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Friday Next in Amsterdam

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Oh my dear Amsterdam, when finding new shops like these, my heart aches .... I miss you! I will book our tickets tomorrow and visit you and Friday Next in August :)

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Category: Dutch design

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Supermarket Sarah

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Thank you English muffin for sharing these with me :)
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DesignHome UnRaveled :: answers by Jurianne Matter

Livingroom

Dutch :: is ... in Holland we all seem to live in fishbowls: no blinds, no shutters, hardly any curtains. Everyone can look in - and even through - our houses just like that! I love waving to the neighbours when I am in the kitchen, I am very Dutch

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Entrance:: When entering my home you will notice that my house is small, the walls are white (to make it look bigger) and that I love retro ceramics.

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Style:: means expressing your ‘soul’ in mixing colours, shapes and materials. Every authentic style is beautiful!

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Inspiration:: comes from childhood daydreams, nature, art and almost forgotten traditions.

Gourmet:: is ... my family and I live a rather hectic life and food connects us around the table!

Kitchen

New:: in my home is the kitchen. Simple and white, easy to clean. With grey stone and a sturdy wooden shelve. The two red lamps are Kaj Franck originals. Still waiting to find number three.

Create

Hobby:: my work is my hobby. You can wake me up in the middle of the night and ask me to make a new pattern design: I’ll do it!

Outfit:: my favorite thing to wear are short blue dresses with cool shoes like Hasbeens, mostly accompanied by a vintage button-bracelet or necklace made by my friend Bjørke.

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Make:: I start creating when my workspace is tidy and my mind is overflowing with ideas. I can only start creating with a pot of spicy herb tea next to me.

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Enjoy:: I can't live without my three men, my friends and family, birds, paper, textile and colours!

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.........Thank You Jurianne Matter...........

Ever since I saw these little wishboats for the first time, this talented, stylish and friendly women from the Netherlands got my attention.  Every-time when she brings a new design to her fabulous paper collection I'm in awe... as you can clearly see from her house above, her style is impeccable and her products are of super high quality and perfect to the last detail. To find your nearest stockist please click here...or visit BijzonderMooi.

ps. I'm somewhat flattered here...Jurianne told me that her latest design Blom is a Tribute to Bloesem wowowo can you believe this :) Thank you dear Jurianne.

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The Invasion

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I was on the lookout for the opening of this new online shop, De Invasie...where a group of talented creators and designers from Belgium and The Netherlands have been united in one platform, a great initiative by graphic designer Yves Drieghe and Bert Pieters....

Deinvasie 

In the images:: Appelkleed by Fermetti, pillows by Sharon Slingeneyer, ceramics by Lenneke Wispelwey and more ceramics by Fou de Feu...shop till you drop...have fun!

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things i liked this week...

Bydavies 

Geometric pillow by davies...

Nonsuchthings

Porcelain keys available at nonesuchthings...

Paperpuppets 

These paper puppets from the pin palls... 

Bookhoutriangle-tea-towels 

New triangle tea towels from Bookhou...

Herbstkind 

Skoll and Hati chasing the moon by Herbstkind...

Have a wonderful weekend dear Bloesem readers! irene xoxo

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Frankie and me in Singapore

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The last two days I was in Singapore ... and I really enjoyed spending some quality time with my almost 4 year old son, who loved the flight, the hotel, the taxi's and excitement...I loved the small streets in china-town, the big shopping malls on Orchard Road but above all i loved reading Frankie, which I bought over at Books Actually (one of my favorite stops in Singapore) I don't think you can buy Frankie in KL, but I'm going to subscribe...

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Frankie is such a beautifully curated with something inspiring on every page, the photography throughout the whole magazine is of very high qualtiy and truly a feast for the eye, of course I always like finding new online links the issue I bought (jan-feb 2010) even came with a very nice poster, 30 cats, illustrated by the talented Anke Weckmann, very nice collaboration indeed. Thank you Frankie from Australia for giving me some very nice down-time!

ps. you might have noticed some irregularities on Bloesem lately with fonts, lay-out etc....my apologies...but the good news is that hopefully in 2 weeks from now a new and fresh designed Bloesem will appear for you...working on it as we speak :)


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