Thursday, 30 January 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Following a trail of beautiful pictures of wooden spoons and bowls, I finally made my way to Nikole Herriott's instagram. Which then led me to Herriott Grace, the amazing product of a talented father-daughter duo. Not only are the products so beautiful and very obviously made with so much passion (I can't wrap my mind around how Nikole's dad, Lance, makes them) , but the photographs and styling by Nikole really make them irresistable!
Little did I know, Nikole is an old friend of Irene (who also loves her designs) and has been a guest on Bloesem before! Here is a post about her home and some other posts about Herriott Grace. What a small world!
.. Herriott Grace
.. Follow Nikole on instagram
.. Bloesem and Zara S. on instagram
Tuesday, 28 January 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Many of you might have seen the beautiful stackable diamond trestles I got for the new Bloesem creative space in Singapore via my instagram feed. It was a bit of a risk ordering them online and to never have seen them in real but I followed my gut and went ahead ... I could not have made a better choice!
Master&Master from Czech Republic is the place I am talking about. Michal Malasek is the designer and Master&Master gave the best customer service ever! The diamond trestles as they are called is the perfect solution for every space I love the openness and lightness they give to our new studio and shop here in Singapore.
Probably two weeks from now we will officially open the creative space. We are still styling and placing the goods. But it is a dream come true seeing all the work by my favorite artists and designers coming together so nicely.
You might wonder where the amazing photography comes from ... well I asked Frieda Mellema whether I could buy some of her work and portray it in our space, luckily she said yes! What do you think you like it too? On the table ... flowers from Jurianne Matter, vintage glass bottles and stationery and some Birds from Keecie waiting for a new owner!
Here are a few images of the trestles in our space, but Zara and I thought why not do a small round-up of some of our favorite pictures with trestle-samples.
The amazing things about trestles as they table legs are many. So how about we list them out?
1. They look absolutely amazing (duh!) and don't feel as "heavy" as thick table legs, giving the room a less cluttered feel, if you catch my drift.
2. They come in so many different styles, from minimal to rustic to suit whatever look you are going for.
3. Allows for portability. You can easily pack up the trestles and table top and shift it to wherever you'd like. Great for mobile work stations.
4. Setting up a desk with trestles can cost way less than buying an actual desk. You know the kind with drawers, and is huge, and you have to get delivered from the store by strong movers, that kind of desk.
And the list goes on and on, but the best part is that there is such a huge selection to choose from, even Ikea sells them and the cheapest ones go for just SGD10 per trestle!
Image credit: Top two images by Zara.S for Bloesem - Tressel Table co. via the design files - plantable Table (no trestles but such a fun idea :) - Simon Jones trestles TWO - Basic trestles via the Trestle Union - white trestles via stylist Kim Timmerman.
.. Frieda Mellema
In 2012 we saw the colorful interiors of Hellen van Berkel's home, today she is back, with more of her beautiful heart made prints and scarves. Though she worked for Esprit for a many years, Hellen has always made scarves, treating each design as it were a painting. Coming out with a collection biannually, Hellen believes in quality over quantity and hope that others agree with her, that it's better to buy one nice thing that lasts a long time, rather than buying many that won't stand the test of time. To create the best products, she looks for the best quality materials and production methods all around the world.
Lately, Hellen has been working on some very special scarves she made for the Rijksmuseum, that have just been released for sale!
Other than the scarves you see in her shop, Hellen also makes unique pieces for customers, like scarves made of wool embroidery on one side and silk on the other, and even pillows!
Interior images by Marjon Hoogervorst
All other images by Hellen van Berkel
.. Hellen van Berkel
.. Shop the collection
Monday, 27 January 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Present Time made me very happy with their new home and kitchen collection for the coming season. An amazing range of new things that will definitely make you smile.. tableware in pretty colors, accessories to brighten up your home office, frames in different sizes and the cutest vases & candlesticks. The new cushions stole my heart though.. triangle, aztec and dotties prints which are too good to be true! xo Christine - House of C
Sunday, 26 January 2014 by Irene Hoofs
In the image above ... Weavings by Maryanne Moodie
Beautiful spectacles over contact lenses any day!
Courtney from Babyccino's house featured on Houzz..
Don't forget our Gwelly's giveaway!
Love the color scheme of this room..
I find this Selby film for Zara so inspiring. The spaces, the fashion..
Scotch tape gets a makeover..
'love + life" what else matters and this instagram mommy understands!
Any pride and prejuice buffs out there?
Remodelista reminds us to declutter our tech before 2014 gets the better of us.
Travel with cereal magazine.
This art deco apartment looks almost like a dream.
Ride the eco-wave and recycle your kitchenware.
And there goes another week of 2014 ... So close to launching the creative space and Bloesem online store we can almost taste it! Have a great Sunday, Irene + Zara xoxo
Friday, 24 January 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Lile Sadi has all kinds of exciting home accessories. The aim of their original textiles, wallpapers, and bevy of interior products, is to bring minimalism and joy into the homes of people, and I think their products definitely do that. I love that whatever you find in their online shop is unique. What I mean is that they carry bread boards, but instead of the usual shapes, it comes in the shape of a bear. How fun is that?
Their prints are also featured in their wallpapers. The newest range is definitely something that will have us reaching for our wallets. The reoccuring bear print throughout their products is a really quirky take on animal prints, which I totally approve of for a wallpaper!
Last week we featured their Lile Sadi Petite collection on Bloesem Kids, and we totally reccommend the wallpapers for the rooms of the little ones too. A fun way to decorate the room , and that you won't look back on and think " why did mom choose that wallpaper?! What was she thinking?" We've all thought that at one point of time, whether it's about a hair cut we had as a child or our fashion sense back then.
.. Lile Sadi