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Foundry in Singapore


Are you ready for visiting another shop with me today? This time we are going to Seah Street in Singapore. Just behind the famous Raffles Hotel and right in the arts and heritage district of Singapore. Here you will find a couple of streets with hidden gems ... like supermama, P5, the best chicken restaurant (I am forgetting the name as I am writing this post) and one of my favorite furniture shops, Foundry.

My friend Marjon Hoogervorst and I visited Foundry a while ago while making a city guide about Singapore. Just by coincidence we met the friendly owner and founder Felix. Marjon had the wonderful idea of making some extra images of one of Felix' own designs 'Loppa' a gorgeous paper lamp.

I recently bought one of the String shelving systems and will come back for other goodies.









Foundry: 3 Seah Street
Unit 01/01
Singapore 188379

All images by Marjon Hoogervorst 

.. Foundry

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Wear it : Make an Apron


 pssst... did you know Nora is sharing a great Apron pattern and tutorial over at BKids ...


.. BloesemKids craft projects 

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Get Your Kicks on ...


I know design blog readers love a good portion of eye-candy ... so that is exactly what I am planning on giving you today :) Perhaps even some ideas how to decorate your home ...

Anke Leunisse told me about her photography work and how she and Kim de Groot love shooting homes together ... many have been publishes in interior design magazines and today some impressions of Dutch homes they photographed and styled together. More work can be seen here at their blog Get Your Kicks On!

Do you have a great home, shop, hotel or product and could really use their help then just send Anke or Kim an email








All images by Anke Leunisse and styling by Kim de Groot 


 .. Get Your Kicks On

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New Imogen Heath


Hello Monday and hello friends. Hope you enjoyed your weekend? What did you do? We had birthday parties, saw some friends and I made some new necklaces for the Bloesem Wear shop. Can't believe a couple of the designs are already sold out ... and it makes me truly happy more and more people are starting to wear real Pearls again! 

Perhaps you remember this bedroom? Imogen Heath has updated her website with new fabrics, new cushions and a new online shop to make your life easier ... nice inspiration to start a new week with!






.. Imogen Heath

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Some things I liked this week...


{image from Living in a Box}

Nice to hear Living in A Box will be showing their nice pillows at Inside Design 2014

Sometimes I feel like doing this too ... 

Watercolor faces on Tape ... what else do we want?

Eva and Anne make lovely things ... 

My visit to La Fête ...

I am hoping someone will make this for me this weekend ... 

Ever thought of making Vietnamese iced coffee ...

Meeting the lovely Judith from Story Tiles ... and very happy she moved here to Singapore ... the more creative people the more fun!

And a BIG thank You to this lady from Jewels who wrote about Bloesem Wear...

Learning how to make a Peter Pan collar  ...

Seeing these tiles from Finland ... wow!

Happy for Anna See to be selling in Singapore! 

 - Time to start our weekend now ... important things to do ... like buying an office chair! I have been sitting on normal chairs for the last 7 years while working on my blogs. But I feel my body needs a good and comfortable chair. Perhaps it is the way the look that I always postponed buying one ... but time to surrender. Any tips or ideas? - Wish you a good weekend! Irene xoxo 


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Shop stop: SLA in Amsterdam

{photo credit: Teska Overbeeke }

I really noticed during our summer in Amsterdam that 'Amsterdammers' as we call our selves ... have really picked up on the Pure - Slow- and live healthy movement ... fresh markets, shops carrying organic products and now SLA. 

A restaurant serving salads, healthy snacks, juices and soup all in a beautiful surrounding

Nicemakers, Dax Roll and Joyce Urbanus designed this place and I love what they did. Perfect colors, style and ambiance ... very inviting indeed. 

Dutch people are not the best or should I say creative cooks in the world (including me!) but we do know how to make a Salad. During summer and spring and nowadasy even in winter we love to bring a very good salad to the table. 

I don't think Nina Pierson and Jop van de Graaf, founders of SLA, were having traditional Dutch salads in mind when creating SLA ... no I believe they were more intrigued and inspired by the beauty of Hortus Botanicus, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world located in centre of Amsterdam, and rooftop gardens in New York. I am very Happy people like them are bringing more Green to Amsterdam.








Address: Ceintuurbaan 149 Amsterdam

All images via Dutch photographer Teska Overbeeke 

found via Frame

.. i love SLA 


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