We are loving Olivia's eye for color!
We are loving Olivia's eye for color!
We love how instagram is a community of friends, and making friends via this platform is so easy! It's great seeing a bunch of creative friends sharing their crafts and things they do during the day together, each with their own take on the moment. That's how instagram sucks away all your time, and also how I found Melissa's gorgeous feed - you find one amazing instagram account and somehow from their you are connected to that persons group of equally talented friends, and there goes 3 hours. On that note, get back to work! (after you are done reading this post :)
Sisilia is a photographer and blogger living in Los Angeles with a instagram feed that leaves us wanting more. Less chit chat more insta-oogling.
The Bloesem Team had the pleasure of having Erin (of Design for Mankind and Clementine Daily) and her family here this week for Bloesem class and we took the opportunity to ask her some questions while we had her here! Read on to find out more.. Also all the pictorial enjoyment that is about to ensue is kindly brought to you by Erin's instagram feed.
Bloesem Team // What do you feel is the biggest difference between your experience teaching in Singapore compared to elsewhere?
Erin Loechner // I was actually surprised at how small the difference between Singapore students and U.S. students are! They're proactive, interested and right on the cusp of truly tapping into the beauty of social media. It's been such a delight to witness the similarities in knowledge and passion - all the way on the other side of the world!
BT // A recent survey revealed that Singapore is one of the most socially connected countries on earth. Some free advice for Singaporean companies to effectively utilize social media for their business?
Erin's answer and more after the cut..
EL // I think the key to succeeding in social media is to remember that what's ordinary to you is often extraordinary to others. Never be afraid to share the details of your life or business, even those you feel are mundane. I promise; it's fascinating to someone out there!
My other tip is to create a social media policy for yourself or business. Outline a few key ideas and goals - what message are you trying to convey? How can you accurately reflect your brand on your various channels? Social media - in my opinion - is about informing, inspiring and engaging your loyal audience. Write down some direct avenues you plan to do this so you can help focus your energies on growth, influence and building your tribe.
BT // Name one thing you notice that you think is very unique about the social media trend in Singapore.
EL // I actually love how social media conveys the same message universally, no matter where we are: it's a window into the lives or ourselves and those around us. I see food photos on Instagram, funny GIFs on Facebook, beautiful imagery on Pinterest and news updates on Twitter.
It does seem as if Singapore locals embrace chats like QQ and Whatsapp more than in the states, which shows there's a growing trend on a desire for privacy or exclusivity among networks. This is still a developing trend in the U.S. as well - one that I'm excited to watch unfold!
BT // What is your most favourite dish that you have tried in Singapore?
EL // Definitely the hot dog and ginger carrot juice at Kith Cafe. Everything that gem serves is amazing! We've visited at least once daily. :)
This week the Jones, dynamic duo Amanda and Creelane, take over our B.Instagood here on Bloesem Living and Instagram post over on Bkids. What can we say, they are simply too creative and inspiring not to share.
Not only does Gemma make beautiful rope baskets, she is also a baker of amazing cakes, including her own wedding cake which you can see in the 3rd photography in the collage. Can you believe Gemma baked her own wedding cake? And it looks this amazing?? I love how simple and not over done it is. Her instagram gets me in the mood to go make something or paint something and just cross my fingers that it turns out as beautiful as something she made. Oh Gemma we can't wait for your rope vessel making Bloesem class!