Monday, 3 March 2014 by Irene Hoofs
You've heard us go on and on about our love for young Singaporean talent, Rebecca Toh's photography, now we are proud to introduce to you, Franz. Franz along with his team (Melody, Hosanna and Gil) are the geniuses behind Lil Red Dot Folks. Interviewing creatives in Singapore and along with taking beautiful pictures of their home.
It's always nice to see the designer or artist in their "natural environment". Plus their houses always look so great, you just get inspired to whip yours into shape. We'll be featuring some of the people and houses that have been showcased on Lil Red Dot Folks here on Bloesem, and to start the ball rolling, we have the home of architectural and interior designer, Jonathan Poh and his home in Dakota Crescent, Singapore.
Franz also has a kinda, for a lack of a better word, epic, instagram feed that you have to check out.
.. Lil Red Dot folks
Friday, 6 September 2013 by Irene Hoofs
This cute little movie only shows again how super creative and talented Klaartje from Keecie really is! Together with photographer Sandy 'birds and dogs' are flying out of the bag!
The dark blue couch potato pad sleeve must be my favorite piece from their latest collecction but I still love using my 'mini me' for my business cards.
ps. would you like to see where Klaartje lives? Click here it will bring you to her gorgeous Amsterdam home.
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 by Irene Hoofs
Last week I already shared some pics of our friends' studio home in Amsterdam. Just a couple more today to give you an even better impression of how incredibly stylish XandL actually are. Ever since they started designing interiors they stayed true to their inner voices.
No easy or quick trends have ever affected their work and still their work is very modern and new - but above all genuinely timeless... This for me makes them so unique and special. You do see very subtle changes in their creations and ideas - but it's always in the details, the craftmanship and the materials they chose...
In true XandL style, they prefer their privacy and shy away from too much publicity...or any publicity at all...! Although you see their work occasionally featured in the well-known magazines they almost always only allow this "under protest"...These pictures were not taken with a hidden camera of course but after I pleaded with Xander for some time to let me shoot some images to practice my skills...:) he eventually kindly agreed as long as I did not shoot any images of him...they are too modest! While I hadn't seen Xander in many years it didn't feel like this at all which is great when you meet old friends again...seeing Xander brought back fond memories of when I started out as a (then still young...) freelance graphic designer in Amsterdam - XandL were an inspiration to me then and I am sure they will continue to be...
Wednesday, 14 August 2013 by Irene Hoofs
By now you probably know that we spend the summer in our own Amsterdam apartment, what I haven't told you yet is that last year this apartment was completely redesigned ... we took out some walls and brought in new cabinets all designed by our dear friends Xander and Leon
. Or should I say XandL
... the name of their design studio.
I am not going to show you images of our new apartment ... saving that for a bit later ... no today I am going to show you some images of the XandL work studio
and atelier in Amsterdam so you understand why we always chose working with them ...
My husband and I are very much in love with everything these two creatives make and do ... just an impression of the houses they have turned into true can be found on their website.
I was smart enough to bring my camera when we visited them for a coffee ... the images you see are from their workplace ... I didn't do any styling or preparations, no need! I just took some pics from different corners in 15 minutes to give you, the Bloesem readers an impression. I know I am lucky to share them with you because X and L normally don't like having too much attention :)
ps. Monday next week I will share even more images ... !
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, 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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