Thanks to the interaction on I Love Belgium’s Twitter and Facebook page we discover daily great ILB topics. One of those is the photographic series titled “Bodybuilders’ World” of photographer Kurt Stallaert. This series suggests an imaginary world with a powerful twist (literally). At first glance, his images may look common: people in daily surroundings. But when you look closer you’ll notice the surreal twist! Read the rest of this entry »
Here at the I Love Belgium office we still remember our late eighties bare-bottom-on-lamb-pelt baby picture! Fortunately things have changed since then. Today you can find several photography studios who focus on contemporary kids’ photography. And no, we’re not referring to he highly stylized baby pictures of Anne Geddes…. Instead we’ll be talking about Brussels based cheeky photography studio Les Petits Filous. Read the rest of this entry »
Never heard of Kitty Crowther? Shame on you! Kitty is Belgians most notable children’s books illustrator. Raised in an international environment in Brussels, Kitty studied visual arts and illustration at the Institut Saint-Luc in Brussels. As a young illustrator, she received several prices for her illustrations. Her first book, Mon Royaume became an instant success. Since then she illustrated over 35 books for both children and adults. Read the rest of this entry »
We noticed that you loved the snake portraits of Jean-François Carly. As a consequence we wanted to present you the InsectOrama. No snakes here, but more creepy insect shapes which will provide hours of fun! How does it work? InsectOrama, created by graphic designer Stefan De Pauw, is a set of 6 drawing templates containing 48 shapes. After you’ve (or your children) put the shapes together, you can start outlining and colouring. This will result in the most bizarre and imaginary creatures. Read the rest of this entry »
Titled “The beauty of an ugly addiction”, photographer Frieke Janssens confronts viewers with questions about the general smoking ban introduced in Belgium some months ago. Surrealistic, melancholic and theatrical but especially controversial pictures of smoking kids are used to visualise the contradiction of the unhealthy cigarette and the immense attraction of smoking. Read the rest of this entry »
“Zulu watches over planet earth and comes into the rescue when a little love is needed. Zulu, a mix between a robot and a living being. He has big ears which look like moving discs. He has two arms and a tail point on which he can support. Zulu lives on planet ZulupaPUWA. ” – Meet Zulu and Walter Van Beirendonck, his creator. Read the rest of this entry »
Supercute, superfun that’s what We Were Small is all about. We Were Small is a Belgian children’s wear brand, designed by Pascale and her 4 year old daughter Lynn: together they think up and draw monsters, giving them names. A make-belief world of monsters if you wish. And of course, every item has to go through the ‘Lynn-test’ before it hits the market. The t-shirts are not only high fun but also high quality. Together with their manufacturers there is a continuous quest for durability. Durable because it’s for heavy duty playing and day to day wearing.
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