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Renegade Handmade Spotlight Gallery

{prints from Kate Pugsley and wall hanging from mummysam}

Have you already visited the the Renegade Handmade Spotlight Gallery? I'm always a little bit sad when I hear about a new Renegade fair that is coming to a city somewhere in the US, because I'm never able to actually go and visit and see/buy the work of all the great artists, but the Renegade Handmade blog is such a nice alternative for me to go and makes me feel as if i do visit.


The new Renegade Handmade Spotlight Gallery makes it even more interesting for me, because here i find totally new to me art pieces...at the moment you will find 'Clay Curiosities' where you can discover a treasure trove of whimsical, odd, and beautiful pieces made of clay.

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Koloni Stockholm


Via Mus and I ran into Koloni Stockholm and I was surprised that we haven't seen their great Scandinavian designs not a lot more online. I did some research and was happily surprised to see that Huset carries some of the cutting-boards and tea towels too. The bright and typical Nordic graphic designs are truly something I enjoy. When I saw the shelf-edging ribbons it reminded me of my mom doing that in our cabinets at home too. Koloni Stockholm is a co-operation graphic designer Lotta Kühlhorn and shop owner Karin Carlbark. Click here to find a list of their stockists.

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Summer Sponsor Special on Bloesem

Summer means scooping up bargains and discounts… so here’s Bloesem’s special Summer discount for sponsors :: 2-month ad run, during July and August for USD 145.-
If you would like to buy a ‘Summer special’ sponsor spot, send over your ad file, 150x150 pixels (square size) before Thursday, July 1 to this email address.
I will place your ad either the same or next day, and the invoice will be sent to you via paypal.
If you have any questions, you can of course also send me an email!
Many thanks to my existing and prospective sponsors, who make it possible for me to blog on a full-time basis. Your continued support is very much appreciated! Irene xoxo

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Let's Get Personal in Belgium with Isis Sturtewagen 28 juni


DesignHome Thé Dansant unRaveled :: answers by Isis


B:: Belgium means...: sociability and good food (think chocolate, french (belgian!)fries, beer and so on) and the combination of both.

E:: entrance, when entering my home you will notice ...: a very dreary space we call our hall, and a very ugly staircase that still has to be painted over.


L:: longing for more ... in my home.: art! a lot of the walls are still quite bare, especially in the dining room.


G:: gardening is something...: I love doing but still have to learn a lot about

I:: if I could live in a different place or home, it would be...: an old manorhouse in a lovely old city, like Ghent or Antwerp.


U:: ugliest thing in my home is...: if a kitchen counts for a 'thing' it is definitely going to be the kitchen. Luckily we are going to renovate it in August.

M:: my motto in life is...: Surround yourself with beautiful things that bring you piece and happiness. It's the most effective therapy.


H:: hobby, I always make time for...: reading, shopping, yoga, cooking and baking

M:: magazines I love to read are... (online also possible): vtwonen, 101woonideeën, elle


O:: outfit, my favorite thing to wear is...: skinny jeans and boyfriend sweaters, and oh, statement shoes with killer heels :)


E:: enjoy, I can't live without...: tea, detective series (i love the British and Swedish ones)

...................Thank You Isis...................


Mademoiselle Thé Dansant or Miss TD finds beautiful objects on her travels around the world...the things she find are send back home to her dear friends Isis and Nimue in Ghent, Belgium. Here they get a new life with special added characteristics...like the lovely creamers on top....click here for Miss TD's blog.

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some things I liked this week...


these handprinted tea towels available at Udessi...


this website selling vintage items...


these silicone spatulas from Rice available at Huset...


The new Woods screen print from Naomi Murrell...

This shop from the Netherlands, uniek-ID...

I hope you will have a very nice weekend! My parents arrived and everybody in the family is feeling a bit better...so looking forward to a new week and I hope you will come and visit Bloesem again!

Irene xoxo

ps. I totally forgot to mention about the nice giveaway this week on BloesemKids, you can win a gorgeous Canvas Print with the name of a child (your son, duaghter, niece) on it illustrated by the talented Lobke Bergevoet from Lieve...click here to read more...


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Christel Hoksbergen's Felt designs


Felt covers for chair and table legs...such a fun idea and especially nice when it has been executed in such a gorgeous way. Christel Hoksbergen is a Dutch designer/artist who makes beautiful accessories for our homes. I have shown one of her great pillows before here on Bloesem, but her collection deserves a lot more attention...


The combination of felt and her embroidery art makes this one of the nicest pillows I have seen in a long time. You can order it by sending Christel an email. If you prefer a different embroidered image on the pillow instead of the living-room above then click here and see which ones you like best...I also adore these embroidered wall-hangings from Christel Hoksberge.

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