Irèn Nooren // Visual designer of luxury brands

A visual designer's forget-me-not collection of drawings, paintings, photographs, writings, and other curiosities.

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design // Creating a Christmas ambience in Princenhage, Breda

I believe it is important to be involved with the local community. That is why I am a proud volunteer of the foundation Stichting Kerststal Princenhage.

drawing of a fairy

design // Dream catcher, colourful drawings of a fairy

De Dromenvangster (dream catcher) is a short story, written in Dutch by Curaçao author Elodie Heloise, about an adorable fairy who helps to transform dreams.

Dress hanging in front of a cornflower drawing

textile // Cornflower dress

I needed a unique dress for a special ocassion. When I was about to create the dress I noticed that the fabric I planned to use, appeared to be sheer.

Triaxial weaving with sewing pins

textile // Triaxial weaving

I was wondering what happens when you add a third layer to a weaving pattern. It turned out I am not only who had that thought. It is called triaxial weaving.

Fabric Painting Rose Pink with blue strokes

painting // Fabric // Pink Rose

Creating a pink rose on 100% cotton unbleached fabric with posterpaint and textile medium.

Wood panel painting Pink Rose

painting // Wood panel // Pink Rose

Third wood panel painting with Creall pearl mix, poster paint and oil painting to create a vintage look and feel.

purple thistle flower close-up

travelling // Capturing flowers in The Miracle Garden, Amsterdam

I prefer to avoid Amsterdam. It is way too crowded and too touristy. However after seeing the Instagram posts of The Miracle Garden I changed my mind.

plate, saucer and cup with roses

travelling // High tea at ‘t Buiten Huys near Breda

Hidden in the woods of Rijsbergen – a five minute drive from Breda – you find ‘t Buiten Huys, an ideal place for a leisurely high tea or a luxurious lunch.

Nativity Scene in Princenhage at night

post // Spending Christmas 2021 in Breda?

Since 2000 Stichting Kerststal Princenhage has built a life sized Nativity Scene every Christmas in the centre of Princenhage – a village in the city of Breda.

Saltpan before sunrise

post // It is going to be a good day

After arriving in Curaçao, the fun part of being out of sync with my daylight and nighttime schedule is to wake up at 5 in the morning. An hour before the sun rises.

Christmas candle

sketchbook // Christmas drawing of a Christmas candle

A drawing of an object that reminds me of Christmas. This drawing of a Christmas candle was used on a billboard for a local Christmas event in Princenhage.

candle holder

sketchbook // Christmas drawing of a candle holder

A drawing of an object that reminds me of Christmas. This drawing of a candle holder was used on a billboard for a local Christmas event in Princenhage.

craftsman Jos polishing stone

photography // Stone craftsmen at work

Stone craftsmen at work, polishing stone by hand at the workshop of Stone Natural Class in Reusel, The Netherlands.

Samples of stone edge finishing

photography // Stone products

Photographs of product samples of natural stone, taken in the showroom of Stone Natural Class in Reusel.