MY ROOM

So… finally the promised pictures of my redecorated room!  I’ll give a bit of explanation of what I did first.  In my room, I have one wall that’s completely filled with yellow closets (you can see it at the next picture).  My parents painted them this color when we moved here 15 years ago, so you can understand I was really sick of the color by now.  But, it would be too much work to repaint all of them, expecially since I only spend 2 days a week here, and I don’t know how long I still will be living here.  So, I decided to embrace the yellow by getting rid of the color chaos in my room and making yellow the accent color.  I painted one wall grey and kept everything else white.

My sheets and the black cushion are Ikea.  The white bear was a christmas present when I was 3 or 4 I think. (It was bigger than me back then!)  I got rid of all my other teddybears, but I just couldn’t leave this one.

My workspace.  Very empty since I haven’t been here for 3 weeks and I mostly work in Leuven!  The grey lamp used to be red, I’ve had it since I was six, so the color wasn’t what it used to be.  I used some left over spraypaint from my models to make it dark grey.  The desk is ikea, I bought it for my room in Leuven, but then I had to move out and I couldn’t use it anymore in my new room, so I put it here.

My parents had the chair on the right for more than 20 years I think, but somehow it ended up on the attic.  I rescued it and added some cushions (otherwise it’s far from comfy!). 

On the left you see my jewelry box, a gift from my aunt when I was twelve I think.  The little piano was a gift from my grandmother, it’s a vintage toy and she bought it for me because I play the piano.  You can actually play it!  The globe was a gift from my parents when I was little, it doubles as a lamp which is nice.

Books and magazines on my nightstand.  On the left you see Lula magazine, a birthday gift from my best friends, Influence by the Olsen sisters, and a photography book called ‘Kind Regards’ which I got from a friend.  On the right you see ‘AIT’.  It’s a german architectural magazine , I’m not really a fan (my german skills are rather limited) but I got it for free at Interieur 2010, and I adore the cover.  Underneath is an architectural book called ‘Minimalism: architecute interior design’ which I got from my parents for christmas.  I’ve had the lamp on the right since I was a baby, but it used to be pink.  Thanks to spraypaint it now matches the rest of my room!

This shelve is the only really new element in my room.  You see pictures of my best friends, a picture of my piano, a polaroid print by Lieve Blancquaert on the right, and on the left a picture of Flodder, my grandparents’ dog.

All cushions are Ikea, except for the yellow one, I don’t know where I got that one.  This is still a bit of an empty corner, but I don’t know yet what I want to do with it.  We’ll see!

My magnetic board: postcards from friends, memories from great parties, Danny Roberts’ Girls in Glasses, Erlend from the Whitest Boy Alive and the Miss Dior Chérie ad.  The little glass butterflies were found in Austria many years ago.

I hoped you liked this little tour and that it was worth the wait  since I promised these pictures september 2009, oops!

BRANCH

Over a year ago I started redecorating my room at home, and it’s finally looking finished (although I think it never will be, I feel the need to change things up once in a while).  I’ve promised you pictures and when I get home for christmas, I will certainly take some photographs and post it on the blog.  In the meantime: some inspiration.

This beautiful clothing rack is a DIY by Ivania from Love aesthetics. Unfortunately there’s no way I can do this myself, as I have no space to hang it, but I will definitely keep this in mind for when I move out, someday.

You can find more pictures and a how-to here.

I also wanted to share this beautiful antler chandelier,  found on the set of Rumi’s fashionshoot for Sweet magazine.

POLAROID LOVE

It’s insane how much this girl must have spend on polaroid film, but I love what she does with it.  You can find her on deviantart as ‘pheebsyeahbaby’, but nowadays she has a blog called ‘Lightning heart‘.  Now that we’re talking about polaroids, does anyone have good experience with 600 film from the impssoible project?  I’ve tried the silver shade, but none of the images came out well.  I’d love to hear your experiences!

all those sleepless nights and all those wasted days

– Too afraid to love you – The Black Keys (*)

 

For the longest time I have been a fan of Lieke Romeijn’s photography, so I figured it was about time to share her work here.  You can find more fascinating photographs at her website or at flickr, where she’s known as liekeroomijs.  Not only does she has an eye for photography, the texts that accompany her pictures are wonderful aswell.  I won’t waste anymore words on this young talent from the Netherlands.  Go see for yourself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(*) I will be going to their concert tomorrow!  I’m so excited because I’ve never seen the Black Keys before and I’ve been a fan for quite some time now.  Hopefully they can live up to my high expectations!

 

edit: turns out, I blogged about lieke and her photographs before in this post.

PRINT


I’ve showed you all the articles in Unité that I worked on… I figured I should show them in print aswell, so here they are!  I hope you enjoyed all my enthousiasm about this first issue, now it’s time to start working on the next one and hope it’ll be at least as good!

(t)huiswerk

In this old factury, originally used for retting flax, Joke Vermeulen & Francis Catteeuw of compagnie-O. architecten are working to transform it into their home.  8 years they’ve been working on this amazing project, and in a few months, it’s finally supposed to be finished.  With Unité, we got a sneek peak  for oursection (t)huiswerk, where we visit architects in their homes.  The story behind this project is very interesting, and can be found in our first issue on page 13, although only in Dutch.  It’s too much to translate (or even summarize), so I will leave you with these pictures.  I hope they speak for themselves, because I’m extremely excited about this project!  The view is amazing, and I love that it’s so pure and industrial, while still being one with the environment.

 

all pictures taken by me for Unité

LA FILLE DE JOUJOUELLE

One of the sections in Unité is called ‘op visite’.  In this section, we visit a student and photograph where they live.  For this first edition, I visited Sarah from La fille de Joujouelle.  Her room is stuffed with great finds from flea markets or thrift shops and gifts from her family.  The result is amazing, anyone would love to live there!

all pictures taken by me

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