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Archive for September, 2012

Ampersand House | Brazilian edition

September 27th, 2012

Elisabeth

A couple of weeks ago, in the midst of our very short Indian summer, I was invited by Ike and Kahtryn of Ampersand House for a private viewing of their current exhibition: Brazilian Modern, Icons and Innovation. As I experienced during my first visit the selection of furniture, art and objects was exquisite and refined adding a new dimension and perspective to this maison de maitre. My favorite space this time was the dining area. Think beautiful handwoven rugs, dark exotic wood and  striking lighting fixtures.

The lovely enthusiastic galerist Laurence of Gallery Transversal, who represents the exhibited artists, talked me through most of the pieces. This is how I got to know the work of Mariannita Luzzati.

Beautiful, isn’t it? The other spaces were off course as thoughtfully curated.

And this time a gorgeous selection of jewelry made by Brazilian artists Vera Cortes and Bettina Terepins was also on display. I fell head over heels for Laurence’s ring.

Needles to say I’m starting to cultivate a deep crush for Brazil. Make sure to check the outtakes on the Facebook page.

Brazilian Modern: Icons and Innovation (till Saturday 29th September)
Ampersand House
30, rue Tasson Snel
1060 Brussels

all pictures by elisabeth for aestheticshelter.com

Amour + Prudence

September 13th, 2012

Elisabeth

Things got crazy out of hand busy since September kicked in. I even shamefully overslept last Saturday while I had an appointment scheduled early in the morning and I must add this NEVER happens to me. Next week I promise to make up for my silence by taking you to Brazil…Until then here are some kind words to help you through the rest of the week.

All pictures by elisabeth for aestheticshelter.com