Please meet some of our creative neighbors ... The Choo Family!
Singapore photographer Franz (who we first introduced to you here) visited their wonderful home right opposite the Bloesem Creative Space. The great thing about the Tiong Bahru estate is that we are around all these other talents, we just love the atmosphere here. It's always a delight bumping into Pern, Innika and the most adorable Eadie Bo, while we are out in the neighbourhood grabbing supplies or lunch. They are such a sweet family!
Franz and his team, Melody, Hosanna and Gil are always looking for nice houses Singapore so feel free to drop them a line if you have any sugestions.
Another edition of Lil Red Dot Folks. This is Ann and James, animal advocates living in Yishun, Singapore. Their beautiful home is inhabited by themselves along with 7 other much furrier friends, Dasher the dog, Eet and Mathy the cats, Meatball and Mac Jr. the guinea pigs, and Effie and Appie the gerbils. (How they keep their home in such tip top shape is just baffling to me.)
We love how their house is not totally minimal and empty but everything has it's place and all thir things are so beautifully arranged, especially on the shelves.
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.
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!
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...