Exploring Antwerp with Locals

EXPLORING ANTWERP WITH LOCALS   Antwerp was our first ever City Guide and we decided to return to this Belgian city to see what's new and discover it from a different perspective, asking local creatives to take us around their favourite spots. Furniture designer Axelle Vertommen, flower stylist Loes van Look and bag designer Lies Mertens were our hosts and ... Read More

Small Bodies of the Solar System

We’ve talked about the work of Antwerp-based designer Stephanie Specht before here on our blog. She has now collaborated with artist and designer Lilit Asiryan and potter Thomas Salzer to create Small Bodies of the Solar System, a capsule collection of tableware and graphics inspired by fluid shapes and everyday functionality. The pieces reflect the creative clash of ideas between … Read More

Stephanie Specht

Stephanie Specht is a freelance graphic designer based in Antwerp, Belgium. Inspired by music, art and fashion, Stephanie describes her work as intuitive, abstract, typographic and minimalistic. We chat with Stephanie to find out more about what made her become a graphic designer, her workspace and plans for the upcoming months. www.stephaniespecht.com Studio photographs by Christophe Derivière. Please tell us … Read More

Studio Collect

Studio Collect is an Antwerp-based jewellery label founded by designers Hermien Cassiers, Saskia Govaerts, Magaly Hermans and Hannah van Lith. They all met while studying at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and after realising that they shared similar ideas and vision, decided to start Studio Collect in February 2013. Our contributing photographer Joke De Wilde visited their studio in … Read More

Contributor Profile: Joke De Wilde

Joke De Wilde is a Belgian photographer currently living and working in Antwerp. Joke has collaborated with us twice, documenting the studios and work of textile designer Hermine Van Dijck and multi-disciplinary team Going East. She also helped us find nice businesses and places for our Antwerp City Guide. Read our interview with Joke below this selection of images from … Read More