Sunday 13 : 2.30 pm, after the brunch, I arrive at the White Hotel, for the Brussels Designr. RDV. Another Chrismas market. I decide to visit level by level, every room with a designer. Same principe as some Paris and cie professional events, fares or private sales. Except for a teddy bear’s brand and India-a-porter.com and Filles à Papa, I didn’t know any other brand. Lot’s of back and forth in the corridors. At 5 pm the event stops, shopkeepers are tired. Still many people everywhere and I haven’t finished yet the two last levels. Too bad. Here my shopping : visit their websites and you like something, contact them by e-mail. Some are not sold in shops in Brussels, Antwerp or Paris.
Superb porcelain flush-fitting ceiling light of the Dutch young designer Inge Simonis, every lamp is unique : www.ingesimonis.nl
Hot soup without burning hands at last! Les M, Céline Merhand and Anaïs Morel, two designers from Rennes (France) have developed a cocooning concept for using usual daily objects : cup cover, baby’s bottle cover. Brilliant. www.lesmdesign.com
I really do like the various and high-constrated materials (picture above : fantastic concrete mugs and picture below, a knitting fruits basket) of the Amsterdam designer, Doreen Westphal. firstname.lastname@example.org
Because there is not just the gifted Manish Arora, let’s be on the road again for a hippie chic style, with posh fabrics, lovely embroderies and refine cuts of new Indian designers, selected by Cookie : www.india-a-porter.com (underconstruction). Info : +32 (0)474 263 820.
“Maybe you can drive my car… Yes I’m gonna be a star!”: Yes I want this jacket, designed by Filles à Papa, two sisters from Liège (Belgium), really inspired by Terry Richardson and Jurgen Teller. www.fillesapapa.com
Stonished lamps of David Graas, a young designer from Amsterdam: www.davidgraas.com
After India, Japan with Violaine Bétayéné, the fashion designer of Elsewear who has lived six years in Tokyo and loves using Japanese fabrics (cut in ancient kimonos) for her accessoiries collcetion : bangles, clutches and bags, like this really nice bag. www.fromwear.com