jamesxvi Blog Posts

  • Axel Vervoordt in Hong KongAxel Vervoordt has announced their new gallery in Hong Kong set to open May 13, 2014. You can read the details on the gallery's site here http://www.axel-vervoordt.com/en/gallery/news/opening-axel-vervoordt-gallery-hong-kong.
  • WSJ Profiles Axel Vervoordt
    on Mar 29, 2014 in axel vervoordt Kanaal
    The Wall Street Journal published an article with slideshow related to the Vervoordt family empire, with special focus on the mixed-used development at the Kanaal complex that also serves as headquarters, showrooms and workshops for the company's des...
  • Bookstack... is, according to Merriam-Webster, a premium word. A bookstack can reveal a great deal about the bookstacker. This one pretty much sums it up for me.
  • Paris
    on Jul 8, 2013 in Paris
    Pen and ink.
  • Bedroom Renovation
    on Mar 17, 2013 in Bedroom mantle
    This is my first post using the Blogger app for iPad, as well as my first post in quite a while. The photos were taken with the iPad on a recent morning. The mantle is from a local antique shop, and the items in the built-in bookcase include rocks pi...
  • Minimal Elegance
    on Oct 20, 2012
    Source: Uploaded by user via James on PinterestI've been busy working on renovations at Garvinweasel, with four simultaneous projects underway, nearing completion now in the study, dining room, and two hallays. Pics soon, but for now here's one of my...
  • DIY Before/After
    on Jun 29, 2012
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  • Inspiration
    on Jun 22, 2012
    Source: Maisons de Charme, Printemps 2008...
  • DIY update
    on Jun 18, 2012
    Lots of work underway here over the past few months. The master bedroom, seen here from the future master bath suite, is actually done now, and I hope to post an update of the finished version soon.
  • India, she is my love song.
    on Mar 5, 2011
     All photos (c) jamesxvi In late February I visited India for the first time, a three-day business trip to Bangalore, and during my one day of site seeing explored the ancient Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in the town of Srirangapatna in the I...
  • Twilight Pond
    on Oct 19, 2010
    Photo: jamesxvi...
  • Axel Vervoordt Interview for German TVI can't understand anything the interviewer asks, and while Mr. Vervoordt answers in English, the German translation audio dubbed over his voice makes it difficult to make out what he is saying most of the time. If I can convince Daniela, my Austrian...
  • The Selby Contest at CB2This picture of the renovations underway was first seen here last November for Brooke Gianetti's Brickmaker coffee table giveaway. While comments were plentiful and complimentary, my entry didn't make it to the top, but now I have found another conte...
  • Vervoordt r.e. Kanaal
    on Aug 12, 2010
    I found an interesting site about a project by Belgium's Vervoordt family. I heard about this when I was living in Brussels in 2008, that Axel Vervoordt's son Dick was planning a development around the Kanaal complex, where the Axel Vervoordt company...
  • Dominique Browning on Our Aging Oil Infrastructure
    on Jun 9, 2010
    Image: hereWhile we still don't know the full extent of impact from the Deepwater Horizon disaster, Dominique Browning, former Editor-in-Chief of the much missed publication House & Garden, spells out the additional disasters waiting to happen in...
  • We'll Always Have Paris
    on Jun 4, 2010
    Malcolm McLaren died of cancer at the age of 64 on April 8, 2010, in Switzerland.As producer of the seminal punk rock band the Sex Pistols, he created a phenomenon that, at the age of twenty, captivated me. Their debut album "Never Mind the Bollocks.
  • French Lifestyle Blog - Two Maisons
    on Mar 25, 2010
    Some of you know that I lived in France for a while in the nineties, and I sometimes dream about being an american in Paris again. Here's a link to a great lifestyle and design blog, Two Masions, by a lucky expat who lives in the south of France. She...
  • He Ain't Heavy
    on Mar 16, 2010
    He may not be my brother, but I consider him a kindred spirit. My neighbor, and the former mayor of the country village where Garvinweasel sits on the map, is an artist of sorts. His eye for landscape contour, and his ability to sculpt the earth, cap...
  • Requiem for a Tree
    on Mar 11, 2010 in floors Ms. XVI trees
    Let the trees be consulted before you take any actionevery time you breathe in thank a treelet tree roots crack parking lots at the world bank headquarterslet loggers be druids specially trained and rewardedto sacrifice trees at auspicious timeslet c...
  • Winner of 'Axel Vervoordt: Timeless Interiors'
    on Mar 10, 2010
    Image: amazon.comCongratulations Albarosa,  from Brillante Home Decor, on leaving the third comment on the contest post!!!Thanks to everyone who entered, I enjoyed revisiting the castle with you and reading all of your comments.Have a great week...
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