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Meet Marie Farman, the author of 'The 500 Hidden Secrets of Paris'

500 Hs Paris Kidimo

There’s a new guide to Paris available in bookshops and online, and not just any guide, but ‘The 500 Hidden Secrets of Paris’: an affectionate guide to the city with 500 good-to-know addresses, tips and places to visit, brought to you in the form of 100 interesting, practical, fun, intriguing ...

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Sit down with Julianne Moore and Vincent Van Duysen and learn all about one of the Bright Sides of Belgium

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It’s always nice to get some confirmation from people you respect about things you believe in. That’s why we loved reading this interview in which the much-admired Julianne Moore turns out to be an admirer herself, of Belgian interior design! Like many Americans who are into design, the actress know...

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Paris Designers celebrate

Parijs Overzicht

We spent last Thursday evening in Paris, for the launch of the book Paris designers and their interiors. The event took place in the beautiful bookshop of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, where – on the floor above the bookshop – you can currently (until 2 November) visit the Dries Van Noten exposition. (Which we...

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The house of Léon Stynen

The house of Léon Stynen

Magda de Meester and her husband Paul Clerinx live with their two children in the private house of the architect Léon Stynen (1899-1990). Built in 1933, the modernist house is located in the Expo district (Antwerp), where the Antwerp World Fair was held in 1930. Stynen lived in the house until his death. The Cl...

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Meet up with Ghent's finest

Luster Paard Van Troje 2

The wonderful Paard Van Troje bookstore in Ghent is closed on Monday mornings, but not for Luster: owner and local book-God Bart not only offered us a table, but also good coffee, fresh croissants, fruit and the most delicious soup ever, so we could have a meeting with Ghent’s finest. Our goal: to find out whic...

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Paris designers and their interiors

paris designers and their interiors

At Luster, we’re big fans of beautiful design, from the work of Belgian architects from the fifties to the creations of young promising designers today. So naturally, we are all excited about the Salone Del Mobile, which opens for the public tomorrow, April 8th. Today the international press is invited, and so ...

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Cabin porn

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Cabinporn shows a wonderful collection of little cabins, situated o a quiet place somewhere in the world. The site is edited by the residents of www.beaverbrook.com, a private forest shared by friends in Sullivan County, NY (USA). Here we give you e few examples and if you like it, check the more than 100 pages...

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Brussels Type

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For as long as he can remember, designer Stan Van Steendam has been interested in lettering on street façades. In the meantime, his fascination for typography, and for street typography in particular, has become something of an obsession. Street typography rarely gets a lot of attention and old lettering usuall...

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Luster Library

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Why are some books put forward and declared to be “outstanding”, while other are barely noticed? Every month we discover some of the books that mean something to us; books that touched, surprised or intrigued us. Check back regularly to see what we couldn’t put down and what we’re adding to our Luster library...

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Departed greatness

Joseph Lemaire Nu

Today the Sanatorium Joseph Lemaire, located 19 kilometres to the south of Brussels, is in a poor state of disrepair as it awaits conversion into a home of rest with service flats. Covering a total of 33 hectares, the complex has stood empty since 1987. Fifty years earlier, in 1937, the sanatorium opened am...

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Sleeping in a hut

Endemico Resguardo Silvestre 01

Endémico, Mexico Staggered among boulders on a secluded hill in the wine-growing region of Valle de Guadalupe, these luxury cabins bring guests into direct contact with nature. Blending seamlessly with the surrounding landscape, the expansive views of the mountains and fertile wine-growing soils are given prid...

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Invisible buildings

Edgeland House 8

Both visually and functionally, Edgeland House touches on architecture as site specific installation art and as an extension of the landscape. The program is broken up into two separate pavilions, for the living and sleeping quarters, and requires direct contact with the outside elements to pass from one to the...

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