Elissa Lacoste: the Vibrancy of Uncontrolled Matter

During our DutchDesignWeek tour in Eindhoven last October, we had many great moments, especially in the Design Academy Graduation show. You can check our post about Hala Tawil, who is from the same class as Elissa Lacoste (Contextual Design) and other...

Hala Tawil Creates Uneasy Beauty

When one calls oneself HLOW (which literally means "sweet" in Tunisian Arabic with the same double meaning as in English: of cuteness and of sugary stuff) and one meets a talented designer who creates a whole collection around the notion of sweetness and...

Envisions: Hitting a Cornerstone

In a previous post about the 2016 Dutch Design Week and especially its core event, the design academy graduation show, I was very intrigued/impressed by a student’s universe, Emma Wessel‘s, who was at the time displaying her textile creations and the look...

Emma Wessel’s Palettes

Interesting piece by Emma Wessel : the Palettes. It can be a sitting, a space divider or a carpet....

“Fashion Inside and Out, an exhibition by Judith Clark”, by Géraldine Sommier

Judith Clark calls herself an "exhibition maker". She has the rare talent to associate scenographer skills and those of a fashion show curator. Through fashion, Judith Clark likes to show her interest in architecture (her initial training), weaving new...

It’s a Small World by Mary Blair

Last week-end we went to Disneyland Paris. I had mixed feelings about it all. I had to admit that I was just as excited as my daughter but for completely other reasons: mine were more to do with confronting my childhood fantasies to the reality of French Disneyfied...

Marcus Engman, Head of Design at Ikea

We had the incredible opportunity to meet Marcus Engman, the head of design at Ikea for the launch of its collection Ypperlig, a collaboration between the Swedish giant Ikea and the promising Danish editor Hay. Our first question was about the name of the collection. ...

Anne Holtrop: on Possible Architecture, or discovering the architectural possibilities of some pre-existing drawings

I first met Anne when I was 23 years old. I was a very young art dealer at the time. He bought my favourite work of art in the gallery, the one I would have liked to buy myself.  I was very glad that it ended up in his collection as since then, having seen Anne’s work...

Best of Maison & Objet 2017: Second Episode

We had promised on our last post about Maison & Objet that there would be a next episode, so here it is. We were very impressed by those little cubes by Jbj Interior, a Dutch fashion and embroidery brand which is now starting a new interior line. Then we came across...

Michael Schoner, the Minimal Maximalist

We have come across Michael Schoner's work last year, when he released his Crest & Trough bench. We were tremendously attracted to this neo-Memphis yet very personal and witty universe. Humour is everywhere in his joyful and well thought work. We at hlow wanted to...

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Elissa Lacoste: the Vibrancy of Uncontrolled Matter

During our DutchDesignWeek tour in Eindhoven last October, we had many great moments, especially in the Design Academy Graduation show. You can check our post about Hala Tawil, who is from the same class as Elissa Lacoste (Contextual Design) and other...

Hala Tawil Creates Uneasy Beauty

When one calls oneself HLOW (which literally means "sweet" in Tunisian Arabic with the same double meaning as in English: of cuteness and of sugary stuff) and one meets a talented designer who creates a whole collection around the notion of sweetness and...

Envisions: Hitting a Cornerstone

In a previous post about the 2016 Dutch Design Week and especially its core event, the design academy graduation show, I was very intrigued/impressed by a student’s universe, Emma Wessel‘s, who was at the time displaying her textile creations and the look...

Marcus Engman, Head of Design at Ikea

We had the incredible opportunity to meet Marcus Engman, the head of design at Ikea for the launch of its collection Ypperlig, a collaboration between the Swedish giant Ikea and the promising Danish editor Hay. Our first question was about the name of the collection. ...

Michael Schoner, the Minimal Maximalist

We have come across Michael Schoner's work last year, when he released his Crest & Trough bench. We were tremendously attracted to this neo-Memphis yet very personal and witty universe. Humour is everywhere in his joyful and well thought work. We at hlow wanted to...

Aliki van der Kruijs, Queen of the Rain

Aliki van der Kruijs is a designer who humbly accepts randomness in her work. She leaves it to nature, or to rain to be more specific. She has created a few years ago the project called Made by Rain and is about to start an e-shop of her extraordinary natural...

Caroline Corbasson, Of Space and Stars

I have come across your work in Basel, this year. I was totally fascinated with those pictures of stars that seemed to be made out of copper verdigri, that were exhibited by the gallery L’Inlassable_ according to us: one of the very few interesting things to see in...

Muller Van Severen, Tati Revisited

What is your story, how did this duo get started, how did you both start creating design?  Hannes and I were both active as visual artists. At the end of 2010 Valerie Traan Gallery asked me to create something for the gallery. Valerie Traan is used to show work which...

Amélie Bertrand, Of Old and New

Amélie Betrand was one of Artissima Art Fair's (Torino, Italy) stars.  Amélie, who are you? Where do you come from?  My name is Amélie Bertrand. I am a painter and I was born in the South of France, in 1985. I studied Fine Arts in Marseille. I live and work in Paris...

Vanessa Dziuba, About Contemporary Drawing

Vanessa Dziuba is a young French artist. Her drawings and her collages are more than poetic, they are no completely abstract and tent to make you recognize parts of it. It is never totally unknown grounds, somehow they convey a feeling of familiarity. We at Hlow...

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Envisions: Hitting a Cornerstone

In a previous post about the 2016 Dutch Design Week and especially its core event, the design academy graduation show, I was very intrigued/impressed by a student’s universe, Emma Wessel‘s, who was at the time displaying her textile creations and the look...

