Wednesday, 3 July 2013 by Irene Hoofs
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 ...
Tuesday, 2 July 2013 by Irene Hoofs
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.
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 ...
.. Studio Aandacht
Monday, 24 June 2013 by Irene Hoofs
Face to Face a designer's profile with Caroline Ellerbeck .
I truly hope you will enjoy visiting this home today as much I do. Getting the opportunity to see how artists live, how they decorate their home is I believe really inspiring. I am very grateful first of all to all the designers and today in particular Caroline Ellerbeck for opening their houses and to Sandra and Marjon the interviewer and photographer for making time to prepare and create these amazing home tours for us.
Caroline is a famous illustrator and graphic designer in the Netherlands. By starting her own publishing company recently a dream came true for Caroline ... but much more about her and her family life right here at our Designer Profile's page ... Let's us know what you think of it, we love to hear from you!
All images by Dutch phtographer Marjon Hoogervorst aka Vorstin
.. Caroline Ellerbeck
.. Caroline Ellerbeck's collection is available at BijzonderMooi
Monday, 17 June 2013 by Irene Hoofs
Raw Color did it again ... Simply perfection and it combines all the things I love .. wool , colors and translucency.
Interior designers Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe were commissioned by a Dutch bank to renew their office in Eindhoven. With the help from Daphna Laurens, Snodevormgevers and Ecological Textiles a stunning project has happened.
.. Raw Color
Tuesday, 28 May 2013 by Irene Hoofs
By setting up a small factory at the historic side of the Zaanse Schans, in the province of North Holland, Merel Karhof was able to use only WIND to make this incredible collection furniture. One sawmill for cutting the wood and another mill that ground the minerals for the paint with which she dyed wool upholstery fabric produced through her own wind-powered knitting machine. An amazing story. Last week she gave an online interview at the New York Times. I enjoyed reading it.
Now I need to know where I can buy one of these stools, the bench or just a tiny stool :) They are all very welcome in my home.
Merel Karhof is a 34-year-old Dutch designer who lives in London and studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven in NL and at the Royal College of Art in London. And it was here that she did her firsta big research about wind... the rest is history!
Monday, 27 May 2013 by Irene Hoofs
All images by Vorstin.
It is especially nice to feature a home from a designer (... graphic that is) that I have worked with a couple of times here on Bloesem and whom I really like. Her name is Jessica Nielsen and Marjon Hoogervorst en Sandra Jacobs visited her in her 80's apartment a couple of weeks ago ... see here the very inspiring result and read how she thinks about work her home and her own designs ...
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