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Windworks furniture by Merel Karhof

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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!

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Face-to-face a new designer's profile with Jessica Nielsen

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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 ... 

 

 Previous Dutch Designer Visits

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Monday's quick start: Vases by David Derksen

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The copper lights, the most beautiful mirrors and now the Dewar glassware collection ... YEP we all agree David Derksen is a design Talent!

The Flask lamps and vases are inspired by laboratory glassware and are the outcomes from a continuing investigation into the beauty, form and manufacturing techniques found in scientific glassware by David.

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All photography and styling by Camille Cortet
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Monday's quick start: Atlas by Amba Molly

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A peaceful beginning of this new week  ... Atlas by designer Amba Molly is a visualisation between the world of crafts and industry.

Sewing and piecing together bottles and vases using only natural skin tone colors make the Atlas collection very eye-inspiring and interesting for me and I hope for you too!

Amba Molly is also part of De Intuïtiefabriek, which you might remember from this post earlier on Bloesem .  

Found via Red Magazine

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Face-to-face a new designer's profile with BuroJet

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It's going to be a good day today! My mom and stepdad are arriving today to see how we now live in Singapore and here on Bloesem I can share images of a super inspiring home with you. Two well-known Dutch designers, Jorine Oosterhoff and Egbert-Jan Lam live here with their little girl Fiep and their three cats.

Sandra had a lovely chat with them about design, what they like about their home, how they work and life in general. Marjon knew exactly how to capture this home in the best way possible and focusing of the charming characteristics of this home.

BuroJet, the label of Jorine and Egbert-Jan, are probably best known for their awesome snout cups and the beautiful laser lights. I would love to have one of those in my house. But the couple designed much more and from what I understand lot's more can be expected!

Face to face: a designer's profile with BuroJet

 

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Tuesday's quick start: Caroline Coehorst and Lenneke Wispelwey

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I hope you had a better weekend then I did... well Sunday was perfectly fine but Saturday I spend the day in bed with a terrible migraine ... meaning I couldn't go to my letterpress workshop arghhhhh ... hope soon I can try again. 

Sunday we spend almost the entire day at home trying to finnish decorating our new place. Her on my instagram feed you can see some snapshots of our new place

Yesterday my boy got sick home ... meaning another day gone for blogging and I am starting the Bloesem week today ... believe it is quite a good start. 

Dutch photographer Caroline Coehorst made some beautiful pictures in the studio of Lenneke Wispelwey ... you know my favorite Dutch ceramist

Enjoy the pictures while I am working on more posts for this week! ~irene xoxo

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