors

Yves Saint Laurent interiors

So, Yves Saint Laurent interiors – that’s a surefire search term for finding stylish Seventies Parisian interiors I thought last night. And lo and behold, I was right! For your viewing pleasure I have collected the pictures of three classic Yves Saint Laurent magazine articles. Two from Vanity Fair, and one from a vintage issue of Architectural Digest. And I’ve ... Read More »

Big Biba

Big Biba

Last week, interior architect and allround cool guy Joeri Horstink changed his Facebook cover photo and my first reaction was: WOW – what is this? I did a Google Image search and found out that the picture he had used was of the legendary Big Biba department store in London. There are some excellent articles on Big Biba online with ... Read More »

What is a weekend – throw pillows and totebags

What is a weekend – throw pillows and totebags

There are only a handful of TV clips I could play over and over again. And the brilliant What is a Weekend scene from Downton Abbey is one of them of course! Imagine my surprise when I discovered a complete line of tote bags, throw pillows, iPad cases and even hoodies – all with the image of the inimitable Dowager ... Read More »

Jean Nouvel – Pure Shoes

Jean Nouvel – Pure Shoes

After an eighteen-month stint at shoe design studio Premium Inc. I can safely say I know a good sneaker when I see one. The new Pure Shoe by self-proclaimed ‘starchitect (God, I hate that word) Jean Nouvel is a sneaker that I will definitely check out as soon as it is released here in Holland. I also know how challenging it can be to ... Read More »

The one and only Liberace

The one and only Liberace

With the new Liberace biopic coming out, I thought’ I’d delve into the interior life of this flamboyant proto-gay Las Vegas pianist. What a man! What a life! And what questionable taste. Still, you have to admire the man for just not giving a sh*t and doing whatever he damn well pleased to. I’ve posted some of my favorite pictures of Liberace, his ... Read More »

Last call! Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition ends soon!

Last call! Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition ends soon!

It’s last call for the excellent Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam. If you’re in the area before May 12th, take out some time for this once in a lifetime chance to see Gaultier’s beautiful designs up close. Also, the talking mannequins are NOT to be missed. I shot a short video last week to give you an impression ... Read More »

Erwin Blumenfeld / Funny Face

Erwin Blumenfeld / Funny Face

Sometimes you have to look back to look forward. This weekend, I found these pictures of the original Vogue fashion photographer Erwin Blumenfeld – incredible how far ahead of his time this man was in the 1940s and 1950s! And don’t some of the pictures make you think of Madonna’s MDNA cover? Speaking of which, I’ve included a Photoshop tutorial on how to make ... Read More »

Modefabriek SS13 Goliath

Modefabriek SS13 Goliath

The Goliath Sportswear exhibition stand I recently designed for the Modefabriek fair is an almost exact replica of the Goliath flagship store in Rotterdam. It includes the signature Poul Cadovius Royal System and a kick-ass fake store window with a door that leads to an extra storage space. Props were well-chosen but kept to an absolute minimum to provide the excellent new Goliath spring / ... Read More »

Anselm Reyle for Dior

Anselm Reyle for Dior

It is not often that I make a foray into women’s wear, but this time I could not resist when I saw the bags that German artist Anselm Reyle has designed for Dior. They colors and patterns are very much in your face, much like Reyle’s other work. Read More »

Modefabriek / Cruyff Classics

Modefabriek / Cruyff Classics

How do you present four totally different shoe brands on a seventy-five square meter surface at the visually very loud Modefabriek fair in Amsterdam? By physically separating them, I managed to give each brand enough space to breathe. The colorful Cruyff Classics brand provided me with another dilemma: Should I choose a neutral background and let the shoes speak for themselves or create a ... Read More »

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