wear this there: café kamiel.


if there’s ever a city with good design sense, antwerpen is it. café kamiel is a standing example of just how good it can get. the coffee shop and café are a contemporary take on the traditions of the countries’ design sensibilities with a worldly viewpoint. never have we wanted to loiter leisurely in a coffee shop with a good book or perhaps a stack of our favorite... 
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tuesday’s girl: just in case.


i first spied this summer 2013 collection from just in case over on the hambledon — thank them for that! i love these vintage-inspired and romantic prints paired with very tailored lines. based out of antwerp, belgium — a very fashion-forward city if you have not had the pleasure of visiting — This is the story of two women who met on a bus. It took a few... 
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antwerp atelier.


when i went to antwerp, belgium last year i was only there for about 36 hours, a brief train stop on my way to amsterdam. little did i know when i arrived that most of the shops i hoped to visit were closed on sundays, and some even on mondays. a huge fail on my part! but fortunately for me, one spot at the top of my list, atelier solarshop remained open — a kind of... 
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unexpected guests: at swim-two-birds.


first i fell for Belgian textile artist Renilde De Peuter’s mobile sculptures, and then for her home. so i may have done a little happy dance when renilde of at swim-two-birds kindly agreed to let me share her home/studio with you on unexpected guests. a stylist who works part-time in a shop, renilde is also trying to make a living as a textile designer. A graduate of... 
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an atelier in ghent.

i recently came across the talents of a designer whose home i couldn’t resist sharing. isis, aka souvenirs du passé récent contributed some images of her Belgian studio & home in ghent to the sfgirlbybay flickr pool and i was instantly inspired. i’ve found myself really into neutrals, whites, and natural textures and isis’ home is full of stylish ideas... 
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