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Post-summer Bloesem class alert

Bloesem class | New Bloesem classes post-summer schedule: Classes in Singapore and Amsterdam

Sorry kids, it's almost back to school time.. but don't worry Bloesem classes are always tons of fun and are not test-able. We also do not send you for detention or home with a report card that is less than fantastic. We only hope you learn a new fun skill and fill your bellies with yummy food. So it's almost nothing like school! Oh but you do get to meet people with common interests and make new friends.. that part we love too!

So HOORAY! for new classes both in Amsterdam and Singapore. This is just the first update and we will definitely be adding more classes for our Singapore students so watch out for that. For our Amsterdam buddies, we'll be hosting Bloesem classes from the 10th to the 17th October, so we hope you'll be able to make it! Enough chattering, on with the classes..

Classes in Amsterdam from 10 to 17 October 2015

10 & 11 Oct: Modern handwriting class
13 & 14 Oct: #Instafood - Food styling and mobile photography class
16 & 17 Oct: Marketing for Makers

Classes in Singapore

19 Sept: We are making Candles

Bloesem class | New Bloesem classes post-summer schedule: Classes in Singapore and Amsterdam

Find your passions in Bloesem classes..

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Agata Bielen jewelry

Bloesem living | Agata Bielen minimalist jewelry

 

 

Bloesem living | Agata Bielen minimalist jewelry

 

It's a really rainy and chilly morning over here in Singapore and we can't help but feel that calm and serene feeling we get from these shots of Agata Bielen's jewelry. Minimal jewelry is all the rage now but doing them right in terms of photography and styling is not always the easiest but this time they hit the nail right on its head. So gorgeous we can't look away!

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Link love

Bloesem living | Link love: The Booklamp

A genius lamp that's also a place to hang your book.

Get personal with all these powerful and talented ladies.

This video blew us away.

The coffee kettle for modern cowboys ..

Easy peasy DIY cake stand for impressive cake presentation.

What font do you use in emails? It may be affecting the way people read them.

Speaking of fonts.. how about a guide to font pairing.

A mini facelift for your space with these affordable items.

Copper + wood never looked so good.

3D printing clothes from her own home.

Xo, The Bloesem team

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It's okay to be negative

Bloesem living | Instagram feature: @saicote

Well, not be negative per se.. but it's okay to use negative space in photography. Actually it's more than okay, it's great! Based in Thailand, Sai uses alot of negative space in her instagram photography.. which is one of our top tips in the Bloesem instagram classes. Using negative space allows the viewers' eyes to be immediately drawn to the focus of the image. So the next time you snap an image try to rid of the photo of any unwanted or extra objects.

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From walls to floors

Bloesem living | Wallfloors furniture - photography and styling by Bloesem

After being in the same place for awhile, you tend to feel like you've heard and seen everything worth seeing so when Melissa from Wallfloors got into contact with us recently, we honestly were excited to find out about this new online store! She curates everything you could possibly need in your home from wall to floors (see that's where the name comes from) and at the moment, mostly from Dutch and local Singaporean labels. 

We had a field day looking through the site because it was totally up our alley.. the simplicity, functionality, materials and colours.. many pieces we could see in our home, so that's what we did - styled and shot our picks right at home. We literally placed the tables and accessories right into the different rooms and they fit right in, no redecorating needed! That's how seamlessly they blended in.

Bloesem living | Wallfloors furniture - photography and styling by Bloesem

Bloesem living | Wallfloors furniture - photography and styling by Bloesem

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Discovering Hozan Zangana

Bloesem living | Dutch design by Hozan Zangana

Ever intrigued by designers and their exploration with materials and forms, Baharat the work of Hozan Zangana caught our eye. " Creating forms by letting my heart guide my hands while silencing my mind", Hozan's experimentation across several mediums has resulted in such interested pieces. Trained as a whitesmith, Hozan graduated from the Design Academy in Eindhoven in 2012. 

Continue reading for more of his inspiring designs..

Bloesem living | Dutch design by Hozan Zangana

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No screws needed

Bloesem living | Zoo multidisciplinary furniture by Mayice - crowdyhouse campaign

No screws? No problem! The Zoo chair by Mayice might just be magic. This impressive piece of furniture works as a chair, shelving, table, magazine rack, really it's just up to how creative you are. They come in several colours and are stackable which make a great shelving unit with pops of colour.

100% handmade in Spain, the Zoo chair is made from pine wood, derived from sustainable forests, and does not include any substructures or screws in its manufacturing. The Mayice team has an ongoing crowdyhouse campaign for their Zoo multidisciplinary furniture. Support great designs!

