Irèn Nooren // Visual designer of luxury brands

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

detail of drawing of a chuchubi and trupials

design // The birds of Sint Willibrordus in Curaçao

Meanwhile on the Caribbean island Curaçao: the greyish Mrs Chuchubi meets the colourful family Trupial high above the salt pans near Sint Willibrordus.

Rabobank Clubactie 2018-Facebook

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.

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.

sign with a text hanging on a tree

post // Voedselbos Brievengat | Visiting an inspirational project in Curaçao

I support this project wholeheartedly. It not only provides food and fun for the neighbourhood of Brievengat, but it also offers an opportunity to connect.

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.

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.