Today I present you a new hotspot in the super hip Dansaert district of Brussels. Siblings Factory is a new concept store, selling everything from beautiful clothing and accessories by brands such as Le Mont Saint Michel and Cacharel, to interesting magazines, gorgeous vintage furniture and design objects by architect Julien De Smedt, who is also responsible for the design of the store. On top of that, they also organize art exhibitions (at the moment they are hosting an exhibition by Carine Brancowitz, which I’m dying to see) and they told me they were planning on making a coffee bar in the store as well. If you’re still not convinced: they intend to donate a portion of their annual turnover to Afghanistan Demain, an association fighting for education for street children. And… they have cacti for balustrades! Enough said, now go take a look for yourself at 31 rue du Vieux Marché aux Grains in Brussels.
ROYAL GREENHOUSES OF LAEKEN
Over 20 photos in one post isn’t too much, or is it? Sometimes I just can’t help it, sometimes I really can’t kill my darlings! (Oh wait, you should’ve seen the amount of photos I started with…) A few weeks ago, me and some friends paid a visit to our Belgian king, or much rather the gigantic greenhouses in his even more gigantic garden. The royal greenhouses of Laeken are wonderful and certainly a must-see, too bad they are only open for the public during the month of April and you’re not allowed to visit all of the domain, only a specific route is public.
A few weeks ago, I went to see the Cy Twombly exhibition in the Bozar in Brussels. Besides Cy Twombly, I also took a look at NICHE, Bozar’s micro exhibition of young Belgian architecture and the Image / Construction ‘3 cities’ series. These three exhibitions are still showing, so I suggest you pay a visit to the Bozar soon!
all photos by me