Irèn Nooren // Visual designer of luxury brands

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

Illustration of Emma

design // Emma, Muse of Design Thinking

Inspired by the illustrations of Alphonse Mucha, I created my own muse, Emma. Emma helps me to bring a sense of blooming into visual design since 2002.

Corn daisy printed on a wall tapestry

design // Wall tapestry printed with a Corn daisy

While searching for a way to create a wall decoration, I looked at various media: canvas printing, wood printing… I decided to go for tapestry printing.

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 weaved pillow case

textile // Weaving with fabric strips

When I think about kindergarten, I remember having fun with weaving colourful paper strips. I used this easy-to-do technique to create a unique pillow cover.

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.

Gasthuiskerk church

travelling // Zierikzee, a small harbour town in Zeeland

With its many impressive historic buildings, Zierikzee is in the top 10 of monumental towns of the Netherlands. A perfect town for a stroll through history.

dramatic sky above dunes

travelling // Feel the ferocious waves of the North Sea

How I love to watch and listen to the waves of the North Sea when visiting the extensive beach at Vrouwenpolder in Zeeland during a spell of bad weather.

Artwork of clourful plastic

post // How Elodie Heloise expresses her dismay at plastic pollution

Besides sharing her amazing stories, writer Elodie Heloise creates colourful assemblage artworks of collected plastic waste washed up on the beaches of Curaçao.

Dutch postcards Studio Noors

post // The artwork of Studio Noors shares a story of family ties and homeliness

Studio Noors is founded by Dutch designer and illustrator Noortje Nieuwkoop. Besides pretty postcards Studio Noors designs extraordinary crockery and T-shirts.

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.