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.
Monday, 3 February 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Stumbled upon Story Tiles by the very talented Marga van Oers, and we love it! What it basically is, is giving traditional 16th century Dutch tiles a new lease on life. Together with her business partner, Judith Brook, they have created the brand Story tiles, with their humorous collages are just most delightful and unexpected.
.. Story Tiles
Monday, 14 October 2013 by Irene Hoofs
Always when I see her work passing by I pause and dream ...
Difficult to capture this in words ... so I leave you with the visuals ... perhaps you can tell us what her work does for you?
Frieda Mellema is a well-known stylist - creator - artist from the Netherlands. Currently she is working on a book about traditional craftmenwship which will launched on 29th November during an event called Meesterlijk in Amsterdam.
.. Lab-71 clients list
.. Previous Bloesem posts about Lab71
Tuesday, 17 September 2013 by Irene Hoofs
Ever thought of placing a car in your home? I haven't and I don't think I ever will but to be honest it does look kind of cool in this living room. The reason why I wanted to share this house today with you is because I love the architecture ... DeNieuweGeneratie designed an underground house somewhere in a beautiful nature reserve in the Netherlands... trying to adapt the home to its surroundings in the best way possible and not disrupting the environment to much... perhaps that's why they parked the car inside :)
I love it , what do you think?