In a dead end street at a stone’s throw from Bruges’ historic center, you’ll find Kind of OJ, Jo Hoeven’s love child. A special, intriguing place that fully reflects the vision and the ambition of the man behind it. We spent a day with Jo (and his loyal dog Nelson), for the newest installment of our SPEAK series.
Most people will consider themselves lucky to have found the one thing they’re really good at in life. Hans Borg was born with several talents, combining life as a young truckdriver with his passion for photography and art, while still staying a skateboarder through and through. He took the time to show us some of the places that matter most to him (with his loyal canine companion Louis in tow) and to tell us his story.
Located in one of Brussels’ nicest neighborhoods and offering modern, exciting Asian fusion cuisine, Old Boy’s vibe is welcoming and easy going . Everything from the graffiti style lettering on the windows to the bouncy hip-hop you can enjoy while eating makes total sense.John Prigogine is one of the two men behind this project and was kind enough to let us tag along and answer our questions.
When we were working on our Atlas campaign in Morocco, we knew the person with the right words and the right tone of voice could be found close by, in Brussels. Meet the man behind the ATLAS poem : Guido L Z.
In a world full of illustrators and graphic designers, it takes something special to stand out. Enter Berlin-based art director, designer and illustrator Florian Schommer, who insists on keeping things fresh and challenging for both himself and his clientele.
Located in the town of Huy, MUR is more than just a place to get coffee or grab a quick lunch. It aspires to be a vital part of a community built around cycling, bringing people together. It’s also the unlikely love child of Edward and Bernard, both musicians and cyclists, yet one’s from the North of England while the other was born and raised in Huy.
Passionate and perfectionistic, Paulin Leuridan isn’t a man of compromises. He only works with locally produced organic flour and everything you see when you set foot in Pain Paulin – his bakery – is there because he wanted it there. The result is as atypical as the project itself. A high-quality bakery, in which work ethic is everything, located in Petit-Piquey.
Koen Ghesquière’s ceramics are raw and imperfect. Not one is like the other. Character defines everything about Koen. The way he lives. The way he thinks. The cups and plates he creates. We met up with him in his Antwerp townhouse and atelier, he offered us coffee and we started talking.
Having worked with him on different projects, Sébastien Bonin is no stranger here at Bellerose. Whether it is photography, film or painting; whenever he does something, he does it passionately and differently. We met up with him at the Michel Rein Gallery in Brussels, home of his newest exhibition called “Nycthéméral”.