piece of my mind: with Laurence Leenaert

In the hot-seat this month is PIECES girl-crush Laurence Leenaert, founder of the lifestyle collective LRNCE. From her sunny ceramics to her putty-pink Moroccan home, everything about Laurence is pure cool. Find out what book is on her bedside table and what she would save in a fire...

What is your current state of mind?


If you could own any piece of art, which would it be?
At this moment, Cy Twombly's Empire of Flora from 1961.
In another life you would have been...

Living on a ranch and riding and taming horses.

Who is your real-life hero and why?

 My father. He’s so brave and knows no danger.

Which books do you have on your bedside table? 

The Beauty of Everyday Things by Soetsu Yanagi.

Who is on your lockdown playlist?

Peggy Gou and Fatima Yamaha.  

Which piece from your home would you save in a fire?

My precious analogue camera. 

What have you learned about yourself these last few months?

I’m a workaholic 

What is your most used emoji?


What is your motto?

"There is nothing like a dream to create the future." Victor Hugo

Who or what has taught you your greatest lesson in life? 

Moving to Morocco and actually learning to trust your instinct in daily life. 

What is your idea of perfect happiness? Finding harmony and balance.