Starting Monday off with a little magic aren't we?

Bloesem living | Zoo multidisciplinary furniture by Mayice - crowdyhouse campaign

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Link Love

Bloesem living | Friday link love

Styling in the kitchen.. our favourite!

Never saw a gradient I did not like..

This layered nightstand.

The Alchemist's dressing table.

We tried our hands at marbling.. now we can't stop.

Are you taking too long in the shower?

Functionalism in furniture. 

A cosy Swedish country home..

There's a Pantone match for everything.. even the tiny things.

Xo, The Bloesem Team 

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Pancakes in bed

Bloesem living | Instagram of the week: @asrosenvinge

Of all of Anne-sophie's beautiful instagram images, my favourites are the one that feature her pink bedding and in this particular shot, the pink bedding and 2 stacks of glorious banana pancakes. It doesn't get any better than pancakes in bed. A landscape architect by profession, Anne-sophie's snaps feature everything from food to home interiors and her design work. We're crushing on the soft palette of her feed!

Bloesem living | Instagram of the week: @asrosenvinge

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Visit Taipei: The Town Crier

Bloesem living | Visit Taipei: The Town Crier

Our Taipei correspondent does it again! Adinda from Wolvestable always sends us the most beautiful images of spots of her current hometown and keeps us updated with the recent on goings over there. Keep reading as she introduces us to The Town Crier, the new kid in town.

Walking into The Town Crier makes you feel like you stepped into an old Western postoffice from a cowboy movie with Clint Eastwood, well at least that's how I experienced my first visit to this gem of a store.

The Town Crier is a recently opened shop in Taipei filled with lifestyle brands, all of them personally selected and personally visited by the two owners. That's right, the owners traveled all the way to the hometown's of the makers behind the products; from the US, several places in Europe till several cities in Asia. They wanted to meet the makers and see the factory or workplaces and hear the stories behind the brands. This results in me listening to many stories of products I found interesting in the store, which made the product even more desirable. - Adinda

Bloesem living | Visit Taipei: The Town Crier

Bloesem living | Visit Taipei: The Town Crier

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The Traveling Pants

Bloesem living | Matter prints: The Traveling Pants

For Matter's latest monochrome series, the team over at Matter thought it would be a perfect fit to shoot Bloesem's picks from the collection in the black and white colonial home we now work in. So we played dress up and shot these in a few of our favourite spots in the new Bloesem studio. And what about that pink wall? It was just too adorable not to pose in front of. We're all for black and white but at the end of the day, we always like to pair our monochromes with some pastels and neutrals.

It's hard not to want to live in these pants (that make look familiar, we did a Matter feature last year!), they are light, they are comfy, they are chic.. you can lounge in them or dress them up with a pair of heels.. they fit women of all different sizes with their flexible closures! Matter pants are a perfect balance of traditional designs and modern cuts.. they remind us of road trips with the girls! Packing a small bag with maybe 2 pairs of Matter pants, a few light tops, and seeing where the road takes us..

Bloesem living | Matter prints: The Traveling Pants

Bloesem living | Matter prints: The Traveling Pants

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Summer linen pillows

Bloesem living | Summer linen pillows by Cotton and Flax

Kick off the week with some new pillows to change it up in your living room. Spice things up with some new colours and prints on the couch. These new linen throw pillows were just added to the collection over at Cotton and Flax and we love how simple and fun they are. Every piece is cut, printed and sewn in Los Angeles.

Hoping over to the Cotton and Flax website, we also spotted some outrageously adorable prints on notebooks.. 

Bloesem living | Summer linen pillows by Cotton and Flax

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Link love

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Some interior inspiration for the long weekend ahead (at least for us over here in Singapore)..

Cherry and elderflower granita recipe.. ooh fancy.

We've been seeing this DIY grid pouch everywhere..

These visual recipes would make the perfect cookbook.

Minimal and elegant jewelry we've fallen for. 

Don't forget to enter and win!

Always on a hunt for food styling ideas..

We believe that you should only use the most natural for your skin!

This camper mug reminds us of indigo dyeing..

If you haven't already heard: We are currently on the hunt for Bloesem Gazette sponsors for the 5th issue. Read more about it here or drop us an email.. 

