Wednesday, 1 August 2012 by Irene Hoofs
It's about time that I write about Dutch designer Foekje Fleur once more here on Bloesem. She has so many new wonderful designs since I saw her amazing porcelain plates for the first time. When I saw how young this designer is, born in 1988, i first felt very old :) but more importantly am curious to see what this talent is going to bring in the long future ahead of her...
Above a series of bottles in porcelain using molds from wasted plastic bottle that were found in Dutch river the Maas ... I think the colors are so beautiful. You can buy them online in her shop.
and these probably are the nicest Christmas ornaments I have seen in a long time... unfortunately sold out, but perhaps we might convince her selling them again this year.
Monday, 16 July 2012 by Irene Hoofs
Elke van den Berg is a Dutch Designer that is worth to keep an eye on. She recently designed four absolutely beautiful drinking jugs, that you can use for serving tea, coffee, water or lemonade. Now you could ask yourself why these jugs are so special. Well, these four jugs are not only a piece of art that you can hang in your kitchen for display no, each jug was made with a purpose and that is the drinks that you serve. Elke choose to make the jugs out of different materials based on the characteristics of the drinks as every drink has its own character...
You can check out more of Elke’s products with brilliant colour combinations at Studio Elke van den Berg. Like these ramekins called Chocolate Circus it does not only sound delicious but it also looks delicious..
If it was me I know what I would choose to hang up in my kitchen...lucky for us Elke’s products are for sale at Restorded (they collect and sell unique products like Elke's) or at Confetti webshop.
..Elke van den Berg
Tuesday, 29 May 2012 by Irene Hoofs
I have fallen deeply for these Utilitarian ceramic Vessels by B.Fiess... a little bit more about this American native on his about page ...
some places online where you can pre-oreder the vessels; Leif ; iko iko ; ship&shape ; .. I still haven't decided which color combination I like best. But just looking at the page gives me so much color inspiration. Would love to hear what you think about them?
Thanks Nina for the link!
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 by Irene Hoofs
I really like this series by Sue Tirrell at The Clay Studio - you can always find such interesting pieces at The Clay Studio, and it feels good to know that you're supporting independent artists. One of the things I like to do when I visit The Clay Studio online, is go to their shop by artist section, and that way I can take an individual look at each designer, and not feel overwhelmed by all the lovely options.
Michelle Miller is the artist behind these sweet little cupcake stands (pictured above) found at The Clay Studio, and I like the idea of displaying your cupcakes...though I'm not sure I've ever been able to keep any in the house long enough to make it to its own stand. - Sponsor Spotlight
..The Clay Studio
Wednesday, 9 May 2012 by Irene Hoofs
I had to laugh when I saw these Penguin sets. How adorable are they? There's one for olive oil, vinegar, and then two icebergs for salt and pepper. Holaria are the creators of these porcelain cuties, they try to push the limits of artistic expression through their porcelain creations, but without losing sight of its productive viabilty for large scale production.
You can purchase the penguin's, their iceberg companions, and other interesting porcelain items at Holaria online store. - Tiffany King
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 by Irene Hoofs
We've been having such gorgeous weather these past couple of weeks, that it has gotten me in the spring mood. My kitchen needs a major redo, but I can't afford that right now - so instead I like to daydream about what I'd love to put in it. Currently, anything spring like. Wind and Willow Home just opened a shop on etsy called Dipped, and it is love for me. All those gorgeous colors.
I love items being dipped, I am tempted to start dipping items in my own home to see how they would turn out. Such a simple and lovely idea.
Something more on the softer side of spring coloring, but just as inviting - the Pools Collection by Zoe Garred from Fleet. Each item is handmade in a stoneware ceramic.
I like these salt and pepper bowls by Paulova Ceramics. I think they would be a great housewarming gift, because they don't feel too style specific - just cute and fun.
Heath Ceramics even has a dinnerware set called spring, and I do love how light and neutral it is. I feel calm when I look at this set, and imagine it would be lovely sitting on some open kitchen shelving. - Tiffany King