Wednesday, 30 September 2015 by Irene Hoofs
Masters of visual narratives, Permanent Press Editions founders Shana and Alexa are dedicated to crafting and creating original, archival-quality photographs. Their collection includes two editions so far: Edition No. 1 brings out the beautiful quirks and imperfections of ordinary objects, while Edition No. 2 features the most exquisite pressed flowers. Although they sound totally different, the two editions go together like a charm.
Whether it's mixing and matching prints or displaying one print on it's own, we can assure you that these high quality prints will transform any space. The colours are so crisp that we used our set as a moodboard in the studio to get inspired for the projects we are working on at the moment. Not only are they gorgeous to look at, they are helping us with our creative thinking, score!
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 by Irene Hoofs
On recommendation of Anouk van der El of Make History who was in Milan for Salone del Mobile 2015, we had to check out the following designers who showcased their works at the Design Week, including Studio WM and Roberto Sironi. We also added on a few that caught our eye while we searched the internet for more news on Salone del Mobile and the exhibitors this year. Next year, we'll definitely try our best to be there and be your live update for the design event of the year!
Studio WM really caught Anouk's attention with their range of lighting in a great range of pastel colours and gradient finishing.
Studio Droog presented Construct Me, hardware with a twist.
Over at Salone Satellite, a showcase dedicated to emerging talents, was Max Lipsey with his intriguing perforated pieces.
Roberto Sironi's Cascina collection - a series of storage pots made from lombard terracota and solid beech wood. Beautiful natural texture.
Another designer that exhibited at Salone Satellite, was Antje Pesel with her Color Object series. A series of bent metal objects which come with corresponding coloured paper blocks.
Moooi reveals their newest collection which you can even view online in 360 panoramic views.
.. Salone del Mobile 2015
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 by Irene Hoofs
It's that time again.. Time for Salone del Mobile 2015 in Milan.. a time where our inboxes are full of invitations and alerts for exhibitions at the most talked about design fair. Here are 5 exhibitions that have caught our eye and of course there are plenty more notable ones that you should definitely visit if you are in Milan. We'll keep you updated with our picks.
Though this year we were not able to make it to Milan, our dear friend Anouk from Make History, is participating in Kids Design Week and we want to wish her all the best. She is even acting as our Milan correspondent and keeping us updated with plenty of images we will be sharing over at Bkids this week.
Gan rugs ; Open-source Wunderkammer ; Cotto
Bangles and Plates
Storytiles (of course we had to include some of the designers we also carry in the Bloesem shop such as Storytiles and Mae Engelgeer)
.. Salone del Mobile 2015
Monday, 2 February 2015 by Irene Hoofs
We take a break from our regularly scheduled home accessory collections for some brain food.. Daniel To and Emma Aiston set up their design studio, Daniel Emma, to express themselves through their industrial design work. I must say their work is pretty abstract just looking at the images but they do get our brains thinking and is a great start to the work week..
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