Wednesday, 21 May 2014 by Irene Hoofs
This weekend my juniors at my alma mater, National University of Singapore, will be having their Graduation show at The Plaza, National Library of Singapore. The graduating batch of students will be displaying their works, as well as some other works done by students and the department. It's scary how time flies, it feels like just last month that I was frantically running about with the rest of my classmates to get ready for our graduation show, but that was one whole year ago!
Another year, another bunch of fascinating works. If you are interested you should pop by and have a look! Alot of people have asked me over the years, " What's industrial design?" or " do you design industries?" (one of the worst) or " do you design factories?". Well this exhibition will be a great way to find out what we actually do, and no we do not design industries.. Maybe you will even find yourself inspired to design something!
Enough talk! On to the actual design part, let me share some of the works with you. A sneak peek if you will.. but of course you will head down this weekend to find out more about all the projects right?
Haikal designed Fix, a travel wallet for backpackers.
Corina and her team helps us get organized with Stitx.
Luma was a hit with all the students when Lim Kim and his team mate presented it.
For all the cycling enthusiasts, Seth's nifty invention, Transit Lock, comes in handy both as a carrier as well as a lock.
For all those pesky unwanted house guests, Min Hwee has developed Nimblyclean!
Hopefully I have wet your palette enough, all these works and much more will be showcased this weekend at the Graduation show. These kids (not literally because a kid would not have survived that many sleepless nights to get all these projects done) have put alot into their designs and I am so proud of them. Great job guys! Xo, Zara
.. NUS DID Graduation Show 2014
Tuesday, 9 July 2013 by Irene Hoofs
Instead of preparing some posts for you I went to De Kleine Fabriek yesterday ... a big trade fair for everything kids ... and it was such a pleasure meeting Frank Visser from IJM studio... not only was his booth or should I say pop / prop up shop a magical little place showcasing his beautiful colors and paints it was also very nice to be able to chat with him for a little while.
I believe it was a very smart move from the Kleine Fabriek to invite him ... he makes the creative difference at a fair like this.
Did you know that IJM has it's own Paint Collection available for you to order via this website. The site gives you a perfect guidance what color to choose by looking at the inspiration boards. My favorite is JUHU, what about you?
Frank also told me about his second book published at my favorite Belgian publisher called Luster his first 'Dutch architects and their houses' together with Morjam Bleeker was already gorgeous I am sure his second will be a spectacular feast of colors and inspiration.
Enjoy some color inspiration...
.. IJM studio
.. more IJM at Bloesem
Thursday, 18 April 2013 by Irene Hoofs
Good morning it is Femke from Femkeido and it's so nice to be here on Bloesem today. Being an Interior Designer, Milan was the
place to be again last week. I traveled to Milan to be inspired at the Salone
del Mobile for the Milan Design Week. In this guest-post for Bloesem, I will be
sharing some of my pictures I took during my visit.
According to Tom Dixon Gold is the new copper .. what do you think?
The buzz at Rosanna Orlandi was cool as always. The best place to start my trip!
I love things colour and weird things... the table setting by my favorite design duo Scholten & Baijngs for Georg at Rosanna Orlandi was exactly my piece of cake.
Great to meet Sander Mulder in person at Tom Dixon. You can see him below walking towards his new clock, TIME, to give it a polish using his own shirt.
Greens and plants we all love them so it was nice seeing some at wallpaper handmade this year.
Mirrors, many mirrors. I love mirrors, I also like the philosophy of mirrors. It is important to have a look in the mirror every now and then. To see what you’re doing and to decide whether you are taking the right steps. In the picture below a mirror at Droog 20+ and a just a random mirror in Ventura Lambrate.
Milan was again great to visit. Very interesting and inspiring over at my blog Femkeido you can read and see more impressions from my trip. ~ Femke
All images by Femke.
Tuesday, 2 April 2013 by Irene Hoofs
If you are going to the Milan Furniture Fair this year make sure you stop by 010-020 at Via Ventura 3.
Seven young design studios that have one thing in common: they call The Netherlands their home.
For Dutch people it is very clear what the numbers 010 - 020 stand for ... let me help me you a bit... area-codes! 010= Rotterdam and 020= Amsterdam ...
The yellow chair above is by studio WM and below you see pipin hallway by Phil Proctor and the third image is Woodstock by Jeroen van Leur
..010 - 020
Thursday, 24 January 2013 by Irene Hoofs
Why am I showing you images from this beautiful hotel in Stockholm ... well I was planning on going to stay there for a couple of nights in the beginning of February ... to be part of a wonderful bloggers event called Meet The Blogger.
I was even invited to be a guest speaker ... thrilled excited and very enthusiastic to go ... but some very unforeseen incidents have happened to me during the last three months which have made me decide to postpone this trip to either next year or to a new Meet The Blogger event hopefully somewhere in Asia.
Founder and wonderful lady Liselore Stuut and I have discussed my decision and she was so very kind to really understand my reasons ...
I am truly sorry and would like to apologise to all of you who where hoping to see me ...
But I am absolutely sure, you who already bought tickets will have a marvellous time. The speakers line-up is fantastic ...
Will Taylor will share his experiences with you on how Bright Bazaar became a successful blog brand. The lovely sisters Thea and Toni Neubauer from SisterMag will talk about the creative process behind their online mag. And that is not all Jeanette Lunde from the beautiful By Fryd and the Heart Home Magazine team will be guest speakers too. Kirsten Jassies from Sanoma Media will share her view on how important visual content online is.
I'm sure spending a couple of days with all these talented people will give you a boost of energy, a lot of information, new ideas and perhaps most important new friends ... real faces behind the twitter, facebook and blog accounts!
Meet the Blogger is a great initiative by Liselore Stuut. Her idea to create an European platform for international event for home-, design- and lifestyle bloggers already proved to be succesful after the first Meet the Blogger in 2011 that took place in Amsterdam. More than 120 international bloggers had a great time in the heart of Amsterdam. Stockholm will be next and in the summer of 2013 you can go to London and be part of the third Meet the Blogger. Liselore and I are talking about a possible Meet the Blogger Singapore .. so stay tuned.
Meeting, networking, inspiring, and learning are the key ingredients.
For now I wish all of you who are going (not sure if tickets are still available?) to Stockholm a wonderful time and please know that I wish things would have been different and Stockholm be closer to Kuala Lumpur :)
Have fun everybody and do keep me posted about the event! ~Irene xx
..Meet The Blogger Stockholm
..Meet the Blogger London
..Hotel Scandic Grand Central
Thursday, 11 October 2012 by Irene Hoofs
I guess most of you weren't able to visit this years Inside Design
in Amsterdam just like me (: ... so I was happy to find Make Room's pinterest board
giving me an excellent inpression of the beautiful things to see during that weekend organised by Dutch Elle decoration ...
Even more images here
at Make Room's blog