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33 posts categorized "Events"

010-020 in Milan


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

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Meet The Blogger in Stockholm


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

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On Pinterest: 'Designevents and fairs' by Make Room

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

Bloesem's Pinterest Boards

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Knots collective


It was over at Le Train Fantome's blog that I read about Knots pop up shop in London last weekend ... oh how I wish I could have stopped by .. would have been so easy to do some early Christmas shopping. But a bit more research online brought me to this link ... and voila ... all the products that I like so much are available right here

I am deeply in love with the pouches by Hermine van Dijk, but wouldn't say no to any of the cute ceramics by Mamzelle Titoo and the gorgeous handmade mobiles from Renilde de Peuter from at swim two-birds .......... [READ MORE]






Alessandra from La Casita founded Knots ... a group of 5 artists who all share Alessandra's passion for knitting, sewing, crochet, anything that involves the process of knotting. 

 ..Knots online shop

 Images via Le Train Fantome flickr, Knots and La Casita

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Design expo about The Eating Person


Marjon and Sandra visited the DesignHuis in Eindhoven a little while ago where the exhibition 'De Etende Mens' or 'The eating Person' is currently showing. The exhibition is curated by well-known food designer Marije Vogelzang and organised by Premsala.

The Eating Person is about exploring the link between people, design, food and the origins of what we eat - with topics ranging from global farming systems to the potential of laboratory-grown meat. You will find the work from international designers, photojournalists and artists including Marti GuixePeter Menzel, and Koen van Mechelen

If you are in the Netherlands this exhibition is definitely worth going to and you still have some time ... open until 13 January 2013. 

{image below: The Last Supper by Julie Green : a very interesting story about last suppers for death row prisoners.}


 De-Etende-Mens_pigs  DeEtendeMens_meat Pasta 


Sainsbury Chicken by Artúr van Balen


Voedseltje spelen by Tomm Velthuis

{more images here over the wgsn-homebuildlife blog}


*All images by Marjon Hoogervorst 
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alt. summit NY at Martha Stewart

Alt summit NewYork

Yes the image above is from one of the hallways from Martha Stewart's head-office in NY city and I was lucky to spend a morning there... not only in the hallway of course :) 

During my my visit to NY I heard about the alt.summit having a conference on a Thursday the same day as I would head back home again ... with some help from online friends and of course the very friendly Gabrielle from designmom I was able to come and visit on a very short notice. 

Alt. summit is by far the best bloggers conference in the world and is normally held during wintertime in Utah. Unfortunately I had never been to any, too far away from KL, but the stories, the blogposts and the information that comes from these summits have helped the bloggers community grow so enormously over the last couple of years. 

It was the first time for alt.summit to make a stop in NY and there was I together with Jurianne all dressed up in the morning and to be honest a bit tired after a very intense week at the NYIGF... but we wouldn't want to miss this for anything. 



The morning started with a beautiful breakfast and crafting ... I was a bit nervous knowing who else would be there ... it was the first time for me meeting any other international blogger in person. I am going to introduce to you a few ... the poeple who I have been in contact with over the last 4 years and who are truly special to me...................... [READ MORE]

First Gabrielle aka designmom and founder of alt.summit. This remarkable women in the yellow pants runs designmom, has 6 six kids, lives in France, while being from the US and founded kirtsy and alt.summit. She is just as friendly and sincere as you will read on her blog. Everyting she does is so fully comitted and there must be a lot of discipline involved if you can do all this in one life-time. 

Then Tina Roth Eisenbergh aka swiss-miss a real example for me! Wow this lady gave one hack of a speech ... I was begeistert by her straight-forwardness, her energy and the way she believes in cooperating! You should listen to what she has to say in any of this youtube movie. Besides swiss-miss, Tina organizes a monthly breakfast lecture series called CreativeMornings, runs a simple browser-based to-do app called TeuxDeux and is the founder of Tattly, a designy temporary tattoo shop. ps. Tina once gave me this 'award' ... big thing for me!


And then there she was the beautiful Rachel from Handmade Charlotte ...a kids fashion designer and a mom to five kids. We started to know each other a long time ago when she became a sponsor of BKids with her beautiful collection for kids. She designed a collection for Anthropology and nowadays she writes for big names like Disney, Babble and of course for her own wonderful blog.

Standing next to Rachel is Emily Meyer from tea collection. We also met each other via BKids as tea has been a long time sponsor of my blogs .. yeahhh!! Emily is the founder of this very famous brand in the USA and she was speaker during that day talking about the influence of social media. Unfortunately I missed the talk like I  missed the guest appaerance by miss Martha Stewart herself ... Jurianne and I had a plane to catch ... but I am ever so grateful to Gabrielle for letting us visit for a couple of hours. It was exttemely inspiring and I do hope bloggers events like these can take place in Asia too. 


Two more people I need to talk about here are the lovely Lorena Simonovich from petit collage. She is fisrt of all a very talented creative lady but also a good and wise business women. I always enjoy seeing how she has grown her label over the past couple of years. 

And last but not least I shook hands with Sweet Paul ... you know the founder and author of food magazine Sweet Paul ... I have written about him quite often here on Bloesem and was happy that we finally met. Can't wait to see his next issue, becasue I enjoyed the last issue very much... :) thanks Paul x 



... and there was I sitting next to Jurianne ... I hope I can go to another alt. summit in 2013!

about alt. summit: Combining the talents of sisters Sara Urquhart and Gabrielle Blair, joined by Kate Schoening, Alt has grown to be the premier business conference for pioneering bloggers and rookie bloggers alike. Alt is a place to connect. Connecting with peers, meeting new friends, brainstorming collaborative ideas and building relationships with brands are all important parts of Alt. These things can happen sitting across a table at dinner or can happen through an online class.

Here a link to all the images from that day by Justin Hackworth.

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