Best of Maison & Objet 2017: Second Episode

We had promised on our last post about Maison & Objet that there would be a next episode, so here it is. We were very impressed by those little cubes by Jbj Interior, a Dutch fashion and embroidery brand which is now starting a new interior line. Then we came across...

Best of Maison & Objet 2017: First Episode

The salon Maison & Objet, takes place in Villepinte, near Paris (France), twice a year, and this edition had plenty of things to show. These professional salons give a clear indication on trends and on the state of the market. We were there last week at the end of the...

Best Of Dutch Design Week 2016 (Eindhoven) 2

Here is the second part of the selection of pieces we liked in Eindhoven for the Dutch Design Week. Read the first part here. Renske Rothuizen's Lemonade Factory was quite something and brought the childhood and playful world back to grownups kitchens. It was...

Best of Interieur 2016 (Kortrijk)

We went to Kortrijk (Belgium) design show last week, and found some treasures we would like to share with you. Most of the pieces are creations by little Belgian editors. So we thought they needed a little highlight. But you will also find international talents, huge...

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Christmas News 2: Jewelry

These next posts are going to be about buying. I have been myself quite busy buying these last few weeks. For the 24th, we are welcoming a dozen people at home, and for my baby girl who is turning 2 very soon, it's going to be the very first remembered Christmas, so I...

Christmas News 1: The Best Design Gift Wrap

Hi there, yeah I know it's been a while. I have been busy trying to work on videos, I hope to be able to share with you soon. You know it, we at HLOW are trying hard to be useful. So here is our latest piece of advice: you want everything you touch or give, to look...

Best Bathroom Items 2

Hand towels are $12,00 and Bath Towel are $28,00 on Society6 At HLOW, our favourite designer is Georgiana Paraschiv Summer Skye Summer Colours AW 24 Abstract Pattern 78 Wacka and Jenny Levhag are other very good towel designers. Wacka - Bingo Jenny Levhag - Party in...

Best Bathroom Items 1

Mae Engelgeer - Pop Bath Rug and Towels 13,00 € to 140,00€ Dusen Dusen - Pink Rocks Beach Towel $ 80,00 Hay - Green Glass Towel 29,00 € La Redoute - Hiba Medicine Cabinet (in Light Blue) 83,44€ Dusen Dusen - Paper Shower Curtain 78,00$ Wadiga -...

Best Wallpapers We Have Found So Far

In a previous post, about the best items you could find on Etsy, I told you that one of HLOW's mission would be to help you in your daily life, with the decisions, that have to do with taste and trends. So here is a first exemple. You were wondering wether wallpapers...

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Emma Wessel’s Palettes

Interesting piece by Emma Wessel : the Palettes. It can be a sitting, a space divider or a carpet....

Shade Volume by Merel Karhof and Marc Trotereau

All our apologies for the very very long period without any post. Just to make you a little more angry at me, I will just say that I was resting in Tuscany, but this may be the subject of a future post, so I will not say anything more. For now, we are very happy to...

Contrast, Minimalism and Bahaus Meet Color and Post-Modernism

The very neo-vintage Montreal based light production company, Lambert & Fils, has just released prior to Krotrijk Design Biennale, an incredibly attractive light. At Hlow, we are simply blown away, well in fact we did not know that there was a way to reconcile all our...

A Blessed Hammock

This is one our dream splurge at HLOW. The most confortable hammock on earth, to enjoy weightlessness even in the winter. It is a piece from 2007, by Bless, one of the most creative Berlin clothes and furniture designer. It is called N°28 Fatknit Hammock and was part...

A cheap and fabulous piece by Fabio Viscogliosi

L'Endroit Edition is a French organisation that sells real art prints for terribly affordable price. It is not meant to make money but simply to afford itself, it is a long-distance project meant to be looked at with the distance of History, as giant curatorial...

George Sowden, a fundamental member of Memphis

George Sowden was one of the founding members of Memphis Milano, together with, among others, Ettore Sottsass, Michele de Lucchi, Martine Bedin, Andrea Branzi and, of course, his wife, Nathalie du Pasquier, the great Memphis pattern designer. The name of this design...

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It’s a Small World by Mary Blair

Last week-end we went to Disneyland Paris. I had mixed feelings about it all. I had to admit that I was just as excited as my daughter but for completely other reasons: mine were more to do with confronting my childhood fantasies to the reality of French Disneyfied...

1982: Century Dormeuse by Andrea Branzi

We love this Century dormeuse by Andrea Branzi. To us, hlow team, it is above all one of his first statement solo piece. It was built in 1982, so 5 years before his Compasso d’Oro. Before this piece, his production is perhaps more theoretical, with Archizoom and...

Adolf Loos in Pilsen

Pilsen is a little town of Czech Republic half way between its capital, Prague, and Nuremberg, in Germany. At the beginning of the XXth century it was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and some of its elite had had echoes of the trends in Vienna, among which, was...

Antonin Kybal: Of Carpets and Geometrics

Antonin Kybal was a significant Czech textile artist and educator, founder of the Czech school tapestry. Kybal along with his wife Ludmila Kybalová, became a leading figure and pioneer of modern Czech textile art. After World War II, he founded in the Academy of Arts...

George Sowden, a fundamental member of Memphis

George Sowden was one of the founding members of Memphis Milano, together with, among others, Ettore Sottsass, Michele de Lucchi, Martine Bedin, Andrea Branzi and, of course, his wife, Nathalie du Pasquier, the great Memphis pattern designer. The name of this design...