Thursday, 23 January 2014 by Irene Hoofs
While whiling away my time on instagram one fine day, I came across Sarah Siroky's feed and I'm all for a feed filled with gorgeous pictures but I especially love it when a feed is like a mini diary. That to me, is what Sarah's feed looks like. It shows a little behind the scenes into her life which makes it so relatable! Still beautiful images, but with a story behind each of them.
.. Follow Sarah on instagram
.. Bloesem and Zara S. on instagram
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Recently we were approached by the wonderful Italian sisters, who founded Gwelly's, with a some what interesting and different request. They were introducing us to their world of jewelry and accessories, something different from the usual interior and crafts Bloesem has become comfortable with. But it's a new year and we should be trying out something different too! (Futhermore we love the piece they are giving away too!)
Gwelly's offers authentic Italian handcrafted pieces , and showcases the works of talented artists and designers. They help bridge the gap between these makers and people like us who are looking for beautiful and unique pieces, but would never be able to find without the inside scoop from Gwelly's. Though the sisters have settled in Australia, their collection celebrates their heritage and home, Italy.
Today's Gwelly's giveaway features this beautiful piece, the Spirale necklace, from designer, Giulia Boccafogli. With her sexy and feminine style, her fully handmade pieces aim at letting woman change their look according to their mood. After much research, Giulia currently focuses her pieces around the use of precious raw materials, such as the recovered leather used in the Spirale necklace. The tan and black combination is devine in this statement piece!
All you have to do to win is :
1) Leave a comment with your favorite item from Gwelly's.
and hopefully you are the lucky recipient of this gorgeous statement piece!
Giveaway ends 29 January 2014 and we will contact the lucky winner via email!
WINNER IS: Salome
All images by Gwelly's.
.. Giulia Boccafogli
Tuesday, 21 January 2014 by Irene Hoofs
With a palette of pale pastels and light colored wood, M.OSS design immediately caught our attention. The colors, materials and details all work towards this classic, almost old school style, which we love!
Marcel Ossendrijver is the designer behind these beautiful 100% handcrafted light fixtures.
The light fixtures Marcel creates remind us of the metal table lamps we used to see on study tables but with a fresh and fun twist on them!
The image of the lamps in the living room is from here.
Scrumptious food image from Blend&Blender.
All other images by M.OSS Design.
.. Moss Design on Facebook
.. Moss Design on Etsy
Monday, 20 January 2014 by Irene Hoofs
It is so inspiring to see such young talents and what they can come up with! In 2010, Anouk, inspired by travelling, set up Winter in Holland. Her efforts are commendable, starting her company in her own living room and now her handmade pieces are sold in shops in Amsterdam.
We love the color palette she has chosen and the detail in her work is outstanding! Futhermore because she individualing handcrafts every piece she is able to personalize everyone of them. We can really see the passion she has for her craft.
We noticed that Anouk currently has an ongoing campaign on crowdyhouse that will be going on for another 13 days. She's hoping to raise funds to invest in a larger machine so she can knit larger pieces. So if you like her pieces too, do help fund her! Supporting the campaign also means we'll get to see even more beautiful items from Winter in Holland!
.. Winter in Holland
.. Support Anouk on Crowdy House
Swedish design label House of Rym just presented their new porcelain collection. If you weren't a fan already, I promise you with these designs they will definitely win you over! Lovely teacup & saucers, coffee cups, and must have dinner plates. Pretty colors and cute names like Hypnotise mesmerise or - one of my favorite designs - Arbour harbour. The new porcelain collection will be in stock 31 of January. Enjoy! xo Christine - House of C
.... thanks Christine for the tip, we just had a look at House of Rym's site and discovered these beautiful new series of cushions and throws too ... perfect patterns and Bloesem is loving the colors!
.. House of Rym
.. House of Rym on Instagram
.. Thanks to Quick Start contributor Christine from House of C
Friday, 17 January 2014 by Irene Hoofs
I've seen many such tests floating around on the internet but recently i took this one that tells you your mental age, and I won't reveal my results but lets just say I'm glad. Not too much younger, not too old. Just right.
Congratulations Jeremiah and Jennifer, of A Merry Mishap blog, on their beautiful baby girl, Elin!
Saw this sailboat kite on a cup of jo which reminded me so much of how as a child I used every spare plastic bag I could find as a kite. I was kite-obsessed.
This very chic duotone umbrella..
You've seen Lile Sadi's home and kitchen accessories, now see Lile Sadi Petite.
This instagram calendar..
A pegboard seems to be the best moodboard and base for creativity..
A new take on the tradition red packets (or Ang Paos) for the upcoming Chinese New Year festivities..
I dont drink coffee, but i do envy my friends who do, because they get to carry these colorful cups around..
5 questions to ask before posting to social media.. interesting.
Been seeing Ferm Living SS14 collection everywhere.. It is THAT beautiful.
6 days in Mexico? Why not!
One closet Three ways...
I hope everyone has a great weekend planned, if not just have a big rest at home, you deserve it! ~ Zara S.
Thanks Zara for this week’s link list! I have had a very inspiring and exciting last week again. Working for the new studio is just magical. Seems like I have opened up to the world and collaborations / invitations and plans keep coming our way ... one thing is for sure I need two days of rest :) ! Wish you all a lovely weekend and looking forward to be seeing your around in our online world ... or even better at the studio! ~ Irene xoxo ps. the beautiful lamps above the table are by Dutch designers XandL