When decorating, Chris Mestdagh succeeds time and again in putting together a balanced mix of styles through his well thought-out collections of bed, bath and table linen, cushions, plaids and furniture, combining antique and vintage elements. With this book, the designer proves that serenity is not an endless variation on beige. Quite the contrary.
Colours can be magical. Chris Mestdagh, one of Belgium’s most versatile designers, proves it convincingly in Colorful Retreats, a beautiful mood book in which he immerses us in his favourite colour palettes on the basis of various mood reports.
Father De Leeuw started importing South African wine over forty years ago. In the meantime, under the passionate leadership of son Peter, Kaapwijn Import De Leeuw has grown into one of the most efficient purchasing platforms in Belgium. The house represents a fine selection of top domains that not only produce magnificent wines, but are also worth discovering themselves.
Yasser ‘Mierkat’ Booley began producing photographs in 1993 on the eve of the ‘new’ South Africa. He grew up under the high tension of a politically charged South Africa in a conservative Cape Malay family from the Bo-Kaap. From an early age, he became an observant student who wanted to master and capture the eclectic ‘rainbow nation’.
Fabien Raes is no stranger to the art world. After having tasted painting for a while, his career quickly evolved towards his true passion, photography. Initially, he was mainly involved in reportage photography, which resulted in worldwide reportages about South Africa, South and Central America, Africa and China, among others.
Architect Vittorio Simoni is a passionate traveller. He does not travel just to see the work of colleagues or to admire architectural highlights. For him, travelling is the perfect opportunity to sharpen his vision, to question what he sees on his retina in a form of wonderment.