For years now we've been coveting the clean, industrial lights that inspired architect Eve van Dyck to launch her company, one fixture at a time. For Zangra fans in North America, the wait is finally over.
Beware of cycling in the Flemish countryside—it can change your life. That's what happened when Belgian architects Bram Seghers and Inge Buyse discovered an abandoned ruin of a house that could have come straight out of a fairy tale.
When it comes to paint, do the Belgians know best? Mineral-based, environmentally friendly limewash creates a chalky texture with a softness and depth that only gets better with age. Should it be on your short list?
If you count all the hours we allot to plumping pillows, smoothing sheets, straightening shams, and fussing over how the whole thing looks, we spend as much time on our beds as in them. Enough already. Here are seven simple secrets to making a bed, and a case for sleeping on pure linen.
There's nothing glittery about all-day breakfast spot Tinsel—and that's why it's so appealing. Owner Tine Lejeune spent four years working at the previous cafe in the same space before taking over and doing things her way.
Actress Julianne Moore sits down with Belgian architect and designer Vincent Van Duysen for a chat in her NYC kitchen. "He's my absolute favorite designer," she says. "He's been tremendously inspirational to me. I literally steal from him, and he knows that!" Read on to learn Van Duysen's take on everything from his three essential, can't-live-without objects to his views on Belgian aesthetics.
Is Belgian designer Michael Verheyden's G55 leather sling lounger the "it" chair of the moment? We think so. Here it is, along with some strikingly similar options (including a reissue of Vernon Panton's Bachelor Chair, designed in 1955).
There's a poetry to the spare, nothing-but-essential shapes of industrial modern furniture—which explains its popularity of late. "Industrial Modern" provides a memorable look at these anonymous 1900 to 1950s desks, clocks, and lights, along with their histories. The book is out in mid-October; here's a preview.
Spotted in some of the most interesting Belgian interiors of late: simple vases, lamps, and other objects that resonate with the intensity of minimalist sculpture. They're the work of artist-designer Jos Devriendt, whose approach has been admiringly described as "reduced to the max."