Xo, The Bloesem Team

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Emma shows you New York

Bloesem living | B.Instagood @Emma_austen Art director and photographer of And North

Emma is the founder and creative director over at And North, a curated guide to upstate New York. As a photographer we aren't surprised that her instagram feed is filled with gorgeous imagery. For anyone who's creative and up for trying something new, And North offers great options for places to eat, shops, places to stay and so much more to explore! Whether you stay in New York or are just visiting, you'll definitely be swayed by their beautiful editorials to try some of their suggestions.

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Bloesem Gazette: Be part of the 5th issue!

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We can't believe it but it feels like it was just weeks ago that we published our first issue of the Bloesem Gazette! And with just a blink of an eye... we are on to the 5th issue! If you haven't grabbed a copy of our previous kids issue or had a peek online, you won't want to miss out on this one... specially dedicated to the little ones and their tough mommies, it's jam-packed with everything kids-related from fashion, crafts, interior inspirations and kid-friendly travel guides. 

We are currently working on the 5th issue and we promise it is going to be as exciting (or even more!) than the previous issues. We don't want to disclose too much, but it will definitely include some of our favourite from the design, food and beauty industry... and as every issue entails- city guides, interior inspiration and just a good amount of eye candy!

The Bloesem Gazette is a free publication, for all to enjoy. We are fortunate enough to have worked with great companies on past issues, to support us and our love for sharing design through the gazette. If you would like to work together with us and support the 5th issue of the Bloesem Gazette, please drop us an email at bloesemads[at]me[dot]com to find out more about our sponsorship and advertising options. 

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Printing textures & surfaces

Bloesem living | Dutch Design:Plott - printing textures and surfaces

It's incredible - the number and types of things you can print in this day and age, it's possibly infinite. The days of just printing something on paper are long gone. Now anything can be printed with 3d printing. Intrigued by quality of materials and surfaces, Plott projects like One Yarn of Paint explore the printing of materials that have the characteristics of textiles, making them technically "carpets". Inspired by the way a weaving loom works, their custom computer prints a pattern on the floor that eventually comes together as a piece that can be used as a carpet.

The combinations of colours, patterns and textures is truly amazing. Truly nothing is impossible anymore, we've just got to go out there and make things happen.  

Bloesem living | Dutch Design:Plott - printing textures and surfaces

Bloesem living | Dutch Design:Plott - printing textures and surfaces

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Welcoming Etsy to Singapore!

Bloesem living | Etsy meets Singapore event, hosted by Bloesem

In May we had the privilege of working with the Etsy team on hosting an event while they were here for #EtsymeetsSingapore. We are sure many of you are familiar with Etsy, the online marketplace where many buy and sell unique handmade items. Sharing with the creative scene in Singapore and meeting up with many current Etsy sellers and buyers, the team helped many learn how they could become Etsy affiliates. Current Etsy users also brushed up on tips to help them to better use the platform. 

For the event held at the new Bloesem headquarters, not only did we get to work with the friendly Etsy team, we also partnered up with local brands like Fresh Pressed juice and Popaganda for treats for our guests. 

Thanks to Rebecca Toh, we can look back fondly on images of the day! Shall we take you on a short trip down memory lane?

Bloesem living | Etsy meets Singapore event, hosted by Bloesem

Bloesem living | Etsy meets Singapore event, hosted by Bloesem

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Andrei Davidoff

Bloesem living | Quickstart: Andrei Davidoff ceramic artistic

Captured by Australian ceramic artist, Andrei Davidoff 's, smoke-curl brushwork on his white porcelain pieces. The calligraphy-like strokes and the dark stoneware clay in the series would create a pop against any item or food placed on them. 

Andrei's pieces can be seen as minimalist, which is not surprising with his love for Japanese ceramics and Scandinavian design. 

Bloesem living | Quickstart: Andrei Davidoff ceramic artistic

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Link Love

Bloesem living | Friday link love

Design eyecandy by Hans Verstuyft.

This envelope set covers our favourite colour palette.

Classic cuts in classic materials.. always an essential.

Yet another beautiful collection by Hubsch..

Handstitch felt.. so full of joy.

This glass collection..

How famous startups were started.

The best looking (surprisingly) foldable table we've seen in a long time!

Xo, The Bloesem Team

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A tranquil home

Bloesem living | Instagram feature:Srosenborg

It's said that having a messy home equates to having a messy mind, maybe not in those exact words, but you get the gist. On the other end of the spectrum, there's a sense of tranquility and peace in Stine Marie's home.. something calm about it. Just the essentials, that's all you need in your home.. oh and of course eggs on toast, but you already know that's an essential too.

Bloesem living | Instagram feature:Srosenborg

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