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243 posts categorized "Dutch design"

The world according to Frieda

Bloesem Living | Lab71 Frieda Mellema

Always when I see her work passing by I pause and dream ... 

Difficult to capture this in words ... so I leave you with the visuals ... perhaps you can tell us what her work does for you?  

Bloesem Living | Lab71 Frieda Mellema

Bloesem Living | Lab71 Frieda Mellema

Bloesem Living | Lab71 Frieda Mellema

Bloesem Living | Lab71 Frieda Mellema

Bloesem Living | Lab71 Frieda Mellema

Bloesem Living | Lab71 Frieda Mellema

Frieda Mellema is a well-known stylist - creator - artist from the Netherlands. Currently she is working on a book about traditional craftmenwship which will launched on 29th November during an event called Meesterlijk in Amsterdam. 

.. Lab-71
.. Lab-71 clients list

.. Previous Bloesem posts about Lab71

 

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Dutch Mountain House

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Ever thought of placing a car in your home? I haven't and I don't think I ever will but to be honest it does look kind of cool in this living room. The reason why I wanted to share this house today with you is because I love the architecture ... DeNieuweGeneratie designed an underground house somewhere in a beautiful nature reserve in the Netherlands... trying to adapt the home to its surroundings in the best way possible and not disrupting the environment to much... perhaps that's why they parked the car inside :) 

I love it , what do you think?

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BloesemLiving | Dutch Mountain House

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Amsterdam based design office DeNieuweGeneratie was founded only a couple of years ago in 2008. This undergorund house called Dutch Mountain, was their first experiment and has lead the studio to a very productive first years. 

All images by Jaap Vliegenthart and John Lewis Marshall 

.. DeNieuweGeneratie (= The New Generation)

 

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Maartje van den Noort

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We just spend our last weekend in the Netherlands after a beautiful summer and extreme nice weather... this week it is time to fly back to our 'normal' life in Asia. Always a bit sad to leave our family and friends again and knowing you will be going back to a life where you always feel a bit like a stranger but that is also the interesting and exciting part... and I am convinced that living in Singapore is best for me and my family at this point in our lives. I have said it so many times before but I do believe that SG has so much to offer and I just love the climate and sunshine ...

But let's start this week with some beautiful work by Maartje van den Noort from the Ntehrlands whom I finally met in person .... very briefly though but nice enough to get an impression of this talented lady ...

A while ago her home was featured here on Bloesem.

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.. Maartje van den Noort

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Monday's quick start: NU leather handles

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You might have seen them before but I still like them very much and thought these lovely leather handles by NU need to be shown here at Bloesem Living too. NU interieur | ontwerp is a design studio from the Netherlands ...

When these couldn't find the perfect leather handle they were looking for, for one of their interior design projects they thought designing one themselves. Handle is available in different colors and in three sizes: S, M and L. You can order the handles in their shop right here.

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All images via NU

.. Handle
.. NU interieur | ontwerp

 - NU previously on Bloesem Living -

 

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Bed and Breakfast in Amsterdam

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Often people ask me where to sleep when visiting Amsterdam ... well this might be a good place to stay: the &Klevering apartment. Right in the city centre and a very authentic and typical Dutch ambiance.

Seeing so many design accessories in this B&B is no surprise as the owners are also the founders of &Klevering, a well-known home decoration shop here in Amsterdam. A visit to Amsterdam is not complete for me with a stop-over in one of their outlets.

The kitchen below is spot on, cool with the wood and green accessories.

I love seeing my friend Jurianne Matter her pop-up poster on the wall ... 

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.. &Klevering Bed and Breakfast
.. Jurianne Matter pop-up poster
.. &Klevering

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Gispen in Amsterdam

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I am in Amsterdam! And working from our Amsterdam apartment is a true fest ... so let's start with something typical Dutch this morning ...

The Gispen chair ... most Dutch people know what I am talking about and perhaps you do too? But did you know Gispen has a whole assortment of beautiful design pieces. In fact big names like Gerrit Rietveld designed furniture for this brand. 

When I saw the images of the 2013 collection over at Studio Aandacht I thought sharing with them today is a good idea. 

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Already 3 years in a row  Ben and Tatjana are responsible for the photography and styling and they are doing an amazing job if I may say... 

I totally agree with the 'Homework' section. Nowadays many people enjoy working at home, but forget to treat themselves (like me) with a proper office chair ... I wish I could have one of these too. Must be so much more comfortable when working. 

Gispen's website and online shop is right here ...  

.. Gispen
.. Studio Aandacht 

 

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