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Two new magazines ... online and for free ... and they are both gorgeous ... a new era for online magazines has officially started, I already was a big fan of the online magazines about design and fashion for kids like Small, Papiermache and La Petite and can only be very happy that people like Jeanette and Paul are bringing us these very inspiring mags too.

By Fryd :: The image above is from Jeanette Lunde's new magazine, many of us know her from the blog FrydogDesign. I find it unbelievable that she has made this magazine completely by herself, styling, photography and content...and she makes it look so simple, but of course it's not...and of course I'm proud that this talented, stylish and inspiring lady loves my blogs :-)


Sweet Paul :: and the other new magazine that I just have to mention here is Delicious Spring. Food and Prop stylist, crafter and fellow blogger Paul launched his first issue....who needs another cookbook when you have Sweet Paul! Enjoy reading and browsing....

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String shelving systems


For a long time now I have a BIG crush on the shelving systems from String! In 1949 Swedish architect Nils Strinning designed this 'simple' construction of powder coated steel frames on which wooden elements hang. It's timeless, very functional and makes all your books and precious things look more beautiful. {Image above is from City-furniture and below if from Elisabeth Dunker's home}


While visiting Singapore last month I finally found a shop that sells the String shelves here in Asia... it's called Style Nordic on Ann Siang Road, one of the nicest streets in Singapore by the way… of course online there is a lot to find about String shelves…vintage ones and new ones are available throughout the web...
{This image if from the beautiful blog Forever is Today}

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After many many Let's Get Personal Tours with Dutch designers, stylists and artists it's time for Bloesem to broaden it's horizon and go internationally...I have send invitations to Swedish, French, German and Canadian designers during last week and will send even more to other countries and hope to share with you a new LGP Tour every Monday. So please come back and see who is sharing their home and answers with us on Mondays... if you would like to be part of this Tour too than please shoot me an email!

Today we are visiting Stockholm...


DesignHome ChenKarlsson unRaveled :: answers by Chen-Yen Wei


S:: Swedish is...
Thoughtful, Simple but sophisticated...
We've lived in Sweden about 4 years, those are what we feel for now...


W:: walls in my home are covered with...
White paint only.


E:: entrance, when entering my home you will notice ...
A lovely bird is waiting for you.


D:: do-it-yourself projects I have done are...
Our Favourite Things lamp, Dinner Stories tablecloth...and of course, IKEA furniture as well!


I:: if I could live in a different place or home, it would be...
If it is possible, I'd like to try in other planet.

snack, my favorite Swedish snack is...
Swedish Princess Cake!


home means to me...
A place filling with love.

H:: hobby, I always make time for...
Having a cup of coffee and some cookies with magazines which can give me some good inspirations.


M:: magazines I love to read are...
Milk, Elle Decoration, Come home!(Japanese magazine)


O:: outfit, my favorite thing to wear is...
Old T-shirt and legging, feel comfortable first.


E:: enjoy, I can't live without...
Nice people, nice food, nice memories and nice dream of the future...

............Thank You Chen-Yen..............


A little while back I saw these hanging lamps somewhere on the web and was immediately intrigued by it... I got even more interested when I read that two families, one from Scandinavia and one from Asia where the designers behind the gorgeous lamps called 'Favorite Things'.


Hung-Ming Chen, Chen-Yen Wei, Tina Karlsson and Johan Karlsson meet at Konstfack University of Craft and Design in Stockholm in 2008. The first collaboration results in the joint show ”two families and dog” at Greenhouse, Stockholm Furniture fair. Two years and as many kids later the collaboration evolves into the design studio ChenKarlsson.


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Some things I liked this week...


These vintage scenic tea towel from WestandPlum...


Mamutopia from Amsterdam...


Present and Correct...


These twig pencils and more from briones+co...


A great blog with the friendliest blogroll page ever....

I'm signing off early today and WISH you a wonderful Weekend!  We are going to celebrate Mother's Day in Singapore and if you would like to see what I wished for then please click here... hope to see you back on Monday when I will start a new series from the Let's Get Personal Tour...not only Dutch designers any longer, I have invited designers from all over the world and will be sharing their homes with you in the weeks to come! Ps. for all of you who who are waiting for a response to your email I can only ask for more patience...and be in touch with you next week.

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Kitka in Japan


You remember my post from last week about the Nendo Globe ... well yesterday I visited Kitka (one of my new favorite blogs) and there it was standing on Juli and John's table.... I am so jealous...and not only because of the globe ... they went to Japan and brought back many gorgeous objects ...


But Juli and John didn't leave us empty-handed... they are sharing with us what I believe is the best tour/report about Japan that I have seen online in a long time, truly eye-candy and a big inspiration for all Japan-lovers...enjoy!


Juli and John also run the shop Mjölk in Toronto specializing in Scandinavian designs...including the beautiful tea towels from Kauniste from Finland. Unfortunately no webshop, but the online gallery is again a feast for the eye...

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Serena Mitnik-Miller

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Way too long since my last visit to Dear Ada ... one of the best blogs for finding prints and art work. Just this week Dear Ada shows us the work by Serena Mitnik-Miller, who lives and works near the ocean in San Francisco, where she helps to run the Mollusk Surf Shop Gallery and her own new venture, General Store and recenlty published together with Arkitip this book/magazine, featuring her gorgeous paintings and photography.

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