HOERA! HIP HANDWERK.

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When I visited the ModeMuseum Hasselt, they were hosting an indoor designer market called ‘HOERA! Hip Handwerk.’

IMG_3341I will devote this post to sharing my personal favourites.

MR LAPINNMr. Lapin sells lovely brooches (my best friend bought this one as a gift for me!), cute earrings, and adorable etuis.  The illustrations of Mr. Lapin (which you can find on the site) are pretty amazing aswell.  I couldn’t not include this one, quoting The Subs.

LOVELY MARIQUITAAt Lovely Mariquita, you can find the cutest polkadotted skirts and colourful stuffed animals.  Everything she sells just screams ‘cute’!

ART MIND1Art Mind‘s babushka-shaped ceramics express all kinds of emotions.  It’s amazing how many of these little postures she made, all expressing different feelings.  She also makes beautiful hairpins, rings, etc. with this babushka silhouette.

IMG_3367I’ve known Titi + The German Kid‘s stuff for quite some time now, back then she sold tanktops with hand-drawn illustrations, often personalised for the buyer, right now I like her I heart him and I heart her tank tops the most, all though her knitted frisco’s (does that word even exist in english?) and owls are pretty cute too.  Unfortunately I couldn’t find anything about Polly Rocket on the internet, but I do remember her cute knitted robots and penguins.

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As you can see, there are a few designers left that I didn’t mention, unfortunately I didn’t take pictures of every stand and I don’t recall all of their names either… But I’m sure you found something you like between my picks!

IN HER SHOES

Last Sunday, me and my best friend visited the exhibition ‘In her shoes’ at the Modemuseum Hasselt (fashion museum in Hasselt).  IMG_3339

Obviously, this was an exhibition about shoes, shoes, shoes, and… more shoes.

DESIGNERSHOESExtremely expensive designer shoes….  (Pay attention to THE Manolo’s from the Sex and the City movie!)

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… architectural shoes…  (Rem D Koolhaas is NOT the same person as the famous architect Rem Koolhaas, it’s his nephew!)

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…beautiful shoes from less famous designers…

helena rietjens… pumps and boots with fabulous decorations…

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… versatile boots…

… and more conceptual shoes.  You name it, they’ve got it!

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… and were surrounded with the glamour they diserve.

You can find more information at the website of the museum, In Her Shoes will be staying in Hasselt until November 8.

PS.  I apologize for the sometimes poor quality of the pictures!  The museum was rather dark and I couldn’t always use flash since several shoes were behind glass…  I also apologize for not always adding the name of the designer, I don’t remember all of the rather unknown designers.

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This collaboration between Macushla Burke and Kelly Smith has been in my inspiration folder for quite some time now.  The pictures have been on many many blogs, but I still felt like I had to do them justice and post them aswell.  The dreamy photography of Macushla in combination with Kelly Smith’s surreal illustrations is just p-e-r-f-e-c-t.

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5 things I’ve fallen in love with this week

  1. These beautiful ‘Bardot gloves’ by Minna Parikka.
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  2. The Alice in Wonderland movie by Tim Burton.  It hasn’t come out yet but I can’t wait!

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  3. Cute vinyl stickers by RedVelvetart. The mustaches are my favourite!
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  4. Barry M nailpolish in mint.  I ordered it online here, can’t wait for it to arrive!
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  5. The floral lace bra and panties by American Apparel.
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    PS.  Please take a look at Heleen’s blog, she’s been so sweet to make a lovely post out of my photomanipulations!

THE ONES WE LOVE

The Ones We Love is a project highlighting young and talented photographers from around the world. Each artist contributed six photographs of the person(s) who is most important to them, taken outdoors in a natural setting. The goal of the website is to portray the people who are loved, cherished, and inspirational to these artists, and also showcase the differences and similarities in the photographs each of them took within the same guidelines.

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What a great project… I can spend hours browsing through these pictures of loved ones.  Makes me want to portray all the people I love and frame them on my bedroom walls.

If I had all the money in the world… [Fragile Future]

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…I would be happy spend it on Design Drift’s ‘Fragile Future’ lightsculpture.

“Fragile Future is about the amalgamation of nature and technology.
In the distant future these two extremes have made a pact to survive. Fragile Future combines an electronical systems with real dandelions in a lightsculpture that is predestined to overgrows a surfase. Electronics are driven by the natural survival instincts.The fragile installation protects itself by pretending to be out of order when someone comes too close (optional). This is the same mechanism as a poppy that drops its petal when you pick it, or a ladybird that acts as dead in your hand when caught.”

Doesn’t this look like it’s straight out of a magical fairy tale?

Dreams of flying.

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This is a concept I’ve been wanting to try for a long time… I just haven’t figured out how I can get myself safely to this point of view and I might need a few people willing to model… Maybe a project for the future, preferablywhen I have no deadlines or finals waiting for me?  I’ll try to give it a shot in a month or 2. (Yes, it’s that long until I finally will have some sparetime!)

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These shots are all by jan von holleben.

Bloglovin’

Follow au pays des merveillesI’m sure most of you have heared of bloglovin’: it’s a very easy way to follow all your favourite blogs, all you have to do is register, pick your favourites and it’s done!  Now everytime you will visit the bloglovin’ website, you will get a list of all the articles that have been posted on your dailies and you can just flip through like they are pages of a magazine.  You can save posts, you can divide the blogs in different categories so you can always find what you’re looking for and there’s a list of ‘most popular’ and ‘recommended’ blogs, where you can discover a lot of great websites.

I’ve been using it for quite some time now, and I’m really a fan!  You’re not losing time on checking all of your dailies for updates and you can access this on any computer, you just have to log in.  Just try it and I’m sure you’ll love it! Anyway, I guess the most important thing to say here is: if you click the icon, you can start following me.

PS.  This icon is made by the extremely talented Danny Robberts, if you don’t know him and his drawings, quickly visit his website and then be very very ashamed of yourself!