Thursday, 22 March 2012 by Irene Hoofs
It has been a little over 3 weeks now that we have launched B:Studio. The third member fot he Bloesem blog family which is all about Photography and it showcasing series of very talented photographers worldwide. The response so far is just FANTASTIC and I would like to thank you all!!
Yesterday Monique, my partner in crime posted the first real column about photography. Topic this week was: how can I stand out as a photographer? Monique who is been working the photography world for more than 15 years now runs her own agency in A.sterdam and every week she will give us some tips and ideas about the business side of photography... of course she is also very willing to answer questions you might have.. so leave a comment or send her an email.
Just a few of my favorite images so far we have shared on B:Studio:
credits: photopgraher details are to be found here at B:Studio.
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 by Irene Hoofs
I have been obsessed with enamelware for many years now, and have quite the collection. My pieces are all vintage though, and finding them is getting harder - not to mention the price has increased substantially from when I first started collecting. That is why Falcon Enamelware makes this girl's heart flutter!
My enamelware is the traditional ice white and blue rim, but Falcon has started to have some fun with this classic look by adding colors. I can't wait to see what they do next! - Tiffany King
If you would like to read a bit more about Vintage Enamel pieces just head over to this Special Read we wrote a couple of years back.
I love gadgets and this probably the best looking one I have aver seen... seems like a little magic box to me ... so what is the secret here... well this little guy is a printer!
A Little Printer that can live in your house, bringing you news, puzzles and gossip from friends. All you need is a smartphone to set up subscriptions and Little Printer will gather them together to create a timely, beautiful mini-newspaper.... how cool is that!
BergCloud from the UK is the design comapny that invented and designed the Little Printer. Here are some faq's about the launch date and how to get your hands on one of these cuties!
BERG is a design studio, working hands-on with companies to research and develop their technologies and strategy, primarily by finding opportunities in networks and physical things. More here at BERG London.
Tuesday, 20 March 2012 by Irene Hoofs
Happy Birthday to Moop, they're celebrating 5 years of making awesome handmade bags for men, women, and kids! To celebrate, Moop is offering 10% off your order - use code FIVEMOOP when checking out.
Since I know you'll be taking advantage of that discount code, might I recommend the waxed canvas bags or did you see their iPad messenger bags in brown or gray? Oh I am about to make it even harder for you to decide, you can see the entire collection of handmade bags here.
Moop has another reason to celebrate this year, they are moving into a huge studio space! You can check out there flickr stream here and keep up with the progress of Moop's latest endeavor.
Monday, 19 March 2012 by Irene Hoofs
Very nice to be the first to share with you the New Poster collection by Jurianne Matter... you know the Paper Artist from the Netherlands. Together with Sandra from online shop BijzonderMooi Bloesem is happy to host this special giveaway: a complete set, 3 pop-up posters. And more good news, not just one of you can win but three of you will be randomly choosen as winners!
What you or '3 of you' can win this week :: Set of three pop-up posters from Jurianne Matter's new collection, including the A3 Landscape poster, the A4 Fish and the A4 Tree poster.
What you have to do :: leave a comment below telling us, who your favorite Dutch designer is at BijzonderMooi and why you like his or her product so much?
This giveaway is Open for comments until Sunday 25 March 2012. Winners will be announced Tuesday 27 March and notified by email.
About the Pop-Up posters
These graphic artworks designed by Jurianne Matter appear understated……but see what happens when you take these few simple steps! Open the fish and the leaves of the trees, open the landscape and the sunshine. Choose a background colour to suit the mood of the picture. You can use one of the colours provided or perhaps something completely different. The posters are printed on traditional Rives paper (220 gsm) and then pre-cut. Each poster includes a double-sided background sheet printed in two plain colours.
..Jurianne Matter available at BijzonderMooi
..Jurianne Matter's website
..Jurianne Matter's blog
credits: all images by Jurianne Matter
Margarita Lorenzo, the designer behind London based brand chocolate creative made these fun wooden hooks and knobs and I thought they are perfect to start this new week with! I hope you have had a good weekend? I really needed some down-time after the super intense but fun and very creative week I had with Marjon Hoogervorst, shooting the cities of Kuala Lumpur and SIngapore en two houses for 4 different magazines... joehoe!! More about that when I am allowed to share pictures with you :)
Later today I will have a sublime Giveaway from you from my favorite Paper designer from the Netherlands.. so stay tuned :) ... xxirene
Perhaps I like these plain colored hooks
even better and like the image on the right is implicating, they are perfect for kids rooms too... available right here at the chocolate creative shop