Monday, 21 July 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Just to prime this post we're going to just put it out there: The entire Aust & Amelung collection is fantastic! With no lack of media coverage of their designs, the dynamic duo Miriam and Sebastian come up with new products based on their interest in the way we interact with objects in our daily lives. Some examples of their want-worthy designs is the bench, floor lamp and vase. We love their out of the box thinking, their products definitely have a Wow factor.
Photo credits: Aust & Amelung
.. For more of the genius designs by Aust & Amelung
Monday, 7 July 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Thanks to the lovely Jurianne Matter for sharing the beautiful Sputnik lamps by Julie Lansom. The 26 year old designer of these glorious lamps does not just create but she also documents using film. She says she shoots her analog photography because she has "shitty memory", well, at least we get to enjoy the lovely fruits of said horrible memory.
All the lamps are unique and handmade by her in her workshop in Paris. We are utterly impressed!
.. Julie Lansom
Monday, 16 June 2014 by Irene Hoofs
In this era of us longing for true craftmanship you can only be stunned by Valentin Loellman's work ... back in 2010 I had a quick interview with him and immediately understood his designs or should I say pieces of art would conquer the world of design ... so happy to receive a newsletter from him letting me know about his upcoming solo-exhibition with Galerie Gosserez at Design Miami/Basel in June.
I just love how this German designer let us enjoy his work by adding various images of his atelier and home on his journal. I am hoping one day I will be able to buy one of his tables with stools and benches.
Happy Monday! Enjoy Valentin's world please ...
Friday, 9 May 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Yesterday the talented Melvin Ong stepped in to our Creative Space ... I remember meeting him a couple of years ago when Marjon and I were creating a Singapore city guide and we walked in at supermama's shop. Melvin was sitting there working on his insanely beautiful looking leather baskets which he was planning to show at the Milan furniture fair ... more known he is for the perfect paperweight made of concrete called ROK. And the newer version the paperweight Spintops from brass and bronze.
I am utterly thrilled and delighted that Melvin is the first young Singapore designer that offers his work in Bloesem's Creative Space ... yes we as of today sell the Rok and Spintops and I sincerely hope more designers will follow soon, because there is so much talent here in my new hometown.
Melvin is the founder of Desinere (the latin root of the word silence is desinere, meaning “stop”) and in his own words ... "Desinere approaches design through quiet reflection of relationships between items, people & experiences; to create authentic, honest objects that are refreshingly unexpected."
I will be visiting Melvin at his new studio in Tiong Bahru and talk to him about his future plans.... or the other designs I would love to carry in our collection :)
Curious already to read a bit more about Melvin ... click here for a nice interview with Melvin at Home and Decor or at designisti...
Tuesday, 1 April 2014 by Irene Hoofs
This collection of tripod tables by designer Mathew Philip Williams based in Portland are simply stunning. With the common denominator being the layered order, the tables are a mixture of colors and materials like the maple, walnut and douglas fir used for the table tops. The tables were part of a collaborative show between Jason Lee Starin and Mathew Philip Williams.
Great pieces to have in your home don't you think? One of them, or preferable all of them together!
Monday, 31 March 2014 by Irene Hoofs
We previously wrote about the beautiful Story Tiles by Marga van Oers (also one of the best selling items in the Bloesem store) and most recently Marga has created Story Wood.
The creative fun stories are now on sustainable wood. We love the tiles but who doesnt love something new! The wood panels come in several different designs and sizes to fit any space in your home. The birch wood panels are 18 mm thick and are easily installed with an integrated hanging system. No fuss, no muss that's our motto. And of course all the pieces come with the Story Wood fire stamp and their own individual flame pattern.