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.
Having grown up in New-Zealand, Ben started taking pictures skateboarding as a teen. After moving to Melbourne, he decided to raise the stakes and go for photography full time. He’s been travelling the world ever since, working for monoliths such as Nike and Adidas as well as independent brands and an array of magazines. He’s also one of the driving forces behind Good Sport magazine and a dedicated runner himself. We spent a fun Spring day with him in Amsterdam, where he currently resides.
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.
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”.
We've been great admirers of Le Typographe for many years now. This stationery and print shop from Brussels is one of our favorite local treasures and we were thrilled to be able to collaborate with its founder Cédric Chauvelot for the release of our new Saintonge collection.