Everytime we have new items in store, we feel it is a need and also a public service to share the goodies. Whether it's buying a gift for someone else, or for yourself (we all deserve a treat now and again.. all the time..), we try to stock the Bloesem store, both off and online with items that we ourselves would buy or think are perfect gifts for friends and family.
After our last batch of egg press cards flew off the shelf ( nice cards are hard to come by nowadays so eggpress is our go-to) we ordered a whole new batch, including cards for Halloween and these social preparedness kits. A great gift for the stationery lover, the set comes with 4 thank you cards and 4 blank cards, which they say " equals 8 opportunities to make someone's day". We couldn't agree more.
Another brand new in store is &Klevering, bringing us their beautiful dainty tea light candle holders. They come in a range of designs and can also be used as cups or even to put small plants, we put some cactuses in them and tweeted a picture. Another item from their collection are the animal wall hooks, perfect for the kids room or by the door to hang coats and bags.
Tea light Candle Holders ... and more products from our collection after the break.
2 graphic cloth table lamps from &Klevering, great sources of light that dress up your table at the same time.
If you are a regular reader of the blog, you would know that we have a love affair with Tas-ka. We already have quite a number of their items in store (it's mini Tas-ka shop in Singapore) but this time we also brought in their felt cushions which are a dream.
2 pouches in the Social Preparedness line from Eggpress. Sturdy and great for your pens and other stationery or maybe even a small notebook.
Online shopping at BLOESEM.co -
Leather, what a classic material. And like how we expressed in the title of this post, this is all about why we love leather. This amazing material isn't just beautiful, it's sturdy and wears well, so basically there's just alot of potential for it.
Recently, the Bloesem Creative Space had a little dose of leather love with the addition of these leather handles through out the store, which are great for hanging everything from plants to accessories and other beautiful products we want to display.
But we didn't want to stop there so we did a quick google search and were just shocked at how many wonderful leather DIYs there were already floating around on the interwebs! So we had to include some of our favorite after the cut.
Plus, bonus links for some products we love using this cow hide natural leather that you can get your hands on!
OR if your not the handy man treat yourselves to one of these items and be part of the leather trend
2. DIY Tutorial
and just in time for Valentine ...
These Leather Conversation Hearts are so creative! Much better than just a simple card. Gets the lovely message across while still being a usely necklace/keychain. Oh how practical!
Image Credit: Top 3 images by Bloesem
Many of you might have seen the beautiful stackable diamond trestles I got for the new Bloesem creative space in Singapore via my instagram feed. It was a bit of a risk ordering them online and to never have seen them in real but I followed my gut and went ahead ... I could not have made a better choice!
Master&Master from Czech Republic is the place I am talking about. Michal Malasek is the designer and Master&Master gave the best customer service ever! The diamond trestles as they are called is the perfect solution for every space I love the openness and lightness they give to our new studio and shop here in Singapore.
Probably two weeks from now we will officially open the creative space. We are still styling and placing the goods. But it is a dream come true seeing all the work by my favorite artists and designers coming together so nicely.
You might wonder where the amazing photography comes from ... well I asked Frieda Mellema whether I could buy some of her work and portray it in our space, luckily she said yes! What do you think you like it too? On the table ... flowers from Jurianne Matter, vintage glass bottles and stationery and some Birds from Keecie waiting for a new owner!
Here are a few images of the trestles in our space, but Zara and I thought why not do a small round-up of some of our favorite pictures with trestle-samples.
The amazing things about trestles as they table legs are many. So how about we list them out?
1. They look absolutely amazing (duh!) and don't feel as "heavy" as thick table legs, giving the room a less cluttered feel, if you catch my drift.
2. They come in so many different styles, from minimal to rustic to suit whatever look you are going for.
3. Allows for portability. You can easily pack up the trestles and table top and shift it to wherever you'd like. Great for mobile work stations.
4. Setting up a desk with trestles can cost way less than buying an actual desk. You know the kind with drawers, and is huge, and you have to get delivered from the store by strong movers, that kind of desk.
And the list goes on and on, but the best part is that there is such a huge selection to choose from, even Ikea sells them and the cheapest ones go for just SGD10 per trestle!
Image credit: Top two images by Zara.S for Bloesem - Tressel Table co. via the design files - plantable Table (no trestles but such a fun idea :) - Simon Jones trestles TWO - Basic trestles via the Trestle Union - white trestles via stylist Kim Timmerman.