Wednesday, 12 March 2014 by Irene Hoofs
A house I would love to live in ... Christien Starkenburg can come over to Singapore at any time and decorate my home! Her use of color and texture in spaces is just perfect, it's really bold yet not overwhelming. Makes such a statement!
Christien is also art-director at Jan de Jong interiors ... a beautiful shop in the Netherlands and that is where I found these images. I believe christien and Claudy Jongstra another top talent from the low-lands are good friends ... I understand why they are, it truly enhances both their individual designs!
More gorgeous interiors after the cut..
Tuesday, 4 March 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Welcome to Jonna's kitchen, not exactly her's but a kitchen she designed. If you think interior architect, Jonna Klumpenaar sounds familiar, it's because we have written about her own lovely home before. You can have a quick look over here before continuing with this kitchen.
The pictures below are of a kitchen Jonna has designed for a young family from Amsterdam. Working together with her clients, she tries to achieve the perfect atmosphere within the space. To her, being an architect means not only being the creative force but also being able to understand what the client wants and translating that into a design they will appreciate.
It's alot about feeling out who you are working with and getting what they want even if they aren't able to specifically express it. A fan of bright spaces, Jonna loves the energy and peace such spaces eminate. The yellow-painted floor with olive green and white basic kitchen tiles also give the room a young and fresh feel.
Perhaps you remember Jonna her own home with the gorgeous chairs :) right here in the Bloesem archives you can read a short interview with her.
.. Jonna Klumpenaar
Monday, 17 February 2014 by Irene Hoofs
When designers face a problem, they find a way around it. That's exactly what Jody Kocken did.
Finding out she was allergic to perfume, Jody found away around this with Perfume Tools. Her series of Industrial jewelry pieces are able to attach to the openings of perfumes bottles and the tools then work as a means of holding the scent and diffusing them, all the while acting as a barrier between the sensitive skin and the actual perfume.
Though the designs were a way to solve a personal problem, they were more than that. They were an expression of herself as a designer.
We love the tough industrial look of the pieces, which contrast to the delicate nature of frangrances and the body parts you wear the pieces on or spray your perfumes on. All in all, a beautiful collection!
Monday, 3 February 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Stumbled upon Story Tiles by the very talented Marga van Oers, and we love it! What it basically is, is giving traditional 16th century Dutch tiles a new lease on life. Together with her business partner, Judith Brook, they have created the brand Story tiles, with their humorous collages are just most delightful and unexpected.
.. Story Tiles
Tuesday, 21 January 2014 by Irene Hoofs
With a palette of pale pastels and light colored wood, M.OSS design immediately caught our attention. The colors, materials and details all work towards this classic, almost old school style, which we love!
Marcel Ossendrijver is the designer behind these beautiful 100% handcrafted light fixtures.
The light fixtures Marcel creates remind us of the metal table lamps we used to see on study tables but with a fresh and fun twist on them!
The image of the lamps in the living room is from here.
Scrumptious food image from Blend&Blender.
All other images by M.OSS Design.
.. Moss Design on Facebook
.. Moss Design on Etsy
Monday, 20 January 2014 by Irene Hoofs
It is so inspiring to see such young talents and what they can come up with! In 2010, Anouk, inspired by travelling, set up Winter in Holland. Her efforts are commendable, starting her company in her own living room and now her handmade pieces are sold in shops in Amsterdam.
We love the color palette she has chosen and the detail in her work is outstanding! Futhermore because she individualing handcrafts every piece she is able to personalize everyone of them. We can really see the passion she has for her craft.
We noticed that Anouk currently has an ongoing campaign on crowdyhouse that will be going on for another 13 days. She's hoping to raise funds to invest in a larger machine so she can knit larger pieces. So if you like her pieces too, do help fund her! Supporting the campaign also means we'll get to see even more beautiful items from Winter in Holland!
.. Winter in Holland
.. Support Anouk on Crowdy House