Illustrated stories by loren

19 novembre 2018

INKTOBER 2018 - A LITTLE INTRODUCTION TO FEMINISM

Again this year I took the #inktober challenge: one month, one list of words for everyone, one drawing a day. 
On top of that I decided to link each word with a sexist phrase and the feminist answer that can support women. Keeping it light, funny and colourful as always! It has been a lot of researches, many evenings spent in front of feminists websites and newspapers learning about this fight for gender equality. 

It changed my way of thinking and seeing the world and I am very proud that I managed to keep going until the very last day. 
I received a lot of very positive messages and encouragements and decided to go a step further. I printed a set of cards as an initiation to feminism, a conversation starter to bring this topic on everyone's table!!

Check my instagram @_byloren_ to see all the posts and read all the texts!

Here is the result:

 

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INKTOBER 2016

In October 2016 I did the Instagram challenge Inktober, One month, one list of words for everybody, one drawing a day. It was quite a hard time for me and I never posted it here, although I still really like this series. You can still see all of it on my instagram @_byloren_

Here are my favourites from this series :)

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30 avril 2018

WILDERNIS - For a green city!

My last article for Dutch the magazine is about my favourite plant shop in Amsterdam: Wildernis!

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05 mars 2018

Illustrated Amsterdam: welcome to MEDIAMATIC

The new issue of Dutch the magazine is out with the article I've made about MEDIAMATIC.
An other very interesting and alternative place next to Amsterdam central station where you can learn about art, design and science!!!

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24 décembre 2017

LOLA LIK, an inspiring hub that help refugees intergrate

I'm happy to share with you the latest article I did for Dutch The Magazine. I chose a subject that is very important for me, an amazing project built around the refugee center based in the former prison of Bijlmerbarjes in Amsterdam. I let you discover the story:

 

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11 décembre 2017

WINDOW DRAWING for WILDERNIS, Amsterdam

I was asked by the beautiful plant shop Wildernis, in Amsterdam, to do their window drawing.
I got inspired by the impression of jungle and cosy house that you can feel inside the shop. I also created a series of postcard with the same design.

 

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20 novembre 2017

SINTERKLAAS

New article for "Dutch the magazine",
this month I talk about Sinterklaas, the most celebrated feast in the Netherlands, and about its controversal "Zwarte Piet" or "Black pete" that is still very present throughout the Netherlands unfortunately!!!

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31 août 2017

Cafe de Ceuvel - Illustrated Amsterdam

Hi all!!

I'm happy to share with you today my last article for Dutch, the magazine.
This time I'm talking about one of my favourite places in Amsterdam, the cafe de Ceuvel.
It is to me the best sustainable experience I've ever seen, but I let you discover more with the article:

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28 juin 2017

A trip through Amsterdam's canals

The July/August issue of Dutch, the magazine is out! This time I take you on a trip through Amsterdam's canals! featuring het scheepvaartmuseum,  Café't SmalleBrandenzand, the Seven Bridges and Het Grachtenhuis.

Thanks to Paola Westbeek !

 

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26 avril 2017

The botanical garden in Amsterdam (Hortus botanicus)

Before to come back with the other steps of our trip in Mexico I wanted to share with you the article I made for the magazine "Dutch, the magazine" about the beautiful botanical garden in Amsterdam. I hope you will enjoy it!

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13 avril 2017

MEXICAN TRIP #1 MEXICO CITY

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Mexican trip : #1 Mexico city © byloren 2017

04 avril 2017

MY DUTCH CONVERSATIONS

I'm back!!! I know it's been a very looooong time, I have to confess that Instagram became my best friend since 2 years (_byloren_) and it's so easy to post drawings every days there that I forgot to take the time to write proper articles here.

Also I hope you won't mind if I write in english from now (if you do want a french version, please let me know in the comments!). Since I live in Amsterdam now, I would like to make stories in a commun language. Not sure if I'll post in Dutch one day!

Talking about Dutch language, that's my subject today, here we go:

 

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25 août 2016

DE NIEUWE ANITA

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Thanks to Lucie for the company and the help to write this article.

 

04 juillet 2016

A week in Lisbon

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04 février 2016

Lavinia Good Food

Hey hey !!
Vous êtes toujours là ?
Aujourd'hui je voulais vous parler de Lavinia Good Food, un petit café pour lequel j'ai eu un coup de coeur esthétique au premier abord puis pour tout le concept. C'est ce qu'on appelle un "healthy café", le concept : un genre de salon de thé / café / épicerie / boutique qui vend des produits locaux, frais, sains et savoureux dans un décor bric à brac entre brocante et salon cosy.

 

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Hey Hey !!
Are you still there ?
Today I want to share with you about Lavinia Good Food, a lovely café I had an esthetic crush first and then felt for the whole concept. It is called a "healthy café", the concept : kind of a tea room / café / delicatessen / shop selling local, fresh, healthy and tasty products in an odds and ends style between a flea market and a cosy living room.

 

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J'ai vraiment beaucoup aimé la déco, le côté boutique avec des objets décos à vendre et l'ambiance chalheureuse et confortable du lieu.

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I really liked the deco, the shop style with decorative objects that you can directly buy and the warm and cosy atmosphere.

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Chez Lavinia vous pourrez savourer entre autres des sandwichs, des pizzettas, des soupes, des gâteaux alléchants, des salades et des cocktails végétariens. Ils organisent également des workshops pour apprendre à cuisiner des menus detox ou super food ou encore produits à base d'insectes, bref ça vaut le coup de passer dans le temps pour regarder leur agenda !

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At Lavinia's you can enjoy sandwiches, pizzettas, soups, yummy cakes, salads and veggie cocktails. They also organise workshops where you can learn how to cook detox and superfood menus or insects products, so I think it worth a look at their agenda from time to time !

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Vous trouverez le café au numéro 176 de la jolie rue Kerkstraat dans le centre ville d'Amsterdam.

EN : You will find the café at Kerkstraat 176 in Amsterdam center.

 

31 décembre 2015

happy new year !!

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08 décembre 2015

le Café Papeneiland à Amsterdam

Bonjour à tous !
Désormais je partagerai d'avantage de bons plans sur Amsterdam, car c'est là que je vais vivre à présent (ça fait encore très bizarre de le dire !). Je ne sais pas encore pour combien de temps, mais en tous cas, je m'installe !
Aujourd'hui j'ai envie de vous faire découvrir le café Papeneiland, un très joli petit bar situé sur Prinsengracht, l'un des principaux canaux d'Amsterdam. Le bâtiment date de 1642 et le bar n'a quasimment pas changé depuis, l'atmosphère est sombre et cosie avec ses petites lumières et la salle du premier étage est fumeur ce qui donne encore plus de caractère au lieu. Parfait pour savourer un vin chaud en regardant la nuit tomber sur le canal !

Hi everyone !
From now I will share more tips about Amsterdam cause it's where I'm gonna live now (it's still very strange to say it !). I don't know yet for how long, but it seems that I'm settling down !
Today I want to make you discover the Papeneiland café, a lovely little café situated on Prinsengracht, one of the main canals in Amsterdam. The building has been constructed in 1642 and almost didn't changed since, the atmosphere is dark and cosy due to the little lights and the room on the first floor is smoking allowed which adds even more character to the place. Perfect to enjoy a Glühwein watching the night falling on the canal !

 

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