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Dutch Mountain House


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?


BloesemLiving | Dutch Mountain House




Amsterdam based design office DeNieuweGeneratie was founded only a couple of years ago in 2008. This undergorund house called Dutch Mountain, was their first experiment and has lead the studio to a very productive first years. 

All images by Jaap Vliegenthart and John Lewis Marshall 

.. DeNieuweGeneratie (= The New Generation)


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Spotlight: AAVA helsinki


Do you have any real art in your home? Or have you ever considered buying some but no idea where to start looking to buy? Well I might have a place for you online ...  AAVA Helsinki is new art gallery with a good concept and a clear mission: "Our sole purpose is to build bridges between artists and art-loving audiences by bringing high-quality paintings to homes and offices - at an affordable price." ... 

At the Designed By collection you can find 9 very talented artists but AAVA Helsinki is always looking for new and more designers who share their views in bringing art to a wider audience. 

To be honest my husband and I have not yet bought any art but we are getting more interested and browsing through  AAVA Helsinki helps me to better imagine what painting could do to one of our rooms too. Which painting do you like best?



.. AAVA Helsinki

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Sponsor spotlight: Chris Knight



Photographer and visual artist Chris Knight from Chicago travelled all over the world... and photographed bands like Radiohead and U2! Constantly searching for new ways to print his images on and turning them into little pieces of art. I have never seen prints on small stones before, have you? But I kinda like these little cuties ... 

The stars and stripes on wood are my favorite and will look cool in any room. 



.. Chris Knight Creations

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Hayon Studios it is!


A BIG YEAHHH for Hayon Studios and their 3 latest designs ... (you know superstar Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon, who is younger than me!)

Gardenia ... a collection of furniture and pots for the garden

The Catch chair for Danish brand & Tradition ... beautifully organically shaped and inspired by 'curves'

and 'Ro' for another Danish brand Fritz Hansen ... where 'Ro' means tranquillity in Danish. I read on the site that the name 'Ro' was chosen because it captures the point of the chair in just two letters, thus reflecting the Nordic approach and concept of beauty... nice we like that!







.. Hayon Studios

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Monday's quick start: ArtMind and Lila Ruby King


A ceramic artist and illustrator combined forces ... and see the lovely result. Mitsy Sleurs from ArtMind, who is living and working in Hasselt, Belgium and illustrator Lila Ruby King from the UK made these mugs, plates and bowls.  

I wanted to share with you my newest line of work, a collection of tableware made in collaboration with illustrator Lila Ruby King.

They named the collection Sea Level. For the imagery, they went with what they are calling a contemporary taken on Delfts blue. I really like them. 



ps. Mitsy shares many interesting tutorials on her blog about ceramics. My favorite must be 'How to apply a ceramic decal/screenprint to porcelain?



.. Art Mind

.. Lila Ruby King

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Milan 2013 a round-up


Good morning it is Femke from Femkeido and it's so nice to be here on Bloesem today. Being an Interior Designer, Milan was the place to be again last week. I traveled to Milan to be inspired at the Salone del Mobile for the Milan Design Week. In this guest-post for Bloesem, I will be sharing some of my pictures I took during my visit.

According to Tom Dixon Gold is the new copper .. what do you think?

The buzz at Rosanna Orlandi was cool as always. The best place to start my trip! 


I love things colour and weird things... the table setting by my favorite design duo Scholten & Baijngs for Georg at Rosanna Orlandi was exactly my piece of cake.

Great to meet Sander Mulder in person at Tom Dixon. You can see him below walking towards his new clock,  TIME, to give it a polish using his own shirt.

Greens and plants we all love them so it was nice seeing some at wallpaper handmade this year. 

Mirrors, many mirrors. I love mirrors, I also like the philosophy of mirrors. It is important to have a look in the mirror every now and then. To see what you’re doing and to decide whether you are taking the right steps. In the picture below a mirror at Droog 20+ and a just a random mirror in Ventura Lambrate.

Milan was again great to visit. Very interesting and inspiring over at my blog Femkeido you can read and see more impressions from my trip. ~ Femke 






All images by Femke


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