Wednesday, 12 March 2014 by Irene Hoofs
A house I would love to live in ... Christien Starkenburg can come over to Singapore at any time and decorate my home! Her use of color and texture in spaces is just perfect, it's really bold yet not overwhelming. Makes such a statement!
Christien is also art-director at Jan de Jong interiors ... a beautiful shop in the Netherlands and that is where I found these images. I believe christien and Claudy Jongstra another top talent from the low-lands are good friends ... I understand why they are, it truly enhances both their individual designs!
More gorgeous interiors after the cut..
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Another edition of Lil Red Dot Folks. This is Ann and James, animal advocates living in Yishun, Singapore. Their beautiful home is inhabited by themselves along with 7 other much furrier friends, Dasher the dog, Eet and Mathy the cats, Meatball and Mac Jr. the guinea pigs, and Effie and Appie the gerbils. (How they keep their home in such tip top shape is just baffling to me.)
We love how their house is not totally minimal and empty but everything has it's place and all thir things are so beautifully arranged, especially on the shelves.
For more homes to be jealous of, look here and here.
.. Lil Red Dot Folks
Thursday, 6 March 2014 by Irene Hoofs
A few weeks back we met Ping & Cheryl, a very friendly couple from Malaysia while they were in Singapore. After chatting for awhile, we found out that they are the owners of the cafe LOKL in Kualar Lumpur! (Love the name of the cafe!) They are also connected to BackHome hostel (pictures below), which looks like a lovely place to stay if you are ever visiting KL.
LOKL is a neighbourhood cafe in the historic heart of KL. They serve espressos and local coffee, hot sandwiches with a local twist, and cakes and pastries. It is housed in a bright airy space with an internal courtyard that’s shared with BackHome hostel.
BackHome is an award-winning boutique backpacker’s hostel located right in the heart of Kualar Lumpur, Malaysia. Located in the historic heart of Kuala Lumpur, you’ll find some of the city’s best attractions located within a stone’s throw away. They promise that you’ll get the same tender loving care as you do back home. That means personal attention, a good night’s rest and peace of mind.
BackHome is also home to the LOKL Coffee Co., it's own in-house café that helps sets a positive vibe for your stay in Kuala Lumpur.
Credits: All pictures by Loo Jia Wen ( i know her from Malaysia too ... bought ceramics from her! )
Monday, 3 March 2014 by Irene Hoofs
You've heard us go on and on about our love for young Singaporean talent, Rebecca Toh's photography, now we are proud to introduce to you, Franz. Franz along with his team (Melody, Hosanna and Gil) are the geniuses behind Lil Red Dot Folks. Interviewing creatives in Singapore and along with taking beautiful pictures of their home.
It's always nice to see the designer or artist in their "natural environment". Plus their houses always look so great, you just get inspired to whip yours into shape. We'll be featuring some of the people and houses that have been showcased on Lil Red Dot Folks here on Bloesem, and to start the ball rolling, we have the home of architectural and interior designer, Jonathan Poh and his home in Dakota Crescent, Singapore.
Franz also has a kinda, for a lack of a better word, epic, instagram feed that you have to check out.
.. Lil Red Dot folks
Tuesday, 5 November 2013 by Irene Hoofs
Now here is a real estate agent who understands to sell his goods!
We all know it all comes down to choosing the right location when buying a property ... but making the space look as attractive as possible is a guarantee for success! I am loving the styling in each and every room Fantastic Frank lays in hands on.
Founded in Stockholm in 2010 Fantastic Frank is a traditional real estate agency with a passion for great photography and great sales. They opened another office in Mitte, Berlin in 2013 ... which city will be next? My guess London ... what about yours?
And what is left for us .. some serious snooping around in other people 's houses!
Wednesday, 2 October 2013 by Irene Hoofs
The book you saw yesterday in Veronique her apartment is by publisher Luster ... it's about cool and interesting homes in Antwerp, Belgium. I haven't read the book myself but looking at some of the pictures makes me want to order it.
It's not the first time photographer Diane Hendrikx is working for Luster. A whole series of interior books have her name on it. Glad to be able to share some inspiring pictures today with you. They give me a mad men feel ... what about you? ps. not all the images here are from the same book ... the post is perhaps more an ode to the beautiful work of Diane.