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Coveting ceramics

Bloesem Living | Coveting Ceramics - Sneaks from Irene's article on her favourite ceramics in the latest Bloesem Gazette. Read it online, download the Bloesem E-gazette here.

Bloesem Living | Coveting Ceramics - Sneaks from Irene's article on her favourite ceramics in the latest Bloesem Gazette. Read it online, download the Bloesem E-gazette here.

If you have not heard, we recently published the second issue of the Bloesem Gazette, this time it came along with an online version - the Bloesem e-Gazette!

Here's a sneak peek to one of our favourite articles in the latest  Bloesem e-Gazette (click here to download it). Irene shares her love of ceramics with us in this article, introducing us to some of the big names in ceramics and letting us in on how she goes about collecting all the beautiful pieces we have seen both on the blogs and her instagram.

Bloesem Living | Coveting Ceramics - Sneaks from Irene's article on her favourite ceramics in the latest Bloesem Gazette. Read it online, download the Bloesem E-gazette here.

Read on: Coveting Ceramics..

// Text and pictures by Irene Hoofs

I have always been attracted to vintage ceramics. It combines all the things I like about design: prints, colours, illustrations and functionality. Not that I know much about the technique used in producing tableware, porcelain or ceramics in general. My only criteria is whether I think a particular piece is beautiful! 

The variety in vintage ceramics is overwhelming, and the jargon can be confusing. I simply use the generic name ‘ceramics’ for all items made out of clay (or similar materials, if that is even possible). My own collection of vintage ceramics started out rather modest, consisting only of a few pieces I found at flea markets and garage sales on trips back to the Netherlands. But over the past few years, these humble beginnings are indeed a thing of the past and I am proud to say that I have managed to collect (or amass one might say) some great pieces. 

Some of my new vintage finds from the Netherlands (including the ones shown here) are on sale in Bloesem Shop, if I can tempt you to drop by and have a look! Truth be told, collecting genuine vintage ceramics requires quite a bit of luck and persistence, in addition to a skilful eye. A collector-to-be must have a knack for patiently and relentlessly browsing through thrift stores in search of the holy (ceramic) grail. Ignoring raised eyebrows and funny looks while turning and examining every piece of ceramics, hoping to spot that cherished mark or logo! 

Once you start searching for ceramics it is easy to get lost, it is a collectors’ heaven for sure.

Scandinavian and Dutch pieces are my true passion, so naturally my focus has been on designs from these regions. And the images you see in this Gazette are from my Nordic collection. Vintage ceramics are great pieces to add to your home to give the decor a personal and unique touch, creating your own personal museum. One iconic piece mixed in with some more modern pieces can make a world of difference. Use beautifully illustrated ceramics as centerpieces for your table, to give a little life and character to the space. This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the world of ceramics. There are so many beautiful designs out there I just know you will have a great time looking out for the perfect ones!

Bloesem Living | Coveting Ceramics - Sneaks from Irene's article on her favourite ceramics in the latest Bloesem Gazette. Read it online, download the Bloesem E-gazette here.

Bloesem Living | Coveting Ceramics - Sneaks from Irene's article on her favourite ceramics in the latest Bloesem Gazette. Read it online, download the Bloesem E-gazette here.

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Daily Inspiration

Bloesem Living | Jurianne Matter introduces her new collection of ceramics and paper products

We could not be more impressed with Jurianne Matter's new collection. As one of our Bloesem class teachers, she spent some time in Singapore teaching us home and interior styling, these pictures just reinforce our belief that she is a pro! Everything in the collection is spot on and all with a story behind it.

We love how she designs her pieces based on memories and things she sees in her day-to-day life. The cups, she reminisces, were inspired by the times she warmed her hands with a warm cup of cocoa while watching dozens of seagulls fly in beautiful patterns. While the LookUP teatowel mimics the scene she saw looking up to the clear sky while walking through the woods, seeing the silhouettes of branches and berries. With each of her products having their own tale to tell, she reminds us to take a moment, step back and enjoy everything around us.  

With the help of her friend Valerie Delsman,  Jurianne's new collection got styled and photographed exactly the way we love to see it here at Bloesem ... I have to give a thousand compliments to this young talent and hopefully soon you will see more work from her appear on the Bloesem screen!

