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a glimpse into the daily life of

Lisbeth Antoine, born in Ghent and based in Brussels, is a graphic designer on a mission to create visual harmony.

She started her one woman company after 8 years of experience at various graphic agencies in Paris and London. 

what is your personal style?

In work: stripped down to the essence, simplicity and a lot of white space. In wardrobe: classic and a little french.

I like to keep it simple, a good pair of jeans, a nice shirt and a little makeup are often enough for me. 

In combination with timeless vintage pieces from my mother.

And I love all types of hats. And nice underwear. 

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what's your favorite time of day?

The first coffee!

And the moment after the hot yoga class.

I'm totally hooked, I go 4 times a week, very relaxing!

Also all the 'sleepytime'. I have always been a long sleeper.

Being allowed and able to sleep in, going to sleep early,

naps, and good sleep makes me happy!

daily rituals?

morning 08:00h

1. kiss my boyfriend

2. Maiwe rosehip oil serum + skinfood by Weleda, morning and evening, no extensive skincare routine; it's the only thing I need (smiles)

3. coffee coffee coffee

4. an episode of my favorite podcast during the commute to the studio and during the morning mails.

And a weekly ritual to share;

On Monday evenings I go to the most pleasant market in St Gilles on the Van Meenenplein.

what inspires you?

Traveling really broadens the mind!

Each year I plan a trip far away, without a laptop, for 2 weeks.

Peru, Malaysia, Mexico, Namibia the last few years and Vietnam, Japan and India on the to-do list.

But it certainly doesn't always have to be far. I can be equally inspired by exploring new neighborhoods in Brussels on the weekend.

That's the nice thing about moving to a new place, there's all sorts of things to discover, and there's always something to see like exhibitions, expos, openings, new places to eat,... - close to home.

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what does aesthetics mean to you?

Aesthetics is that which gives you personal joy. 

And that is different for everyone.

I'm very sensitive to light and space, and typography.

Yes, I judge books by their covers

and wine by their label (laughs)

or more generally:

Aesthetics is that which triggers a memory of joy and tells a story.

For example, a work of art or object that is not immediately my taste, but that once stood in my grandmother's house, has an emotional value for me - and will therefore be 'beautiful' for me,

because it is a memory of her.

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