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Meet Élise Van Thuyne

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  This week, a unique new book came off the press, called The Invisble Mark – check it out here. The book offers a peek inside the world of the equally unique interior designer Élise Van Thuyne. We’d love to introduce you to Élise, so we asked her to answer some questions: &nb...

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The 5 best shops for Dutch design

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Dutch Design Week is in full swing. For those of you who have planned a wintery hideaway in Amsterdam in the weeks to come, Luster has assembled a list of the five best shops to score Dutch design items. This list, along with many others, can be found in The 500 Hidden Secrets of Amsterdam, by Saskia Naafs &...

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5 Belgian designers to see at the Design Week in Milan

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The world’s biggest design fair is the Salone del Mobile, which takes place every year in Milan (this year from April 14th 'till April 19th) and attracts about 400.000 visitors, anxious to see what’s hot and happening in the world of design. Designers and manufacturing companies traditionally pr...

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5 talented Scandinavian designers

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See Scandinavia and then have a baby’: that was the version of  ‘see Naples and die’ of interior designer Jessy Van Durme and photographer Piet Albert Goethals. Now they are the proud parents of a son, Ivar, and the result of their journey through Scandinavia is available in shops and onl...

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5 graphic designers who sell beautiful art prints


Bare walls might have something appealing about them, but buy hanging up a few carefully chosen prints or posters you can easily add a lot of personality and style to your home. Need some inspiration? Here's a list of 5 very talented young designers who sell their inspiring contemporary work online. (This ...

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Muller Van Severen Book

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October is a rather festive month here at Luster: we’re planning three book presentations in the next two weeks. And we’ve already hosted one last week: on Friday we had a drink (or a couple of them) with a nice crowd to celebrate the launch of the Muller Van Severen Book. We worked hard on it and w...

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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

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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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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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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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