Bloesem Living | Jurianne Matter introduces her new collection of ceramics and paper products

Bloesem Living | Jurianne Matter introduces her new collection of ceramics and paper products

Bloesem Living | Jurianne Matter introduces her new collection of ceramics and paper products

Bloesem Living | Jurianne Matter introduces her new collection of ceramics and paper products

Bloesem Living | Jurianne Matter introduces her new collection of ceramics and paper products

Bloesem Living | Jurianne Matter introduces her new collection of ceramics and paper products

Bloesem Living | Jurianne Matter introduces her new collection of ceramics and paper products

Shop Jurianne Matter's paper products here ... the new collection tea towels and ceramics will be presented at the ShowUP trade show in Amsterdam next week or in Paris at Maison & Objet one week later.

And hopefully in the beginning of October available at our Bloesem shop and other shops throughout Europe and the Netherlands.

Styling and image credit: Valerie Delsman

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A question of eagles

Bloesem Living | Handmade ceramics from A Question of Eagles

With a unique name like ' A question of eagles ' and amazing handmade products like these... how could we have not heard about them sooner! Melissa and Jonathan makes all the beautiful items they sell in their store, which are inspired by their travels through the American landscape.

We are especially captivated by their collection of ceramic pieces. There is so much character in every individual piece and it would be a pleasure to have them around the house. Other than ceramics, A question of eagles also stocks quilts and other handmade goodness.. 

Bloesem Living | Handmade ceramics from A Question of Eagles

Bloesem Living | Handmade ceramics from A Question of Eagles

Bloesem Living | Handmade ceramics from A Question of Eagles

 

Bloesem Living | Handmade ceramics from A Question of Eagles

Bloesem Living | Handmade ceramics from A Question of Eagles

Bloesem Living | Handmade ceramics from A Question of Eagles

Bloesem Living | Handmade ceramics from A Question of Eagles

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Kellie's new collection for BB+++

Bloesem Living | Buisjes en Beugels +++

From desks to the designs you see here, we believe you guys share our love for Kellie's (aka Buisjes en Beugels +++ ) design aesthetic. Her NEW homewares are off the beaten path and truly a breath of fresh air.

Right off our recent post on chopping boards, we have to say Kellie's design is definitely out of the box. The graphic lines and shapes of the chopping boards make them pieces of kitchen art!

Kellie originally started out designing kids fashion, with her two children as her muses and little models but with her origins in product design, it was a matter of time she came back to her roots! Along with her other award winning designs (In 2009 she designed INSEKT desk, in 2011 it was ready to be launched on the international market and in 2013 it became the IMM Interior Innovation Award Winner!), Buisjes En Beugels +++ webshop also hosts a number of guests labels. 

Bloesem Living | Buisjes en Beugels +++

Bloesem Living | Buisjes en Beugels +++

Bloesem Living | Buisjes en Beugels +++

All images by Mirella Sahetapy for BB+++

 

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Some things I liked last week ...

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Normally I would post this on Friday but with the troublesome week I had last week I just wasn't able to prepare it... but I did find so many links that I still want to share them today with you ... will get us off to a good start I promise you - irene xoxo 

 - Happiness

I always enjoy seeing what Katie eats ... 

Igor's report on the DesignTrade in Copenhagen .. 

Paper napkins like these ... 

Sweets in black are kind of cool ... 

The new teapots and and tabelware from Marimekko ... 

Thought Bubbles for in your room ... 

A patchy cushion at Father Rabbit ... 

Watching Lode playing with kapla ... 

Just noticed that another thank you is in place ... 

I just love eddy & edwina ... 

 

 

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on Pinterest: 'Ceramics' by Jurianne Matter

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{1. Lucie Rie cup 2. Yumiko Iihoshi ceramics 3. Julian Stair teapot 4. Lucie Rie cup 5. Japanese ceramics 6. fringe and fettle}

What is there not too like ... my friend and I share a lot of love for ceramics and pottery ... I'm sure one day we can expect a Jurianne Matter porcelain line too. 

 

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